Movimiento’s Salsa Cubana classes are now split across two nights, with a slightly changed format and more distinct levels for progression.
FRIDAYS is dedicated to partnered Cuban Salsa, with Beginners at 6pm and Beyond Beginners at 6.45pm. The Friday classes are the starting point, and are pre-requisite to joining Monday classes.
Students are encouraged to continue to attend the Beginner class once they reach Beyond Beginner (just $5 extra with a Movimiento dance card) to continue drilling footwork and timing, reviewing the basics, and warming up for the Beyond Beginner class.
MONDAYS are for both Cuban Salsa and Rueda de Casino (group formation salsa dancing). Students can progress to the 8.30pm Beyond Beginners to Progressing class, then to the 7.45pm Intermediate One, then 7pm Intermediate Two to Advanced class.
Monday’s classes are held in reverse order of difficulty so that more advanced students can stay free for the classes below their own level. This serves several purposes: it allows the instructor to balance leader/follower numbers more easily, newer learners get to feel what it’s like to dance with more experienced dancers, and the advanced students get to drill their skills and improve their style.
There will be lists available of the moves you’re required to know before progressing to the next level, but beyond the ‘moves’ you will need to also exhibit a decent grasp on timing, musicality, body movement, leading and following. It is recommended that you book a private class to address any gaps in your knowledge before progressing.
Call Bernadette on 0415 296 764 to discuss any of this, or to make an appointment for a private lesson.