Salsa On 2: Open Work


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Salsa On 2: Open Work


salsa on2: open work

openwork

Description:

“Open Work” is the broad term given to Mambo without a partner. This type of training consists of a short warm up to music, utilizing pre-arranged combinations of footwork, movements and gestures called "Shines". Shines are a training tool used to introduce and refine the basic principles of body mechanics, the possibilities of movement and footwork, and at the higher levels, as a base from which the practitioner can cultivate their ability to improvise freely over a set structure.

The instructional portion then follows the warm up, where the teacher choreographs sequences to introduce and apply concepts of movement and musicality to constantly explore the possibilities available for the truest personal expression. Open work is practiced to Salsa, Mambo and Cha Cha Cha music as well as other Son based rhythms. It includes movements and patterns from the Puerto Rican Bomba and Plena, Cuban Rumba, Yoruba, West African, and Pachanga disciplines. 


Open Work Class Schedule

Tuesday: Level 3- 7:00 - 8:15PM
Saturday: Level 1 - 2:00 - 3:00PM
Saturday: Level 2 - 3:00 - 4:00PM

PRICES:

CLASS CARDS

CARD SIZE            PRICE   PRICE PER CLASS

5 Class Card (2 month exp.)    $100               $20.00

10 Class Card (3 month exp.)   $189              $18.90

20 Class Card (3 month exp.)  $350             $17.50

Individual group class “Drop-ins”  $25 per session.

For more information on class cards and pricing contact You Should Be Dancing..! Studios at 212-244-0011

 

Salsa On 2: Partner Work


Salsa On 2: Partner Work


salsa on2: Partner work

partnerwork

Description:

As the term suggests, “Partner Work” is the expression of Mambo through the unique discipline of coordinated and synchronized movement and communication of 2 or more individuals. In Partner Work practice, the infinite possibilities of turn patterns and "chases", which consist of patterns made by the coordination of bodies moving in relation to each other in space, either attached or not, are explored in depth.    

The most interesting and exciting facet of this practice is the precise Lead/Follow relationship. Developing the skill of communicating our intentions and responses in a refined and subtle way, that remains hidden to the observer. This communication creates a sense of oneness and magic, and an intense feeling that only synchronized and rhythmical movement with another body can produce. All facets from specific hand positions to the exact execution of footwork, as well as the subtleties of Lead/Follow, are addressed and practiced in depth. 


Partner Work Class Schedule

Tuesday:       Level 3- 8:30 - 9:30PM
Wednesday: Level 1 - 7:00 - 8:00PM
Wednesday: Level 2 -8:00 - 9:00PM
Saturday:      Level 1 - 2:00 - 3:00PM
Saturday:      Level 2 -4:00 - 5:00PM

PRICES:

CLASS CARDS

CARD SIZE            PRICE   PRICE PER CLASS

5 Class Card (2 month exp.)    $100               $20.00

10 Class Card (3 month exp.)   $189              $18.90

20 Class Card (3 month exp.)  $350             $17.50

Individual group class “Drop-ins”  $25 per session.

For more information on class cards and pricing contact You Should Be Dancing..! Studios at 212-244-0011

 

Afro-Caribbean Body Movement and Isolations


Afro-Caribbean Body Movement and Isolations


afro-caribbean Body movement (A.C.B.M) and isolations

afroisolations

Description:

A.C.B.M Isolations is the fundamental practice of Afro-Latin Funk. It is a system of exercises designed to develop range of motion, as well as fine control of the entire body. By isolating parts of the body and using them to individually repeat the characteristic movements of African based disciplines, this practice systematically conditions the body section by section, to respond to music in the desired fashion.

 Practiced several times a week, A.C.B.M Isolations provides a separate time to deal with the body and the feeling of Afro-Caribbean music, to make the practitioner much more receptive and adept in all other facets of practice. This practice teaches the sequential structure of movement in coordination with sophisticated rhythmical structures to develop a high level of quality and musicality that puts the practitioner in a position to express themselves musically with every part of their bodies. 

 Isolation practice begins with light stretching of the major body parts involved, after which the Teacher silently leads the practitioners through the specific exercises to African based music, creating a meditative environment of pure movement and concentration. Through complete absorption in the music and concentration on moving with the teacher, the practitioner can directly experience the possibilities of rhythmical phrasing and subtle movement that will continue to mature and develop as long as they continue to practice. Isolation training is a continuous practice that changes the body year after year and yields ever-growing maturity of movement and possibilities for expression. 


A.C.B.M and Isolations Class Schedule

Tuesday:       Open Level - 9:30 - 11:00PM
Sunday:         Open Level - 3:00 - 4:30PM

PRICES:

CLASS CARDS

CARD SIZE            PRICE   PRICE PER CLASS

5 Class Card (2 month exp.)    $100               $20.00

10 Class Card (3 month exp.)   $189              $18.90

20 Class Card (3 month exp.)  $350             $17.50

Individual group class “Drop-ins”  $25 per session.

