Christine M. Chang

Magna Gopal’s workshops are not just like other salsa classes where the instructors teach a pattern and steps that some can replicate and some can’t, or the same old exercises in isolation and styling. What Magna teaches is the fundamentals of partner dance – the proper connection and the mutual “conversation” between partners, as well as the attitude one should have to create a beautiful and fun dance in the 5 or so minutes during a song. She also emphasizes engagement of the core. These are the elements that are crucial in all partner dancing but are most of the time not taught in an effective way (or at all) in salsa classes. Magna’s classes are unparalleled in the quality, the content and the delivery that captivates all the students, both beginner and advanced.

Christine M. Chang Student San Francisco Workshop