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Latin American Dancing

$125.00

This course will be taught by Nicole Ahima.

This after school activity will introduce students grades 9-12 to the basics of Salsa, and other Latin American Dances. Movements include: a basic step, right turn, cross-body lead, cross-body lead with a turn, and shines. As a partner dance, this after school activity also serves as an additional tool in teaching young people new methods for assertive communication and healthy socialization. In order to perform the combination, dancers must create time and space for another person, thus in addition to the basic patterns required to complete a step, students in Nicole’s class are also taught communication skills/given space to utilize the communications skills they already possess. 

This program will run for 6 weeks, meeting every Wednesday from 3:30 – 5:00. Fee to join is $125.00 per student.

**This course must have a minimum of 10 students

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Introduction to Salsa and Latin American Dancing

This course will be taught by Nicole Ahima.

This after school activity will introduce students grades 9-12 to the basics of Salsa, and other Latin American Dances. Movements include: a basic step, right turn, cross-body lead, cross-body lead with a turn, and shines. As a partner dance, this after school activity also serves as an additional tool in teaching young people new methods for assertive communication and healthy socialization. In order to perform the combination, dancers must create time and space for another person, thus in addition to the basic patterns required to complete a step, students in Nicole’s class are also taught communication skills/given space to utilize the communications skills they already possess. 

 At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to perform a choreographed routine inclusive of all elements listed above. (Routine will be roughly 1 minute and 30 seconds.) 

This program will run for 6 weeks, meeting every Wednesday from 3:30 – 5:00. Fee to join is $125.00 per student. 

This course is being offered for students and adults. Minimum age to participate is 11 years old. 

Nicole has been dancing for seven years and teaching in the Greater Nashville Area for six years. With a personal mission of connecting people within and throughout the Nashville community, Nicole sees dance as an opportunity to bridge communities. She offers adult salsa classes through Nashville Community Education, Nashville Ballroom and Co. and serves as the coach for a salsa dance team. Additionally, she hosts Salsa parties, where she also serves as DJ, in which Latin dancers from around Nashville are invited to dance and socialize, meeting new people within the Salsa/ Latin dance community.  

**This course must have a minimum of 10 students