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Workshop/Course, from 30 May 2019

Latin American Dance Course with Emma Sutton

Latin American Dance Course with Emma Sutton


Welcome to this 8 week Latin dance course. We will explore each dance style and learn the fundamental steps of each. These classes are group classes, not partner classes. Besides being a great introduction to some wonderful dances, these sessions provide a fun workout to fantastic music. Everyone is welcome.

Merengue and Salsa

The official dance of the Dominican Republic, merengue is generally considered easy to learn, making it a great choice for those looking to ease their way in to Latin dancing.

Salsa is a dance and a musical style with deep Caribbean and African roots. It's very popular in almost all Latin American, and among Latino communities in the United States. In recent years, this dance has also gained popularity in Europe and in Asia.

Rumba and Mambo

The Rumba is often referred to as the "grandfather of the Latin dances." Originating in Cuba, it first came to the United States in the early 1920s. It is a slow and sensual dance.

The Mambo dance originated in Cuba as a mixture of Afro-Caribbean and Latin American cultures. The word "mambo" denotes an African origin, particularly from the Congo region.

Cha Cha cha

The Cha Cha Cha is a lively dance with African influences that developed in Cuba after World War II.


A sensual ballroom dance that originated in Buenos Aires, Argentina in the early twentieth century. Tango is danced to a repetitive style of music, with the count of the music being either 16 or 32 beats.

Week 1 & 2 - Merengue and Salsa (9th & 16th May)

Week 3 & 4 - Rumba and Mambo (23rd & 30th May)

Week 5 – Cha Cha Cha (6th June)

Week 6 – Tango (13th June)

Week 7 - Recap (20th June)

Final week 8 – Mix of all dances, free if booking for the live band at 8.15 p.m. (Wednesday 3rd July)

Supported by Leeds Inspired.
Leeds Inspired is part of the city’s cultural programme that celebrates arts events and project throughout the year, supporting high quality, accessible cultural experiences for Leeds’ residents and visitors. Founded in 2012, Leeds Inspired supports culture in the city through grants schemes, commissions and a ‘What’s On’ events website. Leeds Inspired is part of Leeds City Council.


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Dates Times
Thu 30 May 2019 19:15 to 20:45
Thu 6 Jun 2019 19:15 to 20:45
Thu 13 Jun 2019 19:15 to 20:45
Thu 20 Jun 2019 19:15 to 20:45


The weekly classes will be £5.00/£4.00 members & concessions (pay on the door). Wednesday 3rd July, class free if booking for the live band at 8.15 p.m.


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Bennett Road,



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Map reference: SE 278360  Lat: 53.82032 Long: -1.57852

By car – access is only from North Lane, end of Bennett Road and NOT Otley Road. Limited on-street parking. Two disabled parking spaces are available on site.

By bus – regular buses run from Leeds city centre to Headingley, Otley Road. Brown Line 1 and Skyline 6 both stop opposite the Original Oak public house and also at the Arndale Centre. Both are only a minutes walk from HEART.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Headingley station


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