A two hour intensive workshop with Cuban Salsa legend Nelson Batista, which will cover all the basics of Salsa including:
After attending this workshop you should be able to join an intermediate level Salsa class.
There are leaders and there are followers, then there is the best, Nelson Batista. The ONLY place to learn how to dance.
This workshop is a unique opportunity to fast track your dance learning with the man who introduced Salsa to the UK.
Nelson has been teaching Salsa for over 20 years. His tried-and-trusted class structure has been created to help beginners learn Salsa quickly and easily.
Join the thousands of students who have started learning Salsa with Nelson Batista.
Nelson Batista was dancing Cuban Salsa in Havana, Cuba long before he emigrated to the UK.
Join the class to experience authentic Salsa. Dance to Cuban rhythms and learn to move your body the Latin way.
Nelson has natural rhythm and talent as a dancer, engaging personality and unique teaching style. He makes sure students develop a solid understanding of the basic steps and art of Latin dance, helps us improve steadily as dancers and encourages us in our discovery of personal styles. The classes, from beginners to advance, are always fun and inspiring, one of my favourite treats 🙂
Cuban Salsa is a form of Salsa dance originating from the Cuban Son style. Cuban Salsa combines elements of Latin and African rhythms and instruments.
Nelson Batista has been dancing Salsa since childhood, and teaching it in the UK since 1988. He is considered to be the authority within the UK Cuban Salsa community.
It is Nelson’s passion to teach Cuban Salsa, his weekly classes at Danceworks are attended by people of all backgrounds – with a curiosity to learn and passion for Salsa.
Yes, we welcome drop-in students for any class. Please turn up 15 minutes before the start of class.
This depends on the individual’s coordination, some people progress really quickly after learning the basic steps which are the first thing we teach and in a couple of weeks are allowed to move to the improver level. Some others take longer so there’s no set pattern.
There are no requirements on this respect. Some people come to class straight from the office and some prefer to change into more comfortable clothing.
Notice that Salsa is not an aerobics class so there is NO need to wear gym clothing at all.
Although Salsa is mainly a couples dance, we tend to swap partners during class so each student gets to dance with a variety of partners which helps coordination and develops sense of rhythm.
One of the most important points to consider when attending a class is good hygiene, which should be observed at all times.