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GROUP CLASS INFO

Classes run in 4 week sessions. Each new 4 week session starts at the beginning of the month, and typically finishes at months end. Students are encouraged to join at the beginning of the month when each session begins.

BEGINNERS

Check out our New Student Deal, as well as our beginner friendly classes

INTERMEDIATE

Our classic Salsa classes to take you from the studio to the social dance floor

ADVANCED

For those looking for a new challenge, New York style Mambo will take your dancing to the next level

 

BEGINNERS

For those just starting out these are the classes for you, building strong foundations to get you dancing sooner 

Salsa 1

This is the Starter Course no one should miss!

No previous dance or Salsa experience required. Each class starts with an explanation or review of the basics followed by a new Salsa turn pattern. Students are introduced to fundamental lead and follow techniques including the cross body lead, right and left turns, rhythm recognition and dance floor etiquette.

Recommended to do this level 2-3 months before moving to level 2.

Body Movement Basics

Add flavour and style to your dancing all while getting a great workout! 

 

Being able to move to the rhythm is the true essence of dancing Salsa and besides it will take your solo and partnering abilities to a whole other level. 

 

Recommended for All Levels on an ongoing basis.

 

INTERMEDIATE

Salsa 2

Salsa 3

This course will be the highlight of your week!

Designed for students comfortable with the basic steps, cross body lead, basic timing, left and right turns. This level builds off Level 1 to create more dynamic turn patterns perfect for the dancefloor. 

 

Recommended to do this level for approximately 3 - 4 months before moving to Salsa level 3.

Pre-requisite: Completion of level 1 at Dance Vancouver.

You've done the groundwork, now step it up a notch! 

This level is for advanced-beginner to intermediate level Salsa dancers looking to attain and or refine their intermediate technical abilities. Focus is on partnering skills, spinning techniques, travelling turns, balance and connection to help you be a great partner on the dance floor.

Recommended to take this level for 5 - 6 months before moving to level 4.

Pre-requisite: Completion of level 2 at Dance Vancouver.

Salsa 4

This course will definitely make you stand out on the dance floor!

 

Geared for high intermediate On1 social dancers proficient in our Salsa 3 curriculum. Course material is dynamic, challenging and full of directional changes so solid ability of fundamental partnering techniques  and solid timing is required.

 

Recommended to take this level for a minimum 12 months. 

 

Pre-requisite: Proficiency in Salsa level 3 at Dance Vancouver.

 

ADVANCED

Mambo 2

Mambo 3

It’s all about the “Two” beat!

This course is for On1 Salsa dancers interested in learning to dance Salsa On2 (aka Mambo, New York, Puerto Rican style). Focus is on developing students proficiency with On2 timing and confidence for the social dance floor. Material covered will be a combination of material equivalent to Salsa level 1 and 2. This course also serves as a gateway to Mambo Level 3.

Pre-requisite: Proficiency in Salsa Level 2 (On1) or higher.

You’ve done the groundwork, now take it up a notch!

This level is for advanced-beginner to intermediate level On2 / Mambo dancers looking to attain and or refine their intermediate technical abilities On2. Focus is on developing and refining intermediate partnering skills and timing to help you be an amazing partner on the dance floor.

Recommended to take this level a minimum of 6 months before moving to level 4.

Pre-requisite: Completion of Mambo level 2 at Dance Vancouver or equivalent.

Mambo 4

This course will definitely make you stand out on the dance floor!

Geared for intermediate to high-intermediate On2 / Mambo students proficient with all the techniques in Mambo levels 2 - 3 and are proficient in social dancing On2. 

Pre-requisite: Proficiency at a Mambo level 3 skill level.

 

Boosters

Shines Basics

Shines +

Get fit & have fun while learning to look great on the dance floor!

This course will provide the foundation of your shines and styling moving forward and is geared to newer On2 dancers as well as On1 dancers wanting to learn On2. Open to men and women.

 

Recommended to take this course for a minimum of 6 months before advancing to Shines Plus.

Pre-requisite: Mambo level 2 or higher.

Challenge your mind and body all while getting a great workout. 

 

Using the Shines Basic course as building blocks this course will unlock unlimited possibilities for shines and stylizing your dancing.

 

Recommended to take this course on an ongoing basis.

Pre-requisites: Shines Basics and Body movement basics.

Body Movement +

Dance of the Month

This course will challenge even the most seasoned dancers!

Building on the increased physical capacity, control and coordination from Body Movement Basics this course will set your self expression and style on fire. 

 

Recommended to take on an ongoing basis for the seasoned dancer.

 

Pre-requisities: Proficiency in Body Movement Basics and Shines Basics.

Each month students will get the opportunity to learn and focus on a new secondary dance form.

 

The Dance of the Month for September will be Cha Cha Cha 

 

Recommended for Salsa level 2 students and up.