Workshops & Bootcamps

“I love Salsa in the Suburbs but live in Atlantic City. Bootcamps and workshops are an effective way to learn a lot in a concentrated amount of time.” – Emma Daniels

DANCE AND FITNESS WORKSHOPS:

Did you add “dancing” to your list of New Year’s Resolutions or “Bucket List”? Interested in adding more diversity to your social dancing? Looking for a fun activity to do with your friends? Want to try something new?

Don’t have time for weekly classes? Looking for a refresher course?

Our one-day workshops & bootcamps are the perfect solution! Come with a friend or alone! New students often are amazed by how friendly and welcoming our dance community is! No partner necessary!!

RESTORATIVE YOGA WITH REBECCA!

Fridays, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Next Dates: Dec. 14th & Jan. 11th

restorative yoga

A Therapeutic approach for deeper relaxation of the mind and the body to restore our spirits. This class will focus on using traditional Hatha Yoga Poses that are held for a longer period of time using the support of props such as bolsters, straps, and blocks.  This class will use breathing exercises (Pranayama), Yoga Nidra (yoga of sleep) and Mediation (Dhyana)  to enable the you to feel more alert and refreshed.
ALL Props included in class.  You’re welcome to bring your own. No prior yoga experience necessary! All are welcome!
$20/person. Space is limited, and this is an extremely popular event, so please reserve your spot ASAP!*

YOGA NIDRA

Select Fridays from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Dec. 28. & Jan. 25th

Instructor: Rebecca Damia

Yoga Nidra (or yogic sleep) is a state of consciousness between being awake and being asleep.  The practitioner is laying on the floor supported with a yoga bolster and a blanket feeling completely relaxed while following a set of verbal instructions to become systematically and increasingly aware of their inner world.  Yoga Nidra is the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness in contrast to sleeping where dreaming can occur with little or no awareness of ones actual environment.The practice of Yoga Nidra has been found to reduce tension and anxiety.  Once the Yoga Nidra practice is complete the practitioner will be left feeling alert, refreshed, and calm. Yoga Nidra is like taking a 3 hour nap, but without the groggy feeling after you wake. Everyone Welcome.  No experience required.

$20/person. Space is limited, and this is an extremely popular event, so please reserve your spot ASAP!

LEARN TO SALSA IN JUST 1 DAY!!!!

 

BEGINNER SALSA BOOTCAMP

Jan. 5, 2019, 12:00 – 3:00p.m.

Don’t have time for weekly group classes, but interested in learning how to Salsa? Looking for a refresher course on basic salsa moves and patterns? Let us get you ready for the Salsa Club in just ONE day! No partner or dance experience necessary.

Space is limited!

$45/early registration by one week prior to event date; $60/person, regular price

 

 

RUEDA DE CASINO

Saturday, Jan. 26th, 12:00 -3:00pm

Instructor: Michael Payne

In this workshop, you will learn the basics of the irresistibly fun and exciting, visually spectacular and easy to learn Cuban dance, Rueda de Casino.  It is a group dance where you will be taught to move circularly in stylish unison with your peers, exchanging partners rapidly to Cuban music, led by the caller who calls the next  move or uses hand signals. This dynamic dance will expand your sphere of awareness, improve your timing and teach you how to quickly respond and execute Rueda calls with ease.

Salsa in the Suburbs’ own Mike Payne brings to you an afternoon of feel good energy and teamwork with this Rueda de Casino Workshop.  Come ready to laugh, learn, and move!

Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind event!

Join us on Saturday, January 26th from 12-3pm.  No partner required!  Space is limited to only 20 students.

$45/early registration by January 19th; $60/person, regular price.

 

HAND-FLICK MASTERY WORKSHOP

Saturday, TBD, 12:00 -3:00pm
Instructor: Julie Berger

Join Julie, founder of Salsa in the Suburbs, for three fun-filled hours of hand flicks! Hand flicks, or arm tosses, are an essential tool to be equipped with for both Salsa and Bachata dancing. A hand flick or hand toss is one of the most common ways a leader can change the hand-connection he has with his partner. Since particular moves cooperate with particular hand-holds, having lots of different way to flick or toss the hands will help the leaders transition seamlessly from one move to another and create unique and exciting patterns on the spot!

This workshop is the ultimate guide for both leading and following hand flicks! After just one afternoon, the leaders will have practical ways to toss the ladies hands up in the air, behind her back, and even off to the side, resulting in improvised, unique patterns every time! The ladies’ will be able to follow hand-tosses with confidence and even have tools to stylize and embellish these hand flicks to make them beautiful and practical!