As well as immersing yourself in the language, taking a Spanish course in Spain and Latin America also gives you the opportunity to experience the local culture. Dance has been and continues to be an important form of expression and communication in Hispanic countries and, by adding some flamenco, sevillanas, tango or salsa lessons to your course, you will experience this first-hand!
Students who are interested in taking dance lessons must do so whilst following a Spanish language course. You can see all the schools that offer these complementary courses below. Your dance lessons will also be conducted in Spanish and, therefore, will also be of linguistic benefit to you. Dance styles offered include salsa, flamenco, tango and sevillanas.
Perhaps one of the most popular Latin dance styles, salsa’s origins lie in Afro-Cuban dances. Normally a partner dance, there are many different types of salsa, such as Cuban salsa and Dominican salsa.
Our Spanish schools which offer additional salsa lessons include:
This dance is typical to the region of Andalusia in Southern Spain and was borne out of Andalusian and Romani traditions. Flamenco is a passionate, emotionally intense dance, which is famous for the rhythmic stamping of feet.
Schools which offer flamenco lessons include:
Another dance style originating from Andalusia, sevillanas was heavily influenced by flamenco in the 19th Century and is still often mistaken for flamenco by tourists. A celebratory dance, this is often seen at festivals and is a great dance to learn so that you can join in!
Schools which offer sevillanas lessons include:
A partner dance originating in the Rio de la Plata (the border between Argentina and Uruguay) in the 19th Century. Tango is such an important style of dance that it has even been included on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists!
Schools which offer tango lessons include: