Salsa Musicality – Theory of Music 101

In this class, we will give you a crash course into the structure of Salsa. We will focus on three topics:

  • The structure of a typical Salsa song and how it relates to us as dancers. (Have you ever wondered how to anticipate a break without even knowing the song?)
  • The typical instruments and their typical patterns in Salsa.
  • Constructing the understanding of what really is “The 1”, why we care for it, and some practical methods to find it more at ease.

We will give you the time to experience the relationship between the theory and the dance, but expect your ears to work harder than your feet in this class.

Who is it for?

No previous experience is technically needed beyond knowing the basic step of Salsa.

You will however be able to absorb the material better at a minimum of Beginner level finished. (6-10 classes)

The material however is not intended only for beginners. The class can also give great insight to experienced and advanced dancers as you come to understand the structure of the song which can potentially make you a more musically attuned dancer.

The Teacher

Ido Flaishon

Ido Flaishon

Ido is an avid Cuban Salsa and Folklore dancer. He started learning in Israel and continued his dancing education with Cuban teachers in Europe and Cuba. Ido has been teaching for over a decade and is known as a teacher with an eye for the details. He will provide you with a good technique while keeping it fun and casual. (more info here)


Thursday 24/11
15 Euro – Advanced Registration (up to 16/11)
20 Euro – Drop-in
Vivace Tanzstudio
Nollendorfstrasse 11, 10777 Berlin

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To sign up or for any question, You can contact us through email or via phone 01763-444-9686