Salsa Musicality

Musicality is the conversation a dancer has with the music when he dances. A good musical dancer is much more attuned to the music and thus able to express himself in better ways both from an aesthetic point of view and from the tight connection he feels while dancing it. The course will take you on a musical adventure with an underline theme for Cuban Salsa and music.

Musicality is one of the most fascinating topics to learn (or teach) for the simple reason that there is no direct technique to acquire – Musicality really is a sort of an abstract. For that reason, each workshop will approach musicality from a different angle in hope that it will inspire different thoughts about musicality. Some of the course’s workshops will be the traditional kind, focusing on a musical choreography, or theory of music with relation to dancing. Other workshops are of my own technique of teaching, showing other aspects of musicality and allow more interaction and exploration in order to achieve individual musicality.

The course

The course includes 7 lessons, each workshop is standalone. The whole course is giving access to musicality from different angles and aspects but you can feel free to drop into specific classes as well.

04.4.18 – Musical Choreography
11.4.18 – The variety of music and dances in Cuban Salsa
18.4.18 – Dancing on different rhythms – Alternative steps
25.4.18 – Music Theory for Salsa dancers
02.5.18 – Fitting a move to the music
09.5.18 – Body Movement and Musicality
16.5.18 – Building a musical choreography together

  • The workshops are subject to change.

The Details

Time: 7 Weekly meetings, Wednesdays 20:00-21:30, starting at the 04.4.18
Location: First Floor Studio – Prenzlauer Promenade 189, 13189 Berlin
Full Course Price:  95 Euro (until 18/3/18), 100 Euro (until 04/4/18)
Drop-ins Price: 15 Euro per lesson.
Promoter Discount: If you bring new students that have not registered for a La Candela full course before you are eligible for a discount.  2 new students  – 25% off, 3 new student – 50% off, 5 new students – free of charge.

  • The number of participants is limited, if you want to ensure your place please sign up in advance.
  • The course will open with a minimum of eight participants.

Also, you can check out the Facebook event for updates.

Who is it for?

Both men and women are welcome, no couples needed.  The minimum level of each workshop is different, but in general, the course intended for dancers that have full control of salsa dancing and seek more expression. The course is approaching musicality from Cuban salsa point of view, but dancer of other salsa styles could enjoy it as well.

Why is the course so long? / I cannot commit to all period

This particular course allows drop-ins. However, this is a concern I hear a lot in Berlin and I’d like to address it. As a teacher, it is important to me to see that my lessons have contributed to my students. One time workshops are not very effective, and for that reason, I highly encourage signing up for the whole course.

Sign up

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