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Dance Salsa every Tuesday!

SALSA 1 + LATIN SAMPLER (INTRO) 

August: Tue + Thu 7:00-8:00p 8/16-8/25

September: Tuesdays 7:00-8:00p

Welcome to the exciting world of Salsa! Contrary to what many believe about Salsa dancing, it is a very forgiving, intuitive and easy to learn social dance. Salsa is not only fun, but socially relevant given recent awareness and appreciation of Latino Culture. Aside from Salsa, students will dabble in Merengue and Bachata - two dance styles that are equally as popular in the Salsa clubs, and both just as easy (if not easier!) than Salsa. This class will cover the basic steps of Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa dancing, with an emphasis on Salsa. The fundamental concepts that are true for all 3 dances are the core focus of this course: frame, body movement, partnering, and navigating the local Salsa scene. We will discuss Salsa specific dance technique and the core framework of leading and following as true with any Latin dance, as well as tips on how to cover up mistakes, non-intimidating stylistic flairs to spice up any move, and dance floor etiquette. Students will also learn 3 or more 'moves' to use on the dance floor and introduced to the Cross Body Lead, Salsa's most common type of intermediate move. No partner or prior experience necessary.

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SALSA 2  (BEG) 

August: Salsa 2 + 3 will be combined - Tue + Thu 9:00-10:00p 8/16-8/25 

September: Tuesdays 8:00-9:00p

Having established a foundation for Salsa in our Salsa 1 introduction class (or Salsa Quickstart workshop), students will now start to build more on their lead & follow skills while focusing on beginning variations of moves that spin, travel, and groove. Two fundamental moves that go beyond basics in Salsa are open-break variations and cross-body-lead variations. Warm-ups become more intricate and follows are given more styling details than in level 1, and students start to learn the differences between linear club-style Salsa and Cuban style (not to mention Columbian, LA, NY, and other nuances to the regional differences of the dance). Pre-requisite: Salsa 1 or comfort with basic steps and a simple turn. Salsa 2 should be repeated before moving on to Salsa 3.

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SALSA 3  (INT) 

August: Salsa 2 + 3 will be combined - Tue + Thu 9:00-10:00p 8/16-8/25

September: Tuesdays 9:00-10:00p 

At this level, students will learn to use, and embellish, the cross-body-lead as a transition between new, more dynamic moves! In Salsa 3 we start to break the rules learned in Salsa 1 and 2, encouraging students to be creative while understanding why moves work, rather than just learning a set pattern that an instructor is demonstrating. Students will also learn ways to incorporate more styling and musicality to their dancing at this level - giving it that Salseros edge! Pre-requisite: Mastery of Salsa 2 or equivalent level of experience. Salsa 3 is meant to be repeated at least three times as content changes month to month.

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