Monday & Wednesday Salsa

Salsa Monday & Weds

Saw Swee Hock Centre
1 Sheffield St
London WC2A 2AP

Salsa Partnerwork & Styling

Mondays & Wednesdays
18:30-19:00 - Salsa Taster Class
19:00-20:00 - Beginners 1 , Improvers 1 and Intermediate
20:00-21:00 - Beginners 2 , Improvers 2 and Advanced
21:00-22:00- Social Dancing

Salsa Dance Classes

Book online & Register/Sign in prior to your lesson

  • 2 Experienced Instructors for each lesson: male and female
  • Cross Body Style.
  • Great music & friendly atmosphere.
  • All levels are welcome: We offer 6 levels.
  • You do not need a partner.
  • You can start at any time.
  • Have fun!

Salsa: Cross Body Style

At Salsatropical, we teach Cross Body Style. Cross Body is danced on linear movements, i.e. dance in a line. The most important part of Cross Body is what is referred to as the “cross-body lead”, with the participants dancing face-to-face with each other. At a point, the male dancer (the lead) will turn first, and the female dancer will turn later after she has passed the male dancer, hence the “cross-body lead” name.

Salsa Class Levels and Structure

All new attendees should be evaluated before the classes to participate at the correct level! The suggestion below is for students training with Salsatropical®. 

Level 1 – Beginners

From 1 – 2 Months of Training

This Level is geared toward students learning the basic step, rhythm, and timing. You get an introduction to Salsa steps and simple partner work. It’s a lot of FUN!

Level 2 – Beginners 2

From 1-3 Months of Training

This Level is geared toward students who have already learned the basic steps as absolute beginner students. This is a continuation from the absolute beginners level. The focus is mainly on partner work.

Level 3 – Improvers 1

From 3 – 6 Months of Training


You should have completed at least 12-16 hours to attend this Level. 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 the 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. Mastering the basics will give you the skills and confidence needed to become a good dancer. Believe me; it will change your life.

Level 4 –  Improvers 2

From 6 Months of Experience

This level focuses on more complex partner work techniques. It prepares you for the Intermediate level.

Level 5 – Intermediate

From 10 Months of Experience

We advise this level after 6-8 months of classes of 1 hour per week at least. This is geared towards 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. You are ready for this class if you already have a solid understanding of the basics. We will teach you skills necessary to apply in Intermediate and Advanced level classes, such as essential skills and drills.

Level 6 – Advanced

From One Year Dancing Onwards

This quality training programme is for students with a well-developed foundation in Salsa. They are willing to learn more complex patterns and techniques and emphasise styling for Ladies and Gents. This Level is for you if you are ready to take the next step.