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Friday


Friday


FRIDAY

AT THE ODC DANCE COMMONS

351 SHOTWELL ST. IN SAN FRANCISCO MAP

7:30pm Cuban Salsa and Rueda (Levels 1, 2, 3, & 4)

8:30pm Cuban Salsa and Rueda (Levels 1, 2, 3, & 4)

9:30pm Monthly Party (June 8th, July 20th)

New to our classes? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Every Friday night, we offer two different hour-long Salsa and Rueda classes. At both hours, four instructors teach four different levels simultaneously – we offer Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 all at once, now in TWO separate rooms. Beginners are welcome in any Level 1 class (offered at both 7:30pm and 8:30pm). Then once per month at 9:30pm we throw a Cuban Salsa Party.

We teach from our Expanded Curriculum (click to download), which enables you to advance at your own pace. You can come every week for two hours and pass through all four levels in just seven weeks. Or choose either one of the 7:30pm or 8:30pm classes and you can learn the same material in 14 weeks. Or just drop-in whenever you have a free night - check the Curriculum to see when the moves you need are being taught.

Friday night and Sunday classes are held at the beautiful ODC Dance Studio. Their staff is helpful and professional, and our dance room is enormous, with a great sound system, high ceilings, mirrors, and hardwood dance floor.

These classes have been taught weekly for more than ten years, making them one of the longest-running salsa classes in the Bay Area. They attract a very friendly, talented and diverse group of people, from all backgrounds and of all ages. Many people come without a partner. We hope you will come and be a part of this fun and supportive environment!

Your first class at the ODC is just $5! Drop-in is $14 per class, multiple class discount cards are also available for $10/class or less.

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Sunday


Sunday


Sunday

AT the ODC Dance Commons

351 Shotwell St. in San Francisco MAP

1:00 - 2:25pm Salsa Workout and Body Movement (ongoing, no class May 27th due to San Francisco Carnaval)

2:30 - 4:25pm Beg/Int Carnaval Rehearsal (begins March 25th)

4:30 - 6:25pm Advanced Carnaval Rehearsal (begins March 25th)

Salsa Workout and Body Movement (All levels)

In this highly energetic class we explore some of the roots and relatives of Salsa in Rumba, Son, Mambo, Cha-cha-chá, Conga, Afro-Cuban folkloric dance and more! Through isolations we gain strength, flexibility and articulate expression throughout the entire body, beginning with the core. We warm up with basic salsa footwork and move on to explore more complex rhythmic variations, stylistic embellishments and related dance styles building towards completing the class with a dynamic and fun choreography.

Your first class at the ODC is just $5! Drop-in is $14 per class, multiple class discount cards are also available for $10/class or less.

SALSA AND RUEDA CARNAVAL REHEARSALS

It's Carnaval Time! RCR will be dancing Cuban Salsa/Casino, Conga, and other bailes populares in the parade this year. To celebrate its 40th Anniversary, the overall theme for Carnaval San Francisco is "Raíces del Carnaval / Roots of Carnival." RCR's theme for 2018 will be "Legado / Legacy", celebrating the rich music and dance heritage of Cuba, and in particular the music of Los Van Van, whose latest album is Legado, in honor of the late founder of the group Juan Formell.

We are offering TWO Carnaval Rehearsals every Sunday, beginning March 25th through the parade on May 27th. From 2:30 to 4:30pm is our primary rehearsal, open to Beginning and Intermediate level dancers, and then from 4:30 to 6:30pm we will have an Advanced-level workshop. Both groups will be dancing to the same music, but the choreography in the second rehearsal will be slightly more complex with more of our signature rhythmic accents, more partner changing, more challenging vueltas, and new, more intricate configurations and patterns of movement. All dancers should attend the 2:30pm Beginning/Intermediate rehearsal unless given prior permission to attend the 4:30pm Advanced rehearsal.

