Salsa Classes

Salsa Classes London, Dance Classes London at Caramelo Latin Dance

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Salsa Classes at Caramelo:

All dance classes are taught in a  4-Week structured & progressive course format.  Courses start on the FIRST Wednesday and Thursday of the Month

Salsa dancing is completely inclusive and is suitable for anyone regardless of age, or level of ability.

So much more than just dance classes, Salsa is a great way to stay fit, meet new people, make friends, challenge yourself and discover a passion you did not know you had! Work on your balance, coordination, fitness levels and fluidity of movement - all while having fun! Salsa classes can give you the confidence you need, as well as help you break the routine and escape the hectic lifestyle of today. Salsa dancing is an extremely popular and effective way to relieve stress and improve your emotional well-being. Our students often tell us how their lives have positively changed since discovering Salsa!

Aside from the physical execise, Latin dance is a great way to develop new social relationships. In Latin America, Salsa dancing is a massive part of the culture and its social life. Through Salsa dancing people find their self-expression, develop their creativity and embark on an exciting journey of self-discovery through partner dancing.

 

Caramelo Salsa classes cater to dancers at all levels, from Beginner to Advanced. Have a look below for more information on the course levels and what you will learn at each stage. 

Join us on Wednesday and Thursday evenings for your weekly dose of Latin partner dancing. Read on to find out what we teach in each course level!

 

Click the links on the top right for the timetable and registration.
  

See a sample Salsa class routine and what you can expect to learn below:

Shaan and Haroula -  Salsa On1 Workshop

 

Caramelo students - 3rd Place at Salsa Convention Berlin 2014 Competition:

 

Also, have a look at our videos page for some more sample routines and performances.

 

 

Salsa - Beginners 1 Course

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Welcome to your first steps, literally, into Salsa dancing. Whether you have no experience at all or have taken a couple of Salsa classes, this beginner's course is perfect for you.

Taught with patience and encouragement, you will learn the timing & rhythm of Salsa, the core basic steps & turns in Salsa, the foundation of the cross-body in NY-Style Salsa and the basic principles of leading and following in partner dancing.

For those who feel they have 'two left feet', you will discover that you do have a right foot after all!

 

Prerequisite: None - no dance experience necessary!

Combine this course with: Bachata, Cha Cha Cha.

At the end of the course your instructor will advise you when you are ready to move up to the next level

 

 

Salsa - Improvers 1 Course

caramelo_latin_dance_salsa_classesNow that we got you dancing, you will re-cap the basics in Salsa Beginners 1 classes. We will turn our attention to partner-work, focusing on the cross-body lead, right turn and cross-body turn variations with emphasis on creating various basic turn-pattern combinations and adding styling for the followers. Timing and rhythm will be built-up and encouraged.

 

Prerequisite: Completion of Salsa Beginners 1 or equivalent experience. Individual evaluations available upon request.

Recommendation: We advise you do this course level twice.

Combine this course with: Bachata, Ladies Styling Improvers, Cha Cha Cha.

At the end of the course your instructor will advise you when you are ready to move up to the next level

 

 

Salsa - Improvers 2 Course

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Re-capping and expanding upon Salsa Improvers 1, we will re-visit cross-body turns, right turns and introduce you to more advanced variations of the cross-body turn to increase your repertoire of turn-pattern combinations. There will be a focus on spinning, wraps, footwork shines, as well as tips & styling for the follower in partner-work.

By now, you will feel assured and confident when hitting the dance floor!

 

Prerequisite: Mastering of Salsa clases at Improver 1 level or equivalent experience. Individual evaluations available upon request.

Recommendation: We advise you do this level 2 to 3 times.

Combine this course with: Bachata, Ladies Styling Improvers, Cha Cha Cha, Men's Styling.

At the end of the course your instructor will advise you when you are ready to move up to the next level  

 

 

Salsa - Intermediate 1 Course

caramelo_latin_Dance_salsa_Classes_2Re-capping and expanding upon Salsa Improvers 2, you will be reminded of the "dos & don'ts" of dance floor etiquette. We will cover intricate travelling-turns and the more advanced technique of 'open-breaks'.

We'll also introduce you to double spins and incorporate multiple spins into partner-work combinations.

Good leading and following techniques in partner-work are worked upon, with following and styling tips incorporated into every new turn-pattern combination.

Precision in technique, footwork, posture and balance will be encouraged.

 

Prerequisite: Mastering of Salsa Improvers 2 or equivalent experience. Individual evaluations available upon request.

Recommendation: We advise you do this level 4 to 5 times.

Combine this course with: Bachata, Men's Styling, Ladies Styling, Cha Cha Cha, Mambo on2.

At the end of the course your instructor will advise you when you are ready to move up to the next level

 

 

Salsa - Intermediate 2 Course


Caramelo_Latin_Dance_Salsa_ClassesRe-capping and expanding upon Salsa Intermediate 1, we will teach you how to build your own turn patterns using good technique, involving a light lead, clear signaling, speed and timing, as well using all 8 counts in footwork and partner-work.

Followers will learn to respond quickly to more advanced techniques so as to remain light, mastering double spins, improving good posture and adding ladies arm-styling.

By this stage, whether you are a leader or follower, you will be confident to dance with a variety of dancers!

 

Prerequisite: Mastering of Salsa Intermediate 1 or equivalent experience. Individual evaluations available upon request.

Recommendation: We advise you do this level 4 to 6 times.

Combine this course with: Cha Cha Cha, Men's Styling, Ladies Styling, Bachata, Mambo on2.

At the end of the course your instructor will advise you when you are ready to move up to the next level

 

 

Salsa - Advanced Course


caramelo_latin_dance_salsa_workshop berlin_2014Congratulations for mastering all of the Salsa levels and for continuing and exploring your passion for Salsa dancing. With all the techniques under your belt, in our weekly advanced classes we will encourage you to include elements such as musicality, body movement isolations, spinning variations, improvisation in partner-work and footwork.

This level is tailored for you master all the techniques needed to be considered "advanced", such as syncopations, multiple-turns and intricate leading & following techniques and turn-patterns. We will also encourage you to create and improvise your own patterns and footwork. A high level of creative turn-pattern combinations, technique & speed, multiple spinning, arm-styling and partner connection will help you dance with confidence with an array of dancers, whether at your local salsa club or at salsa festivals in the world. All topped off with the most important aspect of this social dance... a smile!

 

Prerequisite: Mastering of Salsa Intermediate 3 classes or equivalent experience. This level has a compulsory evaluation to enter. Evaluations available upon request.

Recommendation: We advise you to do this forever! ☺

Combine this course with: Cha Cha Cha, Men's Styling, Ladies Styling, Bachata, Mambo on2.

At the end of the course your instructor will advise you when you are ready to move up to the next level

 
 
 
 

 

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Salsa Classes: 4-Week Courses

WEDNESDAYS

7.00 - 8.00pm:

Salsa Intermediate 2
Salsa Avanced

10.00 - 11.00pm:

Free Social Dancing Hour

 

THURSDAYS

7.00 - 8.00pm
Salsa Beginners
8.00 - 9.00pm
Salsa Improvers 1
Salsa Improvers 2
Salsa Intermediate 1

10.00 - 11.00pm:

Free Social Dancing Hour
 

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07572 891570

info@caramelolatindance.co.uk

Paddington Academy, 50 Marylands Road, London, W9 2DR

 

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