Our Dance Courses

SALSA For Beginners

Beginner Level A

This course is for those who have never danced salsa before. Here we shall deal with the very basic steps, movement and simple turns in salsa.

Beginner Level B

This course is for those who have danced a little, are able to  navigate the simplest basic steps and also dance to the beat of the music.  Salsa Beginners Level  A or equivalent is a prerequisite.

Beginner Level C

This course is for those who want to learn more combinations and salsa steps. Salsa Beginner Level B, or equivalent is a prerequisite for this course. You should have mastered the basic steps, 'right and left turns, and 'dile que no' / 'cross body lead'.

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SALSA - Intermediate

Intermediate Level A

During this course we will introduce the most basic techniques in cross body style. We learn the footwork and various combinations. This course assumes that you have taken Salsa Beginner Level C or equivalent. The course is also suitable for those who have been dancing Cuban style and want to learn crossbody style.

Intermediate Level B

During this course we will immerse ourselves even more in the crossbody style, and learn how to use the different techniques in combinations and footwork. It is assumed that the student has mastered the basic techniques, such as; double spin, inside and outside turns, and of course crossbody lead with variations. The course is suitable for those who have taken Salsa Intermediate Level A, or equivalent.

Intermediate Level C

During this course you will gain a broader experience of footwork and techniques used in dancing with a partner. The focus will be on more challenging combinations and movement to music. This course is suitable for those who have taken Salsa Intermediate Level B, or equivalent.

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General Course Information

Usually, you do not need a partner to participate in any of our courses. Should there be any need to sign up with a partner, this will be clearly stated and communicated.

 

Courses are arranged for each dance type and level throughout the year.

 

Internet sign-up for all courses closes at 14:00 the day before the course begins.

 

 

Salsa Courses Info.:

Course duration: 5sessions over 5weeks

Session duration: 75 mins (each)

 

Non-student course fee: 600 NOK

Student course fee: 500 NOK

Couple course fee: 1050 NOK
semester 15 weeks 1500 NOK

 

Kizomba Courses Info.​:

Course duration: 5 sessions over 5 weeks

Session duration: 60 mins (each)

 

Non-student course fee: 600 NOK

Student course fee: 500 NOK

Couple course fee:1050 NOK
Semester 15 weeks 1500 NOK

 

Bachata Courses Info.:

Course duration: 5 sessions over 5 weeks

Session duration: 75 mins (each)

 

Non-student course fee: 600 NOK

Student course fee: 500 NOK

Couple course fee: 1050 NOK

 

Important Notes: 
In case of payment at the door (in cash or by card), NOK 100 will be added to the advertised fee. 

 

We reserve the right to balance the group by gender and limit the group should there be too many participants. 

 

We also reserve the right to cancel the course if there are not enough participants. 

 

Registration on all courses is strictly on a "First Come First Serve" basis.

No matter your background, status or difficulty, dance courses at Stage Dance Academy are suitable for you! 

At Stage Dance Academy we encourage you to ask our instructors before, during & after each course to personally assess your level and advice you on how best to move forward!

The Stage Dance Academy provides you with the right foundation for your social dancing adventures!

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SALSA - Advanced

Advanced Level

This course is for those who have danced salsa actively for about 1.5 years. To attend this course you must have taken Salsa Intermediate Level C, or equivalent. 

This course is suitable for those who want to take their dancing to a new level. Here, footwork and transitions will be reviewed at a rapid pace and you must be prepared to deal with many items at once.

Latin Jazz

Intermediate/Advanced Level

This course is a must for intermediate and advanced dancers this semester. The main focus on this course will be on technique - spotting, spinning, turns and body isolation. Everyone can benefit from these techniques, whatever dance style and here we get a new and fun approach.

 

Course instructor - Annie Thorkildsen

Annie Thorkildsen has a dance degree from the University of Stavanger and then studied further at Steps on Broadway in New York. She has eight years of experience in teaching dance and has previously trained and been a coach in rhythmic gymnastics at a high national level. She is also a association judge for RG. She has been involved in a number of performances, among others the "Kulturelle Skolesekken" and "Kulturelle Spaserstokken". She currently teaches at Steps Dance Studio and at Vågen VGS.

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Kizomba

Beginner Courses

Our beginner courses are designed to provide dancers with a strong foundation in understanding and dancing kizomba. Our beginner courses do not put emphasis on routines and combinations. Properly moving, leading and following is always where we place emphasis the most.

 

Beginner Level A - This is an open level for everyone who wants to begin learning the basics of dancing kizomba. If you have never danced kizomba before, or you would like to properly learn/refresh the basics of kizomba, this is the level to start from.

 

Beginner Level B - This is a continuation of our foundation courses. This level is suitable for everyone who has recently completed beginner level A and wishes to continue learning more (we highly recommend this). If you would like to properly learn/refresh/strengthen your kizomba basics, this level is also important for you.

 

Beginner Level C - This is also a continuation of our foundation courses. This level is suitable for everyone who has completed our beginner level B and wishes to continue learning (we highly recommend this). If you would like to properly learn/refresh/strenghten your kizomba basics, this level is a must for you. If you would like to test yourself and check how ready you are for our intermediate courses, then this is perfect for you (we highly recommend this).

 

Note: It is perfectly OK to repeat a level until you are very comfortable with that level and can demonstrate a mastery of the course elements. We highly recommend this! 

Intermediate Courses

Our intermediate courses are designed to build upon the kizomba dancers foundation steps and understanding of the music our way and in the right way. Our intermediate courses introduce students to routines and combinations/patterns that will challenge and strengthen their basics of kizomba. Properly moving, leading and following is always where we place emphasis the most.

 

Intermediate Level A - This is the first level of our intermediate courses. This level is suitable for everyone who has completed all three levels of our beginner courses, is perfectly comfortable in executing all the basic steps of kizomba and wishes to continue learning more (we highly recommend this). If you would like to properly learn how to combine your kizomba basics during social dancing, this level is the recommended level to start with.

 

Intermediate Level B - This is also a continuation of our intermediate courses. This level is suitable for everyone who comfortably completed our intermediate level A and wishes to continue learning how to combine the kizomba basics in in a fluid way (we highly recommend this). If you would like to properly learn/refresh/strengthen your kizomba basics, this level is a must for you. If you would like to test yourself and gauge how ready you are for our advanced courses, then this level is perfect for you (we highly recommend this).

 

Note: It is perfectly OK to repeat a level until you are very comfortable with that level and can demonstrate a mastery of the course elements. We highly recommend this!

Don't worry, you will never get bored in any of our intermediate level courses no matter how may times you re-take it.

Advanced Courses

Our advanced course is designed to challenge the average kizomba dancer in becoming an above average dancer. Your leading and following skills, as well as your musicality in dancing kizomba will be fine tuned in this course. Properly moving, leading and following is always where we place emphasis the most.

 

Advanced Level - This level is suitable for everyone who has completed all two levels of our intermediate courses, is perfectly comfortable in executing all the basic steps of kizomba and making combinations with ease. If you would like to push your limits in dancing kizomba socially, this level is perfect for you.

Bachata

Beginners Courses

This course is for those who have never danced bachata before. It provides an introduction to the basic steps, movement and simple combinations.

Intermediate Courses

This course involves demanding footwork and transitions. The course assumes that you have taken bachata beginners course or equivalent.

 

Advanced Courses

This course is suitable for those who want to take their bachata dancing to a new level. Here, footwork and transitions will be reviewed at a rapid pace and you must be prepared to deal with many items at once. The course assumes that you have taken several bachata intermediate courses or equivalent.

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