Salsa beginner’s course (pre-recorded)
Please note This page describes our pre-recorded beginner’s salsa course. For information about the live course, please visit this page.
Salsa is a beautiful, lively, energising dance - it brings so much joy to my life, and I want to bring that to you too!
I have been teaching salsa (with a bit of a break for parenting!) since around 2003, and it has been one of the great loves of my life - both dancing and teaching it. There is so much to learn with salsa - AND it’s really simple to get started, and to start enjoying the movement and the music. For more information about salsa and what it can bring to your life, visit this page, or please do just get in touch if you have questions.
Benefits of dance:
It Is Fun!!!
Increases body awareness
Helps reduce mind chatter and distractions, and gets you in the flow!
Connects you with others (yes, even online!)
Helps with self-confidence
Is adaptable (depending on your needs)
Can be enjoyed by the whole family
Improves physical health and wellbeing (cardiovascular health, balance, muscle and bone strength, coordination, agility, flexibility)
Improves mental health and performance (memory, cognition)
What you will learn
- The basic rhythm and steps of cross-body lead salsa, dancing solo
- How to move your body as you carry out the steps
- Recommendations of music to dance to
- Introduction to leader/follower steps and timing (please note, you don’t need a partner for this course - this is just a bit of a bonus for those who want it!)
- Extra footwork and bodywork to enhance your dancing
- How to freestyle your new salsa steps and movements
- Introduction to merengue
- Introduction to bachata
- Introduction to On 2
- Information about social dancing and equipment
How we do it?
In these short, pre-recorded sessions, you will receive a grounding in salsa, including a little of the theory - and lots and lots of practice! For questions and support throughout (and afterwards!), you would be made most welcome in our wellbeing community.
This is a highly practical and experiential course - you will need space to move, around 2-3 square metres would probably be ok, but you can do it in a really small space if needs be! It is great if you can also reach hands up above your head, but don’t worry if you’re in a low-ceilinged space and can’t do this!
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I have been teaching salsa for over 20 years (with a bit of a break for parenting!), and originally taught under the guidance of the wonderful Dean Maynard. I am forever grateful for his teachings, for the joy he imparted in his classes, and for the opportunity he gave us (myself and my now-husband) in teaching for him.