Our levels are structured in such way that each level builds on the foundation of the previous one. We emphasize on giving individual feedback in all levels and maximizing your learning.
All classes have rolling start dates (e.g. you can start whenever you want) with the exception for "Absolute beginner". In this level we have specific start dates as we want to make sure the fundamentals are really understood and rooted in each dancer.
(If you find it difficult to decide your level, reach out to us and let us help, or register for a trial class to see where you feel home!).
Salsa LA style or Puerto Rican style (On1)
In Rhythmia we teach what is known as LA style or Puerto Rican style (On1). This style can both be very smooth and elegant or you can turn up the heat and make it sexy and energetic!
This style has become extremely popular in nightclubs, both in Zürich and around the world. It is one of the most widespread salsa styles in the world and will allow you to dance almost anywhere you decide to you go! Maybe because you do not need a regular partner and can dance with anyone or maybe because of the happy and upbeat music.
You be the judge of that.
Salsa Mambo or NY style (On2)
As your salsa journey progresses, you will certainly also want to learn to dance “On2”! While the steps are very similar, the movement to the music is slightly different, with one of the features defining salsa On2 is that the break is on the second beat of the clave (hence “On2”). This give the style a very elegant touch!
Similar to our regular classes, the style we teach can be danced across the world and you do not need a regular partner. However, we do recommend that you are on at least an intermediate level before opening the doors to the amazing “On2” world!
Bachata is one of the most popular dance styles in the scene right now, with seductive movements which are spellbinding to watch and wonderful to dance! The music is beautifully romantic and easy to follow with a lot of opportunity for the dancers own interpretation!
Similar to salsa, bachata does not require you to have a regular partner and you can dance our style all across the world, wherever you go!
This is our most basic level in which you learn the fundamentals of partner dancing. This is more than just doing “the steps” as we emphasize on posture, arm movements and lead & follow techniques. These beginner classes are perfectly suited for students with none or little salsa or bachata experience.
In our second level we go further in the lead & follow techniques, you’ll learn new basic turns and more footwork. We will help you understand what it takes to be fluid on the dance floor, make your dancing smoother, and dig deeper into the dancing skills while learning to add body movement and body control. This is not the right level if you don’t know your basics yet ;)
Everything you have learned in the previous courses is now combined into longer and more exciting turn patterns with advanced spin techniques. There will also be more emphasis on styling, especially for the ladies. In our intermediate levels, you are expected to have a good overall lead & follow technique, know your turns and are comfortable on the dance floor.
This class is our highest level and is designed for students who want to master their dancing technique. There is a lot of dancing in each class accompanied by fast music and passion! Perfection is the key here!
Ready to give salsa or bachata courses or want to join our show group? Lets talk!
18:45 - 19:45 Bachata Sensual, improver (Alma & Sonnsi). Starting 17.8.2021
19:50 - 20:50 Bachata Sensual, intermediate (Alma & Sonnsi). Starting 17.8.2021
18:45 - 19:45 Salsa LA style, beginner (Sandra & Syd). Starting 18.8.2021
19:50 - 20:50 Salsa LA style, improver (Sandra & Syd). Starting 18.8.2021
18:45 - 19:45 Salsa LA style, beginner (Rachel & Roz). Starting 19.8.2021
19:50 - 20:50 Salsa LA style, intermediate (Rachel & Roz). Starting 19.8.2021
18:45 - 19:45 Bachata Sensual improver (Alma & Sonnsi). Starting 20.8.2021
19:50 - 20:50 Bachata Sensual intermediate (Alma & Sonnsi). Starting 20.8.2021
Please note – start dates are dependent on what is allowed by BAG. If any of the classes cannot start due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will reach out to you as soon as possible and either offer you a full refund, or if you let you switch to a later class, whichever suits you better.