Cha Cha Workshop
with Kevin Cullinen
Cha Cha music first came about in the 1940s and 1950s, and like the New York style of salsa, the break steps also emphasize the '2' and '6' counts of the music, with the cha cha or triple steps happening in between those main counts. Often when cha cha music comes on, people clear the dance floor, but they are missing out on one of the most enjoyable styles of Latin music to dance to. So our goal for this class is to get dancers comfortable with the basic cha cha counts, steps and easy partnerwork combinations, so you will never have to sit out another cha cha song again.
About the teacher:
Kevin has been dancing Salsa for over 5 years, getting his start with Santa Rosa Salsa in 2011 and training and performing for the last two years with the Salsamania Dance Company in Oakland, under the direction of renowned salsa instructors and World Champions Jhon Narvaez and Liz Rojas. In addition, Kevin, has attended countless salsa, cha cha, and bachata workshops at the numerous Salsa festivals he has attended over the last 5 years. Kevin formerly taught a weekly cha cha class and co-directed the Salsa Ole training team in 2015 and has assisted in numerous salsa and bachata lessons for Santa Rosa Salsa events. Kevin will be competing with his partner and with the Salsamania On1 team at the World Latin Dance Cup this December in Miami.
- 1st place, 2015 World Latin Dance Cup Champion - Amateur Male Salsa Soloist
- 1st place, 2015 World Latin Dance Cup Champion - ProAm Salsa On2 Lady Lead
- 1st place, Amateur On2 Salsa Couple at the 2016 San Francisco Salsa Festival Competition.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Santa Rosa Salsa's Dance Studio
1808-B Empire Industrial Ct.
Santa Rosa, CA
$25 in advance
$30 at the door