For more information on class cards and pricing contact You Should Be Dancing..! Studios at 212-244-0011

 

Cha Cha Cha Open Work


Cha Cha Cha Open Work


cha cha cha open work

chacha

Description:

The music of Cha Cha Cha is a modification of the Cuban Son Guajira. In an attempt to make the intricacies of Cuban popular music more manageable for the thousands of visitors making their way to the Caribbean during the 1920's, Cuban composer and violinist, Enrique Jorin founded the Cha Cha Cha. It has been said that the Mambo is the groom and the Cha Cha Cha is the bride. Because it is essentially just a slower, more rhythmically pronounced form of Mambo or Salsa music, it serves as a magnifying glass giving us a deeper understanding of the subtleties of the faster Son based rhythms.  The basic step is executed almost exactly the same as the Mambo basic with the addition of the signature shuffle step bridging the front and back half's of the pattern. The sound of the feet during this shuffle gave rise to the term "Cha Cha Cha".

Cha Cha Cha is the secret. It is the other side of the coin that gives us the complete view of the unique flavor of this music and it's physical manifestation. To understand Mambo and Salsa is to study Cha Cha Cha. The person who is well versed in Cha Cha Cha exhibits a soulfulness and musical connection that is the doorway to becoming a physical representation of this music. 

Cha Cha Cha practice is run in the Open Work format and includes Boogaloo. Boogaloo is simply the fusion of African American Soul and Funk music in the Cha Cha Cha structure, giving it a unique sound and feeling and often using English lyrics. 


cha cha cha Class Schedule

Friday:           Open Level  - 7:00 - 8:00PM

PRICES:

CLASS CARDS

CARD SIZE            PRICE   PRICE PER CLASS

5 Class Card (2 month exp.)    $100               $20.00

10 Class Card (3 month exp.)   $189              $18.90

20 Class Card (3 month exp.)  $350             $17.50

Individual group class “Drop-ins”  $25 per session.

For more information on class cards and pricing contact You Should Be Dancing..! Studios at 212-244-0011

 

Arm Work


Arm Work


Arm work

armwork

Description:

We do not use the popular term "Styling" as it implies that we are using something separate to enhance the aesthetics of our expression. Because our entire practice revolves around aesthetic personal expression with the entire body, there is nothing left to be considered separate or decorative. Even our clothing ends up being part of this expression. We are literally practicing the subtle art of giving our arms and hands the type of expression they would have in conversation. This is of course is stylized, but the term "Styling" can lead to improper understanding and an unnatural, overly dramatic and contrived set of poses. For this reason we refer to this practice as gestures (movements that convey information and context).

Arm Work practice begins with a warm up, drilling the basic gesture fundamentals that comprise the core arm and hand movements. In time, this warm up will develop the dexterity and fluidity that will give the practitioner freedom to use their hands and arms precisely as they desire in the context of larger movements.

The instructional portion of class first deals with the footwork that will be used. After a break down of the footwork, arm work is then systematically added and described in detail. This practice directly deals with high-level coordination and develops the ability to deal with the body in a precise and sophisticated manner.


Arm Work Class Schedule

Friday:          Open Level 2 -8:00 - 9:00PM

PRICES:

CLASS CARDS

CARD SIZE            PRICE   PRICE PER CLASS

5 Class Card (2 month exp.)    $100               $20.00

10 Class Card (3 month exp.)   $189              $18.90

20 Class Card (3 month exp.)  $350             $17.50

Individual group class “Drop-ins”  $25 per session.

For more information on class cards and pricing contact You Should Be Dancing..! Studios at 212-244-0011

 

Spinning


Spinning


spinning

spinning

Description:

Spinning practice is the training and exploration of the postures, balance techniques and power principles involved in executing free "Turns" and "Spins". "Turns" are defined as rotation involving multiple steps or changes of weight and "Spins" are defined as more than one rotation without changing the pivot foot. Spinning practice begins with a warm up consisting of exercises designed to develop balance and proper use of the body to create momentum for rotation or torque. These exercises also drill proper use of the head or spotting, and develop the ability to maintain correct posture throughout different degrees of rotation.  

The instructional portion follows the warm up, where a short combination of Turns and Spins are thoroughly broken down to their basic elements and the application of techniques drilled in the warm up are explained and demonstrated. This type of training develops the ability to execute multiple turns and spins smoothly, naturally and powerfully both alone and with a partner. It also conditions the muscles and techniques used in any types of direction change used in every facet of the art.


spinning Class Schedule

Sunday:      Open Level - 2:00 - 3:00PM

PRICES:

CLASS CARDS

CARD SIZE          PRICE PRICE PER CLASS

5 Class Card (2 month exp.)    $100               $20.00

10 Class Card (3 month exp.)   $189              $18.90

20 Class Card (3 month exp.)  $350             $17.50

Individual group class “Drop-ins”  $25 per session.

For more information on class cards and pricing contact You Should Be Dancing..! Studios at 212-244-001