At SEAL DA, we provide regular structured salsa classes and lessons as well as other latin dance styles that ocassionally run alongside our regular salsa classes.
Our weekly classes / lessons are a great way to learn salsa, and they are open to all skill levels from absolute beginners to intermediate / advanced. Classes are run in a group format where partners are rotated frequently, giving everyone a chance to dance with someone else in the group.
Up to 4 levels
8:30pm - Every Wednesday
One-to-one lessons if you prefer more focussed / personalised learning or are not so confident in groups
Private / corporate entertainment including demonstrations and fun audience participation lessons
Buy comfortable, durable and affordable Salsa dance shoes to complete your salsa look
Salsa is a smouldering partner dance and music style originating in Cuba. It is a culmination of many latin and afro-carribean dances and owes its early evolution to the fusion of Danzon (England/French Country Dance), African Rumba (Guaguanco, Yambu), Afro-Cuban beats and Cuban Son among others. It was later introduced to New York through musicians who took their music on their travels, and it was here where Salsa got its name which was used to describe most forms of latin dance including Cha Cha Cha, Merengue, Mambo, Danzon, Son etc.
Due to the many influences over the years, the dance has a lot of variations and types of movement ranging from Cuban Salsa which is more circular, to Crossbody style which can be further categorised as On1 or Mambo (On2). Crossbody Salsa can be danced with a partner, as a solo piece, or as a group in formation. Cuban Salsa can also be danced with a partner, as a solo or in a group formation known as Rueda (Spanish for 'Wheel'), where a group of partners perform specific moves on the command of a 'caller'.
Salsa Music is governed by an instrument and sound known as the clave (key) also referred to as the 'heartbeat' of salsa. It is generally danced in a pattern of 6 steps over eight musical counts and as you develop and take more control of your salsa you will be able to use additional steps within the eight counts to express yourself musically as guided by the music..
Formed in March 2009, SEAL Dance Academy is a joint venture between Almas Latinas and Salsa Estrellas combining years of experience in the salsa business with effective and engaging teaching practices by skilled professional instructors.
Among the SEAL DA team, we have accumulated a vast amount of experience in giving professional instruction, choreography and performing. This places us on a perfect platform to fill our dancers with confidence in our abilities to impart effectively sound, and informed advice and guidance in the development of their Salsa dancing.
Have a look at video samples below of some content from the lessons / classes we run.
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Our team is made up of very friendly and approachable people who come from various backgrounds and have a great deal of experience in salsa.
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What experience do I need?
None at all. We run absolute beginner salsa classes where we take you through the very basics of Salsa and welcome new comers with open arms.
What clothes should I wear?
Wear comfortable, casual, and light clothes as it can get really warm.
What shoes should I wear?
Wear lightweight shoes (preferably no trainers or boots) with sufficient ankle support. As you progress, you may want to invest in jazz shoes or ladies / mens salsa shoes which we can supply.
Do I need to come with a partner?
No, you don't need a partner. Everyone is rotated frequently in the classes so you have a chance to dance with everyone else. However, the more the merrier so if you can persuade friends or family to come along, it'll be much more fun.
Do I need to book?
No, there is no need to book. We run regular drop-in salsa classes and even our courses are run on a drop-in basis.
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