Class descriptions

Dance styles

 

Cuban Salsa 

Cuban Salsa (couples dance): On these classes, you will be teached in TRUE Cuban Salsa, like the one being danced in Cuba and teached on the National Dance School LA ENA. All classes begins with a light warm-up. You learn all the Cuban moves and turns, in relation to the level of the class. On the classes there will be worked with rythm understanding, where you will be better to follow the beat in the salsa music. We emphasize, that the man learns to lead, så the lady can lean back and let herself be lead.

Cuban Salsa and Rueda de Casino (couples dance): Is Cuban Salsa ballroom dance, which is danced in a circle, where you shift partner after each turn and figure. In Cuba EVERYONE dance rueda - both children, young, adults and elderly.

Salsa Moves (not ballroom): Is salsa on a line, where you stand in front of the mirror and do foodwork, which you afterwards can transfer to your ballrooms dance, if you want to. There will be, besides salsa, elements of mambo, cha cha cha, rumba and Afro-Cuban dances. It is fun, and everyone who can dance salsa or another form of dance can participate.

Other Cuban dances 

Afro-Cuban dance: ”Orichas” is one of the God dances, which is danced on Cuba. Each God has a characteristic which is reflected through the dances. The Goddess of Beauty’s dance is very graceful while the God of Strength’s dance is very powerful. It’s a bonus if you in advance can dance Salsa, because by dancing Rumba and Afro-Cuban dance you will get the idea where the roots come from.

Cha Cha Cha (ballroom): Is also a Cuban rhythm - and ballroom dance. It’s a part of what you in Cuba call a popular dance. It was developed in the 1950’s and is both danced and played musically a lot. Cha Cha Cha is fun but a bit difficult to dance.

Mambo (ballroom): is also a Cuban rhythm – and ballroom dance from the 1950’s. It’s danced in couples but is mostly a show dance, which is danced at the Cuban Cabaret sites. Later the dance was brought to the United States. Some places Salsa is called Mambo, but Mambo comes from Cuba and has nothing to do with Salsa.

Rumba: is a Cuban dance style, where the men challenge each other and the women, by showing of their smart dance moves. This is also used in other Cuban dance styles such as Salsa, where other elements from here are involved in the dance. The female movements are very graceful and sensual.

Rumba and Afro-Cuban : In this class, you will get a taste of Rumba and Afro-Cuban dancing. 

Son (ballroom): Son is the founder of Salsa. This is where it all began. Son has been traced all the way back to the 1940’s in Cuba, before it alongside Mambo came to the United States, where it was mixed with other dance styles – which we today know as Salsa. Son is a key element to get a musical understanding of Salsa. Son gives you the possibility to bring your entire body into the dance, so there is also a movement in the upper body when dancing and not just a lot of footwork. Dance should be a whole. In the Son dance, there is not as many twist as in Salsa but a lot of style.

Couple dances for singles and couples

Argentine Tango: Derives from Argentina. It is a very passion filled dance, where you dance very close and feel each other. It is also a very playful dance, which have many opportunities. It is very popular here in Denmark.

Bachata: Bachata stammer fra den Den Dominikanske Republik og er en meget sensuel og blød dans uden så mange svære drejninger. Her danser man lidt tæt og bruger musikken meget i dansen. Den er blevet meget populær herhjemme i de seneste år.  

Kizomba: Is a very popular ballroom dance, where it is the small and intimate movements it is about. The dance come from Africa and is developed further in Portugal

LA Style Salsa/Xbody: Is a salsa form, that is developed in Los Angeles, United States. It has become increasingly popular the last couple of years here in Denmark and in the rest of Europe. You dance in a line, and the turns are often very technical. It is recommended for beginners to begin with Cuban salsa, but for intermediate and advanced, the LA Style can be a fun challenge and a good alternative to the Cuban Salsa. 
 
