If you're looking to learn salsa in Belfast then you've come to the right place. Here you'll find information on our lessons plus classes by other teachers in and around the Belfast area.
If you're new to salsa, we recommend starting with the very basics in a specific beginners course. This will give you the foundation to build on as you progress through the levels. Everyone learns at a different speed but to become a good leader or follower, you need to learn good technique from day one. At the moment, we recommend one of the courses run by Adele at Live to Dance as we are not currently teaching any beginners classes right now.
Salsa Classes Run by Nu Salsa
Our dance school was setup in 2004 and is one of the longest running in Northern Ireland. We focus on teaching technique, musicality and partnerwork to make you a confident leader or follower on the dancefloor. We try to promote the use of proper salsa music rather than latin pop or English songs, as we believe this keeps the essence of salsa music alive and does not commericalise it too much.
We teach classes once a month in the Ivanhoe Hotel on the Saintfield Road. Classes start at 8.30pm and run for 1 hour. The level is usually Improver to Intermediate with a focus on technique mainly. Sometimes we will run a different class such as cha-cha or musicality, but we advertise this well in advance.
If you're a beginner to salsa and you want to give it a go, let us know that you'll be coming along and we'll get one of our other teachers to be on hand for a beginners lesson for you. This is much better than you trying to join the higher level class as you will be out of your depth and it's not fair to you or the other students.
Courses and Lessons by Other Teachers
There are many other salsa lessons in Belfast and it would be silly of us not to mention them and only promote ourselves. However, since we are not in control of these classes, please check with the teachers before turning up as times and venues can change from week to week.
You can learn from Salsa Belfast who teach mainly in the Windsor Tennis Club (usually a Monday night), Chris at Salsa NI who teaches in either Alibi nightclub or the Eglantine Bar, Cuban Salsa with Mark once a month in St Judes Hall, Tony and Carolina on the Lisburn Road and Adele who teaches in various places but currently at the Vault Artist Studios in Belfast. All of these can be found through Google or on Facebook.