Salsa (on1 & on2) Level Course Descriptions

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SALSA 101- Absolute Beginner (12 Week Course)

  

For those who have never taken a salsa class or have ever danced at all, this is the class for you... We will be breaking down all of the basics from the very first steps forward...  Preparing you for Salsa 102 and getting your feet wet on the dance floor! In this session we will show you the following basic steps.
 

Basic Timing & Rhythm

The Basic Step/Side Basic/Cumbia Basic/ V-Basic

Half Right/ Half Left Turns

Basic Right & Left Turns

Suzy Q/Swivels 

Cross Body Leads

 

SALSA 102- Beginner (12 Week Course)

  

For those who have already taken Salsa 101 or can demonstrate proficiency in the above set of moves. (If you know the moves but not by the names, come in and we will place you in the appropriate level) In this level we will cover the following steps/moves.
 

Inside & Outside Turn Variations

The Rock Step (Open Break)

Back Spot Turns

Follower Walkthrough Variations

Windmill

Enchufla

Sombrero

SALSA 103- Advanced Beginner (12 Week Course)

  

For those who have already taken Salsa 102 or can demonstrate proficiency in the above set of moves. You will become more in tune with lead/follow technique, rhythm & timing.  In this level we will cover the following:

 

The Hammerlock 

Show the Girl 

Hand Flips & Tosses

Basic Copa

Intro to Checks & Wraps 

Intro to Change of Directions

SALSA 104- Improver (12 Week Course)

  

For those who have already taken Salsa 103 or can demonstrate proficiency in the above set of moves. This class is designed to be one of the stepping stones between beginner and intermediate dance levels. You will increase your understanding of lead/follow technique, rhthym & timing.  In this level we will cover the following:
 

Basic Shines

Copa Variations

Check & Wrap Variations

Hammerlock Variations

Spin Drills (Footwork & Partnerwork)

The 360

Body Movement/Isolations

SALSA 105- Pre-Intermediate (12 Week Course)

  

For those who have already taken Salsa 104 or can demonstrate proficiency in the above set of moves. You will deepen your understanding of lead/follow technique, rhythm & timing as you prepare to enter into the realm of an intermediate dancer. In this level we will cover the following:
 

Basket

Flares & Flicks 

Shine Drills

More Combinations & Variations 

More Spin Drills

360 Combinations

& more!

SALSA 106- Intermediate (12 Week Course)

  

Intermediate combinations and moves, In this level, you should be able to execute the basics without having to think about your footwork.  Intermediate levels focus on continuous footwork, partnerwork patterns, combinations, styling, and continuity. 

 
 

Bachata Course Descriptions (Traditional & Urban)

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TRADITIONAL BACHATA 101- Beginner (12 Week Course)

For those who have never taken a Bachata class or have ever danced at all, this is the class for you... We will be breaking down all of the Traditional basics from the very first steps forward...  Preparing you for Traditional Bachata 102 and getting your feet wet on the dance floor! In this session we will show you the following basic steps.
 

Basic Timing & Rhythm

The Basic Step

Forward Basic

Traditional Basic

Outside Basic

Box Step

Half Right/ Half Left Turns

Basic Right & Left Turns

Basic Lead & Follow Partnerwork Technique

TRADITIONAL BACHATA 102- Beginner (12 Week Course)

For those who have already taken Traditional Bachata 101 or can demonstrate proficiency in the above set of moves. More intricate steps, different hand positions, and the incorporation of basic footwork are the focus in partnerwork, where students rotate to dance with each other. Emphasis is placed on hip-movement and smooth body movements and transitions. In this level we will cover the following steps/moves.
 

Basic Variations

Inside & Outside Turn Variations

Challenging Footwork with Variations

Back Spot Turn

Partnerwork Techniques incorporating footwork

URBAN BACHATA 101- Beginner (12 Week Course)

For those who have never taken a Bachata class or have ever danced at all, this is the class for you... We will be breaking down all of the basics from the very first steps forward...  Preparing you for Urban Bachata 102 and getting your feet wet on the dance floor! In this session we will show you the following basic steps.
 

Basic Timing & Rhythm

The Basic Step

Basic Right & Left Turns

Basic Lead & Follow Partnerwork Technique

URBAN BACHATA 102- Advanced Beginner (12 Week Course)

For those who have already taken Urban Bachata 101 or can demonstrate proficiency in the above set of moves. More intricate steps, different hand positions, and specific turn patterns are the focus in partnerwork, where students rotate to dance with each other. Emphasis is placed on hip-movement and smooth body movements and transitions. In this level we will cover the following steps/moves.
 

Inside & Outside Turn Variations

Cuddle 

Back Spot Turn

Basic Bodyroll

Partnerwork Variations with more combinations