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//salsa & ballroom

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Leading the way in your salsa experience is the very talented Callum Rayment.  A graduate of the prestigious Laine Performing Arts College in London and national champion in both Ballroom and Latin dance.

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In this class you will learn the many styles of salsa dancing, A technique that involves a dancer to shift their weight by stepping, the upper body remains level and nearly unaffected by the weight changes. Weight shifts cause the hips to move. Arm and shoulder movements are also incorporated. The Cuban Casino style of salsa dancing involves significant movement above the waist, with up-and-down shoulder movements and shifting of the rib-cage.

The arms are used by the "lead" dancer to communicate or signal the "follower," either in "open" or "closed" position. The open position requires the two dancers to hold one or both hands, especially for moves that involve turns, putting arms behind the back, or moving around each other, to name a few examples. In the closed position, the leader puts the right hand on the follower's back, while the follower puts the left hand on the leader's shoulder.