Salsa course for Beginners | 6 Weeks
With Nelson Batista
Minimum age 16
Time: 18.00 – 19.00
Start Date: 26th September 2022
End Date: 31st October 2022
Time: 19.30 – 21.00
Start Date: 7th November 2022
End Date: 12th December 2022
Please note that we are unable to offer credit or refunds for unattended classes.
An intensive Salsa dance course lead by Cuban dance instructor Nelson Batista.
This course will aim at absolute beginners or those with minimal experience. No partner needed as attendants will continuously swap partners during class which mirrors the social aspect of the dance. Salsa is danced by millions of people the world over as it can be done by people of all ages, background and physical abilities and in that aspect it is totally unrivalled.
There are no special clothing or footwear requirements for this course. Just wear anything you will feel comfortable in but avoid heavy trainers.
As the course progresses, the students will learn different techniques, leading and following skills on the dance floor and musical interpretation, as well as simple new routines every week. By the end of the course, students will have enough knowledge to join an intermediate level dance class. All will be taught in a fun and relaxed manner!
Born in Havana, Cuba, Nelson began dancing at an early age. Upon his arrival in England in 1988, he became actively involved in promoting and organizing Latin dance and music activities. Nelson became the first Salsa dance instructor in London, to high acclaim. As a result, he extended his classes to venues all over the country, thus establishing himself as the top Salsa dance teacher in the UK. Many of Nelson’s students have since progressed to dance professionally and to teach Salsa themselves.
Most recently, after the official acknowledgment of the Salsa dance as an established dance form by the UKA (United Kingdom Alliance of teachers of dance), Nelson was appointed President of the Salsa Examining Board, within the Club Latino Division of the UKA.
Throughout Nelson’s career, he has appeared in numerous TV programs demonstrating and promoting Salsa Dance in London and the UK. Nelson has also been acclaimed in the National Press, i.e The Guardian, The Times, etc; and also contributed to various Salsa and Latin dance-orientated publications