salsa& bachata classes
All registrations include 4 weeks of instruction - one hour per week for 4 weeks. When you register you are paying for a total of 4 hours for the price listed.
We strongly believe that classes structured on a monthly schedule allow students, to better measure their progress, understand how they best learn Salsa/Bachata dance technique and feel more confident in what is being taught.
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Our style of salsa that we teach is called "Mambo" or Salsa On2. There are many different styles of salsa, but we focus specifically on Mambo. Many other studios in our city teach Salsa On1 - we want to make sure that you have the opportunity to learn more than one style in Milwaukee.
Our instructors & studio owners have been training in Mambo for over 6 years! They continue to train and travel throughout the United States, Canada & Mexico; in order to bring more technique, movement fundamentals, and history to Milwaukee dancers.
This BEGINNER ONE class is for anyone with very little to no experience. A partner is not required. In this class you will learn not only your basic Salsa steps, but also learn about the different instruments that make up a Salsa band. We will train your ears to be able to identify the heart beat of a Salsa song; the congas (this applies specifically to the style of Salsa that we teach which is Salsa On2, also known as 'Mambo').
You Will Accomplish:
- Basic salsa steps & right turn for lead & follow
- Social dancing partner work connection
- How to understand the instruments played in a Salsa song
- Cross body lead
This BEGINNER TWO class is for anyone that has a strong foundation in 'Mambo'/Salsa On2 timing and basic step. A partner is not required to take this class. You must have previously taken our Salsa Beginner 1 class to move on to Beginner 2.
You Will Accomplish:
- Modified basic steps
- Left turn footwork
- Deeper level of Salsa musicality
- Outside pass
- Reverse cross body lead
This INTERMEDIATE class is for anyone that is familiar with Mambo/Salsa On2 that has a strong foundation of their On2 basic, who can dance On2, with proper timing, to medium-paced Salsa songs.
you will accomplish:
- Double Turn technique & execution
- intricate footwork/shines patterns
- body movement technique (torso & arms)
- Hammer locks, combs/drapes & checks
- social dancing more consistently on time
Our instructors/studio owners have been training in Bachata for over 4 years! They continue to train and travel throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico & Europe; in order to bring more technique, movement fundamentals, and history to Milwaukee dancers.
This beginner level class is for anyone with very little to no experience. A partner is not required. In this class you will learn how the different rhythms of a bachata song tell you to dance. You will also learn the basic bachata steps, footwork sequences and detailed techniques to feel amazing on the dance floor!
The partner work taught, relates to each specific bachata rhythm: derecho, majao and mambo. By the end of this class you will have the knowledge to be able to recognize all three bachata rhythms while social dancing and have a mini library of bachata moves to pull from!
This Bachata intermediate level class is for anyone that is familiar with basic bachata hip technique, who can dance bachata to medium-paced bachata songs and who is familiar with all three bachata rhythms. You should already be able to dance alone and with a partner the following steps:
- outside turns & inside turns
- syncopated steps
- modified bachata basic steps
What Should You Wear/Bring?
- comfortable NON-street shoes (Latin dance shoes, jazz shoes, ballet flats, socks, barefoot) (street shoes are forbidden on our dance floor)
- We sell Latin dance shoes for women & men (check out the shoe section of our site for details)
- comfortable clothing to dance in
- positive attitude :)
- water bottle
Classes are 55 minutes each. Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes early to allow our staff to properly sign you in and make sure your account is up to date!
DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN CLASSES FULL-TIME (12 CREDITS OR MORE); WITH VALID STUDENT ID AND PROOF OF CURRENT SEMESTER CLASS SCHEDULE. MUST SHOW TO STUDIO STAFF IN PERSON FOR VERIFICATION. please email us for details: email@example.com
Our Salsa/Bachata classes do not allow drop-ins. students must be able to attend 2 out of 4 of the weeks of class for the month they register for.
No class credit transfers may be made to anyone. Classes unused will not roll over to the following month. There are no refunds offered for any class or event purchases.