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About Us

The first Academy specialized in Cuban Styles starting from Afro-Cuban, Franco-Haitian  and Popular Folklore to Cuban Modern Dance Technique and Urban Dances, and how to incorporate them into Cuban salsa

FROM CUBA TO MALTA

Welcome to Cuban Styles Academy

The Cuban Styles Academy in Malta consists in the study of the five main sections which group the different Cuban dance styles:

Cuban Modern Dance Technique, Afro-Cuban, Franco-Haitian, Popular Cuban Folklore and Urban Style.

We offer professional Cuban Dance courses aimed for everyone (from beginner to advanced) who would like to study and make the difference in order to be able to dance ANY Caribbean Style SOLO, in COUPLES and in a GROUP (choreography & rueda de casino).

It is an Academy because, unlike a conventional Cuban Salsa class, all Cuban styles are explained through an Academic Method created and conducted by Prof. Famoso Salvador Rodriguez, who is specialized in Afro-Cuban, Franco-Haitian and Popular Music, Dance and Culture:

FSR Method (• Functional • Successful • Revolutionary).

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Our Values

• Discipline
• Professional program and method
• Quality guaranteed: Pursuit of excellence
• Constantly updated
• Commitment
• Integrity
• Excellent students service

Our Vision

• To increase the standard of Caribbean dance in Malta
• To spread the culture, music and dance of Cuba
• To educate potential students by helping them understand what is the difference between dancing for fun and studying to become a dancer
• To create values and make the difference

Our Mission

• To boost your mood
• To strengthen social relationships
• To enhance your self-confidence
• To improve your mental health
• To create a new community of committed athletic dancers
• To create a dance company for performances
• To train new qualified teachers to teach with our academic method
• To train new students who would like to become teachers with FSR Method

TESTIMONIALS

"This is for sure the best that one can get in Malta. The methodology taught is easy to understand. Once one understands the method, one learns it and never forgets it. The classes are also enjoyable. No partner needed. I used to avoid dancing before as I felt that my knowledge was too basic, so i lacked confidence. Now I feel i can dance confidently. Dancing partners at the party sometimes tell me that they are surprised I have only been dancing 4 months. Anyone who is interested should attend a free trial class. Each week there is a party organised by the academy. I attend each time to practice and enjoy."

Bernard Cassar
Bernard Cassar

Cuban Salsa/Bachata student

"I have always wanted to learn salsa. A friend recommended the school, and no regrets. Prof Salvatore is very passionate about passing his knowledge on to his students. His classes are never boring 😉"

Szabina Toth
Szabina Toth

Cuban Salsa student

"Plus53 Dance Academy is AMAZING!!!! They moved me from having two left feet to social dancing (confidently!!!) within a few months...I couldn't believe it either. Although the Academy has a long term focus on student development, short term progress is real, it happens, and it's refreshing. The methodology used is effective, and is not limited to just memorising steps. A lot of focus is also placed on learning how to move the body, how to feel (and play) the music and how to connect with others through dance. All of this is taught in a fun and safe environment. Classes are plentiful and social parties are organised for every weekend. The atmosphere at the Academy is good, everyone is friendly. Highly recommended!!! let me say that again...Highly recommended!! 😍😁"

Richie Atkinson
Richie Atkinson

Cuban Salsa/Bachata student

"Started this year with the Academy with the conviction that I would just attend one lesson and quit, but I was welcomed and made to feel at ease. I do not regret joining the Academy for a second and enjoy every lesson, and always leave with a smile on my face. Everyone is super nice and friendly. Highly recommended!"

Isabelle Borg
Isabelle Borg

Bachata student

"I simply love going to classes, it is so much fun and enjoyable and what I'm impressed with is I can actually learn how to dance which is a big achievement to someone who never danced before."

Dorianne Cassar
Dorianne Cassar

Cuban Salsa/Bachata student

"When I approached Plus53 Dance Academy, I was facing one main challenge, tapping into and keeping the musical Beat. Famoso Salvador Rodriguez is a far-reaching and encompassing professor and his knowledge goes beyond the 'simple' steps of the dance. He has, among other things, a deep musical knowledge. He is so dedicated to his students that he'd sit with me and teach me how to recognise the rhythm and follow it. I am very grateful to him. He is not only a teacher in dance but also a life one. Through his classes, one learns respect, education, acceptance of diversity and many other things. This is what I like the most about him, and his humanity. A truly unique experience. You can realise all this when he dances, that's when his heart speaks and seeing him dancing is pure beauty."

Corrado Riszo
Corrado Riszo

Cuban Salsa/Bachata student

"I totally recommend Plus53 Dance Academy to anyone who wants to start Zumba . Famoso Salvatore Rodriguez is a great and professional teacher. I really like Zumba because it’s fun . The work out has unique physical and mental health benefits . It helps you for total body toning , helps you de stress and boosts your heart health."

Maronia Vella

Zumba/Cuban Salsa student

"Great place to learn dancing Salsa and develop dancing techniques. Zumba lessons are very fun and energetically charging. And Salsa you can learn dancing just in a few lessons. On my first lesson I got amazing 1-2-1 teaching. I was able to learn several steps and dance at the end of the lesson!!! The students are very friendly and nice. Highly recommend!!! :))"

Ir Mantas
Ir Mantas

Zumba student

"I'm happy that I found Zumba class at this school. Good mood and vibes are guaranteed!"

Sandra Barkauskaite
Sandra Barkauskaite

Zumba student

This Cuban salsa dance academy is not just a place to dance, but also to find something similar to what you would call a family! That feeling brings you motivation and a better attitude to improve everyday with the support of each one of the member, starting by the teacher, who will always push you to the max to get the best out of you! I'm very happy for finding this small big family, and I can't wait to see it growing to its maximum. I highly recommend you to give it a try because you won't regret it 🙂

Deby Mendoza
Deby Mendoza

Cuban Salsa student

Our Team

Meet The Professional Team

Famoso Salvador Rodriguez is a Professor certified at Universidad de Oriente (International Relations Section) in Santiago de Cuba. He is specialized in the methodology of teaching Cuban Dance with the mission that everyone can learn Cultural, Musical and Dance roots.
In the past 10 years, Salvador has trained more than 500 professional dancers and is the founder of the FSR Method, one of the most complete to develop any dance style.

During the five University years, Salvador developed not only talents as a dancer but a strong desire to spread this culture specializing in the art of teaching as a professor and choreographer. He reached such maturity that he graduated at the end of five years, as Professor, Dancer and Choreographer in Afro-Cuban and Franco-Haitian dance, culture and music.

Additionally, Salvador is a Fitness Instructor with 11 years of experience specialized in different sectors focused on the preparation of the body.

Plus53 is honored to have an assistant teacher for Cuban Salsa and Bachata courses. Meet Angela, our talented teaching associate. In her second year at Plus53 Academy, she’s mastering the FSR method to bring her students the best dance experience possible

Prof. Famoso Salvador Rodriguez

Cuban Styles/Bachata Teacher

Angela Delgado Barrios

Salsa/Bachata Assistant Teacher

Angela Delgado Barrios

ZIN Famoso Salvador Rodriguez

Zumba® Instructor

Our Expertise

Over 20 Years spreading the Cuban culture and knowledge

Plus53 is an academy with over 20 years of experience in studying and developing Cuban culture, music, and dance. Through this journey, we’ve had the opportunity to share the amazing world of Cuban styles with people from different countries.

From Cuba to Malta, our journey has been one of discovery, education, and joy. Now based in Malta, we aim to make this beautiful pathway known to all, both residents and visitors alike.

 
 
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