Since 1998 “SALSITA” Dance School has been keeping the trend and the interest of Latin dancers alive. Latin Dance is a contagious, addictive dance that has taken the World by storm and we intend to be a part of it. Salsita Dance School focuses in five of the most popular Latin Dance Styles:

USA:

L A SALSA

Salsita Dance School’s core dancing style is “L A SALSA” or “SALSA ON1” or “CROSS BODY SALSA”. L A Salsa is an energetic dance style, sexy and extremely addictive.

The L A style as it is known today was pioneered by what many consider some of the most famous and influential people in dance. Alberto Torres, Laura Canellias and Joe Cassini,rightfully deserve much of the credit for the early development and growth of L A Salsa style.

Salsa music created by Spanish-speaking people from the Caribbean. Salsa music is influenced by a mixe African and European rhythms through the music emerges the dance, which both became a fusion of Son, Guanguanco, Rumba, Boogaloo, Pachanga, Guaracha, Plena and Bomba.

The history of “Salsa” dance is peppered with hearsay and contradiction. However, few would disagree that the music and dance forms originate largely in Cuban-Son.The modernization of the Mambo in the 1950s, itself based on Cuban-Son, was influential in shaping what would become salsa today. The three-step base of Cuban-Son provides the basis of the modern salsa dance. Salsa is one of the main dances in both Cuba and Puerto Rico and is known worldwide.

Salsa Dance, is normally a partner dance, although there are recognized solo forms, line dancing or Suelta, and Rueda-de-Casino where groups of couples exchange partners in a circle. Salsa Dance can be improvised or performed with a set routine.

Cuba:

Cuban Salsa or Rueda-de-Casino

 

Rueda de Casino is an ideal recipe to bring life to parties is originated from Cuba.

“Rueda de Casino” (Rueda, Casino Rueda, Salsa Rueda) is a particular type of dancing Salsa. It was developed in Havana, Cuba in the late 1950s and early 1960s
Pairs of dancers form a circle, with dance moves called out by one person, a caller (or “líder” or “cantante” in Spanish). Many moves have hand signs to complement the calls; these are useful in noisy venues, where spoken calls might not be easily heard. Many moves involve the swapping of partners.
The names of the moves are mostly in Spanish, some in English (or Spanglish; e.g., “un fly”). Some names are known in slightly different versions, easily recognizable by Spanish-speaking dancers, but may be confusing to the rest.
Although the names of most calls are presently the same across the board, the different towns in Cuba use their own calls. This is because the pioneers of Rueda de Casino wanted to keep others from participating in their Rueda. Many local variations of the calls can now be found. They can change from town-to-town or even from teacher-to-teacher.

Columbia:Bachata

Bachata is a form of music and dance that originated from Dominican Republic. Its subjects are often romantic; especially prevalent are tales of heartbreak and sadness. In fact, the original term used to name the genre used to be “amargue” (“bitterness,” or “bitter music”), until the term Bachata became popular. In some rural areas of the Dominican Republic, Bachata means trash, but most citizens agree that it means a party. With its sensual and sexy moves, wehre the girl and the man become one on the dance floor has made Bachata one of the most famos dance world wide.

Zouk-Lambada

Like many other couple dances(i.e. Salsa Merengue, Tango, Bachata) has evolved into what it is today… one of themost beautifull Latin dance styles.

Also referred to as Lambazouk, Lambada Zouk and quite simply as Zouk in Brazil, this modern version of the Lambada evokes the body and mind into a trance like state for the dancer, leaving the spectator mesmerised.

With the lush adopted tropical rhythms from the French Caribbean and Lusophone countries, Cape Verde and Angola (referred to as Zouk Love, the only name possible for these exotic sounds; other known names include Kizomba, Cabo Love and Kompa), the dance took on a whole new sensuality. Hailing from a seaside fishing turned tourist town Porto Seguro, Bahia Brazil, the dance was able to touch the rest of the world.

Zouk-Lambada is a dance that is hitting the dance-floors across the world, It’s funky, It’s hot and it’s sexy!!!

Merengue

Merengue

Originated in Angola (West Coast of Africa and former Portuguese colony), Introduced in central and South America in the times of slave trade. Merengue, is a fun dance easy to pick-up the steps and great for parties, making it the ideal for the beginner.

Private Lessons

To any level dance student, Private Lessons are the fastest, most helpful way to becoming a talented, confident dancer, and is the best way of improving your current level of dance skill, all at your own pace, without the worry of being left behind by the other students in the case of Group Classes.

Private Lessons are structured to focus in, one-on-one teaching bases, with one of our professional instructors in a private setting, targeting your learning needs. You can share the lessons with a friend or loved one, which would permit the two of you to split the cost in half.

If you prefer to have an instructor visit you in the privacy of your own home or visit our studio please, contact us to arrange a date and time that best suit you.

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Costs:

  • One lesson: Single £20; Double £38
  • Four Four lessons: Single £72; Double  £144, (bonus, two group lessons on any style).
  • Six lessons: Single £102; Double – £210, (Bonus, three group lessons on any style).
  • Eight lessons: Single £128; Double  £272, (Bonus, five lessons on any style).

 

Group Lessons

Group classes at Salsita Dance School are a fun thing to be part of; there you will be able to meet new friends and get fit in a relaxing and friendly atmosphere, learn to dance at your own pace without the pressure of those who want to learn fast. Better still, you don’t have go up a level if you don’t want to, because we offer over four different courses for Salsa (LA style) in Level-1 (beginners), Level-2 (Advance Beginners),  Level-3 (Improvers) and level 4 (Intermediates/Advance) . Same principal applies to all other Levels and styles we offer to you.

At Salsita Dance School, instructors understand that patients are a virtue and giving 100% to our students is a necessity. We offer five different styles, each with multiple levels and syllabus and we have the skills and the knowledge to allow you to excel. Our group classes are design to give the student a great concept of each dance style.

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Salsita Dance School group classes are held every Tuesday at Lifestyle Fitness, Peterborough Regigional College. If you are interested in attending any of our group classes please, check out our timetable to decide, which style is the most suitable for you. If you are undecided come along to our practica/social, which happens every Tuesday and Thursday at the end of the class for approximate 1.5hrs.