Archive | February, 2013

NEW Ladies Styling and Cha Cha Cha Footwork begin TONIGHT, WED, Feb 6th

6 Feb


NEW monthly sessions for Ladies Styling and Cha Cha Cha Footwork begin TONIGHT, WED, Feb 6th, 2013. Drop-ins welcome!

  • Beginner Ladies Styling & Int/Adv Ladies Styling – 8:00-9:00pm
  • Cha Cha Cha Footwork – 9:00 – 10:00pm * Must be comfortable dancing On2. This is a footwork class and is also open to guys!


DC Style Salsa Academy

932 Philadelphia Ave


Silver Spring, MD 20910

Reserve your spot and register online:

Ladies Styling Training here:

Cha Cha Footwork here:

Beginner Ladies Styling 

Wednesdays, 8:00 – 9:00 pm

We will cover the following:

o   Single right and left turns, axle turns

o   Cross Body Leads (solo)

o   “And 1s”

o   Principals of Tension/Frame/Posture/Balance

o   Achieving an “active basic step” (principles of following and dancing with the core)

o   Shines/footwork

o   Introduction to spinning

These training sessions are great for students that are currently enrolled in the Foundation Partner Work Training sessions and students that have danced salsa On1 and would like to transition to On2 timing. 


Intermediate Advanced Ladies Styling

Wednesdays, 8:00 – 9:00 pm

 We will also cover the following:

o   Applying timing and musicality to body isolations

o   Turn preparation and execution of multiple spins (solo)

o   Advanced variations of “And 1s” (Cross Body Leads w/ And 1’s, chaîne turns, and w/ double inside turns)

o   Achieving an active and traveling basic with speed and control

o   Syncopated foot work and shines

Theses training sessions are recommended for intermediate students who are comfortable dancing On2, executing multiple spins, and are looking to broaden and fine-tune their skill set. ** The Intermediate Advanced Ladies Styling sessions are also great for students participating in the Advanced Concept training sessions on Tuesday or those interested in participating in the ladies styling student performance group in the spring of 2013. 


Cha Cha Cha Shines and Footwork

Wednesdays, 9:00 – 10:00 pm

The Cha Cha Cha Shines and Footwork training sessions will focus on the following:

o   Clarifying the difference between mambo/salsa and Cha Cha Cha timing

o   Cha Cha Cha forward and side basic step

o   Executing single turns and multiple spins with the Cha Cha Cha basic

o   Cross Body Leads (solo) Cha Cha Cha timing

o   Adding body movement and styling to the Cha Cha Cha basic step

o   Syncopated Cha Cha Cha foot work and shines

*This is a footwork and shines class that is suitable for leads or follows that are comfortable with their On2 salsa basic. This class is not recommended for absolute beginners.

Each Ladies Styling and footwork session is 60 minutes of intensive, highly technical DC Style Salsa training.

Ladies Styling, Shines and Footwork Training Fees:

1 MONTH (4 sessions of Ladies Styling OR Cha Cha Footwork) = $60

2 MONTHS (8 sessions of Ladies Styling OR Cha Cha Footwork) = $115

3 MONTHS (12 sessions of Ladies Styling OR Cha Cha Footwork) = $165

DROP IN FEE = $18 per 60 minute session

30% off all listed fees for students under 21

Don’t forget – Every Tuesday we now offer 4 LEVELS of DC Style Partner work Training:

Absolute Beginners  7:30-9pm

Foundations Prep  7:30-9pm

Foundations  7:30-9pm

Advanced Concepts 9-10:30pm

* For the rest of this month we also offer Afro Cuban Body Movement on the weekends!

For Partner Work Registration: