Salsa group lessons
We’re so excited that you’re interested in Salsa dancing! MMA is committed to making your journey with dance both fun and rewarding. We offer all levels of Salsa group lessons that combine a fun and systematic approach that assures your success!
Mixed Motion Art Dance Academy is also proud to be the only dance studio in Chicago who specializes in dancing ‘on2.’ Why is this important? The scene in Chicago has evolved dramatically in the past ten years. The best of the best dancers in Chicago all embrace the ‘on2’ style as their preferred way to dance Salsa and you should too!
Check out our classes below for a brief overview of our group lessons or visit our homepage for an summary of all of our great services! We hope to work with you soon at MMA!
This is where it begins! MMA has a strong belief in drilling the fundamentals. The intentional repetition ensures our students retain the information. Time and again, we’ve seen students grow and blossom into great social dancers because they have built up a strong foundation. Our beginner Salsa
And on we go! You should now have a sound understanding of how dancing Salsa works. It’s now time to start learning some more intricate movements and partnering! Firstly, we’ll introduce further footwork patterns, to educate your feet. We will also work on more complex partner combinations that will introduce more advanced concepts. In our Advanced Beginner Salsa Bootcamp, you’ll begin to understand your specific role in the dance. This’ll be fun!
You’re getting better! Practicing your Salsa skills is like anything else, you get out of it what you put in. At this point in your dance journey, you know enough to dance a full song as long as you get out there and practice! Since the well goes deep with dancing Salsa, we’re going to challenge you even more and open up possibilites you didn’t know you needed! As usual, we’ll be building off of the previous bootcamp to ensure a seamless, challenging, productive and fun session!
We’re very proud of you! If you’ve made it this far, you should be proud of yourself! In our Intermediate 2 Salsa Bootcamp, we’ll focus more on partner dancing and tying together new combinations that incorporate concepts we’ve worked on thus far. We’ll work on small, digestible turn pattern combinations which can seamlessly flow into each other. We’ll then clean the dancing on both ends and run them until they look and feel just right! As always, lead and follow are given equal attention!
Pa’lante Company Class (Int/Adv)
Oh, you thought since you finished our Salsa Bootcamps that there wasn’t more to learn? Not by a longshot! As a matter of fact, now the fun really begins! Every week, you’ll be challenged to pick up new challenging footwork and partnering combinations to keep you on your toes and always learning new things. You’ll be dancing alongside the members of the MMA Semi-Pro dance company, Pa’Lante as they embark on their own journey to Salsa greatness. There might even be a little “last person standing” shine battle for good measure!
Drop in Class – Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m.
MMA Dance Company Class (Adv)
If you somehow no longer feel challenged by our Wednesday drop-in class, then we’ve got a special treat just for you! Join the members of the MMA Professional Dance Company for their weekly training class which will go over advanced shines, partnering and technique. Yes, they struggle with this stuff and you likely will too but…the fun is in those moments of discomfort and the feelings of joy when you finally get that one move! No basics in this class, just gogogogogoogog!
Drop in Class – Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.
Updated March 26th, 2019