Standard-Latin: On these classes, you will dance both dance from Standard and Latin, so you get the feeling of both. Both: Jive, Samba, Rumba, Cha cha cha, Waltz, Tango, Paso doble and others... 

Remember: You do not need a dance partner to join our ballrooms classes. All our classes is both for singles and couples. If you come with your own partner, you dance with him/her through the whole class. If you come by yourself, you get to dance each time with a different partner.

Latin

 
Afro Power Dance (for women): Is a dance class filled with power and energi! Through big, free movements, we dance African dance moves to African drums. Afro Power Dance is a training concept, where there will be trained cardio, strength and flexibility through choreographies, that will be build up through class. The class has high intensity and makes you sweat, but fills you at the same tiime with joy and relaxation.  

Brazilian Samba (for women): The dance is very fast and seducing, where it is about isolating the hips and move the legs fastly. Therefore the puls gets very high. The dance derrives from Brazil, and are danced all over the country and to the famous Carnival in Rio, and also in the Northern part Bahia. Samba from here and from Rio is not quite the same. The class will teach in both styles of Samba.

Brazilian Samba/Baile Funk (for women): The dance reminds a lot of Twerking, with the music as the obvious different. The music Baile Funk is danced to, is a mix of Miami Bas and Rap music. The dance has its roots depp in the Brazilian ghetto, and is extremely popular specially amongst the young people in Brazil. Now the dance is spreading to the rest of the world.
 
Cuban Moves/Reggaetón and Salsa Moves (for men and women): Is Salsa and Reggaetón for men and women, where you work with steps (footwork) and movements, which you later can transfer to your couples dancing, if you like. There is not so much choreography, but a lot of focus on the movements, and here you can enjoy, that both men and women can participate. 

Lady Styling Salsa (for women): On these classes it is the female movements, style, hips, attitude and shoulders, which are in focus. You can transfer a lot of these movements to couples dancing afterwards, or if you dance alone.

Lady Styling Salsa and Reggaetón Moves (for women): We mix Lady Styling Salsa og Reggaetón , so you can transfer all the movements to salsa couples dance. There will be teached in different choreographies with a lot of nice movements. We work with the feminine movements, style, hips, posture and shoulders. 

Lady Styling Salsa Showclass (for women): Is a mix of Salsa Lady Style Moves, Jazz ballet and elements of funk, which gets compounded in choreographies. The Cuban Carbaret style, which is a very sensual and feminine danse style will also be incorporated. All movements are danced with a liftet attitude. Here is the very open and outwardly energy crucial for the expression of the dance. 

LatinMix (for men and women): Is a dance program with good music and energy. It contains rhythms from Salsa, Cumbia, Reggaetón, Merengue, Afro and others. Latin Mix is fun - a type of training, which you will want to do every day, and at the same time have fun while you are dancing. It is filled with energy and high cardio training. It is like an aerobic workout. LatinMix is for everyone. No matter alge, physics a.o. You do not need to be a good dancer, or be in super shape to participate. It is about having fun!

Reggaetón (for women): Reggaetón is the most hot within Latin American dance and music. The dance contains a lot of nice and dirty moves - it is very funny and makes you sweat. The dance is not a couples dance, and therefore it has become so popular. Then you have an alternative, if you just want to dance and have fun alone or with your friends. We combine it with salsa, so you can use the movements in your couples dance. There will be teached in different choreographies with a lot of great moves. We work with the female movements, style, hips, attitude and shoulders.

Feminine

Burlesque (for women): Is a dirty, sensual, erotic and beautiful dance, which often is part of the chair dance. You have to like to challenge yourself og not be afraid to enjoy your body. The dance is for women, who dares. Burlesque was popular between the 1860's - 1940's, often in Cabarets, clubs and theatres, and had comic and striptease. The word derives from the Italian "burla", which means a joke. There will be maked fun and beautiful choreographies. You have to be 18 years old to participate in the class.

