Hey Little Rockers! Attention Attention! Saturday Salsa is Official! I'm SO excited about this event! Little Rock has been asking for a Saturday night salsa venue for ages and I'm really happy to be able to finally provide one. The Flying Saucer in the River Market of Downtown Little Rock has graciously agreed to be our hosts on Saturday March 23rd. If we blow it out the box with attendance, they will happily let us make it an every Saturday occurrence. Let's get on board Little Rock! Mark your calendars and plan to show up with your friends Saturday March 23rd for Saturday Salsa all night long ;)!
Happy Valentine's Day! I'm just getting home from a super fun night of teaching salsa to some great UCA students! Check out the newest edition of salseros in the Little Rock area :). If you guys are checking this page out, I had a blast hanging with you all tonight! Keep practicing - you guys are naturals ;)!
I really love teaching in groups like this :). Just last week, for instance I taught at another Valentine's Day event - this one for wives and husbands. It was SO SWEET seeing them having fun and learning the dance together.
Thinking about bringing me out for you group event?? You should, lol! Look at all those happy faces! Don't you want to have a happy face too ;-). Message me!
The new year is upon us in less than 3 days! I know that exercise is one of the most popular new years resolutions! Dancing has been my best and most successful form of exercise for years! If you are ready to dance your way to a healthier you, then I've got some New Year, New You specials you need to check out :).
Leah's Special Groupon-like deals for Bachata and Salsa!
SMALL GROUP CLASS (semi - private lesson)
Limited to 4 students
No partner required (number of follows and leads will be equal)
FOUR 50-minute classes scheduled over a month at convenient (to the group) times and locations
2 Classes will cover salsa basics, 2 Classes will cover bachata basics
$40 per person ($10 per session)
This class will be equivalent to getting private instruction (usually $65/session). With the small class number, I'll be able to focus on each student and make sure that you are executing the moves correctly. If you are shy about learning in a club or in a big group class, this is the deal for you.
TWO PERSON PRIVATE LESSON
THREE 50-minute sessions scheduled over a month
$90 ($30 per session -$15 per person)
If you and a partner want to get better faster, this is the deal for you. My private lessons are usually $65/session for one person and $100 for two people so this is an INCREDIBLE DEAL. I really want to get Little Rock dancing well!
SINGLE PERSON PRIVATE LESSON
THREE 50-minute sessions scheduled over a month
$50 ($16.67 per session for a PRIVATE LESSON)
This is probably the best deal I've ever offered :). In these classes, we can cover whatever dance questions/issues you have. We can correct problems (Why when I try to lead a right turn, the lady doesn't go anywhere?), accelerate your ETA to comfortable, fun dancing (I want to get out there and dance, but I don't want to embarrass myself!), or take your dancing to the next level (I'm ready for more turn patterns and what's this I hear about styling??) . I want to help people kick off the new year with dance in their life. It's my passion and it can easily become yours too :D.
Now the kicker is that you must message me before end of day (11:59pm) January 5th to get any of these specials. So that's a whole week to ask questions, contact your friends and get partners, and figure out which deal (or even more than one deal) works best for you!
Thanks a gazillion :D.
*Important note! Studio fee is not included in the deal prices and is the responsibility of the students. This is because we have a couple of options and I have to pay rent and stuff myself ;). We can meet at Let's Dance Studio ($12/session), at your home or a location you choose, or at my home.
I was honored last Friday at the Diva Society's Anniversary Celebration and it was a real treat! They honored me for being a presenter and supporter during their first year of activity. I did a mini-salsa demo and then got them all up and dancing! It was soooo much fun!
This is an awesome organization in Little Rock. You've got to make time to check them out and come to one of their events if you can. They are amazingly supportive women and their events are fun, informative, and inspiring. They've supported me tons in helping me reach and educate more women about natural skin care and Etniq Minerals and they've also been super excited about the health benefits of dance. (They couldn't wait to get going with salsa that night!)
