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Speak with an instructor during office hours 1:30pm-3:30pm M-F 520-396-4864
Historic Y 738 N. 5th Ave
On going Friday Drop in Classes
Restarted October 16th 2020
These Community group classes will have a different training format.
Due to this Flu Season, no partner contact will occur during these sessions. Spots are limited. The building owner requires that you wear a face covering….even though they don’t work.
In person private sessions, are still available but only open to previously trained students.
University of Arizona Campus Rec
Thursdays- The 11 week courses here will restart in January 2021
What to bring to a Soulseros Class
-Exact Cash for Floor Fee
– A sweater (we keep the studio chilly) and mask nearby.
– A water bottle and sweat towel
-Comfortable loose fitting clothing
-Smooth soled shoes (clean dark socks are fine too)
-Dance shoes (Jazz or Ballroom shoes, Ladies heels must have ankle strap support)
-Note taking materials
-An open mind, positive attitude and patience are all highly recommended as well !
Frequently Asked Questions
– While this virus has most people freaking out and in lockdown, I was wondering if you are providing classes anywhere? I am interested in dancing…to relieve some stress. Yes we are conducting in person classes for the community on Fridays at the Historic Y building. Our ‘privates’ are still set for previously trained soulseros students. The friday Historic Y classes are slated for beginners with no contact instruction. Hence, these are “Individual Styling” sessions for Salsa and Bachata.
– Are you guys only teaching at the U now….are ‘privates’ a new trend…better than group classes? Yes, we conduct group classes at the UA but starting in January 2021. As for private / personal training sessions we have been holding those for years. Clients (new and current students) that take privates, learn faster. And yes, privates are the way to go. Our focus is YOU, no distractions from drama queens, weirdos, insecure know it all’s and of course those kiss-butt wanna be BFF’s. All this allows for an accelerated rate/ exponential increase in skill, confidence and personal development in a shorter/ condensed time frame.
– Do you teach Salsa on “1” and is there specific start date for a Salsa class….If not, how does it work if I’m in my first class and everyone else is in say their 3rd or 4th? Yes we teach on 1. The UA classes run on cycles with start dates. In every class…we assess new and returning students… dividing them into progressive sections. The foundational movement instructor will then teach absolute beginners or slow learners on one side of the room, as the lead instructor takes the other group of returning students and quick learners to the other side thus…. you progress at your own pace in the standard set Latin Dance curriculum. >>>>>>>>>>
–What type of shoes and clothing should I wear? Wear comfortable clothing, ones that will allow you to move easily during the one hour class. As for the shoes, anything with smooth soles (jazz shoes, old sneakers and even socks) work best. High heels for the ladies are optional but not really recommended for an instructional session.
-How long will it take to get the fundamentals? After completing 6 months most students will have mastered our foundational rotational dance curriculum. As always, our professional Latin dance instructors are always available to guide you upon your entry into a class and help you reach your goals at your own pace.
-My wife has been dancing for years…but I don’t know how to dance and she is not that patient with me. I want to attend classes with her yet am too hesitant….which class would you recommend? We would recommend attending the beginners class, but by yourself at first. After you have attained some confidence with your basic steps, then we would recommend inviting her. Over the 20 years of instruction we have encountered ‘couple dynamics’ that were somewhat dysfunctional. We have been blessed in only having seen such dynamics with 6 couples. Just recently we had to eject a wife who was very negative in class, with the poor husband following her out. In the end, our assessment and interactions expose ‘the negative individual’ as the one having a large ego….one that squelchs the husbands attempt to better himself. If your wife is willing to be patient, humble and open to learning technical aspects to the dance… then you may be able to learn a new fun skill. Please remember, your wife must check that ego at the door, because in the classroom …a bad attitude or negative behavior will not be accepted.
–Can we pre-pay for a batch of private dance classes or can we just drop in and pay as we go? You can do both. We understand tight budgets so you can pay as you go or if you can obtain a package deal for 6 weeks of classes and save even more! Or you can pay per drop in class. For the class rate and cost, click on the tab above.
-I have heard that your group is primarily a social instructional group…do you have a performance team? No performance group here… our focus is teaching and instructing beginners and intermediate students. We are here to empower brand new dance students in their personal quest in creating social bonds. In the years since 1995, having taught thousands in the Tucson community and University, we have seen many people grow out from their shyness, insecurities, nervousness, etc… into wonderful people building multiple friendships. We consider our students to be more than just a body, in a class, fulfilling a quota, just there to learn some dance steps for the stage or competition on a TV show. Here, You become family and…over time you will develop the social skills that better your partner dance on and off the dance floor.
–Is you Salsa Latin Dance course at the UA only for college students, what times are they held at the Rec? The course is open to community members as well. The 11 week Latin Dance course generally starts in February and September each semester. Its conducted on Thursdays after 6pm. Details on registration can be found here.