"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, 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: 775 kr. (9 lessons, once per week).
WHEN: 
Saturdays, 11.00-12.00. From October 26th to December 21st, 2019.
WHERE:
 CSA Studio, Kastanie Alle 20 (1st floor), 2720 Vanløse.
INSTRUCTORS: 
Thomas Nygaard 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 and Rueda.
✧ 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: 775 kr. 585 kr. (9 lessons, once per week). Student discounts do not apply to this class.
WHEN: 
Wednesdays, 20.30-21.30. From October 23rd to December 18th, 2019.
WHERE: 
CSA studio, 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 and Rueda.
✧ 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. (9 lessons, once per week).
WHEN: Saturdays, 12.00-13.00. From August 17th to October 12th, 2019.
WHERE:
 CSA Studio, 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. (9 lessons, once per week). Student discounts do not apply to this class.
WHEN: 
Wednesdays, 19.30-20.30. From August 14th to October 9th, 2019.
WHERE: 
CSA studio, 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

Wednesday Class

PRICE: 775 kr. (9 lessons, once per week).
WHEN: 
Wednesdays, 18.30-19.30. From August 14th to October 9th, 2019.
WHERE: 
CSA studio, Kastanie Alle 20 (1st floor), 2720 Vanløse.
INSTRUCTORS: Dennis Bertolazza & Christina Pangidou.

Thursday Class

PRICE: 775 kr. (9 lessons, once per week).
WHEN: Thursdays, 18.00-19.00. From August 15th to October 10th, 2019.
WHERE: CSA studio, Kastanie Alle 20 (1st floor), 2720 Vanløse.
INSTRUCTORS: Dennis Bertolazza & Janne Vejlby.

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.

WHERE TO NEXT?
We recommend taking level 3 more than once (most of the combinations/footwork change every season). Don’t move to level 4 unless you really feel ready for it, since it is a more challenging class. Check out these classes as well: 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. (9 lessons, once per week).
WHEN:
Mondays, 19.30-20.30, from August 12th to October 7th, 2019.
WHERE:
CSA studio, Kastanie Alle 20 (1st floor), 2720 Vanløse.
INSTRUCTORS:
 Dennis BertolazzaChristina Pangidou.

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: 4 months or more (if you dance cuban salsa). You have completed a level 2 (improver) 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.

WHERE TO NEXT?
If you want to focus more on partnerwork techniques, take a look at level 3 or level 4 classes. The Rueda course can be taken several times, it is fun every time!

LEVEL 4  |  intermediate +

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

CLASS INFO

Tuesday Class

PRICE: 775 kr. (9 lessons, once per week).
WHEN: Tuesdays, 19.00-20.00, from August 13th to October 8th, 2019.
WHERE: CSA studio, Kastanie Alle 20 (1st floor), 2720 Vanløse.
INSTRUCTORS: Dennis BertolazzaCamila Viancos.

Thursday Class

PRICE: 775 kr. (9 lessons, once per week).
WHEN: Thursdays, 19.00-20.00, from August 15th to October 10th, 2019.
WHERE:
CSA studio, 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.

WHERE TO NEXT?
Most intermediate-level 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 the Salsa Lab class or even a Performance Team! Check out these classes as well: Men’s StylingLadies’ Styling

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: 700 kr. (8 lessons, once per week).
WHEN: Sundays, 17.30-18.30. From September 29th to November 24th, 2019. Note: no classes on October 20th.
WHERE:
 CSA Studio, Kastanie Alle 20 (1st floor), 2720 Vanløse.
INSTRUCTORS: 
Dennis Bertolazza 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.

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!

SALSA ON1 LINE STYLE  |  intermediate

A class for intermediate-level cuban salsa dancers, who want to get introduced to the world of salsa in line (Crossbody/LA).

CLASS INFO

PRICE: 775 kr. (9 lessons, once per week).
WHEN:
Tuesdays, 20.00-21.00, from August 13th to October 8th, 2019.
WHERE:
CSA studio, Kastanie Alle 20 (1st floor), 2720 Vanløse.
INSTRUCTORS:
 Dennis BertolazzaCamila Viancos.

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 (improver level).
✓ Salsa dancing experience: 4/6 months or more (if you dance cuban salsa). You have completed or are attending a level 3/intermediate course, and dance regularly at social parties.

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.

WHERE TO NEXT?
You can take this class more than once and keep on polishing your techniques. Check out these classes as well: Body MovementLadies’ 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. (9 lessons, once per week).
WHEN: Mondays, 20.30-21.30. From August 12th to October 8th, 2019.
WHERE: CSA studio, Kastanie Alle 20 (1st floor), 2720 Vanløse.
INSTRUCTOR: Dennis Bertolazza (assisted by Ieva Utakyte).

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 2/4 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.

WHERE TO NEXT?
Feel free to take this class more than once! If you need a challenge, move on to the Men’s Styling or Ladies’ Styling classes.

MEN’S STYLING  |  interm. & adv.

Looking for a fun challenge? Learn fast and exciting steps and practice your improvisation skills and how to connect to the music!

CLASS INFO

PRICE: 625 kr. (7 lessons, once per week).
WHEN:
Tuesdays, 18.00-19.00, from May 7th to June 18th, 2019.
WHERE: CSA studio, 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 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. Check out these classes as well:  Salsa Lab

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

PRICE: 775 kr. (9 lessons, once per week).
WHEN: Tuesdays, 18.00-19.00, from August 13th to October 8th, 2019.
WHERE: CSA studio, Kastanie Alle 20 (1st floor), 2720 Vanløse.
INSTRUCTOR: Camila Viancos.

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

SALSA LAB  |  interm. & adv.

Join Camila as she guides you through an exciting journey in all styles and techniques of salsa, with a different theme every week: Pachanga, Son, Spinning technique, Cha Cha, Salsa on2 and more!

CLASS INFO

Note: both for men and women!
PRICE:
 775 kr. (9 lessons, once per week).
WHEN: 
Tuesdays, 21.00-22.00. From August 13th to October 9th, 2019.
WHERE: 
CSA studio, Kastanie Alle 20 (1st floor), 2720 Vanløse.
INSTRUCTOR: 
Camila Viancos.

ATTEND THESE CLASSES, IF YOU:
✓ Are already comfortable using footwork, shines and styling in your dancing, and want to be challenged more.
✓ Salsa dancing experience: 9 months or more. Ideally, you have already taken some Footwork classes.

IN THESE CLASSES YOU WILL LEARN:
✧ Each class focuses on one topic only, to allow for more intensive training. Possible topics: body movement, Boogaloo, Pachanga, Son, Spinning technique, Cha Cha Cha, On2, and more!
✧ Improve your body movement, styling, musicality and flow, while learning about history and hidden meaning of the dance.
✧ Try out new ways of moving, expressing yourself and interpreting the music: get more knowledge on all latin styles, in order to become even better!

WHERE TO NEXT?
Check out these classes as well: Men’s StylingLadies’ Styling

 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.