At JJ Latin Dancers studio, our philosophy is to teach our students how to dance while having as much fun as possible in an inviting and friendly atmosphere.
*Our in-person group classes are based on a Progressive 6 Weeks Program.
Classes are structured with emphasis on the basic elements. All of our In-person group classes focus on the fundamentals and techniques.
Note: The first half of each class will consist of the open-footwork (shines) and the second half of the latest turn patterns. The class will also include leading techniques for men, following technique for women, spinning technique, body isolation and styling.
Basic Beginner (Salsa Level 1)
Students who have never had ANY dance training, or any NY Style Salsa "On 2" lesson.
In this level you will learn the Basics steps of NY Style Salsa “On2” open footwork "shines", partner work.
Introduction of timing - The overall fundamentals of listening/dancing to Salsa.
As well as learning how to coordinate your body movement while dancing on the beat of the music.
Advanced Beginner (Salsa Level 2)
Students who have Some “On2” experience (required) - refer to the Basic Beginners description.
This level builds on all fundamentals covered on the previous level, and further expand your knowledge of the different ways (Timing) of executing your Shines and Turn Patterns.
By the end of this level you should understand the Tumbao and Clave.
Intermediate (Salsa Level 3)
In order to take this level, you must have completed our Advanced Beginner level and promoted (by an instructor) to the next level. This level will cover the latest Moves and Partner Work.
Timing – At this point you should understand multiple musical phrases, synchronize your open footwork (shines) and turn patterns with the music.
This Level is for students who have NEVER had ANY Bachata or ANY dance training. Learn the basics steps of the authentic Dominican Style Bachata "Moderna", turning technique and its fast footwork. Introduction of timing and the overall fundamentals of dancing/listening to the Bachata music.
This Level is for students who have completed our Bachata 1.0 Level. This level will expand on our Bachata Program, covering the latest and hottest moves and Partner Work.
Learn the Classic, Fun and Sophisticated Cuban dance of Cha-Cha-Chá (a.k.a. Triple Mambo), developed from the Danzón-mambo in the early 1950s, which became widely popular throughout the entire world.
Pachanga an offshoot of Charanga style music (originated in Cuba in the 1950s) and best described as a mixture of Son Montuno with Merengue influence and has an accompanying signature style of dance. This type of music has a festive, and is considered a prominent contributor to the eventual rise of Salsa.
Specialty Classes Description
Body Movement (a.k.a. Styling)
These classes are specifically for the dancers who are interested in enhancing the overall look and feel of their dancing.
These classes will focus in areas such as body rhythm, isolations, themes of each shines, arm movements and help you discover your own style.
Turn & Spinning Technique
These classes will cover the different ways of Turning and proper Spinning techniques, including the world renowned Santo Rico Pivot spinning technique, and learn how to do with ease.
Essence of Leading & Following
These classes are designed to go over all of the Do's and Don'ts, as well all of the details of how to Lead and Follow each other, in order to execute all of the turn patterns with ease, as well the latest moves.