Intercultural Dancing (Salsa and Bachata)

Do you like to dance to intercultural tunes? Then join our intercultural dance session and learn the basics of SALSA, BREAKING (break dance) and BELLY DANCE. You don’t need any prior knowledge or experience with these dances.

What is Salsa?

Salsa is a danceable musical genre resulting from the synthesis of Cuban son and other Caribbean and American music genres such as jazz and blues. There are many variations of Salsa as a result of the evolution of the use of new instruments in each Latin American country over the years. On this occasion, during the Salsa workshop we will learn the basic steps and figures of Cuban Salsa. Steps like “Dile que no”, “Guapea” and “Enchufa” is the basis for dancing Casino style. It is important that before learning more advanced figures and steps, each participant identifies the rhythm and speed of the music and this is reflected in the movements of the legs and body.

What is Breaking?

Breaking is an hip-hop dance born in the United States (Bronx, New York) and nowadays practiced by so many people that it was included in the Olympic sports for Paris 2024. Breaking mainly requires musicality and movement coordination. During the breaking session, you will learn the musical basic structure of breaking in order to start to play with music. To this aim, different basic steps will be show, including toprock (i.e., stand-up steps), footwork (i.e., steps performed by mainly using legs), go down (i.e., transition step from toprock to footwork), and some basic freeze (i.e., stance position hold for few seconds).

What is Belly Dance?

Belly Dance or oriental dance is one of the oldest types of dance, that has its origins in middle east since ancient times. It has evolved to take many different forms depending on the country and region, both in costume and dance style. During the Belly Dance session, you will dance to oriental tunes and you will learn the basics of Belly Dance. You don’t need any prior knowledge or experience with dancing.