• Salsa & Salsa Classes

     SALSATRICITY@ALL SAINTS most weeks

    SATURDAYS 

    EVERY SATURDAY CLASSES/CLUB

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    2 sessions of SALSA Lessons 

    8.00-8.40

    SALSA beginners with beginners team

    9.20-10.00

    SALSA Advanced, Intermediate, Improvers, Beginners

     10.00-1am FREESTYLE in SALSA HALL

    REGULAR  SATURDAY NIGHTS

    7.45-1am

    £8/5 nus or after midnight 

     £2 extra to attend lessons

    SKYBALL NIGHTS £10 for all

    Lessons 8-10.00

    Club 10.00-1am

    SALSA BACHATA KIZOMBA LATIN AMERICAN, AFRO LATINO

    TEL: 07977 016861

    Dance styles include
    Salsa, Kizomba, Bachata, Bachata-Tango, Tango, Cha Cha Merengue

    Who the classes are for
    Adults and young people 12-81 years
    Beginners and experienced dancers

    Lessons in Salsa Bachata & Kizomba every week plus tasters and workshops in others.
    Separate Kizomba and Salsa halls. Wooden dance floors.
    Salsatricity also support live music.

    Location of classes

    THIS MAY CHANGE PLEASE KEEP CHECKING WEBSITE

    MOST WEEKS WHETSTONE N20 9EZ

    except first of month so please check website

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    Date:  Every Saturday y

     Time: 

    Saturdays 8-1am Lessons 8-9.45 freestyle until 1am

    Cost: 

    Saturday £8 entrance to 2 clubs £2 extra for classes

    (Skyballs/special nights £10/£5 nus/after midnight)

    lessons and party
    MOST SATURDAYS AT WHETSTONE
    we have KIZOMBA ROOM WHEN AT WHETSTONE
    most weeks at N20 9EZ except FIRST OF MONTH
    always lovely to see you xx SALSATRICITY
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    TEL:07977 016861
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    DANCE HALLS

    * SaturdaySalsa/Latin hall: playing salsa Merengue Cha Cha & Bachata the Salsa Storm

    * Kizomba room at present only on a Saturday : playing Mainly Kizomba Kalmmm

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    SALSATRICITY : EVERY SATURDAY lessons & Club SALSA BACHATA KIZOMBA…BUT SOMETIMES… AS DURING THE CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR TIME WE HAVE EVEN MORE SPECIAL NIGHTS with themes or live bands. Salsatricity for your total Dance experience. And we are often asked for more nights …more classes….want to add to your Tropical holiday

    Salsa is a dance to music. Salsa music was created in the Caribbean and adapted first  in America and now world wide!!  Salsa dancing mixes African and European dance influences. The roots of Salsa: Son, Guaguancó, Rumba, Boogaloo, Pachanga, Guaracha, Plena, Bomba. 
Salsa is normally a partner dance, and Rueda de Casino is where groups of couples exchange partners in a circle. 
We teach the footwork so you can understand the ergonomics of the dance….the basic steps, timing and interpretation of music, partner dancing with leading/following freestyle and the footwork moves of Salsa.

    SALSA music has 8 beats …but you only step on 6 of them……you pause on the other 2….the secret of salsa dancing is the timing, pausing when your partner pauses so you do not tread on their toes!!……leading your partner….or being lead!!….transferring your weight and of course feeling the music so you are dancing to it rather than trying to remember the routine you did last week…which is where we come in…

    We teach you the understanding of the dance….so you  can go away and make your own routines……and of course you can dance SALSA to so many different types of music…Frank Sinatra… RnB…reggae….Red Hot Chile Peppers….anything with the 8 beats….as long as you put the pauses in!!

    SALSA is a style of music…

    …which has its origins in Cuba where an exotic blend of religious drum beats carried over by the slave trade from the African West Coast, and the Spanish troubadour introducing the flamenco guitar creating the Cuban Son….add to this the English/French country dance theme brought in by the French fleeing from Haiti…and you have Latin style of music ‘salsa’.

