Advanced Beginners: Latin Nights, Rumba & Chacha
Shake things up! Learn the flirty Chacha and the sensuous Rumba, dubbed “the dances of love.” Learn the history and characteristics of each dance, along with the basic patterns and suggestions for choreography. Both styles of dance are frequently played by party bands.
There is a lot of Cuban motion in the Rumba and complex rhythm in the Chacha, so previous dance experience of any kind would be of great help. Video clips will be available to students, along with a list of suggested music. The recommended footwear for this course are sturdy heels for ladies, and smooth-soled shoes for all dancers.
Mondays, November 5 - Dec. 3 (no class 11/26), 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm Room: APE 101 & 120, $75 per person or $140 per dance couple
Sera Hirasuna has competed in local and international ballroom Pro-Am competitions with her professional partners for several years. She trained at a private dance academy and she was recognized numerous times for her extraordinary dance. Sera danced hula as a child growing up in Hawaii and she wants to continue sharing her skills with you. She has also taught English at Gavilan College for the past 13 years.
Note: Students can receive a special discount if they are enrolling in two or more dance classes during the Fall 2018 semester. Discount price is
$270 a couple or $135 per person, for 8 weeks of dance instruction in 4 dance genres. Please call 408.229.4201 to register with the discount.