Rumbanana Salsa Group offers four-week courses (beginner to advanced) in Cuban :Salsa (called Casino in Cuba) and a Cuban group dance caled Rueda de Casino. Classes are social and fun, and connect students to the greater Cuban Salsa, music-loving community.
Level 1: July 7-28, Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Level 2: July 7-28, Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Level 3: July 7-28, Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Level 4: July 8-29, Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Level 5: July 8-29, Wednesdays, 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Footwork and Movement: July 9-30, Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Practica - Casino and Rueda for Fun: July 9-30, Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Anyone 16 and older may take classes. No partner is necessary.
Class location: All classes are held at Impulse Bar & Grill - 1425 NW Monroe Ave. (second floor) in Corvallis.
Cost per four-week course: $40 per person
Refund policy: Our classes are non-refundable after the first week. To request a refund within the first week of classes, please contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Mike and Simona - Directors of Rumbanana
All classes are taught by Mike, in a format that is fun and social. Mike and Simona have studied and danced Casino (Cuban Salsa) and Rueda de Casino for close to two decades, and now teach and perform all over the world. Mike is the instructorof all the community and university classes in Corvallis, Oregon. Simona teaches workshops and helps the Casino community flourish in Portland, Oregon.
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Level 1 - Beginner
An introduction to Cuban Salsa (Casino) as well as the beginner motions of Rueda de Casino. Foundation motions include Guapea, Dile Que No, Vacilala and Enchunfla plus a ton of Rueda moves. No experience required ... meant for a total beginner in Cuban Salsa. Check out the curriculum.
Level 2 - Intermediate Beginner
Level 2 continues to build on the fundamentals of Cuban Salsa (Casino) by adding basic motions, such as Exhibela, Adios and Siete. Plus, the class includes more Rueda de Casino motions. Check out the curriculum.
Level 3 - Advanced Beginner
Level 3 rounds out our "fundamentals" courses, and includes the last set of fundamental motions for Cuban Salsa (Casino), such as Guancola and Ronde. It also adds more Rueda de Casino motions. The class focuses on building good rhythm and a solid foundation for couples' dancing. Check out the curriculum.
Level 4 - Intermediate
Level 4 polishes those fundamental motions of Cuban Salsa (Casino), and incorporates how dancers can develop good lead and follow techniques, Casino style and flavor, footwork and body motion, and attaining a higher level of skill in both rueda and couples dancing. Check out the curriculum.
Level 5 - Intermediate
Level 5 helps you better develop your Casino style and fine-tunes elements of social dancing, rhythm - especially for Timba - and adds more higher-level Rueda de Casino motions into the mix. Check out the curriculum.
The class is a 1 hour per week, 4-week class on movement for feet, arms, chest, hips, legs, and ears geared toward perfecting your skills with Casino. Class is open to all skills levels, but we recommend at least a year of experience with Casino.
Practica - Casino and Rueda for Fun
For those who have been past our level 5 class, we've introduced a new class focused on the entertainment aspects of dancing rueda and casino. Sure, we'll spend a little bit of time brushing up on your skills, but this class offers the rare opportunity to do a lot of dancing, mostly rueda. Less study...more entertainment.
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