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Salsa, Bachata, Merengue 
The Fundamentals

The Fundamentals

Our Foundations class is here to build you a solid dancing foundation, so you can impress everyone on the dance floor.  No need to worry about finding a partner – singles, couples, aliens (just kidding!) – everyone is welcome to join the fun.

We want you to experience the true essence of Salsa, and Bachata, so our group classes ensure that you get to dance with everyone. It's like a Rumba party every time!  Remember, each class in our partnered dance series builds upon the previous one. 

So try not to miss more than one class per 4-week series – we don't want anyone tripping over their own feet!  Oh, and a heads up: bootcamp is non-refundable within 24 hours before the first class. 

And since you'll be purchasing the entire 4-week bootcamp series, individual classes are also non-refundable (we're committed for the long run!).  So put on your dancing shoes and get ready for an unforgettable salsa adventure!

Elevate Your Salsa Skills with Private Lessons

Unlock Your Passion for Dance with Personalized Instruction from Ely.

Master the Fundamentals

Our private salsa lessons are designed to provide you with a solid foundation in the art of salsa dancing. Whether you're a complete beginner or looking to refine your technique, our expert instructor Ely will guide you through the essential steps and movements to help you develop a strong, confident dance foundation.

Personalized Attention

At Private Salsa Lessons with Ely, we understand that every student has unique learning styles and goals. That's why we offer one-on-one instruction, tailoring each session to your individual needs and preferences. With Ely's undivided attention, you'll receive personalized feedback and guidance to accelerate your progress and reach your full potential as a salsa dancer.

Flexible Scheduling

We understand the demands of your busy lifestyle, which is why we offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate your schedule. Whether you prefer daytime, evening, or weekend sessions, we'll work with you to find a time that fits your needs, ensuring you can seamlessly incorporate your salsa lessons into your daily routine.

Private or Group Class

  • Elevate Your Rumba Skills with Private Lessons


    1 hr

  • Group Class


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    1 hr

How Not to Dress For our Sessions

Just in case you need a little extra guidance, here are some tips to make sure you're all set:

Dressing for Success:

Remember, comfort is key! Wear clothing that allows you to move freely and feel like a dancing superstar. Stretchy leggings and a lightweight top will give you the flexibility and style you need.

Pro tip: Choose breathable fabrics like cotton or linen, because no one wants to be a sweaty mess on the dance floor! And let's avoid sandals or sling-back shoes - go for comfortable dance shoes like jazz or Latin shoes for those smooth moves. Trust me, better pivoting means better salsa-ing!

When you're on the hunt for dance shoes, channel your inner Sherlock Holmes and look for clues of suede or leather soles. They'll give you the grip of a ninja on the dance floor! You want something as light as a feather and flexible like an Olympic gymnast to keep your toes tapping comfortably.

Now, about that outfit - think less "medieval knight in heavy armor" and more "graceful gazelle". Ditch those tight dresses, bulky bling-bling, prickly jewelry or anything with rubber soles that squeak more than a mouse in a cheese shop!

When you're picking your threads for salsa class, don't just think about the boogie and coziness. Also consider how your outfit might impact the dancefloor diplomacy with your partner. You want to ensure that both of you can shimmy and shake together without a hitch!

Now lets talk about WHAT TO AVOID:

First off, baggy clothes. They might be comfy for a Netflix binge but on the dance floor? They'll trip you up faster than a banana peel in a cartoon! And heavy fabrics like sweaters or sweatshirts? Unless you fancy turning into a human sauna, steer clear!

Now let's talk shoes. Rubber-soled ones are great for moonwalking but salsa dancing? Not so much. You'll have more friction than an awkward first date! And flip-flops - unless your goal is to play Cinderella and leave one behind, they're not the best choice.

Jewelry - sure it sparkles but sharp rings and dangling bracelets can turn your dance into an episode of ER real quick!

Strapless tops may seem sexy until they decide to do their own solo performance mid-dance.

And skirts that are too tight or too long? They’ll restrict your movement more than traffic in rush hour!

Lastly, strong perfumes – unless you want to be remembered as "that person who smelled like an entire perfume store", go easy on them!

So there we have it folks - how NOT to dress for salsa class 101!

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