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Salsa Cubana Intermediate

Learn dancing without Dile que no, master your basic steps, put them on music and make your dance more fluent.

Longer figures and leading/following techniques that will prepare you for the social dance floor, teachers will answer all your questions and help overcome difficulties. Even if you lack the confidence to come to the parties after your first months of dancing, this course will help you to gain it. For leaders and followers, learn to style your moves and give some personal touch to the figures. Remember, mastering your leading and following techniques is just as important as steps.

Salsa Cubana takes its routes from freedom loving Cuban population. Real Cubans have Klave beat instead of heartbeat and enjoy dancing on the streets. We teach not only moves and pa, but also the great free spirit of Salsa and dancing community. Cuban Salsa is also known worldwide as Casino (the name of the place dancers used gather at for socials) and originates from Son, melodic dance popular on Cuba in early 20-ies that has a rhythm similar to salsa.

Traditionally, Casino is danced “a Contratiempo”. This means that distinct from subsequent forms of salsa, no step is taken on the first and fifth beats in each clave pattern and the fourth and eighth beat are emphasized. In this way, rather than following a beat, the dancers themselves contribute in their movement, to the polyrhythmic pattern of the music. At the same time, it is often danced “a Tiempo”, although both “on3” (originally) and “on1” (nowadays). What gives the dance its life, however, is not its mechanical technique, but understanding and spontaneous use of the rich Afro-Cuban dance vocabulary within a “Casino” dance.

Next Courses

The duration of the Salsa Cubana intermediate courses is 3 months. You can start any week after prior registration:

Mo | 20:00 – 21:00
Th | 20:00 – 21:00

Course Content

Spins A la Moderno

Leading techniques

Introduction to styling

Salsa footwork

Dancing on the music with breaks and stops

Back to basics: learning how to connect the simple figures

Further course proposals

  • Get to know the essential steps, turns and leading techniques that will open you the world of salsa and raise the awareness about the salsa

  • If you feel like meeting good dancers and grow together, learn figures that are created for Rueda only – this course is for you. The

  • You will learn basic steps, turns and leading techniques combined into easy figures for Salsa LA.