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Dancing to raise money

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THE LET’S Do Latin community fundraiser event will be held at the Whitsunday Sailing Club, on Saturday, July 8, to raise money to build tiny homes, for the homeless in the Whitsundays.

Local dancers from Latin Madness Dance School will demonstrate a variety of Latin dances including the tango and salsa.  

One of the dancers, Carl Glyde, who is also a physiotherapist, said they loved the energy of Latin dancing.

“We started teaching back in November but relocated to Brisbane and will be flying back for the night,” he said.

 “We love the energy in the Latin dance, the connection and the community that brings dance lovers together.”

Guests will be welcome to join the dancers on the dance floor, with no experience necessary. The best dancer will win a prize!

“Salsa is a very energetic type of Latin dance that can be danced with a partner or solo,” Mr Glyde said.

“This dance can be improvised on the dance floor making it great for socialising and meeting new people to dance with.”

Mr Glyde is also happy to discuss dance classes with guests on the night, should they decide to take on the hobby after getting a taste for it.

“Everyone would love to learn after a week, but the reality is that the number of lessons required varies from person to person.  

“Some people can pick it up and progress through the levels in a few weeks whilst others need to spend more time learning the basic movements before progressing.

Mr Glyde’s lessons are one hour long. Beginners class is on Tuesdays at 7pm and the Intermediate class is on Fridays at 7.30pm.

More information, including locations of classes, will be available at the fundraising event.

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