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Ladies Styling and Cha Cha cancelled tonight due to the weather :(

6 Mar

Archie

Hello friends!

 

Unfortunately Ladies Styling and Cha Cha Footwork at the DC Style Salsa Academy will be cancelled tonight – Wednesday, March 6th 😦

 

Although conditions are pretty mild here in DC – I know that they might get worse out in MD/VA and the roads might become unsafe as the temperature drops tonight.

 

We will have a makeup session this weekend. I will email everyone the details (date/time). Most likely our makeup time will be this Sunday, March 10th from 2 to 4 pm. I’m waiting to hear back from the studio and will confirm the exact time and date as soon as I hear back.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns (info@dancewithluz.com).  I really didn’t want to cancel, but better safe than sorry. Stay safe and warm!

 

~ Luz

 

 

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

6 Feb

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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!

Location:

DC Style Salsa Academy

932 Philadelphia Ave

1st FLOOR

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Reserve your spot and register online:

Ladies Styling Training here: http://www.jotform.us/lrodrig27/LSreg

Cha Cha Footwork here: http://www.jotform.us/lrodrig27/ChaCha

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: 

http://www.salsanerd.com/store/products/category/registration/

 

 

Ladies Styling & ChaCha Footwork classes starting WED, Jan 30th!!

25 Jan

New Ladies Styling and Cha Cha Cha Footwork classes starting on Wed, Jan 30th!

If you would like to check out the content and format of the training sessions or aren’t sure of your level – feel free to attend the Sampler Training Sessions on Wed, Jan 30th. Ladies Styling begins at 8pm, Cha Cha Footwork begins at 9pm.

Try one training session for $7 or 2 sessions for $10.  Register for a monthly pass by Jan 28th and the first class is free! Drop-ins welcome!

Beginner Ladies Styling

Wednesdays, 8:00 – 9:00 pm

Advanced Beginner Ladies Styling will focus aon foundation techniques, On2 timing, and applying body movement and arm styling to achieve a “styled” basic step.  We will also 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 build on the foundation of the On2 basic and focus on spinning technique, speed, balance, body movement, arm styling and advanced shines and footwork. 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, shenae 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.

Location:

DC Style Salsa Academy

932 Philadelphia Ave

1st FLOOR

Silver Spring, MD 20910

 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

For registration, a small PayPal processing fee will be included to the total amount. The following is the breakout for training and PayPal processing fees:

 

– 4 Session Pass: $60.00 + $2.10 PayPal processing fee

– 8 Session Pass: $115.00 + $3.74 PayPal processing fee

– 12 Session Pass: $165.00 + $5.24 PayPal processing fee

Register for Ladies Styling Training here:

http://www.jotform.us/lrodrig27/LSreg

 

Register for Cha Cha Footwork here:

http://www.jotform.us/lrodrig27/ChaCha

 

 

NEW Cha Cha Footwork and Ladies Styling Training registration now open!

14 Jan

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LADIES STYLING, SHINES AND FOOT WORK

Check out the some new additions to the DC Style Salsa Academy on Wed, Jan 30th!  

If you would like to check out the content and format of the training sessions or aren’t sure of your level – feel free to attend the Sampler Training Sessions on Wed, Jan 30th. Try one training session for $7 or 2 sessions for $10.  Register for a monthly pass by Jan 18th and the first class is free!

Advanced Beginner Ladies Styling

Wednesdays, 8:00 – 9:00 pm

Advanced Beginner Ladies Styling will focus on foundation techniques, On2 timing, and applying body movement and arm styling to achieve a “styled” basic step.  We will also 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 build on the foundation of the On2 basic and focus on spinning technique, speed, balance, body movement, arm styling and advanced shines and footwork. 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, shenae 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.

Location:

DC Style Salsa Academy

932 Philadelphia Ave

1st FLOOR

Silver Spring, MD 20910

 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

For registration, a small PayPal processing fee will be included to the total amount. The following is the breakout for training and PayPal processing fees:

– 4 Session Pass: $60.00 + $2.10 PayPal processing fee

– 8 Session Pass: $115.00 + $3.74 PayPal processing fee

– 12 Session Pass: $165.00 + $5.24 PayPal processing fee

 

Register for Ladies Styling Training here:

http://www.jotform.us/lrodrig27/LSreg

Register for Cha Cha Footwork here:

http://www.jotform.us/lrodrig27/ChaCha

 

BOOYAA! It’s 2013! NEW Training Sessions and Upcoming Events!

