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Reopening classes from 07 of October!

All packages & memberships will be extended

Salsa Dance Classes

  • Please Pre-Book to save your spot.
  • Online booking.
  • Cards ONLY.
  • Experienced Instructors for each lesson
  • Cross Body Style.
  • Great music & friendly atmosphere.
  • All levels are welcome: We offer 6 levels.
  • You do not need a partner.
  • You can start at anytime.
  • Have fun!

Wednesday Salsa

Salsa Footwork & Styling

18:30-19:00 - Free Taster Class
19:00-20:00 - Beginners , Improvers 1 and Intermediate
20:00-21:00 - Beginners 2, Improvers 2 and Advanced

St Luke's Church

Alpha Grove
Isle of Dogs
London E14 8LH

Salsa: Cross Body Style

At Salsa Tropical we teach Cross Body Style. Cross Body is danced on linear movements, i.e. dance in a line. The most important part of Cross Body is what is referred to as the “cross-body lead”, with the participants dancing face-to-face with each other. At a point, the male dancer (the lead) will turn first and the female dancer turn later after she has passed the male dancer, hence the “cross-body lead” name.

Salsa Class Levels and Structure

Level 1 – Absolute Beginners: 7-8pm

From 0-4 lessons/hours experience

This Level is geared for students who are learning the basic step, rhythm, and timing. You get an introduction to Salsa steps and simple partner-work. It’s a lot of FUN!

Level 2 – Beginners: 8-9pm

From 4-12 lessons/hours experience

This Level is geared for students who have already learned the basic steps as an absolute beginner student. This is a continuation from the absolute beginners level. The focus is mainly on partner work

Level 3 – Improvers 1: 7-8pm

From 12-16 lessons/hours experience

You should have completed at least 12-16 hours to attend this Level.The series focuses on the fundamentals of salsa: basics, patterns, footwork, turns and technique, which includes proper posture, balance, and upper/lower body coordination. This lays the groundwork for a solid foundation in salsa. We will focus mainly on fundamentals of partner work. All advanced moves are an extension of the basic. If a student lacks fundamentals he will just learn more and more combinations technically incorrectly and will not progress as a dancer. Therefore, this is the most important class for anyone wishing to learn Salsa. Mastery of the basics will give you the skills and confidence needed to develop into a good dancer. Believe me; it will change your life.

Level 4 – Improvers 2: 8-9pm

From 16 lessons – 8 months experience

This level focuses on more complex partner work techniques. It prepares you for the Intermediate level

Level 5 – Intermediate: 7-8pm

From 8 months- one year experience

We advise this level after 6-8 months of classes of 1 hour per week at least. This is geared towards students with a solid, comprehensive foundation in the basics (balance, posture, upper/lower body coordination, weight transfer, cross-body lead). You will learn lead-follow techniques, transitions and space management to moderate music. If you already have a solid understanding of the basic then you are ready for this class. We will teach you skills necessary to apply on Intermediate and Advanced level class such as essential skills and drills.

Level 6 – Advanced: 8-9pm

From one year dancing onwards

This quality training programme is for students with a well developed foundation in Salsa who are willing to learn more complex patterns and techniques and emphasis on styling for Ladies and Gents. If you are ready to take the next step, this Level is for you.

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