Salsa at edc STUDIO
NY Style Salsa On2
So you want to take salsa dance classes in Edmonton!
Whether it is the music, the energy in the dance, or just the energy you get from those dancing around you, Latin music and dance can have a wonderful impact on your life!
Salsa is where it all begins for all of us in this infectious and addictive dance craze!! From the first time, you heard a Salsa song at a local nightclub, or while vacationing, it did not take long to realize why this dance could become so addictive!
The complex rhythms and drum beats pulsate through you, the connection you feel when sharing a dance with another dancer, can’t be compared to anything. While salsa dancing you cannot help but feel happy!
Salsa has become one of the most popular dances around the world and now you can dance it on a social basis every week here in Edmonton!
Do it for fun, for exercise or to meet new people. Regardless of where you want to go with salsa dance, we can get you there! We have trained dancers from their first steps to competing at the international level. For us dance is everything!
Join us at edcSTUDIO where “Every Day Counts”. Check out below what we have to offer.
100 – LA Style Salsa On1
This level is a must for those that have never taken Salsa before. (NOTE: If you have experience in other dance genres and feel that you could advance quickly, please contact us for a private to cover the foundational material required to be in our intermediate level.)
|Each class will begin with a stretch sequence accompanied by body movement exercises that will be repeated at the beginning of each class. Learning is accomplished through repetition, and therefore, repeating these exercises will allow body movements to flow naturally and as a whole. Your body will become conditioned to move sequentially through your salsa basic. We will cover understanding the music, timing, footwork, lead and follow techniques, social dance patterns, and dance etiquette.|
By the end of the first cycle, you will be able to get through an entire salsa song all while having fun and enjoying life! See you in class!
101 – NY Style Salsa On2 – Fundamentals
This course will begin with an explanation of On2 musicality and how to listen to the 8 bar count and find the 2 in those 8 bars. Each class will begin with a stretch sequence accompanied by body movement exercises that will be repeated at the beginning of each class. Learning is accomplished through repetition, and therefore, repeating these exercises will allow body movements to flow naturally and as a whole. Your body will become conditioned to move sequentially through your salsa basic. The salsa basic is infinite and involves all parts of the body. Starting with the weight transfer of the feet, up to the bending of the knees which then moves the hips, and extends through the core which then moves the upper body and shoulders which causes the arms and hands to move as an extension of the core. In 101-NY Style On2-Beginner students will learn how to break or change directions on the 2 and 6 of the 8 bars as they move their body through the Salsa Basic.
201 – NY Style Salsa On2 – Intermediate
This course is geared for the dancer that has social danced or performed on2. We will revisit the techniques required to dance On2 socially. We will focus on the differences within the styles (Santo Rico vs Eddie Torres/Adolfo Indacochea). The course will focus on proper lead and follow techniques. solo (shine) sequences will be taught in order for students to understand and differentiate between core beats, half-beats, and syncopation. This class will connect the musicality to the footwork and body movement involved in translating these different beat interpretations.
Salsa / Bachata / Kizomba / Heels Class Schedules
Check our site for the new schedules at the start of each month!
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We currently only offer drop-ins for select classes. Please contact us for details.
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