NOTE: Beginner levels (I and II) are on Wednesdays; Intermediate levels are on Tuesdays. See below. Intro:A common misunderstanding about Casino (Cuban-style dance) is that it is only done as a group (i.e., Rueda de Casino). In reality, many of the calls you learn in the Rueda can be led and followed in a partner setting, and you'll find yourself partner dancing 95% of the time at places where Casino-style dance is held. Obviously, the concepts you learn in either class will help you if you end up taking Rueda classes, as well! Among other things, you'll learn:-How to communicate with your partner as a lead and follow-The necessary footwork you need to know for all the foundation Casino turn patterns-The differences between Timba music and salsa music-Body isolation - adding "funk" to your Casino dance Beginner Level I: Wednesdays 7:30pmNo experience necessary. Beginner Level II: Wednesdays 8:30pm1-2 months of experience, and/or familiarity with the basic steps of Casino. You must know the footwork for Enchufla, Exhibe, and Dile Que No to thrive in this class. Intermediate [hidden] you been taking Rueda de Casino classes elsewhere, but feel unsure of yourself when dancing outside of a called circle? Having trouble leading or following your partner when Casino dancing socially? Have you been taking Rob's Beginner (and Beginner II) Partnering Classes, have the basics down, and are looking to make more progress? If either of the above apply to you, then you're ready for the Casino Partnering - Intermediate class! Learn the following Intermediate concepts:-Cleaning up the communication between lead and follow-Advanced Footwork (for both leads and follows)-Advanced Handwork (for both leads and follows)-Higher level concepts you can take with you to advanced Casino Classes -REQUIRED: Must know the footwork for Vacila and Pasaela to thrive in this class.-No partner necessary.-It's preferred you sign up and start from the beginning of the month.-This class is done in a monthly cycle. No drop-ins after the first week without the instructor's green light. Intermediate Level: Tuesdays 6:30pm
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The New Day Center for the Arts, 5516 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR
Join every Wednesday for our After Work dance social. All levels are welcome and it's open to the public! We will play a variety of music such as Salsa, ...
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