Are you Ready for THE BEST?
JOIN US, for the final PARTY OF 2013!
the SPARKLE BALL...
A Black & White & Shiny New Year's Eve 2013-2014 Celebration
FINAL WORKSHOPS of 2013!
YOUR WISHES HAVE BEEN GRANTED!
During the 2nd week of December we will offer special workshops based on your requests throughout the year.
DECEMBER 10th, 11th, and 12th - SPECIALTY WORKSHOPS
December 10th at 7pm - 10pm - MUSICALITY - $35
December 11th at 7pm - 9pm - SENSUAL BACHATA - $25
December 12th at 7pm - 9pm - YOUR CHOICE! either MENS or LADIES STYLING - $25
These specialty workshops will be multi-level so we will start from Beginner up to Intermediate if appropriate for level of students. Workshops will include at least a half hour practice afterward. DJ music will be played in dance taught as well as other Latin music. This is your chance to focus on those areas of your dancing that need extra attention so you can round out your experience and education with Salsa with Juan. You can drop in and register directly at the studio.
Musicality will show you timing, phrasing, how to catch the beat, how to stay on the beat, how to use the instrumentation, playing with the music and more!
Sensual Bachata is all about getting close and keeping it danceable! More connection, fun moves and how to pull off this style without a bad reputation!
Mens styling will go over hand and arm placement, footwork and fancy poses that will gain you respect on the dancefloor. Ladies styling will learn hand and arm placement, sexy poses and timed footwork to enhance your look while you dance. We will come together for the last 15 minutes to have a Styling Duel!
JOIN US for what will prove to be a great time to gather, learn and gain new insights into your dancing before the year is over!
Welcome to the Family!
Check out what the Bay Area's BEST Salsa and Bachata dance instruction has to offer YOU! Group classes, special events, cruises, workshops, monthly Socials are just a part of what we do to make you smile. Students learn to dance for fun, health, connection to Latin music and to people - from the Bay to the World.
"Welcome Home, Dancer!" and we hope you will always be part of our dance 'Familia'.
About our Salsa and Bachata Classes
We Love to Salsa AND Bachata Dance! How about you?
Salsa Dancing is HOT! Known for its smooth moves and set to vibrant and energetic Latin music, Salsa dancing remains very popular here in the Bay Area! If you want to learn how to Salsa dance, or are looking for classes in the East Bay, check out our class schedule where you can find Beginner through Performance level classes and our Specialty Workshops as well. We also offer sensuous and fun Bachata classes which is now a standard at the Latin clubs. Bachata is from Dominican Republic and is generally easier to learn at first, has lovely melodic guitar music and is slower with less turns. Our classes are taught in a great space at our home studio on the edge of Jack London Square area. No Partner Required! Classes are ongoing and we start a new series every month. Drop-ins are welcome any time!
Our Beginning to Pre-Advanced Salsa dance classes are taught as progressive month-long series that meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You will learn to dance the basics in one hour! Every week, we briefly review what we’ve covered and add something new. This repetition will support your learning & enhance your understanding of basic technique and rhythm. You will learn foundation steps which develop into mini-patterns which become the building blocks for longer, more intricate patterns.
OUR NEWEST CLASS, Bridging the Salsa Dance Divide, has become the hottest new Salsa class in the Bay Area! This class focuses on Key Moves such as Hammerlocks, Wraps, Turns, or themes such as Footwork, Styling, Traveling around the floor. Students learn more about the Key Moves before going into Patterns classes to make a comfortable transition. In Level 2 and 2.5 (Intermediate and Pre-Advanced) we begin a new choreographed pattern each month that will challenge you to improve your technique, increase your understanding of how to put moves together and add some style to your good basics. Increasingly popular and without a doubt here to stay, Bachata has found its home alongside Salsa in all the major clubs and studios in the world. Salsa with Juan's Bachata classes are held on Wednesdays with 2 levels to choose from. Challenge yourself and try this popular and sensual dance - it's easy to get started! Bachata classes are also progressive and will explore different styles such as Dominican, Traditional and Moderna.
Guest instructors may teach occasionally in any of Salsa with Juan's classes.
YOUR FIRST CLASS IS FREE!
Let us know at the front desk if this is your first time visiting Salsa with Juan and your first class (first hour) will be FREE! If you decide to stay with us for the rest of the month we will make sure you get a great deal on remaining classes.
4th Friday Night Social
Our popular monthly Salsa and Bachata Social happens every 4th Friday of the month - just like old times! There is a Beginner Salsa or Bachata lesson at 8 pm taught by our SWJ Instructors OR guest instructors. DANCING from 9pm until 1am! We offer tasty snacks, refreshments, performances, great danceable music, friendly dancers and more! The cost is only $10 at door, $12 online, unless specified otherwise. Children 12 and under enter FREE with guardian!
Our socials have gained a reputation for being a fun and supportive atmosphere where everyone gets to dance. Come on out, practice all you know, meet new dancers and DANCE! DANCE HOSTS AND HOSTESSES will keep you on the floor all night long - so don't be shy - get your DANCE ON!
Held at a beautiful dance studio in Jack London Square Gateway area. This studio is large with great hardwood floors and full length mirrors and has 2 rooms for dancing, a student lounge, deluxe bathrooms with showers, and a friendly ambiance.
December 13th (2nd Friday this month) TACOS and TOYS Holiday Social with Salsa with Juan!
Show your gratitude this Holiday Season by helping us help our community
Street Tacos with all the Trimmings
Bring an unwrapped toy or gift for person or pet
Lesson @ 8:00pm & Social with HOT Latin Dancing
with local Salsa/Bachata DJs 9:00pm - 1am
This Month's THEME for Pattern Classes
This month's THEME for our Bridging through Patterns classes (Bridging the Salsa Dance Divide, Salsa Level 2 and Salsa Level 2.5 and Intermediate Bachata) is
Focus on standards throughout your Salsa or Bachata dancing that will help you remember and combine your material as well as understand what you should expect from social dancing. Bridge will begin to use these concepts, Level 2 will explore more ideas and Level 2.5 will strive to make it all look easy! Open Forum means get your questions answered so don't be shy...now is your chance to get more out of what you already know this month.
Please make sure you have gone through Levels 1 and 1.5 and preferably Bridge class to join Level 2 or 2.5. If you are unsure of your level please check with an instructor to be placed appropriately.
All Access Passes
The All Access Pass - The Salsa with Juan AA Pass allows you to participate in up to 36 hours in a month of our Beginner through Advanced classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for only $100-$120 a month. To get this pricing, please pay in class! The All Access Pass gives you the most value and hours with the best Salsa instruction in the entire Bay Area! BACHATA WEDNESDAYS ARE INCLUDED!
AA PASS AQUA - Students have access to Beginner Track classes: Level 1, 1.5 and Bridging as well as both Bachata classes.
AA PASS RED - Students have access to Intermediate Track and all Salsa with Juan classes. This includes Level 2, 2.5 and Bridging and both Bachata classes. Feel free to explore all the Levels to get practice and a challenge!
Note: There are dance pre-requisites to remain in higher level classes in order to create stability for more experienced students. Ask your instructor for more details.