Cuban Dance Rhythms (Salsa)

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  • Date:
  • Price:
    £14 per class | Book all 4 classes at the same time for £50
  • Venue:
    The Academy, Woolwich Works
  • Age Guidance:
    Ages 18+

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Salsa - An Introduction:

Cuban culture encompasses a wide range of dance forms. After the colonisation of Cuba by the Spanish Kingdom, European dance forms were introduced such as the French contredanse, which gave rise to the Cuban contradanza and spawned a series of ballroom dances between the 19th and 20th centuries, including the Danzón, Mambo and Cha-cha-cha. Many of these dance elements from European dance and religious dances were fused to form the basis of Cuban technique.

Cuban music also contributed to the emergence of Latin dance styles such as salsa. Salsa is a Latin dance associated with the music genre of the same name; it is an amalgamation of Cuban dances, such as Mambo, Pachanga and Rumba, as well as American dances, such as swing and tap.

In these workshops, you will learn how to salsa through the basics of other Cuban rhythms, such as Cha-cha-cha, Mambo & Son, while significantly improving your dancing skills, balance, fitness levels, coordination and flexibility.

Date/Time

Syllabus

Class 1

Thu 10 Nov
(6pm)

  • Introduction: Cuban Salsa
  • Rhythm, musicality and basic steps
  • Dancing and footwork

Class 2

Thu 17 Nov
(6pm)

  • Partnering work: an introduction
  • Salsa dancing positions
  • 8 Salsa basic steps.
  • Salsa turns: an introduction

Class 3

Thu 24 Nov
(6pm)

  • Salsa translation steps
  • Salsa dancing positions
  • Holding and turning
  • Spatial awareness

Class 4

Thu 1 Dec
(6pm)

  • Recap of 16 basic Salsa steps
  • Recap of holding positions & turns

Event Info

Cuban Dance Rhythms (Salsa)

Event information

  • Running Time:
    1 hour | Class ends at 7:00pm
  • Latecomers Policy:
    Please arrive in time for a prompt start
  • Other Event Info 2:
    Book all 4 classes at the same time for £50

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