Salsa Rueda Advanced
If you feel like meeting good dancers and grow together, learn figures that are created for Rueda only – this course is for you. The level of the class is advanced, led by experienced Cubana dancers. Concentrate on dancing and practicing, the courses usually are based on less explanation, more music, new complicated figures every week.
You will learn some styling and complex footwork at these courses. We share our experiences and just have fun.
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 ’20s 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.
Further course proposals
Learn how you match the form and movement to the rhythm, mood and melody of the music, which is expressed in different ways. During the
Learn the techniques of leading different types of waves, discover the flexibility of your body and start with easy head roles put the learned figures
Learn to control your feet when the music is fast, get to know the importance of pressure and tension, learn to differentiate between the two.