Cross Body (LA & NY Salsa) is danced in linear movements, i.e. dance on a line. The most important part of Cross Body is what is referred to as the “cross-body lead”, with the participants dancing face-to-face with each other. At a point, the male dancer (the lead) will turn first and the female dancer turn later after she has passed the male dancer, hence the “cross-body lead” name. Cross Body, has two sub categories – L.A. style and N.Y./Mambo style. They may also be called On1 and On2 respectively. Cuban Salsa, also known as Casino, differs with Cross Body in that it is danced in a circular motion, with the male dancer usually in the centre and the female dancing on the outside around the male dancer.

Class Timetable

  Open Time Close Time Trainer Address
Monday 7:00 pm 8:00 pm Phil and Meredith 1A Parkgate Ave, Belfast BT4 1JA
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Phil and Meredith - at 1A Parkgate Ave, Belfast BT4 1JA

Phil started dancing by learning Salsa and he got addicted to dance, moving on to bachata and kizomba, as well as other styles such as zouk. He was obsessed with perfecting the art of movement, with a sharp technical mind and a great enthusiasm for helping others around him grow as dancers. Initially, Phil started as a student on the dance scene, and got into teaching when other students asked for lessons. His passion for dance is infectious and you can clearly see that in his classes. Meredith is originally from Seattle and has more than a decade of experience on the high calibre dance scene in the big city. She started training in Ballet and you can see this, with the style, grace and elegance she brings to her dancing. Her ladies styling is well sought after and something the Belfast dance scene is craving.

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