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Robert Charlemagne Started teaching in 1992, combining his knowledge from a professional contemporary, jazz background with a mix of New York, Cuban and L.A. style to create a funky fresh new look to Salsa.

First teachers were Xiomra and Nelson Batista, and many other teachers around the world after. Starting out with a class of five pupils at the University College of London as a paid teacher working one day a week, classes soon grew and word spread’ In 1993, Robert entered the UK Salsa competition and came second two years in a row. He then went on to enter the European Salsa Competition in Copenhagen, representing the UK. This is where he realized there is more to Salsa dancing then just moves, and that the way moves wear executed meant a whole lot more.

Returning to London a complete Salsa junkie, armed with new moves picked up from experienced dancers and dance teachers from all over the world, Robert became a unique Salsa teacher. Robert has traveled to Greece, Hong Kong, Oslo, France, Gambia, Washington, Bangkok, Holland, Italy and Sweden, (to name a few), teaching workshops around the world. 1994 Represented the UK as a judge in the Rome Salsa Dance Competition 1998 & 1999 Represented the UK at the European Salsa Festival in Holland 1999 Represented the UK in the Washington Salsa Festival, and many others. In 1998 became a member of the United Kingdom Alliance ( U.K.A.) Salsa Division.

Robert is now considered one of the leading Salsa teachers in the UK, and September 1999 won an award for best teacher in the UK

2002 UK Salsa Congress, Top teacher award.
2003 Norwegian Salsa Congress, Life Time Contribution Award.
2009 Sexy Latin Dance Festival Special Teachers Award.
2010 Salsa Central Top UK Salsa teacher award

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Learn Salsa

Robert Charlemagne with his comprehensive guide to salsa dance on one DVD

Robert has designed this DVD to be the most comprehensive and informative Salsa programme on the market.

It runs for over 70 minutes starting with a beginners section and an improvers section, as well as an intermediate and advanced section with over 50 moves on spin, dips and turn patterns, 13 shines and 3 freestyles. This salsa DVD introduces a new concept in teaching that will enable the student to create their own routines.

This DVD can be used with Robert Charlemagne’s classes and workshops.

This salsa DVD also features Susana Montero

Video Content

  1. Trailer
  2. Introduction
  3. The Basics
  4. Improvers
  5. Shines
  6. Intermediate Turn Patterns
  1. Freestyle
  2. Advanced Turn Patterns
  3. Womens Tips
  4. Mens Tips
  5. Final Freestyle
  6. Credits

Robert is the cream of the crop!

Robert has a contemporary, jazz background with a mix of New York, Cuban and L.A. style to create a funky fresh new look to Salsa.

In 1993, Robert entered the UK Salsa competition and came second two years in a row. He then went on to enter the European Salsa Competition in Copenhagen, representing the UK.
This is where he realized there is more to Salsa dancing then just moves, and that the way moves were executed meant a whole lot more.
Robert developed new moves picked up from experienced dancers and dance teachers from all over the world,
Robert became a unique Salsa teacher. Robert has travelled to Greece, Hong Kong, Oslo, France, Gambia, Washington, Bangkok, Holland, Italy and Sweden, (to name a few), teaching workshops.
In 1994 he represented the UK as a judge in the Rome Salsa Dance Competition 1998 & 1999 Represented the UK at the European Salsa Festival in Holland.
1999 In 1998 became a member of the United Kingdom Alliance ( U.K.A.) Salsa Division. Robert is now considered one of the leading Salsa teachers in the UK,
and September 1999 won an award for best teacher in the UK 2002 UK Salsa Congress, Top teacher award. 2003 Norwegian Salsa Congress, Life Time Contribution Award.
2009 Sexy Latin Dance Festival Special Teachers Award. 2010 Salsa Central Top UK Salsa teacher award
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Salsa dancing

“Salsa music” and “Salsa Dance” are very, very much connected. The main purpose of the music is to dance to, but yet they both have their distinct own story in history

The origins of salsa

Existing on-going discussion on the exact origin of salsa. Many people believe that it originates from the Cubana. Because of the social and political pressures and restraints enforced in Cuba and Puerto Rico in the 30’s, many people emigrated or fled into the cities of the U.S.A including New York. These emigrants from the Caribbean blended several music styles together

Salsa styles

There are many characteristics that may identify a salsa style.

These salsa styles are made up out of different step patterns, different timing of steps, particular movement on the dance floor for example: slot, circular, dancer preference of turns and moves, attitude, dress code, and others.

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Salsa gained incredible success worldwide especially in the recent years among both men and women. It is hard to pinpoint what exactly contributed to this trend, but there are some interesting facts about Salsa that may have influenced its popularity.

History

French people from Haiti originally brought a dance called Danzon to Cuba, where salsa is mainly considered to have originated. This dancing technique was soon combined with African and other Caribbean dances, such as rumbas. It also combined with the dance called the Son, which came from Cuba. The Son has its roots in African drum patterns, as well as Spanish dancing, and lent these flavors to salsa. In the 1930s, salsa found its way to Mexico and New York, where it became popular and the actual term for it was coined.

Steps

Although it may seem simple, salsa dancing is actually quite complicated. In the very simplest sense, salsa consists of dancing six different steps over music with eight counts. Depending on the sound of the music, the particular styleof the dancers, and the actual salsa style being danced, different beats in the music are accented. For example, accenting the first beat is commonly called dancing on one.

Motion

Salsa is very similar to other Latin dances, including the Mambo, as the two dances are made up of the same number of counts and steps. However, dances such as the Mambo tend to have a feel of moving back and forth. Salsa has more of a side-to-side movement. The motion of salsa dancing is often quick, and should look very smooth.

Turns

Salsa can be danced simply, but is also enjoyable to do or watch when more complicated steps are involved. Salsa style dancing often incorporates many different turns. These turns often help distinguish salsa from other types of Latin dancing. However, not all styles of salsa incorporate these particular moves.

Different Styles

There are actually many different types of salsa dancing. Each style developed in a different area with its own particular style. There are a few salsa styles that are widely recognized, such as the Linear styles, which include Los Angeles and New York style, Puerto Rican style, Miami style, Cuban style, Rueda style and Casino style. Cuban style is considered to be the most traditional salsa dance style. Each style incorporates slightly different steps and tricks, such as various turns, as well as different timing and accents.