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Welcome to Azucar!

 

GROUP CLASSES

MARCH & APRIL CLASSES HAVE MOVED ONLINE

Due to the current public health situation, our in-person classes have been suspended, and we have moved our lessons online. All of our classes continue to be on offer, in the form of pre-recorded instructional videos and live Zoom sessions.

In-person practice socials and outings have also been suspended and will be replaced with online meet-ups. Please see our April schedule below for more details!

APRIL SESSION – ONLINE CLASSES

CLASS DATES:

March 30 – April 26 (4 weeks)


PARTNERING CLASSES

Salsa Level 1 (absolute beginners)
Salsa Level 2 Partnering
Salsa Level 3 Partnering
Bachata Level 1 (absolute beginners)
Bachata Level 2 Partnering

These classes are offered via pre-recorded instructional videos. Each video is 20-40 minutes in length and provides ample instruction, several angles, 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.

Each Monday (Mar 3, Apr 6, 13, 20), all of the above videos will be released for the week, and will remain available for the entire month.

These videos are available to all April members (Lite and Unlimited).

SOLO CLASSES

Salsa Level 2/3 Footwork & Styling
Bachata Footwork & Styling (all levels)
Body Movement (all levels)
Conditioning & Stretch (all levels)

These classes are offered via hour-long LIVE Zoom sessions, as follows:

  • Salsa Level 2/3 Footwork & Styling – Thursdays, 7-8pm
  • Bachata Footwork & Styling – Saturdays, 2-3pm
  • Body Movement – Sundays, 11am-12pm
  • Conditioning & Stretch – Sundays, 12-1pm

These sessions are also recorded and posted alongside our pre-recorded partnering videos; the recordings are posted 1-2 hours after the end of each session and will remain available for the entire month.

The recordings are available to all April members (Lite and Unlimited). The live Zoom sessions are open to Unlimited members only.


MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

Lite

Take your dance practice online!

WATCH all of our pre-recorded partnering classes.

FOLLOW ALONG with recordings of our Zoom sessions for solo 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, yet with lots of personal touches and individual feedback!

WATCH all of our pre-recorded partnering classes.

JOIN all of our live Zoom sessions for solo classes, and have access to their recordings later on.

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 special workshops on topics YOU CHOOSE, and to AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) sessions with your instructors which give you a chance to connect and hang out with us virtually, as well as get your dance and non-dance questions answered.

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

SALSA

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!

Salsa Level 2/3 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.

Students must be comfortable with all Salsa Level 1 content.

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

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!

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.

Open to all levels!

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.

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Body Movement

Improve your body isolations and explore full-body creative movement. We’ll work on body movements inspired by (but not limited to) 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.

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.

Practika!

Come share your practice with us at our monthly practice social! We start with a 45-minute workshop chosen by you (see the Facebook event), then we play music and open the floor to you! Practice your moves, ask us questions, get feedback, or just have some fun social dancing!

Details on Facebook

Advanced Salsa Bootcamp

A few times a year, we challenge you to test your partnering technique, footwork, musicality and body movement with a series of advanced salsa workshops. Keep an eye on our Facebook page to see when the next Bootcamp is happening!

Next Bootcamp coming soon!