Salsa, Swing, and Ballroom Dance Classes with Maria Kordit
SALSA is a fun dance that combines dance forms from the Cuban Son and the Rumba, an Afro-Cuban dance. It is typically a partner dance, but it can be done solo. In many styles of salsa dancing, the upper body remains level as the dancers shift their weight - meaning you will get quite a workout as you progress through the class series.
There are several styles of Salsa dancing, primarily based on the geographical locations where they began and are expanded upon. The style of this class will be Salsa-on-1, also known as LA/West Coast style. The difference between LA and NY style is while LA is danced in a line similar to NY, in LA, dancers break on the first beat of the music (on 1) rather than on 2.
If you’re not sure what this all means, don’t worry! These foundation classes will focus on building a syllabus of steps, understanding the intricacy of lead and follow in open and closed hold, shadow/shines, style, and musicality. If you have experience in Salsa, please still join, as your strong leads and presence is always a source of inspiration for new students!
Avoid these items for class: tennis shoes, clothes that drape under the arms, and big hoop earrings.
EAST COAST SWING is a classical dance and one of the most popular swing dances, partially because it tends to be the easiest to learn. There are many variations of the East Coast Swing, and this dance is sometimes called by other names, including Jive, Jitterbug, Lindy Hop, Shag, and Charleston. Although traditionally performed to big band-style songs, many are swing dancing to current pop and country tunes.
We are located at 1201 Raleigh Road In Chapel Hill. It can be tricky to find us, please note we are in the back of the Family Fare building, next to Glen Lennox. If you drive all the way behind the Family Fare gas station, you will see our building, the Hayes Building, Park in this lot. We share the building with Bread and Butter printing. We are on the second floor, suite 205.