Salsa Classes: The Best Salsa Classes

Salsa Classes

BEGINNER I SALSA CLASSESlinda_dancing2

Pre-requisite: None
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor: Julie Berger

For students brand new to the world of Salsa, these salsa classes start with the basics! Students learn the basic steps and techniques for Salsa, as well as “shine” moves and styling.

Take a look at a Beginner I class in action. We don’t always count out loud, but it’s a good way to learn 🙂

These salsa classes are designed to give students a strong foundation, including the fundamentals of leading and following, and a simple pattern, including a Right-hand Turn Pattern, Cross Body Lead, and an Inside Turn! Classes start with a warm-up, reviewing moves from the previous week as well as adding new steps to your repertoire, followed by partner work and review.

Students will rotate and experience dancing with everyone. During week 8, students will review the pattern, plus learn dance etiquette and apply their new moves and knowledge in a club ambiance during a nightclub simulation! Fun and fitness friendly- come fall in love with Salsa! Students with “two left feet” are more than welcome!

“I just loved the fact that the instructor would encourage us to videotape the moves at the end of class. Having a videotape helped my husband and me know what to practice, and it gave us a fun thing to do after we put the kids to bed.” -Jennifer, West Chester, PA

BEGINNER II SALSA CLASSES

Pre-requisite: Beginner I Salsa
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor: Julie Berger 

 

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Join the sexy, healthy, fun at Salsa in the Suburbs Salsa Classes. Learn to spin like this! Call Julie (610) 800-8182.

For students eager to keep building the skills they developed in Beginner I Salsa, this is the salsa class for you! This class moves at the same steady, and thorough pace of Beginner I, allowing you plenty of time to keep mastering, and building upon those basics, yet adding a variety of new moves and faster-paced songs.

Students will learn more fancy footwork for shines, explore several variations on right-hand turns and learn essential moves such as “enchufla” and “Make Her Walk,” and learn what it means to “pick up the girl” and take her “around the world” plus much more!

Beginner II Salsa classes are designed for students who want to gain confidence for those Salsa clubs and bridge the gap between Beginner I Salsa and Intro to Intermediate Salsa. Also, you will master two brand-new patterns, and essentially more than double the skills you’ve learned in Beginner I Salsa!

INTRO TO INTERMEDIATE SALSA CLASSES

Pre-requisite: Beginner I Salsa and Beginner II Salsa (or can be taken simultaneously with Beginner II Salsa)
Duration: 8 Weeks
Instructor: Julie Berger

For students who have laid their salsa foundation by having completed Beginner I and Beginner II Salsa, this course is the one to take to get your dancing to the next level! You will be introduced to all the Intro to Intermediate warm-up moves, which you will see and practice in the next level, Intermediate Salsa. These warm-up moves will provide you with tons of great options for creating dynamic, beautiful shines!

You will also learn a pattern which seamlessly builds on the moves you’ve learned in Beginner I and II Salsa classes and also introduces you to some of the important concepts of the Intermediate syllabus. This pattern is more complex and intricate than the Beginner I and II patterns, and will be similar in complexity to the Intermediate patterns, but will be taught at a slower, thorough pace than Beginner II.

This course is very helpful with bridging the gap between the Beginner and Intermediate classes, and we highly recommend it!

INTERMEDIATE SALSA CLASSES

Pre-requisite: Beginner I Salsa, Beginner II Salsa, and Intro. to Intermediate Salsa (or, can be taken simultaneously with Intro. to Intermediate Salsa)
Duration: 8 weeks (Six Month Curriculum – Offered three times a week!)
Instructor: Julie Berger

For students who have attended Salsa Classes for at least 6 months, add more moves to your arsenal! This course follows a six month syllabus and every four weeks focuses on a particular theme, such as “Inside Turns” or “Copas.”

You will learn a new pattern a week for the first three weeks of a particular theme and review all three patterns on the fourth week. You’ll learn more intricate foot-work and exciting moves such as the “doorknob” and “Philly Favorite”, plus moves like a “Fishtail” and “Apache Whip!” If you attend Intermediate more than once per week, you will advance through the six month curriculum more comfortably, since each Intermediate class during the week covers the same material and the additional repetition greatly helps memorization and flow of the moves/patterns.

Take your Salsa education to the next level!

ADVANCED SALSA

Pre-requisite: Intermediate Salsa
Duration: Ongoing
Instructor: Julie Berger

For students who have studied Salsa at least a year, add more polish to your technique and patterns! Focus on more intricate foot-work and styling, 360‘s, multiple spins, and pattern combinations that will make heads turn to you when you step foot onto the dance floor! When you master the moves in Advanced Salsa classes, you will be viewed as an excellent dancer by your friends and family.

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WHEEL OF SALSA

Pre-requisite: Beginner I and II Salsa or Instructor’s permission
Duration: Ongoing
Instructor: Julie Berger

Many leaders complain that they cannot remember the patterns that they learn in class. While social dancing, they go blank and can’t figure out which moves cooperate with particular hand-holds. So, Julie Berger, founder of Salsa in the Suburbs, developed the Wheel of Salsa! Super fun and impressive moves are listed around the wheel and students spin the wheel. Whichever move the arrow lands on, the students learn/review. Then, someone else spins the wheel. The students’ goal is to not only learn the moves that make up the game, but the key is for them to link the moves together! Students deepen their understanding of which moves cooperate with particular hand-holds and the result is that students become fluent at improvising and building their own patterns on the spot!

WHEEL OF BACHATA

Pre-requisite: Beginner Bachata or Instructor’s permission
Duration: Ongoing
Instructor: Julie Berger

Many leaders complain that they cannot remember the patterns that they learn in class. While social dancing, they go blank and can’t figure out which moves cooperate with particular hand-holds. So, Julie Berger, founder of Salsa in the Suburbs, developed the Wheel of Bachata! Super fun and impressive moves are listed around the wheel and students spin the wheel. Whichever move the arrow lands on, the students learn/review. Then, someone else spins the wheel. The students’ goal is to not only learn the moves that make up the game, but the key is for them to link the moves together! Students deepen their understanding of which moves cooperate with particular hand-holds and the result is that students become fluent at improvising and building their own patterns on the spot!