Enjoy your friends' company while learning to dance salsa! Beginners with no dance experience encouraged, all levels welcomed. Arrive at my house to a warm welcome and light appetizers, and after intros, we'll get started with a beginner level salsa class (LA Style or NY Style, guest preference). No partner is required, and I'm trained to teach both leaders and followers their partner work. Guests will learn basic footwork and variations, beginner turn patterns with partners, and body movement/style techniques. Class duration is 90 minutes but can be modified according to your group's needs. Following the class, guests will have the opportunity to practice their new moves with me and each other, for an additional hour. Guests will be provided with photos and videos of their experience, as well as a demo video of the moves learned, in order to go home and practice! Start your salsa journey in this low-pressure, friendly, comfortable, fun environment and create memories with your friends/family. Check out this video of a recent class at a local venue (not my home studio): https://www.facebook.com/jaephillipsdancestudios/posts/2349734215133073?notif_id=1575314632928670¬if_t=story_reshare
A Native New Yorker, I've been dancing salsa for over 15 years, and dance both New York on2 style and LA style salsa. I've trained at top-notch studios in NY and Florida and I currently teach private lessons, hold special events and teach workshops with the award-winning Jae Phillips Dance Studio, and receive ongoing training through Jae Phillips' Instructor Training Program. With a career in organizing and advocacy, I'm an experienced event and party host, and am often described as the life of the party. My passion for music, movement, social connection and humor lends a uniquely encouraging and invigorating energy to my dance teaching style. I'm sure you and your group will learn something new, connect to music and each other, and have a blast!
My home is a short five-minute drive from Anna Maria Island, near Palma Sola Bay. With a large living room, open kitchen and screened lanai, guests will have ample space to socialize; the tiled floor throughout the home offers perfect dancing space. My studio is equipped with a 6' x 8' foot professional quality mirror.
Ballroom dance shoes, Tom's shoes, or socks.
The most important thing is to wear shoes that slide easily or socks--no rubber-soled shoes. I do have a small dog, who I can quarantine but be advised for those who have allergies. This will be a beginners' class, but please consult your physician before participating if you have health issues.
Private group salsa class and social