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Contestants Classes 2017-07-01T13:03:44+00:00

Advanced Salsa Contestant and Performance Class with Aytunç Bentürk and ABDA instructors

Do you want to be a professional? Do you want to be a contestant? Do you want to be an instructor or a choreographer, a trainer, a dancer in a group? This is the class you are looking for!

Advanced Contestant and Performer Class is soon starting at Aytunç Bentürk Dance Academy accompanied by Aytunç Bentürk, who is regarded as the coach of the coaches, the coach of the champions, the choreographer of the celebrities and the salsa champion of both Europe and the world, and by the ABDA instructors.

Our classes will be held once a week for 2-3 hours in shifts. In order to participate in these classes, you are required to be a student of ABDA or have at least eight months’ salsa knowledge. Only pre-registrated students will be accepted. Besides, those who are not going to participate in competitions or shows will be rejected.

Attention: No audience are accepted in this class.

Course Topics

  • Technique & Tactic
  • Body Condition (Running in the open field and strengthening)
  • Stretching
  • Stage Posture
  • Body Styling
  • Footwork
  • Facial Styling and mimics
  • Head Styling
  • Styling (Males & Females)
  • Turning Techniques
  • Taking to / Leaving the Stage
  • Writing Choreographies
  • Use of Music


  • Aytunç Bentürk (Master – Pinpointing)
  • Cenk Osman Akçaylı (Body Condition)
  • Kaan Doğan (Strength and Endurance)
  • Sezgin Özaslan (Afro Rumba – Man Styling)
  • Nursel Can (Ladies Styling)
  • Melisa S. Katılmış (Stretching)
  • Tülin Motola (Pachanga and Technique & Tactic)
  • Erhan Kuş (Stage Posture and Technique)
  • Seda Arıkan (Stage Posture and Technique)
  • Yağız Bankoğlu (Technique & Tactic)
  • Anet D. Çalgıcıyan (Stage Posture)
  • Atilla Berberoğlu (Use of Music)