salsa

Salsa Rhythm & Timing

Learn the rhythm & timing of Salsa music and how to apply your dancing to the music. Complete beginners welcome – NO experience required.

Specific techniques you’ll learn:

Learn waves and counting, clave & tumbao to musicality & instrumentation. Our class focus is to equip you with all the appropriate tools to make listening and dancing to any Salsa song effortless.

Basic 1 Salsa

(Complete beginners start here – NO experience required!)
Learn the fundamental rules and techniques of beginning salsa, including:

A strong emphasis is placed on teaching you how to understand the steps you are learning, versus simply telling you to memorize a step or combination given by the instructor. We accomplish this by thoroughly explaining the timing and counts of the music, and how to apply it to the steps you’ll learn.
If you are self-conscious about just starting, or not having the proper foundation, relax! That is what we are here to do — help you lay the groundwork for a lifetime of dance enjoyment!
At the end of week 4, with this class and a little dedication, you’ll be ready for Basic 2 Salsa!

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Basic 2 Salsa

(Basic 1 Salsa level experience required.
Learn the proper technique and counts to successful cross-body’s, and how to link them to newly learned combinations.

Specific techniques you’ll learn:

At Latin Rhythms, we believe the secret behind smooth cross-body’s is all in the hand and arm “partner tension.” Unfortunately, this is something overlooked by most other studios, but is something we feel cannot be compromised in order to lead and follow more clearly.

This class will prepare you for Basic 3 Salsa!

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Basic 3 Salsa

(Basic 2 Salsa level experience required.)
Learn the proper technique and counts to successful cross-body’s, and how to link them to newly learned combinations.

Specific techniques you’ll learn:

At Latin Rhythms, we believe the secret behind smooth cross-body’s is all in the hand and arm “partner tension.” Unfortunately, this is something overlooked by most other studios, but is something we feel cannot be compromised in order to lead and follow more clearly.

This class will prepare you for Basic 4 Salsa!

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Basic 4 Salsa

(Basic 3 Salsa level experience required.)
Learn the proper technique and counts to successful cross-body’s, and how to link them to newly learned combinations.

Specific techniques you’ll learn:

At Latin Rhythms, we believe the secret behind smooth cross-body’s is all in the hand and arm “partner tension.” Unfortunately, this is something overlooked by most other studios, but is something we feel cannot be compromised in order to lead and follow more clearly.

This class will prepare you for Rookie Intermediate 1 Salsa and Ladies/Men Salsa Styling!

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Rookie Intermediate 1 Salsa

(Basic 4 Salsa level experience required.)
TWO month minimum at the Rookie Intermediate 1 Salsa level recommended for all of our students.

Fresh out of the Basics… This class is for students taking Intermediate for the first or second time. In the first Intermediate level class, you’ll be introduced to intermediate-level turning combinations.

In addition, you will also learn:

Reinforcing our emphasis on partner tension, we teach our students how to connect their turning combinations smoothly. The analogy we give our students to our leading style is: “When drawing, you don’t want to lift your pen from the paper.” This is also how we feel a gentleman should lead his follow: connecting the cross-body’s and turns without ever letting up on the tension, therefore creating a more clear and comfortable dance for the follow.

This class prepares you for Intermediate 1 Salsa and/or Ladies/Men Salsa Styling, and/or Footwork/Shines!

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Intermediate 1 Salsa

(Minimum of TWO months at the Rookie Intermediate 1 Salsa level required.)
FIVE to SIX month minimum at the Intermediate 1 Salsa level recommended for all of our students.

Learn more complex combinations…in this next Intermediate level class, you’ll be challenged with intermediate-level turn combinations.

In addition, you will also learn:

Reinforcing our emphasis on partner tension, we teach our students how to connect their turning combinations smoothly. The analogy we give our students to our leading style is: “When drawing, you don’t want to lift your pen from the paper.” This is also how we feel a gentleman should lead his follow: connecting the cross-body’s and turns without ever letting up on the tension, therefore creating a more clear and comfortable dance for the follow.

This class prepares you for Intermediate 1.5 Salsa and/or Ladies/Men Salsa Styling, and/or Footwork/Shines!

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Intermediate 1.5 Salsa

(Minimum of FIVE to SIX months at the Intermediate 1 Salsa level required.)
TWO month minimum at the Intermediate 1.5 Salsa level recommended for all of our students. In the Intermediate 1.5 level class, you’ll be introduced to the “prep step” & giving/receiving multiple turns.

In addition, you will also learn:

Leads…this class will teach you how to lead the prep step and how to give a follow multiple spins. Follows (as well as leads) this class will teach you how to execute the prep step and how to lead yourself through a double spin.

This class prepares you for Rookie Intermediate 2 Salsa and/or Ladies/Men Salsa Styling, and/or Footwork/Shines!

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Intermediate 2 Salsa

(Minimum of TWO months at the Rookie Intermediate 2 Salsa level required.)
EIGHT month minimum at the Intermediate 2 Salsa level recommended for all of our students.

According to our curriculum, this class will transform you into a technically sound dancer.

Specific techniques you will learn:

The combinations we teach in this level are current/up-to-date social dancing combinations. Our studio prides itself in delivering a contemporary selection of salsa dancing, that evolves with the night-life dancing scene.

This class prepares you for Intermediate 3 Salsa and/or Ladies/Men Salsa Styling, and/or Footwork/Shines!

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Intermediate 3 Salsa

(Minimum of EIGHT months at the Intermediate 2 Salsa level required.)
EIGHT month minimum at the Intermediate 3 Salsa level recommended for all of our students.

In this power-packed class, you will learn to apply all the techniques and fundamentals accumulated in the previous levels, in order to execute technically sound, smooth and advanced turn combination patterns. HOT STUFF!

Specific techniques learned in this class:

This level allows our class curriculum to be inspired by a lot more creativity. The technique is there, so now it’s a matter of creating and executing a sequence of combinations comfortably, as a sound Salsa dancer. Many of the combinations performed by our dance company, Latin Rhythms, are introduced in this class.

This class prepares you for Advanced Salsa and/or Ladies/Men Salsa Styling, and/or Footwork/Shines!

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Advanced Salsa

(Minimum of EIGHT months at the Intermediate 3 Salsa level required.)
EIGHT month minimum at the Advanced Salsa level recommended for all of our students.

Get ready to add a high degree of difficulty level to your technically sound Salsa dancing!

Advanced techniques revealed in this class:

At our studio you’ll be learning the most current and “in style” combinations today. Latin Rhythms shares everything. You’re officially learning/dancing many of the same combinations our dance company is performing! In fact, many of our current dance company members have been chosen to dance in our company straight out of this class!

If you’ve made it this far, CONGRATULATIONS, you will have the skills to join Latin Rhythms Dance Company if you so desire! Learn more here!