May
10
to May 31

Four Week Intermediate Workshop: Casino "Classics"

In the Intermediate series. students continue to develop fundamentals (rhythm, expressive quality, lead and follow skills) while expanding their repertoire on the dance floor.  Students will develop a solid foundation in the "classics" of  Casino repertoire and technique, from which they can begin to explore personal style and more contemporary expressions of the dance.

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Apr
5
to Apr 27

Four Week Adv Beg/Int Cuban Salsa Workshop

The Four Week Advanced Beginner Workshop continues to build on the fundamentals of Cuban Salsa and Rueda de Casino explored in the Beginner and Beginner-2 series:  Afro-Cuban rhythm and movement, partnering skills, and basic steps and turns.  Students are guided to reconnect to their own unique and more easeful way of being in their bodies, and slowly but surely to move towards the expressivity of Cuban Salsa, and the mechanics of joyful partner dancing.  Classes focus on developing a solid foundation in the fundamentals for a long and fulfilling dance journey.

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Feb
2
to Mar 29

Eight Week Beginner Workshop - Starts February 2nd, 2016!

Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 8:15pm, starting on February 2nd.  Eight week introduction to the fundamentals of Cuban Salsa and Rueda de Casino.  Progressive curriculum ensures weekly progress towards both shorter term goals (steps, turn patterns, lead and follow skills), and the longer term goals of increased body awareness, freedom of expression, and a deeper connection to the music and to the art of Cuban-style partner dancing.  Commitment to the series is essential for progress in a dance form.  

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Nov
24
7:00 PM19:00

Advanced Beginner Cuban Salsa and Rueda de Casino-Four Weeks

The Four Week Advanced Beginner Workshop continues to build on the fundamentals of Cuban Salsa and Rueda de Casino explored in the Beginner and Beginner-2 series:  Afro-Cuban rhythm and movement, partnering skills, and basic steps and turns.  Students are guided to reconnect to their own unique and more easeful way of being in their bodies, and slowly but surely to move towards the expressivity of Cuban Salsa, and the mechanics of joyful partner dancing.  Classes focus on developing a solid foundation in the fundamentals for a long and fulfilling dance journey.

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Oct
20
to Nov 17

Beginner Casino and Rueda de Casino (Part Two) - Four Weeks

The Four Week Beginner-2 Workshop continues to build on the fundamentals of Cuban Salsa and Rueda de Casino explored in the Beginner series:  Afro-Cuban rhythm and movement, partnering skills, and basic steps and turns.  Students are guided to reconnect to their own unique and more easeful way of being in their bodies, and slowly but surely to move towards the expressivity of Cuban Salsa, and the intricacies and mechanics of joyful partner dancing.  Classes focus on developing a solid foundation in the fundamentals for a long and fulfilling dance journey.  Open to students who have completed the six week beginner series and dancers with equivalent experience.  No class on November 10th.

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Oct
13
to Nov 4

Afro-Cuban Dance Fundamentals - Four Weeks

This workshop is an exploration of the basic principles of Afro-Cuban folkloric and popular dance as they are taught formally in Cuba, and as they are shared person to person throughout the island.  Material in this class is a foundation for approaching the incredible diversity of African based dances in Cuba, from Orisha dance, to Rumba, to Timba, and an opportunity for dancers of any style - modern and ballet included - to explore the unique movement experience of Afro-Cuban.  We will take our time to approach each dance with the intention of finding more space, freedom, and depth in the basic movements.  With patience and repetition, students are guided to experience the grace and artistry of Afro-Cuban dance.

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Sep
8
to Oct 13

Six Week Beginner Workshop

The Six Week Beginner Workshop is an introduction to the fundamentals of Cuban Salsa and Rueda de Casino:  Afro-Cuban rhythm and movement, partnering skills, and basic steps and turns.  Students are guided to reconnect to their own unique and more easeful way of being in their bodies, and slowly but surely to move towards the expressivity and sensuality of Cuban Salsa, and the intricacies and mechanics of partner dancing.  Classes focus on developing a solid foundation in the fundamentals for a long and fulfilling dance journey.  

Commitment to the series is essential for progress in a social dance form, particularly at the beginner level.

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Aug
29
to Aug 30

House Party in BK!

  • 410 President St Brooklyn, NY, 11231 United States (map)
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House party plus meet and greet for new students, this Saturday, August 29th, in Gowanus, Brooklyn.  Don't miss the opportunity to gather and dance house-party style in a beautiful space, surrounded by the wonderful folks in the community.  Intro class at 8:30pm.  $5 contribution.  BYOB.  More info and RSVP:  africubandance@gmail.com.  

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Jun
23
to Jul 14

Four Week Beginner Workshop

The Four Week Beginner Summer Workshop is an introduction to the fundamentals of Cuban Salsa and Rueda de Casino:  Afro-Cuban rhythm and movement, partnering skills, and basic steps and turns.  Summer in Brooklyn will find us all a moving a bit more slowly and easefully into the Cuban Salsa experience.  Supplement four weeks of class with all the parties and live music events happening around the city, and you'll be on your way!

