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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, note MAJOR, rare changes for October & November 2017 below!

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


Upstairs in Vodka 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 and Gareth, Leanne Allsop & Melissa Turner, our occasional guest teachers are: Phil and Krystyna from Salsa Pickering, Paul Mandalia from Humba Rumba, Steve & Ami Carter from Mambo Con Rumbo & Black Velvet Dance and Philip Charles from Orchestra Leodis / My Salsa My Soul.

Cost £5 / £4 NUS pp per class.

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


G&L Teach Drax

‘MAMBO DOJO’ Advanced On2 monthly training with Laucinda AND Gareth!!! Great spacious mirrored dance studio, so easy to get to just off the York outer ring road & lots of free parking at the back of the hall! Includes footwork, turn patterns, body work, styling, presentation and musicality!

Next one Sunday 22nd Oct’ 17′ (usually 4th Sunday of every month except Dec)
Workshop 5-7pm
Cost £10 pp
Huntington Memorial Hall, 46 Strensall Rd, Huntington, York YO32 9SH

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

Classes typically run all year round apart from in December (because the venues are unavailable then). However, sometimes cancellations take place at other times in the year due to large corporate bookings making the Thursday venue unavailable (see dates below):

MAJOR CHANGES coming up FOR Oct’ & Nov’ 2017:

Unfortunately, due to corporate bookings, we are unable to use Vodka Revolution for some dates in Oct’ & Nov’ 2017. This is extremely rare & Vodka Revolution apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. However, we are super excited to announce that, thanks to the president & secretary of York University’s Latin Society, we can run our Salsa nights in Central Hall, on the Central Campus at York University for the dates that we cannot use Vodka Revs!! Stunning venue, free parking & cheap drinks at the SU Bar so what’s not to like?! Info below:

Thursday 19th Oct’: Central Hall, York University, YO10 5DD, same format & prices as the usual weekly at Revs.

Thursday 26th Oct’: Back at Vodka Revs’ with the usual timetable.

Thursday 2nd Nov’: At Vodka Revs’ with the usual timetable.

Thursday 9th Nov’: Central Hall, York University, YO10 5DD, same format & prices as the usual weekly at Revs

Thursday 16th Nov’: Back at Vodka Revs with the usual timetable.

Thursday 23rd Nov’: At Vodka Revs’ with the usual timetable.

We should be able to run at Vodka Revolution to the 23rd of Nov’ but we have to be aware that the venue becomes busy with large Christmas bookings so keep an eye out for any venue changes. Once we stop the classes for the year (often by the end Nov’) we will return on Thursday 4th Jan 2018. However there will be £10 OFF for PRIVATE TUITION IN DECEMBER!!!

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:

Wednesdays, term time only at The Galtres Centre, Easingwold – 10am – 11am

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