Afro-Cuban Experience

When and Where

Dates
27 Apr 2019 - 6 Jul 2019 (10 hours, 10 weeks)
Days and times
Saturday 11:30 - 12:30
Location
Morley College London

Cost

Full fee
£80
Concession fee
£65
Senior fee
Senior Fee discount not applicable

Quick Facts

Availability
Yes
Tutor
Homero Gonzales
Course code
DSL025C

What you will learn

Mixing dance and theatre, the Rumba and Orishas, originating in Nigeria, then brought to Cuba during the transatlantic slave trade, and having then also been shaped by a Spanish Influence have been preserved as part of contemporary cultural expression.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • learn a range of Cuban and Afro Cuban dance techniques
  • explore a variety of Cuban rhythms to impact on movement and theatricality,
  • discover improvisation and cultural expression within this original medium,

Class format and activities

Warm up with a variety of Afrocuban body movements. Focus on one of the dance styles more in detail, learn steps, body posture, rib cache, isolation, technique... and practice whilst listening to the rhythms of the music. Enjoy dancing to various Afrocuban rhythms.

Study can include the use of digital resources such as film & photography, useful websites and connection with online communities of interest via social media to enhance your learning.
Dance study offers a range of benefits including being an enjoyable way to increase fitness whilst enhancing wellbeing. Dance practice at Morley can also serve to enhance skills relevant for employment by means of encouraging increased confidence, physical dexterity and concentration.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. It may be on an advantage to have some knowledge in the basic steps of Salsa, Cha Cha Cha and other Cuban rhythms.

What you need to know before you enrol

Photography and film recording of class activities may be used in order to aid learning. These images may also be used for publicity or marketing materials produced by Morley College, both online and in print. You will have the opportunity to either confirm or decline consent to being filmed or photographed.

What you will need for your class

Light trainers

Female dancers may find wearing a soft-soled shoe with a small heel will improve their styling. Ask the teacher for advice on purchasing the correct shoes if you wish to do this. Boots and thick soled trainers are not suitable. Clothing should allow free movement, as this is an energetic class.

What you can do next

For further information about our range of dance courses available, please phone 020 7450 1832 or email dance@morleycollege.ac.uk