• The Working Body (map)
  • 399 Grand Avenue
  • Oakland, CA, 94610
  • United States

We're back from our three-week intensive dance study trip to Cuba with the All Stars from Santiago. We learned a ton of new material – movement, turn patterns, footwork, and more, and we'll be sharing what we learned with the dance community in the Bay Area on Saturday, January 28th.

Pre-registration has closed but it's still possible to join the classes, just arrive a bit early and bring cash or check (no credit cards).

1 class - $15     2 classes - $25     All 3 classes - $35

2:00pm Son de Santiago (Beg - Adv) 
Son is beautiful and elegant, simple in movements but sophisticated in rhythm and style. It is a primary root of Salsa and Casino, and many of the best dancers incorporate movements, turns, timing, and style from Son. In this class we'll cover some fundamental steps and movements before moving on to more intermediate and advanced patterns that we learned from Jorge Luna Roque, director of the All Stars.

3:15pm Intermediate All Stars' Salsa and Rueda de Casino
Our Cuba Dance Study Trip in December was three weeks long, so the intermediate groups got to study Rueda de Casino in-depth with three different instructors -- Leo, Yuri, and Bridón, each of whom has a unique and fun style. In this class we'll show you our favorite moves from each of the Intermediate Salsa and Rueda de Casino groups. (To attend this class you must have completed Level 2 of the RCR curriculum.)

4:30pm Advanced All Stars' Salsa and Rueda de Casino 
Jorge Luna Roque, the director of the All Stars, is nothing short of a Casino genius. While remaining true to the traditions and spirit of the dance, he has developed a unique, intricate, dynamic style that is as challenging as it is fun. In the final class while we'll show you our favorite Advanced moves that we learned from Jorge over the last three weeks of December. (To attend this class you must have completed Level 3 of the RCR curriculum.)

Classes will be held at The Working Body at 399 Grand Ave. in Oakland.