Classes & Workshops – Spring 2020


⚠️ANNOUNCEMENT, 3/17/20⚠️

Dear dancers & friends,

We hope you are all staying healthy and following safe practices in light of the recent Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. These are certainly tricky times for dance businesses, with the situation changing frequently. Please contact us for the latest information with respect to groups classes, events, and private lessons.

Much love,
Anaya Latin Dance

Spring 2020 Classes & Workshops:

All Classes held at Anaya Latin Dance Studio:
901 E. Klatt Rd.
These classes run Jan. 10 – May 7
Register here

REGULAR CLASSES/WORKSHOPS PRICING:
Salsa Beginners Workshops: $30 per person (2.5 hour workshop + refreshments)
Level 1 Cuban Salsa (4-week series): $65 ($16.25/class)
Drop in: $17/class (valid for all classes/workshops (Level 1 requires 4-weeks attendance first)
Levels 2/3 “Alaska Casineros” 6-class cards: $90 ($15/class)
Levels 2/3 “Alaska Casineros” 12-class cards: $165 ($13.75/class)
NOTE:
Class cards are only valid within the same semester purchased and cannot be shared or transferred. No refunds are possible on partially used class cards.
Click here to purchase a class card. Once you make the purchase and enter your account, go to the calendar and click the class you want to reserve to proceed. Please read the class descriptions first!

Current Class/Workshop Descriptions (updated 3/7/20):

Salsa Beginners Workshop
Fridays January 10, February 7, March 6, April 3 – 7-9:30 pm
In this workshop, new dancers will learn the basic steps and body coordination for Cuban salsa, as well as the most essential basic partnerwork steps in both closed and open positions. At the end, we also include a brief introduction to rueda de casino. Cost is $30 per person and includes light refreshments – advance registration required. No partner necessary. Click here to register for the April 3rd workshop
–Notes–
This is level zero – the place where all students must begin unless they have specific casino dance experience and would like to schedule a level test (20 minute appointment, $20 – contact us for availability). Please park only in front of Anaya Latin Dance’s unit (red lines) or along Gambell street. Please bring clean, comfortable shoes to dance in with non-marking soles.

Level 1: Cuban Salsa (4-Weeks Foundations Series)
Mondays, Jan 13-April 27, 7-8:30 pm
In this class, dancers will learn essential footwork, practice body movement coordination, learn basic Cuban salsa moves and use them both in partnerwork and in rueda de casino formation. Cost is $65 for the full four weeks – reservation required for the first time.
Click here to register for this series . Once you make the purchase and enter your account, go to the calendar and click the first class of the series you want to attend to make the reservation. NOTE: You must attend the previous week’s beginner’s workshop first!
–Notes–
The Level 1 class follows a specific syllabus which repeats every 4 weeks following each monthly Salsa Beginner’s Workshop. This class must first be taken in sequence (all four classes, by reservation) and a private lesson must be taken to make up any missed class before the following class. After the sequence is completed, students may repeat the sequence or take individual classes on a drop-in basis ($17/class) until mastery of the Level 1 movements is acquired. If you cannot attend the Level 1 course, you may also take private lessons to cover the same material prior to being placed in a group class. You may also opt to take a level test if you have some specific casino dance experience (20 minute appointment, $20 – contact us for availability). Please park only in front of Anaya Latin Dance’s unit (red lines) or along Gambell street.

Level 2: Cuban Salsa

Wednesdays, Jan 15- April 29, 7-8:30
This class will include simple Cuban salsa footwork and body movement variations, classic casino partnerwork figures and rueda de casino moves, and an occasional intro to other Cuban dances related to Cuban salsa.
–Cost–
Drop-in:
$17
“Alaska Casineros” Class card options: $90/5 classes, $165/12 classes.
Class Cards may be used at any of our regular group classes and students may also join our regular student group, “Alaska Casineros”. Click here to purchase a class card. Once you make the purchase and enter your account, go to the calendar and click the class you want to reserve to proceed.
–Notes–
This prerequisite for this class is successful completion our Level 1 series. If you cannot attend the Level 1 course, you may also take private lessons to cover the same material prior to being placed in a group class. You may also opt to call us or schedule a level test (20 minute appointment, $20 – contact us for availability) if you have some specific casino dance experience. Once students have successfully mastered all of the movements used in Level 2, the Level 3 classes may be attended. Online reservation encouraged to gender balance prevent overcrowding, but not required. Please park only in front of Anaya Latin Dance’s unit (red lines) or along Gambell street.

Intermediate/Advanced Salsa Suelta
Tuesdays, February 25 – May 5, 7-8:30
This class will include more complex Cuban salsa footwork and body movement without partners. Periodically we also work on other Cuban dances related to Cuban salsa.
–Cost–
Drop-in:
$17
“Alaska Casineros” Class card options: $90/5 classes, $165/12 classes.
Class Cards may be used at any of our regular group classes and students may also join our regular student group, “Alaska Casineros”.
Click here to purchase a class card. Once you make the purchase and enter your account, go to the calendar and click the class you want to reserve to proceed.
–Notes–
This prerequisite for this class is mastery of salsa basic steps, coordination, and timing as well as a good overall general level of dance. Online reservation encouraged to ensure balance prevent overcrowding, but not required. Please park only in front of Anaya Latin Dance’s unit (red lines) or along Gambell street.

Specialty Workshops
Monday, May 4 & Wednesday May 6, 7-8:30 pm (content TBA)

These workshops will teach the basic steps of another Cuban dance (not salsa).  They will be open level. Content to be announced in March or April 2020!
–Cost–
Drop-in:
$17
“Alaska Casineros” Class card options: $90/5 classes, $165/12 classes.
Class Cards may be used at any of our regular group classes and students may also join our regular student group, “Alaska Casineros”. Click here to purchase a class card. Once you make the purchase and enter your account, go to the calendar and click the class you want to reserve to proceed.
–Notes–
Online reservation online encouraged to prevent overcrowding, but not required. Please park only in front of Anaya Latin Dance’s unit (red lines) or along Gambell street.

PRIVATE LESSONS:

Register here for private lessons.
Private lessons are available most Mondays-Thursdays from 5:45-6:45 pm and some Saturday mornings – schedule online! Lessons are also available during the daytime and on Sundays – please call/email to schedule!
Cost: $60 for a single lesson or $200 for a 4-lesson package
NOTE: Private class packages may not be shared among dancers but up to 1 leader and 1 follower (the same dancers) may attend. A single lesson expires in 30 days, a package of four lessons expires in 2 months.

DANCING OUTSIDE OF OUR STUDIO:

We also host the following social dance nights open to the public. No registration necessary.
See our events page for more!
– Latin Night @ Koots (21+), 9pm-2am, $10 includes 1st drink – January 25, February 8, February 29 (til 12 am only), March 7, April 4, April 25, May 9
– Latin Night @ Charlou (all ages), 8pm-11pm, free – January 11, February 1, April 18