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, online classes,  regular weekly classes, special workshopsprivate lessons. So whatever your interest, we have something for you.

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

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 occasionally have a beginners taster class at our party nights.