Cuban Salsa & Dominican Bachata

ALL lessons will take place at BC Dance Studio: 2nd floor, 877 Hamilton St. (Between Robson and Smithe, one block away from the Vancouver Public Library).

Cuban Salsa

Beginners Cuban Salsa: WEDNESDAYS at 8:00 pm (60 minutes)
Start date: 
May 16th
$140 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.
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Intermediate Level 1 Cuban Salsa: Thursdays at 8:00 pm (90 minutes)
Start date: May 17th
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.
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Intermediate Level 2 Cuban Salsa: Sundays at 2:00 pm (90 minutes)
Start date: May 20th
Fee: $120 for 6 classes.
Course description: considering the training you are given at this level, before the end of this course you’re typically considered an advanced Cuban Salsa dancer. It’s also a great course for those getting back to Salsa and looking to re-polish their dancing skills. Classes are often taught in circle (Rueda) format, which makes the whole learning experience more dynamic and interactive.
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Advanced Cuban Salsa: Mondays at 8:00 pm (90 minutes)
Start date: May 21st
Fee: $160 for 8 classes.
Course description: 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.
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Dominican Bachata

Authentic Dominican Bachata: Sundays

Beginners at 2:00 pm and Intermediate 3:30 pm 
Start date: May 27th
Fee: each course costs $100 for 5 classes (90 minutes each)
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!
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