In the ladies salsa styling workshop you will learn the fundamentals about:

  • Posture
  • Afro-Cuban Upper Body Isolation
  • Footwork/Shines
  • Music-styling relationship
  • Spin technique
  • Cuban hip motion
  • Feeling the music
  • Elegant arms
  • Sensual Moves
  • Latin flavor




£35 in advance £40 on the door

Limited Spaces


  • March 30th 2019: General level 
  • July 27th 2019: General level
  • October 26th 2019: General level
  • 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Templeton House Studios
33-34 Chiswell Street, London, EC1Y 4SF
6th floor: buzzer: Studio Movement


  • Professional dance studio in Central London with mirrors
  • 1-2 female assistants to provide feedback for your dance
  • Studio with mirrors and free parking available
  • We provide snacks and water for intensive training

The Workshop:

The ladies salsa styling workshops includes:

  • Shines
  • Musicality
  • Body movement
  • Technique

Available levels are Improver, Intermediate and Advanced.
Dance studio with mirrors.



Map to get you there:

Salsa Tropical @ Dance Connection


About Salsa Ladies Styling

Ladies styling and partnering techniques, such as following are fundamental for every salsera who wishes to shine and have personality to her salsa dancing.

Maria explains what you can do to enhance from the basic steps into very complex shines, cross body leads, turns and much more. Explaining, in a simple manner, how to apply attitude to your dancing and improve your posture.

Maria focus on details of head, hands, use of arms, ladies’ timing, spins, hip movement and how to enhance your dance with sensual moves.

She also provides a good, solid foundation and exercises in elemental concepts, such as Latin and contra-body motion, posture, finger placement and how to spot during turns.

And specially teaches how to isolating the various parts of the body which will enhance your style!

For a lady to style and include musicality with a partner while dancing it takes practice & there is no time to prepare.

The Technique:

Spinning Technique is a fundamental technique for followers and leaders in CBL style. So we will practice several types of spins with a partner.

Ladies styling technique consists in developing dance technique to increase self-expression, musicality, feeling, elegance and finesse.

It includes woman shines, leg work, arm work, body movement, spins, body isolations, shoulder shimmies and rolls, and hand styling. The styling can also be inspired by other dances such as Tango, Afro-Cuban, Samba and Flamenco.

Why Salsa Ladies Styling?

  1. Are you confident in following your partner and also adding styling when you can?
  2. Would you like to learn dance tips that will make you more elegant, sensual and graceful?
  3. What do you have to learn to improve recognizing the signs from your leader?
  4. Can you spin well and finish effortlessly?
  5. Would you like to improve your musicality?
  6. How can you make your footwork sharp?
  7. Would you like to take more risks on the dance floor being creative, expressive and spontaneous?

Salsa is enriched by the beautiful complexity and fusion between:

  • Puerto Rican footwork
  • Afro-Cuban Body Movement
  • Brazilian hip movements
  • Flamenco
  • Cali Salsa footwork
  • Tango decoration
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Street Dance

Thank you for a wonderful workshop yesterday! I found it very enjoyable and focused.


Hi Maria,
Firstly thank you once again for the workshop last Sunday.
It was great, and covered exactly the things I’d been wanting to learn! I think it will take a lot of practice though, before I am ready to use those moves outside the dance studio!!

Alison Davey

I am very lucky to have found Maria as my Salsa teacher. I can go to many classes I want but I wouldn’t know how to isolate my body and the true techniques behind Salsa dancing. Her lady styling workshop, which I am specially fond of, is a great opportunity for everyone who wish to learn a sophisticated and elegant style. I love the friendly atmosphere but with discipline. I still have a long way to go but Maria gives me such a motivation to achieve my full potential. I fell constantly challenged.


Excellent workshop.
I decided to go to ladies styling to see if I could enhance my dancing skills by focusing on my individual style and technique. I must say after a few workshops I have started to see significant improvements as well as feeling much more in control and confident in my own style.
Maria is an excellent teacher and really breaks the moves down so that everyone can get them.
There’s never a dull moment and so much to learn


There are two reasons why I keep coming back to the ladies’ styling workshops:
Firstly it is an excellent workout – I always lose some pounds. Secondly and more importantly, improves my styling and dancing in general.
When I first started the workshop I looked like a piece of rusted metal, I wanted to imitate the teacher’s, Maria, movements but my body would not follow my brain’s commands.
At the end of the session I thought it was all too difficult and I hadn’t been able to memorise any of it. However, the next time I danced salsa unexpectedly several guys told me that I had really improved and asked me if I had been practicing a lot!! Obviously I returned to the second ladies styling.
After the 4th workshop my body is no longer “rusted”.
I feel now that my movements are wavier and sexier; furthermore my turns and spins are much better.
I also have quite a lot of fun in that class. Guess what! When I danced again with the guys all of them complimented me on my dancing skills. Great!!..
So I’ll keep coming to the ladies styling whenever there’s one available… ?