There is a lot to learn in the salsa family of dances and it is impossible to teach everything in a weekly class!

SUNDAY 1 December 2019

@ Whitehouse Hotel, Wellington
COST: £7 which includes practice time and mini salsa social
2.00pm - 5.00pm

Special Fast Track Workshop to aid progression based on the 'Salsa Matrix'. Ideal for those who need more practice, want to learn to dance more quickly for a special occasion such as a prom night, wedding or work function. It is also suitable for Cuban dancers who wish to learn the fundamentals for cross body style salsa. Sorry, but not suitable for absolute beginners; you must be able to execute right & left turns plus cross-body lead options; please contact if not sure to discuss.

First part consists of solo work on steps, timing, turns and technique in preparation for use in second half for partner work. Final content depends on attendance and student preferences on the day.

Future dates will be posted up when finalised.

Beginner classes are the most important you will ever do. Drop-in classes for beginners involve a lot of repetition as new people always have to be accommodated every week so progress is slower. From experience, a short course or workshop is one of the best & more interesting ways for beginners to learn any form of dance as they are more progressive & prepare you well & complement weekly drop-in classes.

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Dance should be fun both for yourself & with every partner; it is a great night out & not meant to be a competition, so don't rush things. Those with a strong foundation tend to find future progress much easier & moving to higher level classes less stressful, a much smoother experience for all. There is no point having lots of flash moves if the underlying partner skills are lacking; it is not a pleasant experience either for the lead or follower & is how injuries occur. A highly skilled dancer makes it look easy but it has taken several years - there are no short cuts; you need to have the mindset of a marathon runner & train for the long haul! To become a competent social dancer takes less time but it still requires the same approach!

latin dances!

As you can see from the above diagram, there are a lot of different types of dances to learn at salsa which is why some of us become so addicted! Special workshops for development purposes are available at regular intervals for those who wish to progress more quickly or would like more time in order to polish and/or improve their skills. These are usually held on demand. Workshops such as Salsa Fundamentals, Partner Essentials, Technique for Turns & Spins, Beginner Transition, Footwork & Shines, Cha Cha On2; Ladies Styling, Bachata, Salsa On2 & much, much more are all on offer. There is also Kizomba, Neuvo tango & Bachata-milonga which are are becoming more popular. If you are interested in any particular workshop, please contact admin if you are not currently attending our classes or not on the mailing list. Numbers in workshops are limited to enable more individual teaching and current students have priority. Details about workshop content is sent out via email and also published up here and in the various social media groups nearer the time.

Private tuition at a reasonable hourly rate is also on the menu for individuals, couples, small groups, prom dancing & dance tuition for wedding dances too; allow yourself four weeks if possible for wedding dances in order to really impress your guests if you have never danced before! Contact admin directly for detail on costs.