Group Classes

Beginning 1st Degree White Belt Salsa

(Intermediate Level V)

Note:  NEW SESSION DATES

Salsa Tuesdays

Bachata Thursdays

Monday June 5th through Monday June 26th, 2017

Beginning 3rd Degree White Belt Salsa

Are you a couple doing 1 class together?

Intermediate Bachata

8:00 - 9:30pm

(Beginning Level I)

Company Corps Membership I

Thursday June 8th through Thursday June 29th, 2017


6:30 - 8:00pm

Always wanted to learn BACHATA? NOW'S YOUR CHANCE!!

This class is for the brand new dancer with little or no class experience!  If you have alsways wanted to learn Bachata, then THIS class is for YOU!!  We will focus on the fundamentals and history of Bachata, basic steps, lead and follow technique, dance floor etiquette, dance positions and more.  Even if you have had classes in the past bu want to brush up on the basics, this class will definitely benefit you!  We start from square one and use our WORLD CLASS CURRICULUM that is UNMATCHED to create solid dancers that have their own style and charisma on the dance floor!

**We are one of the FEW SCHOOLS in the USA that teach Modern AND AUTHENTIC DOMINICAN BACHATA!


All of our classes run in 4 week sessions and are based on a Martial Arts belt system.  Each session consists of 1 class weekly, for an hour and half, for 4 weeks.  We focus on intensive technique, lead and follow, musicality, turns and spins, partner work and patterns within each belt level that includes the material covered in that session as well as in prior sessions.   Each belt concentrates on a family of steps and patterns and the focus during that belt level training is on that particular family of steps and patterns creating more retention and continuity in your dancing. No partner necessary.


Due to the level of technique covered in each class, our classes are progressive and build on what was taught the prior week and session. In order to ensure that all of our students are moving forward  and due to the detailed technique that students receive in our classes, we do not allow walk in classes.  All students must register for a complete session. No 'drop in' classes are allowed.


All of our students, no matter what their level of dance prior to training with BCP are required to start from our level 1 / 1st Degree White Belt Salsa (or the level 1 of whichever dance you are studying).   In order to move to the next level, your BCP instructor must evaluate your skills at the end of each class session to determine whether you are ready to move to the next belt level or repeat the same belt level again. At some point, most students are asked to repeat a level during their training in order to solidify what you are working on.  This will only benefit you in the long run and it is our hope that our students would see this as an opportunity to strengthen that particular family of steps and patterns, making you a stronger dancer overall.   With our focus on technique and repetition, we are able to train solid, well rounded dancers that feel ready and excited to move to the next level.


Should you need to miss a class, we highly recommend doing a private lesson before your next group class so that you do not miss out on the detailed instruction covered in the missed class.  It is the responsibility of each student to make up what you missed before the next class as we are not able to offer make up classes.  We do not offer refunds or or 'credits' toward the next session if you miss a class.  All class sessions must be paid for before the session begins and no refunds or credits for missed classes will be offered so, please  make sure that you are able to attend the entire session or are able to schedule a private lesson to cover material missed.




Starting where we left off in 3rd Degree White and including everything from 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree White Belt, this class session combines the heart of our Beginning series in the curriculum! What we cover in White Belt is the very foundation of your Salsa steps and 4th Degree White Belt is the last of the White Belt Series.   If you have received your 1st, 2nd & 3rd Degree White belts then this class is for YOU!  We will continue adding new foundational families of steps in this session while we add some patterns and styling to the mix. We start from where we left off and use our WORLD CLASS CURRICULUM that is UNMATCHED to create solid dancers that have their own style and charisma on the dance floor!

Note:  NEW SESSION DATES

BLACK BELT SALSA ∙ BACHATA ∙ BACHATANGO ∙ TANGO ∙ ZOUK (coming soon) ∙ KIZOMBA (coming soon)

This class is designed to continue to infuse everything covered in 1st Degree White Belt as well as introducing a brand new family of steps that you will use as much, if not more, than your basic steps.  This foundational class session is the 2nd level in Beginning Black Belt Salsa class series using a WORLD CLASS CURRICULUM that is UNMATCHED to create solid dancers that have their own style and charisma on the dance floor!

Are you doing 2 classes?

OK Ladies!!  This is YOUR CLASS! Have you ever wanted to perform?  Want to take your Salsa to the next level FAST?
"Learn how to dance like the best artists!"
Learn the style, the steps and the choreography of one of the best female Salsa dancers in the world, multi time World Champion, Anita Santos with Team Trainer and Academia de Baila Con Pasión owner and Artistic Director, Cassandra de Mercedes!  We are proud to announce that BCP is now part of the World Team Project!!
In this Ladies' ONLY Class session, you will learn how to style and dance like a pro!  What do you do when he lets you go to do your own shine?  DON'T PANIC!  ENJOY!  This is YOUR MOMENT!  You will learn to focus on body movement as well as footwork that will take you to a whole new level!!
This is a performance team based class though performance is NOT required!  For those that do wish to perform there are multiple performance opportunities! In participating in this project, you will also learn about stage presence, the process of preparing for performance and find your inner Salsa Diva!!  Come and be a part of something SPECTACULAR!

