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Latin American

These dance forms are couples dances which are derived from Latin American countries.

They are performed in competitions, similar to Ballroom dance, and in dance clubs and festivals.

They are generally known for their fast pace and expressive rhythm.

Download a history of the Latin American Faculty. If you would like to find out more about ISTD history you can order your copy of 100 Years of Dance from our online shop.

DVDs of the 2017 Dancesport Congress are available from the ISTD shop here.

Recent Faculty Notices


NEW - Box Dance.

Lock down has been incredibly challenging for Dancesport teachers but in these trying times innovation and dynamic working processes are a must for teachers to sustain their businesses. Introducing Box Dance - a new campaign that will make sure you and your students can keep dancing in a socially distanced world. Learn more.

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The Modern Ballroom and Latin American committees have decided that the compulsory syllabus figures are no longer required to be shown in the examinations at the Gold Star and above levels. This took effect from 1st January 2016 for both Modern Ballroom and Latin American examinations. Read more.



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