Vida Dance will introduce you to the fundamentals of Latin Dance.
We believe an understanding of music and timing is important to your learning. So if you are a beginner, this is the perfect place for you to start to gain the foundations for a life time of dance enjoyment.
New to Latin Dance?
Our Beginners class is a stepping stone to Salsa, one of the most popular dance styles in Brisbane and the World. Once you get started you will be hooked!
There are numerous Styles of Latin Dane and we enjoy many of them at VIDA. We have Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha Cha, Samba, and Zouk.
Styling and Advanced classes are available for more dedicated students who have mastered basic techniques. We also offer regular workshops and Social dance events.
Our classes are developed around a learning pathway to encourage solid dance techniques.
Salsa is the most popular Latin dance style, addicting dancers of all ages with its sharp turns, cool footwork and occasional sultry breaks to catch your breath. Salsa is a style that is fun to watch as well as dance. Today, Salsa is influenced by jazz, pop, rock and R&B with an infusion of congas. Come along to our salsa dance classes to discover this exciting and fun style of Latin dancing.
A beautifully romantic partner dance from the Dominican Republic, Bachata has a special place at VIDA. It is very passionate, fun and easy to learn, and its music can be often heard at Salsa events. You will be hooked as soon as you start learning this simple and sensual dance!
Cha Cha Cha
Cha Cha Cha, an offshoot of Mambo, always puts a smile on people's faces at VIDA. Originating in Cuba, today it is a stylish partner dance of its own, with grounded attitude and accented movements connected to the percussion rhythms in the music. The dance consists of three quick steps (the 'cha-cha-cha') and two slow steps. With smooth partner work interspersed with individualised footwork, Cha Cha Cha is great fun!
Cuban Salsa Rueda
Salsa Rueda is a seriously fun spectacle and experience! A Rueda can be as small as two couples, or as large as a space can hold. The couples dance in a circle executing moves called out by a leader. You will learn many easy, playful calls, such as "adios", "enchufla", or "dame". Salsa Rueda is like a game during which the couples continuously change partners, moving along the circle and dancing with everyone in the group. Rueda is danced to lively, up-beat salsa music.
West Coast Swing
West Coast Swing (WCS) is an ultra-smooth partner social dance, originating in California, USA. With its distinctive look that results from its basic extension-compression technique of partner connection, it is danced as primarily a linear dance. With a sense of fun, rhythmic footwork and freedom to improvise for both leaders and followers, WCS brings a beautiful smooth elastic look and feel. It captures a great range of music including, RnB, Blues, Soul, Soft Rock, and Pop.
Private One-on-One Latin Dance Instruction
Do you prefer the undivided attention of your instructor?
Are already signed up for a group class, but would like additional instruction to help you better understand the material?
Are you a busy professional and can’t make the time commitment of scheduled classes?
Do you have a special occasion or Wedding Day coming?
If you answer yes to any of these questions we would love to discuss a tailored Vida experience for you!
Can I join a class mid-way through a term?
To receive maximum benefit from our curriculum, it's best to start at the beginning of the course. However, you may be able to get started within week 2 of a course. If we are in the middle of a course, a private session can be organised to catch you up. During the private session we will make sure that you don't miss anything and can comfortably enter your course.
Who can I talk to about the right class for me?
The team at VIDA are happy to talk to you about your interest in VIDA dance classes. Please contact us on 3848 2001 or 0488 872 572
What should I wear?
Come along in casual clothes that you feel good in and that give you room to move. Good fitting shoes that are held securely on your foot (with little or even no heel to start) is the best way to go. No thongs! Runners are ok for 1st or 2nd class, but not ideal as you need a shoe that allows your foot to pivot comfortably.