Classic Female (Burlesque & Bellydance) (for women): Two very feminine dances, which has existed a very long time in many cultures. Bellydance is said to be one of the oldest dance styles. Bellydance and burlesque is the perfect combination to develop your feminine side. You have to be 18 years old to participate in the class. 

Showdance (for women): Is a mix of a lot of dance styles, it contains elements from Jazz Ballet, and there will be a warm up with some dance techniques.

StripFitness (for women): Is inspired from the Erotic dance - it is steps and training in one, where you have to touch, sense and have fun with yourself and dance a little dirty. The music is fresh and happy with a good rhythm, that will make you want to move.
 
Twerk (for women): Is the new thing within booty shaking. Here all focus is on isolating parts of the buttocks. It is super fun, dirty, and gives a great firm ass and body sensation.
 
Waacking (for women): Is a development of "Vogue" - another 80's dance. It is very feminine movements, which are made quickly after each other, which can be transfered to other dance styles. There is a lot of elements from both Jazz Ballet and other dance styles. 
 

Oriental

Bellydance (for women): Is an oriental dance - a firmly anchored part of the Arabian culture, where the bellydance is danced of all women, no matter age or status. All kinds of dances made by women no matter in which part of the world, will be feminine and in some degree will be seen as sensual - it is therefore not only the bellydance. Bellydance derives from the Arabic peninsula, ancient Persia and North Africa.

Bellydance Fusion (for women): Is also a sensual dance style, only for women. Here you mix Bellydance and Funk movements together, so you get a more modern kind of dance.

Bollywood (for women): This dance style is the one you see in Indian movies and musicals, which now is a dance hit in both London, New York and here in Denmark. The dance is a mix of movements from as different dance styles as Indian classical dance, Bellydance and Show Dance.

Urban

Afro Beats (for women): Afro Beats is one of the most trendy dance styles in recent times. The style comes from West Africa, and is further developed from African dances like kuduro. The dance is among other things become famous due to its good mixture of the newer dance styles like House and Hip Hop along with traditional African dances. Afro Beat is an energetic dance where you can break a sweat.

Breakdance (for men and women): Breakdance is a street dance which originated from “Uprock” in the 1960’s New York. The trend started in the 1970s where among others DJ kool Herc invented to extend the original breaks in the music, with their own sounds and beats. It was in these breaks where you would dance. It was mostly poor street kids who would dance to make money. Often you compete in battles, where each break dancer or team take a turn on dancing. The battles can be decided by a judge or the crowd. Breakdance is a part of the Hip Hop culture.

Dancehall (for women): Derives from Jamaica and has won in over the whole world. There is being danced Dancehall like never before here in Denmark. It is a very sensual and sexy dance, which often is combined with steps and movements from funk and Hip Hop. It makes you sweat.

DanceMix (Hip, Hop, House, Dancehall, Waacking) (for women): Are fun classes, where everyone can join the steps. There will be worked so you besides getting to know some basic steps, also gets to sweat, as the tempo is high as you know it from the Fitness world. There will be danced both Dancehall, Twerk, House, Waacking/Vogue, Hip Hop and others dance styles. The class is combined of a couple of different music and dance genres, where there will be worked with technique and ongoing being build a choreography.
 
DanceMix (Reggaetón, Dancehall, Twerk) (for women): In these classes there will be mixed elements from the following dance styles: Dancehall, Reggaetón og Twerk, in fun and easy choreographies. There are focus on hip movements.
 
Girly Hip Hop (for women): The class is for young and adult women, which have dance before and would like to be challenged! You will receive teaching in order to sharpen your musicality, increase your step language and your performance skills, with the purpose of getting ready to perform. You will during the season be offered to participate in different shows and performances, through El Studio, in different venues! The dance style will take starting point in the feminine, where you will be introduced for sub genres like: Heel and Floor performance, Popcommercial, Ghetto Girly. With Urban/Commercial we mean, that there will be teached in different techniques, basics and freestyle from different Urban dance styles like Dancehall, Waacking and Vogue, as well as choreographies like the ones being used in the Commercial world. 
 
