Latin – Salsa, Cha-Cha, Mambo, Rumba, Merengue, Bachata, Samba, w/ video clips

Every Thursday Evening During December 2018 at 7PM we will offer a 60 minute SALSA / Bachata Combo Class Only $25.00 per person for the Month!

Singles or Couples Combine this with your private lesson package at no extra costs! 

        We do Salsa in the private lesson format everyday :

New York Style “on 2”!!!

Rhode Islands very best Salsa Instruction!

Salsa:  

We’ll teach you today’s most popular social Latin dance: Salsa.  Here is a video clip of Jeff & Robin doing Salsa “On 1”   At this point we teach Salsa “On 2” the world’s most popular & versatile version of Salsa at the very beginner level.  We can take you all the way up to the professional, performance, or competitive levels of Salsa.  When you take one private lesson per week you may also attend our weekly Salsa group lesson absolutely free!! The private lesson format with either Jeff or Robin works with you one on one (single or couple). This lesson type can be 7 to 10 times more effective than any other way of learning how to dance. In a private Salsa lesson we go through all little details that cannot be attended to in a group class. Thus your effectiveness is greatly enhanced and your time in a private lesson becomes of great value. Jeff refers to this as leaving the pedestrian movements and habits outside the dance floor. Things such as: precise timing, spotting, leading & following, the necessary sequences of movement to make musicality and transitions from pattern to another work, and many more as well as cleaning up any bad habits you may have picked up along the way. Every individual has their own special needs and the benefits are enormous, this is why we recommend private Salsa lessons. In the long run this is a much more efficient usage of your time and money.

Cha-Cha:

Enjoys the distinction of as one of the most dominant “Pop” rhythms of the last 30 – 40 years. Its closest rivals for rhythm supremacy would be the Swing and Slow Rhythm Ballads. Some of the largest selling hits of all time have used this scintillating rhythm. You’ll have great fun listening to the radio or even going through your own musical archives and identifying how many of your favorite tunes are in cha-cha rhythm. It’s even better when you know how to dance to them! Cha-cha lends itself to every dance nuance that finds itself in vogue! Steps like Little Eva’s Locomotion, Jackson’s Moonwalk, Roger Rabbit, or Madonna’s Vogue are added to Cha-cha’s jazz-like dance versatility. Movements of ribcage and shoulder isolations along with lots of cut rhythm steps work right into this playful, sexy, Latin rhythm!

The following video is comprised of the actual 5 – 7 dance steps that you will learn immediately in your first several hours of instruction in Cha-Cha. Your progression and learning curve will be based on your coordination, frequency of lessons, and practice.

Mambo:
Passionate participants and observers of Latin American music and dance have enjoyed a long love affair with the Mambo. It is truly the Latin dancer’s Latin dance. Mambo is the national dance of Cuba. Mambo has its roots in the original “Danzo¢n” and has been personified by Hollywood, Television, and Madison Avenue virtually since its introduction to the United States. Latin American orchestras and composers gained the status of royalty by being touted by “those in the know” as a “Mambo King.” In dance competitions at the professional level, the audience may swoon while watching the slower, romantic, and more difficult version of Rumba known as Bolero. But when Mambo is announced the ‘heat’ in the room sky rockets as the audience prepares to participate vicariously in the sensual sassiness of the Mambo. Come and live the Mambo with me.

The following video is comprised of the actual 5 – 7 dance steps that you will learn immediately in your first several hours of instruction in Mambo. Your progression and learning curve will be based on your coordination, frequency of lessons, and practice.

Rumba:
Is undeniably the music of love. The sound is a treat to our senses, and its alluring rhythm transports us to a tropical locale, if only for a moment. We can feel the power of the surf and the hot wind in our face, while the breeze plays melodies with the palms. We are seduced by this titillating music and virtually driven to dance. Do I have your attention? Rumba is a very popular dance rhythm many more songs are written in the this tempo than people realize, however, once you know this rhythm you’ll be amazed its popularity. Yet another very popular choice for the wedding 1st dance and general occasion dancing.

The following video is comprised of the actual 5 – 7 dance steps that you will learn immediately in your first several hours of instruction in Rumba. Your progression and learning curve will be based on your coordination, frequency of lessons, and practice.

Merengue:
Is a very important and essential Latin American dance. The technique used in its sideways movement is the basic form for most other Latin dances. It is the national dance and music of the Dominican Republic. It is quite possible that at any given moment on a Friday or Saturday evening there are more people dancing Merengue in any Latin American country or community throughout the World than any other dance! The Dominicans like their Merengue hot and fast. Their neighbors in Haiti like their Merengue much slower reflecting the Haitian Reggae sound in their music. Both tempi are extremely popular in North America. If you plan to travel by cruise ship or visit a tropical paradise in the Caribbean you need to learn Merengue! Many refer to the Merengue as “the cruise dance” because on a ship it is taught by day and danced by night. If you ever plan to frequent a Latino nightspot in the USA you need to learn Merengue! This will guarantee you can spend most of the night on the dance floor rather than on the sidelines. The good news is that the Merengue is the easiest of the Latin American dances with very simple patterns.

The following video is comprised of the actual 5 – 7 dance steps that you will learn immediately in your first several hours of instruction in Merengue. Your progression and learning curve will be based on your coordination, frequency of lessons, and practice.

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