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KEY FEATURES

Crash Course. Quick, fun, effective! Material continues from 101 Bootcamp

Reinforce! Take your basics to the next level. Turn up the heat!

Add more flavor, learn more turns! Learn really cool and fun moves.

Challenge yourself! Learn more about musicality and connection.


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WHAT'S A CRASH COURSE?

Quick easy fun and effective course in Latin Dancing. Perfect for students that finished a 101 Bootcamp and want to pick up more turns, steps, and figures. Perfect class for anyone wanting to get some fun moves before a weekend night out. Bring a friend, spouse, or simply make it a date night. These courses are more so much fun. Give it a shot! 

Please note that foudantions knowledge is required to participate in these classes. You can get foundations by first joining a 101 Bootcamp. Learn more here.

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After the Crash Course, join our fun weekly group classes and other crash courses.


Wednesday 8:30-10pm SALSA Crash Course

posted Dec 5, 2015, 8:41 PM by Christian Franco   [ updated Sep 28, 2016, 1:45 PM ]

Weekday Class Feature
FUN SALSA TURNS AND FIGURES!
SALSA COURSE SYLLABUS

This is a 1.5 hour crash course to continue material covered in prior bootcamps. In this workshop you will learn... 
  • Review of the basic foundations (but not in detail as in a bootcamp)
  • Around the Moon
  • Inside Turn Moves
  • Titanic
  • Wrap Turns
  • Right/Left Turn Moves
  • Outside Turn Moves
  • Sombreros
  • Hammerlocks Set Ups
  • Hammerlocks Exits
  • Around the World 

Wednesday 8:30-10pm BACHATA Crash Course

posted Dec 5, 2015, 8:39 PM by Christian Franco   [ updated Jun 29, 2016, 2:07 PM ]

Weekday Class Feature
SEXY BACHATA FIGURES
BACHATA COURSE SYLLABUS

This is a 1.5 hours crash course. In this workshop you will learn... 
  • Review of the Bachata Basic Foundations
  • Basic Bachata Step in Place
  • Basic Bachata Side to Side Steps
  • Basic Right Turn
  • Basic Left Turn
  • Quarter Turns
  • Open / Close Frame Connections
  • Forward and Backwards Travel
  • Wrap Turns
  • Turns and Returns Rotations
  • Half Steps
  • Abrazala
  • Hammerlock
  • Dominican Footwork Variation
  • Cross Overs
  • Front Turns
  • Cha Cha addtions
  • Body Rolls / Dips

Wednesday 8:30-10pm KIZOMBA Crash Course

posted Dec 5, 2015, 8:26 PM by Christian Franco   [ updated Jun 29, 2016, 2:08 PM ]

ADDICTIVE KIZOMBA COMBINATIONS
KIZOMBA COURSE SYLLABUS
  • Review of the Kizomba Basic Foundations
  • Body posture, connection, and motion 
  • Leading and following technique
  • Timing
  • Basic steps in Kizomba
  • Variations of basic steps
  • Saidas (Men)
  • Saidas (Women)
  • Principles of disassociation
  • Passadas using Basic steps and Saidas
  • Tarraxinha hip movements

Wednesday 8:30-10pm CUMBIA Crash Course

posted Dec 5, 2015, 8:18 PM by Christian Franco   [ updated Jun 29, 2016, 2:08 PM ]

ENERGETIC CUMBIA TURNS
CUMBIA COURSE SYLLABUS

This is a 1.5 hour crash course. In this workshop you will learn... 
  • Review of the Cumbia Basic Foundations
  • Basic Side to Side Step
  • Basic Back Breaks
  • Basic Rotation
  • Body Movement
  • Open / Close Frame Connections
  • Ladies Double Turns
  • Men Turns
  • Basic Traveling (Tejano style)
  • Sweethearts
  • Open Breaks and Check
  • Cumbia Pull
  • Hammerlocks
  • Stomps
  • Multiple Turn Leads
  • Men Tunnel
  • Turn and Returns
  • Free Spin Turns
  • Advanced variations of Back Breaks

Wednesday 8:30-10pm MERENGUE Crash Course

posted Dec 5, 2015, 8:11 PM by Christian Franco   [ updated Jun 29, 2016, 2:09 PM ]

Weekday Class Feature
EASY TO FOLLOW MERENGUE PRETZELS
MERENGUE CRASH COURSE* SYLLABUS

Merengue is a foundation dance - an opening door if you will - to other Latin Dances such as Salsa, Bachata, and Cumbia. Merengue allows students to isolate their footwork while working on their leading and following skills. Any complicated turns and figures done in Salsa or Bachata look and feel so much easier with Merengue. This is because of it's 2-step count that is used to dance it. In this bootcamp you will learn... 
  • Basic Step
  • Basic Right Turn
  • Basic Left Turn
  • Body Movement
  • Open / Close Frame Connections
  • Ocho Turns
  • Lock Turns
  • Basic Traveling
  • Sweethearts
  • Open Breaks
  • Rainbows
  • Hammerlocks
  • Pretzels
  • Arm Tricks
  • Men Tunnel
  • Women Tunnel
  • Ducks
  • Applications to Other Latin Dances

Crash Course Workshop Details

posted Dec 5, 2015, 7:47 PM by Christian Franco   [ updated Apr 18, 2016, 4:59 PM ]

WHAT'S A CRASH COURSE?

