All Live to Dance EU School classes are structured
We have 4 Beginners levels, 4 Improvers levels,
6 Intermediate levels and Advanced Masterclasses.
The majority of Salsa classes are taught On1, LA Style.
However, Adele also teaches Salsa On2 Puerto Rican Style, Classic or Palladium Style and Cha Cha classes, all part of the Salsa family of dances. We will always advertise which styles the classes will be taught in.
Checkout these example videos of our 'Dance at Home' classes
Learn to dance Salsa with Live to Dance EU
Our Salsa classes are run as short courses for all levels. You will need to book in for 6 to 8 weeks as a block or 'half term'. This way we are working with the same group for a number of weeks and this make the learning process easier than with drop in classes where you have to keep going back to the beginning every time someone new joins the class.
Salsa On1 - LA Style
We teach LA Style Salsa On1. Made famous by the likes of Johnny Vasquez & Fernando Sosa.
Salsa On2 - Puerto Rican Style
We teach Salsa On2 , Puerto Rican style. We also demonstrate the difference between dancing On2 New York Style & On2 Puerto Rican Style. We allow students to choose whether to dance traditional Puerto Rican (with the man breaking forward on2 or the more common, modern day version with the man breaking back on2 which is in line with New York style and makes transitioning between the two styles easier).
Club Style Cha-Cha
This is the freestyle / street style of Cha Cha which was developed from Salsa in the 1950s by the Cuban charanga violinist, composer and music director, Enrique Jorrin. It differs greatly from Ballroom Cha Cha and we explain the differences to you.
Our in-person Salsa classes are 'social' dance classes. Which means we switch partners regularly throughout the class. Even if you attend with a friend or partner you will switch with other students. This helps Leaders and Followers to learn faster by understanding how to Lead or Follow with other people and creates a richer learning experience. If you are not comfortable with switching partners then we would recommend a non social dance class such as a 'partners only' ballroom dance class or learning online through our virtual classes.
8 Week Online Summer Salsa School
July & August 2020
Our Online Summer Salsa School commences Tuesday 30th June for 8 weeks
We're running Beginners, Improvers & Intermediate classes
You can book in and pay to join any class here
From Week Commencing Mon 29th June 2020 for 8 weeks:
Tuesdays 2pm to 3pm - Solo Salsa - Absolute Beginners
Wednesdays 8.30pm to 10pm - Solo Salsa - Intermediate Level 1 to 3
Thursdays 7pm to 8pm - Solo Salsa - Beginners Level 3 & 4
Thursdays 8.30pm to 10pm - Solo Salsa - Improvers Level 1 to 4
Salsa & Cha Cha
Dance Practice Sessions
Already dancing Salsa?
Our monthly Salsa practice session is usually held the last Friday of the month in Belfast. It's completely FREE. Just Salsa & Cha Cha, just practice (no lessons).
IN-PERSON PRACTICE SESSIONS ARE ON HOLD DUE TO COVID19 RESTRICTIONS
You can join us online via ZOOM as we try to host as many FREE dance at home practice sessions as possible
Friday 31st July - 8.30pm to 10pm - Beginners FREE Salsa & Cha Cha Practice
CLICK HERE to register for July's practice session
Salsa Blast Workshop Series
Adele has created a unique set of 90 minute Salsa-based workshops known as the 'Salsa Blast Series'.
These intensive workshops focus on additional elements of Salsa dancing that we are not always able to drill down to in as much detail in the regular weekly classes.
The format is a 90 min intensive workshop taught by Adele and then a 30 min practice session with the music playing so you can drill the techniques over & over again.
These workshops are an excellent way of improving your Salsa techniques
The Salsa Blast Series consists of:
Salsa Body Movement
Salsa Musicality & dancing with feeling
Salsa Timing (on1 on2 and cha cha)... on time, every time
Balance, Posture and Positioning
Turning, Spinning & Spotting
Styling in Partnerwork
Leading & Following
On1 to On2 Conversion
For more details and a full explanation of each workshop CLICK HERE to go to our Belfast Salsa School website