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Salsa Dance Lessons

Enjoy this unique and fun way to keep in shape, build confidence, and meet great people. Salsa dancing is one of the most exciting activities you will experience. While Salsa will be the focus of the session, other Latin dances will be introduced like the Cha-Cha and Merengue. Come with an open mind and learn some fun dance moves!

 

During the 8-week program:


Level 1 (Beginner): We will introduce you to the steps needed to learn Salsa at a basic level, or help you to refine existing Salsa dancing skills.

 

Level 2 (Intermediate): For the more advanced dancer who builds on the fundamental skills taught at previous sessions. The main focus of this level is to work on rhythm, timing and flow of movement on the dance floor. 

 

The only requirements for these classes are a good mood, willingness to learn and a smile. The rest comes by itself. Whether for personal achievement, exercise, competition, improvement of your Salsa skills, or for the simple pleasure of dancing... just come out and dance. No partner needed! 

 

*Both skill levels may be merged into one class depending upon final registration numbers.

 


Fall 2017 Details: 

Start/end dates

Sunday: Starts Sunday, September 17 and ends Sunday, November 12.

# of weeks

8 weeks

Class times

Level 1 (Beginner): 6-7pm

 

Level 2 (Intermediate): 5-6pm

 

Classes are 60 minutes in length. 

Price

$120 + HST

What to wear

Participants are encouraged to bring:

 

  • Water
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Shoes with slippery soles

Bye dates

Sunday, October 8.

Class package pick-up

Fall 2017 class packages will be dropped off on your first night of class!
 
  

Class packages include: Detailed information about the class and an OSSC key tag with discounts around town. Check out the great OSSC Partner discounts!

 

If you want to pick up your package prior to the first class, extended office hours are:

  • Wednesday, September 13 - 9:30am-8:00pm
  • Thursday, September 14 - 9:30am-8:00pm
  • Friday, September 15 - 9:30am-6:00pm 

 

See "Sport Info" tab for equipment requirements. 

Schedule

Schedules will be posted online by end of day Friday, September 15. 

Ready to Play? Decide on your night of the week & skill level from the grid below!

 

 

Skill Level Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Beginner:
           
Intermediate:
           

- Click the skill description for more info!
- Prices listed are before taxes
- Review the Refund Policy
- After the posted registration deadline, late fees will apply.

Is the class/league/night/skill division you are interested in sold out?
Please send an email with your name, phone number and desired sport to info@ossc.ca and we will add you to the wait list! We will contact you if/when a spot opens up.

How to request to play with a friend or two

Sport Info

A little bit about your instructors Maria and Stephane:

They have been teaching for nearly ten years. Their dance teaching technique has proven to give results in Salsa, Merengue and Bachata from beginners to advanced level dancers, covering the various Latin dance styles. For social dancing, performances, competition, or just for fun, their group or private classes will help you learn in a fun and enjoyable environment.  

Maria was born and raised in Mexico. She started to dance Salsa with the troupe of a gifted dancer, Jose Enrique, from Los Angeles. He was at the time the number one leader in Salsa dancing who introduced the L.A. style in Mexico City. Her past performances include shows for world renowned artists such as Mark Anthony, Eddie Palmieri and La India.

Stephan was born and raised in Montreal. He learned and trained with Montreal and New York's best Salsa dancers in the New York Mambo style such as Eddy Torres, Santo Rico, Saltimambo, San Tropez Dance School and many others. He has performed for the Montreal Jazz Festival and for the Montreal Just for Laugh Festival, Tito Puente and in various television productions. 

Maria and Stephan blended their style together. A winning formula that made them win many national level competitions. From Montreal they moved to Edmonton, where they implemented and popularised the New York and L.A. style Salsa. Since 2004 they have been operating dance schools, training outstanding dancers, creating choreographies and giving performances. Today in Ottawa, they care about sharing this passion for Latin dances with those who want to join this enthralling activity that is SALSA dancing. 

 

Rules

There are two rules:

1) Participants must dance at all times.

2) Participants must have a good time and laugh often.

 

All participants in this class will receive:

  • An OSSC key tag which gives you access to discounts and deals from our amazing sponsors and partners around town! See all the deals!
  • Free nachos and wings any time when you visit our partner pub, The Royal Oak! There are 13 locations in Ottawa (and 1 seasonal pub at the Ottawa Tennis & Lawn Bowling Club)!
  • An invitation to the OSSC end of season party and a chance to win amazing prizes on-site! An event NOT to be missed!

Location

Overbrook Community Centre: 33 Quill Street