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Salsa dancing and music
KS3, KS4 and KS5

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Salsa is a lively dance music from Cuba, New York and Puerto Rico. It has many different styles and Spanish and African influences.

Students will learn about the history of salsa, styles and famous salsa singers from different moments in history. They also will learn how to dance basic steps individually and in pairs with a salsa dancer and the percussionist teacher will share his passion about salsa instruments like bongos, cajón, campana, shaker, güiro and clave.

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The group will do a small choreographed salsa dance and playing instruments.

Facilitators: Female and male salsa dancers.  Spanish/percussionist teacher, optional.

Please ask for bespoke activities adjust to Spanish GSCE, AS and A Level.

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Salsa Workshop and Show

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Testimonials

“Truly great dancers and teachers, they quickly engaged with the students, who loved them from minute 1.  Resources and presentation were really good, I love the fact the presentation combines the origins of salsa with latest salsa songs”.

Ruth Picado – Head of Spanish – Portland Place School – Year7 students.

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“Good and informative presentation about salsa dancing”
“Enthusiastic and exciting lesson with passionate and fun teachers”
“Percussionist teacher was very good at engaging everyone and getting us to participate”

Victoria Nova – Spanish Teacher – Latymer Uper School – Year10 Spanish students.

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“I’ve had great feedback from staff and students alike with many quoting the salsa sessions as the highlight of their day, I can assure you your services will be recommended to other schools  wanting to host an International/ Fun Day in the future. Lastly I’d just like to thank Nuria, Andres and yourself for cultivating and delivering an exceptional learning experience.

Shardae Malcom – Harris Academy Purley – Cuban Day – 180 year 12 ans 13 students

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Salsa Night

On Tuesday evening, it all went down for some serious salsa boogie as well as a hearty food menu with tropical details.

During the dinner, we had the chance to listen to a Latin singing performance with drums followed by a salsa show by Cuban dancers. Salsa movements originate from the “Cuban Son” dancing of the 1930s, which had an exuberant musical energy that makes people want to dance. By the end of the dinner, everyone could enjoy a class where the Cuban company “Canela Fina” showed us some tips to learn the basics of salsa. Suddenly, everyone in the dining hall was dancing to the infectious Latin beat. It was a great night marked by a Latin essence as well as some new dancing movements. Viva Cuba!

Sofía Lara de Elvira –Year 12 – Russell School – Salsa Show & Dinner