"I left salsa in the worst mood", said no one, EVER.

SALSA CLASSES COPENHAGEN

Salsa is happiness, passion, and swinging rhythms. Get ready to sway your hips! Choose the training team that fits you best: age doesn’t matter, just a desire to learn and be part of a vibrant dancing family. No partner needed, just come as you are, or with a friend or two!

ABOUT SALSA: history and styles

Salsa as we know it today originates from a mix of Caribbean rhythms and dances, mostly from Cuba and Puerto Rico, with roots in the Afro-Cuban rhythms. Music genres such as Son, Cha Cha Cha and Mambo came to USA from Latin America in the 1960’s and 70’s, and the term Salsa was born when those styles met American Jazz and Blues.
In the 1980’s professional teaching methods was developed, salsa dancing combinations and figures became standardized, and salsa began to be taught at dance schools. From here the development has progressed into new ways of interpreting both the music and the dance.
Today Salsa dancing can be dIvided into several styles: Cuban Salsa (also known as “Casino” in Cuba), LA-Style (“On 1”), NYStyle (“On 2”), Colombian Salsa etc. The first three are the most popular styles in Copenhagen, with Cuban salsa having the largest group of active dancers. Cuban salsa is danced around each other in a circular motion and can also be danced with many people together in a circle, commonly known as a Rueda (which means “wheel” in Spanish). LA- and NY-style is danced strictly on a line.
No matter which style you choose to learn, one the greatest experiences of salsa dancing is to be able to dance with everyone, so therefore we recommend learning different styles. At CSA we teach mainly Cuban Salsa and L.A. style, with a fusion of techniques and elements from all other salsa styles.

 SALSA PARTNERWORK


CUBAN SALSA
LEVEL 1  |  beginner 

Never tried Cuban Salsa before or would you like to review the basics? Then this class is for you!

CLASS INFO

We are dancing in a easy-to-follow tempo and we will guide you through each move step-by-step in our stress-free & friendly learning environment! No partner needed and no previous experience in salsa or other dance is required, only a desire to learn and having fun!

IN THESE CLASSES YOU WILL LEARN:
✧ The basics calls of cuban salsa.
✧ Fundamental partnering techniques and roles.
✧ Understanding of salsa timing and rhythm, as well as posture, turns and more.
✧ The salsa basic steps and turns.

WHERE TO NEXT?
Take the level 1 class more than once, and work on details with your basics. If you can lead/follow the moves taught in this class with ease and good technique, you are ready for the level 2 class! Many also take both levels 1 and 2, to get more repetition while learning something new. Try also social dancing: it is a great learning experience and lots of fun!

LEVEL 1  |  beginner youth class 15-29

Get started with latin dancing in a friendly environment with other young dancers. Note: special price for young adults!

CLASS INFO

Are you dreaming of becoming a skilled dancer, or do you simply want to try salsa? We are dancing in a easy-to-follow tempo and we will guide you through each move step-by-step in our stress-free & friendly learning environment! No partner needed and no previous experience in salsa or other dance is required, only a desire to learn and having fun!

IN THESE CLASSES YOU WILL LEARN:
✧ The basics calls of cuban salsa.
✧ Fundamental partnering techniques and roles.
✧ Understanding of salsa timing and rhythm, as well as posture, turns and more.
✧ The salsa basic steps and turns.

WHERE TO NEXT?
Take the level 1 class more than once, and work on details with your basics. If you can lead/follow the moves taught in this class with ease and good technique, you are ready for the level 2 class! Many also take both levels 1 and 2, to get more repetition while learning something new. Try also social dancing: it is a great learning experience and lots of fun!

LEVEL 2  |  improver

Go into more depth with basic salsa combinations and footwork, and improve body movement & technique.

CLASS INFO

ATTEND THESE CLASSES, IF YOU:
✓  Are familiar with: Dile Que No, Enchufla, Dame Una, Vuelta (particularly for leaders).
✓  Understand salsa timing and basics.
✓  Salsa dancing experience: min. 2 months. You have completed at least one beginner’s course, and/or dance at social parties.

IN THESE CLASSES YOU WILL LEARN:
✧ All the most common combinations and calls in Cuban Salsa.
✧ Basic footwork and body movement.
✧ Musicality and leading/following techniques.

HOW LONG SHOULD I STAY IN THIS LEVEL?
We recommend to move on to level 3 only if you master the combinations and leading techniques from this course: they are the base for everything you will learn in the higher levels. Feel free to take this course 2 or more times. If you are unsure, ask your teachers or contact us.

 

LEVEL 3  |  intermediate

Further develop your salsa dancing and learn more intricate Cuban salsa combinations and footwork.

CLASS INFO

ATTEND THESE CLASSES, IF YOU:
✓ Are familiar with: Setenta, Sombrero, Vacilala, and other basic combinations (particularly for leaders).
✓ Have no problems with correct timing and leading/following basics when dancing.
✓ Salsa dancing experience: min. 4 months, ideally 6 to 12 months. You have completed at least one level 2 course, and/or dance regularly at social parties.

