Teach in La Candela

Are you interested in Salsa teaching? Are you already an experienced Salsa teacher? Let us know

La Candela is a small school by choice – and we work only with dancers/teachers who have a strong mix of skill, knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm for Salsa Cubana and Cuban dances.

We do not require previous teaching experience – We have one of the best teacher training programs to offer potential future teachers.

Teaching Program

La Candela’s teachers are known for their high didactical skills, and it’s not by chance – we have a high appreciation for the teaching profession. For us, the road from being a great dancer to teaching is not immediate and requires a process of learning and mentoring.

The essential parts of the training include:
  • Teaching methodology.
  • La Candela’s methodology and program for Salsa teaching.
  • Teaching practice and a continuous improvement cycle through highly detailed feedback.
  • Training to improve your dance skills along with both your leading and following skills.
  • Full support and mentoring throughout your teaching career in La Candela.

Indications you are ready to teach

Below are indications you might be ready to be a teacher in La Candela. These are not strict requirements, everyone can have strengths and weak points, and we can help you develop and become a great teacher.

  • You have at least 5 years of experience dancing Salsa.
  • You have taken classes constantly for at least two years.
  • You have Master level skills in Salsa dancing in your predominant role and have at least some experience with the other role.
  • When you dance you dance with your entire body (not just lead/follow), you try to relate to the music and incorporate different influences into your dance.
  • You are curious about Cuban culture, Cuban dances, and Dance theory in general.
  • You are familiar with at least two of the following dances: Rumba, Son, Orishas, Reggaeton, Contemporary dance, Ballet, or Hip-Hop.
  • You never stop honing your skills: You still take classes, and you often look for opportunities to learn. Common examples: Festival workshops, Workshops or dance programs with highly skilled teachers, advanced training in Cuba)
  • You possess some of the virtues that benefit teachers in La Candela: Charisma, Friendliness, empathy, an Analytical approach to explanations, and verbose clear, and concise speech. We also appreciate working with like-minded, down-to-earth people, who like to have fun and are no-drama lamas.
  • Previous teaching experience is a bonus but not mandatory. If you do have the experience, a willingness to learn and adapt to our teaching methodology and Salsa teaching methodology is important. (We are also happy to learn from your experiences and maybe adapt our teaching style but our methodology has 25+ years of experience work behind it.)

Why teach in La Candela

  • You will receive all the support and access to teachers with a lot of experience in the field. They can mentor you, answer all your wonders, and support you on the path to becoming a great teacher.
  • Our teachers are deep into Salsa Cubana – it’s a nice environment to be in, share the passion, and grow. Our students tend also to be very open-minded and we raise them to be curious about Salsa Cubana and its the scene. It’s amazing to teach those that are interested and thirsty for more.
  • Our school’s aim is for excellence in various ways – you’ll be pushed to give your best and strive for excellence yourself.
  • We are a down-to-earth bunch, drama-free, open, and love to share our passions. That’s very much up to you, but if you like this kind of environment – this is a good place for you to be.
  • You can be as integral part of the school as you’d like. We are always open to new ideas and you’ll have the opportunity to shape the school if you are interested in that.

The Mentor

Ido Flaishon

Ido Flaishon

Ido is the head of La Candela. He has been teaching Salsa and Cuban dances for over a decade and was certified to teach by Latingate school in Israel. Ido never stopped to hone his skills in both dance and teaching methodologies throughout the years. He is the head of the Salsayo project and the writer of Teaching methodologies for Latin dance teachers. Ido has vast experience within the Cuban dancing scene and a depth of knowledge for the dance that is ready to be shared.

As a mentor Ido is committed to details and continuous feedback-improvement mentoring. He loves to pass his passion and dedication to higher forms of dance to the future generation of dancers and teachers.

More on Ido

I am an experienced teacher and just want to join the school

We are honored that you chose to teach with us, please contact us and we can talk about how we can cooperate.

Please note that depending on your past experience we might still require you to go through parts or all of our mentoring system.

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