Whenever they call on me, I always try to say yes - that's how awesome they are :).
Check out my little sister dancing with one of Little Rock's seasoned salseros Robert! This picture was taken at the newest Little Rock salsa event, Salsa at the Joint.
We had a small turn out on last Sunday, BUT all of us who came had a blast :).
So are you ready to learn how to dance??
If the answer is yes then have I got some good news for you :). In the spirit of the holidays and happy gift giving, here are my holiday dance class specials:
1. Reviving the 4 private lessons package for a crazy discount deal. My usual 4 privates package is $200 ($50/50min lesson). For the holidays (if you purchase before Dec. 17), this package will be only $150. That's basically one private for free! In these lessons, we can cover whatever you want to work on. TIP: You get much more for your money if you come prepared with what you'd like to learn or if you send me a list of things you'd to cover beforehand. Message me to purchase!
(does not include studio rental - there are various options for this that we can discuss.)
2. Dance Class for your party!
There are a lot of holiday parties coming up and what would be more fun than adding a little salsa flair to them! If you have a party or event coming up that you'd like to add some caliente salsa to now or in the future, message me asap! If you book now, your price will be 25% off of the usual price (price depends on # of participants). At the average party, if all the participants chip in $10, you'll easily have your very own private in-house salsa lesson :). For more details on what's included, message me!
Nov. 9 - 11th I had the pleasure of attending the Memphis salsa convention as an instructor and dance team director. My ladies choreography class team Rock City Elite Ladies performed their piece Mambo de la Luz on Saturday night and did awesomely! Here is a photo of myself and them. They are all wearing Etniq Mineral Cosmetics as well - their makeup looked amazing on stage too :).
On Saturday morning I taught a fun Pachanga class to some great students that dragged themselves out of bed for the first workshop, lol. I truly enjoyed it :).
I always have a blast at the Memphis Salsa Convention! Here's one other cool photo someone caught of me dancing :).
Cliff Anderson, salsa dancer extraordinaire from Dallas, Tx has agreed to come and teach Little Rock how to do his fun and crazy turn patterns plus some easy dips and tricks.
This class will be for beginner intermediate to intermediate dancers and will cover easy to learn but impressive turn patterns that will increase your fun level on the dance floor. Ladies Leah will even be there showing you a few styling tips to make it even more fun.
This is a class you do not want to miss!!
Price: $35 in advance (Paypal link below) $50 at the door
Time: 1pm - 4pm
Date: Saturday Oct. 13th
Where: Park Hill Presbyterian Church 3520 JFK Blvd. NLR
Cliff has danced and performed all over the country! Check out some of his videos below and learn a little bit more about this excellent instructor.
Cliff dancing with Katie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlaa7_VNSXs
Salsero of the Month, Cliff Anderson: http://www.dallassalsadancers.org/salsero-of-the-month/november-cliff-anderson/
SPECIAL INCENTIVE FOR THE LADIES!
In celebration of Etniq Mineral Cosmetic's (Leah's vegan, mineral makeup line) new Latin Flavas Collection, for an extra $15 you will receive a Special Edition Etniq eyeshadow stackable duo (originally $22) plus an exclusive "Salsa Night Out" Makeup Tutorial. You'll get to select from our Fall Colors. Choose the second option below to have your Etniq Eyeshadow Duo waiting for you on workshop day!
I am so excited about this event! Myself and a good friend, Angela Burt have been working on hosting a salsa event with a local Little Rock band for a few months now and FINALLY, the time has come!
Rodney Block and the Real Music Lovers are absolutely excellent and on Sept. 27th they'll be playing salsa for the first time ever in Little Rock! Awesome right?!
I'll be teaching a basic salsa lesson at 8pm and then will be helping people out for the rest of the night. It's going to be so great! Did I mention that I am excited??
Lol, hope to see you there ;)!