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This Autumn, after over twenty years of teaching salsa in London, I'm taking Salsa Rapido®, my fast ‘n fun teaching method to Edinburgh.

Two evenings of back to back intensive three hour salsa workshops 7pm to 10pm.
Location: The Foxy Fiddler Bar & Kitchen, 192 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3, use Haymarket station. Map Link

Wed. 25th Oct. 2017 Salsa Rapido Beginners Intensive.
Thurs. 26th Oct. 2017 Salsa Rapido Improvers plus.

Do one or both, the choice is yours.
Book as a single or a couple, the booking system balances the numbers of men and woman.
Open for ages 18+
Prices £30 or less (discounts for couples, Uni students and doing both courses)
BOOK NOW!

Salsa Rapido® method uses humour and popular psychology to speed your learning, making it a fast, fun alternative approach to learning salsa. It’s aim is to get you up to ‘club competence’ and beyond as soon as possible, while helping you to avoid many of the bad habits and pitfalls.
Salsa Rapido method works for all regional styles of salsa, enabling you to dance with anyone from anywhere.

For Beginners:
  • Salsa Rapido is simply the fastest and most fun way into salsa, so let’s get dancing.
  • There’s no slog and no stress just easy core moves and clear explanation.
  • We’ll pinpoint the skills of leading, following, looking good and having fun on the dance floor.
  • I’ll introduce you to the seven rules that make salsa a lot less complicated.
  • You’ll gain a clear insight into where style and your confidence comes from, why things go wrong and a practical approach to going from clunky to mastery.


For Improvers and above:


  • A series of unique Salsa Rapido concepts and exercises that help develop your dancing and dance experience.
  • Understanding your journey from beginner to advanced dancer
  • Building rapport with your partner.
  • Musical interpretation, easy ways to connect to the music.
  • Event based vs choreography based moves.
  • Remembering moves and processing moves from the internet.
  • Finding your flow and creativity.

If I’ve missed something just call/text me on 07939012231

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I can’t remember how many times I’ve been asked for Intermediate levels intensive courses and so I’ve organised one.
The NEW 'Deep Salsa for Intermediates' Salsa Rapido Intensive course.

This course is not and bunch of moves, styling or footwork. It’s for dancers who are looking to energise their salsa through looking at things in a different way. It uses models and exercises that you may not be familiar with, but they allow you to discover the underlying psychology and ways to change the way you dance if necessary.

Salsa Rapido® Method:
The ethos of Salsa Rapido is the same at all levels.It’s the Fast, Fun and Progressive approach to salsa. In other words I want to get you better faster, while having a heap of fun. If you think teaching should be a dry, boring or an authoritarian experience, be warned you’ll hate this! It's fun and challenging.

Are you intermediate?
My definition of an intermediate is someone who regularly dances freestyle salsa.
I’m the first to admit that’s a wide group of levels but I’m working on the basis that those who dance in clubs should know enough to lead/ follow and can operate at ‘club speed’. Improvers can handle the info but struggle to implement things as fast simply because they haven't had enough ‘real time’ dance floor experience.
If you’re not sure call me 07939012231

Itinerary:
11.30am -5pm at Salsa Soho, 96 Charing Cross Road,
Cost £35 per person.
Advanced booking only please.

What’s on the course:

What is an advanced dancer:
What motivates a dancer to go from Intermediate to advanced? Motivation
Getting the most from each dance. Rapport
The Buzzsaw of Tension Release

Deep salsa:
Reactive leading - turning mistakes into opportunities.
Avoiding the blame game
The follower’s game - (trust me you’ll love it) Adv Body language

Moves:
The random move machine - Divergent thinking
Making the moves your own
Within his combos
Finding the state of Flow

Musical Interpretation to energise everything:
Find the beat
Making beats work for you
MI framework
Smooth Styling has to be my favorite i2i course. It takes off all the rough edges and smooths moves down until they flow. It also takes us to exciting new combos and techniques.
"I believe most people aspire to a smoother style where dancers seamless shift from one move to the next in complete balance with each other and the music."
This course aims to:
• Polish your salsa leading and following skills and develop true free styling (as opposed to choreographed salsa)
• Take your salsa style somewhere new and different so you gain an objective view of where you want to go with your salsa style
• Deliberately take the genre of Salsa somewhere new and exciting.
.....more

Please note:
All Salsa Rapido® i2i Flavors salsa classes are not suitable for absolute beginners (see Salsa Rapido 1-Day Intensive Salsa for Beginners)
All i2i Flavors salsa lessons start with the compulsory Salsa Rapido® framework section which introduces/ reinforces core concepts of event led salsa dancing.

If you've done an i2i course in the last 6 months use the offer code 'flav'
If you've done a 1-Day Intensive for Beginners in the last two months use the offer code 'b4'
Regular price £40 per person
times 11.30 -5pm bar Salsa 96 Charing Cross Road
Wow! two courses in one!

Garnish - the pretty stuff on the edge of the dish, and so it is for salsa....
I've collected many salsa techniques over the years that seem to breaks the rules of salsa and put them together in one full day course including:
Freezes, Dips 'n drops (doing them safely), Six beat moves (multiple spins and footwork, Transition steps
plus a some body language tips you wont get anywhere else! and
Musical interpretation!
So much more than counting!!!! arrrrrr!
The terms may not be familiar but their effect on the dance is!

