Our dance schedule

Mondays

Haberdasher’s Borough Academy Sports Centre – LESSONS MOVED TO BLACKFRIAR SETTLEMENT FROM 13TH MAY UNTILL 17TH JUNE

6:40pm

Doors Open (Arrive at least 5 to 10 min before the lesson starts to avoid queues)

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Salsa (Cross Body): Beginners – Improvers – Intermediates

8:00pm to 9:00pm

Bachata: Beginners – Improvers – Intermediates

9:00pm to 10:00pm

Free Social Dancing (Free time to practice and enjoy)

Tuesdays – 3 locations

Waterloo Action Centre

6:10pm

Doors Open (Arrive at least 5 to 10 min before the lesson starts to avoid queues)

6:30pm to 8:30pm

2 hours Intensive Beginners Salsa

Bromley United Services Club

6:40pm

Doors Open (Arrive at least 5 to 10 min before the lesson starts to avoid queues)

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Cuban Salsa: Beginners – Improvers – Intermediates

8:00pm to 9:00pm

Bachata: Beginners – Improvers – Intermediates

9:00pm to 10:30pm

Free Social Dancing (Free time to practice and enjoy)

St Saviour’s & St Olaev’s School

6:40pm

Doors Open (Arrive at least 5 to 10 min before the lesson starts to avoid queues)

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Cuban Salsa Room: Beginners & Intermediate (Level 1 & 3)

Bachata Room: Improvers & Advanced (Level 2 & 4)

8:00pm to 9:00pm

Cuban Salsa Room: Improvers & Advanced (Level 2 & 4)

Bachata Room: Beginners & Intermediate (Level 1 & 3)

9:00pm to 10:00pm

Free Social Dancing (Free time to practice and enjoy)

Wednesdays

Warren Centre

6:40pm

Doors Open (Arrive at least 5 to 10 min before the lesson starts to avoid queues)

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Salsa (Cross Body): Beginners – Improvers – Intermediates

8:00pm to 9:00pm

Bachata: Beginners – Improvers – Intermediates

9:00pm to 10:00pm

Free Social Dancing (Free time to practice and enjoy)

Thursdays

St Mary Moorfield’s Hall

6:40pm

Doors Open (Arrive at least 5 to 10 min before the lesson starts to avoid queues)

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Cuban Salsa: Absolute Beginners – Improvers – Intermediate (Levels 1, 3, 5)

8:00pm to 9:00pm

Cuban Salsa: Beginners – High Improvers – Advanced (Levels 2, 4, 6)

9:00pm to 11:00pm

Free Social Dancing (Free time to practice and enjoy)

Fridays – 2 Locations

St Mary Moorfield’s Hall

6:40pm

Doors Open (Arrive at least 5 to 10 min before the lesson starts to avoid queues)

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Salsa (Cross Body): Beginners – Improvers – Intermediate

8:00pm to 9:00pm

Bachata: Beginners – Improvers – Intermediate

9:00pm to 11:00pm

Free Social Dancing (Free time to practice and enjoy)

Crofton Halls

6:40pm

Doors Open (Arrive at least 5 to 10 min before the lesson starts to avoid queues)

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Salsa (Cross Body): Beginners – Improvers – Intermediate

8:00pm to 9:00pm

Bachata: Beginners – Improvers – Intermediate

9:00pm to 10:30pm

Free Social Dancing (Free time to practice and enjoy)

Note: On the 2nd Friday of Every Month this event becomes a party called LATIN PARADISE until 12am.
With guest Djs, Instructors and shows.

Saturdays

Christchurch Hall

5:40pm

Doors Open (Arrive at least 5 to 10 min before the lesson starts to avoid queues)

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Intensive Workshops – 3 Hour Cuban Salsa – Beginners – Improvers – Intermediate/Adv

Every other week this workshop becomes Super Intensive and we add 1 hour of Cuban Son from 5pm to 6pm.