Quick easy fun and effective course in Latin Dancing. Perfect class for anyone wanting to get some fun moves before a weekend night out. Bring a friend, spouse, or simply make it a date night. This course is more for fun than technique. Give it a shot! 

IMPORTANT DETAILS

Check-In: Arrive about 10-15 minutes prior the workshop - No Joke! Do not wait on line!
Class Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes. 15 mins of extra practice with our Latin DJ
Dance Level: Beginner to Improver
Pre-requisite: Completion of 101 Bootcamp, or prior group lesson experience, or prior private dance lesson instruction recommended.  
Payment: We accept all major credit cards as well as cash. Advanced tickets are required to join a workshop.

No Partner necessary. Please register in advance. No walk-ins. We need to balance the class between guys and ladies. 

TURN UP THE HEAT ON THE DANCE FLOOR!

Each dance workshop is a Blast - designed specially for absolute beginner and improvers level students! Perfect way to prepare yourself for intermediate and advanced moves

These workshops focus on different styles of dance and are taught by Christian Franco and Vira Salazar.

WHY SHOULD I JOIN?


Do you know your basics and wish to learn more turns?

Do want to focus on techniques that will elevate your skills to new levels?

Do you want an opportunity to train with world instructors and accomplished dancers?

Do you want insider tricks and secrets to make your dance even more graceful and stylish?

If you answer Yes to any of these questions, then these Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, and Cumbia Dance Workshops are for you!

In a nutshell... The atmosphere is friendly, ages 12 and up welcome. We will guide you from beginning to end while you learn these sexy, fun, and sociable dance moves.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?



Deal Price: $20/person or $35/couple. Save 30% when you Pre-register online or via phone.

Door Price: $30/person at the door! Cash only. No exceptions. We do not hold unpaid spots.

Note: Price changes based on schedule of workshops

All Sales are final. There are no refunds. Credit may be available towards two group lessons. Workshops can't be made up!

No Walk-Ins Please. You need to pre-register by paying online or by phone. Preregistration helps us get a good head count to get the food, to ensure even male to female ratio, and book the proper size room.


WHAT TO BRING / WEAR?


Men: Flat Shoes or slippery-bottom sneakers that have slick soles (bottoms) to turn and spin well. Collar shirt, loose comforable pants.

Ladies: Flat Shoes or slippery-bottom sneakers that have slick soles (bottoms) to turn and spin well. Comfortable (slippery - bottom) sneakers, or dance shoes. No high heels necessary for today. (unless you like pain after four hours). Comfortable loose pants, long shorts, or dark-colored tights / shorts.

AFTER THE WORKSHOP...



Join our Salsa Bachata Cumbia Kizomba local Group on Facebook! - It's FREE - So Join today! Now there is NO EXCUSE. You will get access to special tips, dance outing notifications, videos, pictures, upcoming events, and more!

You've now got tons of new friends to practice with every single week! Join the Group and invite a friend next time you come to dance with us! They will love it!

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS



Christian Franco Gutierrez (Peru).

Christian started dancing in the year 2000 with Ballroom and later transitioned to Latin in 2003 and Kizomba in 2011. He has participated in several dance national and international festivals featuring some of the best Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba artists from around the globe! His most favorite dance is Salsa and then Bachata. Lately Christian has been focusing in training in the art of Kizomba with Master Petchu (Angola). Christian's passion is teaching. He has been teaching math, biology, and physics as a Teaching Assistant since his early College years and through Graduate school. He loves to breakdown complex problem into little solvable pieces and transmitting knowledge in a fun and humorous way.

Elvira Salazar (Mexico).

Elvira, mother of 2 beautiful children, started dancing in February of 2012. She started training with Latin Dance Factory with her husband and she has fallen in love with Latin dancing ever since. What started as a hobby turned into a super fun addiction. Elvira is a teacher at heart. She enjoys learning and transmitting her knowledge to others. After 9 months of dancing and training she is now very graceful in Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba. Her following skills are sharp, responsive, and elegant. Ask her for a dance!

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