Studio classes are 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes in length and $15/person, private lessons are 1 hour in length and $70/1-2 people, payable in cash, check, or PayPal (+5% processing fee). Discounts available for pre-paid session packages. All regular studio classes are progressive, you must attend all classes in a session in order to graduate to the next level class. Instructor approval required for walk-ins after the first scheduled class of a session.
This is an introductory level class covering the basic fundamentals of Salsa, no experience required, prerequisite to all other classes. All students regardless of prior experience start in this class. Any student wishing to challenge this class and move into a higher level class must schedule a private lesson to demonstrate a solid understanding of all Salsa I material for both leads and follows (5 Points of Posture, Frame/Connection, In-Place 8 Count Basic, Forward Breaks, Back Breaks, Side Breaks, Cross-Over Breaks, Cumbias, Right Turns, Left Turns, Cross Body Leads, and basic musicality). Salsa 1 is typically an 8 class session including a capstone session of Salsa history and musicality, students are expected to practice 1-2 hours per week outside of class.
This class is where we make a real commitment to Salsa. Salsa 2 moves from the Salsa I intro level into more advanced beginning techniques including basic step variations, framing, connection, double turns, spinning, and slot management. Students wishing to join this class must have completed a full Salsa 1 session in the last year and are strongly encouraged to continue attending Salsa 1 classes along with 1 or more private lessons per class session. Salsa 2 is typically a 6 to 8 class session, students are expected to practice 2-3 hours per week outside of class.
This is an advanced beginning to intermediate level class, focusing on partner work/patterns and footwork/shines in conjunction with a clear interpretation of musicality. Salsa 3 is an invitation only class and students wishing to join this class must have completed a full Salsa 1 session and a full Salsa 2 session in the last year. A minimum of 1 private lesson is required per session. Salsa 3 is typically a 6 to 8 class session, students are expected to practice 2-3 hours/week minimum outside of class and should be traveling to further their Salsa training and exposure.
Casino Rueda 1
Cuban Salsa danced in a "wheel", possibly the most fun to be had dancing Salsa. This class focuses on Casino basic steps, wheel awareness, lead and follow connection, and base calls. Students must have completed Salsa 1 within the last year. Casino Rueda 1 is typically a 6 class session, students are expected to practice 1-2 hours/week outside of class.
Casino Rueda 2
This class continues from Casino Rueda 1 into more complex calls. Students must have completed Salsa 1 and Casino Rueda 1 sessions within the last year. No basic steps or calls are reviewed in this class. Students are expected to practice 2-3 hours/week outside of class.