IN THESE CLASSES YOU WILL LEARN:
✧ More advanced combinations and footwork.
✧ How to create a good connection with a partner.
✧ How to add styling and shines to help you becoming more confident on the social dance floor.

HOW LONG SHOULD I STAY IN THIS LEVEL?
We recommend taking level 3 more than once (most of the combinations/footwork change every season). Many dancers can be in this course for 6 months while improving. Don’t move to level 4 unless you really are ready for it, since it is a more challenging class. If you are unsure, ask your teachers or contact us.
Check out these classes as well: Body MovementLadies’ Styling.

 

LEVEL 4  |  interm./adv.

Ready for a challenge? Get inspired with funky footwork, cool combinations and fast music!

CLASS INFO

ATTEND THESE CLASSES, IF YOU:
✓ Can lead/follow all kinds of combinations and turns with a nice flow, already use footwork and styling and feel confident and relaxed when dancing.
✓ Salsa dancing experience: 1 year or more. You have completed at least one ( level 3 course, and dance regularly at social parties.

IN THESE CLASSES YOU WILL LEARN:
✧ Complex combinations and footwork with musicality.
✧ Dancing to higher-tempo music.
✧ Challenging turns and more advanced partnering techniques.

HOW LONG SHOULD I STAY IN THIS LEVEL?
Most social dancers will be challenged in this class and can attend it for many seasons with lots of benefits while still improving. If you need more, consider joining challenging solo classes or even a performance team!

SALSA CONTRATIEMPO & SON  |  interm./adv.

Come and experience how it feels to dance contratiempo (literally “against the beat”), using the conga and clave as our guides!

CLASS INFO

Salsa is much more than “1-2-3, 5-6-7”: come and experience how it feels to dance contratiempo (literally “against the beat”), using the conga and clave as our guides! We’ll mix in some techniques from cuban Son in a smooth fusion of partnerwork and footwork, to help you open new doors for your dancing!

ATTEND THESE CLASSES, IF YOU:
✓ Can lead/follow all kinds of combinations in Cuban style with a nice flow, already use footwork and styling and feel confident and relaxed when dancing.
✓ Are dancing Cuban Salsa or LA style on an intermediate/advanced level and want to get challenged with new styles.
✓ Salsa dancing experience: 1 year or more. You have completed several intermediate classes and dance regularly in social parties.

IN THESE CLASSES YOU WILL LEARN:
Elegant and fun turn patterns, combined with juicy footwork on the son/contratiempo beat.
✧ How to break down, understand and dance on the instruments in the music.
✧ New ways of traveling the dance floor with your partner, and combinations that you can use also while dancing Cuban Salsa.

RUEDA DE CASINO  |  intermediate

One thing that all salsa dancers would agree on is that Rueda de Casino is incredibly FUN: Come and be part of it!

CLASS INFO

New dates coming soon.

SALSA L.A. STYLE (Crossbody)
SALSA L.A. STYLE  |  improver/intermediate

This course will focus on how to better connect with your partner and dance L.A. style, with smooth combos and soft leads.

CLASS INFO

Experience the legendary Luis Vazquez, pioneer of L.A. style salsa and world-class dancer! This course will focus on how to better connect with your partner and dance L.A. style, with smooth combos and soft leads.

ATTEND THESE CLASSES, IF YOU:
✓ Can already lead/follow on an intermediate level in cuban Salsa, or are relatively new to L.A. style/Cross-body Salsa (have completed at least a beginner’s L.A. class with good technique).
✓ Want to learn how to adapt to the music and connect better with your partner in a smooth way.
✓ Salsa dancing experience: 6 months or more (if you dance cuban salsa). 4 months or more (If you dance L.A. style).

IN THESE CLASSES YOU WILL LEARN:
✧ Musical interpretation, in soft and elegant variations of L.A. style turn patterns.
✧ Classic L.A. style combos and styling, focused on smooth execution and good leads/follows.
✧ How to create a great connection with a partner.

SALSA L.A. STYLE  |  Int./adv.

Learn salsa masteries from the amazing Luis Vazquez, the co-creator of L.A. style salsa itself!

CLASS INFO

Learn salsa masteries from the amazing Luis Vazquez, the co-creator of L.A. style salsa itself! Luis will bring his classic mix of footwork and partnerwork, giving everyone a nice challenge and an educational class. A unique experience for the Copenhagen salsa scene, don’t miss it!

ATTEND THESE CLASSES, IF YOU:
✓ Can already lead/follow all basic combinations and turns L.A. style/Cross-body Salsa, and want to expand your repertoire.
✓ Are dancing Cuban Salsa on a higher level and want to get challenged with new styles.
✓ Are curious about the history, development and differences between the different salsa styles: Luis will bring his perspective from years of traveling the world dancing in all contexts. 

