WORKSHOP

CONTENT

Salsa figuras / Nudos en las Salsa

Here you will learn several Salsa combinations called „knots“ since the figures are often entangled with each other in very tricky ways. The loosening of these „knots“ often leads to astonishment on the side of the viewer. Nudos en la Salsa – just cool!

Salsa con rumba -Rumba an la Salsa!

Salsa enriched with Rumba elements – this is Salsa a la cubana! In pairs, you will learn how to incorporate Rumba elements in your Salsa figures and how to seduce your partner with the famousRumba steps. Very sensual and fun!

Salsa con pasitos / Pasitos en la salsa

A stunning synthesis of all Salsa cubana moves: from Afro to Rumba & Son to Cubatón, Reggaetón and Hip Hop! Participation only possible with a dance partner!

Rueda de Casino

Rueda de Casino – is a Salsa round dance! An „announcer“ called „Cantante“ calls out funny combinations and changes of partner which must be followed by all couples synchronically.White Level: for all with basic experience in Rueda de Casino. You will be introduced to dancing the fascinating Rueda with simple commandos and combinations. Prerequisite for this class: intermediate Salsa cubana level! Blue Level: New and funny commands. Prerequisite: intermediate Rueda experience Red Level: Longer and complicated combinations are practiced. The goal is for the Rueda dancers to create certain images dancing synchronically as a group to impress the audience!

Son cubano

Son Cubano – most Cuban of all Cuban dances! Here, you will learn how to dance „contratiempo“! Lessons in Son Cubano build up on each other. Levels will start with basic steps and combinations and will continue with more and more complicated footwork, combinations and „tornillos“.

Man Styling

Show the ladies what you have to offer. With cool steps and breaks you will be able to surprise your female partners! Cool moves and Cuban tricks – no pare, sigue, sigue – do not hesitate, just join in!

Lady Styling

Salsa con Pasion! A workshop session for every woman who wants to give her Salsa an individual spark. Sexy moves of hips, shoulders and upper body are the main purpose of this course!

Salsa suelta

Open Salsa cubana steps, moves and gestures danced alone or in an open group! There is no limit for theresourcefulness of open salsa steps! You will learn some typical Salsa suelta moves performed by famous Cuban bands on stage as well as individually improvised new combinations!

Reggaetón / Timbatón

Cool and sexy moves to the beat of Cuba‘s most popular music – this is Reggaetón! Downright hot! Characteristic Reggaetón moves will be practised first, before moving to a fun and exciting choreography. From beginner level to professionals – everyone is welcome, and no partner is needed!

Afro - Cuban Dance (ACD)

Here you will learn the characteristic moves of Afro Orishas – the sacred Yoruba dances. Each orisha has their individual dance steps, which were originally performed in a ritual setting. This year we will focus on:
Oggún – warrios, god of metalwork
Changó – god of thunder and lightning
Do not miss this event – this is something extraordinary you can otherwise only learn at the Escuela Nacional del Arte (ENA) in Havana, Cuba. For men and women. No partner necessary since this is danced in an open position.

Arará

Arará is an ethnical group from Africa, particularly the area of Dahomey (current Benin), which forms a minority group in Cuba. Arará also refers to the music, dance and religion of this group.

Neo - Afro

For the first time at our Salsa Festival – Neo Afro! Neo Afro is a new musical trend with the aim to create new movements and rhythms based on already existing ones! In this year‘s workshop we will introduce two different branches:
1. Passion Dance
2. Warrior Soul