AT the Working Body
399 Grand Ave. in Oakland
Saturday classes are on hold and will NOT taught during the summer. We will likely resume in the fall -- check back here for updates.
1:45 - 2:35pm Roots of Salsa: Workout & Body Movement (All Levels)
2:45 - 3:35pm Son Cubano: Partnering and Styling (Levels 3 and up)
3:45 - 4:35pm Cuban Salsa/Casino Partnering - NOT Rueda (Levels 3 and up)
Roots of Salsa: Workout & Body Movement: Dance to energetic Cuban music and get a great workout while focusing on footwork, torso, hip, and arm movements. We warm up with basic salsa footwork and body isolations and then move on to explore more complex rhythmic variations, stylistic embellishments and related dance styles. We explore some of the roots and relatives of Salsa in Rumba, Son, Mambo, Cha-cha- chá, Conga, Afro-Cuban folkloric dance and more. While this class will improve your social dancing, it is NOT a partner dancing class.
Son Cubano: Partnering and Styling: Son Cubano is the primary ancestor of Salsa, extremely elegant, simple in movements but sophisticated in rhythm and style. Many of the best Salsa dancers incorporate movements, turns, timing, and style from Son. Class is open to students who have completed Levels 1 and 2 (taught Monday and Friday nights - click here for a list of moves).
Cuban Salsa/Casino Partnering - NOT Rueda: Focus on one-on- one Cuban Salsa (a.k.a. Casino), practical leading and following techniques for smooth, fun, and dynamic social dancing. This is purposefully NOT a Rueda class -- while we will draw on some movements and turns used in the Rueda, we will focus on exercises for both leaders and followers unique to one-on- one Casino dancing. Class is open to students who have completed Levels 1 and 2 (taught Monday and Friday nights - click here for a list of moves).
Saturday Classes are offered on the same pass system as our Monday Oakland Classes (now also at The Working Body): $14 for a single class or $35 for a 4-class card. Cash or check only (no credit cards).