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Body Isolations

(NO experience required.)

Our Body Isolations class will help teach you how to move your body in ways you might not have ever thought possible. This class focuses on hip, chest, and shoulder movement, and incorporates that movement into the styles of dance you’re learning.

Why this class is different at Latin Rhythms:
Strictly a solo class, Body Isolations will focus on improving each student’s body flexibility with fun, energetic music. Be prepared to challenge your body in new and exciting ways that will un-doubtedly improve your dancing skills in any style!

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Ladies Salsa Styling

(Completion of Basic 3 Salsa level required.)

Ladies, add comfortable styling and footwork that will flare up your current Salsa/Mambo dancing.

Specific techniques learned in Ladies Salsa Styling:

Why this class is different at Latin Rhythms:

Who better than Maricza Valentin to share with us all her styling secrets? Style is subjective, which is why we provide so many styling options for you to choose from in this class. From the conservative to the flamboyant, Maricza covers it all. During the last week of this four-week class, we partner you with some Leads in order to practice all the Following and Styling techniques learned. Ladies, this class is highly recommended!

This class prepares you for ANY Salsa or Mambo class offered at LRDS!.

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Men’s Salsa Styling

(Completion of Basic 3 Salsa level required.)

Guys, add comfortable styling and footwork that will flare up your current Salsa/Mambo dancing.

Specific techniques learned in Men’s Salsa Styling:

Why this class is different at Latin Rhythms:

Add excitement to your leading. This class will help you feel more comfortable, confident, and playful as a lead. There are a ton of styling options out there, so we try our hardest to expose you to as many as possible. Ladies don’t have to be the only ones styling it up on the floor. We share a lot of tricks and tips for our gentlemen.

This class prepares you for ANY Salsa or Mambo class offered at LRDS

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Latin Footwork

(Completion of Basic Salsa III , or Basic Mambo level experience required.)

Our Footwork/Shines class will break down and teach you how to apply fancy footwork/shine options and combinations to your Salsa and Mambo dancing!

In Footwork/Shines, you will be introduced to the timing and breaking of “On 2” dancing, as well as:

Why this class is different at Latin Rhythms:

Strictly a footwork class, this class is taught “On 2”. It’s a really common trend to let go of your partner while dancing Mambo/Salsa, so it’s really useful to know how to “hold your own” with some solid Shines. Basic and Intermediate level Shines are covered during the four weeks. This class resembles somewhat of an aerobic class, in that all the fancy footwork combinations and choreography will more than likely get you sweating!

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Basic Cumbia

(Complete Beginners start here -NO experience required!)

In this exciting class, you will learn the fundamental steps and lead/follow techniques used in traditional “partner-style” Mexican Cumbia – the same Cumbia danced in many modern nightclubs.

In four power-packed weeks, you will also learn:

Latin Rhythms focuses on technique above all and giving students a foundation which they can build upon with their own creativity. Cumbia is a lively dance and once you gain a strong understanding of the basic timing and basic step, your ability to grasp the turn combinations is greatly accelerated.

Our initial focus with Basic Cumbia is to teach you fundamentals first. This will then open the door to partner work. With this class and some practice, you will be ready for Intermediate Cumbia.

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Intermediate Cumbia

(Basic Cumbia level experience required.)

In this class, we continue drilling fundamentals taught in Basic Cumbia as well as teach more advanced turn combinations.

You will also learn more advanced concepts of:

Latin Rhythms Intermediate Cumbia provides an even stronger focus on timing and rhythm and how they relate to the actual turn combinations we use. This class not only teaches 4-6 turn combinations, which are challenging to the students, but they become second nature with a thorough understanding of the basics.

Once you’ve completed our Intermediate Cumbia class, you will dance Mexican Style Cumbia comfortably on any dance floor.

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