Sessions Start on Wednesday, December 1st at 6:30 p.m.!
Welcome to Chicago’s most thorough and easy to follow system for Salsa dancing success!
Our ON2 ESSENTIALS programs identifies the most crucial movements you need to know in order to understand the language of Salsa. With our proven methods, you’ll be feeling confident and dancing Salsa with consistency and clarity.
Follow our proven techniques and watch your Salsa dancing skills grow!
We cover, in detail, all of the most pertinent steps which make up the vocabulary of Salsa. We strongly believe that the best way to dance Salsa with a partner, is to first learn to understand your footwork and role in the dance.
You need to learn to get fancy! How do you do that? Shines of course! A big part of dancing Salsa on2 is to incorporate shines into your social dancing. There are a variety of fun and challenging shines to learn that help with timing, balance and speed.
Most places jump right to this but not Mayambo. To dance with a partner is an art-form which requires each person to know their part. We drill the basic techniques over and over again to instill a solid foundation and get our students to dance with confidence
Work With The Director Of Mayambo
Our one of a kind On2 Essnetials classes provide you the benefit of getting invaluable feedback from founder and director of the Mayambo Dance Company. You get eqaul attention whether you’re a lead or follow. You’re in great hands!
Equal Attention To Leads And Follows
360 Approach To Salsa
Students will experience all facets of dancing Salsa on2. Expect to understand more about timing, foundations steps, fancy footwork and partner dancing.
For me, working with Mayambo is a genuine exchange of the joy of dance. They focuses on getting you seriously prepared for your dance journey, always pushing you to reach for your full potential. They challenge their students to exercise fundamentals, ensuring their ongoing success in whatever physical medium they wish to pursue.
You to never take yourself too seriously, and most importantly, they make the whole learning process fun! It’s a pleasure to learn from Mayambo ❤️
If your goal is to improve your balance, leading/following skills, or your dancing in general, Mayambo can be an amazing guide and companion on this journey, with an incredible eye and talent for identifying small or big things to improve, which in turn will reflect in your dancing, transforming it into a more enjoyable dancing experience both to you and the partners you dance with.
Their focused attention to details, along with his creative solutions to fix old bad habits, while also introducing new effective ones, make them a great studio and one I highly recommend to anyone who is serious about improving their dancing.
Meet Your Instructor
He is one of the founding members of Chicago’s legendary Descarga Caribe dance company which was the city’s first Salsa on2 Dance Company. With Descarga, Del traveled the world performing alongside his mentor, the amazing Sekou McMiller, in such places as Puerto Rico, London, Tokyo, Beijing, Rome, Mexico and all across the United States.
He has also danced professionally as a competitive Ballroom dancer in the American Rhythm division and has over 6 years of experience teaching, coaching and competing.
Del is a 4 time Salsa champion and most notably co-founded/directed the Mixed Motion Art Dance Company which were first place winners in the small teams division at the Ultimate Latin Dance Challenge in Las Vegas.
Furthermore, he co-directed a theatrical piece for the prestigious Giordano Dance Company of Chicago which debuted at the Harris Theater to rave reviews from local press.
Dell is currently invested in growing the Mayambo dance family and elevating his dance companies and the Chicago Salsa dance community as a whole.
What Safety Measure Are In Place During Class?
We’re constantly following the CDC guidelines for the appropriate measures to take during class. As of December 2021, mask wearing is mandatory regardless of vaccination status. We also provide ample amounts of hand sanitizer for our clients.
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What If I Miss A Class?
Yes, I’ve been wanting to learn how to dance Salsa forver! I’m ready, let’s do this!