Salsa Dance Classes at Delhi Dance Academy

Updated on May 28, 2018

We have regular salsa & bachata classes at our Amar Colony Lajpat Nagar studio. Call us and turn up for a trial class and to meet DDA’s multi-award winning Salsa instructor Meraz Alam. The style of Salsa taught at Delhi Dance Academy is LA Style with Afro Cuban movements.

Timetable and locations for existing and NEW batches:

Regularly updated schedule for all Amar Colony, Delhi classes is available
at: Delhi Dance Classes Schedule.

Delhi:

Saturday and Sunday – 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. IMPROVERS ENROLLING
Saturday and Sunday – 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. BEGINNERS ENROLLING

Tuesday and Thursday – 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm BEGINNERS ENROLLING

Fee for Salsa & Bachata Classes (2 hours every week)

Monthly – Rs.3000
Quarterly – Rs.9000 Rs.7000 (saving of Rs.2000)
Half Yearly – Rs.18000 Rs.12000 (saving of Rs.6000)
Yearly – Rs.36000 Rs.20000 (saving of Rs.16000)

Salsa class studio location: Amar Colony Delhi 

Origin:

Salsa is known to have emerged from the Afro-Cuban Rumba and Son dancing styles in the period around 1940. There are various styles of salsa. The characteristics that identify a style include timing, body movement, foot patterns, body rolls, attitude, the way two partners hold each other, etc. The different Salsa styles include Colombian/Cali style, Cuban “Casino” style, Miami style, Rueda de style, Los Angeles style and New York style. A partnership of two people can go on to create amazing experiences and memories with the beautiful art of salsa dancing.

Salsa in Delhi:

Being a very interesting yet challenging form of dance, salsa doesn’t have a very large number of training institutes in Delhi. As a salsa learner, it is important for you to ensure that your trainer is a great salsa dancer himself/herself. Salsa requires a mix of physical synchronization and mental harmony between two partners so as to achieve the desired results of good chemistry and great performance. Hence, in order to enjoy the salsa dance thoroughly, it is advisable to choose a partner with whom you have a good rapport. At Delhi Dance Academy you’re not assigned a particular partner, instead, you’re shuffling between all the members of the class, which is why it is not mandatory to have a partner. The couple holds onto each other, with the follower reading every change in the leader’s position as a signal for the next move. As long as there is a roughly equal number of guys and girls, we won’t refuse admission to single girls and guys. We at Delhi Dance Academy believe in aiming to make you fall in love with the dance form that you’re learning so as to be able to master its technique and use it to perform wonders.

Admission Process at Delhi Dance Academy

If you want to join a Salsa class at DDA, please call us or drop in, at the Amar Colony centre (E238 Amar Colony, Lajpat Nagar 4 – details and driving directions). You will need to fill the registration form and pay a trial class fee of Rs 300. Once you do that, a Delhi Dance Academy member will give you a call to let you know when you can come to your trial class. This is done to ensure that we have a proper pairing. Say if you’re a girl, then we’ll give you a call when we have a gentleman, also ready to start, so the pair is ready formed. You will be asked to come for the trial within one and a half weeks. We are one of Delhi’s most renowned Salsa training institutes, so there are very little chances that we won’t be able to pair you. In a rare case that we can’t, we will refund your money. People coming in couples can start straight away without having to wait. Once you come: When you arrive at the centre for your Salsa trial, you will be given a 1-hour salsa class after which you’ll be asked if you want to join. If you decide to join, then you will be required to pay the remaining fee (excluding the Rs 300 that you’ve already paid) and your month will start from the next class onwards making the first trial class FREE.

Benefits of Salsa Dancing:

 1)The touch aspect of dancing with a partner may offer some special perks. Touch is the first sense that emerges during infancy, and as suggested by experts any human-to-human physical contact, especially touching, improves well-being and reduces stress and anxiety.

2)The psychological benefits are also impressive. For decades, some therapists have prescribed dancing as an effective therapy for those who suffer from social anxiety or fear of public speaking. The idea: if you can loosen up enough to boogie in front of strangers, you’re a lot less likely to feel self-conscious when hanging out or speaking in front of an audience.

