Free Dance Lessons at Waterloo Greenway

Presented in partnership with Waterloo Greenway
This event is part of the following event series: Weekly Workouts at Waterloo

Location: Moody Amphitheater, 1401 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701
Date: April 19th, 2023 — May 10th, 2023
Time: Wednesday | 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Come learn the structure, etiquette, and culture of a unique variety of Latin dances, such as Tango, Samba, and Salsa. You’ll learn about lead-follow connection, master some dance moves, and lose yourself in a mosaic of soul-stirring music. Classes are open to beginners, as well as experienced dancers.

Instructor-led classes, no partner needed, no RSVP required

Class Schedule

Wednesday, April 19th
Instructor: Robbie Sky

This popular dance is known for being lively and for its energetic rhythm! great for all ages and dancing abilities. Salsa dancing has many turns, exciting footwork, and rhythmic hip movements. Originally originating in Cuba and Puerto Rico, salsa dancing has a history of being cultivated into its own style within the Latino community in New York. Salsa is a fusion of many music and dance styles from the Caribbean, including Cha cha cha, Rhumba, Mambo, Cumbia, and more.

Wednesday, April 26th
Instructor: Melissa Corpus

Sweat a little and shake your hips! This class will give students a solid foundation in the fundamentals of samba, while exploring its many expressions: folkloric samba de roda, glittery, elegant Rio-style “passista” samba, playful, jazzy “malandro” samba, pop-style “pagode” samba from Bahia, African “samba afro,” and more.

Wednesday, May 3rd
Instructors: Gustavo Simplis & Monica Caivano

Tango is a highly improvisational dance that is built in layers. Come learn the structure of tango from start to finish in a relaxed atmosphere. Students are coached in the skills of leading and following — as well as the etiquette and culture of Argentine Tango.

Wednesday, May 10th
Instructor: Alfonso Sandoval

This class is an introduction to a variety of Afro-Latin dance styles that will help students develop freedom, variety, and fluidity in their body movements. Folkloric dances are complemented with Contemporary-infused warm-ups to achieve dance fluidity. This solo dance is usually done barefoot!