Private Lessons with the Salsa-Tropical Team

Now we also offer Zoom lessons

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Lesson booked within less than 24 hours: Please text us on 07528709705 immediately after booking. Book online for private lessons to receive a confirmation email from our platform - If you have not received a confirmation, your booking was not successful. Please download our branded app to view the instructor's availability/calendar ( top of the page) .

What better way of learning Salsa or Bachata than with private lessons?

Because they are specifically tailored to suit you, you can progress at your own pace, learning as much as you like within each session. If you are worried about joining a group and want to boost your confidence or maybe practice a little first, private Salsa lessons are the way to go.

1 Hr Individual Lesson

£85
Private Lessons for 1 Person
Monday-Saturday
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2 Hrs Individual Lesson

£155
Private Lessons for 1 Person
Monday-Saturday
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3 Hrs Individual Lessons

£210
Private Lessons for 1 Person i
Monday-Saturday
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5 Hrs Individual Lessons

£340
Private Lessons for 1 Person
Monday-Saturday
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10 Hrs Individual Lessons

£660
Private Lessons for 1 Person
Monday-Saturday
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1 Hr Couple Lesson

£95
Private Lessons for couple
Monday-Saturday
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2 Hrs Couple Lesson

£175
Private Lessons for couple
Monday-Saturday
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3 Hrs Couple Lessons

£240
Private Lessons for couple
Monday-Saturday
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5 Hrs Couple Lessons

£390
Private Lessons for couple
Monday-Saturday
Please read complete Terms and Conditions

10 Hrs Couple Lessons

£760
Private Lessons for couple
Monday-Saturday
Please read complete Terms and Conditions

Private Lessons Masterclass with Maria & Mike

Give your training a boost by booking with our Senior level Instructors Maria or Mike.

With over 30 years experience teaching the art of dance between them, choosing to take a Masterclass with either Maria or Mike is sure to help you achieve your goals faster.

Having travelled internationally to perform in the likes of New York, Puerto Rico, Colombia and more, you will be learning with leaders of the profession when you choose Private Lesson Masterclass Instructors.

Being exposed to a wide variety of dance techniques with great Masters of Salsa, Mambo and Cha Chat to name a few, Our top tier Instructors now have the ability to pass this experience on to you.

Choose Masterclass Private lessons and begin to Excel in the art of dance!

Whether you are a total newbie to Salsa or Bachata, want to improve your style or feel like you have two left feet, our private Salsa lessons are the perfect solution!   Because we plan your lessons to suit you, your dancing skills will gradually develop, and you will always feel comfortable. At the end of your sessions, you will feel happy and not concerned about publicly showing off your Salsa skills when dancing with others.

Because our classes are situated in the heart of the City of London, we are so easy to get to.  And you don’t necessarily need to be accompanied by a partner, so if you feel like dancing, book a place with us.

What you learn

Learning privately on a one-to-one basis brings many advantages compared to dancing in a group.  Here are just a few of the things that you will learn during your private Salsa lessons in London:

  • Learn the foundation of Salsa or Bachata, paying attention to your posture, arms, footwork and timing
  • Learn the correct technique, not just how to move
  • Find out what makes people look good on the dance floor
  • For the gentlemen, improve your lead
  • For the ladies, improve your following
  • Be shown how to make your dance flow from move to move
  • Improve your music interpretation

Taking private Salsa lessons will save time and help you learn with precision, avoiding picking up bad habits.  You will be learning at your own pace but progressing much faster than when with a group. You will receive full personal attention emphasising details, precision, enthusiasm, encouragement, repetition and style.

Note* When purchasing a package, you can mix and match instructors.

All of Salsa Tropical’s instructors are professional.

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SALSA PHILOSOPHY

“Salsa is meaningless when it 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 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/gentlemen need to Master their leadership skills with precision, clarity, firmness, 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 their partners. Developing technique and control, doing spins/turns, partner work, style, and musicality are fundamental. In other words, salsa dance should be about connecting = dancing with each other, and just flowing (for leader and follower). Dancing, for me, is about feeling and feeling my partner, feeling the Music, being present and having fun! The best joy of Salsa for me is to be playful, sensual, and expressive and connect with the Music and my partner! The Fine Leader interplays with Music+ Moves and Partner. Listening to Music is a must for all. Consistency of training and dancing is essential for one’s development.”

Maria Palmieri

Techniques

 
Technique: Los Angeles style ( Cross-Body Lead), Cuban style ,  Cali style, Puerto Rican Style, New York Style, La Rueda De Casino, Cha-cha-cha, Mambo, Bachata and Merengue.
 

Styling

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.
 

Private Lessons Locations

Private lessons are held in our inbuilt studio at:
 41 Mastmaker Road, London, E14 9XY