Dance Classes Offered: Click below to find more information on the particular dance style.
Hotspot Dance Company built it's name through their Salsa, Latin Dance Program and Choreographies, being one of the top schools in South Florida for Salsa. Hotspot offers classes to Adults Tuesday at 7:30pm and Wednesday at 8:30pm.
Kids classes are designed for kids ages 6-10 to learn the many latin styles in a fun and encouraging environment. Being located in South Florida, most of our students have Latin American family and we believe in encouraging, educating and teaching the new generations in the Latin genres. Classes for kids are Tuesdays at 4:30pm.
sTYLES OF DANCE
But what is "Salsa"? Salsa is not a rhythm, but rather, it's a marketing term developed in the 70s to market AfroCuban music , particularly the genre of Son Montuno, to an international Market. We at Hotspot not only take pride in teaching correct leading and following technique, but we also teach you about the different AfroCuban rhythms that comprise this marketing term of "Salsa". Having said that, Hotspot Dance takes great pride in teaching traditional Cuban dances of Son and Casino (what is generally called, "Cuban Salsa", it's proper name being Casino), with a clean style and a good technical foundation. However, that is not to say we don't delve in other styles of dancing this music, such as L.A. Style and New York style, where Hotspot has always been on the cutting edge of choreographies and where our teams have an illustrious history of putting on energetic and innovative shows
Tuesday at 7:30pm and Wednesday at 8:30pm
Casino is the proper name given to the Cuban way of dancing the music known across the world as "Salsa"./ (remember, "Salsa" itself being a marketing term, the proper name of these rhythms are Son, Guaracha, Son Montuno, etc...). Casino in itself is an evolution of an even older style called Son.
Casino developed in the early 1950s, meaning it predates the term "Salsa" and is one of the oldest styles. Being in South Florida, Hotspot prides itself on teaching and spreading the love of Cuban dance and culture with good technique and grace. Casino can be danced either in a Rueda (various couples doing moves with a person calling the moves out) or it can be danced one on one as a couple.
Good Casino is characterized by rhythmical cadence to the music, fluid turn patterns and spontaneouity.
on1, or l.a. style
Currently only for teams and performance.
L.A. Style, or Slot style On1 is a dance that was developed in the United States, particularly in Los Angeles. It lends itself well to cabaret style shows, with many tricks and fast spins that will wow audiences. Hotspot Dancers learn this style for choreographies and to be able to social dance with many dancers of this style that are prominent outside South Florida.