CUBAN DANCE WELLNESS PROGRAM

 

OCTOBER CLASSES AND EVENTS

Lansing Community Center: 29 Auburn Rd, Lansing, NY 14882

See the details on the page below!

  1. Cuban Salsa and Rueda de Casino Classes

  2. Bachata classes

  3. Cha cha chá classes

  4. Private Classes: Please email Clara at timbaconto.cuba@gmail.com

  5. ¡LA FIESTA CUBANA PARA LA FAMILIA! Dancing, connecting and having fun together!!! OCTOBER 22, 2022 from 8-12p 

 

Join us for the Cuban Dance Wellness Program October 2022!

Lansing Community Center, 29 Auburn Rd, Lansing, NY 14882

To register email timbaconto.cuba@gmail.com

 

About Cuban Dance Wellness Program

Cuban Dance Wellness is a four-week program that is blending learning Cuban Salsa, Bachata and Rueda de Casino dances with exploring body awareness, and developing connections, not only with our dance partners, but with ourselves! Each week we will work with a different intention.
The program is organized and divided into Beginner and Intermediate groups. It is designed for anyone who has never danced before, and for those who want to continue their learning process in Salsa, Rueda, and Bachata.


Everyone is WELCOME!

 

We will start each session with the short body awareness practice, creating a space where we can consciously recognize and feel our bodies, and then bring that awareness to the movement during the dance lesson. This way, we can understand, accept, transform, and let go!


The final interpretation of our dance is as important as the process that leads us to this dance.

 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

TUESDAYS OCTOBER 4, 11, 18 AND 25 2022

  • CUBAN SALSA (CASINO) BEGINNERS 2

    • Body Awareness 6:30 - 6:40 pm

    • Cuban salsa (Casino) 6:40 - 7:40 pm

  • RUEDA DE CASINO BEGINNERS 2

    • 7:45 - 8:45 pm

WEDNESDAYS OCTOBER 5, 12, 19 AND 26, 2022

  • BACHATA BEGINNERS

    • 6:30 - 7:30pm

FRIDAYS OCTOBER 7, 14, 21 AND 28, 2022

  • CUBAN SALSA (CASINO) INTERMEDIATE

    • Body Awareness 6:30 - 6:40 pm

    • Cuban salsa (Casino) 6:40 - 7:40 pm

  • RUEDA DE CASINO INTERMEDIATE

    • 7:45 - 8:45 pm


SOCIAL DANCE

  • October 22, 2022 from 8 to 12 pm

  • Dancing, connecting and having fun together!!! 

 

PRICING

Payments can be made for a full program or a combination of classes in packages of 4 (for example Cuban Salsa Beginner only), 8 (for example Cuban Salsa and Rueda Beginner), 12 (for example Cuban Salsa, Rueda and Bachata Beginner), 16 ((for example Cuban Salsa, Rueda Beginner and Intermediate), 20 (for example Cuban Salsa Rueda Beginner and Intermediate and Bachata Beginner) or 24 (for example Cuban Salsa Rueda Beginner and Intermediate and Bachata Beginner and Intermediate) hours of classes, or for each class individually.

Program registration will include access to weekly updated list of movements and combinations and weekly class recordings. Class only payments will not include access to the list of movements and combinations, and class recordings.

FULL PROGRAM PRICING:
4-hour Classes / 1 hour per week: $59 pre-registration - $65 at the door

8-hour Classes / 2 hours per week: $109 pre-registration - $115 at the door

12-hour Classes / 3 hours per week: $159 pre-registration - $165 at the door

16- hour Classes / 4 hours per week: $209 pre-registration - $215 at the door

20-hour Classes / 5 hours per week: $259 pre-registration - $265 at the door

24-hour Classes / 6 hours per week: $309 pre-registration - $315 at the door

 

PRICING PER CLASS:
$18 per class


SOCIAL DANCE
$10 CASH per night at the door


Pre-registration ends on September 5th at midnight!!!
Payments can be made via PayPal, cash, or check.

 
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Cha cha chá music has a rhythmic, suggestive and fun sound! The Cha cha chá emerged from the dance halls of Cuba, one of the world's greatest music cradels. Enrique Jorrín, a Cuban violinist and orchestra director, created this hypnotic and colorful rhythm and it became one of the most favorite musical genres in the middle of the past century.
It is still one of our favorites and we can't wait to chacha with you!!!


TO LEARN THE CHACHA IS TO LOVE THE CHACHA!!!
TO ENROLL TODAY email timbaconto.cuba@gmail.com


EVERYBODY IS WELCOME!


PROGRAM SCHEDULE:
WEDNESDAYS
October 19, October 26, November 2, November 9
7:45pm-8:45pm (1 hour class per week)


PRICING:
Payments can be made for a full program or for each class individually.
Full program payments will include access to weekly updated list of movements and combinations and weekly class recordings. Class only payments will not include access to the list of movements and combinations, and class recordings.


