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Class Descriptions
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What Class to Take and When ...
Our classes are listed as 1, 2, or 3 which means there are different sections that run back to back. Different moves are taught in each one, so best to take them with no breaks in between! They automatically rotate so that you can develop your dancing smoother, easier and stronger! Start at any number and continue until the series is complete so you get all the moves so you can move on to the next level!
Note! Code 1, 2 or 3 = Series theme, NOT level!
   
 
Salsa! Salsa! Salsa! ( listed in order of difficulty from lowest to highest )
A Taste of Salsa (A):

Anyone can register for this class! Perfect if you are just starting! Three basic steps, how to connect them, lead/follow, 3 basic turn combinations, one sixteen turn combination. We also help with your timing so you understand the rhythm!

1 Section

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Hot Chips N’ Salsa 1, 2: Complete at least 1 Taste of Salsa Class Session to enter. More turns & combinations added with brand new footwork, closed position and tap step introduced.

2 Sections

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Across the Floor: Must complete both Sections of Hot Chips N' Salsa to sweat here! This class covers all types of Cross Body Leads, which make up a great part in salsa dancing. Can also be taken at the same time as your 1st Kick It.

1 Section

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Ladies' Styling/Sassy Salsa 1, 2, 3:
(optional fun!)
Complete 2 Chips or higher to slither in here!

Styling class for Follows only! Develop your style early! 100% Salsa! Let loose! "Who's Sexy?" Fundamental styling, balance, coordination and ladies footwork class with lots of attitude! Themes change monthly and the class can be taken for extended time frames and feel like you are continuously learning new things! Themes rotate!

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Afro Cuban Moves & Isolations: (A)
(optional fun)
Open to all levels. Great class to start considering if you haven't done so already! Excellent to get you aware of body movement and expression through the roots of Latin music. All moves can be applied to your Salsa Repertoire! Dress comfortable and flat dancing shoes highly recommended

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Kick-It Klass 1, 2: Complete both Sections of Hot Chips N' Salsa & 1 Across the Floor to warm up here!

To get in earlier, sign up for Across the floor and your 1st Kick It class session at the same time. Intermediate footwork class runs in a series of 2 different themes .

Spins and Multiple Turns / Stationary and Traveling, to learn all the moves. Highly recommended to take them consecutively and not to miss one, as to not Kick yourself out of sequence!

2 Sections

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Precision Salsa 1, 2:

Must complete 1 Across the Floor & 2 Kick-It Klass sessions to prior that will be covered to enter. Themes change each session and are posted. Precision themes and Kick It themes do not overlap the same moves in the same session!

Master the steps you have learned until now. Move faster, Lead better, Follow phenomenally around the floor! Classes rotate in series of 2 sessions. Themes are:

  • Cross Body Leads & Spins
  • Cross Body Leads, Stationary & Traveling

2 Sections

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Fancy Footwork 1, 2:

Complete 1 Across the Floor, 2 Kick-It Klass sessions and 2 Precision to enter. Can also be taken at the same time as your 2nd Precision!

Experience the fun of good footwork and "shines" on the dance floor! A way to connect your personality with the music you hear, express yourself by playing with musicality and feel good about your advanced timing skills in each dance. The focus is advance footwork patterns and free styling. So the next time you want to freestyle dance with your partner, you'll feel lots more confident! Enjoy!

2 Sections

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Spinzzz 1, 2:

Complete 2 Precision sections for this class.

Understand how to use your body to actually "spin"! Opens up a whole new dimension of understanding timing, body movement, posture, frame, center of balance, spotting, what's your core? and learning to be lighter on your FEET! Overall great class to help you dance better! Has to be taken before Adv CBL series, or taken at the same time.

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Advanced Cross-Body Leads 1, 2, 3:

Complete 1 Across the Floor, 2 Kick-It Klass sessions, 2 Precisions, 2spinzz and 2 Fancy Footwork to get with the program!

