I learn ?
Dance that originated in the Dominican Republic. Subjects usually romantic; especially tales of heartbreak and sadness.Very sensual dance. There are many different versions of bachata such as: Dominican/original, traditional, bachata moderna, urban bachata, etc .
Group classes or Private lessons ?
Group classes are fun, social and affordable way to learn. You will get a chance to dance with different partners and get to know the other students in the class.
If you want personalized instruction than consider private lessons. 1-on-1 will prevent you from developing bad habits which may take a long time to correct once it becomes internalized. Another huge benefit you will get to dance with the instructor the entire time !
I recommend doing both. Get the benefit of personalized attention in private lessons and the opportunity to practice with other students in group classes.
Salsa on 2
Perhaps the most popular social dance in New York City. A variation of the original "ballroom" salsa. Use shine which refers to the fancy steps that partners do when they break away and dance separately.
Originated in the D.R. Music is charming and happy and often contains clever jokes and puns in spanish. Good way to familiarize yourself with the way that the body moves in all latin dances.
Tango is passionate, with dramatic poses, story of love affair that is sometimes amarous, sometimes angry, but always intense ! The basic timing is slow-slow-quick-quick-slow, spelling its name.
The dance you will learn at our studio will teach you two things. First, how to do the steps on the correct timing so that you are dancing in sync with the music. Secondly, how to do the steps properly. You will learn proper technique for leading,following and spinning.
Think of salsa as a language and dance as a conversation between two people. You must both speak the same language in order to dance together. That's what we do at the studio. We teach you the common language of the dance, so that you can go out to social meetings and dance with everyone.