Mambo Dinamico’s Syllabus

Level I Salsa – Beginner (1st class)

Tuesdays 7 – 9 pm

  • Steps or Footwork: Basic Step, Side Step, Back Step, Front Step
  • Partnerwork: Frame, Extension, Back Rock, Front Rock

Level II Salsa – Beginner Intermediate (4 classes)

Tuesdays 7 – 9 pm

Class #1

Left Turn, Half Left, CBL (cross body lead), Leading and Following of Left Turn and CBL w/ Left Turn

Class #2

Right Turn, Half Left, CBL, Leading and Following of Right Turn and CBL w/ Right Turn

Class #3

Left Turn, Half Right, Counter CBL, Leading and Following of Left Turn and Counter CBL w/ Left Turn

Class #4

Right Turn, Half Right, Counter CBL, Leading and Following of Right Turn and CBL w/ Right Turn

Level III Salsa – Advanced Beginner (6 classes)

Mondays 7:30-9:30pm

Class #1

  • Turns/spins – Back Hook, Right Side Turn
  • Shines – Suzy Q, Uptown-Downtown
  • Partnerwork – Right Turn w/ Back Hook, CBL (cross body lead) w/ Back Hook

Class#2

  • Turns/spins – Front Hook, Left Side Turn
  • Shines – Mambo Walk, Grapevine
  • Partnerwork – Right Turn w/ Front Hook, CBL w/ Front Hook

Class #3

  • Turns/spins – Left and Right Side Turns
  • Shines – Two Corners, Front Double Cross
  • Partnerwork – In and Out, Counter CBL with Double Left Turn

Class #4

  • Turns/Spins – Back Hook, Double Back Hook Turn
  • Shines – Front Flare, Slave
  • Partnerwork – Left Turn w/ Back Hook, Sweep

Class #5

  • Turns/Spins – Front Hook, Double Front Hook
  • Shines – Hook Step, Cuban Side Charge
  • Partnerwork – Left Turn w/ Front Hook

Class #6

  • Turns/Spins – Prep for Double Right Turn
  • Shines – Front Slide, Front Cross Over
  • Partnerwork – Prep for Double Turn, In and Out

Level IV Salsa – Intermediate Class

Saturdays 1:00-2:30pm

The material covered during this level is to enhance and compliment all the material previously learned and can be taken as many times as desired.

Class #1: Musicality (Open for Level 3 Dancers)

  • Learn how to understand to move with the music and different syncopations of Latin Music.
  • Partnerwork – Learn how to match breaks and melodies while connected with a partner.

Class #2: Pachanga

  • Get the flavor of this style and how to have fun with this contagious rhythm.
  • Partnerwork – We will work on your wrap-arounds combinations and how to execute them with style.

Class #3: Boogaloo

  • Catch the groovy swing of this psychedelic dance from the 70’s.
  • Partnerwork – We will work on your preps for double and triple turns.

Class #4: Latin Jazz

  • Learn how to use the full length of your extremities to create artistic lines.
  • Partnerwork – We will work on how to utilize the space to create quick exchanges of placements with your partner.

Class #5: Mambo

  • Footwork – Learn to execute fast footwork with precision.
  • Partnerwork – We will work on hand-tosses, illusions, hair-combs and hand tricks.

Class #6: Afro-Cuban Movement

  • Learn how to use the full range of motion of your body to interpret the music beats.
  • Partnerwork – We will work on flow and how to tie moves together with ease.

Class #7: Cha-cha (Open for Level 3 Dancers)

  • Footwork – Learn proper execution of figure 8 movements and sharp feet.
  • Partnerwork – We will work on proper connection on open leads to communicate with your partner.

Class #8: Mambo

  • Footwork – Learn to execute fast footwork with precision.
  • Partnerwork – We will work on hand-tosses, illusions, hair-combs and hand tricks.