"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

PRICE: 575 kr. (6 lessons, once per week).
WHEN: Saturdays, 14.00-15.00. From August 15th to September 19th, 2020.
WHERE:
 CSA Studio – Room 1, Kastanie Alle 20 (1st floor), 2720 Vanløse.
INSTRUCTORS: 
Dennis Bertolazza and Ieva Utakyte.

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

PRICE: 575 kr. 450 kr. (6 lessons, once per week). Student discounts do not apply to this class.
WHEN: Mondays, 20.40-21.40. From August 10th to September 14th, 2020.
WHERE: 
CSA studio – Room 1, Kastanie Alle 20 (1st floor), 2720 Vanløse.
INSTRUCTORS: 
Dennis Bertolazza & Christina Pangidou.

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 youth 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

PRICE: 775 kr. (8 lessons, once per week).
WHEN: 
Saturdays, 12.00-13.00. From March 7th to May 2nd, 2020. Note: no classes on April 11th.
WHERE:
 CSA Studio – Room 1, Kastanie Alle 20 (1st floor), 2720 Vanløse.
INSTRUCTORS: 
Thomas Nygaard and Ieva Utakyte.

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 and Rueda.
✧ Basic footwork and body movement.
✧ Musicality and leading/following techniques.

WHERE TO NEXT?
Continue taking the level 2 class (many students attend this class more than once) and work on perfecting techniques and details. Move to level 3 if you can lead/follow the level 2 moves with ease and good technique. Check out these classes as well: Body MovementLadies’ Styling

LEVEL 2  |  improver youth class 15-29

Learn combinations, turns and Rueda calls and become a better and more confident dancer. Note: special price for young adults!

CLASS INFO


PRICE: 775 kr. 585 kr. (8 lessons, once per week). Student discounts do not apply to this class.
WHEN: 
Mondays, 19.30-20.30. From March 2nd to April 27th, 2020. Note: no classes on April 13th.
WHERE: 
CSA studio – Room 1, Kastanie Alle 20 (1st floor), 2720 Vanløse.
INSTRUCTORS: 
Dennis Bertolazza & Christina Pangidou.

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 the Cuban Salsa and Rueda.
✧ Basic footwork and body movement.
✧ Musicality and leading/following techniques.

WHERE TO NEXT?
Continue taking the level 2 class (many students attend this class more than once) and work on perfecting techniques and details. Move to level 3 if you can lead/follow the level 2 moves with ease and good technique. Check out these classes as well: Body MovementLadies’ Styling

LEVEL 3  |  intermediate

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

CLASS INFO

Monday Class

PRICE: 775 kr. (8 lessons, once per week).
WHEN: 
Mondays, 18.30-19.30. From March 2nd to April 27th, 2020. Note: no classes on April 13th.
WHERE: 
CSA studio – Room 1, Kastanie Alle 20 (1st floor), 2720 Vanløse.
INSTRUCTORS: Dennis Bertolazza & Christina Pangidou.

Saturday Class

PRICE: 775 kr. (8 lessons, once per week).
WHEN: Saturdays, 13.00-14.00. From March 7th to May 2nd, 2020. Note: no classes on April 11th.
WHERE:
 CSA Studio – Room 1, Kastanie Alle 20 (1st floor), 2720 Vanløse.
INSTRUCTORS: 
Thomas Nygaard and Ieva Utakyte.

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, footwork and Rueda-calls.
✧ 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: Rueda – Body MovementLadies’ Styling.

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

PRICE: 775 kr. (8 lessons, once per week).
WHEN:
Thursdays, 18.00-19.00, from March 5th to April 30th, 2020. Note: no classes on April 9th.
WHERE:
CSA studio- Room 1, Kastanie Alle 20 (1st floor), 2720 Vanløse.
INSTRUCTORS:
 Dennis BertolazzaJanne Vejlby.

ATTEND THESE CLASSES, IF YOU:
✓ Want to learn more about Rueda and cuban salsa while having a lot of fun!
✓ Can already lead/follow basic combinations and turns in cuban Salsa (enchufla, setenta, vacilala, so on).
✓ Salsa dancing experience: min. 6 months (if you dance cuban salsa). You have completed a level 3 (intermediate) course, and/or dance regularly at social parties.

IN THESE CLASSES YOU WILL LEARN:
✧ Basic Rueda and cuban salsa calls and how to lead and follow them.
✧ Develop your quickness and muscle memory when dancing by responding to fast calls with uptempo music.
✧ How to be more aware of your surroundings and people dancing around you, both in the Rueda as well as on the social dance floor.

