Latin Dance Course with Rafal Lautenbach

Course dates 


Day: Thursday

Time: 19:00-20:30

Start Date: 30th March 2023

End Date: 11th May 2023

*please note there will be no class on 27/04*

Level: Beginner

6 weeks

Fee: Full Price £99 / Early bird £89.10


Rafal started dancing at 12 years old, it has always been his passion and fascination which later developed into his own professional career. It all began with a course in Latin American and Ballroom dance. For the subsequent 11 years he developed his dancing skills in Astra Dance School in North Poland, where he is originally from. The completion of his teaching qualifications ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) followed. In 2007, Rafal moved to London and quickly placed his teaching dancing skills into practice all around the city. In the UK, he has danced in a number of high-profile showcases including Strictly-style competitions and was selected to be part of the supporting cast for Cheek to Cheek, dancing alongside Strictly’s Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag. Rafal is a freelance teacher that focuses on technique and most of his students say that he has a black sense of humor.


This course is for absolute beginners regardless of their level of fitness, previous dance experience or lack of it. You may have regretted giving up as a child or are just looking to improve your posture, muscle flexibility and all-round health with one of the most disciplined forms of exercise. Classes will be relaxed and informative providing a sound knowledge of basic techniques. You will learn Latin styles such as Cha cha cha, Rumba and Jive. *Please note in this course you will be dancing in partners*

What to wear: Anything you feel comfortable in, though for shoes avoid trainers or anything with a grip. If possible wear ballroom, latin, or jazz shoes.

The course benefits:

  • Posture and placement work
  • Improve core strength
  • Reduce Stress and Improve Health
  • Improve balance and mobility
  • Footwork combinations and basic patterns
  • Improve strength, stamina and attitude
  • Improve flexibility and coordination
  • Build self-esteem and confidence
  • Exercise mind and body enhancing memory, focus and concentration