Total BEGINNER Cuban Salsa Class! All welcome!

  • Jun 4, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Have you ever tried Salsa? How about CUBAN salsa? Now is your chance to learn this exciting and fun dance! On Wednesday, June 4th, we are offering a Cuban-style Salsa TOTAL BEGINNER introduction class! The class will start its curriculum from scratch, will be in a dance studio, and will be kept comfortably small to facilitate learning, so IT DOESN’T MATTER IF YOU HAVE NEVER DANCED! Also, having a partner is not required as we constantly rotate during the class. This format gives you the opportunity to practice your steps with various partners and prepares you for the social dance scene in a safe and pressure-free environment!

The teachers, a male and female, teach progressive levels of Cuban Salsa Partner work, also known as Casino and Rueda de Casino - an interactive group dance where there are constant partner exchanges with fun patterns executed in unison!

The June session of Cuban Salsa begins on Wednesday, 6/4!

Wednesdays (June 4th - 25th):

7:00-8:30pm Beginner Cuban Salsa & Rueda de Casino - Level 1
This class is for absolute beginners with little to no dance experience and will allow you to develop a strong foundation in Cuban Salsa in an extremely fun, stress-free atmosphere. In each 90-minute class of the four week series, students focus on developing dance fundamentals including rhythm, coordination, balance, and the specific technical aspects of Cuban Salsa, including basic steps and turn patterns, partnering technique, and the fundamental motions of Casino and Rueda de Casino. Students will also learn social dancing etiquette, floorcraft, and partner safety in an extremely warm, relaxed, social and fun environment. If you can walk, you can do this, so let your friends with two left feet know!

-For First Time members & their guests, 1st Class: ONLY $10, 50% OFF!!!
Normally $20 Drop-In!
-Level 1 full month package of 4 classes: ONLY $60 - That's 4 classes (6 hours total) for the price of 3!!!

LOCATION (Please note the change)
Ripley-Grier Studios
520 8th Avenue between 36th & 37th Streets
17th Floor (elevators to 16th Floor & take stairs to Left of Reception Desk 1 flight up)
Room 17D
*Can't find our room? Call[masked] and we'll point you in the right direction.

All classes are taught by both a male, Chris, and female, Nayelli, so women can easily follow another woman while men are following a man at the same time! They have over 14-years of training, teaching, performing, and traveling to Cuba to collaborate with the very best in the Salsa world. Feel free to contact them at any time for additional info or if you have any questions.

Chris: [masked] /[masked]

Video links of our group doing Rueda de Casino:

For those with previous experience dancing Casino, we offer a Level 2/Intermediate class on Wednesdays at 8:30pm.

Intermediate - Level 2

Wednesdays (June 4th - 25th):

8:30 - 10:00pm Intermediate Cuban Salsa & Rueda de Casino - Level 2

This progressive, 90-min class is geared for those that have danced Cuban Salsa and/or Rueda before and allows you to further solidify, fine-tune, and expand upon the basics covered in Level 1. Here is your opportunity to refresh all of the beginning motions at a pace that is comfortable for you while further building a solid foundation in this exciting, interactive, and fun dance. This high-energy class focuses on combinations, leading and following technique, group moves, styling, body motion, and fun salsa suelta footwork. By the end of the 8-week sequence, you will have all the tools necessary to get out on the dance floor and be fun, fluid, and spontaneous with everything you've learned. *For those that register for Level 2, Level 1 is included as extra practice, free of charge, in your monthly package.*

Sample Video:


We also offer classes at the advanced level on Tuesdays (starting June 3rd) at Pearl Studios.  Here's the info -

7:00 - 8:30pm Intermediate-transition-to-Advanced Cuban Salsa & Rueda de Casino - Level 3

This progressive series serves as a bridge class for intermediate dancers who have already completed Level 2 and are ready to step up their game. The focus is on technique, as we will provide you with insights on what advanced dancers are constantly attending to while engaging with their partner. Each 90-minute session is broken down into 3 parts - Suelta (Footwork & Movement), Casino (One-on-One Partnering), and Rueda - all danced to rhythmically dense Timba. By the end of this 8-week series, you will be equipped with all the necessary tools to make a seamless transition into the advanced level. *For those that register for Level 3, Levels 1 & 2 are included as extra practice, free of charge, in your monthly package.*

Sample Video:

Location: (Class meets just a few blocks north of Penn Station)

Pearl Studios
500 8th Avenue between 35th & 36th Streets

4th Floor
Room 401
*Can't find our room? Call[masked] and we'll point you in the right direction.

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  • Oriolla

    Hi Chris, unfortunately I'm just seeing this at 6:40 Thursday evening. We went to the wrong location yesterday--Wednesday--twice. Did I get the day wrong? I went according to the other notices, maybe I misread the day you meetup. Well, hopefully next time. We are coming to come (as they say in the Caribbean) :-)

    June 19, 2014

    • Chris R.

      Hi Oriolla, my apologies about the location mix-up. For the month of June, we've been between two locations. This week, we will be at 939 8th Ave between 55th & 56th streets, 2nd floor, room 2B. I hope you can make it and look forward to meeting you. Thanks!

      June 24, 2014

  • Oriolla

    Looking forward to this! See you tomorrow.

    1 · June 18, 2014

    • Chris R.

      Hi Oriolla, just wanted to update you on a location change for this evening's Cuban Salsa class. We will be at 939 8th Ave between 55th & 56th Streets, 2nd Floor, Room 2B (Buzzer 307). We look forward to meeting you then!

      June 18, 2014

    • Oriolla

      I just posted a comment. I see now this was yesterday. I'm having a challenging time using this message board. I'll get it though.

      June 19, 2014

  • Chris R.

    Hey amigos, just a friendly reminder that class tonight is located at - 939 8th Avenue between 55th & 56th Streets
    2nd Floor, Room 2B

    7:00pm = Level 1
    8:30pm = Level 2

    Looking forward to it!

    June 18, 2014

  • samuel a.

    Great as always

    1 · June 6, 2014

  • Chris R.

    Hey amigos, we look forward to dancing with you tonight! Please note the address is:

    520 8th Ave b/t 36th & 37th Streets 17th Floor (Take elevators to 16th Floor. To the Left of Reception Desk is a staircase - go one 1 flight up, & you'll find our room straight ahead - studio 17D)
    If you have any questions, let me know. Thanks!

    June 4, 2014

  • Oriolla

    Thanks Chris for getting back to me and clarifying things. If we don't see you this week, we will come in the near future.

    1 · June 2, 2014

  • Oriolla

    Hi. Can we pay at the door or do we have to pre-register? Also, not clear on the first time 1/2 price deal. Does that mean my dance partner and I only pay $10 total for this class (with no necessary commitment to do the package deal?) Thanks.

    1 · June 2, 2014

    • Chris R.

      Hi Oriolla,
      We look forward to meeting you. Everyone pays at the door, and it is $10 for all first timers with no commitment. If you decide to do the monthly package, you get the 4th class of the cycle free. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me. Thank you!

      June 2, 2014

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