***MORE Great News in September***
PACHANGA FROM BASICS BOOTCAMP***with GARY & JAYNE***
to express yourself whilst interacting with the music***
Pachanga basic step, basic shines, Pachanga movement/feel, (you
will come away from this bootcamp with a strong technical base
in Pachanga - timing, placement, posture etc...
a prominent forerunner of salsa, though it is a distinct dance
and Latin rhythm in its own right.
The pachanga rhythm developed as an offshoot from the original
charanga music played in Cuba and around the Caribbean since the
end of the 18th century. Charanga was a mixture of French contradanza
and Afro-Caribbean music and dance styles. What distinguishes
charanga and pachanga music is that these use a different instrumentation,
replacing the brass instruments more commonly used in Latin/Caribbean
music with flutes and violins.
Cuban immigrants later took the pachanga rhythm and dance styles
to the US, where they became hugely popular during the late 1950s
and early 1960s.
Pachanga music is quite difficult to define. In general, it has
a harder and jazzier sound than normal salsa, and is often punctuated
by catchy extra rhythms (in addition to salsa's typical four beats)
and the clanging sounds of the cowbell. It also usually retains
the flute and string instrumentation of charanga.
Pachanga uses intricate footwork patterns to extremely fast and
Pachanga dance movement utilizes a swiveling motion, usually achieved
by dancers placing their weight on the balls of their feet and
twisting their hips to emphasize the beat. It often employs varied
footwork patterns, from three to eight beats, but in general each
beat of the music is used. While proper pachanga music and dance
differs from salsa, there is a lot of crossover in the music,
so it is possible to integrate some pachanga movement and footwork
into any salsa pattern.
Fun and friendly
atmosphere. Something for everyone:D
take place in a fantastic mirrored dance studio with cafe area..
The Dance Workshop,
132 Alcester Road,
Birmingham, B13 8EE
Tel: 0121 442 2286
Sunday 18 Sept 2011
Price in Adv;
£22 (before the day)
On the day £25
For more info
or to confirm your space pls txt/ call:
Jayne- 07969 238469
to hearing from you- Gary & Jayne ;D xx