Son Moderno Refresher Bootcamp

Berlin’s regulations finally allow us to give couple classes for fixed partners. We know it’s been a while, and we want to get back to teach from we have left things. So in order to get you all up to speed, we are now offering two Salsa boot camps.

All are welcome, it can even be a great quick entry for you if you want to jump on the Son Moderno train and join our course that will restart in September. Keep in mind that Son Moderno usually requires some experience in couple dances, and since it’s a Bootcamp we will go through the material faster than we usually do, so we don’t recommend inexperienced dancers to join the Bootcamp.

We will also give you some time to practice as we are aware that social dance is currently severely limited.

Son Moderno Bootcamp

In this bootcamp we will go through the elements that we have learnt so far in the Son Moderno Course, and give you some time to practice and remember everything.

If we have extra time and then we could also teach you the Lateral version of the moves. Some of you might know it from a previous course, but for the rest of you it will be new material that we did not intend to teach in the current course.

  • According to regulations, the class will be given to fixed partners.
  • If you don’t have a partner, let us know and we will try to arrange a partner for you.

The Dance

Son Cubano is traditional couple dance that evolved in Cuba during the 50’s. It was the main form of dance that Salsa has evolved from, yet Son tends to keep focus on Elegence in its movement and leading.

Son Moderno is an evolution of the traditional Son through the structural integration of elements of different dances. It is a modernization, a transformation of the Son to the modern times. The basic structure and the roots of the Son are kept intact, but elements are added. Also important is that in Son Moderno we aspire to see leading and following as 50:50 interaction between man and woman and we have a focus on effective leading and following. It provides new dynamics that correspond also to the evolution of the music itself.

The Teachers

Ido & Maria are certified Son Moderno teachers. They have studied the dance and the teaching methodologies directly from the creators of the dance style – Danger & Yunaisy. They have also focused and taught Son Cubano in the last years on and they bring you their own personal experience & knowledge to the table.

Ido – Your teacher will be Ido Flaishon, originally from Israel, where he was teaching Cuban Salsa for about 6 years as a senior teacher. Ido himself is an avid Cuban Salsa and Folklore. He started learning in Israel and continued his dancing educations with Cuban teachers in Europe and Cuba itself. Ido is an experienced highly technical teacher that will provide you with a good technique while still keeping the atmosphere fun and easy. (more info here)

Maria – Maria started studying Cuban Salsa in 2005 passing from different schools in northern Italy and since then she never stopped dancing. For several years she took part in competitions of a regional and national level and she performed in shows as a member of the New Style Dance Rueda group. Over the years she went on investing in her big passion for attending a number of international dance Festivals. (more info here)


Mondays 10/8 + 17/8
10 Euro for La Candela’s Son Moderno Students
20 Euro for new students
Academia Jangada
Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin
  • Because of the regulation we have to be stricter with cancellations and can’t offer any refunds.
  • We do have a limit number of participants so please register sooner rather than later to ensure your spot.

Sign up

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

In Salsa we have two roles: a leader and a follower. Typically men choose to be leaders, and ladies choose to be followers. That said you may choose whichever role you wish to learn.
* COVID-19 Regulations dictate that each class will be given with fixed partners. If you don't have a partner that registers with you we will try to match you with another single dancer. You may switch couple in different classes if a partner is available.