Cuban Salsa Rueda (Rueda de Casino) Rueda de Casino is a fun and interactive dance from Cuba. It is danced in a circle with multiple partner switches and is the perfect way to meet and interact with a variety of new and interesting people. Beginner Level - Wednesdays, @7:00pm-8:00pm - Next series starts on November 29 You will learn the foundation moves you need to know to participate in this dynamic group dance: Guapea, Dile Que No, Enchunfla, Exhibela, Vacilala. No experience or partner needed! Intermediate - Wednesdays, @7:00pm-8:00pm - October 25 - November 16 You will learn continued combinations and improve your leading and following skills. No partner needed! Advanced - Wednesdays, @8:00pm-9:00pm - October 25 - November 16 You will learn advanced combinations and improve your leading and following skills. No partner needed!
Beginner Cumbia -Thursdays @7:00pm-8:00pm. Next 4-week series begins November 30th Cumbia shares the same steps, patterns, and rhythm as Street-Style Salsa, only the styling is a little different. Cumbia has a distinctive lilt and grounded look which hint at its roots as a folk dance. (from https://mayihavethisdance.com/dance-descriptions/cumbia) Beginner/Intermediate Dominican Bachata -Thursdays, September 7-27 @8:00pm-9:00pm Bachata is a partner dance from the Dominican Republic. The music has 8 counts like salsa. This class will be a mix of Dominican and other styles Beyond Beginner Cumbia - Thursdays, October 26- November 16 @7:00pm-8:00pm *NO CLASS ON NOVEMBER 9th
Megan and Dmitri's Classes
Bachata Styling, all levels -Thursdays, October 26- November 16 @8:00pm-9:00pm - *NO CLASS ON NOVEMBER 9TH Do you want to learn how to dance Bachata or take your dancing to a whole new level!? Come join Megan Kitner in a fun and relaxed atmosphere to learn core techniques and variations. Learning fundamental styling and musicality will help you build confidence and become a better lead or follow. We will work on body coordination and isolation, footwork, hip variations, arm movement, turns and spins, and musicality. Great for all experience levels. No partner needed. Bachata Moderna, all levels - Thursdays, November 30 - December 31 @8:00pm-9:00pm We will focus on foundational skills, partnerwork and fun patterns to make your dance truly enjoyable and effortless. Designed for both beginners and intermediate dancers (pattern options will be challenging enough for intermediate level while the basic pattern can be mastered by beginners). No partner necessary.
Beyond Beginner Salsa Suelta - Next class series begins November 30, 2023 This class focuses on solo salsa footwork, patterns and styling that will improve your coordination and musicality while having fun! While there will be an emphasis on feminine styling techniques, this class is open to all gender identities. Need to know basic salsa footwork as it will not be taught in this class. No partner, or special shoes needed.
Registration: Each four-week series is $40 -To Register go to: https://rec.eugene-or.gov/OR/city-of-eugene-or/catalog > Log in/Create Account > Click on Adult Health and Fitness > Click on Dance and Drama > Click on Azucar Latin Dance Instruction