Beginners Salsa Courses Thursdays

Discover Cuban Salsa with Afrodesia Salsa!

We offer courses of 8 weeks where you will learn Cuban salsa and la Rueda de Casino in a friendly group. They will give you the opportunity to learn the essentials of this fun, sociable and energetic dance. Classes are held in a vibrant and friendly environment where you will discover your passion for salsa music & dance and will make you wonder why you didn’t try this before!

You can come to our courses with or without a partner, it really doesn’t matter, as everyone gets paired up nicely and there are regular changes of partner throughout a class.

NEW COURSES STARTING ON:

Beginners Level 1:

  • 24 March 2022 (Thursdays) – CLOSED
  • 26 May 2022 (Thursdays) – FULLY BOOKED LADIES! Spaces for Males and Couples
  • September 2022 (Thursdays) 

Beginners Level 2:

  • 24 March 2022 (Thursdays) – CLOSED
  • 26 May 2022 (Thursdays) – FULLY BOOKED LADIES!
  • September 2022 (Thursdays)

Beginners Level 3:

  • 24 March 2022 (Thursdays) – CLOSED
  • 26 May 2022 (Thursdays) 
  • September 2022 (Thursdays)

Please note that our courses get booked very quick! So if you are interested we would recommend you to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as we work on first come first served basis.

COVID Information (update May 2022):

We have been very cautious since we re-started the classes in September 2021 and always trying to create a safe environment where everyone feels comfortable. Following the government guidelines and the fact that they have recently removed the NHS Covid Pass for Domestic Events, we are now removing this restriction. Therefore, we won’t require the NHS Covid Pass (proof of vaccination or proof of negative test) to attend our classes. 

We encourage you to do regular tests, wash your hands regularly and use the hand-sanitizer provided during the classes. Please stay at home if you feel unwell or test positive, and don’t return to the classes until you get a negative test. 

Levels:

Level 1 – Beginners 1 (6:45 pm – 7:30 pm):

You will learn the basic steps of Cuban Salsa as well as timing and leading & following techniques. This course is designed for those who:

  • have never danced salsa before
  • have done other types of salsa
  • anyone who wants to discover Cuban!

Price of the course: £55

Level 2 – Beginners 2 (7:45 pm – 8:30 pm): 

In this course you will improve your dancing by learning partner work combinations and La Rueda de Casino. This course is designed for those who:

  • have completed the Beginners Level 1 course
  • have danced Cuban Salsa and la Rueda before and want to refresh their knowledge

Price of the course: £55

Level 3 – Beginners 3 (8:45 pm – 9:45 pm): 

This course is a bridge between the Level 2 and Improvers. It will help you learn more interesting partner work combinations, moves for La Rueda de Casino and introduction to body movement. This course is designed for those who:

  • have completed our Beginners Level 2 course
  • have danced Cuban salsa regularly for at least 4 or 6 months

Price of the course: £60

Which course is for me?

Choosing the right level is very important! Being in a class where you are not challenged enough won’t help you to move forward, but being in a class where the level is too high can discourage and stress you. We recommend everyone to contact us before joining the courses so we can help you to choose the right level for you.

How to book your place

We focus in quality rather than quantity, that’s why our courses have limited spaces. Our aim is to create a relax atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable and learns at their own pace. For that reason we made this a small group so we can focus on everyone’s needs and students feel relax. Interested? Book your space here.

All the courses need to be booked in advance. Please note that the spaces are limited & reserved, the prices are not refundable nor transferable.

What you will learn

  • The basic steps, footwork and techniques.
  • Body positioning, so the moves feel comfortable for both men and women.
  • Familiarisation with the musicality and rhythm of the dance.
  • The fundamentals for salsa leading and following.
  • Partner work combinations.
  • The essentials of Rueda de Casino

What you can expect from the class

  • Warm up
  • Footwork, partner work techniques and la Rueda essentials (depending on the week)
  • Small group so you feel comfortable and will receive friendly feedback throughout the class which will allow you to master your learning quicker

What we expect from you

  • Wear whatever you find comfortable to dance in.
  • Willingness to let your hair down and give it a go!

Why you should join the course

  • It’s great way to wind down and have fun!
  • You will learn at a pace and level that suits you.
  • You will learn a style of dance which is fantastic for the mind, great for your body, and will uplift your soul!

I’ve been teaching Cuban Salsa for over fifteen years. I love what I do, and I get huge satisfaction of seeing my students improve and gain in confidence with every class. My personal mission for Afrodesia Salsa is quite simple:  To teach as many people one of the most sensual and feel-good dances on the planet.