Edgars Menikis

 Bachata and LA Salsa classes in London

Classes

Minimum age: 16

Monday: Bachata

  • Time: 20:00 – 21:30
  • Level: Beg/Gen
  • Fee: £14

Tuesday: Bachata

  • Time: 19:00 – 20:00
  • Level: Improvers
  • Fee: £13

Tuesday: LA Salsa

  • Time: 20:00 – 21:00
  • Level: General (not suited for beginners)
  • Fee: £13

 

Classes bookable HERE from one week ahead.

Biography

Edgars is a talented dancer and instructor with over 20 years of teaching experience in Latvia, Ireland, and London.

Starting his dance career in Latvia, he quickly became a successful Street Dancer and Choreographer for music videos and DJ shows.
Later on, Edgars also went to train in Ballroom and Latin styles, Salsa and Zouk.
He is currently involved in various dance projects around the city, including stage shows.

Above all, Edgars believes that dance should be fun and open to all. He encourages dancers to bring in their own style. “It is important to me to see smiles on my students’ faces”. That is why he constantly uses his sense of humour to help his students to feel relaxed and experience every dance routine with a positive attitude.

Class description

Bachata

Bachata is one of the most popular Latin dance styles and is often danced in salsa social dance venues. … Similar to Salsa, it is upbeat, sensual, and full of exciting turns and hip action. In this fun and casual 60-minute class, you will learn:

• Basic Bachata Steps

• Simple Turns and Combinations

• Basic Leading and Following Skills

Both singles and couples are welcome. To make it a fun social experience and help you understand the roles of leading and following, we rotate partners in class. Rotating is encouraged but optional.

LA Salsa

LA-style salsa is danced in a line where dancers break on the first beat of the music (on 1) rather than on 2. Many dancers find this timing more intuitive. LA-style is a fantastic starting point for those with or without prior dancing experience.

The narrow path aspect of LA style makes it easy to keep track of where you are in-and-among all of those spins and turns you will very quickly be mastering.