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Jhesus Aponte has been surrounded by dance his entire life and has taken the talent he was born with to the greatest heights with every intention of continuing his ascension to even taller peaks. An internationally renowned dancer and choreographer who is taking the world by storm with every rhythmic move he makes, Jhesus is a two time winner of World Salsa Championships, prestigious titles to add to his already abundant list of accomplishments. Born and rais...read more
Latin Jazz Fusion is an exciting dance style taught by Jhesus with his unique Flavor "Aponte's style" of technical Jazz dance, Contemporary and Ballet, fusing the Afro-Caribbean dance styles of Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Caribbean, African, Hip-Hop, Funk with the Spanish, and European among others.
Class begins with a warm up set in a traditional jazz/ballet structure and Latin motion, that works on student’s coordination, Latin movement, strength and flexibility. Follows an across the floor and dance combinations that will strengthen dancers, strengthen musicality, space, timing and precision, giving the freedom to execute flawless performances on or off stage. Proper dance attire is recommended along with jazz or character shoes.
This training will give you everything you need to know about styling, musicality, technique, flavor, body movement, arms styling, walking, dancing properly in heels, and much more. Whether your desire is to confidently dance at social functions, compete at the highest levels you can achieve, or simply do something you always wanted to do, Jhesus is here for you. On 2 salsa is a style of salsa where the dancers take their break step on the second beat of the measure (“on 2”), as opposed to the first beat, as in On1 salsa.