How to Dance Latin: Dancing Lessons on Video (DVD)
Learn How to Dance the Cha-Cha & Salsa With Ease!
Step-by-step dance lesson dvds that break down the hottest Latin dance steps using quick, easy drills & the latest styles for the clubs. In minutes you'll know how to dance the Latin Cha-Cha, Salsa & others thanks to videos that are much easier than you expect.
Spice up the dance floor with these HOT Latin Dance
Two beginner 'how to Latin dance' DVDs for one low price!
""In preparation for my cousin's wedding my husband and I learned how to dance the salsa along with a few fancy moves that added some flair! After following along with the DVD we felt very comfortable dancing with the salsa experts in the room."
-R. Wood, Boston, MA
How to Dance Latin: Top Rated DVDs
How to Salsa! This dance lesson video is the best way to get into a fun social dance that everyone loves! Never danced before? Join right in! Shawn & Joanna Trautman introduce the best Salsa concepts from around the world & easiest to follow methods for true lead & follow dancing!
Ballroom and Latin Dance Sampler
How to Ballroom Dance! The Ballroom & Latin Dance Lesson Sampler is a great way to learn to dance the Salsa, Foxtrot, Hustle, Tango and Cha Cha in a matter of minutes!
How to Cha-Cha! Learn to dance the Cha-Cha w/Shawn & Joanna Trautman's Cha-Cha 101. Cha-Cha is fun, easy & can be danced to Ballroom, Latin, or Country music.
Dance Lessons 101
This is the one dance lesson DVD recommended for all as it provides a great overview of 8 top dances (Swing, Salsa, Waltz, Cha-Cha, West Coast Swing, Hustle, Slow Dance, and Two Step.
Hot & Steamy Latin Dancing
Latin couples dancing is the hot and steamy subculture of the dance world. Just as the dances and subcultures vary in different parts of Latin America, so do the Latin dances vary across the globe.
On this page you'll find information on how to dance Latin that you'll want to know and understand prior to immersing yourself in the Latin club dance scene.
If you're ready to start Latin dancing now, click the image below to get started. Otherwise, keep reading and you'll learn about the best ways to start your dance lessons, what to wear to your lessons and to the clubs, the most popular Latin dances, and also some other great tips and resources on Latin dancing and instruction in general.
Learn How to Salsa & Cha-Cha with Latin Dancing Lessons that make you look fantastic on the dance floor!
Packed with Beginner Instruction on the best Latin Dances & Guided practice time to music with instructors
Learn how to dance Latin and attire for learning
There are several starting points that are recommend via DVD if you're looking to get into Latin Dancing. Learning via DVD allows you to work on the steps and timing individually prior to making large investments in lessons where you'll have to learn the same steps. When you're ready for live lessons, you'll be able to find Latin dance instruction at many ballrooms; however, once you have the hang of the basic timing and the foundational moves found in Shawn's DVDs (see product images below or Latin combo pack above), you might want to broaden your horizons.
Once you're comfortable with the basics from the Salsa & Cha-Cha videos we offer, you may want to go deeper into the truly Latin versions of the dances and dance in the subculture. In this case, you might look to find a specialized dance studio or a freelance instructor who teaches Salsa, Meringue, Bacchata, or Cha-Cha at a local Latin nightclub or even restaurant. The dress code might be dictated by where you are learning to dance and whether you will be staying out dancing to practice following your lesson. That being said, you should strive to be comfortable when learning the Latin dances; you will be getting an aerobic workout, especially with salsa. When learning, wear as comfortable of shoes as possible. Save your feet for when you go out dancing.
Where to dance and attire for going out Latin dancing
Salsa clubs are the most popular place to go out Latin dancing. Prepare yourself for a high-energy evening followed by a day of very sore feet. When Latin dancers, particularly salsa dancers, show up to party, they get down to business and go until the wee hours of the morning. Be prepared to dress to the nines in your club wear—ladies, this is the only dance subculture where strappy sandals are not only acceptable, but the norm for footwear. A few words of caution for the ladies regarding footwear: Try not to twist or break your ankles, and try to protect your toes from errant feet of other dancers. Gentlemen, dress sharply and wear polished shoes. Your clothing will most likely be dictated by your local climate and the season for both ladies and gentlemen.
Most popular Latin dances
The most popular Latin dance is the salsa. There are several types of salsa out there, some of them being “called” dances, similar to a square dance, except they are performed in a circle (no corners necessary). However, the Rumba, Tango, Meringue, Bacchata, Cha-Cha, Mambo, and Samba also fall into the Latin dance category. You might just want to give a few dances a try while you're out at a nightclub and then head to a lesson or get started with the dance below that you most want to learn:
- Salsa (the ALL-TIME classic for Latin Dancing)
- Cha-Cha (also a classic, and a dance for all occasions)
- Rumba (a nice slow dance to get started with)
- Tango (an intriguing escape from the normal couples dances)
Of special note regarding Latin Dancing Lessons
As you dive into the Latin dancing subculture, keep in mind two key descriptive terms: fun and sensual. The Latin dances are often described as the most fun and sensual of all four social dance subcultures. As with any of the dance subcultures, it is important to be sensitive to cultural differences as you get out and embark upon new communities of people - everyone is out dancing to have a good time. If you are not Latin American by birth or heritage, keep in mind that you are immersing yourself in a corner of someone else’s heritage for the evening, so be respectful of that.
Our brand new Salsa 101 is designed with the absolute beginner in mind. You’ll get the basic steps, posture tips, hand and foot positions, and even some moves to ensure your continued excitement as you wow all those who had no clue that you could dance so well.
Eventually you’ll want to start adding more moves to your arsenal. Our Latin Combo Pack is designed for just that. This set goes over the basics again, and you’ll learn great moves like the underarm turns, cross-over breaks, and more!