Adult Classes & Private Lessons

We have many fantastic group classes for adults at our studio (below) and in the community (check our Events & Collaborations).
Are you interested in joining our performance team? We are auditioning January 5th!

Important Covid-19 Considerations: We ask that all dancers follow current CDC guidelines with respect to quarantine and notification. We rotate partners in all of our partner dance classes!

Spring 2023 Adult Group Classes & Workshops:

Welcome to our new location in Government Hill: 871 E Loop Road. Join us by parking and entering from the back of the building, the Hollywood Shopping Center.

We recommend everyone without prior experience with Cuban salsa (casino) start with the Salsa Beginners Workshops which are monthly on select Saturdays. We have two membership options at our studio – monthly or punch card. Monthly members join for the session duration and attend on Saturdays for free. Punch card members purchase a set number of classes.

Take advantage of our open house week January 3-7 to find out which classes are right for you! If you want to donate or give a tip, you can here.

To dance all spring you can purchase a monthly membership, punch card, or attend any class after that as a drop in, but please note which classes are monthly series.

Series Start Weeks:
January 10
February 7
March 7
April 4
May 2

We have 10 adult classes to offer!
Beginner classes are Wednesday and select Saturdays.
Intermediate/advanced classes are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and select Saturdays.

TUESDAYS:

(1) Adult Intermediate Salsa Suelta Series, Tuesdays 6-7 pm
Salsa without partners! This class develops dancer’s musicality, familiarity with Latin rhythms, movement coordination and rapidity, and choreographic training. Dance experience, preferably Latin dance, as well as good coordination and general fitness is recommended. It is recommended to start on a series start date as content rotates monthly (building a routine lasting anywhere from 1-3 minutes) but does not repeat, so this class can be taken on an ongoing basis (new routine each monthly series).
Free trial class January 3: https://bit.ly/3X9xFsf

(2) Adult Cuban Salsa Partner Work III, Tuesdays 7-8 pm
This class is for our ongoing students and others with experience with Cuban salsa (casino), working on more complicated casino patterns in partners. Brief social dance to start at the beginning of the class. This class is not part of a series.
Free trial class January 3: https://bit.ly/3hXB5zh

(3) Adult Rueda de Casino III, Tuesdays 8-9 pm
This class is for our ongoing students and others with experience with Cuban salsa (casino) in rueda de casino format. We work on dynamic rueda movements and combinations involving the whole group, alongside figures from the previous class (partner work, 7-8). This class is not part of a series.
Free trial class January 3: https://bit.ly/3jBzUGe

WEDNESDAYS:

(4) Cuban Salsa Partner/Rueda I Series, Wednesdays 6-7 pm
Building off the absolute beginner workshops, it is expected that dancers are familiar with Cuban salsa basics dile que no, guapea, and enchufla. If you can’t first attend a beginners workshop, then a private lesson is recommended, although each class will begin with a quick review of these steps.
We will learn Cuban salsa basic turns and easy figures, both in partners and as a group.It is recommended to start on a series start date as content rotates monthly but does not repeat, so this class can be taken on an ongoing basis. We rotate partners, no need to come with one!
Free trial class January 4: https://bit.ly/3Q16Nbm

(5) Beginner Salsa Suelta Series, Wednesdays 7-8 pm
This class is an introduction to “Salsa Suelta”, or salsa without partners (shines). We work on the basic salsa steps and body movement coordination as well as movements drawn from other Cuban dances which are integral to a salsero’s vocabulary. Unlike the intermediate class, in the beginner class we do not work on choreographic routines but instead focus on the technique for movements and short movement combinations. It is recommended to start on a series start date as content rotates monthly but does not repeat, so this class can be taken on an ongoing basis.
Recommended: Take our partner series either before or after this class, depending on your level!
Free trial class January 4: https://bit.ly/3CblAuq

