Xtasy Dance Company will
be teaching salsa lessons every Tuesday at Joyful Ballroom in Westminister beginning October 10th, 2017.
For October the level is beginnger/intermediate and the cost is $35/3 lessons (skipping Halloween) or $15 drop in. Ongoing the cost will be $50/4 or $15 drop in. The level will also be reassessed based on interest.
These lessons will focus on lead and follow technique as well as social dancing, footwork, and styling. Subbu will help you build a diverse repetoire of combinations for the dance floor by breaking down complex patterns into their smaller component parts. Reid will add specific styling for ladies. Half an hour of practice after the formal insturction allow you to drill patterns and through repetition commit them to memory. Reid and Subbu are also available for personal feedback.
And the idea is also to have fun! We can't wait to see you at Joyful!
8:00pm to 9:00pm - Salsa Class
9:00pm to 9:30pm - Practice
Paypal link to pay for 3 Salsa classes in October 2017
Paypal link to pay for 1 class
Paypal link to register and pay for all 4 weeks
Our group Bachata class is an All level class at the La Rumba every Sunday starting at 7:15pm. La Rumba has a Salsa/Bachata Social with a Bachata and a Salsa class and a night of Social dancing with DJ Nelson. Cover is $6 for both classes and social.
99 W 9th Ave, Denver, CO 80204
We teach private Salsa and Bachata classes. Please contact us through the contact form on this website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bachata Xtasy is a Colorado-based dance company specializing in Latin dance genres, especially Bachata and Salsa. Instructors Subbu and Reid teach group and private classes at various locations in the Boulder and Denver-Metro area, and direct two dance performance groups (amateur & pro) that perform locally and nation-wide.
Bachata was born in the countryside of Dominican Republic in the 1950s. With its roots in Bolero, it has evolved over the last 60+ years and is danced all over the world, albeit with many variations and distinct styles. The “basic” is a three-step with a tap on the fourth beat. The tap is often accompanied by a “pop” of the hips, or sometimes substituted with syncopated steps (steps in-between the beats – for instance the triple step or “cha-cha-cha”). The basic can be danced side-to-side (modern-style) or in a box step (Dominican-style). Bachata is usually partner dance, but it can be danced in open or closed position, involve fast footwork, or the more contemporary addition of dips/tricks, turns and patterns.
Traditional bachata music possesses a very distinct melodic, rhythmic, and often syncopated sound. The heart-wrenching lyrics often tell a story about the woes of love. The band consists of five main instruments: lead guitar, second guitar, bass guitar, bongo drums, and the washboard sounding instrument the “güira” (pronounced “gwira”). Some of the newer, modern music has added elements of pop and hip-hop. Dancers are also fusing other music/dance forms into interesting hybrids, for example “Bachatango”, the marriage of Bachata and Tango.
What people say they love about Bachata:
Bachata is less about the technical aspects of dance and really about musicality, style, expression and partner connection. It is a dance you can easily pick up without a background in formal dance training but seems to have endless possibilities for the exploration of different movements, styles, and rhythms. The music also offers diverse variety of moods, from minor chords changes weaving beautiful melodies and harmonies, to upbeat, driving, flirtations beats that make you want to hop out of your seat.
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