You need no dance experience to participate in our salsa holidays.
The following descriptions about level are for choosing the right classes for our camps.
(We no longer offer beginner level at the camp. We recommend joining Salsa classes at our dance school in Copenhagen in stead)
Improver: Is for those, who have danced between 6 months to 1 year.
Intermediate 1: Is for those, who have danced approx. 1 to 2 years.
Intermediate 2: Is for those, who have danced approx. 2 to 3 years.
Advanced 1: Is for those, who have danced approx. 3 - 4 years.
Advanced 2: Is for those, who have danced approx. 4 - 5 years.
Very advanced: Is for those, who have danced for more than 5 years.
Masterclass: Is for those, who have danced for more than 5 years and have tried masterclass before.
If you're not sure about the level, you are welcome to contact us
Besides the Cuban Salsa in all its facets, we are going to dance a little of these dance styles (you choose which you would like to take): Show Salsa/ Lady Style for women, Salsa Men Style, Bachata, Reggaetón, Son, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba and Afro-Cuban dances.
Son: Is the rootstock in salsa. This is where it all comes from. Son, where danced all back in the 1940's in Cuba, before it together with mambo, came to the U.S., where it became mixed with other dance styles - and became what we today know as salsa. It is an important element to get the right musical appreciation of salsa. Besides it gives the opportunity to get the whole body with, so there is movement in the upper body when you dance and not only a lot of footwork. Dance should be a whole. In the son dance, there are not so many turns as in salsa, but a lot of styling.
Cha Cha Cha: Is also a Cuban rhythm- and couples dance. It is a part of, what you in Cuba call popular dances. It was developed in the 1950s and it is danced and played a lot still today. It is fun and a little difficult to learn.
Lady Style / Men Style: Here you work with the movements, that is used in the couples dance when you stand in front of each other and improvise, and in the couples dance, when you turn and end the turns.
Show salsa: The Cuban Carbaret style is a very sensual and feminin dance style. All the movements are danced with a liftet posture. There is an interaction between creating movements with soft hips and shoulders. Here it is the very open and outward energy that is paramount for the expression of the dance. Show salsa is a mix og salsa, samba, jazz and elements of funk, which are combined in choreographies.
Reggaetón: Is the latino worlds answer to Hip Hop, but more soft. Here it is the hips and shoulders, that are in focus. There are shaked a lot. It is super hot, and gives sweat on the forehead. Both women and men dance this dance.
Bachata: Are couples dance, that does not come from Cuba, but from the Dominican Republic. There are teached in this dance, at the salsa camp. People love this dance. It is a very close and intimate dance, and the turns are not so difficult. Here there is a focus on the footwork, and the sensuality in the dance.
Rumba contains three dance styles:
Guaguancó: Is a couples dance, where you do not touch each other, but you play up to each other. The movements can be translated to salsa, so the dance will get softer for the women, and sharper for the men. Here the men has to "vacuna" the ladies.
Yambu: You play up to each other, but without the vacuna. Here the music is also slower.
Columbia: Is a male dance style within rumba, where the men play up to each other, by showing smart dance steps and movements. These are used in other Cuban dances, as in salsa, where elements from here are involved in the dance.
Afro-Cuban dances: Orichas are the god dances, that are danced in Cuba. Every god has a characteristic, which is reflected through the dances. The Beauty goddess dance is very graceful and the Strength god powerful. It is good, if you already dance salsa, both to learn to dance the rumba and Afro-Cuban, so you get a better understandment of where the roots come from.