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Cumbia dancing classes in Barcelona

Written by Maryanne Kamau

Cumbia is a native folklore sound and dance of the Caribbean Coast of Colombia which arises from the culture of the indigenous people in that region. It is very popular in other Latin American countries, each with its own variations. The dance features the back-break basic step and is danced in a circular pattern sometimes called the Columbian or Cumbia circle basic. Like most Latin dances, it is closely related to Swing (which explains why there are many common moves found in Cumbia and Swing). Learn and enjoy this dance by taking up classes in Barcelona!

Freedom Dance Escuela de Baile

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Located in the quiet area of Sant Joan Despi, the Freedom Dance Studio offers a wide range of dance classes from Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, Zumba, Hip-Hop, Ballet, and Modern Jazz to Ballroom Dances like the Foxtrot, Cumbia and the European Tango. The classes are conducted by a team of talented and well experienced instructors. They have over 800m2 of floor space dedicated to dancing. You can join the classes for Cumbia by downloading their registration form from their website. Ballroom classes which include Cumbia are taught on Fridays from 8:15 pm to 9:30 pm and Saturdays from 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm.

Address: Avenida Barcelona 22, Sant Joan Despí, Barcelona

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Sala Magma Pineda

The Magma is a large party room and restaurant located in Pineda de mar, which is approximately 50 kilometers away from Barcelona. Dance to Cha Cha Cha, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia, Swing and other Latin sounds at Magma on Saturdays from 10:30 pm to 4:00 am and Sundays from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm without having to pay any entrance fees. This venue offers an incredible opportunity to learn by practicing and also meeting other dance lovers.

Address: Carrer Mexic, 4-6, Pineda de Mar

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Escola de Ball Partenaire

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The Escola de Ball Partenaire is located in Granollers in the Province of Barcelona which is approximately 30 Kilometers away from the city of Barcelona. With over 19 years of being in operation, the school has extensive experience in teaching ballroom dancing. The dance school has 500m2 of floor space and they offer a great variety of ballroom dances such as the Rumba, Quickstep, Cumbia, Tango, Merengue and Samba, to name but a few, at different levels. For first level dancers, Cumbia classes are taught on Thursdays and Fridays from 9 pm to 10 pm and Saturdays from 8 pm to 9 pm. Advanced classes are taught on Tuesdays from 9 pm.

Address: Carrer Joan Vidal i Jumbert, 10, Granollers, Barcelona

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Maryanne Kamau

Maryanne is dreamer by day and thinker by night. She is a passionate individual, consumed by wanderlust.

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