Level Placement Future Palante members participate in a Salsa choreography and partner workshop. Once in troupe, members move up in level as they acquire movement, lead-follow technique and combination repertoire. Salsa Palante is open to dancers of all levels, from absolute beginner through trained and performance level. Members learn Salsa, Salsa en Rueda, Bachata and Afro-Latin movement. We dance socially and perform to recorded and live music in a variety of formats, including on stage and outdoors. It's a lot of fun. Join us!
Beginner Salsa. Starting from the ground up, we will introduce you to one of the hottest social dance scenes in the world! Cross body lead and basic linear steps comprise the core of Salsa en Linea fundamentals. Salsa en Linea patterns are normally "in-line." This series covers:
* Basic steps for partners and individuals * Partner work patterns
* Footwork patterns (“shines”) * Lead and follow technique
* New shine patterns to take home with you every week
Wednesdays: 9.23, 9.30, 10.7, 10.14, 10.21, 10.28 Salsa Beginner 1 6:00-7:15pm
Bachata Beginner 1 7:15-8:30pm Salsa Beginner 1 covers the fundamentals of timing, rhythm, body movement, lead-follow connection, basic step patterns and partner combinations. Students learn principles of Latin dance and musicality and how to incorporate this into Salsa dancing. Bachata Beginner 1 introduces a music and social dance form with origins in bolero, and made widely popular in the Dominican Republic. Its slow tempo, high pitch and pop creates a smooth and sensual feel in dance. Like Salsa, Bachata works off of a three-four step timing and relies on strong lead-follow connection. Learning Bachata will add beautiful elements to your dance repertoire, including improved timing, footwork, movement, frame and posture.
DJd Salsa and Latin dance music, free dance instruction, classy ambience, outdoor patio and fabulous drink menu. Join us at Ithaca's hottest weekly dance party on any night of the week!
DJs Michael Luis and Luis Vivanco spinning the finest of Salsa and Latin music repertoire.
10-10:30pm: Free Salsa dance instruction. Party til 1am. Full bar. Kitchen open until 10pm. See Menus.
$4 cover, 18+ admission. Gov ID with Age and Photo Required. Read more »