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Salsa and Cuban Dance Weekly Classes

 

MONDAYS

Mature Latin Movers @ Dancebase, Grassmarket venue, suitable for anyone aged 50+.

12.00-13.00, drop in class £7

Contact www.dancebase.co.uk  or call 0131 225 5525 to book. Term starts April 2019

TUESDAYS

Cuban Salsa Beginners and Improvers @ Dancebase, Grassmarket venue.
17.30-18.30 Beginners/18.30-19.30 improvers.  Contact www.dancebase.co.uk  or call 0131 225 5525 to book. Term starts April 2019

THURSDAYS

Afro-Cuban dance classes, drop in or full term @ Dancebase, Grassmarket, general level.
18.30-19.30,  Term starts April 2019. Contact www.dancebase.co.uk  or call 0131 225 5525 to book

Salsa night in the Granary, The Shore, Leith, Edinburgh.  19.30-21.30.  Every Thursday throughout the year. Salsa class for one hour from 19.30 for beginners, from 20.30 for improvers+. £5 per class.  Social dancing (£2 charge) until 23.30 with DJ Keef.

For more information on any of the above classes, contact 07872 314078, visit the Alba Cuba Dance facebook page or click on the calendar below.

 

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Cuban Salsa Class @ The Granary 8:30 pm
Cuban Salsa Class @ The Granary @ NCR Edinburgh
May 2 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cuban Salsa Class @ The Granary @ NCR Edinburgh | Scotland | United Kingdom
A popular weekly Cuban salsa class led by Yamil Cuedo Ferrera from Santiago de Cuba.  This dance class is aimed at improvers+ level, and is not suitable for beginners.  Learn how to improve your co-ordination, improvisation and how to lead/follow.  One hour class taught by Yamil Cuedo Ferrera.    This class is usually held at …

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Cuban Salsa Class @ The Granary 8:30 pm
Cuban Salsa Class @ The Granary @ NCR Edinburgh
May 9 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cuban Salsa Class @ The Granary @ NCR Edinburgh | Scotland | United Kingdom
A popular weekly Cuban salsa class led by Yamil Cuedo Ferrera from Santiago de Cuba.  This dance class is aimed at improvers+ level, and is not suitable for beginners.  Learn how to improve your co-ordination, improvisation and how to lead/follow.  One hour class taught by Yamil Cuedo Ferrera.    This class is usually held at …

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Cuban Salsa Class @ The Granary 8:30 pm
Cuban Salsa Class @ The Granary @ NCR Edinburgh
May 16 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cuban Salsa Class @ The Granary @ NCR Edinburgh | Scotland | United Kingdom
A popular weekly Cuban salsa class led by Yamil Cuedo Ferrera from Santiago de Cuba.  This dance class is aimed at improvers+ level, and is not suitable for beginners.  Learn how to improve your co-ordination, improvisation and how to lead/follow.  One hour class taught by Yamil Cuedo Ferrera.    This class is usually held at …

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Cuban dance workshop North Berwick Saturday 18 May 2019 3:00 pm
Cuban dance workshop North Berwick Saturday 18 May 2019 @ The Barefoot Sanctuary
May 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cuban dance workshop North Berwick Saturday 18 May 2019 @ The Barefoot Sanctuary
Price Options Full Price £15.00 GBP Concession £12.00 GBP This beginners level dance workshop will be taught by Yamil Cuedo Ferrera, an experienced Cuban dancer and dance teacher based in Edinburgh. In this workshop you will start learning how to dance Cuban salsa, focusing on rhythm, body movement and balance, co-ordination and how to lead …

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Cuban Dance Classes

 

AlbaCubaDance lead teacher, Yamil Cuedo Ferrera, primarily teaches Cuban dance classes for Salsa, Rueda de Casino and other Caribbean/Latin styles at weekly classes to suit all levels. Below are descriptions of the dance styles, as well as timings for our regular Cuban dance classes (see foot of page for details of weekly classes).

Salsa

Cuban salsa is characterised by fluid moves, full body movements and a great sense of fun. It is often referred to as casino. Both partners are on the move constantly, dancing with and around each other, sharing the same space, dancing as one in a flowing pattern of turns and steps.  With AlbaCubaDance classes and workshops, you can learn the basics, build up your confidence and, importantly, have fun!

Rueda de Casino

is salsa danced in a circle, with one lead person calling out the moves to be danced by everyone at exactly the same time. It is like synchronised salsa, with partners being swopped constantly – great fun and very sociable.

Afro-Cuban

Afro-Cuban dance and rhythms stem from the slaves who were brought to Cuba mainly from West Africa and who managed to keep their traditions alive through dance, music and song. Strong, expressive and energetic, this style of dance is characterised by full body movements with shoulder and chest undulations, repetitive step patterns and bold but fluid moves.  Afro-Cuban music is poly-rhythmic  and driven by drums, voice and percussion.  Many of the best known dances and music reflects the type of work that the African slaves did when they were brought to Cuba, such as cutting sugar cane, whilst others are characterised by traditional festive dances and music which remain faithful to their original roots.

 

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