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Mambo Salsa On2 & Cha Cha Classes

Learn to dance Salsa in a new way with Salsa On2 style aka Mambo and a close cousin to Mambo is Tripple Mambo, more commonly known as Cha Cha. This is for Salsa Improver level dancers and above. This one off class is every 8 weeks covering different aspects of these dances.

 

On1 to On2 Conversion Class for Salsa Dancers

• Salsa On2 & & Cha Cha On2 Shines & Partnerwork

• Salsa & Cha Cha Music & Percussion Theory
• On1 to On2 conversion

• Learn Cha Cha aka Tripple Mambo in some classes

• Level: Improver & above (Salsa Level)
• One-off Class every 8 Weeks

Salsa On2 conversion is converting the Salsa On1 to On2 known as Mambo, you can also easily switch to Cha Cha known as Trippled Mambo. Luckily the Salsa On1 system already taught at 'Salsa Latina  Academy' is a New York Salsa System already, which is where this all comes from. So make sure you are already learning Salsa On1 up to Salsa Improver level at Salsa Latina, before trying this Mambo Intro. The class will be more heavily focused on Shines aka ‘Footwork’ to start with which includes music theory to help your Salsa timing and then partnerwork. Salsa On2 or Mambo is essential for Salsa Intermediate and you could potentially be invited to carry on to Salsa On1/On2 Intermediate.

Class Times/Dates:

★  Tuesday 8:30pm -  12 April 2022

Level & Requirements:

Any Level Salsa improver from Salsa Latina or above  can join this class.
Beginners cannot join this class, you need to have graded to Salsa Improvers at minimum to join this class. If you are a beginner please join Salsa Beginner for a free 1st class here >

 

What is Mambo?

Mambo is Salsa On2, it's danced on the 2nd count aka ‘Salsa On2’, this style originated from New York. Whereas Salsa On1 is danced on the first count, this is taught in our beginners & improver level classes. The main thing to remember its still “Salsa” and It’s a very popular style around the world to dance. Its great for all Salsa Dancers to understand this style to give you more variety and exposure and to experience Salsa in a completely new way.

What is Cha Cha?

Cha Cha is Salsa danced on the 2nd count Similar to Mambo or  ‘Salsa On2’, except with a syncopated step "cha cha cha" in the middle of the basic, this style we are teaching originated from New York. Cha Cha should never be danced on1, because it matches the congas. Cha-Cha is a Latin dance style that goes evern further back which started in Cuba. The dance gained popularity around the 1950's and went back as far as the 1920's, this was created from two other dances; Mambo and Danzon.

Cha Cha is a reinvention of the Mambo, often referred to as “Tripple Mambo” and there are many musical arrangements that beg for both styles to be danced in the same piece of music. Sometimes, it is a Cha Cha piece that has a Mambo interlude and sometimes it is a Mambo piece with a Cha Cha interlude. So it is really worth while knowing how to do both! Mambo is also often referred to as Salsa On2. Just like Mambo, Cha Cha you break step on the second count. So if you can dance Salsa On1, learning Cha Cha will help you with understanding the music better and it will be a breeze to learn as the basics are very similar.

The fundamentals in Salsa are the same except with a slightly different timing & steps.

Learn how to dance on the (2) known as (On2) and learn how the beats work, which gives insight to Cha Cha & Salsa & how to tell the difference in the music. It's also closely related to Mambo (Salsa On2)

Learn how to convert Salsa Fundamentals into Cha Cha, this is why you need to know some Salsa to join this class. Learn Cha Cha Basic

Note: Cha Cha should only be dance On2, dancing On1 Cha Cha is not dancing Cha Cha correctly, as per the music states.

SLA Mambo Syllabus

The current system taught at Salsa Latina is mainly a New York system & includes Puerto Rican style  which can be danced on1 or on2. All the shines system is the same too, so it’s just a matter of learning more about the music and how to step in a different way. However not all Salsa dance schools teach a New York Salsa On2 syllabus, most Salsa On1 teachers or schools in fact teach a different structure, often LA style, which is incompatible to convert to Mambo, because you would have to learn the variations between the two styles.

Salsa Intermediate On1/On2

The start date or week#1 of Salsa Intermediate On1/On2 is A Salsa On2 Mambo Conversion Class. Mambo Conversion class happens every 8 weeks. Each Conversion class will be different in certain aspects so each time you do this class you can learn more about Salsa On2 (aka Mambo) You will see this also labeled on the timetable
Its possible for any Salsa On1 Improver dancer at Salsa Latina to join this week#1 and cover the Mambo content. You'll need to know some Mambo for the Salsa Intermediate if you are planning on progressing anyway, if you join this Intro class there is a possibly you could be invited to join Salsa On1/On2 Intermediate level from week#2 ...see levels below ......read more about the levels and grading here >

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Salsa Online Classes

★ Free Beginners Salsa Basics Video

★ Mambo Conversion Class
★ Bachata Beginners & Intermediate Video Courses

★ Instructors: Reuben, Milena

★ Learn 24/7 in your own time & enhance your training

★ Content lines up with our regular classes at Salsa Latina
★ No Partner required, these are mainly solo training videos
★ Partnerwork Videos in some sections

★ Technique , Shines/ Footwork & Arms & Body Movement

★ Practice Footwork & Shines to Music
★ Extra Resourses

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Cha Cha Online Classes

★ Cha Cha  Intermediate Video Courses
We recommend learning Salsa Beginners first before doing this online course because the basics are basically the same.

★ Instructors: Reuben, Milena & Robyn

★ Learn 24/7 in your own time & enhance your training

★ Content lines up with our regular classes at Salsa Latina
★ No Partner required, these are mainly solo training videos
★ Partnerwork Videos in some sections

★ Technique , Shines/ Footwork & Arms & Body Movement

★ Practice Footwork & Shines to Music
★ Extra Resourses