Cross body leads make up 60% of Salsa dancing in this town. Are you ready to improve your dancing with Chicago-Style moves? Different style and techniques shown by each instructor but same moves covered. You can CBL all you want at this level!

3 Sections

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Cha Cha Cha for Salseros (C):
(optional fun!)

Cha Cha Cheros would need 1 Fancy Footwork (or taking it at the same time of this class) and 2 Precisions under your belt to play here.

Ready to use your Salsa skills to master a brand new dance? Try our fast-paced Cha Cha class! You already know how to lead/follow, so now it's time to take what you know and incorporate it into the rhythm of Cha Cha Cha! Class is fast-paced with an emphasis on timing and footwork rather than lead/follow technique. Both Cha Cha "on 1" and "on 2" will be covered! Get ready to "play" a lot more on that dance floor!

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Let's Start Turning Heads 1, 2, 3:

Complete 1 Across the floor, 2 Kick-It Klass sessions, 2 Precisions, 2 Fancy Footworks, 2 Adv CBLeads, & 2 Spinzz to drill here!

Intermediate turning combinations and patterns. Runs in series of 3 and can be taken for as long as you wish! Class preps you for Advanced Turn classes.

3 Sections

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Advanced Turns:

Complete 3 sessions of Let's Start Turning Heads, 2 Spinzz and 3 Adv CBLeads to show off here!

Can be taken with 3rd Lets Start Turning Heads. You are now dancing at this time and are looking for more complicated turning combinations and can take on a much faster pace of learning and dancing! Enjoy the sweat!

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La Rueda/Casino Salsa:
(on rotation)
  • La Rueda Part 1 = 2 Hot Chips
  • La Rueda Part 2 = Complete 1 sessions of La Rueda 1
  • La Rueda Part 3 = Complete 2 sessions of La Rueda 2
  • La Rueda Student Performance Team = You are eligible at this time to join! Don't hesitate!
  • La Rueda Part 4 = Complete 3 sessions of La Rueda 3

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Dip Into Sexy Salsa:
(optional fun!)

Same level as Advanced Turns!

By now, you are dancing and know the fundamental ins and outs of dancing and understand fun and safety! Now it's time to end that dance with a great DIP or any time you want during a song and not worry about going down with your partner! See you in class! Learn half and full dips.

1 Section

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Salsa 2009: (Advanced) (optional fun!)

Complete 1 Dip into Salsa class to enter.

You are already out at the parties and clubs. A great class to learn more moves and add more technique to pull it all together! Bring your dancing up another notch!

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Salsa to Mambo:
(optional fun!)

Complete 2 sessions of Precision Salsa to enter.

Timing class to understand the differences between Salsa & Mambo. Fine tune your ears! Understand the differences between "On 1" and "On 2"

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Dance Posture and Form; (optional fun!)

Class set with Latin music. It helps you with posture, form, flexibility and strength. Also works on balance, grace and spotting. Core basics are from ballet concepts to help you with your salsa! For men and women. Wear comfortable clothing! Bring a pair of socks.

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Kids! Teens! Adults! Other Classes on Rotation
Ballet for kids Kids ages 1-6

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A Little Taste of Latin Kids ages 5-8

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Latin Dance Hour pre-teens ages 9-12

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Hot Latin Grooves teens ages 13-15

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More Classes for Adults
  • A Taste of Rhythm
  • Salsa 2009 • Palladium Mambo 2
  • Men’s Styling • Yoga Fitness • Salsa With a Purpose
  • Salsa Aerobics
  • Sexy Salsa
  • Chili Cha Cha Cha ( C )
  • Chicago Mambo
  • Smooth Salsa
  • Salsa to Mambo
  • A Taste of the Caribbean
  • ExerSalsa
  • New York Style “On 2”
  • Bailes Showtime Moves
  • Stretching and Fitness
  • Congas y Claves
  • Fancier Footwork
  • Belly Dancing
  • Latin Cardio Funk
  • Clave Caliente
  • Flick, Tricks & Salsa Illusions
  • Marking with Style
 