4 Jan

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NEW Additions to the DC Style Salsa Weekly Training Schedule! Classes starting TUES, JAN 8, 2013!

Hello friends! Happy New Year! We are starting 2013 with  a big BOOYAAA! We have some NEW Additions to the DC Style Salsa Training Schedule!

Not only will we continue to offer progressive partner work classes in three different levels, but we are also addingAfroCuban Movement, Ladies Styling & Spins, and Cha Cha Cha Footwork!

Types of Weekly Training We Offer and Upcoming Start Dates:
Starting TUES, JAN 8 — Foundations Training (Every Tuesday), 7:30 – 9:00pm
Starting TUES, JAN 8 — Advanced Concepts Training (Every Tuesday), 9:00 – 10:30pm
Starting SAT, JAN 12 — AfroCuban Movement (Saturdays & Sundays, 1:00-3:30pm for Jan and Feb 2013)
Starting TUES, JAN 15 — Absolute Beginner Training (Every Tuesday), 7:30 – 9:00pm 
Starting WED, JAN 30:
Cha Cha Cha Shines & Footwork(Every Wednesday 8:00 – 9:00pm)
Ladies Styling & Spinning (Every Wednesday 9:00 -10:00pm)

Registration for Foundations and Advanced Concepts Training is now open!
To reserve your spot please register here:
http://www.salsanerd.com/store/products/category/registration/

Studio Location:

Princess Mhoon Dance Institute
932 Philadelphia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Classes will be held on the 2nd floor
*2 blocks away from the Discovery Building in downtown Silver Spring, 3 blocks away from the Silver Spring Metro

DC Style Salsa Academy Training Fees
1 MONTH (4 sessions) = $90
2 MONTHS (8 sessions) = $170
3 MONTHS (12 sessions) = $250
DROP IN FEE = $25 per 90 minute session
30% off all listed fees for students under 21
Each session is 90 minutes of intensive, highly technical DC STYLE SALSA training.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact a DC Style Salsa instructor for more information.

This Weekend: The Annual DC Resolution Jam – Jan 4-5, 2013!!

This is the biggest annual salsa shindig in town hosted by our very own Stuck On Salsa! The partying starts TONIGHT, Friday Jan 4th!  Great DJs, dance performances, social dancing and over seven workshops to choose from.  DC Style Salsa Academy will be represented by James Yoon and Luz Rodriguez with workshops in Advanced Concepts Partnerwork and Ladies Styling. Luz will be teaching a Ladies Styling Workshop at 12pm and Jimmy and Luz will teach Int On2 turn patterns at 4:00pm. Check out pricing and schedule at www.stuckonsalsa.com or on Facebook.

 

Last Ladies Styling Class is TONIGHT! Fun Cha Cha workshop style class at 9pm!

14 Nov

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Aww yea! Half way through the week! It’s Wednesday and tonight we are having the LAST sessions of the 8 week Ladies Styling series! We will be taking a break for the holidays. TONIGHT we’ll be learning a cool CHA CHA choreo for the 9pm class! Drop-ins welcome! Adv Beg @ 8pm, Int/Adv @ 9 pm at Chevy Chase Ballroom (5207 Wisconsin Ave, DC). Can’t wait! 

3 Levels of hard core salsa training every week at the DC Style Salsa Academy!!

2 Nov

BOOOYAAA! NEW Training sessions starting NEXT Week at the DC Style Salsa Academy, TUES, NOV 6th! Each session is 90 minutes of intensive, highly technical DC STYLE SALSA training. Training is EVERY TUESDAY. 
We now offer 3 levels of training every week!
Absolute Beginners (7:300-9pm)
Foundations Training (7:300-9pm)
Advanced Concepts (9-10:30pm).
The studio is located on 932 Philadelphia Ave Silver Spring, MD 20910 (2nd floor).
Check out training descriptions, pricing and register online at http://www.salsanerd.com/training/