Cuban Salsa Weekly Group Classes

25 W31st Street, New York, NY 10001 - Floor 2

(In 2 weeks)

Every week on Sunday

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🇨🇺 All are welcome to join our Weekly Cuban Salsa group classes - Every Sunday, Tuesday, & Wednesday! There are 13 classes to choose from, whether you're a student that hasn't missed a beat, an absolute beginner, or returning to the dance floor & looking for a refresher - we've got you covered!

💃 Cuban Salsa Group Classes 🕺

▫️Tuesdays:

🔹6:30 - 7:30pm | Cantando La Rueda (Levels 3 & Up - Four Classes Total)

Cantando La Rueda may seem intimidating, but now is your opportunity to give it a try with ample practice, support, encouragement, & feedback. This special class series is for upper intermediate & advanced dancers & focuses on the skills needed to precisely call figures (Casino partnering & group moves) as a leader or follower while keeping the circle dynamic, fluid, & fun for all participants. Students will clearly call out specific moves at the precise time & be given pointers on Rueda etiquette, plus shown how to modulate when dancers of similar & different proficiencies join the circle. Students will be able to share/popcorn call the Rueda, & designated cantantes will be given an entire song to apply key concepts.
Instructor: Nikki & Chris

🔸6:30 - 7:30pm | Cuban Styling, Musicality, & Body Movement for Leaders & Followers (Levels 2 & Up - Four Classes Total) NEW

This class is for intermediate & advanced dancers already familiar with the basic steps & focuses on detailed body movement isolations & vocabulary, drills, spinning, & combinations designed to relax the body & allow for more expressive dancing with Cuban flavor. In each 60-minute class, students will be able to recognize the intricate structure of Cuban music while developing their own personal style. Key musical components will be accentuated with attention to your head, shoulders, arms, hands/fingers, torso/ribcage, pelvis, & hips. Understand, recognize, incorporate, & play with body movement possibilities that exist within Cuban popular dances: Casino, Son, Mambo, Cha-Cha-Chá, Mozambiqué, & Pilón as well as Yuca, Rumba, & Afro-Cuban Orisha dances. Please note that this class is designed for both leaders & followers (all genders).
Instructor: Jenny

🔹7:30-8:30pm | Intermediate-transition-to-Advanced Cuban Salsa & Rueda de Casino (Level 3 - Eight Classes Total)

This progressive class series is divided into two parts: 30-min of Casino partnering & 30-min of Rueda for dancers at the intermediate/advanced level with emphasis on connected & separated patterns, styling, body movement, & footwork. Precision, technique, & body mechanics are thoroughly dissected & articulated, allowing students to comfortably execute more complex concepts. Students will also fuse other Cuban traditional & popular dances into the proposed framework, all while dancing to rhythmically dense Timba as a means to combine intricate patterns with dynamic, rhythmic variation. The second part of class includes 30-min dedicated solely to Rueda de Casino group dancing & picks up precisely where Level 2.5 concluded with more intricate turn patterns, interconnected group moves, & unique partner exchanges. The curriculum includes patterns commonly danced in both Havana & Santiago de Cuba.
Instructors: Nikki & Chris

🔹8:30-9:30pm | Advanced Cuban Salsa & Rueda de Casino (Levels 4 & 5 - Eight Classes Total)

Fuákata’s most advanced weekly group class offering focuses on delving deeper into the creative aspects & possibilities of Casino from Havana & Santiago de Cuba, which will include but not be limited to: advanced partnerwork (non-cumulative) with an emphasis on technique & style; Rueda: group moves & patterns (cumulative) & call/response technique; Triples: one lead/two followers, &/or two leads/one follower; Salsa Suelta: footwork, body motion, & isolations. We'll be dancing to rhythmically dense Timba as a means to combine intricate patterns with dynamic rhythmic variation (on1, on2/contra-tiempo & on3).
Instructors: Nikki & Chris

▫️Wednesdays:

🔹7:00 - 8:00pm | Absolute Beginner Cuban Salsa (Level 1 - Four Classes Total)

