At Fred Astaire Reston, we love giving Latin dance lessons in Reston. Latin dances are physical, sensual, and most importantly, fun! Over the course of our next two blog entries, we will be taking a brief look at some of our favorite Latin dances. You have probably heard of most of these dances before, but hopefully you will still learn something new.


The tango is a dance that originated in Argentina sometime in the mid-nineteenth century. It is an extremely passionate and sensuous dance, often involving a close embrace and intertwined legs, making it an excellent choice for those wanting to strengthen the bond between them and their partner.


With roots stretching back to the 16th century, the rumba is one of Cuba’s most important, influential, and recognizable cultural contributions to the world. The basic steps of rumba are easy to learn, and there is plenty of room for self-expression.


Not all Latin dance styles originated within the borders of Latin America, and salsa is a great example of this. Puerto Ricans and Cubans living in New York City innovated this unique style in the mid-1970s. Salsa has a very distinctive feel, due to the “six over eight” style patterns that are extensively employed.

Ready to stop reading about these dances and start trying them out for yourself? Contact us today to sign up for your free introductory lesson! We’d love to teach you how to dance. Stay tuned for our next blog, where we will look at three more popular Latin dances.