Rhythm / Latin dances
Social! Fun! Energetic! Salsa has it all! It is one of the most popular dances in what relates to social dancing. It’s the great blending of Latin music and dance steps with sharp spins, elaborate arm patterns and sensual hip action! Perfect for a crowded dance floor, best choice for a date night and great to meet new people
Bachata is the HIT of the moment! One of the social dances by preference from Dominican Republic. Whether sexy or romantic, energetic or smooth, quiet or spicy, this dance is very EASY and very FUN! We love Bachata and we can’t wait to teach you this wonderful dance!
The perfect PARTY DANCE! Merengue is the national dance of the Dominican Republic. It is a fun and easy, made up of simple steps. Noted for its Cuban Motion, Merengue is also characterized by its marching feel therefore more freedom is allowed in creating fun figures and animated arm movements.
The Hustle originated straight out of Brooklyn in the 1970’s. Like Swing and Foxtrot, it is a true American Dance. You can not turn on the radio without hearing hustle music. Whether it is a Disco or Pop song, the strong bass beat of the music makes it a great song to Hustle. Donna Summer, Barry White, R. Kelly, Abba and the Bee Gees are some of the most popular artist of this genre. Exciting patterns, spins, wraps and a fun interaction with your partner makes the Hustle the favorite dance to learn when dancing socially. We can’t wait for you to try it!
THE TRUE AMERICAN DANCE!
Distinguished by its bounce, back breaks and swing hip action, Swing Is fun and upbeat. There is always a rock and roll song to dance to, and we want you to be ready for it! Swing lessons will also help you develop self-confidence and body awareness. There are several types of swing dances. Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, Balboa, Shag, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, are a few. All of them are great to get in shape, have fun and learn at the same time!
SOMETIMES CALLED “THE DANCE OF LOVE”
Rumba is one of the very first dances you want to learn. Why? First, you can Rumba almost every single song that you hear on the radio, from a DJ or from a Live Band. And second, Rumba is the MOTHER Dance of most Latin Dances. You will learn timing, sense of rhythm, hip action, partnership, so much easier and faster, having then the possibility to apply everything you have learned into other dances. We are so looking forward to teaching you the basic movements.
Let’s Cha Cha!! Lively, fun, challenging, exciting sharp turns and dynamics are some of the Cha Cha characteristics. It is one of the most popular Latin dances of all and teaches you so much about rhythm changes and staccato actions. People of all ages can cha cha and it is a kind of “Let it all out” dance, hard not to move when a cha cha starts playing. You will love it!
Brazil!! Let’s Carnaval!! Samba is an upbeat, lively and powerful Latin dance. Full of happiness and exuberant moves! It is the only Latin dance that progresses around the dance floor and it is distinguished by its bounce and rolling hip action. Great Cardio dance and perfect to get in shape!
THE MOST ROMANTIC OF ALL!
Slow, smooth, gliding movements, graceful turns and dramatic arm styling. Bolero uses elements from 3 dances, CBM (Contra Body Movement) from Tango, rise and fall from Waltz, and slow Latin music and a modified version of Cuban motion from Rumba. It is considered one of the most complex and challenging dances to learn, but using M&N’s teaching method you will discover how easy and enjoyable is to learn this fantastic and beautiful dance!
Welcome to most lively, fast and fun dance of all!! Another true “American Dance”, the Jive started in the SW of the U.S.A. and ran through a variety of names such as “The Cake Walk”, “Turkey Trot”, “Bunny Hop”, Lindy Hop” and “Jitterbug”. With a big variety of movements that can be danced such as spins, kicks, underarm turns and changes of rhythm, the Jive is a definitely “YES” to try.
We are sure many of you heard this before. Strong and Powerful! One of many folk dances associated with Spanish way of life, the Paso Doble (Spanish for “Two Steps”) is from Spain and is based on the Bullfight. Were the Matador (male dancer) displays a sense of strength, passion and arrogance and the lady will portrait the use of the cape by the Matador with many dramatic movements and poses.
The Country Western Two Step was born in Houston, TX, where several dance instructors started teaching American Style dancing to country western music. This dance moves around the floor while incorporating driving and weaving movements. The dancers move smoothly across the floor while keeping their heads level and hips relaxed. This dance incorporates many intricate underarm turn variations and impact picture lines.
Who doesn’t love a great West Coast Swing?? This dance is a derivative of the Lindy Hop and the official state dance of California. Called “Sophisticated Swing” throughout the 40’s and 50’s and most often danced to Rhythm and Blues music, the WCS emphasizes the basic use of extension-compression connection and both partners should appear to be floating or gliding without any noticeable heigh change. A must do!!
Smooth / Standard dances
Is one of the most elegant and graceful of all dances! With a romantic and sometimes melancholic feel its melody will take you on a wonderful journey of grace and poise of two body weights moving as one! Perfect for a wedding dance or a romantic date night. With this dance you will develop rise and fall, sway, footwork and frame skills!
Smoothness wherever you look! Gliding steps with controlled movements and easygoing look are one of the many characteristics of this dance. Whether you dance it socially with a mild bounce or competitively with a Waltz feeling, Foxtrot is the “classic of all”.
At M&N Dance you will learn faster and achieve more no matter your skill level or age!
American or International Tango is a dramatic dance characterized by a close hold (that is more compact than the other smooth dances), a low center of gravity and an emphasis is Contra Body Movement. Am. Tango is stealthy, almost cat-like and has an unmistakable staccato feel.
The Lord of the Dances from the Ballrooms of Vienna. Viennese Waltz is characterized by its speed (almost twice as fast as Waltz), as well a rise and fall and sway (both less than Waltz). With its elegance and turns, Viennese Waltz has an air of magic about it.
The world´s fastest growing dance and M&N Dance´s specialty!
The Argentine Tango is characterized by its passion and sensuality. Since it is an improvisational dance, both in its patterning and its musicality, it is always intriguing and never the same from one partner to the next or even from one song to the next. Its seemingly complicated footwork including Ganchos (hooks), Barridas (foot drags), and Sacadas (displacements) for example, make it very interesting to watch. It is such a great Dance to learn about partnership, footwork and control! There are many styles of dancing Argentine Tango (Milonguero Style, Salon Style, Nuevo Tango, Stage Tango, etc.) and also three different dances to learn from it (Argentine Tango, Milonga and Vals). We highly recommend you try it! You won’t regret it!
Is and Argentinean dance that belongs to the Argentine Tango family. Overall, milonga is danced in a faster pace than tango which makes this dance a challenge but super fun and playful. It incorporates the same basic elements as Argentine tango but permits a greater relaxation of legs and body. Movement is normally faster, and pauses are less common.
The Argentinean Waltz. One of the most beautiful forms of Argentine Tango. A whimsical, happy, fast, smooth dance that joins the seductive and rhythmic melodies of Vals to the complicity of Tango. Tango Vals utilizes almost the same vocabulary as tango. The biggest difference perhaps being that in response to the music, the dancers often choose more turning steps and less pose than they would in a TANGO.