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.
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
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
‘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 26th September 2019 (usually the 4th Thursday of every month NONE in August) 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
CLASS CHANGES / SPECIAL WORKSHOPS:
Classes typically run all year round apart from in late Nov’ & December (because the venues are unavailable then). However, sometimes cancellations or venue changes take place at other times in the year due to large corporate bookings making the Tuesday venue (Revolution) unavailable (see dates below):
CLASS / DATE / VENUE CHANGES:
Looking ahead: PLEASE note that Tuesday Salsa will be running at a different venue on the following dates: 17th Sept, 1st October & 22nd October. On these nights we will be running a cut down program (2 classes instead of 4) at Las Iguanas, 21 Back Swinegate, York YO1 8AD. There will be a Beginner / Improver combined at 7.30 pm & an Inter / Adv combined at 8.30 pm followed by a free social. This is due to Revolution being unavailable on those dates.
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