Course L

Spanish and Dance      

(Tango or Salsa)

 

You can choose to combine your Spanish course with with either tango or salsa, or with both tango and salsa. Please specify your preference on your enrolment form.

Spanish and Tango

The Spanish element of this course is exactly the same as Course A, with two grammar classes and two conversation classes daily. You will have 2 hour-long tango or salsa classes per week. The Spanish classes are in the morning and tango or salsa in the afternoon. The dance classes are run by professional teachers and dancers not far from the school away. You will receive one-to-one classes or you can book classes with a partner. Total beginners are welcome, and you will begin by learning the basic steps and understanding the music. Experienced dancers will learn more advanced routines or related forms of dance. Our teachers are well-connected with the community in Montevideo and can advise you on where to watch or practice tango or salsa outside of class. No equipment is needed except for comfortable clothes and shoes: ordinary shoes or trainers are fine for beginners, but sandals or flip-flops are not advisable.

What can I expect to learn?

Tango: Beginners can expect to learn the basic steps of tango, a good tango walk and hold, how to lead (men) or interpret (women), and about the culture and music of tango.  You may also try out the related dance form, milonga, which is like tango but quicker and more playful.  Those with some experience will be able to improve their style, learn new steps and sequences, or simply dance for fun.

 

Tango: The salsa classes are run by an experienced salsa dancer in a studio a short bus ride from the school, and if you wish you can experience related forms of dance such as merengue and cha cha cha. The private classes can be one-to-one, or you can book classes with a partner. Total beginners are welcome, as are more experienced dancers, and all students will have the chance to experience Montevideo’s nightlife at one of several salsa nightclubs. You should bring comfortable clothes and shoes. Sports shoes are fine, but women with some dance experience should wear high-heeled shoes. Specify your level of dance experience on your enrolment form.

What can I expect to learn?

Beginners and intermediate dancers can expect to learn the basic dance steps and posture, the turns and ornaments, as well as getting to know culture and music of salsa.  Those with more experience will be able to improve their style, learn new steps and sequences, or simply dance for fun.

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