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BEGINNERS COURSE SCHEDULE

Know what you'll learn during the weeks

While we strive to follow our schedule, please note that this schedule is subject to change based on the class speed and on how we feel certain techniques need more focus.

WEEK 1

What you’ll learn:

  • A bit of theory on what is Crossbody Salsa and where did it originate from

  • Tempo and count

  • The basic steps in Salsa, Right turn and the cross-body lead


What techniques we’ll focus on:

  • Weight allocation

  • Intro to spot turning

  • Posture, open and close positions

  • Guiding the turn

WEEK 2

What you’ll learn:

  • Repeat last week’s steps

  • Left Turn

  • Focus on rhythm and tempo

  • “toss & turn”


What techniques we’ll focus on:

  • “quick quick slow”

  • Spot turning exercises

  • Guiding & Styling

WEEK 3

What you’ll learn:

  • Repeat last week’s steps

  • Cross-Body Let her go

  • “Hammerlock” move with back-step into closed position

What techniques we’ll focus on:

  • Improved following technique

  • Guiding turns with both hands

  • Back-step

WEEK 4

What you’ll learn:

  • Repeat last week’s steps

  • Two types of “Walk through”

  • “dile que si”

What techniques we’ll focus on:

  • Different ad-ons to the cross-body lead

  • Guiding a turn vs. a walk-through

  • Feeling the different leads

  • “Elasticity”

WEEK 5

What you’ll learn:

  • Repeat last week’s course

  • Technique Week

  • Around the world

  • Q&A

  • Shines combination 1

What techniques we’ll focus on:

  • Spin techniques

  • Useful exercises

  • Fine-tuning and cleaning up our moves

  • footwork

WEEK 6

What you’ll Learn:

  • Repeat last week’s course

  • The 2-handed right turn

  • The Sombrero

What techniques we’ll focus on:

  • “the hand shake”

  • Hair-combing

WEEK 7

What you’ll Learn:          

  • Repeat last week’s course

  • Intro to the “hand-toss”

  • The Titanic

What techniques we’ll focus on:

  • Hand-flick techniques

  • Following the flick

  • Half turns

WEEK 8

What you’ll learn:

  • Repeat last week’s class

  • The Sombrero and the half turn

  • Confusing hands

  • Hand drop

What techniques we’ll focus on:

  • Switching hands

  • The use of gravity

WEEK 9

What you’ll learn:

  • Cross Body let her go

  • Shoulder check

  • Hand-Shake to shoulder check

What Techniques we’ll focus on:

  • Trusting what you can’t see

  • Stirring a pot

WEEK 10

What you’ll learn:

  • Repeat last week’s class

  • Technique week

  • Shines combination 2

  • Q&A

What techniques we’ll focus on:

  • Spin techniques

  • Useful exercises

  • Fine-tuning and cleaning up our moves

  • footwork

WEEK 11

What you’ll learn

  • Repeat last week’s class

  • Combination 1

  • Cross-body Inside turn

What Techniques we’ll focus on:

  • Getting creative

  • Guiding with confidence

  • Following with finesse

WEEK 12

What You’ll learn:

  • Repeat everything

  • Fine-tuning and practice on music

  • Q&A and help

What Techniques we’ll focus on:

  • Open session where in our final hour together we try and answer anything you still want help on

 

IMPROVERS COURSE SCHEDULE

Know what you'll learn during the weeks

While we strive to follow our schedule, please note that this schedule is subject to change based on the class speed and on how we feel certain techniques need more focus.

WEEK 1

What you’ll learn:

  • Beginners course repetition:

  • Everything

  • Shines nr8


What techniques we’ll focus on:

  • Weight allocation

  • Intro to spot turning

  • Posture, open and close positions

  • Guiding the turn

WEEK 2

What you’ll learn:

  • Sombrero

  • 2 hand right turn + Half turn for men

  • Crossbody hand-toss

Shines – nr9


What techniques we’ll focus on:

  • “quick quick slow”

  • Spot turning exercises

  • Guiding & Styling

WEEK 3

What you’ll learn:

  • Repeat last week’s steps

  • Pasala with shoulder check

Shines nr10

What techniques we’ll focus on:

  • Improved following technique

  • Guiding turns with both hands

  • Back-step

WEEK 4

What you’ll learn:

  • Repeat last week’s steps

  • Titanic

Shines nr11

What techniques we’ll focus on:

  • Different ad-ons to the cross-body lead

  • Guiding a turn vs. a walk-through

  • Feeling the different leads

  • “Elasticity”

WEEK 5

What you’ll learn:

  • Repeat last week’s course

  • Technique Week

  • Q&A

  • Shines repeat

What techniques we’ll focus on:

  • Spin techniques

  • Useful exercises

  • Fine-tuning and cleaning up our moves

  • footwork

WEEK 6

What you’ll Learn:

  • Repeat last week’s course

  • Pasala – no hand change

  • Check/Copa

What techniques we’ll focus on:

  • “the hand shake”

  • Hair-combing

WEEK 7

What you’ll Learn:          

  • Repeat last week’s course

  • Hammerlock “cross & toss”

  • Hand toss session

What techniques we’ll focus on:

  • Hand-flick techniques

  • Following the flick

  • Half turns

WEEK 8

What you’ll learn:

  • Repeat last week’s class

  • Hand drop

  • Crossbody inside – mens turn – ladies turn – mens half drop

  • Shines nr14

What techniques we’ll focus on:

  • Switching hands

  • The use of gravity

WEEK 9

What you’ll learn:

  • Cross Body let her go

  • Cross – outside turn (15)

  • Around the world  

What Techniques we’ll focus on:

  • Trusting what you can’t see

  • Stirring a pot

WEEK 10

What you’ll learn:

  • 360

  • Technique week

What techniques we’ll focus on:

  • Spin techniques

  • Useful exercises

  • Fine-tuning and cleaning up our moves

  • footwork

WEEK 11

  • backstep

  • wrap

  • copa / walk back

  • hammerlock to wrap

What Techniques we’ll focus on:

  • Getting creative

  • Guiding with confidence

  • Following with finesse

WEEK 12

What You’ll learn:

  • Repeat everything

  • Fine-tuning and practice on music

  • Q&A and help

What Techniques we’ll focus on:

  • Open session where in our final hour together we try and answer anything you still want help on