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Class Descriptions & Rates

Dance Classes Descriptions !

At our NYC Salsa Training Classes, we are currently offering several levels of instruction.
Customarily, classes are given by a male and a female instructor, so that both perspectives are represented. Take the course witah friends or come alone. Students are instructed as a group with rotating partners. You will meet people like you, who are eager to learn to dance salsa or to improve their dancing skills.

Salsa Bootcamp (Absolute Beginner)

This course extends over eight weeks and is divided into two, four-week segments. The classes are structured and progressive and they are intended to give you the confidence to build your first steps as a salsa dancer.

During the 1st segment at 6.30pm, you will learn how to listen to the music, so that you can step to the salsa timing. This will help you to dance in connection with your partner and to enjoy more of the music, while you learn something new at every class.

In the 1st segment we will cover basic steps, side steps, left & right turns and cross body lead. You will also learn footwork “shines” like the suzy q’s, cross overs, etc.

With this foundation to build on, the 2nd segment will enable you to incorporate and practice more salsa moves; and whether you lead or follow, you will acquire a better understanding of dancing in sync with your partner.

In the 2nd segment at 7.30pm, we will cover inside & outside turns with different hand positions and combinations. You will also learn more intricate footwork like the kick-out, spiral tap & much more!

(we recommend to start at the beginning of the month for Salsa Beginners)

Salsa Advanced Beginner

Once you have completed the Bootcamp (8 weeks), you will be ready to start learning more complex variations while strengthening your fundamentals, leading and following techniques with the timing.

During each class, a new variation is presented and time is allotted for practicing various steps and turns called combinations. All of this takes place under the instruction and guidance of your expert trainers.

As you master more and more of the skills being taught, you will begin to create fun turns of your own and you will feel more comfortable putting moves together into your own combinations.

(all Advance beginner levels are welcome to drop-in at anytime, please read the Salsa Bootcamp description to see if you are ready for this level or contact us for more info)

Salsa Intermediate

This level is the highest level of Salsa. If you are ready for Intermediate, you are at ease with your timing, have a great understanding of partner connection, and of leading or following techniques. At this point we will introduce more advanced methods, as you are ready to start dancing with more complicated salsa moves without sacrificing your flavor and timing.

To join this level you would have completed at least completed 6 to 8 cycles of Advanced Beginner or already have experience in Salsa Intermediate/Advanced Level, Drop-in Anytime!

Bachata Fusion – Open Level

This class is designed for the students who want to learn a variety of different Bachata Styles including; Traditional/Dominican Style Footwork, Modern/Urban Partnerwork with a fusion of the most popular bachata styles from Bachatango to Bachata Guajira and much more. This class is designed for a social dance experience like no other. Start here and take your dancing anywhere.

The main focus is to build more a stronger relationship to the music and partner as well as leading and following techniques, enhancing musicality, understanding timing, while gaining an in-depth understanding of the evolution of bachata and how it has transcended in major parts of the world. We focus on the musical timing of the bongo, bass, guitar (requinto) and lyrics. We take all these musical timing and master them to the point where you become more confident and versatile bachata dancers anywhere you go including those wishing to perform.

For Absolute Beginner students, we recommend starting at the beginning of the month.
No partner necessary for any of our classes!

Salsa Skills & Drills (Intermediate 1)

This class is designed for the Intermediate level student who wants to master the tools and techniques and to understand what it takes to be fluid on the dance floor. In this class you will learn the concepts behind the turns, spins and shines and learn how to execute them efficiently by creating muscle memory and good habits, and not just by memorizing the patterns/sequence.

Salsa Dancing goes beyond 1,2,3 – 5,6,7 and this class will take you to the next level.

Students must be extremely comfortable with their On2 timing and at least be dancing for 6 months or more in Advanced Beginner Level or higher.

All students need to be pre-approved by Joel or Maria before taking this class.
Email: info@joelsalsa.com for more information.

Practice Parties

We offer practice parties twice a month. All students and friends are welcome. Practice what you have been learning in class. Make sure to sign up on our home page to receive updates with information about future salsa parties, classes, workshops, and events. .

General admission for all $5

 

 

Prices of Dance Classes and Packages

 

 

bachata/salsa class

One Time Trial Class = $20

The one time trial class is perfect for those who don’t want to commit and want to try out one of our Open level classes.


Salsa-bachata 4 classes

Four-Class Package = $65 ($16.25 per class)

The four-class package is great if you want to take one class per week for 4 weeks. You can use towards any of our group classes. It expires 30 days from the date of your first class.


Salsa-bachata 8 classes

Eight-Class Package = $109 ($13.62 per class)

The eight-class package is ideal for the student who wants to make a longer commitment and save while doing so! You can use towards any of our group classes. It expires 60 days from the date of your first class.

Special Packages

Salsa-bachata Twice week classes

Twice A Week Monthly Package = $95 ($11.87/Class)
This package is ideal for the student who wants to come twice per week and either wants to learn different styles of dances or get the extra practice of the same dance. This package expires 30 days from the first date of your class.

Unlimited one month class

Unlimited Monthly Package = $119

This package is ideal for the student who wants to come 3 classes per week!. Either wants to learn different styles of dances or get the extra practice of the same dance!. This is a monthly package and expires 30 days from the date of your first class.

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