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LATIN BLUES

40.00

24 classes  |  115 mins

Welcome to the wonderful world of Latin blues!  Identify and dance to three different rhythms, including the Afro-Cuban Habanera rhythm.  Learn to improvise with the rhythms, discover some new, cool movement sequences, and add stylish body shaping to your dancing.

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Welcome to the wonderful world of Latin blues!  Identify and dance to three different rhythms, including the Afro-Cuban Habanera rhythm.  Learn to improvise with the rhythms, discover some new, cool movement sequences, and add stylish body shaping to your dancing.  Latin rhythms were introduced to blues music in the late 1800s and particularly popular throughout the 1950s. Enjoy!

CLASSES

  1. Introduction to Latin Blues
  2. The Habanera Rhythm Explained
  3. Slow Quick Quick: Footwork
  4. Slow Quick Quick partnered
  5. Slow Quick Quick partnered: Variation II
  6. Sequence 1: Send out & turn
  7. Slow Quick Quick Opposition
  8. Sequence 2: Opposition & inside turn
  9. Sequence 3: Opposition & Turning Variations
  10. Seqenece 4: Cross step & turn
  11. Sequence 5: Cross step & free turn
  12. Putting it all together
  13. Body shaping: Fishtail, grind & mooche
  14. Body shapes: Partnered
  15. Habanera footwork: solo
  16. Habanera footwork: partnered
  17. The Habanera challenge
  18. Slow Quick Quick & Habanera: Dancing them together
  19. Shoulder Styling
  20. The Habanera as a 'home base'
  21. Quick Quick Slow
  22. The Quick Quick Slow Challenge
  23. Rhythm Recap: Solo
  24. Putting everything into context

COURSE AIMS

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Add the slow quick quick, quick quick slow & Habanera rhythms into your footwork while dancing solo
  • Add the slow quick quick, quick quick slow & Habanera rhythms into your footwork as individual styling while dancing with a partner
  • Lead and follow a variety of partnered moves that use the slow quick quick, quick quick slow & Habanera rhythms
  • Represent the Latin rhythms in your upper body
  • Transition in and out of the three Latin rhythms