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3 Popular Latin Dance Styles

Latin dance styles are known for their sultry steps- the passion, the fire, and the energy! When you learn Latin dance, you experience the essence of the dance form and how it invigorates your senses.
If this isn't reason enough for you to learn this fun and invigorating ballroom dance style, here are a few of the most popular types of Latin dances:


Salsa is one of the most popular dances in the world, and, a Latin dance list would be incomplete without its inclusion. Though it looks impressive to people who don’t know how to dance to this form, the salsa is actually quite basic, making it great for beginners. Music has a certain number of beats per measure. In salsa music, there are 4 beats, and, the basic salsa dance step uses 2 measures of music or 8 beats.


This dance originated in Cuba and is similar to the mambo. The ballroom cha-cha count is "two, three, chachacha", "four-and-one, two, three" or "one, two, three, cha-cha". The dance does not start on the first beat of a bar, though it can start with a transfer of weight to the lead's right.


Even though this dance form dates back more than 400 years ago, the rumba is still hitting peak popularity among dance lovers. In Rumba, the timed dance steps match evenly into four-beat bars of music. An entire Rumba basic takes two bars of music, and it is occasionally important to count “one, two, three, four, five, six seven, eight”.

Although you can learn Latin dances on your own, nothing compares to being taught by professionals who have many years of experience. If you’re interested in enrolling for Latin dance fitness, at Ceroc we teach you the different dance forms to improve your lifestyle, keep fit, meet new people, gain confidence and much more.