Salsa & Bachata

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Latin rhythms, live atmosphere, and lots of smiles – that’s what you’ll see on a typical Salsa night dance party in Bellevue! Salsa was brought to the US from Cuba by US soldiers in 1960’s and 1970’s. Salsa music and dance then evolved in New York City and hit the rest of the country with enormous success. Nowadays, salsa is one of the most popular social partner dances in the world, attracting everyone with its energetic Latin music, as well as it’s fun and sexy dance moves!
The benefits of salsa dancing are numerous, but to name a few:

  • Meet new people
  • Get in shape
  • Spark or renew a romance
  • Dance at Salsa clubs, cruises, weddings, on holidays and private parties
If you are a beginner, we recommend you to start with the Level 1 - Absolute Beginner Salsa or Bachata series. The series include 4 classes once per week and 2 practice socials (on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month). This is a great start to learning the moves that you’ll find people dancing at a typical salsa night club.
No, you don’t need a partner. We often rotate students (optional for couples). We also invite our volunteers, who come to help by dancing with students without a partner. Having an ongoing dance partner is not guaranteed, but we do our best to make sure everyone has plenty of chances to dance and learn.
If you are not sure what level to take, we offer a complimentary evaluation! You can meet with an instructor for 10 minutes and get assessed on your knowledge of salsa or bachata steps. The instructor would then suggest what level he or she believes you are ready for. Evaluation for salsa or bachata takes place during our Salsa Dance Party (every 1st Friday) or during the Practice Social (every 2nd and 4th Wednesday).

Various schools cover various materials, so you can’t go wrong by choosing Level 1. Surely, you won’t be bored during the class!

  • Our 55-minute Group Classes give you a chance to learn various Latin dances in a friendly environment where you will have plenty of time to practice your steps before hitting the dance floor.
  • Each month, we start a new Series that consists of four classes over a four-week period. The classes are held at the same time each week, with the same instructor. You may join a Series during the first and second week of classes only.
  • Group Classes are identified by 3 levels, where Level 1 is for students that are new to salsa.
  • Level 1 – Absolute Beginner
  • Level 1-2 – Beginner/Intermediate
  • Level 2-3 - Intermediate /Advanced

In Levels 1 we teach using a specific syllabus of steps. You will need to be able to demonstrate the steps in Level 1 before moving on to Level 1-2.
If you would like to join Level 1-2 or higher right from the start - you certainly can! Just come for our complimentary 10 min evaluation. You can meet with an instructor for 10 minutes and get assessed on your knowledge of salsa or bachata steps. The instructor would then suggest what level he or she believes you are ready for. Evaluation for salsa or bachata takes place during our Salsa Dance Party (every 1st Friday) or during the Practice Social (every 2nd and 4th Wednesday).

Students can learn from group classes, but private lessons are invaluable when it comes to learning correctly from the start, avoiding mistakes, and preventing bad habits that may form and would be very hard to correct later on. We recommend taking Private lessons along with group classes at least once per month.

Private lessons are also a great choice for those who can't commit to the schedule of group classes due to travel, work or life-style.

We offer 50 min dance lessons for all levels of dancers. Whether you are single, or learning to dance as a couple, you will receive personal attention to your individual needs; consequently making more rapid progress. Lessons will advance at your own pace and comfort level. You will soon be able to move confidently, feel comfortable dancing, and truly enjoy it. The more time you can invest in your dancing, the better dancer you will become!

Visit Private Lessons page for more information.

Absolutely. Come and bring your friends to our monthly Salsa Dance Party - 1st Friday of each month! We offer a complimentary group class right before the dancing starts, so everyone is ready to have fun and move. Various types of Latin music is played during the night so that you can practice all the dances that you've been learning with us. Spend a wonderful evening socializing and dancing on the Eastside Seattle without crossing the bridge. See our Dance Socials Schedule on the right column for up to date schedule.