Salsa For Beginners


Learn to dance salsa in the comfort of your own home. 

We have a full and comprehensive ONLINE Beginners Course to introduce you to dancing salsa.

  • The course comprises of 6 'lessons' which are divided into short easy-to-follow video tutorials.

  • Learn at your own pace, in your own time, in the comfort of your own home.

  • Learn how to do the steps with or without a partner.

  • Learn how to hear the rhythms, find the beat and feel salsa music.

  • Spotify playlist with suggested practice music

You will be learning from two of the best in the business to give you the best foundations in learning salsa. And when lockdown is over, you can join us for our regular group classes in Southampton & Basingstoke.

You can get dancing and buy our online beginners course for a one-off fee.


For the complete Beginners course​

  1. Payment available via Paypal below by guest checkout with credit/debit card or by your Paypal account.

  2. Once you have subscribed, go to the beginners course log in and click 'sign up' to join the website.

  3. Wait a short time for authorisation then you will have access to the beginners course.

  4. In purchasing our beginners course, you agree to our terms and conditions​, please read them here before purchasing.


Group Class Information

We'll be back as soon as it is advised that group classes are safe to go ahead!


MOBILE USERS - TO  BOOK click the arrow on your preferred venue for booking, availability, cost and the address.

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 best foundations in dancing 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 sessions (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.

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 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 during a Level 2 class.

  • 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!"

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Please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions.
If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.
TO BOOK: Buy your online course here. Or select your chosen group course from the table