Levels

Salsa Beginners:
You are completely new in Salsa. Or you have already taken a few intro lessons around or danced what’s equivalent to one dance season and would like to repeat to brush up.
You’ll learn: Basic step, right and left turns, crossbody, crossbody inside turn, hammerlock, handflics, walk-through.

 

Salsa Intermediate level 1:
You have finished a Salsa beginner level – or you have already done a season of a lower intermediate level but need the routine to be able to remember it and improvise with it on a dance floor.
You’ll learn: crossbody in- and outside turns, right and left turns, handflics, hammerlock combinations, open break, opposite crossbody, copa, titanic, shines in your couple dancing.

 

Salsa Intermediate level 2:
You are aready an intermediate Salsa dancer but want to be challenged with a bit more complex variations while you still practice and polish what you have already learned. This level also prepares you for new dance moves that will be danced at the advanced level.
If you have experience in Cuban Salsa Style but would like to learn the Crossbody style you typically start at this level or the intermediate 1 level.
You’ll learn: variants of crossbody in- and outside turns, a few opposite crossbody combinations, different versions of the copa, 360/”three-sixty”, the wrap-in, open break variants, the walk-around, prep-turns and double spins, female and male styling.

 

Salsa Advanced:
At the advanced level we expect you to know about the different combination options from the Salsa intermediate 2 level and that you are used to go out and social dance so you can lead/follow in a flow. At this level we take your Salsa dancing to the next level with extra styling, breaks, shines and of course smooth combinations. Both newer advanced students and the more routined advanced dancers join this level.

 

Bachata/Bachata Sensual beginners:

You are new to Bachata or have tried a few intro lessons. Or you have participated in a shorter dance season but don’t feel like you are ready to move up to the next level yet – or we believe you still need rhythm practice or the ground base. Or you have only danced Bachata Fusion and don’t know the dance patterns of Bachata Sensual.

You will learn: The basic steps and dance combinations in both Bachata Fusion and Bachata Sensual. We provide you with the whole ground package and great dance combinations so you can go directly to a social dancefloor and we’ll explain you the differences in the Bachata styles.

 

Bachata Sensual intermediate1:

You have the practice of the base in order and you are ready to learn kombinations of a higher level and we slowly start with bodyroll and keep practicing our quartersteps, hand tosses and turns.

Bachata Sensual intermediate2:

This level is the level OVER intermediate 1, so we expect a greater flow in your dance compared to intermediate 1. we work on combinations of a higher level and add shines, head rolls, bodymovement and styling in your partnerwork which will prepare you later on for the advanced level.

Bachata Sensual advanced:

The level for the routined dancers in Bachata Sensual and who are ready for being challenged with more complex dips,, headrolls, bodyisolations etc. All at this level are going social dancing in between the classes and several travels to Bachata festivals abroad and get more inspired.

General guideline:
At all levels we correct you on your dancing techniques. The combinations, the styling and the free styling get easier and more free with a good technique and you and your dance partner will be enjoying your dance more.

Primarily you pick which level to attend by checking your flow in your dance, your timing and your basic technique.  Meaning f.ex. your ability to remember what you learn (as a man) and your following skills (as a woman how well you follow a mans lead without you know the routine and without loosing your balance and timing). Then you look at the level of combinations you know. You can always ask your teacher for guidance if you are in doubt which level to choose.

Don’t be in a hurry moving up to a higher level if you don’t feel ready for it. To repeat a level or to repeat your former level with the next higher level gives you more security, practice and a better flow and better time to pick up the details that you might not have noticed the first time. Besides, we often change the combinations from season to season, while still keeping parts of the same ones and within the given level.

We challenge you to go out and dance socially in between your classes and to practice at home or with your class mates – because the more you know and learn the more fun it gets – and the more intense and often you dance the faster and easier you can let go of the brain and relax while dancing.

The side effect while doing that is that you meet a lot of happy people and experience many fun moments.

In some seasons there can be created more levels if we evaluate it to be needed.

Enjoy life – Dance, Smile & Socialize