Salsateca has also branched out internationally with presence in Slovenia, Croatia and Lebanon. In addition to offering Cuban Salsa, Cross Body Salsa and Bachata Classes, Salsateca also organises various parties, special events and social dance nights, and sponsors festivals to promote the amazing music and dance of Latin America.


Dancing since 1992

We offer Salsa and Bachata classes for beginners, improvers, intermediate and advanced students at venues in London, Bromley & Orpington. Since 1992, Salsateca has firmly established itself as a leader in the Salsa scene in London.

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Everyone is welcome to join us in experiencing the pleasure of dancing!


Salsateca is well known for being an inclusive dance school where all sorts of friendly and fun people of all ages are welcome. This is a space where you can make new friends, improve your fitness level and have fun.

Our international team of professional teachers will inspire you with enthusiasm and passion for the true Latin American sound and dance moves. Our teaching technique is the result of hard work, research and extraordinary experience combining styles from across the world including Colombia, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Panama, Dominican Republic, New York, Spain, Italy and Africa.

Our Team

Explore our team members who have a wealth of dancing and instructional experience. Keep on dancing!


Elder Sánchez

Founder, Director and Instructor

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Virginia Timón

Events Manager and Instructor

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Julián Ruiz

Salsa, Bachata, Chachacha, Merengue Instructor and multi-awarded international DJ

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Iván Gálvez

Salsa, Bachata, Chachacha, Merengue, Kizomba Instructor, Choreographer, Performer and DJ

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Cliff Joseph

Salsa, Bachata, Chachacha, Merengue Instructor, Choreographer and Performer

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Miho Mija Shigematsu

Salsa, Bachata, Chachacha and Merengue Instructor Choreographer and Performer

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Rasa Pauzaite

Salsa, Bachata, Chachacha, Merengue Instructor, Choreographer, Performer and DJ

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Femeto Love

Salsa and Bachata Instructor

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Richard Fallon

Richard Fallon

Cuban Salsa, Instructor and DJ

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Cuban Salsa Instructor

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Gabriel Bravo “Happy Feet”

Salsa, Bachata, Merengue Instructor and DJ

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Edi Alva

Salsa, Bachata, Merengue Instructor and DJ

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Fran Saez

Salsa, Bachata, Chachacha, Merengue, Reggaeton, Hip-hop, Contemporary and Jazz Instructor

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Why Salsa and Bachata?

Meet new people

Meet people from all over the world. Many people come alone and meet new friends.

Relieve stress

Release endorphins, the natural feel-good hormones.

Lose weight

Depending on the intensity you can burn up to 500Kcal/hour.

Improve mental health

Improves mood through self-expression and connections.

Boost memory

Increase your memory through learning new steps and sequences every day.

Increase self esteem

Increase your self esteem through dance

Feel better and full of energy

Dancing releases endorphins, dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin.