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Private Lessons with the Salsa-Tropical Team

What better way of learning Salsa 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.

Whether you are a total newbie to Salsa, 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, the development of your dancing skills will take place gradually and you will always feel comfortable. At the end of your sessions, you will feel happy and not concerned about showing off your Salsa skills in public 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, simply book a place with us.

What you learn

Learning privately on a one-to-one basis brings with it so many advantages when 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, paying attention to your posture, arms, footwork and timing
  • Learn 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

By taking private Salsa lessons, you will save time and 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 with an emphasis on details, precision, enthusiasm, encouragement, repetition and style.

Learn with Maria

When you learn with Maria, our key instructor, dancing Salsa is great fun so you don’t need to be apprehensive or nervous.  She will teach the salsa dance style you choose. Select from: Cuban Salsa, Puerto Rican, LA, New York, London, La Rueda de Cassino, Cha Cha, Bachata, Merengue, La Rueda and Mambo.

So what are you waiting for?  Book your first private lesson now and receive a free kink to an audio-timing compilation album when you finish!



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.

Contact us for more

For 5 hour and 10 hour bookings please check our availability and email us.
We can enter the hours manually to our calendar or we can discuss availability over the phone.

Private Lessons for 1 Person
£65 - £305
  • 1hr - 1.5hr - 2hrs - 2.5hrs - 3hrs or 5 hours
  • Private Lesson with Maria Palmieri - Salsa Tropical Director
Please read complete Terms and Conditions
Private Lessons for Couples
£75 - £355
  • 1hr - 1.5hr - 2hrs - 2.5hrs - 3hrs or 5 hours
  • Private Lesson with Maria Palmieri - Salsa Tropical Director
Please read complete Terms and Conditions
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