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Do you salsa?

Ever thought you were born with two left feet or do you just keep to yourself at parties?

We are here to show you that anyone can learn to dance salsa with our time proven method. So basically if you can walk you can dance salsa, bachata and merengue. Our classes start from the beginner level where you will learn the basic steps, moves and turns to the Intermediate level and then to the advanced level where you can show off your skills as an accomplished dancer.

Whether you are interested in L.A. Style - Salsa On 1 or New York Style - Salsa on 2, you are in the right place. 20+ years of salsa instruction are available to have you dancing as a pro. You will learn to dance in a simple and effective easy to follow program with our seasoned staff. All moves and turns are broken down into easy to follow steps and we continue to build on these steps. As you advance from one level o the other you will build up you confidence and style in a welcoming atmosphere.So make the move today and register for our next classes.

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Beginner - Level 1
This course is designed for people with NO experience in SALSA DANCING. Students will be introduced to the basic steps and to THE DANCING FUDAMENTALS & THEORY.

Intermediate Level 2
This course is designed for people who have finish LEVEL 1 or have already demonstrated some dancing experience. Students will cover additional footwork, turn patters and lead and folxzlow patters. The course consists of 5 consecutive 1 hour classes.

Advanced - Level 3
Only available to those who completed levels 1 and 2 footwork/shines, creating variety, new patters and new move.

Here's your chance to add fun to your life!

  • For dancers and non dancers alike - 16 years plus
  • Beginners 7-8pm and Int/Adv 8-9pm – At the beginning of the 5-week course
  • Monday evening class from 6-7pm
  • Bring your partner, or come on your own - this class is fantastic either way!
  • Work on Salsa shines, partner-work and combinations!
  • Be prepared for your next night out, by learning some fantastic new dance moves!

Sign up for our salsa course and save$$$
First person pays $60 for 5-week course 2nd person dances 50% off (new students only)
If you have any other questions! Call us @ 214.923.9404

L.A. & N.Y. Style Info

Although the majority of classes and club nights within SalsaDallas.com/Luis Delgadillo are danced ‘On1′, recently ‘On2′ salsa dancing has rapidly gained popularity within the area.
At SalsaDallas.com/Luis Delgadillo we pretty much dance on both and a lot has been made of the difference between these two styles. So we are asking the question, what’s the real difference between On1 and On2 salsa?

“The simple answer is not much, but quite a lot. Confused? Don’t worry we will explain...
Sorry, out of necessity what follows will get quite technical.

Salsa On1 (L.A. Style)
First let’s get down to some fundamentals of Salsa On1. You’ll often hear in classes the teacher counting “one-two-three, five-six-seven”. This means we are stepping on the first three counts of the first bar, and the first three counts of the second bar. So what happens on the 4th and 8th beat I hear you saying?

Well, a somewhat simplified explanation taught to beginners is that we have a pause, that we stop moving altogether.  This would look pretty unnatural, and actually most dancers do continue moving through the 4th and 8th beats.  These dancers actually employ a Quick-Quick-Slow rhythm.

So what does that mean?  A Quick-Quick is 2 steps to 2 beats of music (stepping on each beat) and a Slow is 1 step to 2 beats of music (stepping on the 1st beat of the Slow).  In On1, the Quick-Quick steps are beats 1 and 2, and 5 and 6; while the Slow steps are beats 3 and 7, and pause 4 and 8.


Salsa On2 (N.Y. Style)
With Salsa On2, the main technical difference lies in the timing of the steps.

The lead actually takes his forward step on count six of the music, which is five beats later than his On1 counterpart.

Also, the Quick-Quick steps are 2 and 3, and 6 and 7; while the Slow steps are beats 5 and 1, and pause 4 and 8.


The Difference Between On1 and On2?

Well in fact, there are more similarities than some would have you believe. The steps and moves are very similar across On1 and On2 – it is simply the timing that varies.

It really is a matter of personal preference because the difference in the timing gives light to the most important difference of all – the feeling of dancing On1 or On2. Because the Slow part of the Quick-Quick Slow rhythm is at a different point in the music, this gives the two styles a considerably different emphasis, and also, a different connection with the music.

It’s also worth noting that preference for On1 or On2 often varies along geographic lines. LA Style salsa with its high energy dips, tricks and spins is usually danced On1. Whereas New York salsa, with its emphasis on technique and musicality is usually danced On2. There’s also an argument to say On1 is easier for beginners to take up. I’ll leave that up for debate!

What I will say, is that you should try both and decide for yourself.

Roots of Salsa and History

Salsa's roots are based on Cuban Son, specifically to the beat of Son Montuno in the 1920s. However, as it is a popular music, it is open to improvisation and thus it is continuously evolving. New modern salsa styles are associated and named to the original geographic areas that developed them. There are often devotees of each of these styles outside of their home territory. Characteristics that may identify a style include: timing, basic steps, foot patterns, body rolls and movements, turns and figures, attitude, dance influences and the way that partners hold each other. The point in a musical bar music where a slightly larger step is taken (the break step) and the direction the step moves can often be used to identify a style.

Incorporating other dance styling techniques into salsa dancing has become very common, for both men and women: shimmies, leg work, arm work, body movement, spins, body isolations, shoulder shimmies, rolls, even hand styling, acrobatics and lifts.

Latin American styles originate from Cuba and surrounding Caribbean islands including Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic and then expanding to Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, and the rest of Latin America; also heavily influence "Miami" style which is a fusion of Cuban style and North American version. The styles include "Casino", Miami-Style, Cali-style and Venezuelan Style.

