Karel Flores’ Choreography Course taught exclusively by Shelley
A completely exclusive and unrivalled opportunity in the UK! Karel Flores is arguably the most famous female salsa dancer in the world; previously the lead dancer of Yamulee Dance Company (NYC), she is now independently running an exciting project and training chosen teachers in her very own choreographies and unique style across the globe. Shelley is incredibly excited to have been chosen by Karel as her sole UK representative, to be trained to teach her choreographies for collaborative performances at events across Europe! We have already performed in Slovenia and London with her Austrian team, and with Karel herself at international congresses in Croatia (see our video below, which includes a guest appearance from Gil!) plus in the UK.
You will specifically learn aspects of Karel's breathtaking ladies styling and technique, including spinning, arm styling, footwork, body movement and much more, with the option of performing the choreography in the UK and beyond. For chosen members, there may also be the chance to perform alongside Karel and Europe’s best female dancers on stage!
This course is exclusively for committed and enthusiastic intermediate and advanced dancers On2; all members will require an assessment. You will be expected to practice independently between sessions.
Consider joining us for fun, hard work and inspiring times, with amazing ladies and wonderful new friendships! We focus equally on technique as well as getting through the routine, to benefit your salsa across the board.
The next course, "Charanguera", is now complete and shows are underway! Next course due to begin Autumn 2019 (delayed as Karel has been recovering from an injury and needed to find time to prepare the course content)
Training is mainly as weekend afternoon intensives in central London, 2-3 sessions per month. Performance is not compulsory and Karel/Shelley will decide which ladies are ready for the stage.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your details and to arrange a short 5 minute assessment of your level. This can be conducted at any of our regular classes and socials, or if necessary by video. Please note that a non-refundable deposit of £50 is required to secure your place.
Karel, Shelley and UK Team on stage in Croatia, performing Rock Steady
(special appearance by Gil!)
Photo: Karel Flores, Shelley and UK team "Rock Steady" on stage at Salsa Beach Splash Croatia, July 2014
Photo: Karel Flores, Shelley and UK team on stage at Mambocity Five Star Congress London, May 2017
Photo: Karel Flores, Shelley and UK team on stage at Mambocity Five Star Congress London, May 2016
Photo: Shelley and Karel Flores UK team "Kiss" on stage at Hamburg Salsa Festival, July 2015
Photo: Shelley and Karel Flores UK team, "Tiene Sabor" February 2015
Karel Flores is working with one chosen teacher in each country, who she trains to teach her choreography. So, all sessions are taught by Shelley using Karel's specific techniques. Opportunities to perform on stage with Karel will be available at some international festivals (cost not included in the course fee; dependent on Karel's international performance schedule), for members that reach the required level and that would like to attend the relevant congresses. More local UK/London-based opportunities for performance will also be available for performance with Pexava.