Amanda Gill, director of DC Casineros dance company (and former Rueda de Casino instructor for Masacote Dance School), will be returning to Boston to give a boot camp series of classes on Saturday December 8. The three classes will be from 3pm to 6pm and will be held in a beautiful room at 175 Richdale Avenue in Cambridge (just a short walk from Porter Square).
Schedule of Classes:
3pm-4pm Afro-Cuban Styling for Casino and Salsa dancers: This class will introduce fundamental exercises to increase your technical ability in Afro-Cuban Rumba and Orisha dance movements. You will learn and master dance phrases utilizing polyrhythm and full body coordination concepts from Afro-Cuban dance. We will practice dancing them to Timba music.
4pm-5pm Intermediate Rueda Moves: This class will introduce one fun classic and one challenging unique group move for intermediate Rueda dancers. Pure Rueda fun!!!
5-6pm Intermediate Casino Partner Moves: This class will focus on creating traveling and turning combinations to use in partner dancing. Learn new leading and following techniques to develop your repertoire of casino moves.
*Intermediate level students are required to know a minimum of the following calls: Guapea, Dame, Enchufla, Adios, Vacila, Sombrero, Setenta
About Amanda Gill: Amanda is President and Artistic Director of the DC Casineros dance company (www.dccasineros.org). Amanda has been teaching and performing Cuban Salsa since 2005. She recently taught and performed Casino dance at the Nicaragua Salsa Congress with her dance partner Adrian Valdivia. She has trained with dance masters Aramis Pazos and Oscar Rousseaux and trained in dance at the Instructors Arts School in Havana, Cuba in 2004.
Amanda travels periodically to Santiago to train with Cutumba in Haitian dance and with Yanek Revilla in Casino styling. She founded DC Casineros dance company in 2005. They dance the roots of Cuban Salsa and perform popular and religious dances, including Son, Rumba, Yoruba, and Congo/Fon-based traditions. Amanda is a Registered Dance Therapist, and currently works on creating dance therapy methods that utilize social dance as a means to heal.
Cambridge Cohousing Studio (View)
175 Richdale Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140