Latin dancing, especially salsa, has never been more popular, and this step-by-step, practical guide will give even the most hesitant of beginners the encouragement they need to learn to dance. Desperate to dance? Want to salsa with style? Want to put rhythm in your rumba? Ideal for complete beginners and keen improvers alike, "Collins need to know? Latin Dancing" is the one-stop guide to dancing with style, confidence and irresistible Latin spirit! This easy-to-use guide is essential reading for anyone who wants to learn Latin dance. There is a chapter devoted to each of the most popular Latin dances. Foot diagrams, step-by-step photographs and clear instructions will help you to master the steps and sequences. In addition, there are fascinating facts about the origins of each dance, plus a comprehensive directory of dance schools, publications, clothes and shoe suppliers and Websites. The contents include: Dress codes and dance holds; Cha cha cha; Samba; Salsa; Rumba; Merengue; Disco; Freestyle; and Directory of dance schools, publications, shops and Websites.
Lyndon Wainwright is the author of the popular Collins ballroom dancing book 'Let's Dance' and a regular contributor to Dance Today! magazine. A professional dancer and dance teacher, he has danced in every dance venue of note and performed to every major dance band, including those led by Edmundo Ros and Victor Silvester. He is the holder of many dancing awards, and has held a number of key positions in dance organisations, including Honorary Secretary to the International Dance Teachers' Association.