Beginners Latin Dance Course with Edgars Menikis

Course dates 

Day: Thursday

Time: 18:00-19:30

Dates: 14th September-26th October 2023  (no class on 5/10)

Level: Beginner (level 1)

6 weeks

Fee: £99 – Early Bird £89, ends 1st September


Edgars is a talented dancer and instructor with over 20 years of teaching experience in Latvia, Ireland, and London.

Starting his dance career in Latvia, he quickly became a successful Street Dancer and Choreographer for music videos and DJ shows.
Later on, Edgars also went to train in Ballroom and Latin styles, Salsa and Zouk.
He is currently involved in various dance projects around the city, including stage shows.

Above all, Edgars believes that dance should be fun and open to all. He encourages dancers to bring in their own style. “It is important to me to see smiles on my students’ faces”. That is why he constantly uses his sense of humour to help his students to feel relaxed and experience every dance routine with a positive attitude.


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 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