Unfortunately, this event’s been postponed
Latin Dance: POSTPONED


Fri 17 Mar 2017, 7:00pm–11:00pm
Fri 31 Mar 2017, 7:00pm–11:00pm

Where: Ceroc Dance Studio, Level 1, 98 Princess Street, Palmerston North

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Solo: $20.00
  • Partner/each: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: h304

- 17th March: Cuban Salsa with Hannele and Joni
- 24th March: Bachata with Hannele and Joni - Cancelled
- 31st March: Kizomba with Hannele and Tawanda

Salsa and bachata:
With Cuban salsa you will learn natural body movements with vibrant, yet sensual rhythms of salsa music. Women are able to emphasise feminine body language and hip movements, whereas in men style there are more macho elements and upper body movements.

Bachata has its origin in the Dominican Republic but it has many variations all around the world. Bachata -both music and dance itself - is soft, melodic and romantic. Rather easy to learn the rhythm of bachata gives you the chance to emphasise your body language and create your own style of following or leading.

Hannele (from freezing Finland) lives currently in Palmy, spends her days studying/working with Health Sciences at Massey, instructs energetic LatinFit classes in the evenings and has a mission to find all the dance lovers in the area. Hannele started dancing in Finland 15 years ago with solo Latin classes, learned dancing with a partner few years later and has been dancing around the world since, whenever there's been a chance.

Joni is a fanatic of social dancing from Helsinki, Finland. He especially loves Cuban salsa but also dances Bachata, kizomba, cross body salsa, and many other dance styles. Since starting salsa dancing in 2013, he's been learning from great teachers in Finland, at festivals across Europe, and in Cuba and Colombia. Lately, he's most of all into rueda de casino, the most fun way to dance salsa, in a group.

Even close to Arctic Circle we have been able to enjoy beautiful Cuban and other Latin rhythms and learn to dance with the best Cuban dancers. This March we want to share our passion with You, starting from the very beginning (no dance experience needed).

Last Friday of the month would be the time for sensual African rhythms with kizomba and semba. Kizomba has its origin in Angola from where it has spread around the world being very popular in Europe, reaching all the way to Australia and New Zealand. Hannele has been learning kizomba mostly in Spain and Estonia whereas Tawanda grew up with these beautiful rhythms. When he's not flying around or studying at Massey, he will be teaching us basics in kizomba and beautiful Afro rhythms.

Each Friday we'll have the workshop from 7 to 9pm. Social dancing continues until 11pm (a chance to use your new dancing skills in practice with a relaxed environment).

Sign up before Wednesday 29th! I will reply with the payment instructions.

Email - hannelah@student.uef.fi

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