Sundays

Siobhan Davies Studios

5:40pm

Doors Open (Arrive at least 5 to 10 min before the lesson starts to avoid queues)

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Salsa (Cross Body): Beginners – Improvers – Intermediates

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Bachata: Beginners – Improvers – Intermediates

8:00pm to 9:00pm

Free Social Dancing (Free time to practice and enjoy)

Other Lessons, Workshops and Parties

Super Intensive Cuban Workshop – 25th May

4:40pm

Doors Open (Arrive at least 5 to 10 min before the lesson starts to avoid queues)

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Son Cubano  (All Levels)

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Cuban Salsa  (All Levels)

Pasión y Bembé Salsa & Bachata Party – 1st June

7:00pm

Doors Open (Arrive at least 5 to 10 min before the lesson starts to avoid queues)

 

7:15pm to 8:15pm

Pasión Bachata Room: Dominican Fusión Bachata (3 LEVELS)

Bembé Salsa Room: Cross Body Salsa (3 LEVELS)

8:15pm to 9:15pm

Pasión Bachata Room: Bachata Sensual/Fusión (3 LEVELS)

Bembé Salsa Room: Cross Body Salsa (3 LEVELS)

9:15pm to 2:00am

Pasión Bachata Room: PARTY TIME

Bembé Salsa Room: PARTY TIME

Latin Paradise – 14th June

6:40pm

Doors Open (Arrive at least 5 to 10 min before the lesson starts to avoid queues)

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Salsa Lessons (Beginners to Advanced) – 3 Levels

8:00pm to 9:00pm

Bachata Lessons (Beginners to Advanced) – 3 Levels

9:00pm to 12:00am

PARTY

El Bembé – TBC

7:00pm

Doors Open (Arrive at least 5 to 10 min before the lesson starts to avoid queues)

7:15pm

Bachata Lessons (All Levels)

8:15pm

Salsa Lessons (All Levels)

9:00pm to 2:00am

PARTY

New to salsa or want to know more?

What is salsa?

Cuban | Cross Body | Son

Musically, Salsa has its origins in rhythms like Rumba, Son, Chachacha and Mambo. It’s a beautiful, sensual and energetic dance executed with a mixture of steps, body movement and fun turn patterns.

Just as English sounds slightly different if you’re in Scotland or America or Australia, different styles of salsa also have their own “accents”. The basic structure will look similar to a beginner, but the more you immerse yourself, the richer the differences become. For instance, Cuban Salsa and Cuban Son have more rounded transitions compared to the more linear Cross Body Salsa (also known as LA style or Salsa on 1). Cross Body and Cuban Salsa are both danced with the emphasis on the first beat, whereas Cuban Son emphasises the second. These differences give each style their own unique flavour and ensure there’s a style to suit all tastes and moods

What is bachata?

Traditional | Modern | Sensual

Bachata is a dynamic and romantic dance originated in the Dominican Republic. Nowadays danced in 3 main styles, sometimes combined within the same song.

The Traditional Dominican style can look more vibrant and use quicker steps, while the Modern Bachata has more turn patterns and the Sensual Bachata is much more mellow and wavy. Our regular lessons combine all three styles and occasionally we organise specific lessons or workshops.

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.

“I’ve been at multiple dance studios, but this one has the nicest staff, most beautiful and relaxing environment, its an awesome place to learn how to dance.”
— Jefferson Figueroa Camacho
“Having different teachers for the same class made me improve and adapt different techniques. The teachers are competent, friendly, tolerant, nonjudgmental and always willing to help.”
— Juma William
“Stumbled across this wonderful event and experienced beautiful Salsa lesson guided by charming and skilled Salsateca trainers this evening (Sun).”
— Uyen Tran
“Salsateca are amazing, the teachers are really friendly and are able to work with all experience levels. I went to my first class in 2019 just to try something new and I was hooked!”
— Mel Marshall