Shines and Spinning Technique

Bring a whole new level of style and flair to your dancing!

 

Shines and Spins…
for leaders and followers

Next Dates: Mondays @ 8:30pm, 9/11 – 10/30

Instructor: Shauna Belizeando

To do a salsa shine is to dance independently for  a portion of time during a partnered Salsa dance. The leader will let go of the follow’s hands and both people must them do a salsa solo. Many people find it difficult to improvise and create dynamic beautiful shines on the spot, which is why we are taking the guess work out of the process! Join Shauna for eight weeks and learn pre-choreographed Salsa shines! Our new and improved Salsa Shines syllabus will make it easy for you to come week after week and learn several different shines will will be stuck in your permanent memory! After completion of this course, both leaders and followers will be ready to shine with confidence at any time! Professional Salsa performer Shauna will help you with spins, hand movement and overall grace as an added benefit!

Ladies’ Latin Styling and Choreography

Currently offered at Girls’ Night Out events and via Private Lessons!!!

shuana_2 Check out Shauna’s bio by clicking HERE!

 

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Add flair and style to your dancing!

If you sometimes feel as if you are unsure what to do with your arms or get nervous social dancing when it comes to doing a shine, this class will help you be more comfortable on the dance floor. Great for Latin dancers of all types – Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, and Cha Cha! Make YOUR dancing unique!

 

 

 

 

This class is also beneficial to anyone who needs help with Latin body movement, such as hip rolls and shoulder rolls. Students will also learn arm styling and then apply what they have learned to choreography. Turns are also very important, so some of the class will be dedicated to learning traveling turns, turns in place, as well as inside and outside turns. Classes will start with an upbeat, fun warm up in the beginning, followed by stretching and body movement techniques.  This will be followed by turn instructions and reviews, plus choreography.

Students may bring dance shoes or feel free to just wear socks.

 


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LEADING AND FOLLOWING TECHNIQUE

Pre-requisite: Succesful completion of at least Beginner I and II Salsa
Duration: Next Dates TBD

 

This class is catered to intermediate and advanced dancers who are seeking to revisit and strengthen their foundation in order to be more successful in executing advanced patterns and concepts in social dancing. The class will focus on body and foot placement, hand connection and techniques for lead and follow. Through repetition, dancers will work on isolations, turns, and patterns that will reinforce these concepts that will translate in both Salsa and Bachata.

CHOREOGRAPHED SALSA SHINES

Pre-requisite: None
Duration: Next Dates TBD
Instructor: Shauna Belizéando

To do a salsa shine is to dance independently for a portion of time during a partnered Salsa dance. The leader will let go of the follow’s hands and both people must them do a salsa solo. Many people find it difficult to improvise and create dynamic beautiful shines on the spot, which is why we are taking the guess work out of the process! Join Shauna for eight weeks and learn pre-choreographed Salsa shines! Our new and improved Salsa Shines syllabus will make it easy for you to come week after week and learn several different shines will will be stuck in your permanent memory! After completion of this course, both leaders and followers will be ready to shine with confidence at any time! Professional Salsa performer Shauna will help you with spins, hand movement and overall grace as an added benefit!

 

SPINNING TECHNIQUE FOR SALSA SHINES:

Pre-requisite: None

Currently offered via private lessons!

Salsa shines and spinning are integral components of Salsa dancing that add flare and style to your dancing! A Salsa “shine”  provides the opportunity to have moments independent of your partner to have both fancy syncopations in footwork and to perform solo spins. You will learn proper technique for solo spins, including spotting and how to take your spins and turns to the next level, consistently every time. Class will introduce brand new, easy- to-learn shine footwork and will also cover Latin body movements/ isolations along with optional arm styling for the ladies. The course will definitely build your confidence in interpreting salsa musicality, and will give you the skills to create your own unique colorful movements both solo and within your turn pattern partnerwork too. No partner is needed! Open to both men and ladies. Just bring yourself, willingness to learn, and a smile!

SALSA & BACHATA PERFORMANCE CLASS

Click here to find out more about our Performance Classes!

Please note: most students need to practice at least a couple of hours outside of class each week to get their moves and patterns polished performance ready!

 

 

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