I M P O R T A N T

ANNOUNCEMENT!


 

Salsa-Tropical's last Friday class will be on July 28, 2017.  Starting 31st July, our Friday classes will be replaced by a Monday schedule.  Please check our Monday Classes page for more details.  Thank you!

Salsa Tropical Latin Dance School

We provide you with Salsa Classes and Social Club in Central London.

  • 2 Experienced Instructors for each lesson: A Male & Female
  • Spacious Hall with Dance Floor with capacity of 100 people
  • Venue in Central London
  • Social Dancing after the class
  • You can mix & match classes and attend any of our weekly Salsa classes if you purchase a Course
  • All levels are welcome: We offer 5 levels for Salsa 
  • You do not need a partner
  • Have fun!
  • You can start at anytime

 

What to expect from your Salsa classes:

  • Foundation for both Salsa
  • Fundamentals of Salsa 
  • Technique of Lead-Follow for Ladies and Gentleman
  • Shines or footwork
  • Spinning Technique
  • Ladies and Men’s styling
  • Skills and Drills
  • Cross-Body Style Salsa

Get a discount when you book a Course or two

Free Taster Lesson for BEGINNERS

 

 

VENUE:

1st Floor Cafe,
Saw Swee Hock Centre
1 Sheffield Street
London, WC2A 2AP

Note: Three Tuns Bar is at the ground floor of Saw Swee Hock Building.  The LSE Student Union shop is across.

Reference point: Peacock Theatre is on Portugal Street, pass it turn left and you will be at 1 Sheffield Street

 

TIME:

  • 19:00 – 20:00 – Salsa for Absolute Beginners & Improvers 1
  • 19:00 – 20:00 – Salsa Footwork and Styling for Improver. Intermediate/Advanced
  • 20:00 – 21:00 – Salsa for Beginners 2, Intermediate/Advanced
  • 21:00 – 22:00 – Social Dancing & Club

LEVELS

This Salsa Course is geared for students who are learning the basic step, rhythm, and timing. You get an introduction to Salsa steps and simple partner-work. It’s a lot of FUN!
You should have completed at least 4 Weeks x 1 hour classes to attend this Course.The series focuses on the fundamentals of salsa: basics, patterns, footwork, turns and technique, which includes proper posture, balance, and upper/lower body coordination. This lays the groundwork for a solid foundation in salsa.  We will focus mainly on fundamentals of partner work. All advanced moves are an extension of the basic. If a student lacks fundamentals he will just learn more and more combinations technically incorrectly and will not progress as a dancer. Therefore, this is the most important class for anyone wishing to learn Salsa. Mastery of the basics will give you the skills and confidence needed to develop into a good dancer. Believe me; it will change your life.
We advised this level after 2- 3 months of classes of 1 hour per week at least. This Course is geared to students with a solid, comprehensive foundation in the basics (balance, posture, upper/lower body coordination, weight transfer, cross-body lead). You will learn lead-follow techniques, transitions and space management to moderate music. If you already have a solid understanding of the basic then you are ready for this class. We will teach you skills necessary to apply on Intermediate and Advanced level class such as essential skills and drills.
This quality training programme is for students with a well developed foundation in Salsa who are willing to learn more complex patterns and techniques and emphasis on styling for Ladies and Gents. If you are ready to take the next step, this course is for you!
Complex patterns with styling for those who already mastered most techniques.  Requirement is approximately 2 years of training.

MAP:

The Weston Studio

HOW TO GET THERE:

By Tube
  • Holborn (Piccadilly and Central lines) – on the corner of Kingsway and High Holborn. Approximately a five-minute walk away.
  • Temple (District and Circle lines) – on the Embankment at the bottom of Arundel Street. Approximately a five-minute walk away.
  • Charing Cross (Jubilee, Northern and Bakerloo lines) – on the Strand at the Trafalgar Square end. Approximately a 10-minute walk away.
(Source from: https://sawsweehockcentre.com/contact-us/)
By Train
  • Waterloo – other side of the River from the Strand over Waterloo Bridge. Approximately 10–15-minute walk away. Trains to and from the south coast and the south west of England.
  • Charing Cross – on the Strand at the Trafalgar Square end. Approximately a 10-minute walk away. Trains mainly to south east London and into Kent.
  • Blackfriars – on the Embankment near Blackfriars Bridge. Approximately 10–15 minute walk away. Trains mainly to south London and south east England, but also the First Capital Connect line through north London.
  • St Pancras International – on Euston Road, close to King’s Cross mainline station. Take the Piccadilly Line from King’s Cross to Holborn, from where it is a five-minute walk away (see direction from Holborn above). Serves the Eurostar and trains to the Midlands.

(Source from: https://sawsweehockcentre.com/contact-us/)

By Bus
  • Buses that stop on or near Aldwych are:Numbers: 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, X68, 76, 77a, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341 and 521.

(Source from: https://sawsweehockcentre.com/contact-us/)

By Car
  • The Saw Swee Hock Centre is located within London’s congestion charging zone – see Transport for London for details on how to pay.
  • There are only a few parking meters near the Saw Swee Hock Centre, mainly near Lincoln’s Inn Fields. The closest NCP parking is on Parker Street, off Drury Lane.(Source from: https://sawsweehockcentre.com/contact-us/)
By Bike
  • There are two Santander Cycle Hire docking stations close to the Saw Swee Hock Centre: one on Houghton Street and the other on Portugal Street. For more information about these, please see the TFL website(Source from: https://sawsweehockcentre.com/contact-us/)

PRICES & REGISTRATION

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SALSA for COMPLETE BEGINNERS

Enjoy our on-going 4-Hour Salsa Course for Complete Beginners.

Save £13 compared to purchasing individual lessons

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Party & Learn Salsa Every Friday Night!

If you are looking for the best salsa class and salsa lessons in London, then you are in the right place. Our salsa studio is well known across London for the best salsa lessons. Our experienced dance lesson tutors have years of experience in the dancing field and are sure to guide you through learning salsa from a basic level to a professional level.

A typical Friday Salsa London dance lesson features two experienced instructors, both male, and female. Our spacious dance studio is able to accommodate a large number of students, therefore, you need not worry about overcrowding. Our central location makes it easy for students to get to us.

LEVELS:

  1. Absolute Beginners

Absolute beginners aim to help people who are new to the salsa class. The lesson aims to help beginners learn basic steps. Moreover, you get to learn rhythm and timing which are essential if you are going to master salsa. At our salsa studio, we offer detailed guidance and instruction on how to do a particular move. We do not just rush over the salsa lesson. Our student’s interest always comes first. We will teach you simple partner-work and salsa steps.

  1. Beginners Advanced

Beginners advanced focuses mainly on the fundamentals of salsa. These are basics, patterns, footwork, techniques and turns, but mainly focusing on patterns. With such skills, we believe a student is laying a firm foundation in our dance lessons and salsa in general.

  1. Improvers

Improvers are basically students with 2-3 months of solid salsa skills. We recommend having at least 1 hour of salsa lessons per week. In this level, we establish an inclusive foundation in balance, posture, upper/lower body coordination, cross-body lead and weight transfer.

  1. Intermediate

If you are in the intermediate class, then you are on your way to becoming an advanced salsa dancer. Salsa lessons in this category focus on more complex patterns and techniques. In these salsa classes, emphasis on styling for gents and ladies is also a point of approach. Our detailed dance lessons cover these pretty well.

  1. Advanced

If you have managed to get to the advanced level of salsa lessons, then you stand a chance at competing against the best of the best. Our salsa studio requires at least 2 years of training to comprehensively complete the advanced level. After that, you are a true salsa professional.