Group Classes

Cuban Dance Courses

Taking a course is the best way to learn new skills and keep building on them. We have courses starting regularly for everyone from beginner booty-shakers to advanced acrobats. Join us for a free trial at the start of term – we guarantee you will be back for more! Our courses invite couples and singles to experience the passion of Cuban dance!

Group Lessons are the most entertaining way to learn how to dance Salsa structured through Casino/Rueda which will take you from a Beginner to an Advance Dancer.

Dedicate yourself to reaching the Advance Level by attending our nightly classes.

Class Levels

At Havana Dance, our instructors teach using a specific syllabus of steps and turn patterns. Our levels are from Foundation to  Advanced Levels .  In these, you will find sub levels (Salsa 1 - A, B, C)

In order to advance to the next level, the instructor must test your knowledge of the steps before you can move on.

Our Group Classes starts with our Foundation Courses all the way to Advance Level.

Foundation Courses

This is an introductory course, which gives a foundation of movement for students who have had little or no dance experience. In this course, you will learn the basics and the emphasis will be on the development of partnering skills, lead and follow, the basic principles of timing, as well as basic foot work and variations of simple turn patterns.

Level 2 (A,B,C)

Level 2 is a continuation for students who have completed Foundation course or those who have a good understanding of the basic patterns as well as, variations of simple turns and the principles of timing and partnering. In this level, we have  the focus will be on the continuing development of partnering skills, lead and follow, dance floor etiquette, a good understanding of timing, and the ability to execute simple sequences. New steps and turn patterns will be introduced and linked together to develop new combinations.

Level 3  (A,B,C)

Level 3 will refine and reinforce the principles and technique taught at the beginner levels. Emphasis will be on new and more challenging combinations to add to an already existing dance repertoire. Timing will constantly be reinforced which will help the student in their ability to combine various salsa combinations with ease.

Advanced

Levels 4/5/and 6 is for students who have completed Level 3 or those who have a solid understanding of Salsa. At this level, more intricate patterns, combinations as well as other styles such as cha cha cha, mambo, rumba, Mozambique, pilon etc. will be introduced with greater focus on speed, timing and co-ordination. Further development of partnering skills will be taught to make the lead delicate. The focus will be on teaching 'leaders' to have a clear concise lead with accuracy in timing while 'followers' become more receptive, resulting in smooth controlled movement.

Class Facts

  • Our 60-minute Group Classes give students a chance to learn new dance moves in an environment where you can practice your steps before hitting the dance floor.
  • We work on a rotation basis which means it’s not necessary to have a partner to learn any of the dances because we frequently rotate partners during each class.
  • Class sizes vary, but range 5 to 30 people. Group classes are identified by level.
  • Students will start in beginner level and gradually move up in levels once they are evaluated by an instructor.