"Lessons for Beginners with 2 left feet!"
NEW: The introductory "Level 0" portion of the
"Salsa for Gringos" workshop curriculum is offered
most Thursdays at Club Caribe at 8:30pm. Join us at this cool
spot by the Charles River!
Club Caribe at the Courtyard Marriott, 777 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
Also, Check out the workshop, scheduled periodically
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(formerly being taught at Sophia's)
- Salsa for gringos is usually not taught
on a regular basis, but I do offer periodic workshops.
See above for special notices.
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- Otherwise, please join us on Wednesdays for beginner
lessons with Salsa Y Control at An
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Instructor: Olaf "El Gringo de la Salsa", your
"Salsa for Gringos" is a level 0 beginners Salsa
class which is designed for the non-dancer and is taught
from my own perspective as a once non-dancer, and with a
great deal of levity. It's also a great class for
people that have taken some lessons but feel like their
still "missing something".
I learned Salsa from a variety of instructors mostly around
Boston, but it took me probably a year and a half to "get
it". The aim is to have you going in just one
night, particularly by teaching you all the little things
I learned outside of other beginner dance classes which
made all the difference to me. The class is designed
to be very simple, casual, comfortable, and moreover, fun!.
Think of it as "Salsa Prep", but we also get into
"What's a Gringo," you ask? "Gringo"
a euphemistic word for non-Hispanic person, basically a "white
boy who can't dance." There's also a "Gringa"
for that matter, so ladies, don't feel left out.
In any case, we can cure that for any Gringos and Gringas,
but the class is really for anyone who is completely new at
it (Gringo or not) or maybe has been struggling with the basics
like I once did. In fact, some of my most grateful students
have been Latinos themselves.
Drop in, "no partner needed" or bring a date or
group. Wear casual "club clothes" and avoid
shoes with rubber soles (they make it harder to move).
Some things we'll cover:
- Basic steps and how it makes sense
- What beats in the music to dance on
- How to lead
- How to follow
- Turning, broken down
- "The connection"
- How to move our bodies to transcend our cultural barriers
Plus lots of humor to keep it light....
See you there!