Argentine Tango Technique–All Levels with Carlos Barrionuevo & Mayte Valdes
Tango is a dance about connection: the connection between you, your partner and the music. Tango is an improvisational dance, but it has a structure that facilitates the communication between the partners. This class focuses on technique exercises, concepts and elements for dancing on the social floor, including balance, weight changes, walking, leading and following, forward and backward ochos and simple turning steps.
Mon, 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Argentine Tango Intermediate/Advanced with Carlos Barrionuevo & Mayte Valdes
This class focuses on sacadas, boleos, enrosques, complex giros, adornos and other advanced elements. Students should be experienced on a social floor, and have a clear understanding of basics, including walking steps in parallel and cross system, ochos, pivots, giros, close and flexible embraces, musicality and dynamics.
Mon, 8:30 – 9:45 pm
Chicago Steppin’with Terance Jones
Steppin’ has its origins in the 1930’s from the “Jitterbug.” By the 1960s it was known in Chicago as “The Bop,” which in the 1970s evolved to what we currently know as Steppin’. Smooth Chicago Steppin’ captivates people of all ages and cultural groups. Steppin’ is a dance consisting of two or more people dancing as partners in synchronization to a 6 or 8 step count to Jazz, Neo Soul and R&B music.
Sun, 5:30 – 7:30 pm; Third Sunday: class 5:30 – 6:30 pm; party 6:30 – 10 pm
Salsa 1 (Beginner & Advanced Beginner) with Laura Canelias
Learn the most popular social dance in Los Angeles. This class is for those with no prior salsa experience or those who need a refresher course. Learn the basic salsa steps, the side basic, turns, and basic footwork combinations. You will learn the timing of salsa music and work on your musicality. No partner needed.
Tues, 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Salsa 2 (Intermediate) with Laura Canelias
For those students who already know their Salsa basic steps and turns and are ready for more!
Tues, 8:30 – 9:30 pm