CRASH COURSES

SALSA | BACHATA | KIZOMBA | CUMBIA | MERENGUE | TANGO | STYLING

OUR GROUP CLASS OFFERINGS

Weekend crash courses are the best place to start learning the foudantions (101 level) and expand your techniques (pro / level-up). Don't forget that we also include group lessons in all our evening socials and parties during the weekdays.


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SALSA BEGINNER 101

Time to shake those hips! Learn the roots and foundations of the most sociable dance on earth: Salsa.

Moves that you will learn: Basic steps, Right turns, Cross Body Lead, Outside and Inside turns, Open Breaks, Checks, and more.

SALSA INTERMEDIATE / PRO

Take your Salsa to the next level! Social turns and combos to add heat to the dance floor. Not for beginners.

Moves that you will learn: Titanic, Sombrero, Walk-through, Copas, Advanced leading and following techniques, and more.

BACHATA BEGINNER 101

Learn Rumba-like dance figures and Dominican and Modern footwork: Bachata.

Moves that you will learn: Basic modern and traditional steps, Right and Left turns, Rotations, Paseala, Sweetheart and Wrap turns, Body Waves, and more.



BACHATA INTERMEDIATE / PRO

Dress up your Bachata skills with intermediate social turns in Traditional, Modern and Sensual styles of Bachata! Not for beginners.

Moves that you will learn: Advanced turn variations, Body isolations, musicality, footwork variations, and more.

CUMBIA BEGINNER 101

Learn to dance to Colombian / Mexican Rhythms! Fun, fast, energetic steps, combos, and turns in Cumbia.

Moves that you will learn: Side to Side, Cumbia Break, Cumbia Pull, In and Out Turns, Hammerlock Turns, and more

KIZOMBA BEGINNER 101

Learn this beautiful Angolan dance where connection and feeling between partners and music are key elements of artistic interpretation.

Moves that you will learn: Basic steps variations, Embrace connection, Passadas, Pivots, Saidas, Timing techniques, Tarraxinha, and more.

ARGENTINE TANGO

Learn the structure of this beautiful, elegant, and sensual dance: Argentine Tango with guest instructors Mauro and Georgina!

Moves that you will learn: Fundamentals, posture, embrace, feet positions, musicality, connection, navigation, social figures/combinations, decorations, and the etiquette of milongas (social dancing).

BRAZILIAN ZOUK

Learn the beautiful, elegant, and sensual Brazilian Zouk! Guest instructors Elena and Benjamin will walk you through the fundamentals, turn variations, connection and body movement.

Moves that you will learn: Basic, Openings, Lateral, Isolation, Body rolls, free spins and more!

LADY STYLING & ROUTINES

Ladies! Learn how to move your body and style in Salsa! We'l show you how to decorate your footwork, turns, and presence on the dance floor.

Techniques that you will learn: Body posture, Arm, hand and leg Styling, Timing, Footwork routines, Following tips, and Body control and isolation.

HOW TO FOLLOW & TURN

Ladies! Learn the footwork required to master different Salsa turns on the dance floor. We will demonstrate, break down, and show you to applications of each Salsa turn.

Techniques that you will learn: Right Turn, Left turn, Cross Body Lead, Outside turn, Inside turn, Hammerlock turns, Titanic turns, Walk through, Walk around, Double spins, Copas and more!

MERENGUE

Merengue is a gateway to learning other forms of Latin dancing. Learn to lead / follow different turns, pretzels, and combinations that can later be translated into Salsa, Cumbia, and Bachata.

Moves that you will learn: Basic steps and turns, Hammerlocks, Sweethearts, Walk-arounds, Double turns, Fun Pretzels, and more.

DIPS & TRICKS

Learn to perform jaw dropping dance moves on the dance floor! Learn several dip variations and some tricks to spice up your Salsa or Bachata. Amaze your partner and the crowd.

Moves that you will learn: Aqua dip, Leaning Tower, Tower Fall, Neck Drop, Window Break, Arm Illusions and more!

WHAT ARE CRASH COURSES

READY TO DANCE?

Crash courses are quick, easy, fun and effective courses in Latin Dancing. The Beginner 101 courses are perfect for brand new students that want to pick up the foundations, turns, steps, and figures in Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba and more. Intermedaite / Pro courses are challenging next-level classes for anyone wanting to get more turns and moves before a night out of dancing.

WHO CAN JOIN?

Bring a friend, spouse, or simply make it a date night. We welcome singles, couples, newbies. No partner needed. No dance experience required. These courses are more so much fun. Give it a shot!

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN?

✓ You get to meet different people.

✓ You get to learn how to dance, turn, and look confident on the dance floor!

✓ You feel welcome (you see all kinds of people in the group classes)!

✓ You get to do some exercise!

✓ You get to listen and dance to awesome music!

✓ You get to expand your dance knowledge and techniques.

✓ We offer you professional instruction, fun, easy to follow dance moves (101 level) and challenging social turns (Pro level)

SAVE YOUR SPOT!

Save your spot in advance. Please do not show up unannounced to have a balanced class. Ladies, do not be afraid to join alone, we typically enroll several guys to practice with.

Prices are cheaper online. They are expensive at the door. For example Salsa 101 Early bird discount is $20/p (Save $5) | Door price: $25/p (if spots are left).

Tickets are processed by Eventbrite. Tickets are sent to your email. Have your ticket displayed on your mobile during check-in.

WHEN / HOW OFTEN

Crash courses are offered on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Based on the dance the duration goes from 1.5 hours to 3 hours. They are offered about twice month. For example Cumbia 101 are always the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Salsa 101 are always the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Check the calendar for the current offering.


LOCATIONS

Always check the event itself for the corresponding location. They are subject to change.

SATURDAYS - Paparruchos Bar & Grill

3055 Sage Rd, HTX

Free parking by restaurant or around in shopping center garage.

SUNDAYS - El Big Bad

419 Travis St. HTX

Free parking all over Downtown.

At any location, please arrive early to find parking. You are welcome to order food and drinks before or after class.

IT'S TONS OF FUN!

You can come alone or with friends, it’s a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. We will rotate during class so you can meet others and make friends. Couples can stay together.

Crash courses are limited to 15 gents and 15 ladies. Don't wait until last minute to join! Share theses classes with your friends!

Starting with the crash courses will get you ready to enjoy our socials and parties!