NEW COURSE FOR DANCE COUPLES
  • 2 teachers+2 tutors
    Adonis and Valerie have created a great course. You will understand the many aspects of paired salsa. Men's style and ladies' style. Doubled experience and skills.
  • 5+2 classes
    Each class covers in detail new movements and embellishments. The base in pair work comes out in a new way. Plus you will receive two bonus classes.
  • 15 videos
    Exhaustive video classes. Working in pairs. Detailed explanation and practice of each element and embellishment. Repeating learned movements to music.
  • 5+4 weeks
    The online course is 5 weeks long. Take the classes at your own pace and location. (2 month access to classes)
About the course
The key feature of the course is that you will learn your dance style through couple dancing.
There are a lot of style courses for ladies and for men (which are also very necessary). They help us to dance more "Solo", which means that many of the steps and movements we learn there, we can't use in a couple dance - literally "holding hands".

On the other hand, there are many couple courses where you can learn thousands of figures from beginner to advanced level, but very rarely teachers pay attention to style, to embellishments for ladies and men, to the position of the hands while performing figures, to tricks that we can do with our feet, replacing basic steps with them.

We created this course with the idea of this phrase:


"We can do more with less"


The smallest and simplest embellishment can completely change your dance style.

We often try to learn very complicated figures in an effort to look more virtuosic in the dance, not realizing that usually something simple - a hand movement or a few extra leg movements, a change in dynamics - is what does make all the difference. You will probably catch everyone's attention, especially your partner's, when he or she sees how you move - so interesting and unusual will be your dance style.
Who is this course for?
This course is for intermediate level students
  • DANCERS
    You already know the base of Cuban salsa well, have been to parties and want to perfect your dance style.
  • DANCING COUPLES
    You're tired of performing the same figures, which need some shake-up.
  • MEN'S STYLE
    You want to understand how to add tricks and lead the dance properly.
  • LADY'S STYLE
    You're bored of couple dancing, where you just need to follow the partner and stomp the base 123,567, whereas you'd rather add embellishments and feminine elements to your couple dance, but you don't know how or when to do it.
What will this course give me?
You will stop worrying and start dancing more and more, especially if you started dancing not so long ago. When the time comes, you will already have the experience and technique necessary to perform such difficult figures.
Taking a course is a more practical, easy and fun way to work on improving your style (appropriate to your level) that will result in:
  • looking elegant and realistic on the dance floor
  • exploring embellishments and techniques that will allow you to dance more beautifully
  • expressing your femininity or brutality without violating the principles of interaction and comfort in a partner dance
  • enjoying dancing in pairs
  • learning to use the basic steps and figures of salsa without looking boring.
FAQ about the course
question:
What will we be learning – men’s or ladies’ style?
answer:
In the class, we will be combining elements of both styles that can be incorporated into a couple's dance and that will aid in pair interaction..
QUESTION:
Are the video classes taught separately for men and women or in pairs?
answer:
All classes are taught in pairs and it is mandatory to be paired to take the course.
QUESTION:
I'm not sure if the course is right for me?
answer:
This course is for students who would like to enhance their dance style. For those who want to look good on the dance floor and embellish their couple dance. For those who feel they are missing something and want to change things up to get the flow experienced dancers have.
Tutors of the course
AdonIs SANTIAGO
THE AUTHOR OF THE COURSE
I have been in the dancing industry for 21 years and I have been teaching dancing for over than 10 years. During this time I have created an author and effective method of teaching. I am one of the most popular dance teachers in Russia. I have participated in festivals in Asia, Europe and Latin America.

  • Professional dancer and choreographer;
  • Graduated from the National School of Arts in Cuba;
  • Founder of the Academy of Cuban styles ArtWay, Moscow;
  • Jury member of international festivals and competitions;
  • Organizer of events, festivals and parties in Moscow.
Valerie Alken
THE CO-AUTHOR OF THE COURSE
Passionate dancer and dance instructor from Netherlands, based in Koh Samui, Thailand.

She grew up in the world of Latin-Caribbean dance and entertainment and has been teaching for 20 years.
She gained her first knowledge of salsa dance at an early age from her father's salsa school in the Netherlands. She went on to gain further knowledge from many leading artists and schools around the world, including Afro-Cuban dance training at Conjunto Folklórico Nacional in Havana.
Valerie is committed to sharing positive energy and connection through dance and any type of movement that she believes brings joy to life!

  • Founder of Havana Dance at Yansa Studio in Samui, where she shares a passion for specifically Cuban salsa, as well as bachata and kizomba.
  • A regular participant in several international festivals.
  • Organizer of the annual Samui Latin Festival.
  • SOFI FILIPPOVA
    COURSE TUTOR
    • Professional teacher of salsa, ladystyle and bachata since 2013
    • Came to social dancing from modern solo styles
    • Regular teacher of Adonis Santiago ArtWay school
    • Participant of many Russian festivals on Salsa, Timba, Son, Afro and Rumba.
    • Organizer of festivals, master classes and field events on Salsa.
  • YUNITO MARTINEZ

    COURSE TUTOR

    • A professional with more than 18 years of experience, he also has titles of Choreographer-Regisseur of Musical Shows and Professor of Cuban Folklore.
    • Part of his training as a dancer was in the Cutumba Folkloric Company, he was part of other important companies such as Danza-Teatro del Caribe, the Cabaret San Pedro del Mar and the Circuba Company.
    • He obtained his title of Soloist Dancer in the Musical Show Companies of the Hotels of Cayo Coco, Cuba.