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    During the 1898 War US soldiers visiting the island got a taste for the music and as early as 1909 radio recording were coming out of Cuba. During prohibition Americans traveled the 90 miles from Florida to Cuba where alcohol was legal and by the early 20th century many Americans were incorporating the latin rhythms into their own music…W C Hardy was the first but Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Elvis Presley, Nat King Cole, Stan Getz…are but a few to be inspired by this infectious rhythm.
    The dance was a natural progression.
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    It is danced on music with a recurring 8 beat-pattern, using 3 steps every 4 with one beat skipped or paused. Often this is marked out by a tap, kick or flick
    The name ‘Salsa’ was created in The US and given to the cocktail of partner dances that leapt the Caribbean sea with the Americans and Cubans who fled from Cuba following the revolution in 1958…..a communist revolution in this Caribbean island lead to a change in world thinking….and the start of the spread of this beautiful and sensuous dance.
    Salsa can also be danced solo, or in a ‘wheel’ called rueda…where dancers have to listen to a call not unlike county or line dancing.
    The Cuban dances were well received in the USA but were difficult to pronounce. They appeared hot and spicy so were given the name ‘salsa’ after a sauce with a similar feel. However the numerous Cuban partner dancers, from which salsa originated, were for all ages and danced at family occasions and were not intended to be a hot and steamy nightclub dance. Today in Cuba it is still danced in cafes and bars during the day and evening…
    The American added their style to the dance and exported it to Britain around the 1980’s…this created the New York or LA salsa with the more pronounced cross body style.
    After the collapse of the Berlin wall and the Soviet Union in the early 1990’s another wave of Cuban emigrated to Europe bringing the dance to our shores straight from Cuba. Cuban salsa tends to flow around the partner, with less shines.
    Today we see a mix of Cuban and American influence. We teach the basic steps so you can add your own style…and go to any club and feel comfortable.

    LESSONS & CLUB 

    RUNNER UP SALSA SCHOOL OF THE YEAR 2011

    Professional classes with classically and university trained teachers

     

    NO PARTNER REQUIRED…PLENTY HERE!!

    NO SPECIAL CLOTHING OR FOOTWEAR NEEDED

    (JUST SOMETHING YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE  IN ~ ITS A WORK OUT!!)

    GUYS…LOTS OF OUR MEN BRING SWEAT TOWELS AND SPARE TOPS

    IT IS A WORKOUT!!

    We have a rough guide to the level of each class to help you

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    LESSON PLANS @SALSATRICTY

    Lesson plan as guide to help you decide which level you are at
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    Salsa dancing can be energetic and is a workout and, for the benefit of all dancers, we recommend you obtain wet wipes or a flannel/towel to wipe/dry yourself throughout the evening as salsa dancing can be very physical and can cause even the fittest person to sweat

    BEGINNERS
    basic step
    back step
    forward turn to right
    cuban turn(some weeks can introduce cross body if no complete beginners )

    IMPROVERS

    cross body/Dile que No; including cross body send outs /fourth form/ Guapea
    ladies cross body double turns
    first form/enchufla
    back across/second form
    Routines will include all above including from beginners level
    INTERMEDIATE
    outward or hook turn to right and left
    3rd form or round the world
    double/treble turns
    introduce the basic dip
    forward turn to left

    Routines will include all above including from beginners and improvers level
    ADVANCED...building on all this!!! plus more so for example the dips and multiple turns will be more challenging and there will be a mixing of the forms
    DANCING ETIQUETTE

    …always a good one to be reminded of….
    ahhh dancing etiquette….some times overlooked in the rush to get those moves sorted….but oh so important too..
    *1….you may ask and be asked by anyone…there are few grounds for refusal and usually its nice to seek them out later …..

    * 2. dance in the space you have…don’t do the moves you want!!…which is why having a few Cuban ones are so helpful to your arsenal on a busy dance floor…

    * 3. dance with the partner you have…eye contact…keeping her {him..we all have a resonsibility} SAFE…is paramount..I still suffer from an injury incurred 4 years ago by a killer stilletto!…..

    * 4 personal space…there are ways to dance with some that you would/should never do with others!! And it is ok as a man o woman to keep that space personal if you do not feel comfortable

    * 5…not finally but you may be getting bored by now…..personal hygene…as the nights hot up…not only in the summer…it is oh so important!!!……we have gum at the club and extra tops/deoderant/perfume/etc etc etc is a must…please!! xxxx dancing with a sweaty partner is acceptable but there are limits…sorry! xx..

    NO ONE IS TOO GOOD TO DANCE WITH A BEGINNER
     
    At SALSATRICITY we have a gorgeous cocktail of CUBAN  and  LA… we teach the footwork with a Cuban feel……but by advanced you will have the understanding to do LA and Rueda
    “As a university trained PGCE teacher who taught in some of the top schools in the country it makes me smile to think of OFSTED going into some of the clubs!! xxx but they dont so it really is up to the salsa students to try out as many classes as possible to see what style of teaching suits them…it is supposed to be fun but you are learning a PARTNER dance so you owe it to all your partners to dance with them…..in time to the music …to the music and have a wonderful dance …you may never get an opportunity with that person again xx Love the dance…love to teach xxx”
    NB; please note we still have lessons on band/special nights but they may be in a different format
     

    Birthday dance cake and chocolates….let us know if it is yours and we will orgainise it for you

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    EXCITING, ENERGETIC, ENTHUSIASTIC..AND VIBRANT…some of the words used to describe SATURDAY night classes and club…professional classically trained in-house teachers and LATIN DJ so you know the standard is going to be consistently high..