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Our 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!


Following the roadmap for opening up, we are NOW TAKING BOOKINGS & PAYMENTS for Salsa classes starting in May (with restrictions but then opening as normal at Revolution bar from June 22nd). There is an exciting mixed programme (listed below) of classes (including a Cha Cha) and we can’t wait to get started again.

The first classes take place on FRIDAY 21st MAY!! 🙃😄🤩 Classes are sold on a first come first serve basis (due to limited places in line with covid risk mitigation protocols).

Class information:

FRIDAY 21ST MAY – 7.15pm – Open level (Intermediate) Solo class for both leaders and followers with a special focus on foot speed, agility, body movement, turns & shines. It’s a fun class & keeps everyone smiling throughout! Using On1 Salsa timing. SOLD OUT!

8.30 pm – Beginners partner work Salsa class (household or support bubble partners only). Using On1 Salsa timing.  NOW SOLD OUT!!

FRIDAY 28TH MAY – 7.15 pm – Open level (Intermediate) Partner work class (On1 Salsa timing). Get your partner skills brushed up and ready for the return to normal Salsa as we know it! Note: Household or support bubble partners only. ONLY ONE PLACE FOR ONE COUPLE LEFT!

8.30 pm – Afro-Latin solo Cha Cha class. This really is one of our all-time favourite classes, using a rhythm that opens up a wealth of opportunity for amazing, creative, funky and stylish movements. Not to be missed! Note it will be open level, unsuitable for absolute beginners to dancing but beginners to Cha Cha are welcome. SOLD OUT!

FRIDAY 11TH JUNE – 7.15 pm – Followers styling class (solo, open level, unsuitable for absolute beginners)! Tips and tricks plus guidance on where it’s appropriate to style those arms, fingers, hips, heads & feet within the parameters of common moves led on followers all the time. An absolute must for getting the followers social dance-ready!!!  4 PLACES LEFT!

8.30 pm – Beginners partner work Salsa class (household or support bubble partners only). Using On1 Salsa timing. 1 PLACES FOR ONE COUPLE LEFT!

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 here or call / text 07725 478479 or on facebook (Encuentro Latino Salsa In York).

Covid risk mitigation protocols will be in place, 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. Remember no dance partner swapping can take place in partner work classes until the 21st of June, so if you book a partner class please attend with a household or bubbled partner.

Further good news:  We can confirm that the weekly classes & social at Revolution Bar, York will return on TUESDAYS from the 22nd June and should completely return to normal.
This is based on the government’s roadmap continuing problem free. Woo hoo! 🙂
WEEKLY SALSA on TUESDAYS from 22nd June at Revolution, Coney Street, York, YO1 9QL-
We finally return to normal & the team 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 but payment will return to the original cash, pay as you go & drop in method.
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 etc.  If you do have symptoms please get a negative PCR test before coming to class.  There may be further stipulations from the government regarding regular LFTs and vaccination proof but we will await news on that front.

Thanks for your continued support of Encuentro Latino, 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

We also have a number of great guest teachers and regular team teachers:  Paul Mandalia from Humba Rumba, Melissa Jordan (who has been a valuable member of the team for many many years & is currently on maternity leave), Phil & Krystyna from Salsa Pickering (who have trained with Encuentro Latino since 2001), plus our latest addition Lissy Dickinson.  More about Lissy:  Lissy started dancing at the age of 4 and it grew into a passion! She obtained various awards and certificates in ballet, tap, Jazz, Freestyle, Rock n Roll, Latin American and Ballroom. Within her dance school she competed as a solo, pair and in a team in the UK. She took part in dance showcases at venues such as Hull City Hall and Bridlington Spa.   Lissy started training privately with Encuentro Latino 5 years ago and quickly moved into demo work with us, then on to becoming the Salsa teacher for York University’s Latin Society.  Lissy is now a regular member of the teaching team.


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:  Returning after lockdown on Thursday 20th May!

THURSDAYS, term time only 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.

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