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One of The Dance Store's specialties is teaching beginners the in's and out's of the most popular Latin dances, and then sharing great tips and moves for those who want to expand their basic knowledge. Through our Latin dance videos & DVDs, our free online instruction, and extensive information on the music that accompanies these dances we can impart many years' worth of knowledge to you for far less than than the cost of private lessons. Below you'll find links to the many Latin dance videos, DVDs and other resources available throughout our site.


The name "salsa" correctly describes the flavor of this dance: hot! Danced correctly, there's a lot of shakin', shimmying, and hip action going on. Don't be deterred—you can learn how to achieve all of this action. More info >>
Salsa Videos & DVDsFree Salsa InstructionSalsa Music Examples


The rumba is a slow, sensuous, romantic dance with much flirtation. Many of the basic figures of the dance have a "tease and run" theme in which the lady first flirts with and then rejects her partner. More info >>
Rumba Videos & DVDsFree Rumba InstructionRumba Music Examples

Cha Cha

This is a party dance! Whereas the Rumba might have an intense expression, the interpretation of Cha Cha music should produce a happy, carefree, party-time-like dance expression. More info >>
Cha Cha Videos & DVDsFree Cha Cha InstructionCha Cha Music Examples


Merengue is a fun dance and it’s very easy to learn. The old saying is that if you can walk, you can dance the merengue. Dancing the merengue is like marching where you step left right left right left right in time to the music. More info >>
Merengue Videos & DVDsFree Merengue InstructionMerengue Music Examples


In International style Latin dancing, the Jive is one of the five Latin competition dances. It's sometimes called the International Style version of Jitterbug or East Coast Swing. More info >>
Free Jive InstructionJive Music Examples


Ballroom mambo is like a very fast version of rumba in terms of the footwork timing. "Ballroom mambo" is highly standardized with a syllabus. It one of the American style rhythm dances danced in ballroom competitions. More info >>
Free Mambo InstructionMambo Music Examples


Bachata music was born in the Dominican Republic, borrowing from the Cuban Bolero. The bachata is sometimes referred to as the "blues music of the Dominican Republic." More info >>
Bachata Videos & DVDsFree Bachata InstructionBachata Music Examples

Cuban Motion

In Latin Dancing, it’s not the moves you do but how you move that’s really important. Historically, dance classes have focused on teaching the steps, not the action. More info >>
Free Cuban Motion Instruction

If you're already a fan of our Latin dance videos & DVDs, be sure to browse the lefthand navigation for similarly produced videos for many popular ballroom dances.

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