Cuban Salsa and Bachata Lessons with Julio Montero

2022 DANCE CLASSES

All my Vancouver lessons will be taking place at the U.O.C. (Ukrainian Orthodox Centre), conveniently located at 154 East 10th Ave, close to Broadway & Main St.

BEGINNERS CUBAN SALSA
​WEDNESDAY JANUARY 26th (6 weeks)
Time: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Description of the course: this will be your introduction to the original and beautiful Cuban style. You will learn the basic steps and turns, as well as some nice combinations. Emphasis will be placed on creating a solid foundation of the authentic dance. The beginner stage will be your fun 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.
Admission: $160 for 6 classes, GST included.
Registration: email me at info@vancuba.com to reserve your spot.


INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 1 CUBAN SALSA
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 26th (6 weeks)
Time: 8:00 to 9:30 pm
Description: if you've just finished a Beginners course with me, then this is the class for you. Now that you know the basics, you're ready to start expanding your horizons. This is where the real fun begins!
Prerequisite: Must have completed a full Beginners course with me. Please, note that I do not take students straight into Intermediate or Advanced classes if they haven't built their Beginners foundation under my teaching system. If a person has never learnt Cuban style before, they must start from the most important level I teach, which is Beginners, regardless their dance experience.  
Admission: $160 for 6 classes, GST included.
Registration: email me at info@vancuba.com to reserve your spot.


INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 2 CUBAN SALSA
THURSDAY JANUARY 27th (6 weeks)
Time: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Description: Ideal for those who have completed an Intermediate Level 1 course with me. In this course we explore all the colourful dance combinations and steps that make Cuban Salsa so distinctive. Expect to quickly evolve as a dancer, because the foundation received at Beginner and Intermediate Level 1 will become extremely helpful.
Prerequisite: Must have completed a Beginners AND Intermediate course with me.  
Admission: $160 for 6 classes, GST included.
Registration: email me at info@vancuba.com to reserve your spot.

 

ADVANCED LEVEL 1 

TUESDAY JANUARY 25th (6 weeks)

Time: 8:00 to 9:30 pm

Description: this is where we start to take the dance to another level. The main goal at this point is that of creating dancers who have a good understanding of the diverse formulas that make up Cuban 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.

Prerequisite: Must have completed an advanced course with me in the past.

Admission: $160 for 6 classes, GST included.

Registration: email me at info@vancuba.com to reserve your spot.

 

ADVANCED LEVEL 2 
THURSDAY JANUARY 27th (6 weeks)
Time: 8:00 to 9:30 pm
Description: What does it mean to dance Cuban Casino at advanced level? It means understanding connection and being able to lead and follow with confidence. It also means balance and creativity. I will walk you through a variety of combinations and drills that stimulate all that. The exhilarating feeling of pulling off a complex figure will also be your weekly treat!
Prerequisite: Must have completed an advanced course with me in the past.
Admission: $160 for 6 classes, GST included.
Registration: email me at info@vancuba.com to reserve your spot.


DOMINICAN BACHATA
TUESDAY JANUARY 25th (6 weeks)
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 pm
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 body movement, the music, the artists, the history…everything!
Admission: $110 for 6 classes, GST included.
Registration: email me at info@vancuba.com to reserve your spot.


IMPORTANTcovid-19 safety protocols will be in place according to provincial government health mandates and recommendations. Proof of vaccination will be requested in order to register in a course.