All classes at Berlin Salsacongress 2018 are organized in blocks of progressive workshops of 2 or 4 hours dedicated to a dance style or theme, for example Salsa on2, or Kizomba, the „Academies“.
For performers (incl. Stargate performers) we will offer a separate Academy "School of the Performing Arts" where performers will learn and deepen those abilities related to performing.
A coordinated concept will be created for each Academy and will be adapted to the avarage level of the group if needed. The aim is to have a wholesome learning experience where the different instructors truly work together to give you the best of all worlds. The content and concept for each Academy can soon be checked in our Sched application. Just click on any of the Academies displayed and you will get all details.
Together with the Academies concept also introduced a new labelling system for the level of each Academy using a scale from 1 to 10, allowing you to classify yourself more precisely and choosing your suitable Academies more accurately.
We felt that in order to translate our new concept into success we also needed new faces to put it into reality. We invited a large number of new artists, which haven't been to Berlin Salsacongress before, but each of them are outstanding in what they do, each of them has a specific strength we were looking for.
In 2019 we will offer you a mix of 2 hour blocks and 4 hour blocks of Academies. This will give you more flexibility, not only to choose your favorite instructors or themes, but also - if you desire - to wake up later and come later. We also got two additional large rooms for classes which will replace the smaller rooms we used in 2018.
The 2 hour Academies require signing in online but it is not mandatory. Signing up helps us to assign the right Academy to each room, it allows us to manage the number of people. You can switch freely between the 2 hour Academies, but we can not guarantee that any of the rooms might not be overcrowded. The 2 hour Academies are happening in the larger rooms. Some of the 2 hour Academies will have only one instructor/team teaching, while others will have two collaborating on a common theme.
The 4 hour Academies - similar to 2018 - will require mandatory signing up before. Only those who signed up will have access. In return we will reduce the assigned capacity to those rooms/Academies by 30% and we will guarantee that there will be enough space. The 4 hour Academies will mainly be happening in the smaller rooms. Most of the 4 hour Academies will be taught by 4 instructors/teams in colaboration following one theme, while a few will have only 2 instructors teaching.
Additionally we will offer also 2 hour Academies PLUS blocks after the regular Academies on Saturday & Sunday afternoon. Those will be accessible only to those who purchased an Upgrade PLUS for 20€ (5€ per hour of class!). Those Academies will be mainly targeted towards Advanced and Intermediate/Advanced dancers. The number of Upgrades PLUS is limited to 300 making sure there will be enough space in those Academies.
You can purchase an Upgrade Plus also as addition to your Dance & Fun Pass, offering you the option to only take classes in the afternoon and party hard until latein the morning.
We believe, the combination of those types of Academies will give you more flexibility while still allowing us to manage the room capacities and giving you a different learning experience.
We will again offer Masterclasses which are accessible for those with Upgrade PLUS and after you passed the classification test on Friday. If you didn't pass the classification test, you can of course still join the regular Academies PLUS in the Afternoon.
Another new feature will be the voluntary classification test for attendees. Many are not sure which level they actually are. Join this classification test and find out. We will have some of our instructors there which will give you a proffesional assessment of your level of dancing. Again, this is a voluntary offer and the results have no consequences whatsoever.
For the lovers of Semba we offer a 6 hour Intensive Training with Afro Latin Connection on Friday, where you will deepen your knowledge and get a lot of insights into this beautiful dance. This training is not included in any of the passes, details to this coming soon.
And of course we will continue with our School of Performing Arts, as this was a really great feature welcomed by many.
Thank you to everybody who took the time and effort to give us feedback!
One of our exclusive features are the Heroes of the Dance Floor. If you are a passionate social dancer and you danced a lot at Berlin Salsacongress 2018, chances are you have been dancing with one of them! Currently we have 30 amazing dancers in our team of Heroes, and they love to dance. If you love to dance, you will love this feature and those people. Want to know who they are?
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Check out some impressions from the workshops at Berlin Salsacongress.
Wednesday , October 2 from 8pm - 10pm:
Kizomba Ladies Only with Bujin Munkhbataar (Mongolia)
Bachata with Maycheal & Mayra (Dubai/Lebanon)
Thursday , October 3 from 8pm - 10pm:
Kizomba with Bujin Munkhbataar (Mongolia) & Mark-Anthony Sheppard (Kyiv)
Bachata with Maycheal & Mayra (Dubai/Lebanon)
2h Wednesday 22€/ 2h Thursday 26€/4h complete training 40€
Friday, October 4 from 11am - 2:30pm
Salsa on1 Partnerwork, level Intermediate/Advanced with Supermario (London)
UrbanKiZ, level Beginner to Intermediate with Baris & Katya (Berlin)
3h couple pass 20€ per person (early bird)/ 3h single pass 30€ per person
This training is directed for social dancers already with some dancing skills even if not in Semba. If you are a Salsa or Bachata dancer, but without Semba experience, this is also for you. By AfroLatin Connection (Porto).
Couple pass 125€ per person/single leader pass 140€/single follower pass 150€