Lessons and Classes

Group Dance Classes - Studio Lessons

Put your best foot forward with professional instruction by SalsaNow instructor, Niss Albaig. With a focus on fundamental technique and leadable moves, this dynamic instructor will have you dancing with style and confidence.  Assisted by his wife, Alex, Niss makes learning fun.  Their expertise combined with sincere desire for their students to attain high proficiency in dancing will enhance the learning experience.
 
Walk In and Dance Out!  Classes feature Salsa and other latin dances found in a social and club setting.  Additionally, as students progress, Niss teaches other dances encountered at the Latin club - Cumbia, Merengue, Bachata, Cha Cha Cha, and Latin Hustle.
 

All classes held at Wellness Campus, 10210 South Dolfield Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117

 


Beginner -   Learn basic footwork and timing. Focus on foundation technique.  Basic partnering steps.

Advanced Beginner II/III -  Begin the fundamentals of leading and following. Master basic patterns and combinations.

Intermediate - Learn how to lead or follow interesting and fun combinations.

Salsa Technique or Social & Club Dance - Specially scheduled classes will focus on salsa technique or introduce other popular club dances such as Bachata, Cumbia, Merengue, Hustle or Cha Cha Cha. 

No partner necessary.  Walk-Ins welcome. Classes are held in studio as scheduled. Cost $10 each lesson.


 
Tuesdays - Drop-In Group Lessons
 
*Currently offering Salsa Adv Beg at 7 PM, Salsa Int/Adv at 8 PM, and Beg Salsa at 9 PM.

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Salsa Advanced Beginner II-III

Further your basic elements of dance with emphasis on technique and introduction to more advanced concepts, lead & follow, combinations and steps that will prepare you for the Intermediate level. Learn the core patterns and techniques that will take you dancing on the dance floor with ease all night long.  Intended for beginners already familiar and comfortable with the basics. 

 

8:00pm to 9:00pm

 

Intermediate/Advanced Salsa Combinations

Add fun and sizzle to your dancing with new combinations and variations. Flashy steps and leadable patterns are taught every week with emphasis on technique, footwork and styling. This class will focus on combinations, how to lead and follow them, executing them on different dancers throughout the class. If we do not have enough men to women ratio, we do a class that focuses on spinning, balance, footwork and arm techniques. Intended for dancers ready for a new level of complexity.

 

9:00pm to 10:00pm

Salsa Beginner I
Learn important foundational salsa elements and steps for a solid start to dancing. Each week the basics will be reinforced with new basic elements added for progression. Intended for beginners of all levels. Practice makes perfect. Don't be afraid to take this class over and over again until you are comfortable and you can then move into the 7 pm Advanced Beginner II-III lesson.

Dance Dance Dance - One little salsa step at a time. 

 

 
 
PROGRESSIVE CLASSES on Sundays - Salsa, Bachata, and Club Cha cha cha 
Next 6-Week Session starts in the Fall, 2014 with multi-level Salsa, Bachata, and Club Cha cha cha. Pre-registration only. Space is limited - please register early. Current session includes Salsa, Cha cha cha, and Bachata.
Cost: $72 per person or $120 per couple.
Location: Wellness Campus, 10210 South Dolfield Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117
You can complete the entire registration and payment through Eventbrite, or pre-register in person at the studio using check or cash.

Beginner Salsa On1

Time: 10:00AM - 11:00AM (1 hour )

The 6-Week Progressive session is designed to help you master the most critical fundamental basics of salsa. Among these fundaments include: how to listen to music, how to find “the one” beat, and most importantly how to dance with timing. This progressive will provide the right foundation for you to build on and advance to the Advanced Beginner classes and eventually the Intermediate classes. These basics are presented in an easy-to-learn format that will allow you to enter the social dance scene with ease and confidence. The following will be covered:
  • Partnering skills with proper leader & follower techniques
  • Body movement
  • Dancing with proper timing
  • Music & rhythm
  • Basic steps
  • Lead's & follow's right & left turns
  • Cross body Lead
  • Cross body Lead with inside & outside turn

Advanced Beginner Salsa On1

Time: 11:00AM - 12:00PM (1 hour ) Level I/II

These 6-Week Progressive classes will take the skills acquired in a beginner level class and allow you to grow and advance as a dancer. You will learn the basic turns, variations of cross body leads, hammerlocks, and a variety of patterns. Some of the skills that you will acquire include how to:

  • Listen to and feel the music
  • Keep dancing to proper timing
  • Stay on “the one” beat while executing moves
  • Initiate more complex multi-count patterns
  • Perform footwork and turn patterns
This class is for the advanced beginner dancer. Each 6-week class will focus on a specific element in leading several simpler turn pattern combinations. This is a great course for those interested in initiating more complex turn patterns and moving on to the Intermediate level class.

Intermediate Salsa On1

Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM (1 hour ) Level I

These 6-Week Progressive classes will take the skills acquired in previous level classes and allow you to advance as a social dancer. You will learn a variety of cohesive fun patterns with smooth transitions.

This class is for the intermediate level dancer. Each 6-week class will focus on a specific turn pattern combination. This is a great course for those interested in executing more complex turn patterns and moving on to the higher level class and proficiency in social dancing.
 
Latin Hustle
 
* Not offered this session
This 6-Week Progressive Latin Hustle session will take you through the most popular steps and patterns danced in Hustle. Hustle dance originated in the Hispanic communities in New York and Florida. They are based on older dances like the mambo and have some steps from famous dancing styles like the swing dance and salsa. Still evolving and much used and enjoyed in larger dance scenes, hustle can be danced to any even beat music in dance clubs and studios. Each class builds on previous classes and attendance every week is highly encouraged.
 
Club Cha Cha Cha
 
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (1 hour )
 
This 6-Week Progressive Club Cha-Cha-Cha session is specifically designed for the Salsa dancers who want to join in the fun whenever the DJ spins a fabulous Cha-Cha. During this course you will be taught timing and footwork, essential fundamentals, and will quickly progress into Cha-Cha patterns and conversion of common Salsa patterns into Cha-Cha. Whether you're a salsa dancer or not you will find this course essential for social and club dancing.
 
Bachata
 
Time: 1:00PM - 2:00PM (1 hour )
 
This 6-Week Progressive Bachata session will take you through the most popular steps and patterns danced in Bachata.  Fast gaining popularity in US Salsa club scene, Bachata is a slower latin dance, originating in the Dominican Republic. Within a few easy lessons you'll be able to express your "Bachata soul" with feeling and zest. Each class builds on previous classes and attendance every week is highly encouraged.
 
 

Private Lessons
By appointment only.  Available for private or group instruction and entertainment at your location or ours.
Please check the Services page for more details and rates.