Published: 31 July 2014
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The Sabor Dance School is the nerve center of the group and specializes in offering high quality Latin dance
instruction. Sabor has brought together some of Bermuda's best instructors, performers and choreographers with an aim to, through the use of a carefully developed curriculum, produce strong, confident, competent and fun-loving dancers. Frequently Sabor dancers are invited to perform and offer instruction to people throughout Bermuda and abroad.
Sabor has developed a warm embracing culture which is inclusive of everyone. Students are inspired towards enriching and rewarding self expression while developing their dancing skills. The school also offers comfortable dance apparel, which includes t-shirts and foot wear, and various performance and instructional DVDs.
The Sabor Dance School, located in the purpose-built dance studios at the Berkeley Cultural Center (the Old Berkeley Institute) , offers an expanding class schedule providing instruction in several Latin dances, including salsa, cha cha, merengue, bachata, rueda, Argentine tango and featured workshops. The school also offers a variety of fitness classes including pilates, Zumba and yoga. Classes are offered to students of all levels and provide a fun and exciting way to spend any afternoon or evening. You can relax and enjoy beautiful music and dance, taught by instructors who have a passion and a strong technical understanding for these Latin dance forms.
All classes have been designed to develop dancers of all levels. If you are unsure of which class you should
attend, one of our instructors will assist you with placement.
Closed classes allow the opportunity for students to progress at the same time together as new students will not be able to join these classes after the second week of each new course. Anyone wishing to join after this period will be encouraged to take a private lesson to cover missed material (see below). All closed classes will run in 7-week cycles. After 7 weeks, you will be able to advance to the next level at your instructors’ discretion. These classes are a flat rate of $100 per course. Drop-ins are welcome for Pilates and Yoga at a cost of $20 per person per class and Zumba at a cost of $15 per person per class.
Several classes are offered through the Community Education and Development Program, and students should register at www.communityed.gov.bm or call (441) 295-7735.
Having trouble deciding which class to take?
Salsa Beginner 1.For the absolute beginner, or students with no social dance experience.
Salsa Beginner 2.For the student who has completed and mastered all 7 weeks of Beginner 1.
Salsa Beginner 3.For the student who has completed all 7 weeks of Beginner 2. It's vital to spend more time mastering skills at the three fundamental beginner levels before moving forward to the Intermediate classes.
Salsa Intermediate 1. Progress in the same manner as the Beginner classes. Intermediate classes are faster-paced, and very little time is spent on teaching basic skills. Speak to your instructor if you are unsure how to proceed. 7 weeks.
Salsa Intermediate 2. For intermediate level students, this class focuses on a new turn pattern each week, advanced lead and follow technique, and spinning technique for ladies and men.
Salsa Turn Patterns and Spinning.For Intermediate level students, this class focuses on a new turn pattern each week, advanced lead and follow technique, and spinning technique for ladies and men.
Rueda.For the Salsa student who has completed and mastered Beginner 3. This is a Cuban-style group salsa dance, Casino de Rueda. No basic skills are taught. 7 weeks.
Tango 1. For the absolute beginner; students with no social dance or Tango experience. 14 weeks.
Tango 2. For the student who has completed and mastered all 14 weeks of Intro to Tango/Beginner Tango. 14 weeks.
Intro to Social Ballroom. Learn the basics of Waltz, Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Swing and Foxtrot. No experience necessary. Offered as part of the Community Education Program. 8 weeks.
Zumba. Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba® program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™ that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health. Zumba Fitness® is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a "fitness-party" that is downright addictive. Since its inception in 2001, Zumba Fitness has grown to become the world’s largest – and most successful – dance-fitness program with more than 10 million people of all shapes, sizes and ages taking weekly Zumba classes in over 90,000 locations across more than 110 countries. Watch the video!
Pilates.This full body fitness class will strengthen, lengthen, and tone your muscles, while at the same time improving your flexibility, posture and overall daily activities. The core principles of Pilates and modification options make this class ideal for all experience levels.
Private classes are one-on-one lessons with the instructor of your choice. Students can use private classes to make up for missed classes, review and practice skills, move further ahead at a faster pace and recieve personalized feedback about their dancing.
- Single Class Drop – Yoga and Pilates $20 and Zumba $15
- 7-Week Course (7 Classes) $100.00 per course, per level
- Private Class Card (a series of 5 private classes) $275 for one person;
- $400 for two people
- $450 for three people
- $65 per person per hour for one person
- $45 per person per hour for two people
- $35 per person per hour for three or more people
- $50 per hour
- $40 per hour for more than 4 hours' rental time per month
Wedding Dance Packages
Let the experienced instructors of Sabor Dance School help you to prepare for your wedding dance! Whether an elegant choreography or a funky upbeat freestyle, we can craft the perfect dance to reflect your unique personalities, and amaze your guests at the same time!