Son Moderno

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 series includes 8 lessons, each lesson 90 minutes. There is no need to come with your own partner, we try to ensure the workshops have a matching amount of men and women. Please register in advance if you want to guarantee your place.

Son Moderno Demo by the creators of the dance style – Danger & Yunaisy

The Details

Time: 8 Weekly meetings, Mondays 21:00-22:30, starting at the 2.3.19, ending at the 27.4.19 (Excluding Easter’s Monday 13.4)
Location:  Dance School Academia Jangada – Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin

PriceLast Date
Early Bird 105 Euro8/2
Normal Price 120 Euro24/2
Last Minute 130 EuroCourse Starts

“Bring Your Friends” Discount: If you bring 2 new students – 25% off, 3 new students – 50% off, 5 new students – free of charge. Credit can apply for other La Candela activities. The new students should be new to La Candela activities.
Student Discount: 10% off. A valid student card should be shown.
Multiple Course: If you take more than one La Candela course in parallel you are eligible for a discount.

  • The course will open with a minimum of eight participants. In case it doesn’t open, a full refund will be given.
  • The course has a maximum of 20 students. It is often fully booked, so we don’t recommend registering last minute.
  • Cancellation Policy

Who is it for?

We start from scratch assuming you know nothing about Son or Son Moderno. However, Son tends to be more challenging than Salsa. Additionally, the pace will be slightly higher than a regular basics class as we assume some previous Couple dance experience, preferably Salsa (of any kind), but not a must.

Having a background in Traditional Son Cubano is not necessary. If you come with previous knowledge The course will deal also with some common elements and will provide you some practice. Additionally, you will Son Moderno specific elements & details that enhance your standard Son dance.

For previous Son Moderno students, the material will be largely new, focusing more on the montuno step, moving around and hopefully segeduias We are likely to repeat the timing exercise, and briefly the basics of the lateral step.

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)

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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.