BEGINNER ONLY CLASSES & SPECIAL WORKSHOPS
Next Workshop: SUN 6 JAN 2019
@ Whitehouse Hotel: 2.00pm - 7.00pm
COST: £15 in advance or £20 on the day
Workshops usually take place on the last Sunday in month and are designed to prepare you for the Level 2 weekly drop-in classes which take place on Mondays. Content is equivalent to first four beginner sessions and follow same syllabus. Therefore ideal for those unable to attend weekly classes on a regular basis, or who want to learn to dance more quickly or for those needing to learn to dance for a special occasion such as wedding or work function. It is also suitable for Cuban dancers who wish to learn the fundamentals for cross body style salsa. Places limited to ensure more individual tuition & for gender balancing purposes. However, you do not have to be part of a couple to book as unlike ballroom dancing, this is improvised freestyle salsa, not set routines & dancers move round in classes to enable more inter-action. On completion of the workshop, there is an option to pay a special price of £15 (payable in advance) for the first month of drop-in classes, a saving of £13 on normal monthly costs! It also means you will have received eight hours of tuition for £30, a saving of £26 overall! Weekly drop-in class is £7.
Future dates for 2019 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 for the weekly Monday drop-in classes.
Those with a strong foundation tend to find their future progress much easier so moving to higher level classes is less stressful & a much smoother experience too! 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. There is no point having lots of flash moves if the underlying basic 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 them 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!
OTHER CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
There is a lot to learn in the salsa family of dances and it is impossible to teach everything in a weekly class. Special workshops for development purposes in addition to the drop-in sessions are available 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 on Sunday afternoons at different venues in various parts of Telford. 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 & can be incorporated into your salsa dancing too! If you are interested in any of these workshops, 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 please note current students have priority. Details about workshop content is sent out via email and also published up here and in the various Facebook 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.