Spanish partner dances are great for getting children to work together in pairs. We teach the basic Salsa steps, add in some more technical turns, a little Flamenco clapping and postures, some Samba rhythms, some Paso Doble character and lots of fun into our Spanish fusion dance workshops.
There are many styles of Salsa dance, the most well-known styles are Cali-style (from Colombia), Cuban-style, LA-style, New York-style, Puerto Rican-style.
Zest likes to fuse those styles together with some Flamenco dancing to get the children familiar with different styles and techniques. We can also do a Paso Doble workshop which is based on a Matador and a Bull and is full of character – it’s great fun.
Spanish fusion dance workshops are popular in schools for KS1 and Ks2 students as it is good to get children used to physical contact and working together from a young age. The strong upright body stance and facial gestures are fun for the children as they can develop a character and really get into the mood of the dance.
We tailor the Spanish Fusion class to the age of the children, for their level of co-ordination and ability. It is a very good style to help increase co-ordination, and as they work together it is great for team work.