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Papa Rumba i Norrköping

English below…

Vi har nu tur ha i Norrköping den bästa Saul Barbosa (”Papa Rumba”).

Han kommer att ge en särskild WORKSHOP i AFRO RUMBA, och sedan ska vi ha en otrolig Social SALSA NIGHT och Show (föreställning) från honom!!

Både, Afro och Rumba har haft (och har fortfarande) ett stort del at göra med de flesta av dagens salsastilar. Jag hade personligen nöjet att ha lektioner med honom och nu vill jag att vi alla i Östergötland har denna möjlighet också.

Saul är ursprungligen från Kuba, där han från mycket tidigt ålder utforskade den afrokubanska folkloren och senare utbildades som dansare och instruktör i Escuela de Baile de Matanza. Han har mer än 25 år i salsa-världen i Europa, där han har sitt eget dansföretag (Pr moviments i Castellon, Spanien). Han har organiserat och deltagit i flera salsakongresser, instruerat många professionella dansare och instruktörer internationellt. Han har också varit involverad som dansare och koreograf för många kända latinska sångare (Celia Cruz, Oscar d’León, Isaac Delgado, Orishas, ​​Gabino Pampini, Van Van, Ketama, José Mercé, La Muralla Latina, Leidy Bonilla, Juan Luis Guerra , Gloria Estefan, Los Van Van, La Charanga Habanera.)

Han har accepterat inbjudan att komma till Norrköping och vi kan inte missa denna chans!

WORKSHOP kl. 13.30-16.30

Salsa Night kl. 20.00-1.00

Anmälan innan 1/9

Workshop + Salsa Night, 490 SEK

Bara Workshop 440 SEK

Bara Salsa Night, 110 SEK

Anmälan innan 1/10

Workshop + Salsa Night, 560 SEK

Bara Workshop 490 SEK

Bara Salsa Night, 130 SEK

Anmälan efter 1/10

Workshop + Salsa Night, 600 SEK

Bara Workshop 540 SEK

Bara Salsa Night, 150 SEK

GRUPP ANMÄLAN ! Kontakta salsaundostres@gmail.com för rabatt med gruppanmälan.

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ENGLISH

We are now lucky to be able to have visiting Salsa Un Dos Tres in Norrköping the great Saul Barbosa (”Papa Rumba”).

He is going to give a special workshop in AFRO RUMBA.

Both, Afro and Rumba have had (and still have) a great influence in most of today’s salsa styles. I personally had the pleasure to have classes with him and I now would like that we in Östergötland have this opportunity.

Saul is originally from Cuba, where he from very early age explored the afrocuban folklore, and later was formed as dancer and instructor in the Escuela de Baile de Matanza. He has more than 25 years in the salsa world in Europe, where he has his own Dance company (pr moviments in Castellon, Spain). He has organized and participated in multiple salsa congresses, instructed many profesional dancers and instructors internationally. He has also been involved as dancer and choreographer for many known latin singers (Celia Cruz, Oscar d’León , Isaac Delgado, Orishas, Gabino Pampini , Van Van , Ketama , José Mercé, La Muralla Latina, Leidy Bonilla, , Juan Luis Guerra , Gloria Estefan , Los Van Van, La Charanga Habanera.)

He has accepted the invitation to come to Norrköping and we cannot miss this chance!

WORKSHOP kl. 13.30-16.30

Salsa Night kl. 20.00-1.00

Application before 1/9

Workshop + Salsa Night, 490 SEK

Bara Workshop 440 SEK

Bara Salsa Night, 110 SEK

Application before 1/10

Workshop + Salsa Night, 560 SEK

Bara Workshop 490 SEK

Bara Salsa Night, 130 SEK

Application after 1/10

Workshop + Salsa Night, 600 SEK

Bara Workshop 540 SEK

Bara Salsa Night, 150 SEK

GROUP DISCOUNT ! Contact salsaundostres@gmail.com for group price !

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Why is dancing healthy?

Dancing is excellent to keep a good shape and to be healthy.

It is an aerobic exercise that requires spending quite much energy, improves our coordination, balance, cardiovascular fitness and muscle toning. On the other hand, social dances such as Salsa, will also improve our ability to relate to people and, in some cases, it can increase our self-confidence.

