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Welcome to Azucar!

 

ONLINE CLASSES

TAKE YOUR DANCE PRACTICE ONLINE!

This Spring-Summer, challenge yourself to learn a new dance or perfect your technique, learn new tricks and keep your moves fresh, from your living room!

Our video classes deliver our expert instruction right to your screen. Pause us, rewind us, fast-forward us or watch us in slow motion – however you like to learn, we’re here for you.

Between May and August, we are putting our Salsa and Bachata curriculum online, so get your Summer Pass and join us!

Read on for details!

MAY-AUGUST 2020 – ONLINE CLASSES

SESSION DATES:

May: May 4 – 21

June: June 1 – 28

July: July 6 – August 2

August: August 3 – 30


PRE-RECORDED CLASSES

Most classes are offered via pre-recorded instructional videos:

BEGINNER
Salsa Level 1
Bachata Level 1

ALL LEVELS
Salsa Footwork & Styling
Body Movement
Bachata Footwork & Styling

INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED
Salsa Level 2 Partnering
Salsa Level 3 Partnering
Bachata Level 2 Partnering

Each video is 20-40 minutes in length and provides ample instruction, built-in practice time, and music recommendations.

No partner? No problem!
Our videos also include lots of tips for practicing on your own, from footwork drills to connection and lead/follow technique, so that you won’t miss a beat when it’s once again safe to join in-person dance classes and socials.

New videos posted each Monday!

These videos are available to all members (Lite, Unlimited, Summer Pass).

LIVE CLASSES

Two weekly all-level classes are offered via hour-long LIVE Zoom sessions:

Practika
Thursdays, 7-8pm

A practice session that goes over what we taught in the Salsa Footwork & Styling, Body Movement, and Bachata Footwork & Styling video classes for that week. Work the kinks out of your moves, ask questions, and get live feedback!

Conditioning & Stretch
Sundays, 12-1pm

Improve your strength, balance and flexibility. We’ll work on strengthening your core, legs and feet, go through balance exercises to help you control your turns and spins, and finish with lots of stretching.

These sessions are open to Unlimited and Summer Pass members only.


MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

Lite

Take your dance practice online!

WATCH all of our pre-recorded classes.

Once you sign up, you will get an email with all of the links and details needed for accessing the recordings!

Unlimited

Take your practice online, with lots of personal touches and individual feedback!

WATCH all of our pre-recorded classes.

JOIN our live Zoom sessions.

GET FEEDBACK by sending in videos of your practice for us to review! You will get a video in return with answers to your questions, personalized feedback, and tips for improving your practice.

GET EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to any special workshops we run throughout the month.

Once you sign up, you will get an email with all of the links and details for pre-recorded and live sessions, as well as instructions for how to submit your videos for feedback.

Summer Pass

Get access to our entire summer session!

The Summer Pass is an Unlimited Pass for May, June, July and August, at a discounted rate and with the added bonus that all of our pre-recorded videos will remain accessible to Summer Pass members until the end of this year.

The Summer Pass will be available until May 31st only.

Once you sign up, you will get an email with all of the links and details for pre-recorded and live sessions, as well as instructions for how to submit your videos for feedback.

Pay It Forward

Donate a membership to a dancer whose income was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic!

Help keep someone’s dance practice going through hard times by donating any amount to our Pay it Forward fund.

Each time the fund reaches $50, we will offer a membership to one person on our waiting list.


CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

BEGINNER

Salsa Level 1

Take your first salsa steps! Discover the salsa rhythm, basic steps, left and right turns, cross-body leads, inside traveling turns, and simple combinations. You will also learn partnering technique and simple footwork to spice up your dancing!

No prior experience needed!

Bachata Level 1

Take your first Bachata steps! Our Level 1 course introduces you to the bachata rhythm, basic steps, turns and promenades that are the core of this fun and intimate dance, as well as basic styling elements to add sizzle to your dancing!

No prior experience needed!

INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED

Salsa Level 2 Partnering

Go beyond the basics! Learn the building blocks that make up most salsa partnering patterns, and work on your connection and lead/follow technique.

Students must be comfortable with all Salsa Level 1 content.

Salsa Level 3 Partnering

Explore complex partnering concepts and patterns. Fine-tune your leading and following technique. Amp up your styling during partnering. Get ready for a challenging class that will test your mastery of the basics and empower you to shine on the dance floor.

Students must have good knowledge and control of all moves and concepts taught in Salsa Level 2.

Bachata Level 2 Partnering

Go beyond the basics! Learn the building blocks that make up most Bachata partnering, improve your partner connection and lead/follow technique.

Students must be comfortable with all Bachata Level 1 content.

MULTI-LEVEL

Salsa Footwork & Styling

Learn key salsa footwork, styling and technique that will enhance both your solo dancing (shines), as well as your partnering! Besides awesome dance steps, we will also work on timing, coordination, styling and other solo techniques.

We assume students are comfortable with Salsa Level 1 footwork.

Body Movement

Improve your body isolations and explore full-body creative movement. We’ll work on body movements inspired by Latin dance, get your entire body dancing, and help you bring your unique flair into your dance with creative exploration exercises.

All levels welcome!
Wear clothes that allow you to move freely.

Bachata Footwork & Styling

Learn bachata footwork, styling and technique essential to both smooth Modern style, and to the lively Traditional style. We will drill timing, weight transfers, hip movement and other techniques that give bachata its unique look.

We assume students are comfortable with Bachata Level 1 footwork.

Conditioning & Stretch

Improve your strength, balance and flexibility. We’ll work on strengthening your core, legs and feet, go through balance exercises to help you control your turns and spins, and finish with lots of stretching.

All levels welcome!
Wear clothes that allow you to move freely, and bring a yoga mat.

PRACTICE SESSIONS & WORKSHOPS

Practika!

Come share your practice with us! Practika is a practice session that goes over what we taught in the Salsa Footwork & Styling, Body Movement, and Bachata Footwork & Styling video classes for that week.

Work the kinks out of your moves, ask questions, and get live feedback!

Live Zoom Workshops

Every month, we offer one-time workshops and/or workshop series on specific topics chosen by our students.

Like our Facebook page and join Azucar! Family and be the first to know about upcoming workshops!