Salsa De Soul (Bachata and Merengue) Workshop/Bootcamp

Muhammad, the Cat in the Hat’s – Salsa de Soul bootcamp and
workshop for Beginners and their crew

 

If you are an absolute beginner, this workshop is for you



If you are not an absolute beginner, but you want a review
and to advance your dance skills, this workshop is for you.



If you haven’t danced salsa in a while and you want to get
back in the groove, this workshop is for you.



If you have been trying to get your friend or your partner
into salsa, bring your friend and help him or her to start the journey.  This workshop is for you. The workshop will
not exceed twenty people so as to provide real individual attention and input.

 

Come join us on Saturday, August 24 from 11 to 1 pm.  At the Abundant Life Creative Living Dance
Studio at 1800 Camden Road  Suite 203
Charlotte, NC 28203 (704)[masked] at the Center; (704)[masked] my
number.  Email me at [masked] or [masked]

 

The price is $25.00 per person, or $40 per couple. Children
(teens with sufficient maturity) are welcome, and their price for the workshop
is $20.00

 

We will start with warm up exercises and Bachata (if you
don’t know Bachata, you will learn)



Then we learn about the music and how to listen and how to
dance to the music. You are not dancing in a vacuum. You are dancing to the
music, and you are as much a part of the experience as are the singers and the
musicians; your body is your instrument. 
The dance begins within you. It is all about the joy in dancing, and
about finding your own dancing voice and style.



Body
work



Most
instructors focus on dancing with focus on the steps



But
you don’t dance on your feet; you dance with your feet,



You
dance with your entire body. We will get your body involved



 



Steps



The salsa basic
step (with variations)



The
Cuban style basic side step



The
Cumbia style basic  step



Africando
sytle elements (focus on body movement and rhythm)



Turns



Right



Left
turn



Side
turns (right and left)



Back
around turns



Half
turns



Styling



How
and when; most people love to style, but do it as part of a routine, or so
frequently as to dilute its impact. Styling is an embellishment.  It is flavor, the seasoning sauce on your
Salsa. If you use it all the time, it spoils the flavor, it is distracting, and
it means you are not really dancing to the music, for the music tells you when
to style. As a musician, who played congos with Puerto Rican and Afro Cuban
bands in NYC , and trumpet in R&B bands, before I learned a single Salsa
step, I can attest to the fact that most dancers don’t bring real real real
listening to their dance.  Listening is
the key, not only to styling, but to leading and to following.  As a Tanguero, I can attest that listening is
the key in Argentine Tango, and as a Salsero, I feel it gives so much more
depth and possibility to my salsa dancing. Most of all, it gives me more
connection to my partner.



If you want to find your own style, your own voice, it
begins with listening, and with dancing from the inside out, from your heart,
from your soul.  That is the first
component of my style: Salsa de Soul.



A Simple pattern and routine to help you practice.



Partnership work



Dancing
in partnerships



For
leaders, how to lead effectively



For
followers, how to follow

 

Cross
body lead

 

Cross
body lead with turns



Dance Floor Etiquette and Related Matters



When you finish this boot camp workshop, you will be able to
dance go out dancing, and dance with anyone.



Note:  We begin our
next series of classes (five week session), beginning Tuesday, October 1



Level 1: 
Beginners  -    6:15 –pm – 7:15



Level 2:  Advanced
Beginners/intermediates  7:15  pm. – 8:15 
.



At the Abundant Life Creative Living downtown dance studio.

 

Looking forward to seeing you at the bootcamp/workshop this
Saturday and at class on Tuesday.

 

Muhammad Abdullah,



The Professor, the Cat in the Hat

 

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