Tracie’s Latin Club is the BEST place to learn to dance in Southampton and we can’t wait to welcome you and get you started.
If you are a nervous Absolute Beginner or a confident Advanced dancer, we have something for everyone in all of the following dance styles! Only at TLC will you get this much choice under one roof and of course the ‘TLC’ experience!
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Dancing at TLC is not just about learning steps, we have a super dance community that learn for fun, friendships, fitness, confidence, inner joy, mental wellbeing and much more.
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Below is an overview of our super class timetable at the TLC Studio. Select a style of dance which interests you, or if you don’t know which style to choose, what to wear or have other questions please see the FAQs page.
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- Ballroom & Latin (run by TLC)
- 7 – 8.45pm Absolute Beginners & Level 2 courses
- 7.50-9.30 Bronze, Silver & Gold classes
- Argentine Tango (run by TLC)
- 8-9.30pm Absolute Beginners courses, Level 2 & Level 3 classes
- Practice dancing until 11pm
- Salsa (run by Salsa Southampton)
- 7.30 – 8.45pm: Absolute Beginners, Level 2 classes
- 8.45 – 9.45pm: Level 3, Level 4/5 classes
- to start later in October Bachata (run by Salsa Southampton)
- (7.30 – 8.30pm: Advanced with Joanna & Allan)
- (8.45 – 9.45pm: Level 2 with Joanna & Allan)
- Dancing until 11pm
Party Night Classes
Many of our party nights start with a short class to get your evening off to a good start.
Salsa Caliente (monthly Fridays)
- Class: 8.30 – 9.30pm
- Social: 9.30pm – 1.00am
Our Tango parties tend not to have a class, and focus on the social dancing.
Other non-TLC Party Nights
- e.g. Cuban Social
- Sometimes include a class
- see details by the promoter
For details of all Party Nights
Argentine Tango (to distinguish it from Ballroom Tango) originated in Buenos Aires, Argentina and has many various styles to reflect the different flavours of music. There is the intensity of the traditional Tango, the playful Milonga, the lyrical Vals, the moody Modern or the cheeky Chacarera. We love teaching and dancing all styles at TLC and mainly in close embrace.
If you love Strictly and the different styles of partner dances then this is the place for you. At TLC we mainly teach the favourite Ballroom dances for a month at a time so you really connect with the music and the flavour of each dance. We teach a monthly Waltz, Quickstep and Foxtrot, plus the occasional class or fun choreography in Ballroom Tango & Viennese Waltz. The Latin section is interspersed throughout the year with Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble & Jive. We also teach different styles of American Smooth.
Bachata originated from the Dominican Republic and has evolved to have different music and styles as it has spread throughout the world. Salsa Southampton teach both the ‘Moderno’ style, which typically borrows & adapts some of the salsa style turn patterns, as well as the ‘Sensual’ style, which has beautiful fluid body movements.
Kizomba started in Angola and uses very recognisable traditional African rhythms mixed with more contemporary influences, such as R&B. The dance has evolved into a funky urban version of Tango, mainly danced in close hold, but very relaxed.
Salsa is a lively and exciting style of music and dance which typifies popular culture throughout Latin America. It is a fusion of traditional dances and music from Cuba and Puerto Rico with the jazz influence of New York. The various dance styles of Salsa typically include turn patterns with a partner. Salsa Southampton mainly focus on the ‘cross body’ style in classes, although they also offer classes in other salsa styles e.g. Cuban, Cha Cha & Pachanga, and there is a very healthy ‘Cuban Rueda’ scene in Southampton.