Cuban Rhythms and Dance 2

When and Where

Dates
26 Apr 2019 - 5 Jul 2019 (10 hours, 10 weeks)
Days and times
Friday 19:00 - 20:00
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
DSL023C

What you will learn

Cuba has an outstanding dance culture, best known for salsa, but there are many others such as cha cha cha, mambo, bolero, rueda de casino and son. Suitable for those who have attended Cuban Rhythms and Dance 1 or with prior experience of Cuban dance forms. VALUE ADDED ~ From 18.30 - 19.00, you are invited to join 30 minutes of level one warm-up - FREE OF CHARGE. To follow, your class time then includes 30 minutes of level one technique to reinforce skills - shared with first level students - and then 30 minutes of level two study.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • mix and improvise the different Cuban dance styles - Chachacha, Mambo, Reggeton, Afro Cuban Rumba and older Cuban rhythms like Mozambique, Pilon and Conga - according to the music.
  • identify more complex salsa rhythms from each other, to begin to 'feel the music' independently without the tutor
  • control the dance styles and more complex partner work
  • distinguish between quiet and dynamic parts in the song, and improvise with the learned steps

Class format and activities

- Warming up with a variety of reggaeton steps and different movements
- Men’s and ladies styling in couples
- Expanding repertoire of various Cuban rhythms, Cuban dance styles - more advanced steps and turns in Chachacha, Mambo, Afro Cuban Rumba and older Cuban rhythms like Mozambique, Pilon and Conga- according to the music

The group gets into couples. The tutor demonstrates the routine. Students copy and learn dance steps, then improvise with styling and expression.
In addition to your dance practice, 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

Students should know basic steps of Salsa, Cha Cha Cha and other Cuban rhythms.
Preferably, you would have previously attended Cuban Rhythms and Dance 1

What you need to know before you enrol

Remember the dance routines from the previous week. Maybe go through the routines throughout the week.

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

Join intermediate or advanced level salsa study where you will learn how to shine and impress the crowd in the dance clubs!

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