UKA Dance Salsa Medals Assessment – Guidance Notes

UKA DANCE SALSA MEDALS SYLLABUS & INFO
FOR BRONZE & SILVER CANDIDATES
It will help you to know this stuff  if you’re taking your medals…
We want you to have all the detailed info you need to do well
– anything I’ve missed, just ask!!!

UKA Dance Assessment Criteria
1) Rhythm & Timing
2) Technique
3) Posture & Styling
4) Body movement (Cuban motion)
5) Presentation

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CUBAN SALSA BRONZE AWARD
Assessment: 2 dances – freestyle
Your dances need to be different ie one slow salsa , one faster; you can use different genres (ie 1 merengue or 1 bachata & 1 salsa) if you want to – or 2 straight salsa tunes;
these need to show an understanding of salsa as a FREE, improvised dance
TIP: Really doable – just basic stuff, on time, with good lead and follow, in the character of salsa, listening to the music!

CUBAN SALSA BRONZE AWARD SYLLABUS
Basic footwork – back step; marking step; side (rumba) step,
basic salsa step ( forward and back); para el medio
Partnerwork – closed and open hold
Step turns
Cuban walk round
Havana Rakatan
Claim the floor
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RUEDA DE CASINO BRONZE AWARD SYLLABUS
Assessment: 1 song all the way through – freestyle
Calls include: * Para El Medio * Americano * Americana * El Chisme * Escondido
* Petroleum * Agua * Dame / Siguelo
* Fly * Fly Doble * Fly Arriba * Fly Tumbao Rolling
* Vamos Arriba * Tarro * Mujeres Tarro * Foto
* Cambio Pareja
TIP: Really doable – only 2 basic steps to learn, allowing you to focus on timing, with good lead and follow, in the character of salsa, listening to the music!

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RUEDA DE CASINO SILVER AWARD SYLLABUS
Assessment: 2 songs all the way through – freestyle
All the above (Rueda bronze) and classic moves including:
* Dile que no * Casino * Adrentro y afuera / Sacala * Enchufle * Enchufle Doble
* Enchufle Complicado  * Enchufle y Querdate * Paseala / por Arriba
* Enchufle con rumba, con mambo * Sacala la Vecina
Dame Una (con una, etc); dos, una arriba
* Directo
* Dile que si
* Vacilala (ie vacilala con engano, vacilala con guiro)
* El uno, El dos, Cubanita, Cubanito
* Sombrero / con mambo con sabor
* Setenta
* El Dedo
* Echevarria, Matala, Cucharaca
Pelota Una, Dos, Tres
Dame una con una etc
Ocho, mujeres ocho
Cero, mujeres cero
Pelota con clave/ complicado
Doble play
Principe bueno, malo, castigila

Tip: This is all about building on your strong foundation and covering classic Cuban salsa / rueda figures that you’ll find everywhere and will get you dancing freestyle with confidence.
Tip 2: We practise classic figures over and over again in the rueda and in partnerwork. This enables repetition and practise while having fun, and ensures you embed your learning. You will move to the next level with our systematic, developmental teaching and learning system.

YES! YOU CAN DO IT! :~D

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CUBAN SALSA SILVER AWARD SYLLABUS  (PARTNERWORK)
Assessment: 3 songs – freestyle

Styles/Rhythm: show an understanding of different salsa rhythms – This is your choice! You have 3 songs – you can pick whatever you like – slower, faster tracks, timba, salsa, rumba, merengue, bachata, cha cha cha, bolero, etc, one could even be solo shines!

Music: you could pick 3 very different tunes – ie 1 contemporary salsa – ie Edwin Sanz You Gotta Be; 1 classic timba – Los Van Van; 1 merengue

All the above (bronze partnerwork) and classic moves including:
* Dile que no * Casino * Adrentro y afuera / Sacala
* Enchufle * Enchufle doble * Enchufle /doble a lo moderno * Enchufle Complicado
* Enchufle y Querdate * Enchufle con rumba, con mambo *Enchufle con sacala
* Cubanita, Cubanito
* Paseala / por Arriba
* Dile que si
* Vacilala (ie vacilala con engano, vacilala con guiro, vacilala completa)
* El uno, El dos, Cubanita, Cubanito
* Sombrero / con mambo con sabor
* Setente
* El Dedo, etc
Tip: We practise classic figures over and over again in the rueda and in partnerwork. This enables repetition and practise while having fun, and ensures you embed your learning. You will move to the next level with our systematic, developmental teaching and learning system.

YES! YOU CAN DO IT! :~D

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UKA DANCE RUEDA MEDAL SYLLABUS & INFO
FOR GOLD CANDIDATES

Stepping up the pace, stepping up the skills, stepping up the fun…

* Enchufle al Medio, mujeres a l’izquierda, manos/ daiquiri, LA FLOR/ROSA, cadeneta, caminando
* Festival de Pelota, Pelota Una, Dos, Tres
* Se va el tren

FESTIVALE DE PELOTA

FESTIVALE DE RUMBA

FESTIVAL DE LA PRIMA

(PARA ARIBA….)

EXPRESSO

ISAURA

LA 33

LA PRIMA SEMI TIA TRES

TUMBA FRANCESA

SE VA EL TREN

PATIN, Mueres Patin

AMISTAD

MUJERES AL MEDIO

DAME CON CHOCOLATE