Hip Hop (for men and women): Is a class for those, who would like to try Hip Hop and other Urban dance styles. Both for men and women, girls and boys. There will be teached basics and techniques from the Urban dance styles like Hip Hop, House, Poppin and Locking. You will get trained your musicality and learn to freestyle, so you improve yourself to dance choreographies within sub genres like: Commercial Hip Hop, Gentleman/MJ style and ’Ghetto Male’ style. The class exist in two versions: All (Mondays), or Beginner/Intermediate (Wednesdays), where after challenges and ambitions will be accomodaded.  
 
Pop/Commercial (for women): The Pop Commercial style is inspired by the newest commercial music from MTV. It’s a dance style with choreography which its build after how you dance I music videos. There is a mix of elements from different dance styles alongside new trends and moves. The music can be everything from Pop/Rock to R&B and Hip Hop. You are guaranteed to get a high heart rate, sweat on your forehead and have a lot of fun.  
 
Ragga/Dancehall (for women): Here we mix with Ragga, which is the forerunner for all dancehall.
 

Streetdance (for men and women): Is dances that are a little funky and Hip Hop kind of. There is not so much technique, but mostly warm up and great choreographies.

Streetdance/Hip Hop Basis (for men and women): A fun and educational class for you who wants to learn to work on the basic steps and techniques within the Hip Hop style. The classes will contain different exercises, play and choreography. 
 

Classic

Afro Jazz (for women): An exotic and fun combination of the elegance and sensual elements of jazz alongside with the strength and intensity of the Afro-Latin roots. The mixture of both dance styles expresses itself in this class though the technique, dance and choreography to find and allow yourself to get carried away by the different sensations that makes these dances.

Ballroom Fitness (for men and women): Is a fun class, where there will be danced steps and movements from Standard-Latin. It is not couples dancing, but will be combined into little choreographies, where everyone can join.
 
Dance technique (for women): Is a class which is based on the technique, twists, balance and more from both Modern Ballet and Jazz. You will stretched out well in the beginning and the end of the class. If you want to achieve flexibility, then this is the class for you.  
 
Disco (for men and women): Is a bit of a fast dance style, which is only danced to disco music. It's fun and everyone can participate; both children and adults. 
 
Jazz Ballet (for women): Is a mixture af technique and choreografed at full speed. You combine the technique from Ballet with Funk Moves. It's a great workout, if you want to learn the technique in a fun way. 
 
Jazz and Modern (for women): In this technique class, the focus is on building a strong technical base of the individual dancer. There will be elements from Jazz, Modern, Ballet and Yoga, this will increase flexibility and strength in your body. The exercises should motivate the dancers to get to know their body better and thereby increase the awareness of center stability and weight placement. After an in-depth warm up, we will move across the studio and play with its possibilities. 
 
Modern (for women): This class challenges the technique behind the dance. The choreography will vary in speed and style, that way the dance will achieve a wider movement pattern. Movement quality and musicality are in focus and the dancers is encouraged to really dive into the material and find their own intention behind the movements. The choreography is always kept in a minimal of two weeks in a row so the dancers can grow with the material.  
 
RetroMix (for men and women): Is the joy og recognition. It is a class, where there will be danced to the best and greatest hits from the 60's, 70's and 80's. 

Dance for kids

Breakdance: Breakdance is mainly exercised by boys, as it can be a bit demanding. In this class there will be acrobatic positions and fun moves. Girls can participate as well, this class is for everyone.

Dance with Musical.ly: Be a part of making your own dance with the app Musical.ly. There will be teached with elements of both Hip Hop, Showdance and MTV dance. There will be small choreographies at the class. The choreographies will be filmed and uploaded to ElStudio's Musical.ly-profile, that the pupils eleverne kan bruge til inspiration. Download app her.
 
Dance (for kids and adults together): Is a fun class, where you can sweat and dance together to some of the music that are on the radio. 
 
