Hot Salsa Hot spices up dance floors with three exotic flavors of Latin dance: salsa, bachata, and zouk. Henri Velandia, the school’s founder, and his team of trained instructors incorporate urban street moves as well as formal ballroom techniques into classes that accommodate women, men, children, and all skills levels, from experienced dancers to novices with closets full of left shoes. Students can learn the smooth rhythm and strong posture of salsa, glide to the sensual styling of Brazilian zouk, or pick up the tempo with the fluid movements and quick direction changes of bachata. Classes are held on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings.
Starting in 1998 in the Philadelphia suburbs, the women behind Art of Exotic Dancing have strutted and hip-rolled their way to the forefront of a surge of interest in fun, sensual movement. Dedicated to fostering a comfortable space where all participants feel safe, the certified instructors proffer encouragement and reassurance as they teach dances that emphasize self-expression, personal power, and natural movement. Women learn to dance to a full song during the 90-minute CoreMoves class, while the Signature Workshop fortifies confidence via flirtatious techniques such as sensual walking and slow-motion winking.
"No matter what you do with your dancing always be sure of one thing," writes Jersey Dance owner Jennifer in her dance blog. "The process of learning to dance should be the most enjoyable part." The longtime competitive dancer lives and teaches by that principle, as does her team of instructors. Their nonjudgmental vibe pervades the studio, creating a space where soonlyweds can get help choreographing their wedding dance from an encouraging professional. Likewise, groups of beginners can experience the thrill of learning the steps they see on dance-competition shows while skipping the part where they're given scores and spanked by the ghost of Fred Astaire. One-on-one sessions, meanwhile, offer private pointers on the complexities of the quickstep, the dagger-sharp footwork of Argentine tango, or enough floor space to safely attempt West Coast swing at its jitterbuggiest. Whatever is being taught that week, Jennifer and Co. tailor in-studio socials that give dancers a party setting to show off everything they've learned.
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Flash back to Okinawa, 1800s. Gichin Funakoshi––who is often called the father of modern karate––was getting limber and dangerous with his own "shotokan" self-defense method. Derived from shoto, meaning "wind in the pines", the form is characterized by low stances and powerful, dynamic techniques. In short, he wasn't a guy to be messed with.
Today, the form is still effective and awesome. Case in point: sixth-degree black belt and sensei Takeshi Kitagawa, who teaches traditional Japanese karate out of Princeton Shotokan Sankukai. He is a licensed instructor and holds an A-ranked referee license from USA Karate, the national governing body of the sport of karate. During daily classes, Takeshi draws on more than 20 years of teaching experience to verse students of all ages in techniques such as kicking, balance, blocking, and tying a black belt using only one finger.
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