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Jun
23
to Jul 15

Four Week Adv Beg/Int Workshop

The Four Week Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Cuban Salsa and Rueda de Casino Workshop is for students who have completed the Eight Week Beginner Workshop and for students with equivalent experience.  Students will continue to explore Afro-Cuban rhythm and movement, develop partnering skills, and expand their knowledge of steps and turn patterns.

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May
12
to Jun 2

Special Workshop (Part Two): Traditional Cuban Son and Changui

In this four week workshop, students will continue to explore Son (as introduced in part one), and begin to play with the slightly different sensibility of Changui.  Considered rhythmic "cousins," both genres grew up in the eastern region of Cuba, and both contributed their distinctive influences to modern Timba.  Dancers will learn to hear and play with the different rhythmic expressions, and bring another dynamic layer to their salsa dancing.

 

 

 

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Apr
7
to Apr 28

Special Workshop: Traditional Cuban Son

This four week workshop introduces dancers to the poetry and subtlety of traditional Son Cubano.  Born in the eastern, mountainous region of Cuba, Son traveled to the urban areas and eventually contributed it's rhythm, form, and sensuous expressive qualities to the modern expression of Salsa dancing seen all over the world today.  In combination with other popular forms on the island, Son is one of the essential points of departure for contemporary Cuban Salsa "Casino" and Rueda de Casino.  As Casino's slower, and subtler precursor, Son shows the devoted dance student the essence of form, connection, and Afro-Cuban sensibility.

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Apr
7
to May 26

Eight Week Beginner Workshop: Cuban Salsa and Rueda de Casino

The Eight Week Beginner Workshop is a holistic introduction to the fundamentals of Cuban Salsa and Rueda de Casino:  rhythm, partnering skills, and basic steps and turns.  Eight weeks ensures a coherent experience, with a cumulative and progressive curriculum allowing students to make weekly progress.  At the conclusion of eight weeks, students will have enough of a foundation in the basics of Cuban Salsa to enjoy a night out dancing at a club or a party.  In addition to the fun(!) of the social experience of Salsa, students will also begin to experience a renewed connection to their bodies, and the joy of moving with more freedom and ease.

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Feb
17
to Mar 10

Four Week Advanced Beginner Workshop

This four week workshop focuses on "classic" Cuban Casino - form, partnering technique, musicality, and movement - as a foundation for creating a personal voice on the dance floor.  The advanced beginner level is for students who have completed the beginner series, for students with equivalent experience, and for more advanced dancers seeking to refine their fundamentals.  

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Jan
6
to Jan 27

4 Week Intermediate Workshop

Four week Intermediate workshop building on skills developed in the Advanced Beginner series.  Students will continue to expand partnering repertoire while developing expressive quality and musicality.

Tuesdays, 8:15pm to 9:30pm.

Contact Rebecca:  africubandance@gmail.com.

 

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Jan
6
to Feb 10

5 Week Beginner Workshop

Five week introduction to Cuban Salsa and Rueda de Casino, including Afro-Cuban rhythm and movement, basic salsa steps and turn patterns, and lead/follow skills.

Tuesdays, 7pm to 8:15pm.  

See sign-up page to register.

Contact Rebecca:  africubandance@gmail.com.

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Nov
18
to Dec 3

Afro-Cuban - 3 Week Beginner Workshop

This three week workshop will focus on the movement and aesthetic fundamentals of Afro-Cuban dance, giving students a better understanding of the specific nuances and characteristic of Afro-Cuban, and a foundation to participate in ongoing Afro-Cuban dance experiences around the city.  Geared towards beginners and taught using recorded music - as of now - this workshop is a step towards offering on ongoing, open Afro-Cuban class with live accompaniment for Salsabliss family and friends.  Students who participate in this workshop will develop the skills to participate more freely and joyfully in faster-paced classes with live percussion going forward.

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Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

Six Week Beginner-2 Workshop

The Beginner-2 Workshop is a continuation of the Six Week Beginner Workshop.  Students will continue to practice fundamentals as they add more steps and turns to their repertoires.  For students who have completed the Beginner series and for students with equivalent experience.

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Oct
25
2:00 PM14:00

Intro to Cuban Salsa and Rueda de Casino at Inwood Movement

Celebrating the opening of a new movement studio in Inwood, I will be teaching a two-hour Intro to Cuban Salsa and Rueda de Casino.  This class will give students a glimpse of all the fundamentals, including Afro-Cuban movement, rhythm, partnering skills, and basic steps.  At the end of the two hours, students will be DANCING!  Please plan to dance in socks or in light, rubber-soled (clean) shoes to protect the brand new floors.

Visit the sign-up page to register.  Workshop is $25.  Space is limited.  First come, first served, so please sign-up early.  Thank you!

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