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Salsa Dancing at the Lofts
Next Event Thursday 4.21.2022
$15 per person or $20 for a couple Includes.
-Dance / Movement /Rhythm Lessons
Venmo Prepay by Midnight 4.20.22 to reserve your space, receive a $5 discount on the door price and book a free rhythm lesson with Arturo after the event.
Email, texted or call Arturo to schedule your lesson
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Artspace Mount Baker Lofts
2915 Rainer Ave S.
Seattle, WA. 98144
Note: Just 2 miles north of Columbia City. Entrance in the rear of the building In the community Room. Right at the Mount Baker Light Rail exit down the stairs.
Free Parking: 2929 27th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
Your Dance instructor for the evening is Kelly Sparks
Kelly will be introducing everyone to the world of Casino Rueda which is Salsa dancing in a group. Beginners and those with zero Salsa dancing experience are encourage to participate. Note: Kelly’s Biography is below her Picture.
Kelly has been dancing since she was a kid, and first discovered salsa at age 15, in the form of Casino Rueda. Over the years she has explored many forms of dance, from folk to aerial to ballroom; but Latin dance is her first true love, and she always comes back to it.
As an instructor, Kelly is patient, fun, and knowledgeable. She has a passion for sharing her love of dance with her students, helping them grow, and watching it transform their lives. Kelly Sparks is a Latin dance instructor and DJ from Seattle. She teaches salsa (on1 and on2) and bachata, and can lead and follow, so she works with couples and singles of all genders and dance roles.
Musicality for Dancers and Latin Percussionist
Learn to Hear Salsa Music
Dance musicality is how dancers hear, interpret, and dance to music. Dancers can demonstrate dance musicality in several ways – which sounds [or rhythmic] components they choose to dance to, how [they accent or] highlight these sounds, how they emote the mood of the song.1 Ultimately a dancer is interpreting the music as an instrument.
The best way to develop dance musicality is through ear training with a professional musician.
Ear training is everything and in this class I will teach you how to hear the rhythms better, learn where the music begins, how to get back on beat if you fall off and to give you flow. I will start off with the most basic but extremely foundation understanding of rhythm. These universal rhythmic concepts apply to all forms of dance and music. As a dancer you must to be able to interpret and understand the literal or actual rhythmic and melodic components being played in a song. Once you have a good handle on this, this is when the fun begins! Then you can begin to apply the implied or inherit components of a song and your artistic juices will flow. Learning these tools will ultimately allow you to better communicate your artistic ideas to your partner. Isn’t that what dancing is all about?
This is a special offer for those that want to improve on how to “Learn to Hear Salsa Music” better. How to identify and learn the most important rhythms in Salsa music.
Class duration 30 -60 minutes.
You must sign up for a private class unless you have 2 or more people to join. Classes are scheduled with me in advance and are flexible. Classes can be held Live or Virtually.