Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Instructors: [Elena Iannucci]

Event Information

FREE SWING & SALSA w/ Elena Iannucci
Basic Social Dance Lessons @ Mineola Library LI NY
Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm Jan 4&11 (Swing) and Jan 18&25 (Salsa)
For Absolute Beginners or those with a little experience!

NO Experience Necessary! No Partner Required!
(Couples are welcome but we'll rotate partners throughout!)
(These are progressive classes. Please sign up for and enjoy the entire 4wk series!)

Beginners, learn the basics of two of the most popular social partner dances in the world today!
Get ready to dance and have fun at your next special event!

SWING: Jan 4 & 11 6:30-7:30pm
Born in the early 30's in Harlem NYC, swing dancing was strongly influenced by the 20s Charleston, the Black Bottom and the Swingin' jazz music of the time! It can be danced to a variety of music, from big band swing to 50's rock n' roll to contemporary. Today's styles vary widely from the syncopated movements of the Smooth style to the upbeat Lindy Hop which can be done with aerials (acrobatic air steps, timed to the music)!
Partnering, rhythm and lead-follow techniques will be covered with a focus on 6-count patterns perfect for social dancing!
A great workout and a fun day!

SALSA: Jan 18 & 25 6:30-7:30pm
Salsa is another of the world's popular dances. Many clubs play Salsa as well as a number of other Latin favorites like Merengue and Bachata. It has Afro-Cuban musical roots and, while it originated in Cuba as Mambo, many of its music and dance innovations took place in New York City.
This class will focus on the 'on 1' style of the dance. Partnering, rhythm and lead-follow techniques are covered as well as the Basic Salsa Step and other patterns that'll provide the tools you need to get out on the dance floor!

Registration ... there may still be a slot or two open!
Info/Signup for ALL 4 weeks: Click Here to Signup Online or Call 516-746-8488

Location: Mineola Library / Long Island NY
195 Marcellus Rd. Mineola, LI NY 11501