Group Class Descriptions
Welcome New Students!
First step to your Dance Journey
Welcome to your most important lessons in your salsa journey: Your foundation! A building cannot stand without a proper foundation, so to must your basics be properly learned and executed before you burn up dance floors everywhere you go! In these levels, you will learn your basic steps and footwork, understand Salsa timing, learn how to lead and follow right turns, cross body leads, connection techniques, and practice how to sequence your “moves” to look like a dancing pro. Everyone in Elegant Rumba, no matter how advanced you were elsewhere, starts here. If you are more advanced, you will be evaluated before class by our Elegant Rumba professional instructors and placed into the perfect level for you that matches our Academy’s syllabus.
After every class, we offer a 1/2 hour mini Social to practice what you’ve learned.
Intermediate Salsa. All dancers in these levels are expected to come with a mastery of Levels 101-103 as a foundation. In these levels, all dancers will learn a Dunham technique isolation warm-up that they will be responsible for to begin their class. All dancers will learn more advanced “shines”, partner work and combinations, and will be challenged to become the dancers that they dream of being.
This is an invitation only class. A mastery of Levels 101-106 is a pre-requisite, as is a request from our master instructors. In this level, dancers will further be educated on music and musicality, and will learn to dance “On2”. Dancers will be able to dance “On1”, “On2”, and “Cha-Cha-Cha” effortlessly, and with perfect understanding of timing, style differences, and authenticity.
This is an invitation only class. A mastery of Levels 101-202 is a pre-requisite, as is a request from our master instructors. In this level, your dancing is taken to the next level. The moves are advanced, the instruction is fast-paced and students are expected to pick up at an advanced level. Dancers will learn advanced techniques for turning and spinning, be expected to incorporate styling, and dancers are prepared for the performance stage through high-level training and coaching.
Latin Body Movement
Cha-Cha-Cha, Latin Boogaloo, Pachanga, Body Movement/Range of motion drills, styling -These are just some concepts and techniques covered in this class that is changing how our dancers move, express, and incorporate natural looking/stylish movement into their everyday dancing. Every week it’s something new to explore. Join us! All levels welcome.
Zumba is an exciting and FUN way to dance those pounds away or another avenue to increase your coordination/control while enjoying the best in music from Latin to African to pop to hip-hop! Get a great workout, have fun, meet new friends, and learn some cool new moves! No dance experience needed- come and join the party!
Learn this sensual and fun dance from the Dominican Republic that is heating up dance floors all over the world. You will learn fun and challenging footwork combinations, partner work, and sexy styling that every dancer craves. After this class you will have the confidence to dance all night long to your favorite Bachata hits with elegance, sensuality, and style!