Want to look cool when you're dancing salsa? Check out Rumba Cubana with Eduardo Aguirre, one of Seattle's best salseros. Rumba is a traditional Afro Cuban dance, and is one of the roots of modern salsa. Students in this class will learn rumba body movement like guaguanco and ogun to tradional After-Cuban rhythms.
Our Salsa III - Intermediate Series is designed to build upon your skills. Things get a little trickier here! You’ll learn how to dance TO the music. More advanced combinations will come into play. And individual shines will be added. Be prepared to dance both with and without your partner. Most students will take this level for a minimum of 3X before moving on to the next level. Requirments incude solid cross body lead, right turn, basic steps. This is where the fun really starts! In our Salsa Intermediate classes we will cover:
- More advanced musicality
- L/R 1 1/2 inside and outside
- Open breaks
- Check turns
- Multiple spin drills
- More advanced footwork and styling.
- How to lead and follow the Copa, Titanic, Left Side Walk By, Cuddle and other more advanced partnering moves.
- And much MORE!
The Salsa IV - advanced Series is one of Sueños de Salsa’s most popular classes featuring challenging levels of instruction. This partnerwork class features lead and follow instructors, and a new pattern every week. For students that have mastered the intermediate level, this partnerwork class is the next step in creating, practicing, and executing more complex figure variations. Veteran social dancers will be able to learn fluid figure sequences while frequently rotating partners to gain proper leading and following skills. This class is often attended by our performance team members who are looking for detailed instruction in advanced techniques.
This course addresses many major aspects of social dancing including: communication/connection, style, and spinning technique.
First, each class will utilize a turn pattern to demonstrate essential leading and following techniques necessary for non-verbal communication on the dance floor. Leaders will learn how to execute figures with the appropriate signals, timing, and momentum. Followers will learn how to respond rapidly to these signals with the appropriate body resistance and speed. The goal of this aspect of the course is to facilitate clear and seamless social dancing with a variety of dance partners.
Lastly, spinning technique with a partner will be presented in detail. Technique drills will be a routine part of each class followed by a close examination of body alignment, balance, momentum, hand & arm positioning, and timing during partnerwork spins.
Overall, both leaders and followers are expected to develop a social dancing technique that is comfortable, effective, and impressive.
Students must complete three intermediate level series before requesting a test to take advanced classes. Students must have a stong understanding of our intermediate level material AND consistantly keep timing, execute clean double spins and demonstrate solid basics.
Get to Werk ladies! Time to take your dancing to a whole new level! Join Camille for this energy filled class! You'll introduced to all the nuances and techniques that the pros use to look stunning on the dance floor! Spins, hand and arm stying, body movement, footwork and more!
Take your femme styling skills to the next level in our intermediate and advanced styling, lead by the incomparable Camille. Camille is a talented choreographer and seasoned performer, and will be providing expert coaching to follows who want to take their styling to a whole new level.
This class is for advanced dancers only. If you're not ready yet, that's ok; you can join us for the basic styling class until you have the fundamentals mastered.
In our Salsa I - Basics series we will cover everything needed to give you a good foundation. This class will prepare you to dance at any salsa club and give you the tools to head into our fundamentals level of classes. You will learn,
- Basic musicality
- On2 timing & weight transfer
- Partner connection
- Basic right and left turns for leads and follows
- Cross body lead (CBL)
This series is perfect to get you prepared for our intermediate series. We'll cover many of the most common footwork and Turn patterns you'll be using in more advanced classes.