Salsa Classes

Get ready to spice up your dance moves with Caramelo Latin Dance’s vibrant salsa classes at the best place to learn salsa in London! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or taking your very first steps onto the dance floor, our inclusive and welcoming environment is perfect for dancers of all levels. Say goodbye to boring workouts and hello to a fun-filled way to stay fit, make friends, and unleash your inner dancer!

Salsa is more than just a dance – it’s a joyful celebration of life and community, it’s the connections you make and the memories you create. Join us and discover the rhythm, passion, and energy of salsa dancing as you learn from our amazing team of experienced instructors. From mastering the basic steps to perfecting intricate footwork, our classes are designed to help you grow and improve while having a blast along the way.

Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of London’s salsa scene. Whether you’re looking to meet new people, unwind after a long day, or simply have a great time, our classes offer the perfect opportunity to connect, laugh, and dance the night away.

So why wait? Join us for salsa classes in London at Caramelo Latin Dance and you’ll be spinning and shimmying your way to dance floor success in no time!

Caramelo Salsa classes cater to dancers at all levels, from Beginner to Advanced. No partner needed! We rotate partners regularly.
All of our classes are taught in a 4 week progressive course format, building content and practice week on week.

All Levels: Beginner, Improver, Intermediate, Advanced
Progressive structured content week by week

Beginners Only
Covers all Salsa foundations in 1 Day

Welcome to your first steps, literally, into Salsa dancing. Whether you have no experience at all or have taken a couple of Salsa classes, this beginner’s course is perfect for you. Taught with patience and encouragement, you will learn the timing & rhythm of Salsa, the core basic steps & turns in Salsa, the foundation of the cross-body in NY-Style Salsa and the basic principles of leading and following in partner dancing. For those who feel they have ‘two left feet’, you will discover that you do have a right foot after all!

Prerequisite: None – no dance experience necessary!
Combine this course with: Bachata, Cha Cha Cha.
At the end of the course your instructor will advise you when you are ready to move up to the next level

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Now that we got you dancing, you will re-cap the basics in Salsa Beginners 1 classes. We will turn our attention to partner-work, focusing on the cross-body lead, right turn and cross-body turn variations with emphasis on creating various basic turn-pattern combinations and adding styling for the followers. Timing and rhythm will be built-up and encouraged. For those who feel they have ‘two left feet’, you will discover that you do have a right foot after all!

Prerequisite: Completion of Salsa Beginners 1 or equivalent experience. Individual evaluations available upon request.
Recommendation: We advise you repeat this level 2 times.
Combine this course with: Bachata, Ladies Styling Improvers, Cha Cha Cha.
At the end of the course your instructor will advise you when you are ready to move up to the next level

Re-capping and expanding upon Salsa Improvers 1, we will re-visit cross-body turns, right turns and introduce you to more advanced variations of the cross-body turn to increase your repertoire of turn-pattern combinations. There will be a focus on spinning, wraps, footwork shines, as well as tips & styling for the follower in partner-work. By now, you will feel assured and confident when hitting the dance floor!

Prerequisite: Mastering of Salsa classes at Improver 1 level or equivalent experience. Individual evaluations available upon request.
Combine this course with: Bachata, Ladies Styling Improvers, Cha Cha Cha.
Recommendation: We advise you repeat this level 4 to 5 times.
At the end of the course your instructor will advise you when you are ready to move up to the next level

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Re-capping and expanding upon Salsa Improvers 2, you will be reminded of the “dos & don’ts” of dance floor etiquette. We will cover intricate travelling-turns and the more advanced technique of ‘open-breaks’. We’ll also introduce you to double spins and incorporate multiple spins into partner-work combinations. Good leading and following techniques in partner-work are worked upon, with following and styling tips incorporated into every new turn-pattern combination. Precision in technique, footwork, posture and balance will be encouraged.

Prerequisite: Mastering of Salsa Improvers 2 or equivalent experience. Individual evaluations available upon request.
Combine this course with: Bachata, Ladies Styling Improvers, Cha Cha Cha.
Recommendation: We advise you repeat this level 6 to 8 times.
At the end of the course your instructor will advise you when you are ready to move up to the next level

Re-capping and expanding upon Salsa Intermediate 1, we will teach you how to build your own turn patterns using good technique, involving a light lead, clear signalling, speed and timing, as well using all 8 counts in footwork and partner-work. Followers will learn to respond quickly to more advanced techniques so as to remain light, mastering double spins, improving good posture and adding ladies arm-styling. By this stage, whether you are a leader or follower, you will be confident to dance with a variety of dancers!

Prerequisite: Mastering of Salsa Intermediate 1 or equivalent experience. Individual evaluations available upon request.
Combine this course with: Cha Cha Cha, Men’s Styling, Ladies Styling, Bachata, Mambo on2.
Recommendation: We advise you repeat this level 6 to 8 times.
At the end of the course your instructor will advise you when you are ready to move up to the next level

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With all the techniques under your belt, in our weekly advanced classes we will encourage you to include elements such as musicality, body movement isolations, spinning variations, improvisation in partner-work and footwork. This level is tailored for you to master all the techniques needed to be considered “advanced”, such as syncopations, multiple-turns and intricate leading & following techniques and turn-patterns. We will also encourage you to create and improvise your own patterns and footwork. A high level of creative turn-pattern combinations, technique & speed, multiple spinning, arm-styling and partner connection will help you dance with confidence with an array of dancers, whether at your local salsa club or at salsa festivals in the world. All topped off with the most important aspect of this social dance… a smile!

Prerequisite: Mastering of Salsa Intermediate 3 classes or equivalent experience. This level has a compulsory evaluation to enter. Evaluations available upon request.
Combine this course with: Cha Cha Cha, Men’s Styling, Ladies Styling, Bachata, Mambo on2.
Recommendation: We advise you do this level 6 to 8 times.

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