Salsaville Dance Studios

AUGUST SALSA DANCE CLASSES IN BOULDER

Salsaville Dance Studios will be offering five salsa dance courses starting August 3rd.

Here are the conditions under which we are able to offer partner dancing salsa classes for the month of August:

1. The classes are being held indoors.

2. We will be rotating partners throughout the class, unless you prefer to stick with a specific partner.

3. For the safety of everybody and to help make all present feel as comfortable as possible, the classes are only open to fully vaccinated individuals. (At least two weeks past the last shot.)

4. Masks are optional but encouraged for anybody not feeling 100% comfortable.

5. If you are not feeling totally healthy on any particular evening, make sure to not attend that class.


In other words, we are holding dance classes just as we used to in pre-pandemic times! The only differences are that you are encouraged to wear a mask unless you feel 100% comfortable without one, and that everybody present will be fully vaccinated. (I will have photos on file of everybody's vaccine card as proof.)


CLASS TIMES & REGISTRATION

For a description of the class, please click on the link in the first column.
Click on the "Buy Now" button below to sign up, pay for, and reserve a spot in the class.

After signing up, please email us a photo of your vaccine card. This information will be kept strictly private, and will be used for nothing else other than as proof of your vaccination status. (If you are concerned, you may cover up your birthdate while snapping a photo of your vaccine card.)

Make sure to email me your vaccine card when you sign up for classes in order to complete your registration.

If you have previously sent me a photo of your vaccine card, please do not send it again (I already have it on file.)

BOULDER classes
Class
Day and Time
Location
Dates in
August
One Person
for month
One Couple
for month
Salsa, Level I
Intro to Salsa

with Marcela & Howard
Tuesdays
6:00-7:00pm
Avalon Sodal Hall
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
$55
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$100 BUY NOW
Salsa, Level III
Intro to Intermediate Salsa

with Marcela & Howard
Tuesdays
7:00-8:00pm
Avalon Sodal Hall
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
$55 BUY NOW
$100 BUY NOW
Salsa, Level IV
Intermediate Salsa

with Eric & Sarah
Tuesdays
7:00-8:15pm
Avalon Main Ballroom
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
$55
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$100 BUY NOW
Cuban Salsa, Level IV
Cuban Salsa Fundamentals
3rd month

with Eric & Cassie/Analis
Wednesdays
6:30-7:45pm
Avalon
Tango Studio
4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
$55 BUY NOW
$100 BUY NOW
Cuban Salsa, Level V
Advanced-Intermediate Cuban Casino

with Eric & Cassie/Analis
Wednesdays
7:45-9:00pm
Avalon
Tango Studio
4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
$55
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$100 BUY NOW


The classes will progress from week to week.


STUDIO LOCATIONS

The Avalon: Main Ballroom: 6185 Arapahoe in Boulder (head east away from Boulder on Arapahoe. About 1.5 miles past Foothills. Building is on the left.)

The Avalon: Sodal Hall: 6185 Arapahoe in Boulder (head east away from Boulder on Arapahoe. About 1.5 miles past Foothills. Building is on the left.)

The Avalon: Tango Studio: It's the same building as described just above, however the studio is accessed via a separate entrance which is on the north-east corner of the building. (The studio can also be accessed via the main entrance as well.)

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
  • Salsa, Level I - Intro to Salsa Dancing
    The famous "Intro to Salsa" class is for everyone who wants a solid intro to the world of dancing salsa. After just a few weeks, you'll know how to dance salsa, and be ready to start going out and having fun in the salsa clubs of Boulder and Denver.

  • Salsa, Level II - Advanced-Beginner Salsa Dancing
    The next step in becoming a proficient salsa dancer. After this class, you'll have mastered all the basics, and will be ready to start some intermediate level moves.

  • Salsa, Level III - Intro to Intermediate Level Salsa Dancing
    In this class, you will learn all of the fundamental and critical elements that will enable you to dance at the intermediate level. We will learn how to do the cross body lead with left and right turns and several sweetheart variations.

  • Salsa, Level IV Prep - Salsa skills to get ready to join the Intermediate Salsa Class
    In this class, we will be reviewing the skills learned in the first three levels However, there will be a big emphasis on exploring many more possibilities based on the moves learned in Level 3. With different hand combinations there are numerous ways of doing the cross body lead with left and right turns and at least a couple dozen ways of doing the sweetheart. We'll be exploring some of these, and making sure our turns, balance, and leading & following skills are ready for you to join the upper level 4 intermediate class!

  • Salsa, Level IV - Intermediate Level Salsa Dancing
    An upper end class. In this class we will learn more of the most often used moves in the clubs, technique for leading and following, and several new and fancy combinations.

  • Cuban Salsa, Level V - Cuban Salsa: Advanced-Intermediate
    In this class we will continue with more complex Casino style turn patterns, and continue to explore concepts, feeling, etc. of what makes dancing Cuban style different than the other styles.

    Prerequisites: At least three months of previous Cuban salsa.

What do all of these different "Levels" mean, and what level is appropriate for me?

Basic level salsa classes
Salsa, Level I – Introduction to Salsa
Salsa, Level II – Advanced-Beginner
Salsa, Level III – Intro to Intermediate Level

     – each class normally taken once before advancing to the next level

Higher level salsa classes
Salsa, Level IV – Intermediate

Salsa, Level V – Advanced-Intermediate

Salsa, Level VI – Advanced

     – each class to be taken multiple times before advancing to next level
     – material is always unique in successive repetitions of these classes

For Cuban Salsa classes
Cuban Salsa, Level IV: Cuban Casino Fundamentals (to be taken after completing at least Salsa, Level I & II, and preferably Level III.)
Cuban Salsa, Level V: Cuban Casino, Advanced-Intermediate
Cuban Salsa, Level VI: Cuban Casino, Advanced


For a further explanation of the levels and to help you determine which class is best for you, please click here.


What if I can't make all four sessions due to scheduling problems?

If you can make at least three of the four sessions, I recommend signing up, as you will still be able to learn pretty much everything taught in the class. If you can make only one or two of the sessions, please contact us first to see if it makes sense for you to join the class.

Another, but more expensive option, is to take a make-up private lesson. Often a half hour private lesson can catch you up with whatever you missed. A full hour will catch you up as well, plus get you some much-needed individual attention to help eliminate any bad habits, improve your technique, and generally help make it much easier to keep up with the class. Rates for private lessons are here.

What if I am a not quite up to the level of the class or I'm not sure if I am at the level of the class?

In this case, please contact me, and we can try to determine what class is best for you.
Also, you could take a "catch-up private lesson" to quickly bring you up to the level of the class that you would like to take.

What should I wear to class?

Comfortable clothing and slick bottom soled shoes. A shoe with a slick bottom is a shoe that doesn't stick hard on a wooden floor -- avoid new sneakers or hiking boots! Any leather soled shoe will work just fine.


Eric "El Cubanito" Freeman is an internationally known salsa instructor and video producer.
His renowned instructional videos have sold over 20,000 copies in 75 countries.
Eric has taught salsa throughout Europe, Latin America and at the Puerto Rico Salsa Congress.
For more information, please visit his website at: www.salsaville.com