Ladies Styling : "Styling is an accessory to technique"
This class is designed for ladies who wish to enhance their technique with a soft feminine and sexy style and gain confidence out on the dance floor.
The class emphasizes proper movement with the basic steps )i.e(, using the "rock step", correct hand and arm movement, proper use of the hips and shoulders as well as counter balance and timing.
Class begins with isolations and a warm - up targeted to the muscles we use most during dance. The next 15 minutes of class focus on spinning technique - how to execute basic turns and double turns with some easy but graceful arm styling. During the remainder of class, Shani teaches footwork )shines) that ladies can use while social dancing or performing.
In this section, the ladies work on how to apply those fundamentals at the beginning of class and their application in a fluid foot work sequences using: sexy body movements, head whips, leg extensions, correct posture and timing, fierce attitude and much more !
From beginners to advanced level dancers, this class is designed to address every dancer’s needs to help students develop their own unique style through technique and control.
This class is designed to improve your ability to spin while dancing. The class focuses on balance, muscle strength, body control and correct and accurate spotting. The class begins with a short foot warm-up and strengthening. The purpose of this exercise is to develop an understanding and awareness of the center of the body, the core and weight change between two legs to one. During the next half of the class, students practice various types of turns and spins – separately or in sequence while using all of the fundamentals practiced in the first part of the class.
Shani also works on the technique of leading and following spins for men and women, respectively. She focuses on the correct way to lead a lady, how to use the right level of tension while dancing and for women, the correct way to follow a man while being light an less dependent on them for momentum and balance.
Turn Pattern Classes
These beginner, intermediate and advanced classes are designed for students of all levels who want to enrich their knowledge and increase their dance vocabulary. Each class begins with a warm-up focusing on a specific technique, followed but a short footwork combination. During the second half of class, social dance turn patterns and sequences are taught with emphasis on leading and following without pulling or pushing, proper resistance, the right level of tension, arms styling and the right hand placement as we dance.
Cha Cha Cha
This class teaches cha cha cha timing followed by partner work combinations and foot work for both men and women.
Private classes focus on each student individual needs. Students who are interested in learning salsa, improving their dance abilities in a shorter period of time and concentrating on specific steps, techniques and moves should consider the benefits of one-on-one instruction.
Private classes are 1 hour long.