FULL PROGRAM PRICING:
4-hour Classes / 1 hour per week:
$59 pre-registration - $65 at the door


PRICING PER CLASS:
$18 per class

Payments can be made via PayPal, cash, or check.

 
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Clara Nieto

Clara is a professional Cuban dancer and teacher of traditional and contemporary Cuban Popular Dances with 9 years of professional experience who believes that dance unites, transforms lives and allows us to be an authentic version of ourselves.

Contact: claranieto227@gmail.com

 https://www.instagram.com/claridancer/

 
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Korana Stipetic

Korana shares teachings, healings and experiences with love, compassion, and gentleness in service of creating a world of balanced relationships and love. Her teaching and healing services draw from her veterinary and energy medicine backgrounds and experiences from professional programs focused on personal growth and collaboration.

Contact: koranastipetic@gmail.com

https://www.munaykitraining.com

 

PROGRAM DETAILS

Body Awareness

We will start each Cuban salsa class with the practices that create a space where we can consciously recognize, acknowledge, and accept every part of our body and the feelings within us, so that we are able to externalize them by bringing them to the movement during the salsa class. Once visualized, obstacles can be understood, accepted, transformed, and let go.


Beginners Salsa Cubana

This class is deigned, for everyone who has had no or little dance experience and will allow you to develop a strong foundation in Cuban Salsa in a fun and relaxed environment. Learn the fundamentals including musicality, rhythm, and coordination. The advanced or intermediate dancers interested in polishing their basic techniques are all welcome and encouraged to join.


Beginners Rueda de Casino

Casino is the way salsa dance is called in Cuba. When the dance couples create a circle and combine synchronized steps in a random order, that is “Rueda de Casino”. A leader calls out the dance moves while the pairs in the circle execute them at the same time. It is a great way to improve your rhythm and coordination while you have so much fun!! You will be able to apply all the movements that you will learn in the beginner's salsa class in Rueda, but with more dynamics, because one of the main characteristics of Rueda is the continuous exchange of dance partners.

Intermediate Salsa Cubana

Progressive class, perfect for those that have danced Salsa before, that will allow you to further solidify, fine-tune, and expand upon the basics covered in beginner lessons. Here is your chance to refresh all the beginning movements, while continuing to learn new, beautiful, and fun dance combinations at a pace that is comfortable for you.


Intermediate Rueda de Casino

This class is for the dancers who have danced Salsa and Rueda before and can already execute the basic patterns and movements such as Guapea, Dame, Enchufa and their variations. It is also an opportunity to keep learning new dance moves and Rueda dynamics in a very relaxed and fun environment. 


Closing circles

The Closing Circles are the last part of the class. During this time, we will have an opportunity to reflect on the week’s intention, give support, encouragement, feedback. It is the time to build the community, connect express, share, and listen to each other. 


Beginners Bachata Partner Work

This class is for the beginners with little-to-no dance experience. Class will allow you to develop a strong foundation in Bachata in a fun and relaxed environment. Learn the fundamentals including musicality, rhythm and coordination. The advanced or intermediate dancers interested in polishing their basic techniques are all welcome and encouraged to join.


Intermediate Bachata Partner Work 

Progressive class, perfect for those that have danced Bachata before. Class will allow you to further solidify, fine-tune, and expand upon the basics covered in beginner lessons. Here is your chance to refresh all of the movements, while continuing to learn new, beautiful and fun ones at a pace that is comfortable for you.

 

INTENTIONS FOR EACH WEEK

FIRST WEEK: CONNECTING MIND AND BODY

Body awareness: Body scan technique to check in with every part of you, noticing where you hold discomfort, tension, or other sensations.

Dance lesson: Experience how dance awakens emotions and perceptions through movement and music, which facilitates the expression of these sensations, feelings, and moods in a natural and uninhibited way.


SECOND WEEK: RELEASE THE CONTROL AND NAVIGATE CHANGE

Body awareness: Train your mind to experience a greater sense of flow and be more comfortable navigating the change.

Dance lesson: Embrace the role of the leader and/or the follower, first recognizing that every dance partner is unique. Learn/practice leading and following technique, how to nurture our style to act and react, adapting ourselves to the person we are sharing the dance with.

For the leaders: create the space where the follower can also lead or propose dynamics into the couple dance and navigate into that change.

For the followers: experience how enjoyable it is, without stepping out of your follower role, playing with your partner.


THIRD WEEK: EMPATHY

Body awareness: Let go of your thinking mind and discover a natural place of compassion and empathy.

Dance lesson: Synchronization in movement makes the other an extension of yourself, as if you were one, with a larger and stronger appearance when dancing together.


FOURTH WEEK: APPRECIATION AND GRATITUDE

Body awareness and dance: Discover a renewed sense of appreciation both for yourself, your dance and the world that exists around you, dancing around you. Embrace the power of gratitude and trust in your process.