JJ Salsa Ladies Shines Project with Ee Lian

Training Day and Time: Fridays, 7.30pm – 9.30pm

  • 3, 10, 17 & 24 April
  • 8, 15, 22 and 29 May
  • 5, 12, 19 & 26 June
  • Performance of this item will be scheduled for the second half of 2020

Fees: $120 per month (excludes cost of costumes)

All it takes is this one step! Many of our students have told us it’s difficult for them to style and express themselves when they social Salsa. What to do with my arms? Why do I look so stiff? These are but some of the questions we hear.

So now, we say, lets have Ee Lian do a Salsa Shines project. Yes, the end goal will be a Shines performance, but along the way, she will help you to build more confidence in your Salsa styling and dance presentation.

This project will have you working on Salsa arms, steps and body movement techniques to achieve a more natural flow of movement when you dance.  Ee Lian will also explain how these techniques can be used, not just for performances, but also on the dancefloor.

You will also be learning a Salsa Shines choreography, to be performed at our JJ Bash happening on 6 June.

Who is this project suitable for?

If you are dancing Salsa at an intermediate level, and would like to explore styling and shines, this is for you. You should be very comfortable with the basic to intermediate level Salsa shines footwork. Less time will be spent breaking down footwork. Instead, technique training will emphasise arms-footwork co-ordination and incorporating body movement.

Will you be required to perform?

The short answer is yes. The performance will help you translate techniques to actual dancing, and it will be the culmination of your hard work. And if you are working towards more confidence in your dancing, there is no better way to do so, than to put yourself out there.   

 But having said that, if you have any concerns about performing, do speak to Ee Lian.

About Ee Lian

She’s danced Salsa for many years (how many, she cannot quite remember) and ran her first Salsa Ladies Shines performance project in 2012.

Many have told her they loved watching her on the dancefloor. Fluid, neat, expressive are but some of the terms used. But more importantly, her philosophy to dance is that it should connect – with the music, with your partner, and with your own character. She doesn’t believe one-style-fits-all. But she does believe that dancers achieve the best of their own dance-style through proper techniques training and hard work.

She expects a lot, but also puts in a lot. She will push you, so do come with an open mind, and be prepared to work hard. Ee Lian promises she will be supporting your learning journey every step of the way.