Schedule

Cuban Salsa (Casino), Rueda de Casino, Kizomba & Urban Kiz Classes in Halifax

The Fall 2018 schedule for Free to Move Dance School is below! We have an amazing Fall full of great classes and workshops planned for you! Kizomba/Urban Kiz, and Cuban Salsa, as well as a series of workshops on Tarraxhina, Tarraxa and Tarraxo. The fall session includes 3 sessions of 4 classes each for a total of 12 classes. There are only complete beginners classes in the schedule starting in September, so don’t miss your chance, the next beginner sessions will be in January. (also depending on registration, weather and other factors, small changes may be made to the schedule) Payment can be done in cash, cheque, or by email transfer. For prices click here. If you have paid in advance, please bring proof of purchase. All Fundamentals 1.A classes are designed for complete beginners and do not require any prior dance experience. Improver classes are at a more intermediate level. (The numbers and letters correspond to class descriptions that are on the Cuban salsa and Kizomba pages if you want more information.) We also do not require students to register with a partner, but no not guarantee gender balance in classes. Everyone is welcome, we are open to anyone learning either role in the dances.

Fall Classes and Workshops at Free to Move - Session 2, Oct into Nov

MONDAYS
Classes Oct 22-Nov 19
WEDNESDAYS
Classes Oct 10-Nov 7
SUNDAYS TRAIN & CHILL WORKSHOP FALL SERIES
Workshop no.2 Oct 21
 
6-7pm: Kizomba Foundation 2.A.
Quarter turns, shuffles (virgula) & variations, and reverse turn (balansa), directional intention & the art of staying connected while turning and the importance of your axis (Foundation 1.A. or equivalent needed to take this class)
6-7pm: Cuban Salsa Foundation 2.A.
Enchufla turn, enchufla doble and paseala por a trace variations, closed position & intention/response, circular flow & using tension/release to create momentum and Botala review (Foundation 1.A. or equivalent needed to take this class)
12-5pm Tarraxa Foundation Train & Chill Workshop
Learn about the evolution of body movement and music into what is now known at Tarraxa, the younger cousin of Tarraxhina
7-8pm: Ladies Styling Urban Kiz Choreography Group
Styling work and learning a choreography, working towards performing (Open to everyone with a Kizomba foundation)
7:10-7:40pm: Tarraxhina/Tarraxa Body Movement
Isolation exercises to improve your ginga, flow, posture and strength and help you with your Tarraxhina and Tarraxa movements as well as your styling in kizomba (All levels, open to everyone)
Workshop details: 12-1:30pm: basic steps body movements and musicality for traditional Tarraxa.

8-9pm: Cuban Salsa Improver 1.J.
Revisiting at an intermediate level your basic steps & turns to refine, add styling, different variations, musicality and flair. Helping improve your dancing overall
7:45-8pm: Urban Kiz technique
Exercises to improve your Urban Kiz walk, balance, axis awareness, flow, as well as your frame, intention and listening skills. (All levels, open to everyone)
1:30-2:30pm Lunch break and open question period
8-9pm: Kizomba Improver 1 focus: Urban Kiz
Creative Saida redirections in Urban Kiz, as well as musicality with basic moves, and tips on developing your musicality for Urban Kiz. (Kizomba foundation needed to take this class)
2:30-4pm Basics of leading and following Tarraxa as well as a pattern with variations.
9-11pm: Kizomba Train & Chill Practice
Practice, social dance, ask questions in a relaxed atmosphere. Mix of Urban kiz, Traditional, Getto Zouk, Tarraxa & Semba
4-5pm Social dancing and answering questions (very basic Kizomba needed to take this workshop)

Fall Classes and Workshops at Free to Move - Session 3, Nov into Dec

MONDAYS
Classes Nov 26-Dec 17
WEDNESDAYS
Classes Nov 14-Dec 5
SUNDAYS TRAIN & CHILL WORKSHOP FALL SERIES
Workshop no.3 Nov 18
 
6-7pm: Kizomba Foundation 2.B.
Men & Woman Saida Variations, understanding dissociations & exiting the line of dance (Foudation 2.A. or equivalent is required for this class)
6-7pm: Cuban Salsa Foundation 2.A.
Enchufla turn, enchufla doble and paseala por a trace variations, closed position & intention/response, circular flow & using tension/release to create momentum and Botala review (Foudation 2.A. or equivalent is required for this class)
12-5pm Tarraxo Foundation Train & Chill Workshop
Learn about the evolution of body movement and music from Tarraxa to Tarraxo (also called Tarraxa-Osteo)
7-8pm: Ladies Styling Urban Kiz Choreography Group
Styling work and learning a choreography, working towards performing (Open to everyone with a Kizomba foundation)
7:10-7:40pm: Tarraxhina/Tarraxa Body Movement
Isolation exercises to improve your ginga, flow, posture and strength and help you with your Tarraxhina and Tarraxa movements as well as your styling in kizomba (All levels, open to everyone)
Workshop details: 12-1:30pm: basic steps body movements and musicality for traditional Tarraxo.

8-9pm: Cuban Salsa Improver 1.G.
Guitara Variations & other walking around turns & Casino step
7:45-8pm: Urban Kiz technique
Exercises to improve your Urban Kiz walk, balance, axis awareness, flow, as well as your frame, intention and listening skills. (All levels, open to everyone)
1:30-2:30pm Lunch break and open question period
8-9pm: Kizomba Improver 1 focus: Urban Kiz
Simple turns in Urban Kiz as well as easy double timing (leading a follow on a different timing and/or direction than you are doing with your feet) with musicality in mind. (Kizomba foundation needed to take this class)
2:30-4pm Basics of leading and following Tarraxo as well as a pattern with variations.
9-11pm: Kizomba Train & Chill Practice
Practice, social dance, ask questions in a relaxed atmosphere. Mix of Urban kiz, Traditional, Getto Zouk, Tarraxa & Semba
4-5pm Social dancing and answering questions (very basic Kizomba needed to take this workshop)
SPECIAL WEDNESDAY TRAIN & CHILL WORKSHOP FALL SERIES
Workshop no.4 Dec 12
6-9pm Foundation of Integrating body movement in your Kizomba/Urban Kiz Train & Chill Workshop
Giving space and taking your place in the dance with body movement and styling in your kizomba/urban Kiz
Workshop details: 6-7:30pm: basic concepts of adding body movement in your kizomba/Urban Kiz. Exploring the ideas of giving space and of taking opportunities.
7:30-9pm Different variations of ways and positions to give space for styling. And working on musicality for both leads and follows.
9-11pm: Kizomba Train & Chill Practice
Practice, social dance, ask questions in a relaxed atmosphere. Mix of Urban kiz, Traditional, Getto Zouk, Tarraxa & Semba