Salsa & Bachata Classes

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Beaverton Salsa & Bachata Classes (Sundays):

PDX Space Center 
8785 SW Beaverton Hillsdale HWY, OR 97225




Classes begin the first Sunday of the month.

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Little Gemini's Salsa & Bachata Classes (Sundays): 4 - 5pm

Every Sunday from 4-5pm  (Ages from 4yrs to 11yrs old)


PDX Sport Center

8785 SW Beaverton Hillsdale HWY, OR 97225

Every first Sunday of the Month

Registration for Little Geminis or Jr Geminis Classes is $40 a month. Pre-registration can be paid here for a discounted rate of $30.

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USD 30.00
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Drop-ins welcome, no partner necessary.


What to Wear

Shoes: Please wear no-scuff shoes that you can comfortably move around and turn in. You can wear dress shoes, heels (as long as you can dance in them) or flats. Please no tennis shoes. The choice is up to you. If you are interested purchasing Latin dance shoes please talk to Javier after class.


Apparel: Salsa is considered a great workout and you will soon see why. Please wear clothing that you can easily move, turn and breathe in. Athletic wear is encouraged but not required.

 


Instructional Videos

Watching these videos will teach you about musicality in Salsa music. These videos are great for beginners and advanced dancers alike!


 


Pricing

All pricing information is listed per person. Please select all drop down menus when available.
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Early Registration ends on the last day of the prior month at 11:59pm.

Students will receive a discount for registering early for the next month.
Students may register up to the day before month starts to receive discount.
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Early Registration ends on the last day of the prior month at 11:59pm.

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VIP Membership

The VIP membership grants students access to every class. This is a great option as it allows students to continually master the basics and learn new footwork and patterns. This membership also includes free cover to the Salsa & Bachata socials every Sunday from 9pm - 12am.

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Class Descriptions

Beginner 1:

If you've never danced salsa or you are interested in brushing up on your basics (which every dancer needs), this is the class for you. You'll learn the beat of Salsa music, open and closed positions of Salsa frame, lead and follow language, and break down the basic step, Cucaracha, Cumbia and the Diamond Step. Then you will learn the men and women's inside and outside turns, basic turn patterns and cross body lead. After a few lessons you'll be ready to hit the dance floor with your new set of moves. Then it's up to you to practice, practice, practice!

Beginners 2:

This class is meant to build upon the foundation of the Beginner 1 series. Please have Beginner 1 mastered before moving onto this exciting series. Once you've got the basics down, it's time for you to move on to the next level. You’ll be introduced to the advanced basic (progressive basic) and simple footwork patterns. We'll start with the cross body lead with an inside turn and outside turn, then we'll work on the open break with a cross body lead and outside turn. The last combination will be a hammerlock, then with an open break cross body lead.

Intermediate:

In order for you to fully understand our intermediate steps and patterns, you should understand the rhythm of salsa music (knowing how to count to the music is helpful, too). You should be able to socially dance the Beginning 1 and 2 moves before moving on to this class. The patterns taught in this class will vary from month to month. You will learn new moves combining what you've learned from the hammerlock, open break, cross body lead, and more. Gemini is constantly working on new moves, so you'll never get bored in this class.

Sensual Bachata:

This exciting Bachata course is for all levels of Bachateros and Bachateras. In this class we will cover many variety of footwork patterns. The main focus will be on smooth and sensual movement between partners in order to truly encompass the spirit of Bachata. Though sensual styling is the majority of the class you will also learn Dominican style Bachata.

VIP Membership

The VIP membership grants students access to every class. This is a great option as it allows students to continually master the basics and learn new footwork and patterns. This membership also includes free cover to the Salsa & Bachata socials every Sunday from 9pm - 12am.


*No refunds are given for missed classes. If you feel you cannot make every class we suggest paying the drop-in fee of $15.00 per lesson.