The Mambo is one of the most vivacious of all the Latin dancing styles. It is characterized by strong hip movements, rhythmical body actions, quick footwork and unique arm wraps and turns. Read more
Bella Ballroom Dance Studio offers award-winning Latin Dance classes in Orange County, CA. Latin dancing is very popular right now! It’s a great way to get in shape, learn an exciting new skill, and re-vamp your social life. Beginners are always welcome and dance lessons may be taken with or without a partner. Please click on the various underlined links below to learn more about the exhilarating Latin Dance styles.
The Merengue is an vibrant Latin dance that is extremely popular in the United States and throughout the world. The Merengue is a fantastic dance for new dancers because it is very easy to learn! The Merengue is danced with “walking steps” with a step taken on each beat of music. While dancers typically use hip motions with this dance, the amount of hip movement varies with personal preference. This dance is considered to be in the same “family” as Salsa and is popular in the night club and social dance scenes. Read more
The Paso Doble is a theatrical Latin dance with Spanish and French origins. It is a dramatic dance that tells a story through sharp, staccato movements, striking body poses, and flamenco style footwork. Read more
The Bachata is a playful Latin dance that is typically danced at Salsa and Merengue dance clubs. This style is danced with soft hip motions, turns and side-to-side footwork. The music of Bachata is very recognizable for its predominant use of the electric guitar combined with Caribbean and Latin musical influences. Read more
The Jive is lively and fast-paced dance that is typically danced to up-beat swing or contemporary music. Read more