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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!


We have first hand knowledge that the virus has reached even very small market towns in North Yorkshire & crisis meetings are already taking place in the NHS. The UK are on the brink of taking measures such as closing schools and colleges, encouraging people to work at home and limiting social interactions, in a bid to limit the spread of the virus. It is said that if we do not take action, our health system may not imminently be able to cope with the demand to treat those sicker patients. We all know that if you are healthy & have no underlying, pre-existing health conditions, don’t have a close relative who could be affected by the virus & are under 60 & you follow the guidelines, you will be absolutely fine.

However, the team at Encuentro Latino have decided to pull out of all Salsa events and cancel all classes until the coronavirus situation blows over (we are monitoring the situation daily). We have a duty of care to society and to ourselves and in my personal case my GP has advised that I do not work in this industry for a while because I (Laucinda) am on an immunosuppressant medication for Crohn’s Disease. We hope to explore the provision of online classes so watch this space!

We are so sorry. We will miss you but hopefully it won’t be for too long.

Keep dancing at home. Get together with your Salsa bestie & do a few shines / practice your partner work but most of all stay safe.

Huge Salsa hugs.

Encuentro Latino

Please note that there are program changes and cancellations you need to know about which you will find listed further down this page.

Encuentro Latino also offer private bookings, guest teaching & shows.

SALSA on THURSDAYS!! (cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19 precaution)

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 – Melissa Jordan 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 Jordan, 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! (cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19 precaution)

Laucinda AND Gareth bring you this workshop

When: Fourth Sunday of every month.

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: £10 (£9 NUS / £8 YU Latin Society)

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


Classes typically run from the beginning of January to mid-November. However, occasionally we find we cannot use our usual venue so may need to change venues / timetables. We advise that you always check the website before your class.

No classes currently due to CV-19 lockdown but keep watching the site as we want to re-open asap! We are also considering live online streaming so watch this space!

Thank you all so much for supporting us through these changes & we can’t wait to see you all out on the dance floor 😘


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: (cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19 precaution)

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