Class Descriptions

Level 1 Salsa + Intro Bachata

This class is for the absolute beginner, with no previous Latin dance experience! You will learn the
basic steps in three popular Latin club dances to help get you onto the floor. This class includes an
introduction to Latin Dance basic movement & Merengue basic step. You will get an introduction to
Bachata and a detailed focus on Salsa fundamentals.

Level 2 Salsa + Intro Cha Cha Cha

This class is a stepping stone between a beginner and intermediate dancer. Once you start this
program you will be hooked! You will deepen your understanding of: Lead & Follow techniques, Rhythm
& Timing, and the Music which will help you lay the groundwork for a lifetime of dance
enjoyment! This class also includes an introduction to Cha Cha Cha basics.

Bachata U. (Advanced Beginner and Above)

Join Dennis Pinzon & Maria Perez to take your Bachata to the next level. Urban style with attitude! They will up your fundamentals and technique so you can confidently lead or follow the hottest moves in this style.
** Basic knowledge of Bachata is required (basic step / basic turns)

Mambo Footwork & Styling

* Basic knowledge of Salsa “On2” or “On1” is required (Basic step, right & left turns)
This class will throw a lot of fun Mambo footwork at you and include styling basics for girls and guys. Want to improve your knowledge of what to do when you break away from partner? Do you currently just do basic step when not connected to your partner on the social dance floor? Or worse, do you just keep dancing patterns through musical changes? Then this is the class for you!!

Advanced Salsa (Level 3)

The content taught in this class will be focused on social dancing skills. This will include advanced
lead & follow (turn patterns) with styling, footwork, & Body movement. The footwork will
include components of Mambo, Pachanga, & Cha Cha Cha. The body movement will consist of isolation work,
advanced movement pertaining to the basic step, & elements of Afro-Cuban. Dancers taking this course
should be very comfortable with all basics and have good lead and follow skills in intermediate concepts.
Minimum of 1 course in Salsa Level 2 required, or instructor approval.

Advanced Salsa (Level 4)

Intense, Intense, Intense! This class is designed for students with a very strong salsa foundation.
It is meant to help social dancers and performers alike stay challenged throughout the year. It also
includes performance opportunities for the die-hard salseros and salseras.

Ladies Styling

Designed just for Ladies! Ladies Styling classes are all about how to look sizzling hot on the dance
floor, without affecting the lead of your partner. Don’t know what to do with your arms while
turning? Unsure about when and how to sway your hips? Are you lost when your partner breaks away to do
footwork during a dance? Covering moves from beginner to advanced, these classes are perfect for
those who want to add a touch of elegance and playfulness to their dance. Currently we are offering the
“Candela” Ladies Styling team. If you wish to explore all areas of Ladies styling and technique this is the
program for you! The team is directed & choreographed by Audrey Gaussiran and assisted by
Alex Piotrowski. Visit the Dance Team page for more information.

Performance Program – Student Dance Teams

*** Note: Please email david@mambopro.com or call 403.710.5364 for more information on joining this program.

The objective of this program is to give students the opportunity to continue learning new turn
patterns, footwork, and styling while at the same time taking their dancing to the next level through
training a choreographed routine. Along with all the benefits of a regular group class you will
get exposure to concepts not usually offered in similar classes of this level. The training will
be carried out in low pressure, fun environment. You will come away with improved skills, turn
patterns , footwork, and styling to apply to your social dancing! Having taken level 3 or 4 Salsa
is NOT a prerequisite for this class; nor is having previous N.Y. Style “On 2” Salsa experience.
To get started on the “Tumbao”, “Saoco”, or “Candela” teams please contact David for more
information.

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