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Salsa in Leeds! Cactus Partners With Tiempo España Dance Academy


 

Tiempo España: Learn some Salsa Moves While You Practise Your Spanish

Even if you have two left feet, Tiempo España Dance Academy will help you to become a great dancer. There are 7 different levels of salsa dance classes (from Beginners to Advanced) and not having a partner to go to the lessons with isn’t a problem – you will be paired up with different people during the lessons. Give it a go and you’ll soon be salsaing to the high energy Latin rhythms, as if you were in Cuba, dancing the night away in the Buena Vista Social Club in Havana – mojito in hand!

Tiempo España Dance Academy offers Cuban salsa lessons in a number of cities including Leeds, York and Selby. As a Cactus student, you can purchase an 8 classes pass for just £35 by showing your confirmation email when you book!

Salsa Steps: Spanish Dance Vocabulary

Salsa is one of the most popular Latin dances around the world. Originating in Cuba, it has developed very different variations. You can dance it on your own (suelto), with a partner (en pareja) or in group (rueda). Knowing the basic Spanish vocabulary related to dance will help to focus your efforts on learning the moves swiftly regardless of the style. Check this list of Spanish terms that you will surely find useful during your salsa lessons:

Bailar – To dance
Paso – Step
Compás – Beat of the music
Izquierda – Left
Derecha – Right
Adelante – Forward step
Atrás – Back step
Lento – Slow
Vuelta/Giro – Turn
Tropiezo – Tumble
Mambo – Dance steps characterised by a forwards and backwards motion.


 

Would you like to Improve your Spanish whilst you Learn Salsa in Cuba, Tango in Buenos Aires or Flamenco in Spain?

Find out more about our  Language & Dance courses which include Spanish & Dance in Havana (salsa, mambo, and rumba), Spanish & Flamenco in Madrid or Malaga, and Spanish & Tango in Buenos Aires.

Immerse Yourself in the Spanish and Latin America Culture and Practise your Spanish Every Day: Check our Language & Culture courses page including our popular Spanish courses in Barcelona or Spanish & Culture in Granada.

Contact Us

To find out more about learning Spanish, or information on any of our courses simply call us on 01273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 15 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French

Win a Language Holiday in Barcelona!

Win a Spanish Language Holiday in Barcelona

Would you like to discover Barcelona, meet some new friends and learn Spanish, all at the same time? If the answer is yes then enter our competition to win a a week of Spanish language tuition plus accommodation in Barcelona! Celebrating our partnership with the highly regarded Expanish School, who have recently expanded their network by opening a school in central Barcelona, Cactus Language is offering all our evening language courses students the opportunity to win a week of Spanish language tuition and accommodation in the famous Gaudi city. You will not only have the opportunity to improve your Spanish with 20 lessons of Spanish tuition you will also have time to explore beautiful Barcelona, experience the sights and indulge in the delicious food. What’s not to like?

The Prize

One Week Standard Spanish Course

Course available for all levels from beginners to advanced
20 lessons (50 minutes each)
Free registration fee
Course materials included

Accommodation
The winner will be able to decide between 2 options:

Host Family
Private bedroom
Shared bathroom and common spaces
Half board (breakfast and dinner)
Shared Apartment
Private bedroom
Shared bathroom and common spaces
Self-catering and access to fully-equipped kitchen

How To Enter The Competition

Enter the competition by simply sharing our post on Facebook and tagging your MEJOR AMIGO/AMIGA in the comments! (The post is pinned to the top of our Facebook page).

Terms and conditions: The prize will be taken in 2018 (subject to availability). Flights are not included in the prize. The offer is non transferable, it cannot be exchanged for cash and can be withdrawn at any time. Competition closing date: 15/03/18. The winner will be notified via email/phone no more than 10 days after the closing date. The winner has 3 days to accept the prize and respond via phone or email, otherwise a new winner will be chosen at random.

The School: Expanish Barcelona

Expanish Barcelona is located in a cool and modern building in the city centre within walking distance from major landmarks such as Plaza Catalunya or Passeig de Gracia. You will greatly improve your Spanish in a short period of time with their effective Spanish immersion programs in well-equipped classrooms with dynamic and interactive lessons. The friendly staff will also inform you about the wide range of activities they offer, starting off with a welcome drink every Sunday. Lots of these activities are free!

Visit to Sagrada Familia, Park GA?ell and Picasso Museum
BBQ in the terrace
Open Air Cinema
Excursions to nearby locations (Sitges, Girona, Cava Freixenet…)

 

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Contact Us

To find out more information about any of our courses simply call us on 01273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 15 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French

Flamenco Festival London 2018

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Flamenco Festival: The Best Flamenco Artists Visit London

The acclaimed Flamenco Festival London celebrates its 15th anniversary from February 14th to February 25th at the Sadlers Wells Theatre, just a few minutes away from our schools in Islington, Kings Cross and Holborn.

The audience will have the chance to enjoy a range of vibrant flamenco styles, performed by some of the leading flamenco dancers and singers in the world. Additionally, the festival offers a film screening ofLa Chana directed by Lucija Stojevic. After a 30-year break, the legendary flamenco performer ‘La Chana’ returns not only to the stage but also shares her life and secrets in Stojevic’s film as well.

These exceptional shows are the perfect way to dive into Spanish culture and experience the magical arte flamenco and it’s a great way to complement your Spanish studies, as it gives an additional insight into the culture of the language you are learning.

Flamenco Festival London Programme

The festival will display the main flamenco techniques – from its traditional Gypsy roots through to its modern-day innovations.

The opening performance will take place on February 14 featuring the renowned singer Carmen Linares and the experienced dancer Ana Morales. From Impetus by the charismatic Jesus Carmona and Gala Flamenca, to the legendary singer La Chana and the dance master Antonio Canales, you can choose from many great live performances at Sadlers Wells this year. Find out more about the festival and the full programme here.

Contact Us

To find out more about learning Spanish, or information on any of our courses simply call us on 01273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Banner FLUK Level Test

Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 15 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French

 

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