Our Levels

Salsa

Levels

  • Level 1 – Absolute Beginner
  • Level 2 – Improver
  • Level 3 – Improver-Intermediate
  • Level 4 – Intermediate
  • Level 5 – Advanced*

Bachata

Levels

  • Level 1 – Absolute Beginner
  • Level 2 – Sensual Improver
  • Level 3 – Sensual Improver-Intermediate
  • Level 4 – Sensual Intermediate
  • Level 5 – Sensual Intermediate-Advanced*

Kizomba (Urban)

Levels

  • Level 1 – Absolute Beginner
  • Level 2 – Improver
  • Level 3 – Intermediate
  • Level 4 – Experienced*
  • Level 5 – Advanced*
  • Level 6 – Advanced Plus*
Level notations

Note: The level notation are similar for Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba.

*Levels require a medal > check the medal page on this website. In short: you will need to ask for assessment in the class.

Salsa Levels

Salsa Absolute Beginner
You will learn the fundamental techniques & theory of this Latin dance. You will also learn the dance Merengue which we use in our methodology to teach how to transfer your weight and develop the first coordinated steps. After this course you will be able to dance short combinations and basic turns, which you can literally use all over the world!

Salsa Absolute Beginner –  is a course with a progressive program and learning curve.

Salsa Improver

Let’s keep going. You are on the right path! New techniques & theory, but also you start recognizing the techniques and turn patterns you learned in Salsa absolute beginner, but in new variations or multitasking adding styling and body movement. You will also experience the playfulness of dancing shines during your partner work. Keep developing your skills which will lead to more control and more freedom, fun and pleasure on the dancefloor.

Salsa Improver – a continious program. Recommended to follow this until you master it. The stronger your techniques and control the easier you will progress in the next levels.

Recommended to follow this level for a minimum of 6 months to have encountered all the techniques needed for the next level.

Salsa Improver-Intermediate

You’ve done the groundwork, now step it up a notch!
This level is for beginner to intermediate dancers looking to either attain or refine their technical abilities. Focus is on partnering skills, turn & rotation techniques, travelling turns, balance and connection to help you be a great partner on the dance floor. You will also start to become a more complete dancer by mixing up Partnering and Shines (dancing solo), which will improve your connection to the music and will test & develop your solo dance and expression. You will level up in these classes adding speed, different directions, stylings and much more to what you already knew!

Salsa improver-Intermediate – classes on an ongoing basis, meaning there is no start and end date like we have in the beginner courses. In the ongoing classes we speak of level of control in technique and theory.

Recommended to follow this level for 6 months up to a year

Salsa Intermediate
You want more?! That is awesome! Understanding and mastering the techniques & theory from the previous levels and! Your technique individual skills will become more important in your partner work. We will work and test your balance, soft lead-follow skils, your speed, multi-tasking capabilities. You will have fun while being challenged. To keep building & growing as a dancer it requires commitment and dedication. With that, you can accomplish a lot!

Salsa Intermediate – classes on an ongoing basis, meaning there is no start and end date like we have in the beginner courses. In the ongoing classes we speak of level of control in technique and theory.

Recommended to follow this level minimum for 6-9 months up to a year.

Salsa Advanced
Besides having a good time and fun together, this class also has the mentality of “bring it one”. You should be able to process the class material and you strive to mastering it. Our goal is to help you grow even more, to test your skills. You now understand lots of techniques and theory. Now also focus on what needs to be improved, the nuances, your lead & follow, your musicality and ability to express yourself in shines in different ways on different types of music.

Salsa Advanced –  classes on an ongoing basis, meaning there is no start and end date like we have in the beginner courses. In the ongoing classes we speak of level of control in technique and theory.

Permission required to participate in this level!

Salsa Body Movement Basics
Add flavour and style to your dancing while getting a great workout! Being able to move to the rhythm is the true essence of dancing Salsa and besides it will take your solo and partnering abilities to a whole other level.
Recommended for All Levels of On1 dancers on an ongoing basis