This class is for students who have mastered the Beginning Cuban Salsa basics and have a good understanding of the basic of Rueda de Casino. Please note that it is highly recommended that you take the Beginning Rueda class if you have never done Rueda de Casino before. For questions about the curriculum or class email Alvaro. This class explores more complex turns and footwork based on different timings such as Son (on 2) and Cha Cha Cha. Also, elements of Rumba in salsa are explored in this class.
The class will focus on easier moves in the beginning of class and more challenging moves towards the end with options for the Intermediate students who are not comfortable with the more advanced moves.
Instructor Bio: Alvaro Batista was born in Panama and has lived in the Bay Area since 1980. He has been dancing most of his life and since 2000 has been dancing Cuban Salsa and Rueda de Casino. Alvaro is very involved in the Cuban music scene in the Bay Area. Along with two partners, they started Añejo Productions and have been promoting this music genre and dance style since 2002 through parties, clubs, concerts and dance classes. Alvaro started Alvaro’s Salsa Lab “The Lab” in January of 2010 with the goal of introducing the community to Cuban salsa. He focuses in helping his students develop their skills, style, creativity and appreciation for the art of dancing and music. Alvaro loves to teach and hopes he can pass on the love he has for the music and some of the dance techniques he has learned.
Alvaro also teaches Beginning Cuban Salsa on Tuesdays from 6:30pm-7:30pm.