The course offers a gentle introduction to Salsa which is a Latin dance style that is popular around the world. You dance with a partner which makes the experience more sociable and enjoyable. However, there is no need to have a regular partner which helps the social element of Salsa. The course will also aid wellbeing and fitness.
The course is for beginners and those with some experience of Salsa and other dance disciplines. You will also be expected to complete an Individual Learning Plan to help support your progress.
You also need to bring appropriate clothing e.g. shoes that do not slip and comfortable, light clothing.
You will learn dance moves with a partner that are based upon specific steps. Typically, dance teachers describe the Salsa rhythm as quick, quick, slow. The course will also familiarise you with the musical style of Salsa that will form the accompaniment for the dance routines.
Please note: although you will be introduced to all the above over a single course (5 - weeks), the sessions are developmental over the whole year. If you sign up for the full set of courses at the start of the academic year e.g. August / September you will be entitled to the early bird discount.
Teaching and Learning Methods
You will learn and develop your fitness through:
Dance and step routines
Listening and watching demonstrations
There is no homework associated with these sessions.
You will be continually assessed through your practical activities and will receive feedback in a variety of ways e.g. peer assessment, verbal and written feedback from your teacher.
Qualification you will achieve
This is a non-accredited course but a certificate of completion can be provided by the College on request.
Next Steps and Progression
The courses may give you the confidence to pursue other forms of dance or join classes at a higher level at other institutions.
For more information please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or phone: 020 7255 4700 or email: LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk
Additional Learning Support
Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.
WM College is able to provide financial support for course fees, you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, view our Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.