I am so very excited to be bringing one of my good salsa friends to Little Rock! He is going to be in town to teach and play for you!
He'll be teaching a very GOOD workshop on musicality, something I encourage EVERYONE to take if you can! If you've ever had a hard time finding the beat, are not sure why shines are so cool (;-)), have a hard time STAYING on beat, or are just generally curious about all the various rhythms within latin music, this is the workshop you do not want to miss.
It is SUCH a treat for Little Rock because we don't generally get people coming through our city with this type of expertise and knowledge to pass on. Please do take advantage!
DJ Renzo is also one of the best DJs in the country and he'll be gracing us with his skills that night at our Salsa Saturdays party at Cilantros Grill. If you want to come to both the workshop and the party, it'll just be $30. For just the workshop, it'll be $25. At the door, the workshop will be $40, so you definitely want to register now!
Great news! Kizomba is finally making its way to Little Rock! I am very excited to bring to town Brandon Odom
, a dancer many of us know and love and Rainee Kite
, a Kizomba/Bachata instructor with awesome technique and flair!
This is the very first time I've ever brought another female instructor to town so ladies, do know that you will delight in learning from her!
Brandon and Rainee will be teaching an intro class to Kizomba and gracing us with some cool new moves in Bachata!
Mark your calendars!
June 28th 12-3pm
$35 in advance/$45 at the door
$40 in advance with party/$50 at the door with party Pay In Advance Below Let's Dance Studio
7509 Cantrell Rd. #101
Little Rock, AR
We WILL be having a party that night to celebrate Brandon and Rainee being in town, to give you all a chance to practice and show off your new moves AND to kick off a new Saturday Night venue!!! Also, DJ Al Rivera will be providing his awesome musical selections for us! You can find more info about the party here: https://www.facebook.com/events/331543113666844/
Location: Cilantros Grill, North Little Rock, Lakewood Village
$10/$5 with workshop attendance
9 pm - 1 am
9 pm lesson with Leah Patterson
Drink and food specials!
PAY IN ADVANCE HERE:
Due to damage at Next Level Elite Dance Co. we've had to change the workshop location to Let's Dance Studio which is located just down the street from Next Level in the Tanglewood Shopping Center off of Mississippi and Cantrell Roads. Also the workshop on Sunday will be from 1-5pm instead of 12-4pm. Please note the difference and plan accordingly!! Thanks!!!
Jay Stylz is going to be back in Little Rock in May to teach us the latest in Salsa and Bachata (and maybe Kizomba shhh!)! You definitely don't want to miss it!
Saturday May 3rd, 12 - 4pm
Jay Stylz Brand Salsa
$40 in advance/$50 DAY OF
Sunday May 4th, 1-5pm
Jay Stylz Brand Bachata
$40 in advance/$50 DAY OF
Workshops will be held at
Let's Dance Studio 7509 Cantrell Rd Little Rock, AR 72207 **PAY IN ADVANCE BELOW**
************************************************** PARTY PARTY PARTY
The Memphis Saturday party was so successful that we must do it big again!
This time we'll have performances from our local groups PLUS Guest DJ Al Rivera
! Al is a new face around our salsa scene, an amazing dancer, and an excellent DJ - spinning salsa dura classics and all the music that you've come to love as well - you are in for a TREAT!
The party is going to be at the NEW restaurant The Main Cheese
! They are graciously opening their doors to us so let's show them we are grateful with a great turn out!
9:30pm - 1:30am
$10/$5 with workshop attendance
Free salsa lesson at 9:30pm with Leah Patterson
Guest DJ Al Rivera!
The Main Cheese
14524 Cantrell Rd.
Little Rock, 72223
Looking for the class schedule? Find it here!
Salsa Foundations - 6 week Series
This Latin Dance class will teach you everything you need to know to feel confident on the dance floor! You'll learn the basic steps of LA Style Salsa (on1) as well as the basic individual turns. We will then move on to creative and fun partner work and individual footwork. You'll learn all the specifics that will make you look great and have you dancing with anyone on the floor! After taking this class, you'll be eligible to join the Rock City Elite Foundations Team to showcase what you've been learning!Bachata Foundations - 6 week SeriesLearn the fundamentals of this sensual, fun latin dance. We will cover the basic patterns and footwork and then delve into the various styles of bachata. By the end of the series, you'll feel confident enough to dance with anyone! After taking this class, you'll be eligible to join the Rock City Elite Foundations Team to showcase what you've been learning!Salsa and Bachata Musicality - Timing, Patterns, and FootworkI'm very excited to offer this class! This is an intermediate level class that will teach you how to dance TO the music. You'll learn how to listen to songs and match your footwork and patterns to them whether you are leading or following. We will explore both salsa and bachata in this class!Ladies Styling Sunday Workshop
If you want to look beautiful, confident, sensual, AND stylish while you're dancing, you need to take this class ;). We will also cover proper following technique so as not to continue encouraging our leads to develop bad leading habits. 2 hrs
of styling and body movement with yours truly, Leah. 1st hour:
learning how to move your body with the music (body movement and ladies shines)2nd hour
: learning how to style while dancing with your partner
FOR ALL LEVELSLatin Jazz/Funk ClassThink Beyonce meets Celia Cruz. We will learn a new mini-routine each week incorporating jazz, modern, and salsa moves to popular top 40 and salsa music. There will be performance opportunities!