 
More Hot! Hot! “HOT!” Rhythms
Note! No dance experience needed for all LEVEL (A) classes!
Direct from the Dominican Republic

Mad Merengue: (A)
Merengue Mix : (A)
Mas Merengue: (B)
Merengue 2009: (C )
Bachata Sexy: (A)
Bachata Super Sexy: (B) Complete Bachata Sexy to enter
Bachatazo 2009: (C ) Complete Bachata Super Sexy to enter.

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Welcome to Cuba!
Chase Me Cha Cha Cha: (A)
 
Catch Me Cha Cha Cha (B)
Complete Chase Me Cha Cha Cha to enter
Chili Cha Cha Cha: (C) Complete Catch Me Cha Cha Cha to enter

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Proud of the U S of A!

Kids and Adults  (4-6 yrs)  (7-9 yrs old)  (10-12yrs)
Hip Hop (A)
Hip Hop (B)  Complete 1 session of A  to pop it here.

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Hola Puerto Rico!

Reggaeton PG-13 (A)
Reggaeton Rocks (B) Complete 1 session of A  to groove here.

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Swing here Mexico/Colombia!
Cumbia para Todos (A)  
Super Cumbia (B) Complete 1 session of A  to swing here.
Advanced Cumbia (C) Complete 1 session of B to turn here

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Belly Dancing!

Belly Dancing (A)
 
Belly Dancing (B):  Ask your instructor when you should move to this level!

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Latin Nights!

Get down with some Salsa, Merengue, Bachata & Cha Cha Cha club style!  Learn the basic steps to 4 Latin dance styles while getting a high energy pumped up workout.  No partner necessary … non-stop dance class!

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West African Dance (A) Enhances student strength and flexibility while teaching the dance's basic movements. Enjoy various drum patterns used in traditional West African music with Live Drumming! This class will enhance the repertoire of any Latin Dance student! Bare feet recommended and loose or stretchy attire for working out. West African moves will rotate monthly.
   
 
Our classes are listed as 1, 2, or 3 which means there are different sections that run back to back. Different moves are taught in each one, so best to take them with no breaks in between! They automatically rotate so that you can develop your dancing smoother, easier and stronger! Start at any number and continue until the series is complete so you get all the moves so you can move on to the next level!
Note! Code 1, 2 or 3 = Series theme, NOT level!
   
 
Mambo! Mambo! Mambo!
Mambo:

Must complete precision 2 to be able to take this class, or take precision 2 at the same time.

Beginning Mambo Class in which all the basic Mambo moves are learned. Explanation of the difference between Salsa and Mambo. Know what to listen for to be able to dance "On2".

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Mambo B:

Must complete first Mambo class to take this class.

Continuation of first Mambo class. More intricate footwork, partnerwork, and styling.

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Adv CBL Mambo 1, 2, 3:

Complete at least 1 Mambo B

Cross body leads make up 60% of Salsa dancing in this town. Are you ready to improve your dancing with Chicago-Style moves? Different style and techniques shown by each instructor but same moves covered. You can CBL all you want at this level!

3 Sections

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Let's Start Turning Heads Mambo 1, 2, 3:

Complete at least 2 Adv. CBL Mambo to drill here! Can also be taken together with the 2nd Adv. CBL Mambo.

Intermediate turning combinations and patterns. Runs in series of 3 and can be taken for as long as you wish! Class preps you for Advanced Turn classes.

3 Sections

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Advanced Turns Mambo:

Complete 3 sessions of Let's Start Turning Heads Mambo, 2 Spinzz and 3 Adv CBLeads Mambo to show off here! Can be taken with 3rd Lets Start Turning Heads.

You are now dancing at this time and are looking for more complicated turning combinations and can take on a much faster pace of learning and dancing! Enjoy the sweat!

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