Salsa Level 1 + Intro Bachata
This class is for the absolute beginner, with no previous Latin dance experience! You will learn the
basic steps in three popular Latin club dances to help get you onto the floor. This class includes an
introduction to Latin Dance basic movement & Merengue basic step. You will get an introduction to
Bachata and a detailed focus on Salsa fundamentals.
Salsa Level 2
This class is a stepping stone between a beginner and intermediate dancer. Once you start this
program you will be hooked! You will deepen your understanding of: Lead & Follow techniques, Rhythm & Timing, and the Music which will help you lay the groundwork for a lifetime of dance
enjoyment! You can also expect some different concepts that will help take your dancing to another level: Pachanga, Son, & Cha Cha Cha.
Styling (Ladies) / Lucy’s Angels
Designed not just for Ladies! Styling classes are all about how to look natural and effortless with your styling choices on the dance floor, without affecting the lead of your partner. Don’t know what to do with your arms while turning? Unsure about when and how to sway your hips, comb/toss your hair? Are you lost when your partner breaks away to do footwork during a dance? Messy footwork? Unsure what it means to use the floor? Come and get your questions answered in this class. Lucy will cover moves from beginner to advanced, focusing on using elevating your simple movements to add a touch of elegance and playfulness.
In addition to the regular classes, we are also offering Lucy’s Angels Ladies Styling team, a natural progression should you choose to advance your styling and try out performances. If you wish to explore all areas of Ladies styling and technique this is the program for you! The team is directed & choreographed by Lucy Pei. Visit the Dance Team page for more information.
Mambo Academy Series
Mambo Academy by Mambo Productions is a new concept in training. We are combining the energy of our Footwork Challenge classes and a “back to basics” technique approach. The program is built upon a well planned out training structure, emphasizing technique combined with flavor and musicality while striving to provide individual feedback to our students to take their dancing to a new level. Whether you’re a performer or social dancer, Bachatero or Salsero; you will improve the technique behind your movements. We are the originators of the “Mambo” style in Calgary.
Bachata “Sensual” Fundamentals
In this class series we will explore one aspect or major style of Modern Bachata …..what we refer to as “Bachata Sensual”. The course will focus on the fundamental lead and following techniques. For the leads, what are the lead points on the body that are utilized in this style and how do we apply those leads. For the follows, what are the proper ways your body can move when given those leads and how do you control your body in these movements.
Bachata with Indhira & David – Level 1
Do you know your Bachata basic step and basic lead & follow turns? Then you are ready to step up to some sensual style moves and some fun traditional style patterns. Step into our intermediate class and step up your Bachata game!
** Basic knowledge of Bachata is required (basic step / basic turns)
Bachata with Indhira & David – Level 2
Accelerate your Bachata technique and learn what separates the movement of top dancers from the rest. Also incorporates Traditional & Modern style with more advanced footwork, turns, and leading/following.
(Note: Level 2 difficulty will be adjusted to the level of the class in attendance)
Performance Program – Student Dance Teams
The objective of this program is to give students the opportunity to continue learning new turn
patterns, footwork, and styling while at the same time taking their dancing to the next level through
training a choreographed routine. Along with all the benefits of a regular group class you will
get exposure to concepts not usually offered in similar classes of this level. The training will
be carried out in low pressure, fun environment. You will come away with improved skills, turn
patterns , footwork, and styling to apply to your social dancing! Having taken level 3 or 4 Salsa
is NOT a prerequisite for this class; nor is having previous N.Y. Style “On 2” Salsa experience.
To get started on the “Tumbao”, “Saoco”, “Lucy’s Angels”, or Bachata teams please contact David for more