(6) Cuban Salsa Partner/Rueda II Series, Wednesdays 8-9 pm
We will learn common Cuban salsa figures, both in partners and as a group. Dancers should have strong timing and already know basic casino steps and their most common variations in open and closed positions. It is recommended to start on a series start date as content rotates monthly but does not repeat, so this class can be taken on an ongoing basis. Brief guided social dance at the end of this class.
Free trial class January 4: https://bit.ly/3WOVnJZ

THURSDAYS:

(7) Cuban Salsa IV, Thursdays 7-8 pm
This is a more advanced class for our ongoing students, dancing Cuban “timba”. This includes some salsa suelta, other Cuban popular dances, and partner work. Cuban salsa (casino) experience is required. This class is not part of a series.
Free trial class January 5: https://bit.ly/3IaouDi

(8) Adult Dance Team, Thursdays 6-7 pm
Dancers will learn a 3-4 minute Cuban social dance routine with partners. A good general level of dance is expected, as well as the ability to learn choreography and perform. Dancers should be enthusiastic about salsa and Cuban dance, show team spirit, and have a growth attitude.
Auditions for new members:

– Thursday, January 5 discussion/info from 6-7 pm, then attending the Partner IV class from 7-8 pm (no cost). You must reserve both sessions in advance on our calendar! Audition sign up: https://bit.ly/3GqCYxz
– Alternatively, dancers can make an appointment to audition via private lesson.
– We are looking for POTENTIAL just as much as we are looking for talent/skills! With the right attitude, can help you develop the skills you need. If you are a skilled dancer or passionate about Latin dance but new to Cuban salsa/casino, we encourage you to try out anyway. Access to unlimited classes throughout the session will help you improve if your salsa/Cuban style needs work.
Commitment:
– The team rehearses on Thursdays from January 12: 6-7 pm for new members. Additional Rehearsals are on a few select Saturdays – February 4, March 4, April 1, and April 29 only, from 4-6 pm. Occasionally, an additional rehearsal may be scheduled if necessary, according to the team’s availability.
– Minimum 6 month commitment, with performance at our end of session recital (May 20) required and continued rehearsals and performances through mid-July.
Cost: $60-$120/monthly depending on involvement, plus costume and sign up.
Benefits: Unlimited classes and events, plus discounted private lessons, and more.

SATURDAYS:

(9) Absolute Beginners Workshop & Mini-Social, select Saturdays 7-10 pm
This is the place to start when you have no experience. In these workshops, brand new dancers will practice walking in time and will learn the basic steps of Cuban salsa: Forward and back, dile que no, guapea, enchufla, with occasional embellishments and variations. This is followed by a mini social dance for class participants to practice what they have learned in a friendly and lively atmosphere, guided by us and by members of our team. We rotate partners, no need to come with one!
Workshop 7-9 pm & Mini Social 9-10 pm
This class is the perfect way to begin dancing, and the best introduction to our “Adult Cuban Salsa Partner/Rueda I Series” class series which begins each month on the following Wednesday at 7 pm. 
Space is limited – reserve in advance!
Click the dates below to reserve.
This workshop is free for our monthly members (should you want to take it again and/or bring friends). If you have a membership and are logged into your account, the event will show as “free”. Otherwise, this event is $15.
Monthly Dates for this Workshop:
January 7 (Free for all during open house week!)
February 4
March 4
April 1
April 29

(10) “Salsa Saturdays”: Latin dance class & party, select Saturdays 8 pm – 12 am
Latin social dancers from all backgrounds may join us for a fun class aimed at a low intermediate level of dance. We will teach a different Latin social dance each event – check our social media before each date for details. This will be followed by a dance social for the participants and our students to enjoy dancing together, complete with plenty of fun ruedas de casino and dance animations led by us.
This event is free for our monthly members. Click the dates below to reserve (if you have a membership and are logged into your account, the event will show as “free”). Otherwise, this event is $15.
Class 8-9 pm, Social dance 9-12 pm
Bi-Weekly Dates:
January 14 and January 28
February 11 and February 25
March 11 and March 25
April 8 and April 22
May 6 and May 20


Registration & Reservation for Adult Group Classes:

Any class or event (except for our dance team classes) can be purchased directly from our online calendar as a “drop in” for $15.

