Types of Salsa Dancing
Salsa Dancing comes in several different forms and varieties, that regions have had to develop different styles of salsa, most would agree (or disagree) that the main varieties are:
1) LA/NY salsa Dancing (similar to Puerto Rico salsa)
2) Cuban & Miami-Cuban Salsa Dancing (Includes Rueda)
3) Colombian (Cumbia based) Salsa Dancing
4) Ballroom Mambo & Salsa Dancing
Of course there are more styles that are subsets within these listed but they are the most recognized around the world.
LA/NY salsa is the most popular style in the US and probably the world as a whole. While there are differences between LA and NY style they have a very similar structure but can look a bit different if you know what to look for. LA tends to be flashier incorporating many dips, fancy arm styling and fancy moves, while tending to be On1. NY has its reputation for being On2 and being smoother utilizing more freestyle footwork. Though many people mix pieces from each and every style as well as having a preference for On1 or On2.
Wednesdays @ Pastime Athletic Club
Duration: Ongoing – Start Anytime! You May Register On-Line or In Person
6 pm - 7 pm ALL Levels Salsa Lesson
Level: For everyone! The core concept of the class is based on the fact that everyone learns different things at different rates.
We have multiple instructors in the class so we frequently will split up the class into separate groups to better cater to the students' needs. One for those that are challenged with what we're teaching, another for those that are lost needing to slow down, and another for those that are bored needing something more.
We cover complete training in dance, covering:
-Lead & Follow Techniques
-Body Isolations & Styling
-Figures & Footwork ( aka Turn Patterns & Shines)
Where: Pastime Athletic Club
1314 N Salina St,
Syracuse, NY 13208
Private Lesson Packages
Private Lessons are available as well, these lessons are good for 1 year upon purchase to be used at the pace of the student's choosing. Intended for at most 2 couples at a time, for lessons involving greater than 4 people, please contact us to make accommodations.
1 private lesson - $60
5 private lesson - $250
10 private lessons - $400