Free Dance Lessons at Waterloo Greenway

Presented in partnership with Waterloo Greenway
This event is part of the following event series: Weekly Dance at Waterloo

Location: Moody Amphitheater, 1401 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701
Date: September 12th, 2023 — October 3rd, 2023
Time: Tuesdays | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Come learn the structure, etiquette, and culture of a unique variety of Latin dances, such as Tango, Samba, and Salsa. You’ll learn about lead-follow connection, master some dance moves, and lose yourself in a mosaic of soul-stirring music. Classes are open to beginners, as well as experienced dancers.

Instructor-led classes, no partner needed, no RSVP required

Class Schedule

Tuesday, September 12 | 6:00 PM
Instructor: TBD

Bachata is a popular dance that originates in the Domincan Republic, and is now danced all around the world. It has been evolving for several decades. It is increasingly danced to faster music, adding more footwork, simple turns and rhythmic free-styling with alternation between close (romantic) and open position.

Tuesday, September 19 | 6:00 PM
Instructor: Kittie

Dancing to reggaetón with a mix of Latin styles, perreo, & some feminine flare! This will be a fun class for all to feel sassy, sexy and confident in your own body. Open to all genders and levels and gender!

Tuesday, September 26 | 6:00 PM
Samba with Live Drumming
Instructor: Special guest Gato de Salto (from Europe/Brazil)

Don’t miss this fun class with live drumming! This popular dance is known for being lively and for its energetic rhythm! great for all ages and dancing abilities. Salsa dancing has many turns, exciting footwork, and rhythmic hip movements. Originally originating in Cuba and Puerto Rico, salsa dancing has a history of being cultivated into its own style within the Latino community in New York. Salsa is a fusion of many music and dance styles from the Caribbean, including Cha cha cha, Rhumba, Mambo, Cumbia, and more.

Tuesday, October 3 | 6:00 PM
Instructor: Gustavo Simplis & Monica Caivano

Tango is a highly improvisational dance that is built in layers. Come learn the structure of tango from start to finish in a relaxed atmosphere. Students are coached in the skills of leading and following — as well as the etiquette and culture of Argentine Tango.