Dancing regularly will also help to lose extra weight or to keep our ideal weight. This of course should go together with healthy eating habits.

The amount of calories you can burn will depend on your weight, the duration of your dancing and the intensity. A person with a weight of 70kg, dancing salsa continuously for 60 min, will burn around 405 calories (Nieman, David, C. Exercise Testing and Prescription, McGraw Hill, 2003).

Want to start dancing Salsa? Check out the prova på, workshops and courses in Norrköping and Finspång here!

Calculate how many calories you will burn here.

9 Tips when learning to dance Salsa

1) Dance to the music tempo

By definition, dancing is moving your body to the music tempo. When dancing salsa with a partner, you are connecting to the other person through the music. If this connection does not exist, then the beauty of dancing is lost completely. It might take some time to understand Salsa music and to feel it and connect to the steps. This requires a lot of listening and practicing. When learning new steps and spins, you get more “material” to express yourself and respond to the music. However, one common mistake when learning to dance is giving more importance to the number of steps and figures one knows than dancing to the music. Knowing many steps does not mean knowing to dance. So, listen and practice the count with a lot of music music Music!

2) Guys lead, girls follow

When dancing in couples the man leads and the lady follows. This is key for dancing salsa. At the beginning, both guys and girls are learning steps and routines and it is common that the girls do the steps alone, not paying attention to the guys signals. The girls should concentrate and try to understand the guys signals and respond to them. This is also very important for the guys to detect if their leading is ok or if they need to work more on it. Being a good leader and being a good follower will allow you to dance with different people and connect while dancing, having a much more pleasant dancing experience. After all, that is why it is a couple dance. A good exercise for girls is to dance an easy song with very easy spins with the eyes closed and not knowing which spins the guy will make. This will help the guy to be clearer with the signals and the girls more aware of the body communication. Simple physics: action and reaction. Dancing with different people is also key in being a good leader and a good follower.

3) Keep a ”correct” hand and arm tension

Even when the guy should be clear with the signals, it still needs to be gentle. Clear in this case is very far away from brutal or aggressive. It requires practice to get the right tension in your hand. Once I heard a good analogy: it is like when holding soap, it will slip away if you grab it too hard or if you grab it too softly. When spinning the ladies, the guys should know when to open, close or change the grab of the hands, avoiding harming the girls fingers or even their arm. The ladies, on the other hand, should never press the guys hand with all the five fingers. In doing so, you will remove his freedom for spinning, changing to different steps and it will break the flow that the dance should have. The hand tension and grab are of crucial importance when the spins get more complicated and the speed of the music increases, so do not underestimate this.

4) Protect the girls

After the spins get more complicated, and the dance floors more crowded, it is very important for the guy to make sure he is not exposing the girl to potential crashes with other couples. The guy should always be aware of the surroundings and make sure that the lady is always safe.

5) Work on your Styling

Once you get more comfortable with the music, you can put some style to your dance. Sometimes it is most enjoyable doing a very simple step with style than a complicated one with no feeling. Doing a lot of free steps, dancing in the mirror, watching videos or just going social dancing will trigger your creativity and inspiration to give your own style while dancing. Keep in mind that styling does not mean exaggerating the moves or using excessive arms, but keeping true control of your body and responding to the music or your partner when it is appropriate.

6) React to the ”Descarga”

“Descarga” is the Spanish name when in a song there is an ”explosion” of the instruments and you see a clear change in the music.  During this time, you usually can let the girl free so you and she can enjoy the music with some free steps. You can then again take your partner and keep dancing in couples.

7) Never leave a person in the middle of a song

If you accept or ask a person to dance a song, you should always finish the song. It is perceived as quite rude if you just leave your partner dancing alone before the song is finished. Please never do this!

8) Be extra careful with hygiene

When we dance we get close to our partner and thus it is important to be extra careful with hygiene. Make sure you have clean clothes, use deodorant and check your breath! Not much more to be said here :), we all would like to dance feeling very comfortable with our partner.

9) Enjoy!

Of course at the beginning it is challenging learning to dance, but very soon you will understand how fun it can be! So, have fun!!!!