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Edie, the Salsa FREAK!
LA Style 'On 1'
Cuban style is also
known as »Casino Salsa« from where derives »Casino Rueda«. Male dancer
with different dance figures and using hand moves circles around dance
partner. This style is popular in Cuba.
NEW YORK STYLE
York style is also known as »Mambo On 2«. That means that can be dance
»On 1« or »On 2«. This is the cross body style, with interesting body
movement and footwork.
That style is similar to New York style. Is full of surprising tricks and moves. LA Style is always dance »On 1«.
style is relaxed. It is dance which reminds on Cumbia. The steps are
simple and dance partners are dancing close to each other comparing to
other salsa styles.
'On 1', 'On 2', 'On3', etc.
Salsa can be danced on 1, 2, 3 or 4. It depands on when the dancer
sends his foot for first time (which is called breaking). For details
Dancers will learn the basics of
Latin-American rhythm, which derive from Afro-Cuban world, and basic
salsa steps including mambo, rumba, basic, step back, open step back,
cross-over. Beginners will become aware of rhythm and counting, learn
first basic turns and dancing in pairs.
Cuban style is also known as »Casino Salsa«
from where derives »Casino Rueda«. Male dancer with different dance
figures and using hand moves circles around dance partner. This style
is popular in Cuba.
Rumba that is known from Latin-American dances
differs from genuine Cuban rumba which contains sounds of African
drums, Spanish poetry and singing. There are three types of rumba:
Yambu, Guaguanco and Columbia. Dancers on a workshop will learn the
primary movement which is the basis for all salsa styles.
Cha-Cha is originally known as cha-cha-cha and
is a variety of mambo (which in evolution of dance diverged and became
autonomous). It dances counting on 2, solo or in pair.
cha-cha-cha is a combination of a mambo and a cha-cha-cha (also known
simply as a cha-cha) and it is dancing on 2. It can be dance in couple
in swing is a combination of salsa and swing. Swing is the dance which
is simple, dynamic and fun. When we combine those two styles we get
Salsa HIP-HOP Is the
dance which mix salsa steps/movement with hip-hop style. Hip-Hop music
and R'N'B in recent years became very popular. The workshop will offer
dance moves that are similar to moves danced by dancers on MTV.
Salsa belly danceThe dance is the mixture of salsa and belly dance. Is very seductive and sexy mixture. It can be dance in couple or solo.
Rueda is a group salsa dance in circle. The group simultaneously dances
the same figures round in a ring and changes female dancers. It is a
fun dance that promotes sociability among the dancers.
RaggaetonRaggaeton originates from Jamaica. Ragga
is a result of Reggae/Dancehall and Hip-Hop combined. Raggaeton adds
Latin music. Solo dance is energetic, seductive and is recommended to
all dancers who would like to learn attractive moves with hips,
shoulders and other parts of a body.
Bachata is a romantic and seductive dance that
originates from Dominican Republic. Basic instrument for Bachata music
is guitar. Bachata was originally just type of music and later became
music to dance to. It was popular in poorer social classes, so songs of
Bachata mostly tell the story about poverty, love … Dance steps are
simple, so that couple can communicate with seducing dance moves.
is originally a Colombian folk dance and dance music and is Colombia's
representative national dance and music. Modern cumbia includes
instrumental mixing: guitars, accordions, bass guitar, modern flauts
and modern deep-toned drums and other percussions.
is a type of Latin American music and dance originating from Cuba. It
still remains very popular, however, in Cali, Colombia. The dance is
mixture of cha cha and mambo.
also as a popcorn music. Is a genre of Latin music and dance that was
very popular in the United States. The boogaloo dance is loose and
interpretive in style. The dance is mixture of mambo and rock and roll.
A mix of Colombian (Sonora Carruseles), Venezuelan
(Oscar De Leon) and Cuban (Los Van Van, Celiz Cruz)
Salsa with a touch of Cuban Hip-Hop (Orishas, Clan 537) ,Afro Cuba
Orisha ( Grupo Afro Cuba,Buena Vista Social Club,Dizzy
Gillespie,Munequitos de Matanza) rhythm and Shines (improvisational
breaks, fancy footwork and body actions.
"One of the roots of Salsa are the Clave (rhythmic pattern
developed in Cuba) and Afro Orisha music. Afro music came
with the slaves from Africa when the Spanish bring them to
Cuba. They play their drums to thank their gods or Orisha called
Elegguá, Ogún, Shangó, Yemayá."
A romantic and erotic style that the dance
partners dance very close together, almost like one
person. In these more slow down version of
salsa the dance partners dance with a lot of chemistry
between them and in a more seductive way.
Romantic Salsa - Music:
"Also known as Salsa Monga (Limp Salsa) is a "commercialized" toned
down version of salsa music that emerged in the mid 80's between New
York and Puerto Rico. Emphasis was taken away from the hard hitting
orchestrations of the 60's, 70's and early 80's and focused mainly on
the romantic softer creating a mixture between earlier salsa brava and
ballad style. It was an exploited venue that saw the likes of Eddie
Santiago, Frankie Ruiz, Luis Enrique and Lalo Rodriguez. Marc Anthony
is the most popular of this style of Salsa Romantica of the last 2
Deeps and tricksDancers in pair/couples will get to know acrobatics and drops which makes salsa to some dancers more interesting.
will learn correct techniques for various turns – how to make one or
more turns on the spot or in movement, in pair or solo. Workshop is
very useful and will help to improve dance technique.
Ladie's styling ON1 and ON2Workshop
is for female dancers, who wants to seduce dance partner and
surroundings with special movement. Dancers will learn different moves,
get control over body, develop unique style and become more
self-confident. The classes will be on1 and on2. If you wana visit
workshop on2 we recomend that you already know the salsa steps and
Men's attitudeMale dancers will learn different
movements mostly for upper part of a body. They will learn special
footwork, some turns and even more secrets from men's world of salsa.
They will learn how to charm the dance partner on the dance floor.
Salsa partner work ON1 and ON2Dance
partners will learn interesting and attractive tricks, useful on a
dance floor. They will get to know the style and the teaching method of
a dance instructor. Salsa partner work on1... see explanation.
Body movement in footworkDancers
will learn how to move their body when they do different steps or
shines. That is how they will start to feel the music more, and get
more conect with their body and rhythm.
Footwork ON 1Line salsa dancing uses many different
and interesting steps that are useful later on a dance floor. Remember,
salsa is not just dancing in pairs!