Please note:
All Salsa Rapido® i2i Flavours salsa classes are not suitable for absolute beginners (see Salsa Rapido 1-Day Intensive Salsa for Beginners)
All i2i Flavours salsa lessons start with the compulsory Salsa Rapido® framework section which introduces/ reinforces core concepts of event led salsa dancing.

If you've done an i2i course in the last 6 months use the offer code 'flav'
If you've done a 1-Day Intensive for Beginners in the last two months use the offer code 'b4'
Regular price £40 per person and we now start at 11.30am

sprite-news News:

I've publish a new article on the Salsa Rapido blog.
Salsa Rapido method- Fast, Fun & Progressive 28/09/2017
streetbeat.co.uk/blog

Other Salsa Rapido articles include:

Travelling steps 30/04/2017
The Mechanics of Spinning 20/04/2017
What is Salsa Style? 08/02/2017
How I got into salsa 11/01/2017
Welcome to the Salsa Rapido Method 09/01/2017
We're Back!!!
After months in the wilderness of Camden Market we're back at the venue formerly known as The Cuban and now called Gabeto. It's a new clean shiny bar in the same building and the decor's more London and less Havana.

Join Moe, DeLarry and Me for a bunch of classes and fun

Some of the classes will be in Gabeto bar and some in Gabeto Studio AKA Alchemy but come to the bar first.

NEW START TIME OF 7.30pm we will be starting on time with or without you so please check in early.

New Pricing: £10 per evening. We'll be introducing a Cafe Nero style loyalty card.

I'd like to thank everyone for their support over this summer and welcome everyone back to get this night buzzing.
Professional lifestyle blogger Lela London came on the Salsa Rapido 1-Day Intensive and blogged about it.
Read her report:

becoming baby dirty dancing salsa swing dance london

"Whether you're prepping for a trip to Cuba or simply want to burn 2000 calories feeling sexy, Salsa Rapido is an absolute must."


I've set up a new section on the site for Tripadvisor reviews of the 1-Day Intensive Course.
If you've been on the course recently and would be kind enough to review it please go to
link
Thanks in advance :-)
For suggestions and suggestions please email me at salsa@streetbeat.co.uk

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 The Streetbeat Salsa Co

Welcome

to The Streetbeat Salsa Co. Since 1995 We’ve been teaching salsa in London.
I’ve developed a range of salsa classes, intensive salsa courses and salsa events, plus other fun projects such as Mambalsa dance and comedy shows.

Each project has it’s own page with a similar layout and everything is now mobile friendly.
There is still loads of updating to do of the content and many new features to build.


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  • It is a new web site so your feedback is very helpful. All errors are completely my responsibility and I apologise in advanced. I also always appreciate an email to point out the errors where they occur.

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 salsa classes and courses

The Streetbeat Salsa Co. run salsa classes in London in two formats.

The 1-Day Intensive Salsa classes at Beginners level on Saturdays.
Link to the Salsa Rapido 1_day Intensive Course

The four hour i.2.i. -improvers level salsa class on Sundays. i.2.i.
Link to the Salsa Rapido i.2.i. course F.A.Q.

The typical Salsa Class / Salsa Club held in an evening.
This is where there are several salsa classes at different levels are followed by a Salsa Club or free dance.
Link to Camden Salsa

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 about Streetbeat Salsa

My name is Alastair Sadler and with my wife Felicity we founded the Streetbeat Salsa Co. in 1995. Our aim was simple. We wanted to pass on the skills we had acquired to an ever growing number of people wanting to learn to dance. We also wanted to promote salsa for the sake of it.
I feel that salsa is a living dance, in that it is constantly evolving. There's no such thing as the authentic salsa. As soon as people believe that, salsa becomes just another folk dance of a bygone era waiting for a new fad to knock it off its pedestal.

We first got hooked when we saw it at the Notting Hill Carnival. It was stylish and sexy, but it didn't conjure up the negative images that other popular dances sometimes do.

We felt privileged to learn in London because the teachers were committed and skilful, but also they varied greatly in style.

We cannot say that we are particularly influenced by Cuban, Colombian or New York styles. It's more fun to mix them all, plus add a load of other stuff from our UK background.

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 the Salsa Rapido method

Salsa Rapido is a branded teaching method developed by Alastair Sadler of The Streetbeat Salsa Co.
The method is based on simple premises:
The faster people can get to club competence the most likely they are to be retained in salsa.
Teach techniques common to all regional styles of salsa so dancers can dance with anyone from anywhere.
Avoid bad habits and misconceptions that will limit a student at a later stage.
Promote standards of attitude that reflect the best social values.

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 Email Salsa News archive

Email Salsa News or ESN was a weekly news letter that ran from 1999 to 2007.
It was constructed manually every Friday from events submitted by promoters that were emailed to me.
It remains to this day the only comprehensive email newsletter of the salsa scene and provide a unique snapshot of the London Salsa scene.
Although many links are broken it's pleasant to note how many of the salsa promoters than are still around today.

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