Next Absolute Beginners salsa course 15th January 2020
8pm start £5/week
Beginners Plus 8-9pm (for those who have completed our Absolute Beginners course)
Improvers Class every Wednesday 9-10pm £5/week
St John's Church Hall,
Stafford ST16 3RP
Bring a drink.
Partner not necessary.
Doors Open 7.45pm
8pm-9pm Absolute Beginners and Beg plus
Classes cancelled until further notice due to Coronavirus
WHAT DO WE TEACH?
We teach 2 Levels of Salsa; Beginners(Absolute and +) and Improvers. Everyone learns at different rates and our teachers will advise you which group you need to be in when you start dancing with us.
In general we teach Cross-Body style salsa danced on 1. However, from time to time we like to introduce other styles and dances such as Bachata, Cuban Style, La Rueda and Merengue to give our students a taste of the dances and music that is often played at local salsa social nights.
Beginners Counting Music
Slow paced salsa music
Faster salsa music
You do not need to have had any dancing experience before starting in this class. You will be taught:-
To understand the basic timing of the music and how to dance over 8 beats.
Stepping on the spot
Mambo (forward and back) step
Dancing with a partner
Cross Body Lead
Positioning of hands and signaling
Note: You will need to be confident at following or leading a Cross Body Lead move and a Right Turn to move up to this level.
At this level you will be taught:
A Left Turn
A double Handed Turn
A Half Crucifix
A Full Crucifix
A Cross Body Inside Turn
Partner holds, body positioning
Leading techniques and signals
To put together moves to make simple combinations.
Basic Shines (individual style footwork) including Toe Tap, Suzi Q, V Basic and Pechanga taps, Single/Double Spiral
Note: Students at this level must be able to dance in time with the music and confidently manoeuvre the moves in the Beginners plus syllabus to dance a simple routine with a partner.
At this level you should start to be able to use your dance steps to dance socially. You will be taught more partner work and shines including:
Cross Body Outside Turn
Hook Turn for leads
Pivot Turn for followers
Drop hand catch
Copa and Copa variations
Around the world
Touch and go
Half right-Half left turn
Suzi Q plus
Forward and reverse slide