5 Tips to a Great Salsa Dance in Singapore

Dance Classes Singapore: How to be a Great Salsa Dancer

Salsa Classes Singapore - 5 Tips to Dancing Greatness

If you are looking for exciting dance classes in Singapore, try Salsa dance!  It's probably the most fun and popular Latin dance Singapore has enjoyed in the last 10 years, and from the beginner Salsa classes to the performance Salsa classes and Salsa dance certifications, Actfa Dance School Singapore offers a wide variety of solutions for your adventure in the Singapore Salsa dance scene.  In fact, many top dancers and teachers in the Singapore Salsa dance scene were trained from this Salsa school.  Here's how they did it, and here's how you can do it too:

1) Take Your Salsa Basic and Intermediate Dance Class Seriously

Learn the proper lead and follow techniques in Actfa's beginner Salsa classes in Singapore.  A dancer without proper Salsa dance technique cannot execute advance moves with flair.  Actfa's Beginner Salsa Syllabus has 50 pointers which is covered in a minimum of 5 dance classes.

Our intermediate Salsa classes in Singapore consists of 20 Salsa dance techniques that are the building blocks to master those advance moves we love to see on the Singapore Salsa dance floor.  Each Salsa class covers 1 Salsa dance technique and some of its variations that students can learn and master.

As teachers, we encourage our students to repeat their Salsa classes until they master each Salsa dance technique and its variations.  Mastery of the move is when the dancer can lead or follow the technique 90% of the time, even with weaker Salsa students who are new to that Salsa dance technique.

After all, "Technique is how you remove the body's obstructions to the heart's expression."

2) The 3S: Salsa Shines, Salsa Styling and Salcaa to add Spice to your Salsa Dance

Shines, Styling and Salcaa are vital to achieving a great Salsa dance in Singapore.  Learning to lead and follow equips the Salsa dancer to dance; learning to shine, style and spin elevates the dancer to the level of looking good while executing those Salsa dance moves!  

Ladies Shines Dance Classes Singapore with Actfa

Actfa provides Salcaa dance classes for Salsa dancers looking to improve their fundamental body movements and spins. Salcaa is essential to every Salsa dancer, new or experienced. It aims to push a dancer's body to new limits, allowing the dancer to achieve sharper and larger body movements, spin more confidently and become more flexible. The new found body control is fundamental to every dance, including Salsa dance, and is immensely helpful when a dancer decides to advance in their dancing.

Salsa Styling and Shines teaches real-time application of body movements, hand styling, fancy footwork into the Salsa social dancing.  It is great for beginner Salsa dancers who are new to body movement techniques, and also useful for advanced Salsa dancers who want to improve their style.  Actfa Dance School Singapore offers weekly Salsa Styling classes and Shines performance classes for beginner Salsa and advanced dancers alike to improve their body movements and showmanship.

3) Salsa Practica:  When You've Learned the Salsa Dance Moves but They Don't Work

Have you taken all the Salsa classes Singapore has but still can't nail those Salsa dance moves on the floor? Do you have problems on the Salsa dance floor but can't figure out what's wrong? Have you wanted to dance like those super cool Salsa dancers you see but don't know how to get there?

Private 1-1 Salsa classes are the way to correct those trouble spots and fast!  But if you are looking for a cheaper alternative, try Salsa Practica.  Practica is like a short private Salsa class session where your problem areas are identified and solutions are put forth to rectify the errors.  This is great for people who want specialized coaching.

4) Singapore Salsa Dance Certification: The Structured Way to Progress

Actfa, in collaboration with AC Dance, provides social level certification as a pathway for students to chart their progress.  Students taking Actfa's Salsa classes in Singapore can choose to complete their Salsa Dance examination up to 10 levels in the social category and 10 more in the professional category.  Beginner Salsa dancers can take as The AC Dance Salsa examination syllabus consists of fundamental techniques, variations, spins, styling, shines that are used extensively in the Singapore Salsa dance arena and around the world.  Students are encouraged to clear their certification up to level 5 for a comprehensive understanding of Salsa dance of the beginner to intermediate category, and up to level 10 for a more in-depth understanding of Salsa as a Latin dance in Singapore and worldwide.

