Latin Dance Nights
The Latin Dance group organises weekly sessions with workshops for beginners and experienced dancers, as well as social dancing. We want to spread the passion for dancing, jointly improve our skills, socialise and have fun. We meet every Thursday at Stora Festsalen, unless the nation is closed. Please check the events for the respective week on Facebook for details and possible changes in plans.
Latin Dance @ Smålands Nation (https://www.facebook.com/groups/822749401202803/)
Time schedule and levels
18.00-19.00 Basic workshop with Linda and Marcel (weekly alternating Salsa Cubana and Bachata)
19.00-19.30 Social dance for all levels (Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba)
19.30-20.30 Advanced workshop with rotating teaching every second week (mainly Salsa Cubana and Bachata, other Latin dances possible), otherwise social dance for all levels
20.30-21.30 Social dance for all levels (Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba)
21.30 Quick cleaning session (please help to rearrange tables/chairs, remove cups and mop the floor)
The Latin Dance Nights are open for everyone to participate. You do not need a nation card (please enter through the backyard from St. Olofsgatan and not through the pub), and there are no fees. Choose the level according to your previous dancing experience. You are always welcome to come and watch for a first impression. Please bring dancing shoes, clean (indoor) shoes, or dance in socks, and leave your dirty shoes in the hall before entering Festsalen (especially in winter!).
The basic workshops require no previous dancing skills. However, the lessons progress from week to week. For new dancers, we recommend starting at the beginning of the semester and attending regularly. Workshops in the basic group are led by Linda and Marcel, and alternate weekly between Salsa and Bachata.
Contact person: Linda Nováčková (https://www.facebook.com/linda.novackova)
The advanced workshops build on previous skills in Salsa and Bachata. Level and progress are adapted to medium-experienced dancers, which means you should be solid in basic steps, common turns and musicality (e.g. you should know what to do when you hear Dile Que No, Enchufla or Setenta). The teacher’s role rotates within the group so that we can benefit from each other’s knowledge and strengths. Please contact us if you want to prepare a workshop or the playlist for the social dance (see pinned post in the Facebook group for further information). The current focus lies on Salsa Cubana, Bachata and Kizomba, but other styles or dances including Tango, Samba or Zouk are welcome.
Contact person: Petra Sieber (https://www.facebook.com/petra.sieber.91)
Feel free to drop by on Thursday if you have questions or doubts, or to contact us on Facebook.
See you on the dance floor!