Pricing

STANDART

The duration of the online course is 1 month

45€

Full access to video tutorials and materials for 1 months

Checking homework and working on mistakes with (feedback during 1 month)

Checking homework and working on mistakes with Dayan and Sofi (feedback during 1 month)

Certificate of Course Completion

Private consultations and questions to Adonis and Valerie

Discounts on future courses

Take the Course
ADVANCED

The duration of the online course is 1 month

55€

Full access to video tutorials and materials for 2 months

Checking homework and working on mistakes with Dayan and Sofi (feedback during 1 month)

Certificate of Course Completion

Private consultations and questions to Adonis and Valerie

Discounts on future courses

Take the course
Reviews
"Learning with you was awesome"
Sakhr Tamsna
About the Rumba Course:
Hi Adonis,
I am very happy to see you trying your best and offering us a nice experience. Learning with you was awesome. The course was short. I would like to see next time that you devote more time to the foundations by this I mean the beginners' part. I wish I could access the course for one or two more weeks.
You are a great teacher and I wish you all the best in your career.
BR,
Your student
"Now I'm in love with this one and will continue to make it better and better every day:)"
Kate Taranenko
About the Rumba Course:
Adonis, I can't even describe how much I loved the course! I was afraid to dance "Columbia" style always, but it turned to be my favorite one * Now I'm in love with this one and will continue to make it better and better every day:) Also I would like to mention your way of explanation. For me at the moment you are the most talented teacher in the world. I can really recommend this course to everyone even if he's never been dancing rumba
"Really appreciate having such a great online Rumba Columbia course!"
Yun JIN
About the Rumba Course:
Starting from the cultural origins of Rumba Columbia to the very important rhythms of the instruments. This is the first time l've ever seen a dance online course explain the culture and instrumental rhythms in the opening two lessons and even in some offline courses and dance festival, the culture and instruments are not explained in such detail.
A complete course, starting from several representative dance steps (and also very aptly named dance steps, which is very necessary for foreigners to learn) as a basic course, gradually rising to advanced courses, while the intermediate and advanced courses can be a separate and independent of their own routines.

3. The movements are explained in detail and easy to understand and the repeated demonstrations are useful for online students to follow and practice over and over again. Even just watch them to enhance their memorization, and at the same time, they can also observe the nuances of the teacher's demonstration of each movement.
Overall, this online course is short but full of details and The whole choreography is wonderful and full of entertainment, which makes it a high quality online course.
Suggestion
Thope that the advanced course will further increase the difficulty and more movements on the routines of the intermediate course.
At present, my personal feeling is that the intermediate level and advanced level are two sets of combination. In addition, hope that in the future new course, Instructor can add a teaching content in which a choreography is performed with different music. I also hope that there will be other online courses such as Timba, Son, Cha chacha, Mambo, Afrocuba, etc.
Many thanks to Adons and the team of this course!
Yun JIN
"Top teacher, top courses!".
Marco Tozzi
About the Rumba Course
Adonis is an excellent teacher, a great artist, and is also very knowledgeable in teaching to allow us enthusiasts to be able to learn and progress the study of the magnificent Cuban tradition of dance. Top teacher, top courses!
"Very useful materials, love it!"
Mandy Wang
Very useful materials, love it!
"Thank you, Adonis, for a wonderful course! I thought the content was excellent"
James Davies
Thank you, Adonis, for a wonderful course! I thought the content was excellent--just the right level, and with a mixture of the fundamentals and some flair moves to add lots of style, so l am very happy. You explain everything very well, and I really appreciate the extra details about, for example, the meaning behind some of the Abakua movements, because I didn't know about why the god in Abakua is always cleaning himself.
Ican't think of anything to improve, and I really hope that you do more courses in English. I would happily take many of your classes, and being able to do your classes online would also allow me to move abroad. (I don't want to leave Lund, Sweden because I have two excellent teachers-Anier Sanchez Sandoval and Lexis Hernandez: perhaps you know them?-but if I know that I could take your online courses while being in another country, then I would never have to worry about finding great Cuban teachers in the area that I livel)
I noticed that you do many more courses in Spanish and Russian, and the only thing stopping me from taking the timba solo and rumba courses is the language barrier, otherwise I would have already signed up! I wonder, though: could you add subtitles to your videos, perhaps even just auto-translated by Al, so that us non-Spanish speakers can also sign up for the course? I am used to my salsa teachers speaking half in Spanish and half in English/Swedish anyway, so some of the technical terms that are used (e.g. vacuna -› vaccination) are already understood, so it wouldn't be a problem if the auto- translate mistranslated. I also think many salsa dancers love listening to Spanish, even if we don't understand what is being said, so it's not necessary to re-record everything in English-unless you want to, of course! :) I think adding subtitles would be a small change that would be quite cheap and easy to do, but would make your classes available to many more people
That's all, and thanks again! I hope to one day take your classes in person as well. (I met Amar and Prabha at the ALFA Festival in KL this year, and they said what a wonderful teacher and person you are. I am quite jealous that I missed your eight-week course in Malaysia last year haha, but all the students were raving about you!
Best wishes,
James Davies
P.S. If you wish to use this review online, you can cut any parts of this message that you don't want to include. It's fine by me!
"Highly recommended!"
Karl 83
About the Rumba Course:
I recently completed the columbia dance course, and I must say it was a fantastic experience. The course was impressively well-structured, making it pleasingly easy to follow along. I not only learned a lot but also thoroughly enjoyed the entire process. Highly recommended!
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