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http://www.latinconnectiondance.com dance instruction by Ruth Caspary. Salsa and Bachata dance classes, workshops, club nights out and events in the Oakland, CA area, Bay Area and Beyond. Your new life as a Latin dancer awaits you as well as a whole new world of friends, great exercise and enjoyment of live music and travel involving Salsa, Bachata and more. Welcome!

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Beginner Salsa with Style - 4 Weeks of Getting Basics Down

YWCA Berkeley/Oakland

www.latinconnectiondance.com presents MARCH,[masked] weeks progressive series for the New or Returning Beginner. Beginner Salsa with Style is your first step, literally, into a whole new world of sexy social Dancing! This immersive class will teach you Salsa ("on 1" / "L.A. Style") basics, partnering technique, how to flow mini patterns, as well as dance movement, styling and musicality. We give you enough practice time with music to dance with lots of other friendly students so you learn quickly. This class is for the complete Beginner, or those that need to hear, see and feel the basics again. At the end of the Series, an optional Nights OUT! to a San Francisco Salsa Club is offered at a discount to our students. See calendar for event details. ***NOTE: PARTICIPANTS DO NOT NEED A PARTNER - Students will rotate so everyone gets a chance to dance. Shoes that have a leather or suede sole preferred over tennis shoes, wear comfortable clothing, and bring a smile!*** YOU WILL LEARN Basic, Side, Cuban, Right Turn, Left Turn, Cross Body Lead, footwork variations and mini patterns. REGISTER ONLINE via the YWCA website at: http://www.ywca-berkeley.org/dance-classes/#salsa (http://www.ywca-berkeley.org/dance-classes/#salsa) Drop in still $12. Please contact YWCA for Member rates and class card information. (510)[masked]

Bridge Salsa - 5 WEEKS of Connection and Cross Body Leads

YWCA Berkeley/Oakland

http://www.latinconnectiondance.com presents... EVERY TUESDAY FOR 5-WEEK SERIES! The LAST CLASS WILL BE A QUICK REVIEW/SOCIAL PRACTICE! Bridge Salsa is just that...A class with a definite direction at a pace that takes you consistently from one place to another - and that place is the Next Level of Dancing! By learning Key Moves that create the future Intermediate patterns, both Leaders and Followers develop good habits by focusing on the dynamics of each move, instead of trying to forcibly execute a series of various moves (i.e., in a pattern). This class promotes great Lead and Follow technique and uses motion study methods to help students execute moves with good timing. At the end of the Series, an optional Nights OUT! to a San Francisco Salsa Club is offered at a discount to students. Each Bridge series has a new theme. APRIL, 2019 THEME:Connection and Cross Body Leads ***NOTE: PARTICIPANTS SHOULD ALREADY KNOW - Basic, Side, Cuban, Cross Body Lead and Right Turn in both 2-hand and closed position.*** REGISTER in person, no online registration available! Drop in still $12. Please contact YWCA for Member rates and class card information. (510)[masked]

TUESDAYS! BACHATA PARTNERING in Berkeley with Kathy Reyes

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center

BACHATA on Mondays and Tuesdays! with Kathy Reyes Offering 4 different classes at Ashkenaz in Berkeley. 1st/3rd Monday of Month: -Ladies Bachata Styling 7:30pm -Bachata Footwork Coed 8:30pm Every Tuesday: -Intro to Bachata 8:30pm -Bachata inter. 9:30pm INTRO TO BACHATA- Tue 8:30pm Will help you understand the basic fundamentals of the style of dance. In the class you will learn basic footwork, basic body movement, basic lead and follow, proper technique and connection, and understanding of music and timing. If you would like to get full knowledge of the Intro to Bachata Course, it is advised that you purchase one of the packages below as we will be reviewing and progressing every week. No partner necessary, open to everyone, BACHATA SEASONING- Tue 9:30pm It is time to add some flavor to your basic knowledge. This class will help you discover different ways of interpreting Bachata music. You will learn an intermediate level of body movement, identify switching of the beat, musicality, lead-able pattern combinations, arm and footwork styling during combination, the importance of safety, dos and don'ts on the dance floor, and proper technique for dips. This is NOT a progressive course, each week you will learn different material and will review important information and terminology. No partner necessary, Open to everyone. If this is your first time taking a Bachata Lesson, it is advised that you sign up for the Intro to bachata. Bachata Dance is definitely a great way to meet and connect with people of all backgrounds. It is also a great way to release stress, express an emotion, stay healthy, get creative, overcome new challenges and create new memories. Price Rate: 1 Lesson Drop-In $14 1 Lesson Online Purchase $12 5 Lessons at $11= $55 (2 month expiration) 10 Lessons at $10= $100 (3 month expiration) 1 Lesson- Student rate $9 with valid student ID (Cash at door) 2 Lessons- Student rate $16 with valid student ID (Cash at door) FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT [masked]

Latin Vibe in SF -DISCOUNT to Dancing

Bar Fluxus

http://www.latinconnectiondance.com presents... Latin Vibe Tuesdays - Get your DISCOUNT to dance in SF! We will meetup here and dance... Say "Oakland SALSA Meetup" at the door and get $2 off entry (only $8). LIve music by awesome local band Vibrason Great atmosphere, good dancers, hardwood floors, euro vibe and nice bartenders! See you there Dancers! I

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