⚠️Covid Note We regularly swap partners throughout class, so if you are uncomfortable with dancing and touching lots of peoples hands (due to COVID situation) then please wait for the pandemic to be over before attending.
Beginner Salsa classes with a difference
Salsa Rocks is proud to offer the ONLY Salsa classes in Leeds designed specifically to fast track your progression without compromising on actual learning and technique. Our teachers ensure a relaxed environment where you can have fun and learn to Salsa, step by step. We take responsibility for your learning so you can focus on feeling the music, and building your confidence so you can have a good time dancing. We train hard and party even harder!
We offer a two tier approach to Beginners' salsa classes and all students are encouraged to attend both from day one.
Beginners Level 1
The first class at 8pm is our Level 1 Beginners Class. This class is perfect for absolute newbies or those wanting to refresh the basics after a break. In this class we work on the mechanics of basic steps, holds and turns. You will receive tips and corrections. This is the time to get the basics right so you never have to even think about them again. After all, we know you're eager to join the next level of classes with confidence within a few weeks!
This class covers:
- The basic steps
- Understanding of correct weight transfer, and why its important!
- Different types of holds, the physical connection to your partner.
- Essentials of leading and following
- Cross-body variations
Beginners Dancefloor Skills
The Second class at 9pm is the Beginners Dancefloor Skills class. In this class we focus more on connecting with the music and leading/following your dance partner effortlessly. Salsa music is unlike any other music and we try to show you and make you feel why we love it so much. We will also give you some more beginners moves to play with. And finally, we show you how you can yourself link all the moves from the beginners class into a nice flowing combination when you start dancing after the classes!
This class covers:
- Finding the basic pulse in the music
- Progressing to dancing in sync with the Salsa Rhythms
- Better connection for Leading and Following
- Additional core moves suitable for a beginner
What to Wear
You do not need to wear any special clothes or shoes for our classes. We do advise the ladies not to wear very high heels or platforms. Comfortable casual shoes will serve you best for a beginners class.
Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about the classes or even about Salsa music or dance. You can find our contact details at the bottom of this page.