Here’s what you’ll learn in the 5 Day Salsa Bootcamp
Day 1 – Timing and Musicality
In this lesson, Del will give you an overview of Salsa music and the timing involved. Understanding the music will help to make the later lessons more manageable.
Day 2 – The Basic Step
In your second lesson, you’ll discover how to properly to the basic step when dancing Salsa on2. Learn the basic well as it is your foundation for everything you’ll learn in Salsa!
Day 3 – The Right Turn
Now to be confused with spins, turn are a step through rotation that introduces students to rotating. The basic right turn is a staple in Salsa dance so learn it well!
Day 4 – The Suzi Q
There are three main elements you’ll learn as you go through your Salsa dancing journey: Foundation Steps, Shines and Partnering. Shines are also known as “fancy footwork.” The Suzi Q is a classic shine to get you started.
Day 5 – Partnerwork
By now you’ve been exposed to foundations, rotations and shines. In order to be an effective dancer, you MUST know your part of the dance. It’s now time to learn how to connect with another person and explore the art of partner dance.
These are some of the experiences our students have had
Working with Del and Mayambo
Del once told me that I would give up on me before he gave up on me, and he was right! Del is so patient. I’m not the quickest learner or the best dancer, but he’s very attuned to the strengths and weaknesses of his students…he doesn’t rush his students. Because of that, my skills have improved. He’s a very observant instructor. He’s an awesome dancer. And he’s very passionate about Salsa/Mambo. If you’re intimidated by the thought of privates, as I was, don’t be. He puts his students at ease. Every class is energy-filled and fun!
Nancy L. – Student
There are a lot of great dance teachers in Chicago, but for salsa, Del is the best. Hands down. Whether you are a lead or a follow, he can quickly pinpoint what is holding you back and set you on a path to improve. His lessons are always a blast and the studio community he has engendered is full of supportive, fun, and talented people. Whether you are just starting out or looking to raise your salsa game, Del is your best option.
Jason L. – Student
For me, working with Del is a genuine exchange of the joy of dance. He focuses on getting you seriously prepared for your dance journey, always pushing you to reach for your full potential. He challenges his students to exercise fundamentals, ensuring their ongoing success in whatever physical medium they wish to pursue. His teaching style reflects his character, caring about his students both as dancers and as people. He reminds you to never take yourself too seriously, and most importantly, he makes the whole learning process fun! It’s a pleasure to learn from Del ❤️
Michelle Z. – Student
If you’re ready to add some spice into your life, simply add some Salsa to the mix!
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