The Latin Collective, Salsa Caribe & Urban Kiz UK Presents
Salsa, Bachata & Urban Kiz Classes all under one roof!!
3 Levels of classes to take you from 0 to hero! NO PARTNER REQUIRED
Salsa & Bachata - Floor 1 (upstairs)
CUBA LIBRE SPECIAL! @ La Casa Latina
On Tuesday evening (6th Sept), Susan & Jim from Salsa Caribe will be adding a special Cuban flavour to La Casa Latina @ The Vinyl Bar London EC4. We’ll be teaching Cuban salsa classes for all levels from. 7.30pm, followed by DJ Dr Jim playing a selection of the very best Afro-Cuban salsa, timba & son, as well as a touch of bachata and old school salsa. Club entrance is free before 9pm (£5 thereafter) + there’s a very special two-for-one deal on Cuba Libre cocktails all-night! Full details below:
7pm – Free Intro Class
7.30pm – Cuban Salsa (beginners/improvers)
8.30pm – Cuban salsa (intermediate/advanced)
+ Bachata & Salsa ON 1 classes for all levels with the Latin Collective crew.
Urban Kiz Floor 2 - (downstairs)
Class 1@ 7.30pm & Class 2 @ 8.30pm - with the Kiz Kollective Intructors: Dipo, Sevda, Katrina and from Mid-September will be joined by Kevin from Luxembourg back to teach Level 2 Improvers.
Level 0 Absolute beginners The objective of this level will be on understanding the basic steps in class 1 and then depending on the level Sevda will introduce the Saidas in class 2. This class will enable you to practice combinations using what you have learned until you feel comfortable and confident to move to the next level of beginners classes.
Level 1 Beginners The objective of this level is to check your understanding of the Kizomba basics and focus on the differences between Kizomba and Urban Kiz for followers and leaders in class 1 & 2, adding some simple Urban Kiz variations with practical exercises. An understanding of Kizomba basics as well as knowledge of Saidas.
Level 2 Improvers The objective of this level is to build on your existing knowledge of Urban Kiz techniques & develop your musicality. Helping you to become a more confident leader and follower with the introduction of more techical Urban Kiz variations with detailed breakdowns and tips for followers and leaders.
All classes are followed by a club night with DJ Pakassa playing the best in Urban Kiz / Ghetto Zouk style music from 9.30pm until 12 Midnight.
Urban Kiz Background
Urban Kiz was formed outside of Africa, started in France and took off in other European countries and is fused with other modern styles of dance. Due to its origin, urban kiz shares very little cultural similarities to kizomba, which has strong roots in Africa. This is a new style is influenced ghetto zouk, pop, hop-hop and RnB music.
Ghetto zouk music is a composition of different music genres (zouk, R'n'B, rap, hip-hop, dub step or symphonic music). Because of this direction in music, dancers began to experiment with the dance style to reflect the music. Major players in this genre of music are Elji, Saaphy, Dj Radikal, and Cirus Raskilz.
Urban kiz is heavily influenced by other techniques from different dance styles such as tango, hip-hop or R&B. The core fundamental patterns are still preserved, but the leading and step technique is very different from what is done and seen in Africa. The usage of the hands for leading plays a more important role and the legs are almost fully straight. Connection is mostly limited to the hands and arms which create a bigger distance between the couples and a tense body frame. This increase in distance between partners allows dancers to feature difficult footwork techniques, which has strong resemblance to Argentine tango and more closely related to performance dancing.
Some well known pioneers who represent this style are Curtis Seldon, Enah Lebon and Moun
About the Vinyl Bar
Conveniently located just second's from St Paul's Cathedral in the midst of London's world-famous Square Mile. A unique venue in the heart of the City where you can come to enjoy a few drinks after work with your colleagues with 3 for 2 on drinks from 5pm to 8pm and hot food and sale. Vinyl Bar also boasts an out door area overlooking St Pauls where you can eat, drink & chill.
For more information about our classes contact Joesph Davids firstname.lastname@example.org (Salsa & Bachata) and Angel Nkiru email@example.com (Urban Kiz)