Mambo Salsa On2 Dance Classes Christchurch


Mambo Imp/Int Salsa On2 Class Intro

• Mambo Shines & Partnerwork

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

• Level: Improver & above (Salsa / Mambo Level)

Class Times/Dates:

★  Tuesdays 8:30pm - Week#1
- See week#1 on timetable >

N.B.  The start date or week#1 of Salsa Intermediate On1/On2.
This is the same date as Salsa Intermediate Grading. It's the start date of the  Intermediate 8 week course, which includes a grading & Salsa On2 Intro. But you need to be at the right level to do the grading section, its possible for any Improve to join this 1st week and cover the Mambo content or come try this as a practice section...see levels below more about the levels and grading 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. It happens to be the same style we teach in our regular Salsa classes ‘Salsa On1’, just danced on the first count. The current system taught at Salsa Latina is mainly New York style flavoured and 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.

When you progress to Salsa Intermediate / Advanced from week#2 onward of a course you will learn Salsa On1 & Salsa On2. We also teach Salsa On2, Mambo conversion of Shines & Partnerwork during every class from week#2. So this week#1 Mambo Intro class will be very very useful if not a necessity if you plan on doing Salsa at a higher level.  To get to Mambo or Salsa On2, you need to learn and master Salsa On1 all the way through to Intermediate Advanced, once you grade from Improvers you can join into this level...more about this level here on the Salsa page >

Level & Requirements:

You will need to have completed all 6 Salsa On1 Improver courses to do the grading, but you can be and improver of any level to do this particular class. Ideal also for any Intermediate & Advanced dancers 


SLA Mambo System

The Salsa On1 system already taught at 'Salsa Latina  Academy' is a New York System already. So make sure you are already learning Salsa On1 before trying Mambo. The class will be more heavily focused on Shines aka ‘Footwork’ to start with to aid timing and then partnerwork.