Private Lessons

Advantages Of Private Salsa Lessons

You do not need a partner for private salsa lessons in the heart of the City of London with Salsa-tropical

  1. Learning much more from a private lesson compared with an over-crowded group lessons
  2. Salsa Beginners: Learn good foundations from the start and receive full attention to your posture, arms, footwork, timing and musicality
  3. Learn proper technique, not just the moves
  4. Learn what makes other people “look good” on the dance floor
  5. Gentleman: Improve your lead
  6. Ladies: Improve your following
  7. Ladies & Gents: Learn how to make your dance flow from move to move
  8. Improve your music interpretation
  9. Save time and learn with precision and details
  10. Learn at your own speed and learn faster then group lessons
  11. Receive personalized attention with emphasis on details, precision, enthusiasm, encouragement, repetition and style.
  12. Receive a free audio CD when you book your first private lesson.

Maria teaches with these principles in mind and it becomes fun and human!


Q. Can I progress faster in less time?
A. Private lesson or 1-1 or 1-2 enables you to progress faster and mistakes to be remedied far more rapidly than in a group lesson.

Q. Can I get rid of bad habits?
A.  We can often spot mistakes within moments of dancing with you or seeing you dance, however long you have been dancing.

Q. Which Salsa style do I learn?
A. I will teach the salsa dance style you choose: Cuban Salsa, Puerto Rican, LA, New York, London, La Rueda de Cassino, Cha Cha, Bachata, Merengue, La Rueda and Mambo.

Salsa Techniques


Techniques involving cross body lead, spins, Cuban style and La Rueda De Casino. Cha-cha-cha, Mambo, Bachata and Merengue.


Focus is on a good alignment with emphasis on expression of arms, hands. Movement of the head in coordination with the salsa rhythm. Understanding of musical interpretation. Sharp, dynamic and precise footwork and shines. Body Isolation is explored with the Cuban approach.

Lead Techniques

Emphasis on timing of the lead. Set up for ladies spins and details of the correct hand hold. How to provide clear, firm and gentle signals for the ladies.

Follow Techniques

Preparation to respond correctly for the applicable signals from the leader. All essential footwork and posture for spins – singles, triples and doubles.


20 Oct  - 1- Day intensive Workshop Salsa Course @ 4th Floor Studio Movement
Classes: 14:00 - 17:00 - Beginners and Improvers

27 Oct  - Ladies Styling @ 6th Floor Studio Movement
Classes: 14:00 - 17:00 - General Level

17 Nov  - 1- Day intensive Workshop Salsa Course @ 4th Floor Studio Movement
Classes: 14:00 - 17:00 - Beginners and Improvers

08 Dec  - Salsa-Tropical Xmas Party @ Unity Hall
Group lessons: 19:00 - 20:00   Social Dancing: 20:00 - 23:00



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We offer discounts for bulk booking of 5 & 10 Hours. 

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Salsa is meaningless when it just becomes a sequence of moves to lead and follow. The social aspect only flourishes when the dancers, leader and follower, are sensitive or present with each other and the music and it will flow as one. Music+ dance+ 2 people as 1. Leaders need to Practice and Practice and Practice!! That is the only way to improve. Leaders/gentleman need to Master your Skill of Leading with precision, clarity, firm, control and ease! It is necessary lots of work/practice to become a fine leader. Followers/ladies need to Practice and Practice and listen to your partner. It is fundamental to develop technique, control, to be able to do spins/turns, partner work, style and musicality. In other words salsa dance should be about connecting = dancing with each other and just flow (for leader and follower). Dancing for me is about feeling. Feeling my partner, feeling the music, being present and having Fun! The best joy of Salsa for me, is to be able to be playfully, sensual, expressive and connect with the music and my partner! The Fine Leader interplays with Music+ Moves and Partner. Listening to the Music is a must for all. Consistency of training and dancing is essential for one’s development.

Maria Palmeri

Small group classes up to 6 people

Sessions focus on timing, rhythm and understanding of partner work. Choreography for special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, parties etc is available. Taught in a proper dance studio with mirrors to check for correct posture and technique. Please email me with any further queries.


61 Wilmot Street, London, E2 0BT, UK.

Salsa Tropical