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Our weekly Salsa classes are turn pattern classes (partner work) Cross body On1 style (there is also an On2 style aka New York Mambo workshop monthly). We will teach occasional classes in Pachanga, Cha Cha, Bachata and Reggaeton, Merengue, Samba No Pe’, male and female styling, shines, Afro-Latin Body Movement, spinning, performance and choreography! Plus for details of the ‘Gently Ballroom’ class please see the bottom of this page!

Please note that there are sometimes program changes and cancellations you need to know about which you will find listed further down this page. LOTS of changes from mid-November because of city centre venues being used for large corporate Christmas bookings. PLEASE read further down the page to find your replacement class & venue!

Encuentro Latino also offers private tuition, private bookings and guest teaching.

Polite Reminder: Whilst we are grateful to have such high numbers in the Salsa classes it is still important that you PLEASE support the bar. Thanks guys : )

SALSA on Tuesdays

Upstairs in Revolution, off Coney St. York YO1 9NA (this venue is now unavailable until 7th Jan but read further down the page for replacement programme)

Programme (all classes are On1 timing unless otherwise specified):

7.30 pm Beginners or Intermediates (2 separate classes)

8.30 pm Advanced
FREE guided learning / revision class for Beginners & Improvers who have already paid for a class at 7.30 pm – ‘Learner with Turner’. Yes Melissa Turner brings you this FREE session every week, helping 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 / Latin Party until late!

Plus occasional special workshops as extras such as La Rueda, Bachata, lifts and dips Cha Cha etc. As well as Laucinda, Melissa Turner, Phil and Krystyna from Salsa Pickering, Paul Mandalia from Humba Rumba & occasionally Gareth, we also have Ami Carter from Black Velvet Dance, Mark Johnson from Salsa Rocks and Philip Charles from Orchestra Leodis / My Salsa My Soul guest teaching from time to time.

Cost £6 / £5 NUS / £4 YU Latin Soc’ pp per class. Discounts for attending levels 3 & 4 in one evening. Please try to have the right money with you if at all possible. Thanks.

For directions to Revolution see www.revolution-bars.co.uk/York


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‘MAMBO DOJO’ Advanced monthly On2 training with Laucinda & Gareth!!! Includes footwork, turn patterns, body work, styling, presentation and musicality!

Laucinda AND Gareth bring you monthly Thursday evenings!

When: Next one is on Thursday the 28th November 2019 (usually the 4th Thursday of every month NONE in December) from 8-9 pm!

Venue: York Dance Space, 74 Fifth Ave, York YO31 0XA. Easy to walk to from town. Free parking all around. A lovely dance studio with free tea & coffee facilities & toilets!

Cost: £8 (£7 NUS / £6 YU Latin Society)

Here’s a taster video of us in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFeyDgpoQPI

Classes typically run all year round. However, from mid-November & throughout December the city centre venues become unavailable but we are laying on alternatives – Latest timetable below:


Tuesday 19th November: ‘Tuesday Technique Tweaker’ at York Dance Space, only 10 mins walk from the town centre!

Open level (unsuitable for beginners), covering all the key technique areas that you MUST have in order to be proficient at Cross Body Salsa, a not to be missed tuition special.

Time: 7.45 pm (please arrive for 7.30 pm)

Cost: £6 pp (£5 NUS / £4 Latin Soc’).

Location: York Dance Space, 74 Fifth Ave, York YO31 0XA. Easy to walk to from town. Free parking all around. A lovely dance studio with free tea & coffee facilities & toilets! 🙂

Tuesday 26th November – See the Sunday Salsa Surgery on the 1st Dec’ instead (info below) because Revs unavailable on the 26th Nov’.

Thursday 28th November: Mambo Dojo (Advanced level 5 On2) with L&G at York Dance Space.

Sunday 1st December: ‘SUNDAY SALSA SURGERY’ at 6.30 pm!! Whatever you are stewing on Salsa wise, now is your time to come & troubleshoot in a relaxed, informal, friendly environment 🙂 Open to ALL LEVELS.

Cost: £6 pp (£5 NUS / £4 Latin Soc’).

Location: York Dance Space, 74 Fifth Ave, York YO31 0XA. Easy to walk to from town. Free parking all around. A lovely dance studio with free tea & coffee facilities & toilets! 🙂

Tuesday 3rd December: Private tuition SOLD OUT, but you may put your name down on a waiting list in the event of a cancellation.

Tuesday 10th December: CHRISTMAS PARTY at the slick, posh York Sports Club YO30 5RE!! Only 1 and a half mile (20 minute walk) from town, free parking, cheaper drinks than the city centre.

Lots of fun planned, mince pies & choccy a plenty, plus feel free to wear your silly Santa hats 😄

Time: 8 til 10 pm.

Cost: Only £6 entry flat rate (no discounts available at this event due to heavier overheads).

After the last night of the year (10th Dec’), we return on Tuesday 7th Jan at Revolution PLUS that will be a double whammy week as we’ll also bring you our Latin Party night on Fri 10th January at Las Iguanas

Thanks for your continued support of Encuentro Latino 🙂


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 at The Galtres Centre, Easingwold – 9.30am – 10.30 am.

For more information feel free to get in touch: 07725 478479
email:  laucinda.roberts@gmail.com