This class is for absolute beginners with little-to-no dance experience & will allow you to develop a strong foundation in Cuban Salsa in an extremely fun, stress-free atmosphere. In each class of the four week series, students focus on developing dance fundamentals including rhythm, coordination, balance, mindset, & the specific technical aspects of Cuban Salsa, including basic steps & turn patterns, partnering technique, & the fundamental motions of Cuban Salsa. Students will also learn social dancing etiquette, floorcraft, & partner safety in an extremely warm, relaxed, social & fun environment. Please note that while this class is designed for complete beginners, all levels of dancers who would like to refine their footwork & partner dancing conversation, all while renewing their connection to the basics are welcome & encouraged to attend.
Instructors: Jenny & Chris

🔸7:00 - 8:00pm | Advanced Beginner/Improver Cuban Salsa & Rueda de Casino (Level 1.5 - Four Classes Total)

This class is for advanced beginners that have completed our 4-week absolute beginner series & further extrapolates from key foundational motions in Cuban Salsa. In each class of the four week series, students focus on improving & fine-tuning the core introductory elements of Casino: Exhíbela, Dile que No, Guapea, Enchufla-based patterns, closed & open position transitions, & compositional variations. Students will become autonomous leaders & followers while also reinforcing specific footwork & key technical nuances for overall fluidity on the social dance floor. Drills will be incorporated to further develop partner conversations. Rueda de Casino, an interactive group dance involving rapid partner exchanges, will also be introduced with the goal of increasing & fortifying responsiveness in both lead and follow roles, along with spatial orientation & kinesthetic awareness. Upon completion, students will have all the necessary tools to transition into the intermediate level.
Instructor: Nayelli & Mark

🔹8:00 - 9:00pm | Intermediate Cuban Salsa & Rueda de Casino (Level 2 - Eight Classes Total)

This progressive class is geared for those that have danced Cuban Salsa before & allows you to further solidify, fine-tune, & expand upon the basics covered in both Levels 1 & 1.5. Here is your opportunity to refresh all of the beginning motions at a pace that is comfortable for you while continuing to cement a solid foundation in this exciting, interactive, & fun dance. Students will be able to execute moves at the intermediate level with specific attention to patterns involving both Vacílala & Paséala & their variations. Linear & lateral Guapea footwork patterns will also be introduced. This high-energy class focuses on combinations, leading & following technique, styling, body motion, & fun salsa suelta footwork. Lead better. Follow better. Dance better.
Instructors: Jenny, Nayelli, Mark, & Chris

▫️Sundays:

🔹3:00 - 4:00pm | Intermediate Son Moderno (Levels 2 & 3 - Four Classes Total)

Son Moderno is an evolution of traditional Son Cubano & provides new dynamics that correspond also to the evolution of the music itself. While Son is widely regarded as Cuban historical patrimony, the music & dance have continued to evolve at the local level both prior to & after the revolution, frequently combining with Timba/Casino & other styles. This class will expose students to contemporary tendencies in Son, with special emphasis on the intersection of Son with Casino, applying Son timing & choreography in Timba, & an orientation to modern Son ensembles. A solid understanding of contra-tiempo timing is a key pre-requisite to this class, as well as familiarity of concepts detailed in our Level 1 Beginner Son Cubano series.
Instructor: Chris

🔹4:00 - 5:00pm | Intermediate Cuban Salsa & Rueda de Casino (Level 2 - Eight Classes Total)

This progressive class is geared for those that have danced Cuban Salsa before & allows you to further solidify, fine-tune, & expand upon the basics covered in both Levels 1 & 1.5. Here is your opportunity to refresh all of the beginning motions at a pace that is comfortable for you while continuing to cement a solid foundation in this exciting, interactive, & fun dance. Students will be able to execute moves at the intermediate level with specific attention to patterns involving both Vacílala & Paséala & their variations. Linear & lateral Guapea footwork patterns will also be introduced. This high-energy class focuses on combinations, leading & following technique, styling, body motion, & fun salsa suelta footwork. Lead better. Follow better. Dance better.
Instructor: Jenny

🔸 4:00 - 5:00pm | Intermediate-transition-to-Advanced Cuban Salsa & Rueda de Casino (Level 3 - Eight Classes Total)

