Beginners Salsa Classes in London

Our Beginners courses start the first Tuesday of every month (except December)
 
If you would like to join the next progressive Beginners course, you do not need to book online - simply pay by cash on the first night.  You do not need a partner as everyone dances with each other in the class and we change partners frequently during the lesson. 
 
Venue : Navasartian Centre, 223 Northfields Avenue, London, W13 9QU
Time : 7.30 - 8.30pm every Tuesday evening for 4-5 weeks (depending on the number of Tuesdays in the month
Cost: £8 per week. Payment in full (for your entire month's course) is required upon arrival in week 1.
 
**Please note that Beginners are always taught as courses and we cannot accept new students after Week 2 of any monthly course, as lessons are progressive. Payment for a monthly Beginners course is required in FULL in Week 1 via cash (we regret we cannot take credit/debit cards). Please note that because the course is progressive, classes cannot be carried over. Non-refundable.**
 
Next start dates 2017: 1st August (5 week course); 5th Sept (4 week course); 3rd Oct (5 week course); 7th Nov (4 week course)
 
Salsa Classes West London
 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What shoes do i need to wear ?

For ladies: Ideally, shoes with a low heel and a strap across the ankle so that they stay securely on your feet. For both ladies and gents, trainers may be ok for your first few classes but after this we suggest non-marking shoes with a suede or leather sole so that you can pivot well on the wooden floor.

What clothes should I wear ?

Casual and comfortable is perfect! The majority of our Beginners wear jeans and a t-shirt or light top.

How long does the class last ?

The lesson is 1 hour. This includes a couple of minutes fun warm-up, then around 10 minutes of solo dancing to learn steps and weight transfer, then the remaining time is spent learning how to lead and follow in a partner dance, with members of the lesson rotating to meet and dance with their fellow Beginners (rotation is optional, but recommended, as you will learn faster plus meet new friends!)

Do i need to bring a partner ?

No, over half of our Beginners join without a partner. We rotate ladies and gents throughout the lesson, for the benefit of developing your dancing skills and in order to meet your fellow Beginners. We usually have more or less balanced numbers of leaders and followers in the classes.

Where is the venue, what tube/bus can I take ?

The Navasartian Centre is on Northfields Avenue, in West London. We are just 5 minutes from Ealing, Chiswick and Acton. Its a few doors down from Northfields tube (Piccadilly Line, Heathrow branch, a few stops after Hammersmith). There is a bus stop within a few metres of the venue. On-street parking right outside the venue is free after 6.30pm.

What time are the classes ?

The Beginners Course runs 7.30pm-8.30pm every Tuesday, for one month, starting on the first Tuesday of the month.

Where can I go to practice ?

We hold a half-hour practice session especially for our Beginners and Improvers in the same venue, at the end of your class, 8.30pm-9.00pm. When you are more confident you may like to attend one of our Thursday or Saturday Socials

I've done some dancing before, do I need to join the Beginners course ?

This depends on whether your previous salsa or Latin dance experience was in the same style as our classes (crossbody on1). We always recommend in this circumstance that you arrive at 7.20pm to the venue so that we can conduct a short and informal assessment of your dancing, in order to suggest the most appropriate class for you.