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    Cuban Dance Weekly Classes

    Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation and new lockdown restrictions, we are offering a special price of just £10 for UNLIMITED CLASSES in the first week of January (4-10 Jan)!  Take one or all of the classes on offer via Zoom and keep fit and active in the New Year. 

    We will be running an extended timetable over the next few weeks.  All outdoor classes previously scheduled have been replaced with an online alternative.

    Class Schedule 4th-10th January:
    ✴ LATIN DANCE FIT - Monday 11am & Friday 6pm
    ✴ MOBILITY-CORE-STRETCH - Monday 12pm & Friday 7pm
    ✴ PILATES - Tuesday 7pm & Thursday 8pm
    ✴ HIIT & STRETCH - Wednesday 9:30am & Saturday 9:30am
    ✴ SALSA FUSION - Wednesday 6pm
    ✴ LATIN DANCE FUSION - Saturday 5pm
    ✴ SALSA FUSION - Sunday 5pm

    More info & bookings on www.bookwhen.com/movebody

     

    Special Wednesday 5 week online Latin Movers course with Yamil Cuedo Ferrera starting Wed 13 January, 1-2pm. £30 for all 5 classes. To book your place click on this link:

    https://www.dancebase.co.uk/classes/latin-movers-wednesdays-13-jan-10-feb-1300-1400-8390

    Keep dancing in your heart and at home and keep safe!

     

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    Salsa Cubana Suelta 3:00 pm
    Salsa Cubana Suelta @ Inverleith Park, Edinburgh
    Jan 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Join us for Salsa Cubana Suelta, online or with us outside in Inverleith Park every Sunday afternoon. This fun session teaches you how to dance Cuban style salsa on your own (or with your partner), using mirroring techniques. Learn how to improve your style, rhythm, leading and following and have fun at the same time!  …

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    Salsa Cubana Suelta 3:00 pm
    Salsa Cubana Suelta @ Inverleith Park, Edinburgh
    Jan 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Join us for Salsa Cubana Suelta, online or with us outside in Inverleith Park every Sunday afternoon. This fun session teaches you how to dance Cuban style salsa on your own (or with your partner), using mirroring techniques. Learn how to improve your style, rhythm, leading and following and have fun at the same time!  …

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    Salsa Cubana Suelta 3:00 pm
    Salsa Cubana Suelta @ Inverleith Park, Edinburgh
    Jan 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Join us for Salsa Cubana Suelta, online or with us outside in Inverleith Park every Sunday afternoon. This fun session teaches you how to dance Cuban style salsa on your own (or with your partner), using mirroring techniques. Learn how to improve your style, rhythm, leading and following and have fun at the same time!  …

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    Salsa Cubana Suelta 3:00 pm
    Salsa Cubana Suelta @ Inverleith Park, Edinburgh
    Jan 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Join us for Salsa Cubana Suelta, online or with us outside in Inverleith Park every Sunday afternoon. This fun session teaches you how to dance Cuban style salsa on your own (or with your partner), using mirroring techniques. Learn how to improve your style, rhythm, leading and following and have fun at the same time!  …

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    Salsa Cubana Suelta 3:00 pm
    Salsa Cubana Suelta @ Inverleith Park, Edinburgh
    Jan 31 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Join us for Salsa Cubana Suelta, online or with us outside in Inverleith Park every Sunday afternoon. This fun session teaches you how to dance Cuban style salsa on your own (or with your partner), using mirroring techniques. Learn how to improve your style, rhythm, leading and following and have fun at the same time!  …

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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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