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Due to the 4 week extension of government restrictions, the Tuesday nights at Revolution will not open until at least the 20th of July now. Also, the party night at Las Iguanas will be rescheduled. Paul & Rosi of Humba Rumba will release that date shortly for you.
The next specialist workshops with both Gareth & Laucinda of Encuentro Latino will be on Friday 16th July at York Dance Space (details further down the page).
For anyone who isn’t aware, Paul & Rosi from Humba Rumba have taken over the management of Revolution & Las Iguanas helping Laucinda to take a back seat from the late-night Salsa events and parties in order for to develop more daytime classes in ballet and ballroom for the over 50s and to work in the education sector as well.  Please feel free to send enquiries through any of us though as we are working like one big Salsa family.
Laucinda will still be offering specialist Salsa workshops  once or twice per month from July at York Dance Space to include: On2 style aka New York Mambo workshop, Pachanga, Cha Cha, Bachata and Reggaeton, Merengue, Samba No Pe’, leader / follower styling, shines, technique, Afro-Latin Body Movement, spinning, performance, choreography and more!

Plus for details of her ‘Gently Ballroom’ class and further development in other areas, please see the bottom of this page!

GARETH IS BACK, SO EXCITED!!!!!!!! Oh yes, he has been missing you all so after finishing his exams next week he wants to get back into training ready to teach a special one-off night of workshops for you all with Laucinda in July!!!!

Friday 16th July – the schedule will be as follows (all classes with Gareth & Laucinda):

7.15 pm – Open level SOLO On2 footwork. Also ideal for those who are well established in On1 and want to learn how to convert to On2 as well as good for people who already dance On2. Great chance to get the body moving with standard foot patterns, technique & style / flare. NOW FULLY SOLD OUT, WAITING LIST ONLY.

8.30 pm – On2 PARTNER Salsa class (household or support bubble partners only). Using On2 New York Salsa timing. Unsuitable for dancers below Intermediate level.

The partner is currently SOLD OUT but do put your name on a waiting list as we often have last-minute cancellations and if there is enough interest we may run another the following week.

LOCATION – York Dance Space, 74 Fifth Ave, Tang Hall, York YO31 0XA

COST – All of these classes cost £10 per person per class (£9 per person per class with an up to date NUS card). To book, email or message Facebook Salsa In York or or call / text 07725 478479

Covid risk mitigation protocols may still be in place (we continue to follow the government guidelines), the details of which are emailed out to every student. Plus both Encuentro Latino and York Dance Space have covid risk assessments available to view should you require. There can be no dance partner swapping in partner work classes until the 19th July at the earliest but things are constantly changing and seeing as the dates for the workshops are close to this time we have decided to stick with fixed partners rather than allowing swapping, so if you book a partner class, please book to attend with a household or bubbled partner to avoid disappointment. Thanks for your continued support of Encuentro Latino.

Future date of 30th July tbc

Further news:  The weekly classes & social at Revolution Bar, York will return on TUESDAYS from the 20th July and should completely return to normal. This is based on the government’s roadmap continuing problem-free. 🙂
WEEKLY SALSA on TUESDAYS with Humba Rumba from 20th July at Revolution, Coney Street, York, YO1 9QL-
When we finally return to normal – Humba Rumba bring you the full turn pattern class programme (all classes are cross-body style with On1 timing unless otherwise specified):
7.30 pm Beginners Salsa.
Improvers / Intermediates Salsa.
8.30 pm Advanced Salsa
FREE guided learning / revision class for Beginners & Improvers who have already paid for a class at 7.30 pm – this FREE session every week helps the Beginners & Improvers hone their skills ready for the social dancing at 9.30 pm.
Remember this is only free to those who have already paid for a class at 7.30 pm.
9.30 pm FREE Salsa club! Dance your socks off : )
Class pricing to be confirmed in line with possible restrictions tbc
Polite notice: PLEASE support the bar & try to arrive early enough to buy a drink (either a bottle of water, juice or alcoholic drink but NOT tap water) before your class / social.
Covid safety – Once we fully open up, dancers dance at their own risk.  There will be sanitiser available for regular use and if anyone still wants to wear a face-covering then we fully support that.  Please do not attend classes if you are experiencing any symptoms such as dry cough, loss of taste and smell, raised temperature, headache, runny nose, sore throat etc.  If you do have symptoms please get a negative LFT or better still a PCR test before coming to class.

Thanks for your continued support of Encuentro Latino and Humba Rumba, LET’S DANCE PEEPS! 🥳💃🕺👯‍♀️👯‍♂️

Please note that during normal non-pandemic operation there are programme changes and cancellations you need to know about which you will find listed further down this page.

For directions to Revolution (when we are able to return after the pandemic) see


Here’s a taster video of Encuentro Latino in action:

PLUS ‘Gently Ballroom’:  Trained by Matthew Cutler from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing (winner in 07′ with Alesha Dixon) and James White of White Diamond Entertainment, Laucinda Roberts brings you her own brand ‘Gently Ballroom’.  Elegant, gentle paced, recreational Ballroom dance steps for those looking for a touch of class in their class who want to exercise in style to their favourite easy music, plus a little Latin thrown in for good measure!!!  No partner required.  Maybe you fancy the Foxtrot, query the Quickstep or are wondering about the Waltz?  This one hour class is designed for all but will also suit those who are more mature, less fit, or maybe recovering from injury.  Let’s not forget the social aspect too.  You are sure to meet friends old and new and enjoy the community feel this will bring.  So what are you waiting for? Keeeep dancing!!!

Gently Ballroom Class info:

THURSDAYS, term time only (with some occasional holiday extras) at The Galtres Centre, Easingwold – Two classes on Thursday mornings 9 – 10 am and 10.15 – 11.15 am.  This is to split for smaller class sizes but may change as things ease up covid wise.

With all classes whilst in a pandemic, face coverings are strongly advised plus expect further risk mitigation protocols. Booking will be direct 7 days in advance with The Galtre Centre on 01347 822472  Once things ease up this may return to pay as you go.

New daytime Ballet for the over 50s programme due to start from September 2021 so watch this space!

For more information feel free to get in touch: 07725 478479