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Salsa is pure energy and dancing salsa is one of the most incredible experiences. Born in Cuba and modernized in the USA today the salsa scene is huge, and it is the most known “body language” spoken all over the world. The music inspires passion, love and connection, so prepare yourself, it will take your breath away.
Goal of the course:
- Get your hips moving and learn the step combinations that will give you the base for the upcoming levels.
- Experience the leading and following process and learn how to adapt to your partner.
- Come away from the lesson feeling that you can dance salsa, no matter how basic it is and that you know what salsa is.
- Preparation for both Salsa LA and Salsa Cubana improver level.
- Master the basics
- 1,2,3 5,6,7 this is how we count salsa
- Posture, frame and connection to the partner
- Here are some of the step combinations that will be though:
- Enchufla + doble, Dile que no, Dame, Fly, Mata la cucaracha
- Cuban Guapea, El camino, Las palmas, Coca Cola
- Balsero, Sientala, Setenta simple, Setenta, Dedo
So what are you waiting for?
Like salsa music, the dance that goes with it is a combination of Afro-Caribbean and European dance styles. Its origins date back to the English contrast dance of the 17th century.
Salsa only came to Germany at the beginning of the 1980s and has since developed a very active scene, especially in metropolitan areas.
The Salsa Los Angeles style, which is commonly abbreviated as the LA style, arises between 1990 and 2000. It includes even more choreographic elements and show figures than the New York style, which makes it especially popular for film productions, contests and tournaments. dance. He is alive and always dances “in 1”.
The lifts, stunts and aerial works of today’s salsa shows are derived mostly from LA style forms with origins in Latin Ballroom and Ballet lifts. There are two important elements that define the LA Style, the forward–backward basic step and the cross-body lead.
At DanceWithGeorge the Salsa LA Style is focused on shines, improving your style, flawless technique and dance charisma.
Salsa Cubana takes its routes from freedom loving Cuban population. Real Cubans have Clave beat instead of heartbeat and enjoy dancing on the streets. We teach not only moves, but also the great free spirit of Salsa in the dancing community. Cuban Salsa is also known worldwide as Casino (the name of the place dancers used gather for socials) and originates from Son, a melodic dance, popular in Cuba in early 20-ies that has a rhythm similar to salsa.
Traditionally, Casino is danced “a Contratiempo”. This means that distinct from subsequent forms of salsa, no step is taken on the first and fifth beats in each clave pattern and the fourth and eighth beat are emphasized. In this way, rather than following a beat, the dancers themselves contribute in their movement, to the polyrhythmic patterns of the music. At the same time, it is often danced “a Tiempo”, although both “on3” (originally) and “on1” (nowadays). What gives the dance its life, however, is not its mechanical technique, but understanding and spontaneous use of the rich Afro-Cuban dance vocabulary within a “Casino” dance.
The “Rueda de Casino” (The Casino Wheel) was born in Cuba in the 50s, approximately in the year 1956. The name “Rueda de Casino” appeared because it was danced for the first time in the Sports Casino Club of this country. This way of dancing by a choir was brought by African slaves from the island of Annobón (Equatorial Guinea) and it is a traditional dance of this island called Tombo Loso (drum of the people), from this island the Cumbé is also what today is called Cumbia.
The wheel is formed by pairs of dancers in an undetermined number that perform dance figures combined with each other.
Because the wheel is made up of several couples, it is necessary to name the dance figures in order to be understood by all the members.
There are more than 300 figures that are recognized in several countries. However, the Casino Wheel is far from being a standardized cultural expression. The names of the figures may vary between countries or even between cities and schools.
Salsa Lady Styling, oh, or Love for Ladies. You’re probably wondering what it means …
Styling is a technique by which you learn: body postures and isolations, spins, footwork, hands, typical female movements, and basic movements that a woman performs in latino dances, with or without a partner.
This idea started from the desire to give the young ladies a special moment dedicated to them, a unique course. This is the basis on which we must gradually add a step, a new dance style. Styling is one of the most important defining elements in the dance floor, because it represents more than knowing the dance itself.
Salsa Lady Styling is an open, dynamic course with a warm and fun atmosphere where our teachers will enchant you, and for an hour you will be floating in the Salsa world.
Because the little pleasures of life are when you can do any activity in two, by yourself, we have created this special course for you. You do not believe? Let’s convince you.