3)As suggested by a study from the University of Oxford, dancing seems to encourage social bonding. Like many a time it happens while chatting with a stranger we find out that both of us attended the same school or grew up in the same neighbourhood, similarly, moving and grooving in rhythm with others in a group class, lights up the brain pathways that blur the barriers our mind erects between ourselves and a stranger and so helps us feel a sense of connection and sameness.

4) Recent studies that compared the neurological effects of social dancing with those of walking/swimming or any such other physical activities suggests that there may be something unique about learning a social dance. The demand, it places, on the mind and body could make it unusually potent at slowing some of the changes in our skulls that seem otherwise inevitable with ageing. It seems likely that the cognitive demands of the dancing, which require people to learn and master new choreography in the group classes, improve the processing speed and memory of our brain.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Can I join without a partner? Yes, as long as there is an equal girls/guys ratio, we’ll admit you.

2. Which centres do you have Salsa in? We have Salsa in our Amar Colony centre: E 238, Amar Colony, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi.

3. Can I take private Salsa classes? Yes, for approx. Rs 3500 per hour per couple you can. You will need to call us to fix a time as the instructors are usually very busy and we have to book them well in advance.

4. If I’m joining Salsa, how will I catch up with the rest of the students in my batch? Salsa is a couple’s dance form and in one batch you can have 5 different couples learning and practising 5 different moves. You will get the individual attention you need from the instructor and assistant instructor.

5. I am absolutely new to dance and have never done Salsa, can I still join? Yes, our beginner’s batches are designed for absolute beginners and we are here to train you. Don’t worry, everyone started at some point and this is a good time to start. 🙂

6. Please tell me about the course. Beginner’s Level A is a 3-month certificate course at DDA for beginners. You must maintain a 75% attendance and in 3 months you will learn all basic Salsa steps and a few Salsa dance choreographies. The fee per month is Rs 3000 but if you pay for the 3-month course altogether, then you will pay Rs 7000. The certificate is given on request 2 weeks after the completion of the course and after your final test/audition. Following the LEVEL A course is LEVEL B (Improvers) and LEVEL C (Intermediate) courses.

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Dance Away that Flab

Can't decide between the gym and dancing to lose that extra weight or to stay fit in general? Here's a list of dance forms taught at Delhi Dance Academy with the average calories burnt in 1 hour:

Zumba: 500-1000
Aerobics: 500-800
Jazz Contemporary: 400-600
Bharatnatyam: 400-600
Hip-Hop: 350-550
Belly dance: 250-450
Bollywood: 300
Salsa: 200-300

These numbers vary with your body weight and the amount of effort you put in.

How can I lose weight?
You lose weight when you consume or burn more calories than you take. Burning 3500 calories means you lose 1 lbs or 450 grams (almost half a Kilo) of weight.

In other words, if you cut 500 calories from your diet each day or burn 500 calories working out or dancing, you would lose 0.45 kgs in a week. :)

At Delhi Dance Academy we can also talk to you about your daily diet and recommend changes to help you lose weight.

Delhi Dance Academy has been featured on 24 x 7 News Channel as one of Delhi's best dance institutes. We have made recent appearances on TV Channels like BBC, Aajtak, E TV, NHK World, MTv and NDTV Goodtimes. We are among the top 50 activities to do while in Delhi by TripAdvisor with excellent reviews.

DDA remains one of Delhi’s most sought after dance academies - The Hindu
Delhi's Top 5 Places to Learn Hip Hop, Popping and Locking - HT City, Hindustan Times
Belly Dancing Classes That'll Help You Ace The Art - HT City, Hindustan Times
Top 5 Places to Learn Bollywood Dance in Delhi - HT City, Hindustan Times
Delhi's Best Places to Learn Dance - Delhi Times, Times of India
Zumba at Delhi Dance Academy, I must confess, leaves me panting and exhausted - Business Standard
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Namaste India Dance Workshops - Editor's Pick - Timeout Delhi Magazine
The Top Place for B Boying, Hip Hop, Funk Jazz and Zumba - Hindustan Times main newspaper
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