Beginner Salsa Night
Fitness & Wellness
Salsa is not easily defined. What is Salsa? A sauce, a recipe, a dance? Who invented salsa? The Cubans, Puerto Ricans?
Salsa is a distillation of many Latin and Afro-Caribbean dances. Each played a large part in its evolution. Get your body moving with an easy but spicy Beginner Salsa class! No partner needed. Singles and all couples welcome. Learn a few simple steps and take them straight to the dance floor or club!
You will learn:
The foundation of lead and follow skills
Confidence on the dance floor
This is the first class of a 6 week series. Try it out and join us for the additional classes (separate class fee) if you have fun!
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Christa South is an accomplished dancer, ballroom professional and fitness instructor. She attended Western Michigan University where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance. There she performed famous repertory including: Gus Giordano’s “Sing” and “3 Epitaphs” with the Paul Taylor Dance Company at The Kennedy Center. Christa has also performed in Dance Chicago and her choreography has been included in student dance performances, musical theater shows and many more.
Christa began studying ballroom dance soon after graduating from WMU. Ms. South is a DVIDA certified Latin and Ballroom Dance instructor. More than a teacher, Christa competes at the professional level, in the American Rhythm style. She placed as a finalist in competitions including: Chicago Harvest Moon, Cleveland Dance Sport Challenge, Indiana Challenge, Washington Open Dance Sport Competition, Chicago Crystal Ball, Nashville Stars and many more. She has also performed in the highly respected Chicago Salsa Congress. She has trained and competed with many award winning students, and continues to travel around the country for competition.
In addition to dance, Christa is also a dedicated fitness instructor. She loves to teach Zumba® Fitness, and you can experience her class almost every day of the week! Christa hold certifications in Zumba Basics® 1 & 2, Zumbatomic® and Aqua Zumba®. In 2012, Christa was honored with a feature in Z life Magazine. She attends the annual Zumba Instructor Convention in Orlando, Florida to keep her moves fresh and current!