What is a shine? Shines are a vital and exciting element within Salsa. A shine is simply when you break away from your dance partner and do footwork, generally to the Mambo section of the music. Or for performers 'facing the audience'..... more below
Body Movement is an essential part of Salsa & other Latin dances such as Merengue, Cha, Zouk & Bachata. Learn body movement exercises & isolations to get the correct movement. Learn how & when to add it into shines & partnering etc. If you have done our courses before with bodymovent this will be great practice & we do cover different aspect each time. Plus learn allot more & you will learn new shines.
SHINE…OR NOT TO SHINE…?
When we first start salsa
most of us have to get used to the whole ‘partner’ idea, which at
first seems to be a strange ‘invasion of space’; After a while, we
get so ‘comfortable’ with simply holding hands and tying and untying
knots, that the thought of letting go and ‘shining’ on our own becomes
quite confronting. We don’t know what to do with our feet or our bodies, and the shapings and ‘moods’ of
some steps may be a little unfamiliar at first. However shines are really liberating!
It allows the leader and follower equal possession and enjoyment of the song,
without breaking the ‘partnership’
bond. To avoid them is missing out on half the experience
of salsa. Shines should not overtake the dance, but it is an exciting break in patterns to watch
and is great fun to do.
Level is it?: Anyone at any level can give it a go, however we will be aiming it to these levels: Improvers, Intermediate+
|Partners?: No partner is needed, this is footwork only.
This workshop is for Men & Ladies!
• Casual Rate: $15
• Salsa Latina Concession cards Welcome, more info here>
| Location: Salsa Latina Studios- see details here >