HOW LONG SHOULD I STAY IN THIS LEVEL?
If you want to focus more on partnerwork technique, take a look at level 3 or level 4 classes. The Rueda course can be taken for several seasons, it is fun every time!

LEVEL 4  |  advanced

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

CLASS INFO

Tuesday Class

PRICE: 775 kr.(8 lessons, once per week).
WHEN: Tuesdays, 19.00-20.00, from March 3rd to April 28th, 2020. Note: no classes on April 14th.
WHERE: CSA studio – Room 1, Kastanie Alle 20 (1st floor), 2720 Vanløse.
INSTRUCTORS: Dennis BertolazzaCamila Viancos, Ieva Utakyte.

Thursday Class

PRICE: 775 kr. (8 lessons, once per week).
WHEN: Thursdays, 19.00-20.00. From March 5th to April 30th, 2020. Note: no classes on April 9th.
WHERE:
CSA studio – Room 1, Kastanie Alle 20 (1st floor), 2720 Vanløse.
INSTRUCTORS:
 Dennis BertolazzaJanne Vejlby.

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 L.A. STYLE (Crossbody)
LEVEL 1  |  beginner 

Never tried Salsa L.A. style before or would you like to review the basics? Then this class is for you!

CLASS INFO

PRICE: 775 kr. (8 lessons, once per week).
WHEN:
 Sundays, 17.00-18.00. From March 29th to May 24th, 2020. Note: no classes on April 12th.
WHERE:
 CSA Studio – Room 1, Kastanie Alle 20 (1st floor), 2720 Vanløse.
INSTRUCTORS:
 Dennis Bertolazza or VJ and assistant.

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 steps, turns and patterns in L.A. style salsa.
✧ Fundamental partnering techniques and roles: to lead and follow.
✧ Understanding of salsa timing and rhythm, as well as posture, turns and more.

HOW LONG SHOULD I STAY IN THIS LEVEL?
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

A class for intermediate-level cuban salsa dancers, who want to get introduced to Salsa L.A. (Crossbody), or for you who already has some experience in L.A. style.

CLASS INFO

PRICE: 775 kr. (8 lessons, once per week).
WHEN: Sundays, 18.00-19.00. From March 29th to May 24th, 2020. Note: no classes on April 12th. 
WHERE:
 CSA Studio – Room 1, Kastanie Alle 20 (1st floor), 2720 Vanløse.
INSTRUCTORS: 
Dennis Bertolazza or VJ and assistant.

ATTEND THESE CLASSES, IF YOU:
✓ Want to get started with Salsa in line (L.A./Cross-body) and understand the differences from cuban Salsa.
✓ Can already lead/follow all basic combinations and turns in cuban Salsa, or are relatively new to L.A. style/Cross-body Salsa (have completed at least a beginner’s class with good technique).
✓ Salsa dancing experience: 4/6 months or more (if you dance cuban salsa). 2/4 months or more (If you dance L.A. style).

IN THESE CLASSES YOU WILL LEARN:
✧ Line style fundamental turns, connection and techniques in partnerwork.
✧ Differences between cross-body and cuban salsa: leading, following, turn patterns and positioning.
✧ Ladies’s and men’s footwork, shines, styling, and spin techniques.

HOW LONG SHOULD I STAY IN THIS LEVEL?
We recommend to take this course at least twice. Feel free to ask your instructor or contact us, if you are in doubt! Check out these classes as well: Body MovementLadies’ Technique & Styling

LEVEL 3  |  intermediate

Further develop your skills in L.A. style and learn challenging turns, shines and techniques.

CLASS INFO

PRICE: 775 kr. (8 lessons, once per week).
WHEN: Tuesdays, 20.00-21.00, from March 3rd to April 28th, 2020. Note: no classes on April 14th.
WHERE: CSA studio – Room 1, Kastanie Alle 20 (1st floor), 2720 Vanløse.
INSTRUCTORS:
 Dennis Bertolazza, Camila Viancos, Ieva Utakyte

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.
✓ Salsa dancing experience in L.A. style: 6 months or more. You have completed at least 2 courses in L.A. style. If you dance cuban salsa and have never tried L.A., we recommend the L.A. style level 2 course.

IN THESE CLASSES YOU WILL LEARN:
✧ Challenging turns and more advanced partnerwork techniques.
✧ How to create a good connection to your partner and find a good flow in your dance.
✧ Add styling and shines, to become even more confident on the social dance floor.

HOW LONG SHOULD I STAY IN THIS LEVEL?
You can take this class several times and keep on polishing your techniques. Check out these classes as well: Body MovementLadies’ Technique & Styling

 SALSA SOLO CLASSES


BODY MOVEMENT & FOOTWORK  |  imp. & int.

