Rumbanana Salsa Group - Cuban Casino Salsa Team in Corvallis, Oregon.

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Levels 1 - 5 Curriculum

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Level 1

Week 1
  • *Basic (Guapea)
  • *Dile Que No
  • Dame Una, Dame La Loca
  • Echeverria, Un Fly, Toca la Cabeza (Rodilla, Culo, etc), Bing Bong, Besame
  • Concept:   Building and being a part of a big, fun social dance community

Week 2 ​
  • *Enchufla
  • Damela Por Las Manos
  • Principe Bueno, Princesa Mala
  • Concept:  Supporting the bar by buying drinks and food makes it possible to do our classes and parties

Week 3
  • * Vacilala
  • Un Fly Fiesta
  • Focus on rhythm
  • Concept:  Using the core motions in couples dancing​

Week 4
  • *Exhibela
  • Enchunfla con Reina, con Clave, con el Medico
  • Couples dancing practice
  • Concept:  Supporting and appreciating the music and musicians
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Level 3

Week 1
  • Setenta
  • Review of Level 2
  • Concept:  Leading by example - how to make your community more fun and social

Week 2
​           * Ronde
           Kentucky
           Dame Abajo and Arriba
           Footwork for slightly less simple turn

Week 3
  • ​* Guancola
  • Siete con Coca Cola
  • Concept:  Using your new motions in couples dancing

Week 4
  • Cuban Son: a brief intro to the music, rhythm and footwork of the roots of Salsa
  • El Dedo
  • Body Motion - Give it flava!
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Level 2 

Week 1
  • * Siete
  • Enchunfla P'Arriba
  • Dame Dos
  • Movement in and out of the rueda - make it 3-D
  • Basic arm motions for dancing Casino

Week 2
  • ​* Adios
  • Adios con Hermana
  • Tumba Francesa
  • Body Motion: Developing Loosenessiocity and intro to hip and chest isolations
  • Cuban Rumba: A brief Intro to guaguanco

Week 3
  • * Al Medio, P'Abajo
  • Saca Agua del Pozo, Arriba, Abajo
  • Pelota con 2, 4, Loca
  • Footwork for simple turns​
  • Concept:  Spreading the word: help the community grow by letting others know

Week 4
  • * Sombrero (con Mambo, con Patada)
  • Ocho
  • Pelota
  • Body Motion: body isolation 
  • Concept:  Continuous motion - one motion after another after another...
Level 4

Week 1
  • ​Review of Level 3
  • Siete Moderno or Ochenta
  • Montana
  • Rhythm - why it matters

Week 2
  • ​Sombero por Debajo or Setenta Complicado
  • Vacilala con Bum Bum Ba
  • Body Motion - Dance with fire ... figuratively

Week 3
  • Besito or Enroscate
  • Paseala
  • Dame con Azucar
  • Cuban Son - a little more about the roots of Timba and Casino

Week 4
  • Juana la Cubana or Sombrero Doble
  • Vacilala con Paseo
  • Body Motion: What to do with those arms

Level 5

Week 1
  • Arm motion drills
  • Caracol con Mambo or Avioneta

Week 2
  • Leg power drills
  • Siete Loco or Ponle Sabor

Week 3
  • Body isolation
  • Huracan or Consorte

Week 4 
  • Musicality
  • La Cuadra or Montana Doble