Class Descriptions & Registration
To register for classes, please come down to the studio 15 minutes prior to your first class!
Havana Cuban Dance Studio offers both private and group classes at an affordable rate. We offer Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Cha Cha, Rumba, Guaguanco, Latin Aerobics, Zumba fitness, Casino Rueda, Samba and Bellydancing (Ranging from Beginners to Advance Levels)
Private classes are perfect for dance enthusiasts who want to quickly improve their dancing skills. Also, these one-on-one sessions will enable the instructor to work with your strengths and weaknesses at your own pace, which is not always possible in a group setting. You are guaranteed to improve within a short time frame. Our instructors will work with absolute beginners to advance dancers. Both individual and couple private classes are offered.Be it to prepare for tropical weekend getaway in a week, or to excel at social dancing or performances down the road, you will be amazed at the progress you make! Please contact Marcos Ravelo 403.835.3149 for more information or to book your private lesson.
This course is designed for absolute beginners to Salsa. You will learn very basic footwork, turns, patterns, shines and be introduced to proper posture, weight transfer, frame and connection. The class will introduce you to basics of leading and following, salsa music and timing. The timing will connect your footwork and body movement with the music.
Mondays 7:00pm - 8:00pm May.6 - 27 4 weeks: $50.00
Mondays 7:00pm - 8:00pm June.3 - 24 4 weeks: $50.00
Mondays 7:00pm - 8:00pm July.1 - 29 5 weeks: $60.00
Mondays 7:00pm - 8:00pm Aug.5 - 26 4 weeks: $50.00
Fridays 7:00pm - 8:00pm May.3 - 31 5 weeks: $60.00
Fridays 7:00pm - 8:00pm June.7 - 28 4 weeks: $50.00
Fridays 7:00pm - 8:00pm July.5 - 26 4 weeks: $50.00
Fridays 7:00pm - 8:00pm Aug.2 - 30 5 weeks: $50.00
This course is designed for students who are confident with the Salsa rhythm and are familiar with basic turn patterns such as Enchufla, Dile que no, Cross body lead, El Uno, El Dos, Sombrero, etc. In this course, we will focus on more advanced turn patters as well as styling for both men and women. We will also focus on body isolations and some shines. If you have completed the Beginners' term and are confident to move on to more advanced stuff, then Intermediate is the right course for you!
Casino Rueda Beginner / Intermediate
Casino Rueda is a Cuban form of salsa often described as “Salsa in a Circle”. Building on the basic salsa step, it combines new turn patterns with a rotational movement of the whole circle, exchanging partners continually throughout the song. It is a great way to interact with other people, have fun and add variety to your salsa at the same time!
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 8:00pm May.7 - 28 4 weeks: $50.00
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 8:00pm June.4 - 25 4 weeks: $50.00
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 8:00pm July.2 - 30 5 weeks: $60.00
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 8:00pm Aug.6 - 27 4 weeks: $50.00
Casino Rueda Advance
This course is designed specifically for "Advanced Cuban Style" Salsa students, who have been actively dancing this beautiful style of Salsa for one year or more. In this course, we will also be teaching styling, advanced Cuban Style partner moves as well as Rueda moves; with an increased focus on technique.
Bachata Beginner / Intermediate
Learn the finer points of the body movement, lead and follow technique and musicality of the sensual and romantic dance of Bachata. New turn patterns will be introduced each class with a focus on styling, body rhythm, timing and execution. Sometime will also be spent on developing musicality and learning where and how to add accents, dips and holds to spice up the dance.
Zumba, Reggaeton, Latin Fitness
A class consisting of short introductions to the basics of many latin dances including Reggaeton, Salsa, Cha Cha, Rumba, Merengue, Lambada, Samba, Reggae, Bachata, Cumbia and more. The pace is continuous to keep the heart pumping and give you an overall body workout while enjoying the rhythms of hot latin music. Lose weight, get fit and stay in shape. Easy enough for everyone to follow!
Mondays 6:00pm - 7:00pm Ongoing 4wks: $50 / 8wks: $85 /10wks: $100
Wednesdays 6:00pm - 7:00pm Ongoing 4wks: $50 / 8wks: $85 /10wks: $100
In this class, you will learn the basics of contemporary and traditional Afro Brazilian dance, Samba, Samba-Reggae and some Axe moves. Connect with the traditions and grace of Brazilian dance in a fun and energetic class, then shake your booty in the spirit of carnival. Brazilian dance has many forms so the class is always new and energetic, yet steps will be broken down without sacrificing the fun and energy. Learn the basic samba step along with many other vibrant, fast paced, sensual movements of Brazilian dance. Samba will help you improve your rhythm, posture, strength and grace. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! For more info email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403.863.7646
Sundays 5:00pm - 6:00pm Jan.6 - Jan.27 4 weeks: $45.00
Sundays 5:00pm - 6:00pm Feb.3 - Feb.24 4 weeks: $45.00
Sundays 5:00pm - 6:00pm Apr.14 - May.5 4 weeks: $45.00
New Latin Kids Class
Students will learn from trained, experienced and caring instructors- the heart and basics of Latin dancing such as Salsa, Merengue, Cha Cha, or other latin dance styles. A wonderful opportunity to expose children to music and culture, increase self esteem, discipline, and exercise in a fun social activity.
Fridays 5:00pm - 6:00pm Jan.11 - Feb.15 6 weeks: $70.00
Fridays 5:00pm - 6:00pm Feb.22 - Mar.29 6 weeks: $70.00
Fridays 5:00pm - 6:00pm Apr.12 - May.17 6 weeks: $70.00
This class is designed for everyone, and for anyone who has never taken a dance class before. In this class the students will learn the fundamentals of belly dance movement. This class introduces the student to basic belly dance movements, body isolations, and arm and hand placement. Lots of individual help and precise instruction. For more info email: email@example.com or call 403.863.7646
Sundays 6:00pm - 7:00pm Jan.6 - Feb.3 5 weeks: $65.00
Sundays 6:00pm - 7:00pm Feb.10 - Mar.3 4 weeks: $55.00
Sundays 6:00pm - 7:00pm Apr.14 - May.19 6 weeks: $75.00
At the Low Intermediate level, students must have a strong foundation of isolations, circles, figure eights, undulations, and 3/4 shimmies. Once in the Intermediate level, students will continue to learn more complex movement layering and challenging combinations/choreographies in different styles of bellydance such as classical Egyptian, entrances, drum solos, and modern/contemporary styles. A focus on Middle Eastern rhythms is established, as well as working on improvisation and extensive use of props such as veil, finger cymbals, and cane.
Pre-Req: Beginner Bellydance for min. 18 weeks or 6 months Bellydance experience. Please speak to the instructor if you are unsure of your level
Bellydance Performance Class
A 9 Month program where students will learn a full choreography to a piece of music. This program focuses on dance technique through the use of various props and choreography. Other areas of focus throughout the course include: Posture, Basic Movements, Isolations, Shimmies, Undulations, Transitions, and Stage Presence. These dances will be engineered and choreographed for each individual class by Katreena. At the end of the course student’s end up with a complete performance piece intended for performances, including student showcases. For more info email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403.863.7646.
Sundays 7:00pm - 8:00pm October - June Monthly: $55.00