If you would you like to accelerate your dancing, learn more styling & technique, perform in front of an audience, and most all have a fun time …then our performance program is for you! We cater to various levels of dancers from beginner to advanced on several teams and we are always looking for new enthusiastic team members.
Ladies Team Meet & Greet session: Tuesday August 20th
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Olympia Dance Club (517, 16th Avenue NE)
* Other team meet & greets to follow soon!
Teams for this season include:
- Dance Company Team (Advanced)
- Bachata Team
- Ladies Styling (Lucy’s Angels)
- ‘Saoco’ Partnering team
- ‘Tumbao’ Partnering Team
- ‘Hermanos con Swing Jr.’s Guys Team
Team members receive the following benefits:
- 30% off any class or workshop we offer
- Private lessons at a substantially reduced rate
- Access to several of the most experienced teachers in the city
- Performance opportunities in and around Calgary as well as the chance to travel to perform at dance events
Common Questions we get asked:
Q: I have never danced Salsa or Bachata before, can I join a Beginner Salsa performance team?
A: No, a Beginner level performance team implies that you are a beginner in terms of stage performance, not in terms of dancing. Some previous experience in Latin dance and/or classes is required in order to learn Choreography concepts. We suggest you begin with a few Latin dance courses and supplement it with social dancing. Then you will posses the necessary tools to begin the performance journey.
Q: I have taken a few Salsa and Bachata classes, but I’m fairly new to this. Am I good enough to be on a team?
A: Yes, being on team and getting on stage is a journey. You will not be on stage until 5 or 6 months into being on the team. It is our job to slowly prepare you step by step to do a stage performance. This is something you will gradually work up to.
Q: Do I have to commit many hours per week to being on the team?
A: No, most of the teams meet for practice once per week for 1 – 1.5 hours. Closer to the first big shows of the season there is usually a few extra practices.
Q: Will training choreography make me a better dancer?
A: Yes, training choreography will improve your technique. Any improvement in technique translates into more body control and awareness which makes you better on the social dance floor also.