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Cuban Salsa Classes + Latino Mix/Social Dance (Mondays)

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Curate Space

306 Little Collins Street

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Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Join us on Mondays @ CURATE SPACE from 7pm to 10.30pm:

7.10pm - Cuban Salsa 1

8.10pm - Cuban Salsa 2

9.15pm - Latino Mix + Social Dance


What is Cuban Salsa?

It is a type of Salsa from Cuba that is danced all over the world in clubs with an improvised style. This Salsa is a 1It ore relaxed style and more suitable for social dancing that the more widely known LA Salsa (Linear). It is danced with a lower center of gravity which enhanced the hip movements naturally and is danced in a circular motion. Because there is less spinning and more walking style steps, Cuban Salsa is accessible to all ages and abilities and is easier to dance on a crowded dance floor! This style is fun, smooth, intimate, surprising, and a little bit cheeky!

There are 3 ways to practice it; footwork (solo), in partner-work (couples) and in a Rueda de Casino. (Several couples dance choreographically around a circle, with the dance moves being called by 1 person)


WE HAVE 2 CLASSES:

  • Cuban Salsa 1 – Fundamentals (7.10pm – 8.00pm)

The Fundamentals class will introduce you to the wonderful world of Cuban Salsa dancing and is suitable for complete beginners. In this class you will learn your salsa foundation steps, patterns and musicality, have your heard of the CLAVE?

And what about some Spanish? Si señor! You will also learn some Spanish words to follow the instructions with no trouble, you will be ready to dance and speak like Antonio Banderas after a while!

Through the class you will learn a bit of Cuban dance styles, history and technical language; at the same time the basic steps and basic leading/following technique as well as your first basic moves and foundation turn patterns of any good Cuban Salsa dancer. And of course I will teach you about the body balance/movement, rhythm and musicality, which is fundamental for you in this level. Lots of footwork and counting for you to build up your inner salsa dancer.

Pre-requisites :

  • Get here 5min before the class starts.

  • No Experience or Partner needed.

  • Water bottle (maybe a hand towel)

  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes, you may sweat a bit!

  • Good energy and vibes, oh! also a big smile J

  • Class strictly limited, enrol online or call/txt if you want to show up.




  • Cuban Salsa 2 – Essentials & Intro to Rueda de Casino (8.10pm – 9.10pm)

The Essentials class will build on the Fundamentals by learning exciting combinations and patterns based on the Fundamental steps, but also adding new and exciting steps, patterns and shines (footwork). We will add some more spicy flavour this time.

Taking this class will give you a good handle on Cuban Salsa dancing, give you lots of pattern options and teach you how to improvise with them on the dance floor, but not forgetting to deepen your knowledge of rhythm, body movement, musicality and much more! After few sessions you will be able to show your first steps on the salsa dance floor and have enough confidence to dance a whole song.

This is an ongoing class where you can drop-in for a few classes or take for a long time, I will always be teaching something slightly different, but always accessible to salsa dancers with limited experience. To register in this level you will need to have taken the Fundamental class, or have previous salsa dancing experience (in any style, although we recommend you start at Fundamentals if you are coming from another style.)

Intro to Rueda de Casino: Depending on how the class goes, we can learn the basics of how a Rueda de Casino works. We will look at the basics of the closed position as well as the open position, using the moves you will learn in the Cuban Salsa class. This time we will dance all together in a circle. I will call some moves and we will do them in a choreographic way, it will be awesome!


Pre-requisites :

  • Get here 5min before the class starts.

  • No Partner needed.

  • Water bottle (maybe a hand towel)

  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes, you may sweat a bit!

  • Good energy and vibes, oh! also a big smile J

  • Class strictly limited, enrol online or call/txt if you want to show up.


Instructor: Pablo Salas aka PABS, all the way from Chile.

Venue: Curate Space


BUT WAIT !!! Stay with us for the LATINO MIX + SOCIAL DANCE afterwards. (9.15pm - 10.30pm)




PRICES:

$25 - Single class (Pay at the door)

Pay ONLINE:

  • $10 - Cuban Salsa 1 (Single class)
  • $20 - Cuban Salsa 2 (Single class)
  • $26 - Pack Double - Salsa (Cuban Salsa 1 + 2)
  • $26 - Pack Double - Mix (Cuban Salsa 2 + Latino Mix/Social Dance)
  • $36 - Pack Monday Latino (Cuban Salsa 1 + 2 + Latino Mix/Social Dance)





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