Levels

LEVELS (explanations)

The general philosophy for levels 1 and 2 is that the lessons are adapted according to the students.

On the other hand, for levels 3 and 4, it is the students who must adapt to the lessons and if they cannot do so, they must go down a level.



LEVEL 1

*We study basic behaviors alone and in couple (PARTNERWORK)

*We study the LEADING & FOLLOWING* concept.

*We create combinations of moves easy to learn.

*We make the necessary corrections.

*The volume of the course content is low.

*The speed of teaching is slow.

*Teaching Philosophy: The course is adapted to the students.



LEVEL 2

*We keep working on the LEADING & FOLLOWING* concept.

*We create combinations of moves more interesting than in level 1.

*We make the necessary corrections.

*The volume of the course content is low.

*The speed of teaching is slow.

*We suggest STYLING* for ladies.

*We suggest the MUSICALITY.

*Teaching Philosophy: The course is adapted to the students.



LEVEL 3

*We create longer combinations of moves than in level 2.

*We focus on precision and all the little details that make the difference between an average and a great dance.

*We make the necessary corrections.

*The volume of the course content is low or high depending on the topic of the day.

*The speed of teaching is fast.

*We strongly suggest STYLING* for ladies.

*We suggest the MUSICALITY.

*Teaching Philosophy: The students must adapt to the course or go down a level.



LEVEL 4

*Same than level 3 but we focus even more on precision and details.

*We also focus on STYLING and MUSICALITY.

*Teaching Philosophy: The students must adapt to the course or go down a level.



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PARTNERWORK

It’s the fact of dancing with someone. Salsa and bachata are dances that we dance mainly by 2 people but sometimes it happens that we dance alone making SHINES*


SHINES / PASITOS

These terms refer to a person who dances alone a part or an entire song of salsa/bachata


LEADING & FOLLOWING

It means understanding the language of the dance. It’s like "writing and reading" a story together with moves.


STYLING

It’s enhancing the moves we do together to make them more interesting or beautiful. Both men and women are using that concept, but women use it even more.


MUSICALITY

Its the fact of making all kind of moves resonate with the music and more specifically with the accents of the music (accents = the more remarquable sounds)