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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.

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


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 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 Revolution see www.revolution-bars.co.uk/York


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‘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 24th June 18′ (usually 4th Sunday of every month but we are unable to run in May due to Bank Holiday)
Workshop 5-7pm
Cost £10 pp
Huntington Memorial Hall, 46 Strensall Rd, Huntington, York YO32 9SH

Forthcoming Dojo date info:

Sunday 29th July (5th Sunday instead of the usual 4th Sunday as we are away on the 22nd).
No Dojo in August due to the Bank Hol’ clash.

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 or venue changes take place at other times in the year due to large corporate bookings making the Thursday venue (Revolution) unavailable (see dates below):


As it stands, we will be using a lovely venue up at York University whenever Revolution is unavailable to us. However, watch this space because we are trying to find a city centre replacement for this instead. Check back here daily as it may change! Current schedule:

21st June: Revolution, Coney St. York
28th June: Hendrix Hall (an extension of Derwent Bar in the Derwent College), York University (free parking on campus)
5th July: Revolution, Coney St. York
12th July: Hendrix Hall (an extension of Derwent Bar in the Derwent College), York University (free parking on campus)
19th July: Revolution, Coney St. York
26th July: Revolution, Coney St. York

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