Classes

Cuban Salsa & Dominican Bachata

Most lessons take place at BC Dance Studio (877 Hamilton St between Robson and Smithe), but you should take a careful look at each course description just in case a location has changed.

Cuban Salsa

Beginners Cuban Salsa: WEDNESDAYS at 6:00 pm (90 minutes)
Start date:
July 11th at Location: Vancouver Burlesque Center, 124 West 6th Avenue.
Fee:
$160 for 8 classes.
Description of the course:
This will be your introduction to the world of Cuban dances and other rhythms from the Spanish Caribbean. You will learn the basic steps and turns, as well as some nice combinations. We’ll also place emphasis on creating a solid foundation both at the theoretical and practical levels. The beginner stage will be your preparation to dance not only Cuban salsa (which is known in Cuba as Casino dance), but other rhythms that make up the whole concept of Latin dancing.
Registration: Send us a message to: info@vancuba.com

Intermediate Level 1 Cuban Salsa: Wednesdays at 8:00 pm (90 minutes)
Start date: July 11th at BC Dance Studio
Fee: $160 for 8 classes.
Course description: The Intermediate level 1 focuses on widening your repertoire of combinations and perfecting your footwork. Classes are often taught in Rueda de Casino format (the exciting “circle dance”). This is a very exciting stage in the learning experience, in the sense that you’ll be able to see for yourself how the foundation built at beginner level now allows you to very visibly progress, week after week.
Registration: Send us a message to: info@vancuba.com

Advanced Cuban Salsa 1: Thursdays at 8:00 pm (90 minutes)
Start date: July 12th at BC Dance Studio
Fee: $160 for 8 classes.
Course description: this is where we start to really take off as dancers. The main goal at this point is that of creating dancers who have a good understanding of the diverse formulas that make up Casino, as well as their application in a variety of routines. Versatility is the skill we seek to develop. Classes are often taught in circle (Rueda) format, which makes the whole learning experience more dynamic and interactive.
Registration: message me to reserve your spot.
Registration: Send us a message to: info@vancuba.com

Advanced Casino (hardcore): Mondays at 8:00 pm (90 minutes)
Start date: July 23rd
Fee: $120 for 6 classes.
Course description: This is for the addicts. Let’s take your skills to a new level of finesse and expertise. Dancing is all about connection and communication. That requires good leading, good following, and knowing very well where to step. The better you understand the dance, the more you’ll be able to enjoy it, as doing the figures becomes more and more effortless. This is the good thing about being at advanced level. Great emphasis will also be placed in elegance and cleanliness when executing your steps and figures.
Registration: Send us a message to: info@vancuba.com

Dominican Bachata

Authentic Dominican Style: THURSDAYS at 6:00 pm 
Start date: July 12th at Location: Vancouver Burlesque Center, 124 West 6th Avenue.
Fee: $160 for 8 classes (90 minutes each class).

Course description: The real Bachata as it was conceived in the Dominican Republic (land of Merengue as well) is a truly beautiful dance that showcases elaborate and intricate footwork. It’s a playful interaction between dancers, highlighting the aesthetic beauty of the footwork and its connection to the music. Come immerse yourself in this course that comes fully loaded with learning material and a practice component. You’ll learn about the steps, the music, the artists, the history…everything!
Registration: Send us a message to: info@vancuba.com