The studio is tapping into the enormous interest in Latin dance in Miami. Dance Awakening understands that individuals and couples may be hesitant or think it’s too late to learn to dance and so, is expanding class slots for novices, who want to feel comfortable, safe, and welcomed, regardless of their skill level.
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Dance Awakening offers classes beginning at 7 PM. Other classes offered during the week include Zumba and Brazilian Zouk. Saturday mornings feature both Zumba and a special “Mom and Me” Zumba class on the first Saturday of every month, from 10-11 am.
Salsa is extremely popular globally, especially in Latin America, North America, Europe, and West Africa. While its early manifestations are rooted in Cuba, it took hold in New York in the 1970s, driven by the local Cuban and Puerto Rican communities. Salsa is governed by a few general rules such as 3 steps to 4 beats. While there are a variety of styles, the instructors at Dance Awakening focus first on the basics, such as timing, movement, and partner synergy.
More information about the West Miami Bachata studio is available at https://danceawakening.business.site
Bachata is a slower dance style than salsa, with an 8 beat phase, requiring very different footwork. Its a style that is rapidly gaining followers worldwide, as evidenced by the increased interest shown by the students at Dance Awakening. Learning Bachata, like most dancing styles, requires attention and focus. Students learn to isolate particular body regions such as the shoulders, and knees while gradually creating muscle memory.
About the Studio
Dance Awakening is a Latin fusion dance school founded in Miami by Mat Dane, Sofia Gaviria, and Sergio Santiago. The studio offers dance classes in Bachata, Brazilian Zouk, Salsa, Zumba, and more. It teaches dance foundations and techniques while explaining, demonstrating, and practicing every movement and step in detail. The studio also hopes to serve as a community resource, where people can help one another and where new friendships can be formed.
One recent reviewer commented, “Sergio and Jess created such a non-intimidating environment for my first dance class. They are very welcoming and extremely talented. I highly recommend their classes to anyone who has ever had an interest in dancing. It’s never too late to learn something new.”
More information and reviews can be found at https://www.danceawakening.org
6208 SW 8th St
West Miami FL
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