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Welcome to Alchemy Dance

Company & Academy


Through Dance

Welcome to Alchemy Dance Company & Academy

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

We believe that dance has the power to transform lives. Our mission is to provide our students with a comprehensive salsa dance education that emphasises technique as well as fun. We are proud to offer a welcoming community where dancers of all levels and backgrounds can come together to explore their love of dance. Our experienced instructors are passionate about teaching and are committed to helping each student achieve their dance goals. Come join us and discover the transformative power of dance!

We offer a complete spectrum of dance services;

Alchemy Dance Academy is the UK premier salsa dance school. Established in 2005, we have venues in various locations in Hampshire - weekly classes and parties in Basingstoke and Winchester. We specialise in New York style Salsa On2 aka Mambo, with students travelling from far and wide for our classes.




Got 2 left feet? We'll put one right!

Our beginners salsa courses are designed to get you dancing. No experience necessary! In person & online


to Salsa On2

Workshops & Online Courses designed for On1 salsa dancers to learn to dance On2

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.


Most 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 have beginners taster classes at our party nights.

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