BALLET HISPÁNICO Offers Adult Classes in Caribbean Flow, Afro-Latin Jazz Fusion, and Salsa
Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, announces the Fall 2017 Adult Class Schedule, with classes in Caribbean Flow, Afro-Latin Jazz Fusion, and Salsa. Celebrating over 45 years of dance and culture, the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance is a leading center of excellence in dance education located at 167 W. 89th Street, NYC.
During Hispanic Heritage Month, participants may take one class and bring a friend for free until October 15, 2017.
Caribbean Flow with Dana Manno
Mondays at 7:15 pm, Teens & Adults, open to ages 15 and up
Dana's high-energy style transports dancers of all levels straight to the islands of the Caribbean in this fun and lively class. Each session fuses dance styles of Salsa, Rhumba, Soca, Merengue, and more. Get strong, get loose, and learn some cultural history while you move! All levels welcome.
Afro-Latin Jazz Fusion with Sekou McMiller
Wednesdays at 7:15 pm, Adults ages 18 and up
At the forefront of a new movement in the Latin dance world, Sekou's unique and exciting style of Afro-Latin Jazz Fusion introduces Latin rhythms and techniques deeply rooted in the Caribbean (salsa/mambo, cha-cha-cha, rumba) while blending with urban dance, modern, jazz, and contemporary styles. Structurally derived from traditional ballet/jazz classes and Pilates practices, Sekou's warm-up guides students through breathing and fluid movement exercises that strengthen technique, musicality, and flexibility, while breaking down the intricacies of Latin dance rhythms and movements, and emphasizing attitude. The across-the-floor combinations get dancers moving with turns and jumps using authentic Latin moves and promoting spatial awareness, power, and presence. Class choreography includes movements fused with mainstream styles from urban to contemporary dance. Always explosive and theatrical in nature, these smooth combinations are a marriage of rhythm and technique! All levels welcome.
Adult Salsa 1 with Yvonne Gutierrez
Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Adults ages 18 and up
Learn fundamentals to the rhythmic movement, partnering, and turn sequences that make up the popular New York On2 salsa style. This class walks students through the basics of the form before building on styling techniques that will improve your prowess on the dance floor! Beginner to Advanced Beginner.
To register, or for more information, visit https://www.ballethispanico.org/classes/adult
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