You can also purchase a monthly membership or punch card and apply that option at check out when reserving a class. With a punch card or membership, you can cancel group classes you have reserved with 12 hours notice and retain the value of your purchase. You can also use our app (Zen Planner) for easy scheduling! Monthly members have complimentary access to our “Salsa Saturdays” events.

Spring 2023 membership & punch card pricing (click option to purchase):

Monthly Memberships:
– 1 class/week ($70/month)
– Unlimited classes ($100/month)
This is the best deal for dancing!
Each of the above monthly memberships include complimentary access to our bi-weekly Salsa Saturdays events, including the class during the event, as well as our monthly Salsa Beginners Workshops (should you want to take it again or bring friends), if space is available.

Punch cards:

– 5 classes ($70)
– 10 classes ($130)
– 20 classes ($240)
Punch cards are only valid during the Spring 2023 session dates and do not include complimentary access to our bi-weekly Salsa Saturdays events or our Salsa Beginners Workshops. Punch cards may not be used for our Saturday classes – only our weekday group classes.

If you have never joined us before, we strongly encourage you to consult with us about any questions you might have. It is also highly recommended and appreciated that you make an account with us in advance. If you are unable to do so, please arrive at our studio 10 minutes prior to the start of your class to sign up.

As space is always limited, it is recommended that you reserve classes and events in advance! Click any group class session you’d like to join below to sign up and reserve your space (works best on a computer)! You can also select a monthly membership or punch card at check out.

You can also access our registration site here. Use “sign up” purchase a class card or membership, or to reserve an event, and use “calendar” to reserve a drop in class, reserve classes via your class card or membership, or to reserve a class and purchase a class card or membership at check out via the drop down menu.
Problems with registration? Call us at 907-982-0584.

DISCOUNTS:

We offer a 10% military discount (“military”) for active duty military members on all of our adult memberships, adult punch cards, private lessons, and youth programs. This code should be used for the participant (or participant’s child). This discount code does not apply to our dance team and may not be used in combination with other discount codes.
We also offer discounts on our adult programs to parents of youth in our youth programs and to our dance team members.


Spring 2023 Private Lessons:

Private lesson punch cards purchased in Fall of 2022 are still valid through mid-February 2023!

Private lessons are a great way to learn any dance we teach at your own pace. Lessons may be for up to 2 people of any age or skill level dancing together.

Check our appointment calendar for available times and to sign up for a slot! Our appointment calendar works best on a computer or laptop. Any lesson time can be purchased directly from our online calendar as a “drop in”. You can also purchase a multiple lesson membership either by first selecting your appointment time and then using the drop-down feature to select your membership, or by purchasing a membership first and then reserving your appointments on our calendar, applying the membership at check out. As a member, you can use our app (Zen Planner) for easy scheduling! If you have problems reserving or paying for your lesson, don’t hesitate to call us.

Additional times may also be available that do not appear on our appointment calendar, so contact us to schedule a time if none of the available times work for you. Lessons must be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 12 hours advance notice to retain their value, and lessons may be rescheduled a maximum of once.

We strongly encourage students to take a single class first before signing up for a private lesson punch card, and consult with us about any questions you may have.

Spring 2023 Private Lesson Punch Card Pricing (Click to Purchase):
Single lesson: $80
5 Private Lessons: $350
10 Private Lessons: $600

Lesson cards and packages purchased in Spring 2023 are valid through the end of our Spring 2023 semester (May 24).
Additional discounts available for youth private lessons (check out our youth programs) and for our dance team members!
Interested in learning a custom choreography in your private lessons, perhaps for a special event? We can do that! Contact us to discuss cost.


Anaya Latin Dance Team
Interested in taking your dancing to the next level? Join our adult dance team! Our performers make a 6 month commitment to training and performance and recieve many benefits. Our next audition is January 5, 2023. See info above, or contact us to enquire!

Spring/Summer 2022 Show Team (Show Team A)

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