Salsa For Beginners
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Salsa is a fun, social activity and great exercise. You do not need any previous dance experience as we have a complete beginners course which will give you the absolute best foundations in learning salsa. As salsa is a social dance it is standard to rotate partners in all classes, so whether you come on your own, with a partner or with friends, everyone gets to dance.
Your course fee includes a 1 hour class per week.
In our beginners course you will be taken through all the basic fundamentals of dancing salsa including the basic salsa rhythm, the basic steps and footwork, and foundation partnerwork. Most importantly you will learn how to lead/follow so you can get going on the dancefloor.
We encourage students on the Beginners courses to join our social dance session on Thursdays (although this is entirely optional). The practice/social dancing sessions give you opportunity to practice what you've learnt, which really helps to accelerate your learning. If you prefer you can just watch and socialise! Teachers are available during practice sessions to help and answer questions. Everyone at Alchemy is very friendly and willing to practice with people from all levels (we were all beginners once!)
Before your course starts, you are welcome to come and visit. You will get a good feel for the style we dance by watching the classes and social dancing. There are always staff available to meet you and answer any questions you may have.
A full timetable of each evening can be found on our Class Timetable page.
If your chosen course is sold out, please send us a message below to join cancellation list, stating which course you would like to attend.
For the address, maps & parking info for each venue, visit the Find Us page.
This is a video clip of dancing at a social night at our Basingstoke branch. You can see dancers of all abilities enjoying themselves!
Please note all classes & courses at Alchemy Dance Academy are for adults age 18+
*Couple discount applies to a man & woman or 'leader' & 'follower' booking together. It does not apply to two people learning to dance in the same role. Please note you can only progress to the next class level in the role you have learnt in beginners. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
We recommend advance booking as places are limited.
Booking is subject to Terms & Conditions.
"Truly one of the best things I've done! Being new to an area can always be difficult! I've now been going for around 5 months. Not only do you learn to dance salsa, you also build up a friendship base with likeminded people, naturally your confidence levels increase and you feel like you've become part of something exciting! The social aspect, the dancing and the music is addictive. Step outside your comfort zone and give it a try! I didn't realise how lucky I was to have this on my doorstep!"