For the past three years, Convergence Body and Dance has partnered with the American Parkinson’s Disease Association to provide a weekly therapy dance class. Dr Maier has both the medical knowledge and great dance and teaching skills to teach a remarably effective class. His classes offer fun therapy that couples can really enjoy end benefit from. Members may also participate in Gyrotonic exercise classes to improve coordination, and receive chiropractic care in the Body Center.
We came here because we didn't know anything about any salsa classes or studios. In hindsight, we got so lucky we ended up here. What we thought would be just Salsa 1 ended up as Salsa 2A and Salsa 2B, then Bachata. We are hooked because these folks make dancing fun and easy for anyone. Super unfortunate but I ended up busting my knee and went to Carter, the Chiropractor, for therapy. So glad he was there because I'm back to my old self again.
Convergence is by far the best dance studio I've ever been to! I have been going for about three years now and I still learn so many new things each week! There are a wide array of classes, of which I have taken salsa and tango (both spectacular). Every instructor is helpful and extremely knowledgeable about every dance style taught there! The classes also range from beginner level to advanced, so there is something for everyone! I highly recommend this studio for anyone looking to learn new dances and also for more experienced dancers who want to learn even more!
I'm not sure I've ever actually expressed to you what a big deal it is for me to now feel comfortable at a social dance. I was almost pathologically shy as a teenager and not knowing how to dance, or how to ask for a dance without being gleefully rejected, was one of the ongoing themes of my youth. This past year it has been *profoundly* gratifying to put some of those old ghosts to rest, and have a hell of a good time in the process. Thanks. I mean it.
GROUP CLASS. Our beginning series classes (101, 102, 103) are all the basics plus some fun and fancy broken into three parts. Starting with the Ocho or the Turns series is ideal. This particular section (103) starts with developing clear and concise leads and follows in crossed system, your tango walk, and amagues. Exiting ochos and molinettes (simple pivots and turns) in crossed system. Then, we play with the ideas of Barridas (drags), Paradas (stops), and pivoting and balancing techniques. Come get tangled up with us! All classes are lead/follow balanced and are processed in the order they are received.All classes are lead/follow balanced and are processed in the order they are received. All classes are lead/follow balanced and are processed in the order they are received.
GROUP CLASS. This class is designed to help the advanced beginner or seasoned intermediate work on connection, technique and the embrace while also focusing on some of the more challenging and athletic material that inspires so many of us when we start. In this class, we will work on non-traditional shaping of all the intermediate moves we have been teaching over the years: sacadas, boleos, ganchos, volcadas, etc. The foundation of great Nuevo is great Salon. Connection is required for all moves, both simple and athletic. Join us for an exciting new class with a new twist. .All classes are lead/follow balanced and are processed in the order they are received..All classes are lead/follow balanced and are processed in the order they are received..All classes are lead/follow balanced and are processed in the order they are received.
Private lesson: cost is the same for a single or couple. The lesson is 50 minutes. Please note that our teachers only get paid when you come to dance. To avoid being charged for canceling, please give us 24 hours notice, otherwise you will be charged for the lesson.