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Salsa - Beginning at ODC Dance

4.8(294)
351 Shotwell St, San Francisco, CA, 94110
Mission

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About this class

Musical timing and footwork will be emphasized while students are introduced to the basic concepts of leading and following. This class is "on the two". There is no need to bring a partner. This class allows casual wear such as jeans, skirts, etc. Ladies may wear heels if desired, but this is not required. Men may wear any shoes that do not scuff the floor. No street shoes, please.

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How to prepare

Bring a photo ID for check-in. Wear loose, comfortable clothing that you can easily dance in and see your alignment and movement. Recommended Footwear: Contemporary, Modern Rhythms: barefoot. Fusion Rhythms, Hip Hop, House Dance: supportive sneakers Tap: Tap Shoes Ballet: Ballet Shoes Flamenco: Flamenco Shoes or Hard-soled shoes with a thick-heel. No open-toe sandals allowed. No black/rubber soled shoes allowed in studios.

How to get there

Check in at 351 Shotwell. It is between 17th and 18th street, NOT on the corner.

Studio amenities

Lockers, mats, showers

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Salsa - Beginning with Gabriel
Poor instruction
Salsa - Beginning with Gabriel
Gabriel is a great dancer, but not a great teacher because he doesnt really teach. He kinda just dances for his own enjoyment without a care of whether the students are following or not. I went to a beginner class and he didnt even teach basic steps, right turn, left turn and cross body lead. And then he tried to get students to do a pattern that required those building blocks. As a teacher, he is self-indulging and unempathetic.
Salsa - Beginning with Gabriel
Very fun class... I enjoy it
Salsa - Beginning with Gabriel
Excellent instructions and a big fun class
Salsa - Beginning with Gabriel
It was pretty crowded. The instructors are really sweet. This is a VERY beginner class. Great for people who are trying it for the first time and spending lots of time on the basic step They looked amazing though!
Salsa - Beginning with Gabriel
Great teacher but maybe better music?!
Salsa - Beginning with Gabriel
This class was great. The only thing I didn't like was that they made us rotate partners. I went with my fiance and ended up dancing with a bunch of other people.
Salsa - Beginning with Gabriel
The instructors did not break down or explain moves adequately. When they demonstrated the dance moves, they added advanced variations and flair that made it extremely difficult to follow. Seems like a great organization, but our experience was highly frustrating.
Salsa - Beginning with Gabriel
Still confused how to salsa.
Salsa - Beginning with Gabriel
Definitely not a beginner class, even though the movies were foundational ones and something you would see in a beginner class. If you have some background in salsa, you can pick up some valuable pointers but I suggest avoiding it if you don't have background. Gabriel is very knowledgeable but his teaching style is difficult to follow and absorb.

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