Syllabus

BELLYDANCE:
Los Sabrosos Dance Co. offers an of bellydance classes. See below for sample class syllabi.

Bellydance-Dancing Devis Class

Week
1 Circle Warm Up – intentional breathwork to warm up invigorate, warm up of joints and muscles, sometimes floor warm up, spinal wind
Technique Training – 1st chakra pelvis figure eights, building energy from above and below, seaweed arms, offerings, the Joy of life!
Musicality/Expressive – embodying the music, highs and lows
Circle Cool Down and stretch – mild movement to cool down, mellow floor stretch, leg stretch
2 Circle Warm Up – intentional breathwork to warm up and invigorate, warm up joints and muscles, sometimes floor warm up, kundalini sufi grinds
Technique Training – 4th chakra chest circles, sacred triangle, shoulder rolls, Intentional movement
Musicality/Expressive – embodying the music, fast and slow
Circle Cool Down and stretch – mild movement to cool down, mellow floor stretch, spinal twists
3 Circle Warm Up – intentional breathwork to warm up invigorate, warm up of joints and muscles, sun salutations
Technique Training – 7th chakra head slides, eye slides, offerings with butterfly/lotus mudras
Musicality/Expressive – facial expressions and emotions
Circle Cool Down and stretch – mild movement to cool down, mellow floor stretch
4 Circle Warm Up – intentional breathwork to warm up invigorate, warm up of joints and muscles, warm up with temple poses, Krishna/Radha, Shiva/Sarasvati,
Technique Training – undulations, body waves, belly rolls, infinite cosmic movement
Musicality/Expressive – embodying the music, choosing what t express
Circle Cool Down and stretch – mild movement to cool down, mellow floor stretch

SALSA:
Los Sabrosos currently focuses on teaching L.A. style salsa, which is also called Salsa On 1.

All of our classes require the skills taught in the previous classes, as well as the previous levels.
Example: Salsa 2 requires that a dancer knows everything taught in the four classes of Salsa 1.

The first class of each series starts with a basic review of the material from the previous level.
Example: The first class of Salsa 3 consists of a review of the material covered in Salsa 2.

Each week we briefly review the material of the previous week, then move onto new material, and finally incorporate the new with the old in a combination for partnerwork and/or footwork.

Our courses are based on the following syllabi. The moves below are foundations of our classes. New moves and combos change and are added monthly.

Salsa 1

Week Footwork Partnerwork
1 Basic step (regular, side to side, in place), right turn Basic, right turn for follows
2 Left turn Right turn for leads, Cross Body Lead (CBL)
3 Cross overs during side to side basics Open Break w/ follows right turn
4 Suzy-Q CBL w/ turns

Salsa 2

The moves below are foundations of our classes. New moves and combos change monthly.

Week Footwork Partnerwork
1 Review from Salsa 1
2 Chord beat crossovers, w/Suzy-Q Open break into left turns, CBL w/ left turns
3 Uptown/Downtown Left turn for leads (during CBL), Head Loops
4 Front Double Cross Reverse Cross Body

Salsa 3

The moves below are foundations of our classes. New moves and combos change monthly.

Week Footwork Partnerwork
1 Review from Salsa 2
2 Diamond step Copas (In and Out)
3 Hook turn Hammer Locks
4 Right and Left spins Trading Places

Salsa 4

The moves below are foundations of our classes. New moves and combos change monthly.

Week Footwork Partnerwork
1 Review from Salsa 4
2 Spiral kick Walk Around
3 Hook turn Wraps
4 Right and Left spins Windmills


BACHATA:
Los Sabrosos teaches a mixture of styles in their bachata courses, from dominican to club style, to some influences of modern and ballroom influences.

All of our classes require the skills taught in the previous classes, as well as the previous levels.
Example: Bachata 3/4 requires that a dancer knows everything taught in the four classes of Bachata 1/2.

The first class of each series starts with a basic review of the material from the previous level.
Example: The first class of Bachata 3/4 consists of a review of the material covered in Bachata 1/2.

Each week we briefly review the material of the previous week, then move onto new material, and finally incorporate the new with the old in a combination for partnerwork and/or footwork.

Our classes are taught according to the following syllabus:

Bachata 1/2 (Beginner/Experienced-Beginner Bachata)

Week Footwork Partnerwork
1 Basic step, right turn, left turn, forward and back basic Basic, Left turn and Right turn for lead and follow
2 Forward and back basic turns Combo with basic turns for lead and follow, cuddles
3 Basic w/ cross overs Walk forwards and back, headloops
4 Basic with cross overs front and back Double tap footwork during partnerwork, walk around

Bachata 3/4 (Intermediate/Advanced Bachata)

Week Footwork Partnerwork
1 Review from Bachata 1/2
2 Triple steps Leads with different hand changes in walks and headloops
3 Alternative options for the tap Spot turns, Double turns for follows, reverse dip
4 Crosses Crosses w/ partner