top of page

Salsa in Winchester

Academy News

Alchemy Dance Academy is one of the UK's premier salsa dance schools, established in 2005.

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. Please read the information about joining our classes if you are not a beginner.

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.

All teachers at Alchemy are trained by Marchant & Davina. Most classes have two teachers, so both leaders and followers 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

Level 3-4 Salsa On2




Practice dance session (all levels)


Beginners course: £40 per individual, £60 per couple click to book

Drop-in classes:

£10 - 1 class

£5 - 2nd class on the same evening

Discounts available with Alchemy Membership


Unit 12, Winnall Valley Rd, Winchester SO23 0LD

Our classes are in Studios 3 & 4 at the front of the building. Both studios are air conditioned with mood lighting for the social dancing session. There is a cafe area for socialising and waiting for your class.


The venue has a car park and free on-street parking after 6.30pm


Stagecoach Number 1 bus passes down Winnall Manor Rd (at the end of Winnall Valley Rd). Unit 12 is within a short walking distance of Winchester city centre. 

bottom of page