Dancing in the SF Carnaval parade, being refreshed and invigorated by fresh air and sunlight, surrounded by friends, performing fun and energetic choreography, inspired and motivated by great music, is a profoundly joyful experience.

The overall theme for SF Carnaval this year is "Raíces del Carnaval / Roots of Carnival."

If you have any questions, please contact us.

March 25th through May 20th, $16 drop-in, $126 ($14/class) for 9-week series.

There is an additional $40 parade entrance fee. Dancers also cover the cost of their own costumes, approximately $100.

There will be three outdoor rehearsals: Saturdays May 12th, 19th, and 26th. Time and location TBD - $10 for each Saturday rehearsal.

Parade is on Sunday, May 27th.

Cuban Salsa and Rueda Classes (Int/Adv and Beg)

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Monday


Monday in Oakland  Back to All Classes →

Monday


Monday in Oakland  Back to All Classes →

MONDAY

at The Working Body

399 GRAND AVE. IN OAKLAND MAP

7:30pm Four levels of Salsa, Rueda, and Rhythm (Levels 1, 2, 3, & 4)

8:45pm Four levels of Salsa, Rueda, and Rhythm (Levels 1, 2, 3, & 4)

9:45pm Timba Fiestecita with DJ Ritmo - Open Dancing until 10:30pm (No Cover)

Monday Classes/Fiestecita will NOT be held on May 28th (Memorial Day). Normal schedule resumes the following Monday, June 4th.

New to our classes? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Every Monday night we offer two different hour-long salsa and rueda classes, with a special focus on Rhythm and Musicality. At both 7:30pm and 8:45pm, four instructors teach four different levels simultaneously – we offer Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 all at once. Beginners are welcome at any Level 1 class, taught at both 7:30pm and 8:45pm every Monday. We host a Timba Fiestecita, featuring open dancing after classes until 11pm. There's no cover – come jump-start your week with RITMO.

We teach from our Expanded Curriculum (click to download), which enables you to advance at your own pace. You can come every week for two hours and pass through all four levels in just seven weeks. Or choose either one of the 7:30pm or 8:45pm classes and you can learn the same material in 14 weeks. Or just drop-in whenever you have a free night - check the Curriculum to see when the moves you need are being taught.

We offer Rhythm and Musicality Instruction every hour at Levels 3 and 4. We teach our signature timing exercises to raise your rhythmic awareness and improve your connection to the music. We focus on one song per week. Click here for a video playlist of all of our songs of the week (this week's song is at the top).

Our Monday partner dancing classes (7:30pm and 8:45pm) are offered $14 for a single class or $35 for a 4-class card. Cash or check only (no credit cards).

*The 6:15pm Salsa Workout & Body Movement Class is no longer being offered in Oakland, but we do still offer the Salsa Workout on Sundays in San Francisco.

Limited parking is available in the lot behind The Working Body on Staten Ave.

Private


Private


PRIVATE LESSONS

Private classes provide an ideal learning environment for dancers at any level. They can help a shy person develop confidence on the dance floor, or speed an experienced dancer's transition to the intermediate or advanced level. They are a great way to develop closeness with your significant other or enjoy the process of learning with a friend.

Everyone can benefit significantly from even a single hour with us – each person has their own specific issues that are sometimes missed or difficult to address in the context of a group class. With just one private class we can give you tools and techniques to really improve the aspects of your dance that are holding you back, enabling you to advance to a new level of skill and enjoyment.

Both Sidney and Ryan are experts in Cuban Salsa, Rueda de Casino, and Son, both as leads and follows, and have hundreds of hours of experience teaching private lessons. Areas of focus can be partnering skills, turn patterns, musicality, body movement, or any combination of these.

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*Single lessons must be used within one month and packages of five must be used within three months of purchase (or receipt of gift certificate). Lessons usually take place at our studio in SF, but other locations may be possible. No refunds. Please use the contact link to schedule your lessons.