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Welcome to Part 1 of Learn Ladies Styling ON 1 and ON 2 course: SOY LATINA Ladies Styling Training Program.
Soy Latina is a specially designed Ladies Styling Training Programme developed by one of the world’s top Latin Dance instructors, Irene Miguel. Soy Latina offers the most complete step-by-step Ladies Styling training program ever created. From Beginners to Advanced dancers as well as Teachers, this unique Training Program promises to develop your Ladies Styling so that you shine on the dance floor! With over 20 years of teaching experience, Irene Miguel has developed this special training programme for women of all levels, ages and abilities. Through Soy Latina you will gain a deeper understanding of Salsa Ladies Styling and will develop soft, feminine arm styling and movement to your dance. Soy Latina is divided in 3 levels; Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced. Each lesson relates to individual shines and partner work that will help you refine the smallest details of your styling and will make you look great when styling! After this course you will simply be the only one worth watching on the dance floor! So please shine responsibly!
Each lecture is taught both from the front and the back , in front of a mirror, as if you were in a real class, making it very easy to follow.
Most steps and exercises have a demo, instruction and practice lecture, so once you know the exercise you can just practice it with music.
Review by Lee Knights London Salsa Scene
SOY LATINA - "Impressive" "As good as it gets"
Irene Miguel, one of the most creative forces in the world of salsa dancing, has just released her most ambitious home study guide for dancers yet. Here, she presents Soy Latina, a ladies' salsa styling training programme, poured out over 8 hours of instruction and an impressive five courses Foundation Level SOY LATINA.
The first course covers the fundamental principals of ladies' salsa styling, including posture, Cuban motion, push, hand design as well as a store of arm positions, taught without and with music. On course 2, there are breakdowns of basic On1 and On2 footwork patterns, followed by footwork patterns with styling. Moving onto more advanced arm styling and shine work on course 3, Irene introduces her Danzalifestyle system, with its special accent on musicality and more.Time for dancers to go deeper on course 4, as Irene teaches a score of shines to suit a range of musical rhythms, all demonstrated without and with music. After all the intensive work-outs, dancers reap the reward on course 5. Here, Irene guides salseras through footwork and styling in partner-work. The culmination is instruction on how to marry up posture, hand and arm styling and Cuban motion with partner-work.
The setting is Irene's uncluttered studio, with all instruction given by Irene herself. Mostly, she teaches with her back to the viewer, facing a wall-size studio mirror, so you can pick up every detail. This gives the impression that this is for real - it's just you and Irene, in her studio, in a private one-to-one session. As good as it gets in terms of digital dance instruction. Well structured, with high production values, each section and disk building naturally from one to the next, this is suitable for women salsa/mambo dancers at all levels, from beginners to instructors.
This course could serve a double purpose for dancers, as it has the potential to open up a new route to teaching. Irene is looking for dancers who excel at this foundation level programme to take on more advanced training, working towards qualifying as Soy Latina Ladies' Salsa Styling teachers.For more information on becoming a Soy Latina instructor, Soy Latina workshops and intensive courses, Contact us
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|Section 1: The Principples|
In this video Irene welcomes to students to the course
In this video Irene explains how to do SOY LATINA System
In this video Irene explains what you will learn on this first course
In this video Irene explains how to get into the dancer's posture
In this video Irene explains the cuban motion which is the natural body movement of all latin dances
In this video the student practices the Cuban Motion with music
In this video Irene explains the "Push" which is the way we step in salsa dance
The Push: Practice
In this video Irene Teaches the salsa Hand position or Hand Design
|Section 2: Arm Styling|
In this video Irene Teaches different Arm positions
In this video Irene adds the Arm Positions to the cuban motion
In this video we practice the Arm positions and cuban motion with music
In this video Irene teaches Arm Combinations
In this video we practice the Arm Combinations with music
Side to side Arms: Instruction
Side to side Arms: with Cuban Motion
Side to side Arms: Practice
|Section 3: Closing|
Irene Miguel winner of the salsa UK Lifestyle Achievement Award 2006, is a leading choreographer, performer and teacher with a background in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Yoga and Pilates. With 20 years of experience in dance and fitness she has developed her own training systems: "Danzalifestyle systems, the world's first holistic approach to Salsa and Mambo" the systems include emphasis on musicality, improvisation, posture, breathing, flexibility and safety. She was the first international teacher to teach performance courses specially designed for congresses, giving the students the opportunity to perform alongside their favourite salsa stars!
Irene has been travelling around the world teaching and performing for 20 years and has partnered dancers such as Seon Stylist, Angel Ortis, Edgard Del Rosario, Leon Rose, Laith Sami, Frank Santos and Tamambo amongst others. During Irene’s time teaching abroad, she has visited many cities within the UK, US, Holland, France, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Turkey, China, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Argentina and Brazil to name a few! She is continuing to spread the Latin Dance movement across the world and plans to visit many more places.
Irene’s main teacher and inspiration is Eddie Torres with whom she has been studying since 1999. She has also learned from Nelson Flores, Stracy Diaz, Frankie Martinez, Melissa Rosado amongst others. She continues to study both dance and music with these teachers and many others.
Irene firmly believes that we should never stop learning and encourages her students to do the same.
Lifetime Achievement Award UK Salsa Congress 2006
EUROPEAN Salsa Champion 1998 / EUROPEAN Salsa Champion 2000
Irene is very active in the Salsa community and has participated in various Championships and Congresses as a Judge. Below is a list of the events that Irene has participated in as a Judge;