What's My Level? Syllabus Videos

STRUCTURED SYLLABUS FOR SOLID FOUNDATION
Tip: For additional practice, we recommend that you take our series along with our ONGOING PRACTICE CLASSES

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Step 1: ABSOLUTE BEGINNER SALSA 4-WEEK SERIES

These 4-week series are for people with no prior experience in salsa dancing. This is where you learn the crucial fundamentals that you will build on as you go further. Be sure to consult with your instructor to make sure you are ready to move on to the next level. 

Week 1: Absolute Beginner Salsa

During Week 1 we study foundations of lead & follow, Musicality & Rhythm & Basic step.

Week 2: Absolute Beginner Salsa

During Week 2 we study right hand turn follow, Right hand turn lead (underarm).

Week 3: Absolute Beginner Salsa

During Week 3 we study the all mighty Cross Body lead (CBL).

Week 4: Absolute Beginner Salsa

During Week 4 we review what we've learned in previous weeks.

Step 2: BEGINNER 1 SALSA 4-WEEK SERIES

Now that you have learned the important fundamentals, you will be building on and continuing to learn other important moves and footwork that lay in the foundation of more advanced move to come. Be sure to consult with your instructor to make sure you are ready to move on to the next level. 

Week 1: Beginner 1 Salsa

During Week 1 we study Outside Cross Body Lead (CBL) and the Suzie Q.

Week 2: Beginner 1 Salsa

During Week 2 we study Broken Left Turn (BLT) with hair comb/drape.

Week 3: Beginner 1 Salsa

During Week 3 we study Hammerlock with Enchufla (Back Break). Footwork: crossover.

Week 4: Beginner 1 Salsa

During Week 4 we review and give you styling tips, right turn variations and practice patterns.

Step 3: BEGINNER 2 SALSA 4-WEEK SERIES

In this series we continue learning more crucial beginner moves that you absolutely must know.  Be sure to consult with your instructor to make sure you are ready to move on to the next level. 

Week 1: Beginner 2 Salsa

Footwork: Forward Slide/Backward Slide. Partner work: Enchufla Double.

Week 2: Beginner 2 Salsa

Now we start looking into back breaks: Single Hand Copa, Double Hand Copa.

Week 3: Beginner 2 Salsa

Cross Body Lead (CBL) With Hand Toss. Footwork: Double Suzie Q.

Week 4: Beginner 2 Salsa

Review, Styling tips, Right Turn Variations, Practice patterns.

Step 4: INTERMEDIATE 1 SALSA 4-WEEK SERIES

Welcome to Intermediate! Before you sign up for this level make sure you are absolutely comfortable with the fundamental moves that we teach in Beginner Level. Be sure to consult with your instructor to make sure you are ready to move on to the next level. 

Week 1: Intermediate 1 Salsa

Double Cross Over. Partner work: Shoulder Check with single and double hand lead.

Week 2: Intermediate 1 Salsa

Partner work: The Wrap. Right Turn behind the lead's back.

Week 3: Intermediate 1 Salsa

Cross Body Lead (CBL) with Hammerlock. Outside CBL with double turn for follower.

Week 4: Intermediate 1 Salsa

Review, Styling, Practice patterns. Reminder to check with your teacher before you move on.

Step 5: INTERMEDIATE 2 SALSA 4-WEEK SERIES

This is it! You have made it that far! Remember, you can never get enough practice. To be a true intermediate, you have to be a very solid beginner. Be sure you are absolutely comfortable with everything else we've learned so far. Take as many ongoing/practice classes as you can.

Week 1: Intermediate 2 Salsa

Footwork: Grape Vine. Partnering: Drop Catch + Windmill combo.

Week 2: Intermediate 2 Salsa

Now we build on what we know: 180 Cross Body Lead, Simple Dip, Titanic.

Week 3: Intermediate 2 Salsa

Make sure you work on core strength! Intro to double turns and application during partnering.

Week 4: Intermediate 2 Salsa

Review, Styling, Practice patterns. We are not providing a video here because your instructor will teach his or her own variation implementing a lot of what you have learned throughout the levels. WHAT'S NEXT? You can never get enough practice. Be sure to continue taking our Ongoing Practice Classes, attend our Social Dance Events and go out dancing. READY TO PERFORM? Talk to us and we'll tell you how to join one of our performance teams.

The Salsa With Silvia Dance Studio offers salsa and bachata classes for adults at all levels. Our classes are fun and really well structured so you are guaranteed to learn at a gradual pace while having fun and meeting new friends.

Tip 1: It's always good to drill the basics before you jump levels! Even if you have some experience, it's always best to get a solid foundation first!

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DETERMINE YOUR LEVEL

Explore our syllabus videos (What's my level?) and try to match your level by how comfortable you feel with the moves. If you have never done structured dance classes, we strongly suggest starting with our 4-Weeks Absolute Beginner Series.

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BUY THE PACKAGE THAT FITS YOUR SCHEDULE

If you want to try us out, start with a First Time Drop-in. Our 4-week salsa & bachata series work well with our 4-week package. Get our 10 pack or unlimited if you want to get more practice and become a good dancer!

FOLLOW THE SYLLABUS & CONSULT BEFORE YOU MOVE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Each level is broken down into a 4-week series that covers the most fundamental moves that need to be studied in that level. Be sure to go through each level for best results! Before you move up, be sure to ask your instructors if you are ready.

TAKE OUR SERIES + OUR ONGOING CLASSES

For best results, we recommend that after you complete the Absolute Beginner Salsa Series and move on to Beginner Level 1, you combine the series with our ongoing practice classes for more patterns, moves, styling & drills.

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