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Salsa


WHAT IS SALSA? 

Salsa is a dance for Salsa music created by Spanish-speaking people from the Caribbean. Salsa dancing mixes African and European dance influences through the music and dance fusions that are the roots of Salsa: Son, Guaguancó, Rumba, Boogaloo, Pachanga, Guaracha, Plena, Bomba. Salsa is normally a lead & follow (freestyle) partner dance, although there are other recognized forms. Today Salsa is a very modern dance that is infulenced by other up to date styles of dancing.

HOT MOVES AND CONNECTION

If you are bored with the predictable movie-then-dinner routine, you may want to consider adding some sizzle to your relationship by taking up Salsa together with your partner. Salsa is a 'partner-dance', and it is about making your partner look good, so you learn how to please your partner.

Salsa provides a means to connect with others. So if you want to widen your social circle or expand your business network, Salsa might just be for you.
Swinging hips and an eclectic mix of happy people dominate the extremely social and convivial atmosphere in Salsa clubs. Everyone is having an enjoyable time and contacts are naturally made faster than anywhere else.

SALSA DANCE MOVES

Beginner Level:
  • Basic Step variations
  • Body Movement drills
  • Open and Close Frame Rotations 
  • Rotational Basic Step
  • Right Turns for Men and Ladies
  • Cross Body Lead (Open and Close variations)
  • Open Breaks, Checks
  • Introduction to timing, counting, and rhythm
Improver Level:
  • Review of Beginner I Salsa moves with their respective variations 
  • Outside Turn
  • Inside Turn
  • Free Spin variations
  • Improved Timing
  • Hammerlocks
  • Walk Throughs
  • Around the Moon 
  • Improved Leading and Following techniques. 
Intermediate Level:
  • Review of Beginner and Improver Salsa moves with their respective variations 
  • Extensive Footwork
  • Pattern Design
  • Musicality and Flow
  • Advanced Timing
  • Left Turns
  • Half Inside Turns
  • Copas
  • U-turns
  • Arm Tosses,
  • Hammerlock advanced set ups
  • Hammerlock advanced exits 
  • Walk Backs
  • Multiple Turns
  • and more. 

LEVEL AND PRE-REQUISITES

101: Absolute Beginner and Two left feet welcome. There are no pre-requisites. This is an introduction class for the absolute beginner. No do not need to know anything about Salsa dancing.

201: To join Improver Salsa class you need to be confident with your Beginner Level steps, turns, and figures. Please do not join if you do not know how to dance. We need to keep the class at a challenging level.

SALSA MUSIC