SALSA DANCE

Salsa is a fun Latin style of dance, most commonly danced with a partner or individually (known as Shines). Salsa has deep Caribbean and African roots, and is based on different Cuban genres such as Cuban Son. It involves footwork, turns, and upper body movement and styling.

 

Salsa comes in many shapes and forms. Being a popular music form across the Caribbean, in South, Central and North America, it is constantly evolving.

 

Some common styles include:

 

New York style (On-2)

Salsa Casino (Cuban style)
Salsa Casino (Miami style)
Afro-Latino style
Cali style (Colombian Salsa)
Rueda de Casino
 

The key instrument that provides the core groove of a salsa song is the clave. It is often played with two wooden sticks (called clave) that are hit together. Every instrument in a salsa band is either playing with the clave (generally: congas, timbales, piano, tres guitar, bongos, claves (instrument), strings) or playing independent of the clave rhythm (generally: bass, maracas, güiro, cowbell).

Our basic salsa classes will contain elements of New York style, Cuban and Miami (On-1 Linear)

SOCA FITNESS

Soca is the music and dance of Caribbean style Carnivals across the world. It is vibrant, positive , energetic and a great way to keep fit. The Soca fitness dance classes capture the vibrant nature and culture of Carnival dance and music.

Learn to isolate and control your core body movement, learn to rotate your waistline aka Wine (or aka Whine in Jamaica) , build cardiovascular fitness and most importantly let go of your stress and feel free. "Free It Up".

Soca fitness is designed to be easy to follow, and is open to all levels of dance and fitness.

Soca music was developed in the Caribbean. It is a celebratory style of music and is a blending of the African calypso and East Indian rhythms of the twin isles of Trinidad and Tobago.

Many Caribbean islands have their own unique styles of soca, incorporating the varied musical and cultural influences found on these islands. Examples of Soca include:

Groovy Soca

Power Soca

Dennery Segment

Bashment Soca

SOCA DANCE

Soca is the music and dance of Caribbean style Carnivals across the world. It is vibrant, positive , energetic and a great way to keep fit. The Soca fitness dance classes capture the vibrant nature and culture of Carnival dance and music.

Learn to isolate and control your core body movement, learn to rotate your waistline aka Wine (or aka Whine in Jamaica) , build cardiovascular fitness and most importantly let go of your stress and feel free. "Free It Up".

Soca dance classes are designed to improve technique, core body control and performance skills. 

Soca music was developed in the Caribbean. It is a celebratory style of music and is a blending of the African calypso and East Indian rhythms of the twin isles of Trinidad and Tobago.

Many Caribbean islands have their own unique styles of soca, incorporating the varied musical and cultural influences found on these islands. Examples of Soca include:

Groovy Soca

Power Soca

Dennery Segment

Bashment Soca