This progressive class series is divided into two parts: 30-min of Casino partnering & 30-min of Rueda for dancers at the intermediate/advanced level with emphasis on connected & separated patterns, styling, body movement, & footwork. Precision, technique, & body mechanics are thoroughly dissected & articulated, allowing students to comfortably execute more complex concepts. Students will also fuse other Cuban traditional & popular dances into the proposed framework, all while dancing to rhythmically dense Timba as a means to combine intricate patterns with dynamic, rhythmic variation. The second part of class includes 30-min dedicated solely to Rueda de Casino group dancing & picks up precisely where Level 2 concluded with more intricate turn patterns, interconnected group moves, & unique partner exchanges. The curriculum includes patterns commonly danced in both Havana & Santiago de Cuba.
Instructor: Chris

🔹5:00 - 6:00pm | Absolute Beginner Cuban Salsa (Level 1 - Four Classes Total)

This class is for absolute beginners with little-to-no dance experience & will allow you to develop a strong foundation in Cuban Salsa in an extremely fun, stress-free atmosphere. In each class of the four week series, students focus on developing dance fundamentals including rhythm, coordination, balance, mindset, & the specific technical aspects of Cuban Salsa, including basic steps & turn patterns, partnering technique, & the fundamental motions of Cuban Salsa. Students will also learn social dancing etiquette, floorcraft, & partner safety in an extremely warm, relaxed, social & fun environment. Please note that while this class is designed for complete beginners, all levels of dancers who would like to refine their footwork & partner dancing conversation, all while renewing their connection to the basics are welcome & encouraged to attend.
Instructor: Jenny

🔸5:00 - 6:00pm | Advanced Beginner/Improver Cuban Salsa & Rueda de Casino (Level 1.5 - Four Classes Total)

This class is for advanced beginners that have completed our 4-week absolute beginner series & further extrapolates from key foundational motions in Cuban Salsa. In each class of the four week series, students focus on improving & fine-tuning the core introductory elements of Casino: Exhíbela, Dile que No, Guapea, Enchufla-based patterns, closed & open position transitions, & compositional variations. Students will become autonomous leaders & followers while also reinforcing specific footwork & key technical nuances for overall fluidity on the social dance floor. Drills will be incorporated to further develop partner conversations. Rueda de Casino, an interactive group dance involving rapid partner exchanges, will also be introduced with the goal of increasing & fortifying responsiveness in both lead and follow roles, along with spatial orientation & kinesthetic awareness. Upon completion, students will have all the necessary tools to transition into the intermediate level.
Instructor: Chris

📍 Location:
Adelante Studios
25 W31st Street
New York, NY 10001
Between Broadway & 5th Avenue
Floor 2 = Grand Ballroom Space/3,000 sq ft of Dance Floor
🚇Nearby Subways: 34th St Station on B, D, F, M, N, Q, R, & PATH trains

💲Pricing:
$25 Single Drop-In
$100 for 4 Classes ($25/Class)
$175 for 8 Classes ($21.88/Class)
$220 for 12 Classes ($18.33/Class)
$250 for 16 Classes ($15.63/Class)
$275 for 20 Classes ($13.75/Class)
$300 for 24 Classes ($12.50/Class)
*Classes purchased as part of a package do not need to be consecutively redeemed or completed during a particular month/cycle.*
*Unused classes continue to automatically roll over until the package is completely redeemed, are non-transferrable & non-refundable, & carry no expiration date*

⤵️ Payment Accepted via:
• Cash
• Apple Pay
• CashApp: $FuakataSalsaNYC
• Venmo: @Chris-Rogicki (3415)
• Credit Card: https://linktr.ee/fuakata
• Zelle: Christopher.Rogicki@gmail.com

🚨Registration in advance is highly encouraged to expedite our sign-in process and allow for a prompt start time for all classes. All students are required to sign-in at our registration desk upon arrival. All surfaces at our studio are disinfected with bleach & UV light on a constant basis, & extra fans, A/C units, & windows are utilized for the strongest ventilation possible. Your health, safety, & peace-of-mind will remain our top priority, along with the usual level of instruction & light-hearted fun to which you've grown accustomed as NYC comes back to life.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. We look forward to dancing with YOU!

Con Cariño Casinero,
Evelyn, Jenny, Nayelli, Nikki, Svetlana,
Javier, Mark, Ryan, Chris & the Fuákata Crew
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