Ready to sign up for classes? Go here to see the current schedule and prices!
"Memphis Rocks Little Rock"
The rescheduled date of JANUARY 25th is here!!
Saturday January 25th!
one day and night to remember.
4 hours of workshops
The First annual Memphis Rocks Little Rock Party!!
with 2 of the best Rumba Room dj's DJ. Johnny Mambo AND DJ. Hector
Amazing shows by Edgar Mendez Salsamemphis Teams, Leah Patterson and her Little Rock Teams and more performers to be announce.
Free give away!
full passes to "El Congrecito " in Greenville S.C. and "The Annual Memphis Salsa and Bachata Convention" plus a full year VIP pass to Rumba Room!
TWO SEPARATE WORKSHOPS - 2 Hours EACH
" 0 to Hero " Salsa Boot Camp
FOR BEGINNERS AND THOSE WANTING A REFRESHER
12 - 2pm
price. $30 in advance/$40 at the door with party included or
$25 in adv/$35 at the door with no party
Sexy and Smooth Bachata Patterns and Footwork 2 - 3pm
Int./Advanced Salsa Patterns and Footwork 3-4pm
FOR INTERMEDIATE DANCERS THAT ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE BASIC STEPS
price: $30 in advance/$40 at the door with party included or
$25 in advance/$35 at the door with no party.
Individual Classes: $15 day off
NIGHT PARTY AND PERFORMANCES!
$10 for a night full of performances and great dancing!
Time: 9pm to 1am, free introductory salsa lesson by Leah Patterson
SPECIAL LOCATION ON SEPTEMBER 7th! AT THE URBAN RAW FESTIVAL! COME JOIN US!
High Energy Class! This is for the person wanting to exercise AND wanting to learn dance moves that they can actually take right on the dance floor. It's truly the best of all worlds!
Details: Saturdays, 4 - 5 pm
at ReCreation Studios (begins August 24th) 608 Main St.
Little Rock, AR $10/class
ROCK CITY ELITE Amateur Choreo Team
This is the perfect class for the intermediate dancer ready to take their dancing to the next level! In this class, over a 4 month period, you'll have the opportunity to perfect a choreography and then perform it around the Central Arkansas and bordering states. This work will help you immensely with TIMING, EFFECTIVE LEADING and FOLLOWING, BALANCE, STYLING, and CONFIDENCE on the dance floor. Just ask any of the past participants - I'm proud to say that they are some of the best dancers in our scene :). IMPORTANT: You do not have to join as a couple! I will make sure that we have a partner for everyone. The class is $50/mo and is scheduled for every Friday from 5:45 - 7:15 pm starting August 16th. Message me to join!
Check out Rock City Elite's latest performance below:
ROCK CITY ELITE Ladies Amateur Choreo Team
Ladies, this is THE class to take if you want to improve your styling, your balance, spins, and general confidence and sexiness
on the dance floor! You will learn a signature choreography that focuses totally on ladies styling and have the opportunity to perform it within Little Rock and the surrounding area. If you've been trying ti figure out what to do with your arms, how to look graceful, and how to move like "water", this is the class that will teach you all of this and more! The class is $50/mo and is tentatively scheduled for every Wednesday from 7:30 - 9 pm starting August 22nd. Message me to join!
New SALSA BACHATA for Fitness/Aerobics High Energy Class! This is for the person wanting to exercise AND wanting to learn dance moves that they can actually take right on the dance floor. It's truly the best of all worlds!
Details: Saturdays, 4 - 5 pm at ReCreation Studios (begins August 16th)
608 Main St. Little Rock, AR $10, First class FREE if you mention this website! All of August, class will be just $7!
Ninja Level ROCK CITY ELITEThis by special invitation and audition only team is an exciting new addition the the ROCK CITY ELITE class schedule and family. This class is taught at a faster pace than the amateur choreo team and will require dancers to hone their skills quickly and challenge themselves to reach and stretch beyond their current levels. It will be AWESOME! If you are interested in auditioning, message me!
I'm very excited to announce my new class schedule! New Choreo teams have been formed AND I've added a Salsa for Fitness Class! Exciting!MONDAYS
Open for PrivatesTUESDAYS
7:30 pm Intermediate Salsa Patterns (taught with Andy Davis)
Rev Room, 303 Clinton Ave
$5 (includes club entrance)
2nd and 4th Tuesdays - Special Shines/Footwork Class (included w/ $5)WEDNESDAYS
6 - 7:30 pm ROCK CITY ELITE Amateur Choreo Team (email to join) $50/mo
7:30 - 9 pm ROCK CITY ELITE Amateur Ladies Team (email to join) $50/mo
Both classes at Wellness Revolution on Chenal ParkwayTHURSDAYS
Open for PrivatesFRIDAYS
5:30 - 6:30 pm Salsa for Fitness/Aerobics $10/class (first class free)$7 for the month of August!
6:30 - 8 pm ROCK CITY ELITE Ninja Level Choreo Team (by audition/invitation)
Recreation Studios, 608 Main St. SATURDAYS
Open for Privates
9 pm Salsa/Bachata Beginner Patterns and Footwork
RJ Tao, 5501 Kavanaugh Ave.
$5 (includes club entrance)
Leah's DAY OFF :D!
If you have any questions about the classes, feel free to send me an email!
I look forward to helping you become the awesome dancer that you want to be :D.
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!