The video above is a latin ballroom performance clip done
by a competitive amateur couple.
It is not salsa dancing.
Our second goal is...
To get you on a dance floor dancing salsa, in control and having a great time as fast as we can at minimal expense.
Who is The Salsa Dance Floor?
We teach using a proprietary method called The Natural Movement System. It's based on four key principles. We teach these starting from the beginning in classes called Intro classes.
Each Intro class contains a single key element in the building blocks that puts you on the dance floor.
The Intro classes are NOT a series of classes. They are individual classes that can be taken more than once if needed until you understand the simple idea in that class.
It's ten Intro classes to build muscle memory, reduce excess tension and teach you the skill of connection and communication. That covers the first 4 most basic salsa dance patterns.
Key principle 1 - Personal learning curve.
Learn at your own speed when you start, or what you don't know will stay with you
As simple as salsa is, most people are surprised at the learning curve when they first start. So to make it easy, we start everyone off in classes that only contain a single piece of information or element of the dance. This is to make it easy to learn at your own speed. You can repeat each class as many times as needed until you are comfortable with that lesson and ready to move on to the next element. In the first few classes, the difference in learning speed can be about 9:1. That might make the class way to slow for you or way to fast. Your own speed is the perfect speed when you start.
Key principle 2 - Tension control.
Learning to relax and letting go of tension is the #1 key to dancing well
You're probably a lot more tense than you think you are. And for the leaders, it will show up as soon as you put your hands on your partner and try to move them according to the pattern you have in mind and in rhythm with the music. Tension control and calm is by far the biggest key to dancing well and having fun on the dance floor.
Key principle 3 - Simple patterns.
Dance with simple patterns that are easy to remember and execute
Salsa is danced as random patterns strung together. We teach short patterns, so you don't need to memorize complicated patterns or what feels like choreographies. We teach the way you will be dancing salsa at a club or party.
Key principle 4 - Rhythm.
Rhythm is contagious.
Some people think they are rhythmically challenged. If you're one of those people, it's typically an easy fix. You're doing some small thing that you are unaware of that's interrupting the rhythm and messing you up.
The way to start is by registering for your first set of Intro classes.
Leader - If you're doing a turn at the same time as your follower, make sure you are moving in the same direction as her during the turn, even if you're not aiming for the same direction for the end of the count. Reduce the space between the two of you during the turns. And pay attention to the amount of tension in your arms during the turns. Especially in the beginning of the turn. Any excess tension in your arms will make her uncomfortable going into the turn.
Our first goal is...
To create a lively environment of music and dance where people learn how to connect and to remind people that it's part of everyone's purpose in life to just have fun.
New classes start every week. This way you can start now.
Pricing (all prices subject to hst)
A Card - 9 classes - $18/class x 9 = $162
The card is valid for 12 weeks.
Privates for one or two people are $140.00
Drop-ins are $20.00
*For students who have completed
9 levels of Intro classes
Methods of payment
Email bank transfers
Please send email bank transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember to email the answer to the secret question that the bank requires me to answer.
Step one - Choose your day
Step two - Choose your class
Step three - provide your info
Step four - click the Submit button
Please email for times for private classes
Can Dance Academy
1575 Clarkson Road N.
Mississauga Ontario L5J 2X1
At the corner of Wedmore Way .
One block south of S. Sheridan Way
When using google maps, please search for 1575 Clarkson Rd N
search for Can Dance Academy.
Searching for "The Salsa Dance Floor" on google maps will take you to the wrong address.
group salsa lessons
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- in home
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Gift certificates available
What do the students have to say?
I would highly recommend this to anyone - well worth the time
Rocco makes learning salsa easy and enjoyable. Thanks to his emphasis on simple basics and building on what you already know. I find it very easy to learn this way.
Class is always fun - while burning calories!
From TSDF - Dancing is about comfort. That's it! Our main goal is to make it easy and comfortable for you. So getting through the salsa dance patterns you learn is easy and enjoyable. It's all about having fun!