GROUP CLASS INFO

Classes run in 4-week sessions. Each new 4-week session starts at the beginning of the month and typically finishes at the month's end. Students are encouraged to join at the beginning of the month when each session begins.

Class Description 

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BEGINNER

Come find and build your confidence, with our beginner-friendly classes designed to help you build a solid fundation.

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INTERMEDIATE

Now that you have the foundations, let's help you spread your wings from the studio to the social dance floor.

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ADVANCED

You've invested time, money, energy & passion and your skills speak for itself! Now lets put those skills to the test!

CLASS INFO

Beginner Salsa 

Beginner Bachata

Interested in learning how to dance  SALSA?

Our Salsa classes are progressive classes designed to help you discover your inner Salsero. Our methodology is simple. We don't just focus on teaching you steps, we focus on bringing out the feeling of being on the social dance floor from day one in order to make you feel comfortable and confident as you continue to expand your dance Vocabulary with us. Whether you are a beginner Salsa dancer or an advanced dancer, we have something for you. No partner needed!

 

BEGINNER LEVELS:

Our beginner level includes 4 progressive courses. 

Salsa Crash Course & Beginner 1 are our intro and fundamentals courses, these classes are most take for anyone taking Salsa classes for the first time. 

Beginner 2 & 3 courses are our experienced beginner classes, designed for those that have taken both of our Salsa Crash Course and beginner 1 levels. This is also a perfect place to start for those with the basic beginner steps and turns already.  

 

ASSESSMENT

After the completion of our beginner levels, an assessment we have been making throughout these 4 levels will be shared with each student with a “recommendation” to progress to our INTERMEDIATE level, repeat beginner 2 or and 3 or take some one on one classes to bring you up to speed. This assessment is not to discourage you as a student/dancer but to encourage and empower you to continue and let you know that you are on the right path and that we see you and we went you to do well.   

Interested in learning how to dance BACHATA? 

Our progressive Classes are designed to introduce, familiarize, and providing you with all the tools you need to understand how to dance the Bachata! To us, Bachata is just Bachata! We make sure that, the skill set you developed through our classes is transferable to any "style" of Bachata you wish to dance, whether it’s  Dominican, Modern, Urban, or Sensual. Come learn the mechanics of weight transfer, body movement, turning technique, footwork, musicality, and partner connection. Our focus is on making sure you can transfer and apply all that you have to learn with us into developing your own flow, style, and personality on the social dance floor! 

 

BEGINNER LEVELS:

Our beginner level includes 4 progressive courses. 

Bachata Crash Course & Beginner 1 are our intro and fundamentals courses, these classes are most take for anyone taking our Bachata classes for the first time. 

Beginner 2 & 3 courses are our experienced beginner classes, designed for those that have taken both of our Bachata Crash Course and beginner 1 levels. This is also a perfect place to start for those with the basic beginner steps and turns already.  

 

ASSESSMENT

After the completion of our beginner levels, an assessment we have been making throughout these 4 levels will be shared with each student with a “recommendation” to progress to our INTERMEDIATE level, repeat beginner 2 or and 3 or take someone on one classes to bring you up to speed. This assessment is not to discourage you as a student/dancer but to encourage and empower you to continue learning and let you know that you are on the right path and that we see you and we went you to do well.   

 

INTERMEDIATE

SALSA

INTERMEDIATE BACHATA

INTERMEDIATE LEVELS:

Our intermediate level includes 5 progressive courses. 

Designed for students comfortable with the basic steps, cross-body lead, basic timing, change of place, left and right turns. This level builds off from Beginner Level 3 to create more dynamic turn patterns perfect for the dance floor. Now that you know your basics let's start expanding /spicing up your dance Vocabulary. 

 

MAMBO (Salsa on2)

It’s all about the “Two” beat with this one! In this level, we will begin exploring Salsa On2, as our goal is to have all our students abling able to dance both On1 and On2 so that when you travel anywhere in the world, you can get on the dance floor and feel confident knowing you are ready. This course is for On1 Salsa dancers interested in learning to dance Salsa On2 (aka Mambo, New York, Puerto Rican style). The focus is on developing student's proficiency with On2 timing and confidence for the social dance floor. The material covered will be equivalent to our intermediate level classes. We will kick things off with MAMBO FOR ON1 DANCERS, this is our transition course.

 

ASSESSMENT

Just like our beginner levels,  we will share with each student our “recommendation” however this time, our intermediate level 5 course will be our assessment as it's a gateway into our Advanced Level.

 

We highly recommend each student take this level twice.

INTERMEDIATE  LEVEL

Our intermediate level includes 5 progressive courses. 

Designed to  Introduce Bachatalovers to footwork, body movement and isolations, and turn pattern combinations. Further weight shift, balance, coordination, timing, and musicality will be explored in this level.

 

 This level builds off from Beginner Level 3 to create more dynamic turn patterns perfect for the dance floor. Now that you know your basics let's start expanding your Vocabulary with some sensual moves.

 

ASSESSMENT

Just like our beginner levels,  we will share with each student our “recommendation” however this time, our intermediate level 5 course will be our assessment as it's a gateway into our Advanced Level.

 

We highly recommend each student take this level twice.

 

DROP-INS CLASSES

AFRO-DANCEHALL (Drop-in) 

Come groove with us every Monday evening from 5:30 pm -6:30 pm.

 

This class will be a mixture of trending and throwback moves from all over the continent of Africa with a drop of reggae and dancehall.

DROP-IN SALSA CLASSES AND BOOSTERS

Looking to stand out with your Individual skills? These classes will amp up your shines and styling variations. Designed for experienced beginner and intermediate Salsa dancers. Open to men and women.

  • BODY MOVEMENT & FOOTWORK 

  • LADIES SALSA STYLING

  • SALSA CARDIO

  • Mambo Shine 

DROP-IN BACHATA CLASSES AND BOOSTERS

Looking to stand out with your Individual skills? This course will amp up your shines and styling variations. Designed for experienced beginner and intermediate Salsa dancers. Open to men and women.

  • LADIES BACHATA STYLING

  • BACHATA SHINE & BODY MOVEMENT & FOOTWORK 

ADVANCED

CLASSES

 

ADVANCED LEVEL 

You've invested time, energy & passion and your skills speak for themselves! This Level is designed for high intermediate “social dancers” proficient in our intermediate 5 curricula. Course material is dynamic, challenging, and full of directional changes so a solid ability of fundamental partnering techniques and solid timing is required.

 

At this level, we will explore different styles such as Mambo, Rueda, Shine, Dominican Bachata, and Urban. We will look at adding to adding and improving your spinning techniques, adding some advanced body movement and isolations to your bachata and more!

 

We will aim at locating some of the best instructors in the world to come share their knowledge with you via online and in-person Master Classes. Come put those skills to the test! 

 

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