Seven Weeks of 75-Minute
Salsa/Rhythm Group Classes
Offered by: Art of Dance Ballroom Dance School
Instructor: Sarah Calhoun
Enrollment: limit 20 (this is a group class)
Tuition: $90/person (for all seven sessions)
You do not need to enroll with a partner. Partner changes occur frequently in class.
Salsa, Merengue, and Cha Cha
Please fill out all pertinent Registration Material, and bring it with you on the first day of class.
If you have completed one of Darrell’s or Sarah’s recent classes, then this class is for you!
This Group Class will meet each Thursday from 7:30 – 8:45 pm, beginning 27 January 2011 and running until 10 March 2011, for a total of seven sessions.
In this 75-minute class meeting for a total of seven sessions, we build upon skills you know in Salsa and Merengue (and perhaps other dances you already know, like Rumba). This class will use those skills to present Cha Cha (another Rhythm-style dance).
Students should be familiar with cuddles, hammerlocks, under-arm turns, and the movement-of and reaction-to space – these are skills that both Darrell and Sarah teach in their beginner/new dancer classes. You will continue to refine these skills in each more advanced class that you take. In addition to having greater mastery of these basic skills, by the end of class you will be very comfortable in Salsa, Merengue, and Cha Cha.
Along with partnering, musical interpretation, in-class performances (for the other class participants – optional, but encouraged), developing greater strength/balance/flexibility, movement technique, and unlocking your individual and combined creativity, course material will introduce topics such as light and shade, acceleration, using changes in elevation, delayed turns, dynamic power, shared weight, dips/tricks, and partner communication/sensitivity.
This class is designed for dancers who have some experience with partner dancing and will move at an appropriate pace.
Please, no Street Shoes on the dance floor. Dance shoes, dance sneakers, or stocking feet are all fine.
Pre-registration is required. Contact the Instructor to reserve space in this class and to ask any other questions.
Kanopy dance studio is located in Downtown Madison on State Street. Nearby parking is available in the Overture Center Parking Ramp and the Capitol Parking Ramp.
The studio is located on the second floor above the Gap clothing store. The door to enter the studio is to the left of the Gap.
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