Disco: Is a bit of a fast dance style, which is only danced to disco music. It's fun and everyone can participate.
 
Hip Hop / MGP dance: We dance to some of the popular songs from Danish MGP.
 
Hip Hop/ MGP dance / Creative dance: Is a mix of the dance styles. In this class the styles that will be taught will vary, depending on the instructor.  
 
Hip Hop / MTV: This class is for boys and girls, who love to dance! It's for everyone who has danced a little in the past and is ready to be challenged and maybe even perform during the season for various events and festivals. You have to be ready to get better and develop while having fun and supporting eachother as a team. You will learn to dance while listening to music from artists like Beyonce, Ciara, Fifth Harmony, Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, Timberlake, Chris Brown and more. 
 
Creative dance: Is a mix of modern dances. We suggest you go on YouTube.com, where you will find a lot of dancers and dance instructors dancing ths particular style.
 
MTV dance / Creative dance:  is a mix of the dance styles. In this class the styles that will be taught will vary, depending on the instructor.
 
Rhythmic dance: is a fun dance class where every child can be included. In ths class there will be dance games and movements to a lot of good music, which you will probably know in advance. The whole body will come into movement and before the class ends there will be a little relaxation exercise with your eyes closed and laying on your backs while you will be guided through a fantasy journey.

Rhythmic for kids: At this class we will mix dance, songs and song exercises. It should be fun for everyone to participate.

Rhythmic (for baby with an adult): Baby rythmic with focus on stimulating all of the child's motor senses through song, dance and close interaction with mom, dad or grandparents. There will be a lot of songs sung while the body is being challenged; both the child's and the adult's! Come and have a nice class with dancing, singing and laughing.

Yoga

Does not require the big introduction. In this class the focus is on breathing and stretching. The class will vary from time to time. Slowly we will build up our endurance so we can manage to stay in the positions in a longer period of time. It’s important that the exercisis are performed as correctly as possible and may be done with modifications. With this class you will achieve more balance between body and mind.

Vinyasa Yoga: Vinyasa yoga is a style which is characterized by linking one position to another while focusing on the transitions and combining breathing with movement. It’s also known as Yoga Flow for its quality of following the pattern and thus achieving, in addition to balance, optimal physical and mental performance. In its essence, it’s about training the mind to live in the now, through discipline of the body and breath control. It’s a dynamic class, which is ideal to raise your energy level in the morning.

Yoga for pregnant women: Yoga for pregnant women is a prebirth preparation for both your mind and body. It’s an effective and lovely exercise when you are pregnant. In this special time of your life, you get to connect your body and your baby, with the right movements and a basic preparation to a more natural and calm birth. By integrating the physical, emotional and hormonal changes that you experience in your body during this period. The exercises you do to remain strong and flexible combined with the meditation will do wonders for the process of your trimesters. The physical yoga stands will empower and smooth the body, prevent genes, increase blood circulation and your overall well-being.

Yoga for pregnant women is a combination of fun, connection, movement and exercises, so you will discover an effective communication with your baby and feel in harmony. With yoga for pregnant women you will discover your resources and the inner force that is present within you to support you during your pregnancy and child birth.

After Birth Yoga: Do yoga with others, who has just given birth as well. You will receive exercises which strengthens and rebuilds your body after giving birth. The class focus on posture, so you will learn to take care of your body after child birth and thereby prevent tension. You will receive rehabilitation of the pelvic floor, stretching exercises for the entire body and finally relaxation and resting positions. You will leave the class with tools, you can use in your everyday life, so you can take better care of yourself.

Pilates: is a workout form which mainly strengthens your belly and back, but you will train your arms, bottom and thighs. It’s intelligent exercises which gives you strength, freedom and energy. You will quickly realize that your body will feel a lot better after you start exercising pilates. After the first couple of classes, where there is a focus on getting the exercises done correctly, the workout will become more tough, so everyone can train to their max regardless of their level. This class is good for everyone.