The style of Salsa we teach is New York Style, also known as on 2. NY Salsa lessons are set up in a two class layout. The first part of the class uses salsa shines (footwork steps) to teach students proper timing and body movement. The second part of class focuses on the partner work technique. Combined, these build the strong foundation needed to progress to more advanced levels. As you master the skills being taught, you will gain the confidence to put moves together and create your own combinations.
These classes are designed for students to learn the fundamentals of the Modern Style Bachata which has become a huge sensation in Dominican Republic and around the world. The main focus in this course is for the student to build a strong relationship between you, the music and your partner as well as leading and following techniques, enhancing musicality, understanding timing, We focus on the musical timing of the bongo, bass, guitar (requinto) and lyrics. Students will also learn a variety of different Bachata Styles including; Traditional/Dominican Style Footwork, Modern/Urban Partner work with a fusion of the most popular bachata styles from Bachatango to Bachata Guajira and much more. This class will enhance your social dance experience.
Learn the basics as well as intricacies of NY style Cha Cha Cha. The focus of this class series will be on timing, music interpretation, footwork, partner work, spins and styling. It is an open class structure with multiple levels, but prior NY Salsa or Cha Cha Cha experience is beneficial.
Students will learn the basic steps, posture and arm movements of Carnival style Samba, as well as develop musicality for both Carnival style Samba and traditional Brazilian Social samba.
Students will learn tango walk, posture, embrace, connection, the art of lead-and-follow, tango figures and musicality. Additionally, students will learn Tango etiquette used in social Tango dance parties called Milongas.
Cumbia originates from Colombia and Panama. The most popular styles of Cumbia danced around the world is from Mexico. In this class students will learn the differences between Cumbia and Salsa, tbe basic step and the "kick" plus turns, Cross Body lead, styling and practical applications for social dancing.
This class incorporates Flamenco techniques such as footwork, arm styling, posture, turns, rhythm and choreography enabling the student to develop their musicality.