IN THESE CLASSES YOU WILL LEARN:
Challenging turns, more advanced partnerwork techniques and footwork.
✧ How to add styling and shines, to become even more confident on the social dance floor.

 SALSA SOLO CLASSES


BODY MOVEMENT & SALSATÓN  |  open level

Train the entire body and learn fun footwork sequences, so you can start developing your own, unique style!

CLASS INFO

In this course you will learn how to improve your turns, balance, body control, footwork and everything which makes salsa more juicy, with a twist of Reggaeton and urban moves! The tempo will be relatively slow, with a lot of time to train without having to think about a partner. Recommended for everyone who is dancing in level 2 and above!

ATTEND THESE CLASSES, IF YOU:
✓ Want to learn how to use your body when you dance, and develop a better balance and control of your feet.
✓ Are looking to understand how to coordinate your body better and gain confidence.
✓ Salsa dancing experience: from 4 months and up. You have a basic knowledge of salsa dancing and timing.

IN THESE CLASSES YOU WILL LEARN:
✧ Essential body movement (hips, upper body, weight distribution, spotting) and reggaetón basics for salsa dancers.
✧ Become comfortable in solo dancing, and how to free your mind from judgement so you can focus on enjoying!
✧ Footwork variations and the most used steps in solo and partnerwork.

Salsa Ladies Styling
LADIES’ STYLING  |  open level

Focus on your own styling without having to worry about a partner, and learn how to  spice up your dance!

CLASS INFO

ATTEND THESE CLASSES, IF YOU:
✓ Want to learn how to style and make your dancing look elegant and feminine.
✓ Are not too comfortable with styling/footwork yet, and are looking to improve.
✓ Salsa dancing experience: from 2/4 months and up. You have completed at least one level 2 course, and/or dance regularly at social parties.

IN THESE CLASSES YOU WILL LEARN:
✧ Essential body movement, arm styling and how to move correctly in your salsa dancing.
✧ Improve your general flexibility and balance.
✧ Fundamental footwork and fun steps, turns and ladies’ styling.

CHOREO CLASS |  int. & adv.

Improve your skills, learn a choreography and be part of a team of motivated and passionate students!

CLASS INFO

Join the new Choreographic class! Dennis will teach you a Salsa choreo that you can use as a tool to improve all your basics and learn how to make your movements sharper, bigger and better. To further motivate you, we set another goal for this team: at the end of the season, we will record the group dancing together and post a super cool video on social media, as a memory and proof of your hard work 🔥 It’s going to be amazing!

ATTEND THESE CLASSES, IF YOU:
✓ Want to challenge yourself and be part of a team of motivated and passionate students.
✓ Salsa dancing experience: 6 months or more.

IN THESE CLASSES YOU WILL LEARN:
✧ A fun and exciting choreography to filmed and shared on social media.
✧ Tips and tricks for both performance and social dance floor.
✧ How to polish up your moves and take your solo dancing to the next level.

Salsa Jam
SALSA JAM  |  advanced

Are you looking for a class with high tempo, intensity, loads of fun footwork and a good sweat? Join the Salsa Jam!

CLASS INFO

Are you looking for a class with high tempo, intensity, loads of fun footwork and a good sweat? Join the Salsa Jam with Dennis and guest teachers from CSA!
The energy will be over the top, but we have to warn you that you will need a chamomile to be able to sleep after this class 😛 It’s going to be fun!

ATTEND THESE CLASSES, IF YOU:
✓ Are already comfortable using footwork and shines in your dancing, and want to be challenged more.
✓ Salsa dancing experience: from 1 year and up. Ideally, you have already taken some Footwork classes.

IN THESE CLASSES YOU WILL LEARN:
✧ Advanced body movement techniques and footwork sequences.
✧ Get in the spotlight with fun exercises to challenge your abilities.
✧ Musicality and how to adapt your dancing to the music.

MEN’S STYLING  |  intermediate

Improve your skills, polish your movements and gain the confidence to shine on the dance floor!

CLASS INFO

New dates coming soon.

 DANCE FITNESS


LATIN CARDIO

Dance to great music, with great people, and burn calories without even realizing it!

CLASS INFO

Improve your dancing skills and get fit with Lela! This Latin Cardio class will feel like a party, to boost your energy and set your body free dancing to the rhythms of Salsa, Reggeaton, Bachata, Merengue and Kuduro.

Solo open level for both MEN & LADIES!

ATTEND THESE CLASSES, IF YOU:
✓ Want to have fun while dancing
✓ Want to get in shape and enjoy cardio workout, combined with some strength exercises
✓ Are looking to try out various dance styles

IN THESE CLASSES YOU WILL:
✧ Burn a ton of calories and get fit
✧ Get an excuse to party during the morning!
✧ Improve your body movement techniques
✧ Learn about the feeling and basics of variuos Latin styles: Salsa. Reggeaton, Bachata, Merengue, Kuduro and more