Alvaro Batista

Cuban Salsa

san francisco

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Beginning Cuban Salsa

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This class focuses on students who are new to Cuban Salsa. Cuban Salsa is a partner dance that is a combination of Rumba and Son. In this class, Alvaro introduces the basic footwork, style and musicality of Salsa before moving on to more complicated turns and patterns and what it means to lead/follow. You do not need to bring your own partner. Wear anything that you feel comfortable moving in - from heels to sneakers to jazz shoes! Although students may drop in at any time, it is recommended to start the class on the FIRST Monday of every month if possible as the class is progressive. Below is an *example* of a typical curriculum for the month. Please note that the curriculum varies depending on the needs of the class. 1st Monday: Basic steps and rhythm, outside turn and cross body lead. 2nd Monday: Inside turn (Enchufla), Llevala Abajo, Exhibe, cross body lead into Cuban basic step (Dile Que No y Guapea). 3rd Monday: Start putting combination moves together using moves from the previous weeks. 4th Monday: Combination moves and review from previous weeks. If the month has five weeks we will add more turns or review turns from previous weeks. If the month has five weeks we will add more turns or review turns from previous weeks.

This class focuses on students who are new to Cuban Salsa. Cuban Salsa is a partner dance that is a combination of Rumba and Son. In this class, Alvaro introduces the basic footwork, style and musicality of Salsa before moving on to more complicated turns and patterns and what it means to lead/follow. You do not need to bring your own partner. Wear anything that you feel comfortable moving in - from heels to sneakers to jazz shoes! Although students may drop in at any time, it is recommended to start the class on the FIRST Monday of every month if possible as the class is progressive. Below is an *example* of a typical curriculum for the month. Please note that the curriculum varies depending on the needs of the class. 1st Monday: Basic steps and rhythm, outside turn and cross body lead. 2nd Monday: Inside turn (Enchufla), Llevala Abajo, Exhibe, cross body lead into Cuban basic step (Dile Que No y Guapea). 3rd Monday: Start putting combination moves together using moves from the previous weeks. 4th Monday: Combination moves and review from previous weeks. If the month has five weeks we will add more turns or review turns from previous weeks. If the month has five weeks we will add more turns or review turns from previous weeks.

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Monday

6:30p - 8:00p

Beginning

Monday

6:30p - 8:00p

Beginning

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Intermediate Rueda de Casino

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This class builds on the foundation learned in the Beginning Cuban Salsa class. Rueda de Casino is a popular dance where pairs of dancers form a circle and execute dance moves called out by one person, "the caller". This class focuses on the basics of Rueda de Casino (formation, various ways of swapping partners, leading and following and basic turns). We'll cover the basics at the beginning of each month and will progress into more complex turns and calls as the weeks progress. Even though Rueda focuses on dancing together as a group, a great deal of the turns learned can also be used in one-on-one partner dancing. You do not need to bring your own partner. Wear anything that you feel comfortable moving in - from heels to sneakers to jazz shoes! Although students may drop in at any time, it is recommended for newcomers to start the class on the FIRST Monday of every month if possible as the class is progressive. Please note that the curriculum can vary depending on the needs of the class. Example of turns learned in this class: Pal Medio, Caminamos, Un Tarro (men/women), Llevala Abajo/Exibe, Dile Que No, Dame Una, Dame dos, Enchufla, El Uno, Vacilala, Sombrero, Setenta, Adios con la Hermana, Dedo, Kentucky, Echevarria and more.

This class builds on the foundation learned in the Beginning Cuban Salsa class. Rueda de Casino is a popular dance where pairs of dancers form a circle and execute dance moves called out by one person, "the caller". This class focuses on the basics of Rueda de Casino (formation, various ways of swapping partners, leading and following and basic turns). We'll cover the basics at the beginning of each month and will progress into more complex turns and calls as the weeks progress. Even though Rueda focuses on dancing together as a group, a great deal of the turns learned can also be used in one-on-one partner dancing. You do not need to bring your own partner. Wear anything that you feel comfortable moving in - from heels to sneakers to jazz shoes! Although students may drop in at any time, it is recommended for newcomers to start the class on the FIRST Monday of every month if possible as the class is progressive. Please note that the curriculum can vary depending on the needs of the class. Example of turns learned in this class: Pal Medio, Caminamos, Un Tarro (men/women), Llevala Abajo/Exibe, Dile Que No, Dame Una, Dame dos, Enchufla, El Uno, Vacilala, Sombrero, Setenta, Adios con la Hermana, Dedo, Kentucky, Echevarria and more.

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Monday

8:00p - 9:30p

Intermediate

Monday

8:00p - 9:30p

Intermediate

*Please confirm schedules with studio