North American styles have different characteristics: Los Angeles style breaks on the first beat "On 1" while New York style breaks on the second beat "On 2". Both have different origins and evolutionary path, as the New York Salsa is heavily influenced by Jazz instruments in its early growth stage

Monday (L.A. Style) Addison

Chicho's Restaurant in Addison
3957 Belt Line RD
Addison, TX 75001 ‎
(972) 701-0817

Beginners @ 6:30 PM
Intermediate @ 7:30 PM

BEGINNER LEVEL 1 $60 per person for a 5-week course
This course is designed for people with NO experience in SALSA DANCING. Students will be introduced to the basic steps and to THE DANCING FUNDAMENTALS & THEORY. The course consists of 5 consecutive 1 hour classes.

BEGINNER LEVEL 2 $60 per person for a 5-week course
This course is designed for people who have finish LEVEL 1 or have already demonstrated some dancing experience. Students will cover additional footwork, turn combinations and lead and follow. The course consists of 5 consecutive 1 hour classes.


SOCIAL DANCING RIGHT AFTER THE INTERMEDIATE CLASS AT 8:30PM

Salsa After Work every Monday in Addison

DRINK SPECIALS:

All drinks $5 all night
 Free parking
We have salsa dancing right after the last class 
We encourage our students to go and practice to speed up their learning process so we usually hang out at Chicho's Restaurant in Addison every Monday evening from 8pm - 12 midnight!


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Tuesday (L.A. Style) Carrollton


2662 N Josey Ln Site 214
Carrollton, TX 75007

Beginners @ 7PM
Intermediate @ 8PM

BEGINNER LEVEL 1 $60 per person for a 5-week course
This course is designed for people with NO experience in SALSA DANCING. Students will be introduced to the basic steps and to THE DANCING FUNDAMENTALS & THEORY. The course consists of 5 consecutive 1 hour classes.

BEGINNER LEVEL 2 $60 per person for a 5-week course
This course is designed for people who have finish LEVEL 1 or have already demonstrated some dancing experience. Students will cover additional footwork, turn combinations and lead and follow. The course consists of 5 consecutive 1 hour classes.

ADVANCED LEVEL 3 $60 per person for a 5-week course
Only available to those who completed LEVELS 1 & 2. Students will cover additional footwork/shines, creating variety new combination moves.
or have already demonstrated some dancing experience to (Luis Delgadillo), Students will cover additional footwork Partner work combos, The course consists of 5 consecutive 1 hour classes

Free parking
We encourage our students to go and practice to speed up their learning process so we usually hang out at Havana in uptown every Monday Evening!


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Sunday (L.A. Style)

Salsa Classes

2155 Marsh Ln, Carrollton, TX 75006
(Keller Springs & Marsh LN) (214) 923-9404

Salsa Beginners @ 6:00 PM
Salsa Intermediate @ 7:00 PM
Salsa Advanced @ 8:00 PM


BEGINNER LEVEL 1 $60 per person for a 5-week course
This course is designed for people with NO experience in SALSA DANCING. Students will be introduced to the basic steps and to THE DANCING FUNDAMENTALS & THEORY. The course consists of 5 consecutive 1 hour classes.

BEGINNER LEVEL 2 $60 per person for a 5-week course
This course is designed for people who have finish LEVEL 1 or have already demonstrated some dancing experience. Students will cover additional footwork, turn combinations and lead and follow. The course consists of 5 consecutive 1 hour classes.

Free parking available
We encourage our students to go and practice to speed up their learning process so we usually hang out at Chichos in Addison every Monday Evening!


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Sunday Bachata

Salsa Classes
Alpha Midway Dance Studio
13604 Midway Road. Suite 151 Dallas, TX 75244

Beginners @ 4:30pm
Intermediate @ 5:30 pm

BEGINNER LEVEL 1 $60 per person for a 5-week course
This course is designed for people with NO experience in BACHATA DANCING. Students will be introduced to the basic steps and to THE DANCING FUNDAMENTALS & THEORY. The course consists of 5 consecutive 1 hour classes.

BEGINNER LEVEL 2 $60 per person for a 5-week course
This course is designed for people who have finish LEVEL 1 or have already demonstrated some dancing experience. Students will cover additional footwork, turn combinations and lead and follow. The course consists of 5 consecutive 1 hour classes.

Free parking available
Dance Studio, Easy access off the Highway 635 and Midway north cross streets (Corner Midway and Alpha)
We encourage our students to go and practice to speed up their learning process so we usually hang out at Lolita's in uptown every Monday Evening!


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Thursday (L.A. Style) Las Colinas

Salsa Dallas

Rey's Restaurant
2836 O'Connor RD Irving, TX 75062 (Corner of Rochelle and O'Connor)

Beginners @ 7pm
Intermediate @ 8pm
Salsa Social dancing right after class to stay and practice!

BEGINNER LEVEL 1 $60 per person for a 5-week course
This course is designed for people with NO experience in SALSA DANCING. Students will be introduced to the basic steps and to THE DANCING FUNDAMENTALS & THEORY. The course consists of 5 consecutive 1 hour classes.

BEGINNER LEVEL 2 $60 per person for a 5-week course
This course is designed for people who have finish LEVEL 1 or have already demonstrated some dancing experience. Students will cover additional footwork, turn combinations and lead and follow. The course consists of 5 consecutive 1 hour classes.

Free parking available
Dance Studio, Easy access off the Highway 635 and Midway north cross streets (Corner Midway and Alpha)
We encourage our students to go and practice to speed up their learning process so we usually hang out at Chichos in Addison every Monday Evening!


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