I M P O R T A N T !

 

The Venue is closed during the following bank holidays:

 

April:  2nd and 4th (Monday & Wednesday)

May:  7th and 28th (both Mondays)

 

To those who are enrolled to a course during this holidays,

we will extend your courses to another week in April

and/or another week in May.

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

  • 2 Experienced Instructors for each lesson: A Male & Female
  • Spacious Dance Floor with capacity of 100 people
  • Venue in Central London
  • FREE 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
  • You do not need a partner
  • Have fun!
  • You can start at anytime

What to expect from your Salsa course:

  • Foundation
  • 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

We provide a plastic membership card to all registered students.  Students should keep this card as we only provide one student number and barcode for each student even on renewal of their courses.

COURSE FEES

COURSEFEESTERMBOOKING
4-Hour£381 MonthBook Now
8-Hour£601 MonthBook Now
12-Hour£772 MonthsBook Now
16-Hour£872 MonthsBook Now
Class Pass (Unlimited)£60/month or
£160 one-off payment for 3 months
Minimum of 3 monthsBook Now
Pay-As-You-Go / 1 Hour£12Valid for use within 6 monthsBook Now
Pay-As-You-Go / 2 Hours Back to Back£20Valid for use within 6 monthsBook Now
See our other PACKAGESSince we apply different terms to different course packages, Please check our full Terms and Conditions for Course.

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

 

MONDAY SCHEDULE

TIMEMONDAY
18:30-19:00Taster Class
19:00-20:00BeginnersImprovers 1Intermediate
20:00-21:00Beginners 2Improvers 2Footwork
21:00 – 22:00Social Dancing & Club

MONDAY SCHEDULE

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!

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/)

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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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Last year, when I first stepped into a class at Salsa Tropical I didn’t know a pattern in the dance and I didn’t have the right shoes. Face to face, partnered with a stranger, I quickly learned that if I had any hope of coordinating how I heard the beat, correctly interpreted my partner’s lead and skillfully executed a move I had to stay present, plus connect to and trust myself, my partner, the music and the dance. In a jumble of missteps, apologies and the sinking sensation that I was irretrievably clumsythere was, however, a positive outcome: Some part of me loved and yearned and wanted more of the training to focus, the challenge to achieve and the glorious, joyful freedom that dance promised. At last, I’d found a passion that lured my mind away from the past by promising something that felt wonderful in the present.Slowly, through hours of classes and practice with the wonderful teachers at Salsa Tropical my dancing improved and I also started feeling more confident and relaxed.On my 10-month anniversary of joining the school, I would like to say to everyone at Salsa Tropical, how grateful I am for their patience and perseverance. Thank you for helping me to find and sustain a life-affirming connection to joy in the present. That connection—to life, myself, purpose and passion—helped me renegotiate a vision of myself.read more
Marta Chmielowska
19:27 24 Apr 18
Enjoyable and relaxing place for socialising. Great for having fun! The lessons are well structured aimed to provide growth step by step. The instructors are giving deep explanations in details.read more
Emil Genov
12:18 05 Apr 18
It was real pleasure to attend 3 months salsa class. Maria is very nice lady and friendly teacher. She really cares about you. Mike Anthony is really a Salsa Master. In 3 months nothing has been repeated. They were very generous in terms of new stuff. They left their signatures on my salsa dancing. I am really appreciated for their efforts and friendly manners. A recommendable Salsa Spot in London.read more
Oguz Alpinar
16:10 04 Apr 18
lovely, comfortable and friendly atmosphere, I was made to feel very welcome by Maria since the first day. Maria and her group of teachers are just awesome and passionate nothing seemed to much effort, every lesson are blast, communication so clear, they are so meticulous and Maria support you for every single explanation.Every month they organize a workshop great moment while you can learn faster and quickly and monthly party night is a huge moment while we dance uninterruptedly for almost 4 hoursMonday and wednesday are mandatory, booked its salsa lesson!!!Best Salsa Class FACT!read more
Luca
18:49 03 Apr 18
i spent three great months in these school and i can say, without any doubt, that salsatropical is one of the best salsa school in London. Maria, Mike and all the others teachers are really friendly and professional. They know all the different salsa style (Cuban, New York and L.A.) and teach in so nice and fun way. Maria also organize great workshop during the weekend for all the dance levels to improve the dance skill. Maria is so lovely and patient teacher, and Mike is so fun, professional and scrupulous to details. I had a great fun and I learnt a lot from them. It is definitely enjoyable. No pressure, fun, and good music! I also met a lot of nice people there and I have been so sad when i had to leave. Thanks Maria, Mike and all the others teachers for what you gave me and for the great time together.read more
Alfredo Ronca
14:31 29 Mar 18
Fantastic place to learn salsa. I started about 9 months ago at almost bigger level and now people I dance with think I've been doing it for years! The teachers have such great energy, always positive and upbeat, exactly what I need after a long days work! Would 100% recommendread more
Adeleke Abolade
23:30 14 Mar 18
Maria and Mike came my 40th birthday party and they really made my night! I was really nervous beforehand but Maria gave lots of reassurance over the phone and it was obvious they knew what they were doing. Maria and Mike arrived early to set up and get a feel for the party. There were about 80 guests all in a slightly raucous party mood and I thought they would never get everyone to join in. But amazingly they managed to get all the guests into couples and do a lesson and everyone loved it! They wow-ed us all with their performance beforehand, and after the lesson they danced with anyone and everyone who wanted to dance- whatever the level, and however much their toes got trampled on. They totally got into the party spirit, mojitos and all, and they stayed even after the booking time (probably because some of the more enthusiastic women would not let Mike go!!). They were really fantastic and absolutely made the party. Everyone has been talking about them since. I can't thank Maria, Mike and Salsa Tropical enough- extremely professional and slick but so much fun too! what a birthday!read more
Clarinda Still
15:35 12 Mar 18
We decided to perform Salsa at our wedding and Maria was absolutely fantastic. She really helped us relax and choreographed a wonderful routine for us. on the night we'd also arranged for salsa dancing and teaching and everyone got up and joined in. super memorable night and would definitely recommend for anyone wanting to learn.read more
Xin Jin
09:44 08 Mar 18
Organised for a friends birthday - really fun, with the instructor getting everyone involved. Would recommend to anyone organising a birthday for large group.read more
Harjit Lalli
16:22 08 Dec 17
What a wonderful company. Thank you so much Maria for teaching me everything I need to know for teaching my own classes. I am loving it.read more
Nadine Abbey
16:33 07 Nov 17
These are the best classes in London! Maria and her team are an inspiration. Just back from a fantastic class and looking forward to the next one at Coram's field, Russell Square on Tuesday.read more
Emmy Osman
2016-08-25T19:50:36+0000
Salsa Tropical is definitely a 5-Star Salsa school. They're really focussed on technique rather just on fancy moves. When the technique is right, you definitely look good on the dance floor! Highly recommended for serious Salsa students.read more
Sydders Tucker
2016-06-11T11:37:07+0000
Hey Dance Lovers! i would like to grab the opportunity here to tell you about my experience I gained @ Salsa Tropical in the past couple of months ! I am a competitive Latin / Ballroom dancer, with couple of years experience so I have a good insight into dancing and I must say if you are into learning Salsa then look no further! Maria is a great, lovely, professional, bubbly Dance Instructor with plenty of years behind her back and is dedicated and passionate about people and dancing! I am proud to be part of the teacher team as well now as a newbie teacher which is hell lot of fun! Both the Teacher Training and the Group classes are so much fun, laughter, happiness with great vibe and people and of course Salsa steps and techniques taught by highly experienced instructors like Maria!I could write plenty of pages how great Salsa Tropical is but you have to experience it yourself, I promise you won't regret it : ) Classes running on wednesdays, fridays and saturdays you have plenty of options! Don't hesitate, just do it!!! : )See you in class,Adamread more
Sziráki Pixx Ádám
2015-04-30T17:46:42+0000
I started having salsa lessons 2 years ago at the Bishopsgate Institute where I enrolled on a 6 week course. I did not have high expectations at the beginning but wanted to improve my fitness level and have fun during the lunch hour and this is where I met Maria my teacher. Maria made the class and experience so much fun that I am now addicted to dancing even though I have 2 left feet and now dance at least twice a week under her guidance. She is a very talented dancer with a lovely personality I would highly recommend her lessons to anyone.

