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Salsa in Basingstoke

Academy News

Alchemy Dance Academy is one of the UK's premier salsa dance schools, established in 2005. Our Basingstoke branch is now in its 14th year.

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.

Those who have some prior salsa experience can expect the highest standard of teaching to take your dancing to the next level. All our salsa classes are taught On2, so if you are an On1 dancer wishing to join us, please read this before attending our classes.

Why learn salsa with us? 

Directors Marchant & Davina Birch are one of the UK salsa scene's finest teaching and performing couples. They are internationally recognised and represent the UK globally. Awards include Best UK Dance Act and Lifetime Achievement Awards for contribution to salsa teaching. Both formally trained dancers, Marchant and Davina have a lifetime of experience in dance, and decades of teaching experience between them. They have trained with many of the pioneers of New York salsa and Afro dance, and are committed to their on-going dance development.


All teachers at Alchemy are trained by Marchant & Davina, so you are in the very best of salsa 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. While paying close attention to good technique to help you build skills to get out on the dance floor, there is always a relaxed and fun atmosphere at Alchemy.



Beginners Course

Level 2 Salsa On2


Body Movement


Level 3 Salsa On2

Level 4/5 Salsa On2



Social/practice dance session (all levels)


Beginners course: £40 per individual, £60 per couple. Info

Drop-in classes:

£10 - 1 class

£5 - 2nd class on the same evening

£4 - social only

Discounts available with Alchemy Membership


Oakridge Hall 4 All, Forsythia Walk, Basingstoke, RG21 5RG


Free on-street parking.

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