SALSA CARIBE PRODUCTIONS are London's leading promoters of authentic Cuban salsa, presenting dance classes, workshops, club nights and performances, both in the UK and in Cuba. Our dance teachers, performers and DJ are amongst the most experienced and highly regarded in the UK.

Anyone wishing to experience real Cuban salsa, will want to check out our regular weekly dance classes, taught by our team of experienced, professionals and friendly dance teachers. We teach the authentic Cuban casino style of salsa, as danced in Havana and Santiago, for all levels - from absolute beginner to advanced. We also hold regular classes in la rueda de casino, Cuban popular dances - including rumba, son, mambo, cha cha cha and Afro-Cuban.


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Monday: The Afro Cuban Lounge @ The Garagge

We are Upstairs @ the Garage every Mondays for our regular weekly Cuban salsa session, with premium-quality Cuban salsa classes for all levels, followed by dancing the night away to Dr Jim's selection of the very best Afro-Cuban salsa, timba & son. Hope you can join us.

Doors open at 7.30pm and we kick-off around 7.45pm with authentic Cuban salsa classes for all levels (from absolute beginners to advanced) courtesy of Susan Hacking & Jim Layne. After the classes, DJ Dr Jim will keep you partying well into the early hours with his medicinal mix of the very best Afro-Cuban salsa, timba & son.

The original & the best Cuban salsa party in town – don’t miss it…



One 2 One Cuban Salsa Classes in Central London

Would you appreciate a bit of individual attention?

One to one dance classes will greatly accelerate your learning process & enhance your style. You may wish to improve your partner dancing technique (working on your leading & following skills), enrich your body movement, or increase your repertoire of dance rhythms, steps & moves. Or you may just want help in making that move up to the next level.

Whatever your needs, your one to one session will be tailored to meet your specific requirements, so you'll be learning at your own pace - helping you to develop a real Cuban flavour to your dancing. And you'll be working with either Susan or Jim of Salsa Caribe Productions - two of the UK's most highly regarded teachers of authentic Cuban salsa.

Tuition starts at £40 (excluding studio hire) for a one to one session. Contact us for further info or to book: info@salsacaribe.co.uk



Monthly Saturdays

A sassy Cuban salsa workshop just for the ladies. Learn to dance confidently from your core with fluid, rhythmic movement, sexy hip action and great musicality! This masterclass in movement will help you coordinate arms and footwork with hip and torso action, get you winding and rippling your body for despelote & Afro-Cuban improvisation and uses different Cuban rhythms (such as timba, son, rumba etc) to hone your musical interpretation & freestyle moves.

Whatever your level of salsa experience, this workshop will help you to gain confidence & enjoy your dancing more.

  • Soltura & Cadencia connecting footwork to hip, torso, arm & shoulder movement to give you that effortless, expressive, coordinated dance style in turn patterns, partnerhold and when improvising
  • Despelote! & Salsa Suelta body isolations and spinal movements to make your winding and grinding come from deep inside footwork variations to give your salsa extra sabor and flair so you're never short of inspiration when your partner lets you go to dance solo
  • Ritmo Cubano salsa with rumba, son, mambo, cha cha cha, reggaeton & Afro-Cuban to help you respond to the music more and interpret rhythm changes
  • 2pm - 4:30pm
  • Price: £17

(no need to book, just turn up on the day)

The Place Dance Studio, 16 Flaxman Terrace London WC1 (a 5 minute walk from either Kings X or Euston stations)


Sunday

Casino Salsa & The Roots of Cuban Salsa @ the Afro-Cuban Studio!

Salsa Classes to suit everyone from complete beginner to advanced salsero, plus an hour devoted to diverse Cuban rhythms and movement.

This Sundays's classes at The Place Dance Studios are a great way to improve your Cuban salsa & sonpartnerwork in a friendly & sociable setting. Learn how to dance really well with your partner, refining your style, body movement, timing and technique. All levels are catered for, so have a look at the timetable below.

  • 2.30pm - 4pm Cuban salsa
    lower intermediate through to advanced class - level 3, 4 & 5
  • 4pm - 5.30pm Cuban styling
    rhythms & body movement for men & women - level 3, 4 & 5
  • 4pm - 5.30pm Cuban salsa
    beginners & improvers - level 1 & 2

classes £10 each, 2 for £17

The Place dance studio,
16 Flaxman Terrace, London WC1 (a five minute walk from Euston & Kings Cross stations)

 

Monday

The Afro-Cuban Lounge @ the Buffalo Bar

Doors open at 7.30m, and we kick-off with two hours of premium-quality Cuban salsa classes for all levels (check-out the timetable below). After the classes, DJ Dr Jim will keep you dancing deep into the early hours with a tasty selection of premium-quality Cuban salsa, timba & son, including the very latest tunes + a generous helping of Cuban classics for all you timba connoisseurs! Full details and times below.

  • 7.30 - 8.30pm Beginners and Intermediate
  • 8.45 - 9.45pm Improvers and Advanced
  • £8 for one class, £11 for two (including club entrance)
  • followed by: An Evening of Essential Afro-Cuban Flavas Salsa Timba & Latin Jazz
    9:30pm till late. Club entrance £5

The Garage
20/22 Highbury Corner, N5 1RD (next to Highbury & Islington Tube)


Beginners Guide To Timba: DJ Doctor Jim 36 track Cuban salsa/timba compilation

Beginners Guide to Timba: Nascente Records

Don't forget DJ Doctor Jim 36 track Cuban salsa/timba compilation ('Beginners Guide To Timba'), on Nascente Records. This comprehensive collection tells the story of timba from the 1990s to date, featuring all the top names, from Los Van Van to Havana D' Primera + track-by-track sleevenotes. It's available from HMV, Amazon etc, or better still, come and get your copy in person from DJ Dr Jim on Monday!