My experience is about the influence of the African movemts in the latin sounds. My experience is a cultural understanding of the rhythm and movemts from the African roots. I introduce you to dance experience based on a cultural point of view. You will learn to enjoy Afro Latin dance in a whole new way. It is not a Zumba class! This dance class is designed to introduce you to the basic language and steps of the Afro-Diaspora culture dance. You will learn and enjoy the basic body moves needed to dance to the most popular music found in Latin America. “Dance is but a form of expression of our thoughts and feelings that uses the body as an instrument to the sounds of music” Warm up to African music. The joy of dance is above all an individual experience. Learn basic steps of Bachata, build according to the individual and/or group dynamics and move on to the Salsa beat. To spice up our accomplishments we will celebrate with socca and/or dancehall and to wrapp it up, we will do so with soothing reggae. Never sit down again while music is playing. We may participate in a a group but we need to connect to our soul first. Now lets dance like no-one is watching!
I was born in Costa Rica to Jamaican and Salvadoran parents. I studied dance at the Alvin Ailey School in New York. I have been a dancer ever since. I have learned (and practice) several other dances, styles including belly dancing, flamenco, and tango. Nevertheless, my African roots are my heart and soul—they run in my blood. It is my passion to teach what I love the most. I opened the doors of Salsa Brava Rasta Bar in its beachfront location in 1992. Ever since, I have devoted my efforts and time to preserve, enforce, and teach our cultural traditions through the arts of food, music, and dance.
The Salsa Brava Rasta Bar with it's unique ocean front location is the prime location of our classes. 100 Mts South of the" Lazymon Bar", In the center of Puerto Viejo.
This session is conducted barefoot and with comfortable clothing. In order to take place in this experience please ensure that you can perform one hour of intense workout.