This class is the Intermediate level class in our curriculum!  If you have always wanted to learn Bachata and finished your foundational levels I & II class sessions, then this class is for YOU!  We will continue to focus on the fundamentals of Bachata, taking your basic steps and now putting them into various basic patterns, continue developing  lead and follow technique, continue to work on the basic turns that were introduced in the previous session and more!  Even if you have had classes in the past but want to brush up on the basics this class will definitely benefit you!  We start from where we left off in Beginning Level II and use a WORLD CLASS CURRICULUM that is UNMATCHED to create solid dancers that have their own style and charisma on the dance floor!

6:30 - 8:00pm

8:00 - 9:30pm

If you just finished your Bachata I session then THIS is the class for you!!

This class is for the brand new dancer that just got a taste of the basics!  We will continue to focus on the fundamentals of Bachata, basic steps, lead and follow technique, dance floor etiquette, dance positions and more but now we start to incorporate some patterns.  If you have had classes in the past but want to brush up on the basics, this class will definitely benefit you!  We start from where we left off in Level I and use our WORLD CLASS CURRICULUM that is UNMATCHED to create solid dancers that have their own style and charisma on the dance floor!


Beginning Bachata Level I

(Beginning Level II)

Starting where we left off in 2nd Degree White and including everything from both 1st and 2nd degree White Belt, this class session combines the heart of our Beginning series in the curriculum!  If you have received your 1st & 2nd Degree White belts then this class is for YOU!  We will continue adding new foundational families of steps in this session while we add some patterns and styling to the mix. We start from where we left off and use our WORLD CLASS CURRICULUM that is UNMATCHED to create solid dancers that have their own style and charisma on the dance floor!

Current WTP Ladies Register here

Note:  NEW SESSION DATES

8:00 - 9:30pm

Intermediate  1st Degree Yelloow Belt Salsa

Latin Dance Company

This class is for the brand new dancer with little or no class experience or for the dancer who wants to revisit the foundations of Salsa!  If you have always wanted to learn Salsa, then THIS IS THE CLASS FOR YOU!!  We will focus on the fundamentals of Salsa, basic steps, basic lead and follow technique, dance floor etiquette, dance positions and more!  Even if you have had classes in the past but want to brush up on the basics this class will definitely benefit you!!  We start from SQUARE ONE and use a WORLD CLASS CURRICULUM that is UNMATCHED to create solid dancers that have their own style and charisma on the dance floor!!


If so, register here to get our couple's discount!!

Couples Membership

Anita's Ladies' Salsa Styling

(Beginning Level III)

8:00 - 9:30pm

Starting where we left off in Orange Belt and including everything from your White Belt, this class session is in the heart of our Intermediate series in the curriculum!  If you have received your White and Orange belts, then this class is for YOU!  We will continue adding new foundational families of steps in this session while we add some patterns and styling to the mix. We start from where we left off and use our WORLD CLASS CURRICULUM that is UNMATCHED to create solid dancers that have their own style and charisma on the dance floor!

8:00 - 9:30pm

 

Tuesday June 6th through Tuesday June 27th, 2017

Beginning 2nd Degree White Belt Salsa

If so, register here to get our couple's discount and access to ALL classes at your level, monthly!!

Contact us to set up an audition!!

Salsa Mondays

World Team Project

6:30 - 8:00pm

Beginning Bachata Level II

Performance Team

Beginning 4th Degree White Belt Salsa

 

This monthly membership allow you to do all classes monthly, at your level as well participate in 1 of our performing teams.

**Costumes and additional team costs not included.  ** Includes monthly class and team dues only


"I love Cassandra's classes in so many ways that I'm sure I'll leave something out, but here are the reasons that come to mind immediately:

1) My husband and I spent several hundred dollars on a "Ballroom introductory package" at an unnamed Charlotte  studio in 2009. The instructors were good, but the environment was so formal that it was hard to actually enjoy myself, and I quickly lost interest for that reason. NOT so with Cassandra and her classes. She keeps it casual, fun, and she has seemingly endless patience with those of us who are struggling with new steps.
 
2) Confession: I'm not a fan of exercise (especially cardio), but I love her classes. Who knew exercise and fun could occur simultaneously?! I'm not a ZX Fitness member, but if I ever decide to join a gym, it'll be ZX. The staff is great and they treat us wonderfully, regardless of our membership status.

3) I've met some truly wonderful people because of her classes.

3) Even my 17-year old daughter has developed an interest in Latin ballroom dancing since meeting Cassandra, and the classes are affordable enough that we can actually go on a regular basis. Admission- $5 per person; Wardrobe- $? (just dress comfortably); Quality time with your loved ones? Priceless.

  S. Gleaves


(Beginning Level IV)

6:30- 8:00pm

If so, register here to get our dual class discount!!