In the class you will learn how to dance in sync with a partner, how to lead/follow, the basic footwork, timing and styling of Salsa, Bachata and Merengue; as well as a variety of popular moves and sequences.
You don’t need any dance experience or a partner to take part in this beginners’ course which will teach you the fundamentals needed to enjoy these popular dances.
Salsa is a popular form of social dance that originated in New York with strong influences from Latin America, particularly Puerto Rico, Cuba and Columbia. The movements of salsa have its origins in Cha-cha, Mambo and other dance forms.
The dance, along with the salsa music, is energetic and sexy. Probably the most popular Latin dance in night clubs today.
This is a fun partner dance characterized by spins and turns for both the leader and follower, incorporating an interesting variety of dynamic moves and combinations.
Authentic Merengue is one of the simplest Latin dances to learn and is considered the national dance of the Dominican Republic.
The beat is clear, the rhythm is constant, and the style is relaxed and unrushed with a regular step action where turns and moves can be as simple or as complex as desired and can be executed with as many steps as the partners choose.
Bachata is also a dance from the Dominican Republic, and both the music and the dance have been influenced by many of the other Latin dances including Salsa and Merengue.
Bachata is typically a slower dance than Salsa and its sensual, smooth style is rapidly increasing in popularity in the dance clubs. It’s a great dance to catch your breath after a fast Salsa and it’s very enjoyable to dance with it’s simple traveling side-step.
Course Length: 10 Weeks
***Afternoon course w/ start date subject to minimum registrations***