Joel Salsa Presents:
Cuban Salsa Workshops By Chris Rogicki & Evelyn Ramirez
Workshop 1: 3.00PM – 4.30PM– $25
Fundamentals of Cuban Salsa/Casino & Rueda de Casino, Part 1 (All Levels)
This class is structured for beginners with little-to-no dance experience and will allow you to develop a foundational knowledge of Cuban Salsa, also known as Casino, which originated in Cuba in the 1950’s and predates all styles of Salsa by at least two decades. Casino incorporates a diverse mixture of rhythms & dances such as Danzón, Mambo, Chachachá, Son, & Rumba and is defined by angular partner position changes as opposed to North American styles which have distinctive linear positions. It can be danced one-on-one as well as in a circular formation, or Rueda/wheel, in which dancers execute figures in unison while exchanging partners in dynamic and creative ways. This 90-minute workshop will focus on the specific technical aspects of Cuban Salsa, including basic steps and turn patterns, partnering technique, and the fundamental motions of Casino & Rueda de Casino.
Workshop 2: 4.45PM – 5.45PM – $20
Casino & Rueda de Casino, Part 2 (Intermediate & Up)
This hour long workshop is geared for intermediate & up dancers and allows you to further solidify and expand upon the basics covered in the previous, part 1 installment at an accelerated pace. This high-energy class focuses on Casino combinations with emphasis on leading and following technique, as well as fun Rueda group moves and dynamic partner changes.