Classes & Workshops – Spring 2020


Spring 2020 Classes & Workshops:

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

REGULAR CLASSES/WORKSHOPS PRICING:
Kids Cuban Dance Clinic: $65 per child for the full 4 weeks (Register here)
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)
“Alaska Casineros” 6-class cards: $90 ($15/class)
“Alaska Casineros” 12-class cards: $165 ($13.75/class)
“Alaska Casineros” 20-class cards: $250 ($12.50/class)
“Alaska Casineros” 26-class card: $300 ($11.50/class)
NOTE:
Class cards are valid for use only within the same semester purchased. Class cards may not be shared.
There are 22 possible classes/workshops during the semester for each level – 16 regular group classes, 4 salsa suelta classes and studio parties, and 2 specialty workshops.If students may choose to attend 2 different levels (for example, Wednesdays and Thursdays), there is no problem – in this case, there’re are 38 possible classes in the semester.

SPRING 2020 ADULT CHOREOGRAPHY COURSE – TBC:
Tuesdays from 7-9 pm from March 3 – May 5 (10 classes, 20 hours – for advanced dancers)
This course will incur a separate fee/registration.

SPRING 2020 KIDS CHOREOGRAPHY COURSE – TBC:
Saturdays, February 29 – May 2nd, Afternoons
This course will incur a separate fee/registration.

SPRING 2020 GUEST ARTIST WORKSHOPS – TBC
:
February 8-9 (Saturday/Sunday)
May 8-9 (Friday/Saturday)
Guest workshops will incur a separate fee/registration.

Detailed Class/Workshop Descriptions:

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.

Registration for Jan. 10: https://bit.ly/2PD8yxU
Registration for Feb. 7: https://bit.ly/34GLBya
Registration for Marc. 6: https://bit.ly/2sH5DLz
Registration for April 3: https://bit.ly/2Q3kfgj

–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.
–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, $250/20 classes, $300/26 classes.
Class Cards may be used at any of our regular group classes and students may also join our regular student group, “Alaska Casineros”.
–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.

Level 3: Cuban Salsa
Thursdays, Jan 16 – May 7, 7-8:30 (no class on February 13)
This class will include more complex Cuban salsa footwork and body movement, advanced casino partnerwork figures and dynamic rueda de casino moves. 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, $250/20 classes, $300/26 classes.
Class Cards may be used at any of our regular group classes and students may also join our regular student group, “Alaska Casineros”.
–Notes–
This prerequisite for this class is mastery of all movements used in our Level 2 classes.  If you have never attended our Level 2 class but have casino dance experience, you may also opt to call us or schedule a level test (20 minute appointment, $20 – contact us for availability). 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.

Salsa Suelta & Studio Party
Saturdays 1/18, 3/28, 4/11, & 5/2 – 8-9:30 pm class & 9:30 -11 pm social dance

This class teaches a choreographic Cuban salsa sequence dancing without partners. It is open level and perfect for those familiar with their salsa basic step and wishing to learn more footwork and body movement. Following the class, students may stay and social dance until 11 pm.
–Cost–
Drop-in:
$17
“Alaska Casineros” Class card options: $90/5 classes, $165/12 classes, $250/20 classes, $300/26 classes.
Class Cards may be used at any of our regular group classes and students may also join our regular student group, “Alaska Casineros”.
–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. It is required to attend the class to also attend the social.

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.
–Cost–
Drop-in:
$17
“Alaska Casineros” Class card options: $90/5 classes, $165/12 classes, $250/20 classes, $300/26 classes.
Class Cards may be used at any of our regular group classes and students may also join our regular student group, “Alaska Casineros”.
–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.

Kids Cuban Dance Clinic (Register here)
Saturdays, January 18th – February 8th, 3:15 – 4:30 pm
This is a four-week dance clinic for kids ages 6-12 to learn Cuban dance movements (salsa, rumba, and more) and basic Spanish vocabulary used in dance classes. The clinic will be January 18 and 25, February 1st and February 8th from 3:15-4:30 pm. Children must attend all four weeks.
–Cost–
$65 per child for the full 4-week series.
–Notes–
Children must be able to exhibit good classroom behavior at all times in order to participate in this dance clinic. Parents are asked to drop children between 3:00 pm – 3:10 pm so they are able to begin promptly at 3:15 pm. Children should bring a water bottle and wear black bottoms and a plain white tee shirt. Children may dance in bare feet or in dance sneakers, dance slippers, or character dance shoes (if they own them). Inside seating is limited so parents are asked leave and return if possible.
After the clinic, successful students who would like to continue will be able to learn a choreographic routine over 10 weeks, on Saturday afternoons February 29th to May 2nd (separate payment, shoe and costume fee, and registration required).

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 or 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.
– Latin Night @ Koots (21+), 9pm-2am, $10 includes 1st drink – January 25, February 8, February 29 (til 12 am only), March 7, March 21, April 4, April 25, May 9
– Latin Night @ Charlou (all ages), 9pm-12am, $3 cover – January 11, February 1 (TBC), March 14 (TBC), April 18 (TBC)