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¡Baile Battersea!: Latin Dance Mini-Convention

¡Baile Battersea!: Latin Dance Mini-Convention

  • Date: Saturday, September 4
  • Time: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Organizer

Laura Kenyon

Price: £10 – £40
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Event Description

Battersea Spanish, in collaboration with Laura Kenyon – our in house dance instructor, welcome you to Baile Battersea! Two professional dance studios, 10 amazing instructors, all come together to make this incredible Latin Dance Convention here in Southwest London.  Battersea Spanish has joined forces with 10 of the UK’s top Salsa, Bachata and Latin Dance performers and instructors to allow beginners to learn their first steps, and more advanced dancers to hone their craft!   During these two days you’ll experience a fantastic community, loads of social dancing, witness professional performances, and have a chance to improve your skills in:
– Salsa
– Bachata
– Sensual Bachata
– Cali Salsa / Crossbody
– Cuban Salsa
– y más!

Read on for the complete line up, and see the instructor bios here.
And don’t worry about dinner! We have a fabulous Bar & Restaurant on-site – ‘The Tapas Room, so be sure to book a table.
They will be offering a promotion on bottles of Cava during the weekend for £20 – or 30% off – so get ready for bubbles!

SATURDAY

SALSA ROOM

3:00-4:00pm : Leading / Following Tips with Gabriel (all levels)
Gabriel will teach you some tips on how to guide your partner across the dance floor safely. He will clarify the right signals to initiate movement and how to interpret them as a follower. This is the perfect class if you have any burning questions about how to dance in a social context.

4:00pm – 5:00pm :  Cuban Salsa with Ivan (all levels)
In this class you will learn the basic structure and the musicality of Cuban salsa. As opposed to cross body salsa, which is more linear, Cuban salsa is more circular and has rounded transitions and the emphasis is on the first beat.

5:00pm – 6:00pm : Lifts workshop with Paul and Laura (all levels)
In this workshop, you will learn some impressive party tricks, dips and lifts. We will breakdown the correct technique to get in and out from these lifts safely, whilst giving a thorough explanation on grips and counter balances to make your partner fly! All levels welcome, some alternative options will be given to beginners.

6:00pm – 7:00pm : Cross Body with Edgar (all levels)
In this class you will learn the basic steps of Cross Body, an energetic, fun series of linear steps and footwork to uptempo beats.

BACHATA ROOM

4:00pm – 5:00pm :  Sensual Bachata with Roger and Laura (all levels)
In this class you will learn a beautiful routine that incorporate the basics of Bachata Sensual such as waves, undulations, body rolls, head rolls, and isolations. You will also learn how to combine and link different movements and styling. On a slightly slower tempo, Bachata Sensual brings feeling, sensuality and the full expression of your body.

5:00pm – 6:00pm : Bachata partner work with Miro and Nadine (all levels)
n this class you will revise the foundations and elements in Bachata. You will learn faster spins, double turns, turn combos, body isolation, deeps, footwork and some styling.

6:00pm – 7:00pm : Sensual Bachata with Roger and Laura (all levels)
In this class you will learn a beautiful routine that incorporate the basics of Bachata Sensual such as waves, undulations, body rolls, head rolls, and isolations. You will also learn how to combine and link different movements and styling. On a slightly slower tempo, Bachata Sensual brings feeling, sensuality and the full expression of your body.


BIG ROOM

7:30pm-12:00am: Social Dancing

11:00pm: Show Time!

Who's Attending

10 people are attending ¡Baile Battersea!: Latin Dance Mini-Convention

  • Luis Espejo
  • Ana Timoteo
  • Maria Reino Gomez
  • VIANNEY HASTINGS
  • Helder Tavares
  • James Robson
  • Oliver Emsley
  • Sarka Strakova
  • Nadine Abbey
  • Rachael Dixon

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Laura Kenyon

Laura Kenyon - Fitness InstructorHola, I’m Laura! Originally from France, I am a dance performer, dance teacher and yoga and fitness instructor. I started dancing Flamenco when I was 6 years old and then trained in ballet and contemporary. I graduated with a dance degree in 2014 in London and have performed for the past 10 years between France and the UK, in various venues and theatres including Festival d’Avignon, Sadler’s Wells, Hat Fair and more. My Flamenco training mostly took place in Sevilla, in several dance schools – Ados & Alicia Marquez – and I continue to go back every year to learn from grand Bailaoras such as La Lupi, Maria Morena among others.

Venue

Battersea Spanish
263-265 Battersea Park Road
London, SW114NE United Kingdom
Phone:
02 030 957 382