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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 changes for September 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 24th Sept’ 17′ (None in Aug’ but 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 FOR 2 dates in September 2017 & 1 date in October 2017:

Unfortunately, due to corporate bookings, we are unable to use Vodka Revolution for 2 dates in Sept’ 2017 & 1 date in Oct’ 2017′. This is very rare & Vodka Revolution apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. However, we are running some fun, special workshops in a fantastic dance studio at York St. John University here in town & of course we’ll have to hit the SU bar after for a social drink too

Thursday 7th Sept’: 8-9 pm at York SJ Dance Studio – Open Level Afro-Latin Body Movement to enhance your Salsa.

Thursday 14th Sept: At Vodka Revs’ with the usual timetable.

Thursday 21st Sept’: At Vodka Revs’ with the usual timetable.

Thursday 28th Sept’: 8-9 pm at York SJ Dance Studio – Guided Improvisation – unlocking your freestyle potential, get club ready. (Level 2 upwards)

COST: ALL workshops at York SJ Uni cost £8 pp per workshop (£7 NUS / £6 YU Latin Soc’ members) in advance OR £12 (£11 NUS / £10 YU Latin Soc’ members) on the door. Advance booking is therefore recommended!

OCTOBER: We have also been informed that Vodka Revolution is unavailable on Thursday 12th October and as it stands, we will most likely be running private tuition that evening from our home studio.


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