(c) Jackeline Montalvo
Our new adult class offerings for ages 18+ will get you up and moving to the beat in no time!
10 WEEK SESSIONS
Winter Session: 11/28/16-12/14/16 & 1/3/17 – 2/15/17
No classes February 20-25.
Spring Session: 2/27/17-5/10/17
CLASS RATES$20 for single drop-in class
$90 for 5-class card
$170 for 10-class card
Mondays at 6:30 with Yvonne Gutierrez
This class serves as an introduction to the art form of flamenco,
covering basic technique. Work on rhythm exercises and full body
coordination to engage the entire body through hand, arm and
footwork exercises. Have fun expressing yourself through this
dramatic dance style!
Flamenco shoes required. Flamenco skirt recommended.
SALSA LEVEL I
Tuesdays at 7:30 with Amanda Marquez
For absolute to advanced beginners! Learn fundamentals to the rhythmic movement, partnering, and turn sequences that make up the popular New York On2 style.This fun and relaxed introductory class walks you through the basics of the form in a welcoming way—but we won’t just teach you steps, we’ll teach you how to dance!
SALSA LEVEL I
Wednesdays at 6:30 with Amanda Marquez
For absolute to advanced beginners! Build on the fundamentals of the New York On2 style and learn partnering and movement at a faster pace. This class delves into more variety of styling techniques and turn patterns that will improve your prowess on the dance floor.
SALSA LEVEL IIWednesdays at 7:30 with Amanda Marquez
Advanced beginners to Intermediate. Push the envelope and challenge yourself with intricate partnering and turn patterns. For the dancer who has mastered and moved beyond the basics, this class will work to build seamless lead and follow technique at a quick pace to prepare you to be a responsive dancer and partner.
Yvonne Gutierrez is of Cuban descent and holds a BS in Applied Computer Science from Pace University. She is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children(NAEYC) and NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education). Yvonne has been on the dance faculty of Henry Street Settlement since 1991, where she began their flamenco and salsa program. Her freelancing has exposed her to multiple venues as a dancer, teacher, coach and/or choreographer. She creatively choreographed salsa, cha-cha and a castanet section to the music of Tchaikovsky in “The Nutcracker in the Lower” productions (2002-2011).
Her past experiences also includes numerous performances with Flamenco Latino and Stringbeans Latin Brazilian Jazz Band under the direction of concert, recording artist and arranger Annette Aguilar. Although Yvonne’s teaching is based in New York, she has taught workshops in Orlando-Florida, New Orleans-Louisiana, Stamford-Connecticut and Montreal-Canada. She has received recognition from the Lower East Side Community for her years of service (HIV/AIDS Awareness, Liturgical/Community Dance Ministry at St. Mary's and support in festivals throughout the LES all through her youth dancers in Herencia. In addition, her administrative work an attendance at conferences in Early Childhood Education have given her insight on high quality early care, education/school readiness that continues to mold our future leaders, especially through the arts.
AMANDA MARQUEZ: Salsa
Amanda's extensive training ranges from classical techniques to Latin and street style dances. She has taught in New York at Alvin Ailey, The Joffrey School, Broadway Dance Center, Peridance Capezio and is on faculty at Ballet Hispánico. She has performed and taught nationally and internationally and has worked with some of the top professionals in the Latin dance and mambo world including Sekou McMiller and Maria Torres. Amanda has made television appearances on Telemundo, Univision and the BBC Vancouver as well as live performances at the New York Knicks Latin Family Night, Latino Commission on Aids Benefit, and the Latin Billboard Awards dancing for Don Omar. She is thrilled to teach Salsa On2 at Ballet Hispánico.