Belinda King

Maria’s teacher training package was absolutely first class — it was extremely thorough, informative and very detailed. She is an excellent teacher — very knowledgeable, experienced and great fun to work with. She is patient, creative and flexible and I really enjoyed myself. The DVDs and written notes included in the package are brilliant as well. All in all its a wonderful teacher training programme that I recommend to anyone.

Tarushka Panjwani

Interested in learning salsa?

We are here to extend a helping hand. At Salsa Tropical, we take pride in having state-of-the-art venue and competent instructors, making it easy for you to learn the fundamentals. With our Wednesday salsa London, you will master the basic moves and sooner, you will gain mastery. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, our salsa lesson will surely prove to be handy. It is not only a learning experience but a social experience as well. You get to meet other people through our salsa class while having a lot of fun!

Benefits of Salsa

Thinking of reasons to enrol in our salsa class? Here are some of the benefits of salsa, which can convince you to give it a try:

  • Improves Health: Salsa dancing has many health benefits, which include better bone health, improved flexibility, lower cholesterol, improved balance, and weight loss, among others.
  • Strengthens Social Skills: Through our dance lesson, you will meet other people, which is an excellent way to meet other people and socialise. It is one of the best ways to make new friends.
  • Enhances your Mood: Salsa is an upbeat activity, and you listen to good music, which can also be beneficial in terms of altering your mood. It is sure to be a great way to perk you up, making it an excellent way to distress.
  • Builds Self-Esteem: If you have low elf-confidence, trying salsa dancing can help to have it restored. It will make you feel good about yourself.

The following are some of the things that you can expect when you enrol for a dance lesson at Salsa Tropical:

  • Experienced Instructors: We take pride in the quality of our salsa class. This is made possible by having competent instructors who have extensive experience in their field. They will make things a lot easier for you.
  • All-Rounded Approach: In every salsa lesson, you will be able to learn a variety of techniques that will be instrumental in improving your skills. From spinning to footwork, you will gain fundamental and advance knowledge.
  • Customised Lessons: Our lessons will be tailor-fitted based on your skill or level. They are divided into four: Absolute Beginners, Beginners-Advanced, Improvers, and Intermediate/Advanced.
  • Friendly and Fun Environment: You will surely never feel intimidated with every class. We try to make each lesson as friendly as possible. We have a friendly approach to make learning a lot easier and never boring!

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