What is Casino Dancing?
Casino is a social dance developed in the mid-1950s’ in Havana, Cuba. It’s the evolution of different dancing genres: Contradanza, Danza, Danzon, Chachacha, Mambo y Son. People start dancing this new format at the Sports Clubs (Casinos Deportivos) which were referred to as “Casinos”.
Usually marketed as Cuban Salsa, Casino Dance (it’s real name) reached the top of popularity in the 70's. and early 80’s. Casino is danced with a partner and also in formations called Ruedas (“wheel” or circle where two or more couples switch partners).
Classes are structured in 4-week series. Each session covers specific material and builds upon the previous one. Students are encouraged to attend all 4 classes in order to move forward in the training.
No previous experience required. Covers the foundation of Casino:
• Basics steps and choreographic structure
• Partner work: basic positions, lead and follow technique & connection
• Core moves
• Timing and musicality
• Traveling moves
Participants need to feel comfortable with Cuban Dances as Casino and Son. Some knowledge of Rumba and other Afro Cuban dances are not required but will be covered during the training. This 90 minutes class focuses in learning new original choreography. The goal of this group is developing different routines to be performed in different venues.
Open Salsa Practice
This is a Drop in social/practice open to all levels. The general public is welcomed to dance and practice weekly their own moves in a relaxed and friendly environment. The goal is to socialize and have fun for 2 hours.
4-week Series_______________$ 40.-
Flex Pass | 5 classes__________$ 60.-
Flex Pass | 10 classes_________$ 100.-
Open Salsa Practice___________$ 5.-
2019 February schedule
Casino - Partner Work Fundamentals | Saturdays @ 11.00 am
Rueda de Casino | Thursdays @ 7.00 pm
Open Salsa Practice | 3rd Saturday - 1.00-3.00 pm