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(For a list of our current Salsa Class offerings, please go to our Class Schedule.)
There are many different styles of Salsa. As dance instructors, we're often asked to describe our approach to Salsa dancing. One theme that we emphasize is dancing with the music. This applies to all of the dances that we teach, but especially to Salsa. If the music suddenly gains energy, our dancing might reflect that in many different ways. If the music builds towards a climax, we might gradually increase the intensity or complexity of our dance moves. Or perhaps one of us will be intrigued with a particular instrument in the music and play off of that for a while. In our beginning Salsa classes we teach "On 1". Once a foundation of Salsa has been established, we like to introduce dancing "On 2" in our Salsa/Mambo 3 class. One reason we teach New York style Salsa ("On 2") is that we love the music that comes from New York. Tito Puente, Wayne Gorbea, and Jimmy Bosch (just to name a few of our favorite musicians) all hail from the Big Apple.
In New York style Salsa, we "break on 2", accenting the syncopation and texture of the music. This style of Salsa, also referred to as Mambo, invites the dancers to express themselves through improvisation and spontaneous styling driven by the music. This is similar to an instrument in the Salsa orchestra feeding off the clave rhythm. New York style Salsa is suggestive of hot, steamy summer nights in the Bronx, blasting Ran Kan Kan, and dancing like there's no tomorrow.
Sample the following websites for a taste of New York style.
Resilient Spirit provides professional DJ services for a range of special events including, but not limited to, weddings, anniversary parties, church and corporate functions. Offering an introductory dance lesson as part of your event encourages guest participation and makes your event stand out from the rest. We specialize in events with dancing. In order to dance with confidence, we offer Private Lessons and Group Classes.Party Dancing
is one of the best ways to get people out on the dance floor. People of all ages are able to enjoy Party Dancing. One of the best features of Party Dancing is that you do not need a partner!Partner Dancing
creates the opportunity to share and feel the mood of the music with another person on the dance floor. It's a lot of fun and can be surprisingly therapeutic! Our beginning dance classes require no previous dance experience and no partner is necessary. All of our classes emphasize building a solid foundation from which creativity, improvisation and individual style can grow and flourish.Line Dancing
is a fun and easy way to practice dancing. People of all ages are able to enjoy Line Dancing. One of the best features of Line Dancing is that you do not need a partner! Line dancing is no longer strictly Country Western; dances are choreographed to a wide range of music from Swing, Mambo and Cha Cha to Waltz, Tango, Zydeco and more.Anusara-style Hatha Yoga
is a powerful, openhearted practice that increases stamina, strength, flexibility, endurance, and overall health. Hatha yoga is a highly effective tool for improving physical alignment and energy flow. It is an opportunity to cultivate greater awareness of ourselves while emphasizing the union of mind, body, and spirit. Whether you're new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, Anusara yoga is a very accessible, playful style that has much to offer. Some of our classes even provide childcare with preregistration!
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