Welcome to Alchemy Dance

Company & Academy


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Welcome to Alchemy Dance Company & Academy

We are a UK based professional dance company & academy, specialising in Salsa/Mambo & Afro Latin Jazz.

We offer a complete spectrum of dance services - performances, workshops, regular weekly classes, special workshopsprivate lessonsinstructional DVDs. So whatever your interest, we have something for you!

Alchemy Dance Academy is one of the UK's premier salsa academies. Established in 2005, we have two Hampshire branches in Winchester and Basingstoke - within 20 minutes of each other making it easy for students to dance multiple nights during the week. We are also the UK's largest salsa school specialising in New York style Salsa On2 aka Mambo, with students travelling from far and wide for our classes. We have a weekly salsa social on Thursday evenings in Basingstoke.

Directors Marchant & Davina Birch are one of the UK salsa scene's finest teaching and performing couples. Both trained dancers, they have a lifetime of experience in dance and decades of teaching experience between them. All teachers at Alchemy have been trained by Marchant & Davina, so you are in the very best of dance hands.


All level classes have two teachers, so leaders and followers alike will be given the information and guidance required to be the best dancer you can be. You can expect the highest standard of teaching with a comprehensive and structured syllabus to keep your dancing progressing from absolute beginners to advanced.

If you are new to salsa we have a friendly, fun & social atmosphere at our classes to help you relax and enjoy your first salsa steps on our Beginners courses. Visit our beginners page for more info. If you would like to try a before signing up to a course, we occasionally have a beginners taster class at our party nights.


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