Salsa Level 1 (Beginners)
This class is for absolute beginners. No dance experience is necessary. We will teach you all the necessary basic steps that you need to know for Salsa, Merengue and La Rueda. We will teach you how to put these basic steps into a routine for social dancing and how to make it look good.
Salsa Level 2 (Intermediate)
At this level, students are expected to know the basic steps for Salsa, Merengue and La Rueda. For Salsa, students must know and be competent with their basic steps, right hand turn, left hand turn and cross body leads. For La Rueda, students must know and be competent with the basic rueda steps such al centro, la guapea and dile que no. Students must also be confident with their timing and rhythm.
Salsa Level 3 (Advance / Performance Class)
Students must be competent in performing cross body turns and other turns for Salsa taught at Level 2. At this level students will learn complicated moves and routines for Salsa and La Rueda and focus on their styling technique.
Students must be competent in their leading and following technique. Leads must be strong for the gentlemen and ladies must be able to read the man’s lead. Students must be competent in all steps taught from level 1 to level 2. At this level students will learn more complicated moves and routines for Salsa and La Rueda. Students should have well developed styling technique taught in level 2.
Progressing Between Levels
With Salsa and La Rueda it is best to start at the beginning of a course (even if you have danced other styles) in order to gain a full understanding of the fundamentals.
We recommend that you complete the full 10-week course before moving on to the next level. If you have missed lessons, but still want to progress to the next level, we recommend private lessons as a great way to catch up
Group classes – All group lessons will follow the following format:45 – 50 minutes of instruction followed by 10 – 15 minutes of individual practice time. The last 10 – 15 minutes of the lesson will also be open for students to discuss, ask questions and/or gain individual feedback from either Erico or Rhonda.
Private lessons – The duration of private lessons will be as follows:
60-minute private lessons or 30-minute private lessons