5) A Quick Way to Improving your Salsa Dance: Performance

Last but not the least, performance training is a great shortcut to honing your Salsa dancing skills, as you are taught a sequence of steps and then drilled to execute them precisely and beautifully.  Actfa's Salsa performance dance classes in Singapore performs at it's school recital every 6 months and also at various events in Singapore.  We have beginner Salsa performance classes to advanced Latin dance classes.
Actfa Student Performance Singapore

While the first 2 points covers the basic elements of Singapore Salsa dance and dance classes, the last 3 points gives you pathways to choose how to progress from beyond your normal intermediate and beginner Salsa classes to dancing like a season pro!  It is recommended to go through all and pick up the benefits that each has to offer.


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Starlinn Actfa DanceSTARLINN CHOO YANQING joined the SFDF program in 2004 while studying in NUS, training 12 hours a day; she completed her SFDF, Diploma & IHDC courses in 3 years, using her teaching income to finance her classes in Diploma & IHDC. In 2008 she pursued her IMDC Dance Business & is now doing her 3 years IPHDC Dance Product Research. While pursuing her IHDC she was already traveling around the world for assignments. more

Bianca Actfa DanceBIANCA enrolled in the SFDF course after A-levels. Within 6 months she was dancing as a backup dancer for MTV. She has also traveled to many countries like Germany, UK, Taiwan & Hong Kong to teach & perform, & was offered a position to dance in a few Musical plays. 

 Libin Actfa DanceLB, a masters degree holder working for a MNC, decided to do a career switch after he completed his SFDF. He then worked as an International Sales Manager in dance products, an international artist & dance instructor. He is the Singapore Bachata Champion 2008 and the 1st runner up in the Asia Salsa Championship behind Serge and Polina from Russia in 2010. more

manfred Actfa DanceMANGGOH was one of the elite few selected for the Mediacorp Dance Academy in 2000. He graduated from NTU with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and used to work as a Project Manager in the IT Industry. He passed his examination & evaluation for SFDF and is currently doing his Diploma & IHDC. more

maricel Actfa DanceMARICEL, a professional dancer from the Philippines, joined SFDF in 2009. In less than a year, she has performed at the Esplanade Da:ns Festival 2009, Salsa Cruise Asia 2009, & has also been to China to teach & perform. In 2010 she was offered a full time dance instructor job in Singapore. She has since gone on to set up a dance studio in the Philippines and comes back periodically to upgrade her skills.

rachel Actfa DanceRACHEL an undergraduate in NTU joined the SFDF in 2010 and was offered to open a dance studio in China.  She has taught and performed in Guang Zhou, Shen Zhen, Hong Kong, Singapore.

 derrick actfa danceDERRICK has over 20 years of dance instructor experience with more than 30 types of dance. He was granted an exemption from SFDF after taking an examination & evaluation and signed up for the diploma & IHDC simultaneously.

tamil actfa danceTAMIL, a professional dancer & teacher actively involved in competitions & performances for Hip Hop, Bollywood, Indian Dance. He was teaching dance in secondary school and choreographing for SYF. He joined the IHDC program to further his training as a dancer & teacher in 2009.  Since joining the IHDC, he has taught, performed & competed in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan.

brenda actfa danceBRENDA joined the SFDF when she was 13 years old and was hired to teach and perform both locally and overseas after 6 months. She was also financing her own dance study while teaching private dance classes.  Under the SFDF, she was the 1st runner up in the Asia Salsa Championship 2010 and Singapore Bachata Champion 2009.  She was given opportunities to teach in Malaysia, Hong Kong, China.

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