There are several reasons why the huge popularity of Salsa makes it a ‘must’ on your dance school programme. To begin with, you have a great opportunity to offer people a way to get fit, and with improved coordination, balance and posture, together with a better metabolism and calorie loss, it’s a lot more fun than the gym.
Another advantage is that Salsa is the perfect social dance style. The relaxed class format with dancers changing partners encourages everyone to get to know each other and without realizing it, their sense of accomplishment and self-confidence grows. Your class will attract people who want to learn, so that they have the confidence to go to the local salsa club, and the club dancers will be tempted to join your class to polish their dancing.
The ISTD recognised the style’s popularity and in creating the Associate qualifications, has acknowledged the need for well-trained and well-informed teachers. The Club Dance Faculty enlisted the help of several world-renowned Salsa coaches, and with their help has so far created the Student Teacher and Associate teaching qualifications in the L.A., Cuban and New York styles.
The history of Salsa, both the styles and the music is an intricate web of diverse musical rhythms and different countries. Our online tutorials will take you on an historical journey of Salsa, showing you how slavery, political influence and economic migration have shaped it’s history. From the early 1900’s in Havana and the sound of ‘Son’, to New York, where influences from bandleaders such as Don Apazio and Xavier Cugat, and stage and screen stars such Carmen Miranda and Desi Arnaz, popularized the sound and style further.
Virtual Learning Programme
Our Salsa training is provided through a blended learning solution, which offers studio training, online interactive tutorials and a video service. Contact us today and we will create a programme designed specifically for you.
We teach in both the U.K. and Greece, as well as travelling to deliver personalised intensive courses to teachers in their own schools. Why not get in touch with us discuss your professional aims and to talk through your options.
Sunday June 30th 2019 at the Maria Stavrou dance School, Athens, Greece.
August 2019: Session in Hertfordshire, England. Date to be announced.
February 2019: Session in Athens, Greece. Date to be announced.
Contact us now to arrange a free consultation. We’ll take the time to listen to you and guide you along your career path.