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

CLASS INFO

Note: both for men and women!
PRICE: 775 kr. (8 lessons, once per week).
WHEN: Thursdays, 20.00-21.00. From March 5th to April 30th, 2020. Note: no classes on April 9th.
WHERE: CSA studio – Room 1, Kastanie Alle 20 (1st floor), 2720 Vanløse.
INSTRUCTOR: Dennis Bertolazza (assisted by Janne Vejlby).

ATTEND THESE CLASSES, IF YOU:
✓ Want to learn how to better use your body when you dance.
✓ Are not too comfortable with shines/footwork yet, and are looking to improve.
✓ Salsa dancing experience: from 4 months to 1 year 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 (hips, upper body) and how to move correctly in your salsa dancing.
✧ Improve your general flexibility and balance.
✧ Fundamental footwork and fun steps/turns.

HOW LONG SHOULD I STAY IN THIS LEVEL?
Most dancers can take this course several times and still improve, thanks to a good mix of basics and more challenging moves. Consider also these classes: Ladies’ Styling

Salsa Ladies Styling
LADIES’ TECHNIQUE & STYLING  |  open level

Get ready for a challenge and train on a higher level!

CLASS INFO

PRICE: 775 kr. (8 lessons, once per week).
WHEN: Tuesdays, 18.00-19.00, from March 3rd to April 28th, 2020. Note: no classes on April 14th.
WHERE: CSA studio – Room 1, Kastanie Alle 20 (1st floor), 2720 Vanløse.
INSTRUCTOR: Camila Viancos / Ieva Utakyte.

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 6 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:
✧ Fun and exciting choreographies, movements and arm styling from all salsa styles to spice up your dance.
✧ Styling tips and tricks for the social dance floor.
✧ How to improve your body movement, styling and flow in the dance.

WHERE TO NEXT?
Feel free to take this class more than once until you perfect your techniques!

Salsa Ladies Styling
LADIES’ STYLING  |  improver

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

CLASS INFO

PRICE: 775 kr. (8 lessons, once per week).
WHEN: Mondays, 19.30-20.30. From March 2nd to April 27th, 2020. Note: no classes on April 13th.
WHERE: CSA studio – Room 2, Kastanie Alle 20 (1st floor), 2720 Vanløse.
INSTRUCTOR: Ieva Utakyte.

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.

WHERE TO NEXT?
Feel free to take this class more than once! Check out these classes as well: Salsa Body Movement

MEN’S STYLING  |  advanced

Salsa Men’s Styling – Olorun Project! This season with an amazing choreography by Diego Lunati and his Olorun Dance Academy school!

CLASS INFO

PRICE: 775 kr. (8 lessons, once per week).
WHEN: Tuesdays, 21.00-22.00, from March 3rd to April 28th, 2020. Note: no classes on April 14th.
WHERE: CSA studio – Room 1, Kastanie Alle 20 (1st floor), 2720 Vanløse.
INSTRUCTOR: 
Dennis Bertolazza.

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 9/12 months 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.

WHERE TO NEXT?
Take this class more than once and break a sweat! If you still need more, try a performance team.

 SALSA PERFORMANCE TEAMS


SALSA PERFORMANCE TEAM  |  advanced

Get ready to perform a fun partnerwork routine on the stage, while taking your dancing level to new heights!

CLASS INFO

PRICE: 800 kr. (6 lessons, once per week).
WHEN:
Sundays, 15.45-17.15, from Sept. 29th to Nov. 3rd, 2019, 2019. Note: studio open for optional practice from 15.00-15.45, and from 17.15-17.30.
WHERE:
CSA studio, Kastanie Alle 20 (1st floor), 2720 Vanløse.
INSTRUCTORS: Dennis Bertolazza. Additional teachers will be announced soon.

ATTEND THESE CLASSES, IF YOU:
✓ Are looking for new challenges and inspiration, and want to be part of a team with motivated and passionate students.
✓ Salsa dancing experience: 1 year or more. Maybe you don’t find regular group classes particularly challenging anymore, and are ready to take it to another level.

IN THESE CLASSES YOU WILL LEARN:
✧ A fun and exciting choreography to be performed on CSA’s parties and events.
✧ Advanced tips and tricks for both stage and social dance floor.
✧ Be part of a committed team: learn how to practice and focus!

IMPORTANT NOTES
Additional expenses can be expected (up to 1.000 kr.) for show outfits for the performances. Extra-curricular practice sessions will be organized (times to be agreed in the group when the class starts) by CSA, so expect to use more time to fully prepare for the performances! This is a closed group, and need the teacher’s approval to participate. Contact us to apply before signing up.