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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Homero Gonzales
  • Course Code W23DNEG02B
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Have you always wanted to try salsa but haven’t yet put on your dance shoes and stepped out on the dance floor? Well let your journey start here! Our salsa courses are the perfect place to start. Across term-length courses you will learn the essential steps and fun moves. By the end of this level course you will definitely get the salsa bug and be ready to join the later terms to further develop your skills. You do not need to bring a partner, but do feel free to join the study with your friends or family. You will meet plenty of new people along your salsa journey. Please wear comfortable dance shoes and clothing. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the group learning objectives. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss our group objectives with your tutor and set your own personal targets linked to the option of progression to a more advanced level.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Have learnt / consolidated the essential foundation salsa steps: mambo forward, travelling-back basic step
  • Learnt how to lead and follow in and out of partner hold when dancing with a partner
  • Understand / consolidate the musical counts and musical tempo of salsa
  • Understand and use Cuban motion during salsa dancing
  • Learnt basic, beginners dance patterns outlined in this term's syllabus
  • Set your own personal goals and keep a dance journal to support your progress

Cost

  • Full fee
    £110
  • Concession fee
    £85
  • Class format and activities

    During the duration of your class time, the foundation steps will be broken down for you to learn independently. At different stages during the class you will need to listen to the teacher and follow instructions to enable you to gain a good understanding of the music, rhythm, following and leading actions used in salsa.   In order to ensure you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor. The tutor will also set assessment activities involving student exchange of ideas and student self-assessment for all students.

    Entry requirements

    This course does not require any dance or salsa experience. However, it is a requirement that you are prepared to work with different partners, and enjoy your class with a positive and enthusiastic attitude.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    You should be fit as the course involves lots of body movements and moderate levels of spin and turns. Excellent attendance and punctuality will be required from all students. This course may include some completion of activities outside of class time. 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. 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. 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.

    What you need

    Please wear clean comfortable shoes. For health and safety avoid wearing trainers as they will restrict your spins and turns. It is also important that you understand dance etiquette and guidance will be given on this aspect.

    What you can do next

    At the end of your course of study, together with your tutor, you will assess your ability to move onto the next level of study: beginners/improvers/intermediate - as appropriate. However, basic steps are recapped at the start of each new term of study, whatever the level you are at. Please note that courses are designed so that your tutor can support you and monitor your progress in order for you to meet your personal goals and that of those of the course. It is advisable that you are confident with the basic steps and dance them with fluidity before moving on to the next level. NB: All intermediate & advance level study strictly requires tutor approval. Furthermore, the Morley College dance department provides an exciting and diverse range of term-time and short course dance study provision. Please speak to your tutor, pick up a prospectus, look at our website or contact the dance department for more information: dance@morleycollege.ac.uk