Salsa dance classes at Mixed Motion Art
We’re so excited that you’re interested in learning Salsa! MMA is committed to making the journey both fun and rewarding. We offer high level Salsa lessons that combine a fun and systematic approach that assure your success! Mixed Motion Art Dance Academy is also proud to be the only dance studio in Chicago who specializes in dancing ‘on2.’ Why is this important? The scene has in Chicago has changed dramatically in the past ten years. The best of the best dancers in Chicago all embrace the ‘on2’ style as their preferred way to dance Salsa and you should too!
Check out our classes below for a brief overview of our Salsa lessons and we hope to see you soon at MMA!
White Belt Salsa (Beg)
This is where it begins! MMA has a strong belief in drilling the fundamentals. The intentional repetition insures our students retain the information. Time and again, we’ve seen students grow and blossom into great social dancers because they have built up a strong foundation. Our White Belt class will go over all of the stuff you need to know so that you can take your dancing to the next level.
Wednesdays at 8:40 p.m.
Yellow Belt Salsa (Int)
And on we go! You should now have a sound understand of how the dancing Salsa works. It’s now time to start learning some more intricate movements and partnering! We’ll introduce open footwork, also known as ‘shines’ to educate your feet. We will also work on more complex partner combinations. In our Yellow Belt class, you’ll begin to understand your specific role in the dance. This’ll be fun!
Wednesdays at 8:40 p.m.
Join Freddy Ovalle for his long running and very popular Cha Cha and Mambo fusion class!
You’ll first start with a great footwork pattern that will help to educate your feet in Cha Cha timing/rhythm. After that, get ready for some smooth and fancy partnerwork and combinations to help you improve your skills and stand out on the dancefloor!
Mondays at 7:30 p.m.
Orange Belt Salsa (Adv)
Are you ready to kick some a$$? If you’ve braved through the basics and worked your way past Yellow Belt and Chambo, then there’s one last stop! In our Orange Belt Salsa class we leave the slow stuff at the door and get right to business. Spinning? Check. Preps and advanced patterns? Check. Crazy syncopated shines? Check! For the leads, these patterns will keep your partners on their toes and for the ladies, you’ll learn to be ready for anything that comes your way. This is where the REAL fun starts…are you ready?
Thursdays at 7:40 p.m.