Latin American & Ballroom Kids

Begin: 13/9/2019
End: 27/5/2020



sep: 11, 18, 25
okt: 2, 9, 16, 23
nov: 6, 13, 20, 27
dec: 4


jan: 8, 15, 22, 29
feb: 5, 12, 19
maa: 4, 11, 18, 25
apr: 1, 22, 29
mei: 6, 13, 20, 27

đź“Ť Shoonya Dance Centre, Stapelplein 41, 9000 Gent


Latin American & Ballroom

Alex Bachata Shoonya


Alex, from Bucharest in Romania; started dancing ballroom & other latin dances in 1993 and over the years has achieved numerous awards, both national and international..


Ballroom dance is a set of partner dances, which are enjoyed both socially and competitively around the world. Because of its performance and entertainment aspects, ballroom dance is also widely enjoyed on stage, film, and television.

Ballroom dance may refer, at its widest definition, to almost any type of partner dancing as recreation. However, with the emergence of dancesport in modern times, the term has become narrower in scope and traditionally refers to the five International Standard (Slow Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Slow Fox, Quick Step) and five International Latin (Samba, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive) style dances.

In our dance classes will learn together how to  dance and enjoy these beautiful dances from the smoothness of the Slow Waltz to the crazy energy rhythm of Jive.

The structure of the classes will comprise  technique, musicality, footwork, partner work and of course lots of fun.

The style for the season September 2019 - February 2020 is Slow Waltz.

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With so many sports and recreation options available to kids these days, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. Pastimes like hockey, soccer and martial arts are known for developing well-rounded young adults, but have you or your child ever considered ballroom dance? Here are just a few of the benefits of this fun and popular activity.


Many of us dance for fun, but here’s a secret about moving to a rhythm: it’s exercise! Yep, even couch potatoes can forget they’re breaking a sweat while dancing to an inspiring tune. Regular lessons and practice take dancing and the dancer to whole new levels: improving posture, grace, flexibility, strength, stamina and range of motion. The crisp, precise movements of ballroom dance encourage proper body alignment and balance, all while providing an excellent cardio workout. Professional dancers are some of the strongest, most athletic people in the world and even NFL quarterbacks and other pro athletes include dance in their training.


Ballroom dance is a social activity! Peers of similar age and skill are taught partner-based moves in a group setting, all of which promotes socialization in children. A child who is shy can emerge from their shell as they learn to express themselves through dance. Many dancers also describe a feeling of being in their own world when they dance, which can help fear of public performance or speaking. In addition to all of these advantages, young ballroom dancers also learn trust, teamwork and co-operation.


UFC fighter, astronaut, professional dancer… What do these three people have in common? Discipline. It takes practice, study and focus to achieve such great heights and it all starts with a single step. At Elite, it’s a dance step. Mastering simple steps and fundamentals puts children on the track to success, both in dance and other parts of their lives. Regular ballroom dance lessons build discipline and respect in the student, two things that are essential in school, sport or any pursuit.


Growing up is full of challenges: kids can feel uncomfortable in their own skin or unable to express themselves. Such problems can hinge on or worsen a child’s lack of self-esteem, leaving a parent feel helpless. If that sounds familiar, why not consider enrolling your child in ballroom dance? Accomplishing a simple series of moves to music can provide immediate gratification and quickly build personal pride. Improved poise and athleticism, new friends, confidence– all boost the confidence of a ballroom dancer. Ballroom dance also provides the student with a form of expression that they might not otherwise have.

Ballroom dance will have your child taking the right steps to success.