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Welcome to Azucar!

 

GROUP CLASSES

IN-PERSON CLASSES ON HIATUS FOR THE WINTER

We’ve loved teaching group classes outdoors this summer and fall, but it’s officially too cold to continue.

We are moving our classes ONLINE for the winter, and look forward to dancing outdoors again in the spring!

Our brand new online class platform, AzucarOnline.com. is waiting for you! We are currently offering:

BEGINNER COURSES

Our Salsa Level 1 and Bachata Level 1 courses are available in their entirety, in our usual follow-along class format.

START ANYTIME

No more waiting for the start of the next session, and no more schedule conflicts. The course starts when you sign up!

NEW LESSONS EVERY WEEK

You will have access to the first class content as soon as you register. Then, you’ll get access to TWO new classes each week, for 4 weeks. That’s a total of 8 full-length classes per course!

LEARN AT YOUR OWN PACE

Your course fee gives you access to the course for 6 months from the date of purchase, so there’s no rush to get through the course content. Feel free to take it at your own pace!

WE’RE HERE TO HELP

Each lesson has a Discussion section, where we encourage you to ask questions, add comments and share your thoughts. Your instructors will be there to answer your questions!

FREE TRIAL AVAILABLE

We understand that online dance classes can be daunting. We offer free trials of both courses, so you can test the waters before you jump in!

INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED COURSES

We are offering monthly Salsa Level 2 and Level 3 partnering courses as well as Salsa Shines courses which will keep you dancing, learning and connecting.

WE START DECEMBER 1ST

Starting December 1st, you will get access to a new partnering or shine pattern every Tuesday for 4 weeks.

LEARN YOUR OWN WAY

We keep our pattern videos short (under 15 minutes) so they can easily fit into your schedule. But in addition to the pattern video, each lesson includes additional videos, breaking down the main moves used in the pattern. So if you already know what a Barrel Roll, Titanic or Diamond Turn is, then just follow along with the pattern video, without having to sit through lengthy explanations. But if some moves are new to you, or if you want a refresher, detailed breakdown videos are available!

GET YOUR PRACTICE IN

The monthly courses expire at the end of their month. Think of it as an extra incentive to make time each week for your dance practice!

SUPPORT IS A TWO-WAY STREET

Each lesson has a Discussion section, where we encourage you to engage with us and with fellow students. Ask questions, help others if you can, and share your thoughts! Your instructors will also be there to answer your questions and encourage you!

COMING SOON

THE SALSA LIBRARY

We’re working on creating an all-in-one reference resource for all things Salsa!

From footwork and partnering to technique and styling, you’ll be able to access it all with one monthly membership fee!

Sign up for our Salsa Library newsletter to be the first to know when it goes live!


CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Below are the descriptions of our usual curriculum classes, from the Before Times when we could hold them in the studio without restrictions. We hope to get back there someday. Until then these descriptions are here for reference as to what you can expect once the pandemic is finally over.

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.