Ladies' Styling Workshop
Where FORM meets Function - Learn the basic of styling while dancing salsa!
- 70 US dollars$70
- North Maroa Avenue
The term “styling” is used to describe movement that is used to augment or embellish a more basic movement, or more literally, to describe the elements of one’s personal “style”. Interestingly, while the word “styling” is only occasionally used in this manner in other partner dance genres, such as line dancing and tango, it is a much more familiar term in salsa. Consider the typical learning path for women in salsa: she begins in a group class consisting of both men and women, where everyone learns the same basic steps. After mastering these basics, she seeks out a “Ladies’ Styling” class, where she learns how to use her arms and body movement to make the same steps look more feminine. This perspective helps us understand why traditionally, styling classes have mostly been offered for women only and why the term “styling” is mostly understood as a feminine one. Recently, there has been a shift in perspective concerning gender stereotypes and how they are expressed on the dance floor, thus, “styling” has taken on its more inclusive definition that is neither feminine nor masculine and can range from body and head movements; arm, leg and foot gesturing; and varied timing. Styling classes are now offered for men as well and can even borrow from other dance genres, such as Franklin Diaz’s “salsa flamenco styling” and Frankie Martinez’s “Afro-Latin Funk”. This all-encompassing definition of “styling” represents one of the most unique and beautiful characteristics of salsa dance
2965-77 North Maroa Avenue, Fresno, CA, USA