Online Classes include:
Livestream real-time class
Access to recording of class to review on your own
Video library with breakdowns of class material (for students who purchase monthly series)
Learn to dance improvisational bulerías and tangos and practice with live musicians. (Current session focus: bulerías.) This is an intermediate level class.
It’s easy to feel intimidated or stressed out at the prospect of dancing on your own. Are you ready to move beyond the barriers and become more comfortable “improvising” in a fiesta setting? In this class you will learn new moves, how to respond to the singing while you dance, and how to adapt those moves in the moment. This is where the fun is at!
Some weeks we will be joined by musicians to practice dancing with live guitar and cante.
Through teaching, guidance, and practice we gain comfort dancing in a por fiesta setting. We can learn to relax into the dance so that when something goes differently than anticipated (cante, for example) we feel comfortable adjusting our moves in the moment. Doing, doing, and more doing while receiving feedback will support you on your journey to por fiesta freedom.
The first part of class will be focused on direct instruction then the second part of class will be guided practice . On “musician days” more time will be spent in guided practice. Contact us if you have questions.
What will be addressed?
Where to come in with the cante and where to leave
How to dance on your own, in compás with cante and guitarra
What to do when the cante seems to throw you off
How to make a choreography your own
New moves for each component of the dance
How to pick apart different dances and use the parts you like (mix & match)
How to create your very own baile por bulerías/tangos
Where to add or subtract from your choreography & why
How to adapt a choreography to reflect different situations in the cante (in other words, how to follow the letra without abandoning your choreography)
How to play with your moves
How to dance w/o a choreography