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Salsa Dance Lessons in Bellevue


What is Salsa?
What is Club Salsa at LaVida Studio?
What are the benefits of salsa dancing?
I’m a beginner. Where do I start?
I have no partner. Do I need one to join the class?
I’ve done salsa before. What class level should I join at LaVida studio?
What to expect from Group Classes?
What are the LEVELS for group classes?  


What is Salsa?

Latin rhythms, live atmosphere and lots of smiles – that’s what you’ll see on a typical Salsa night dance party and salsa in Bellevue. Salsa was brought to US from Cuba by US soldiers in 1960’s and 1970’s. Salsa music and dance evolved in New York City and hit the rest of the country with enormous success. Nowadays salsa is one of the most popular social partner dances in the world attracting everyone with its energetic Latin music and fun, sexy dance moves. 


What is Club Salsa?

At our Salsa dance lessons in Eastside Seattle we teach Club-style salsa and other Latin dances that are currently danced at a typical Salsa night club in Seattle area. At our classes you will learn dances like Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Cha-cha and will be ready to go out and have fun wherever Latin music is played!
Our Club Salsa is also a real club of friendly and fun people organizing dance outings to Salsa night clubs and social Salsa parties at our studio. Come and join us!


What are the benefits of salsa dancing?

Benefits of salsa dancing are numerous, but to name a few:
-Meet new people
-Get in shape
-Spark or renew a romance
-Dance it at Salsa clubs, cruises, weddings, holiday and private parties


I’m a beginner. Where do I start?

If you are a beginner we recommend you to start with Level 1 - Absolute Beginner Salsa 4-week series. We meet once a week at a certain day and time and learn Salsa. This is a great start to learn the moves that you’ll find people dancing at a typical salsa night club. 


I have no partner. Do I need one to join the class?

No, you don’t need a partner. We often rotate students (optional for couples). We also invite our volunteers who come to help and dance with students without a partner. There is no guarantee to have an ongoing dance partner, but we are doing our best to make sure everyone has a plenty of chance to dance and learn.


I’ve done salsa before. What class level should I join at LaVida studio?

If you are not sure what level to take we offer complimentary evaluation. You would meet with an instructor for 10 min and get assessed on your knowledge of salsa steps and get suggestion as to what level to join. For evaluation, please contact us.
Various schools cover various materials, so you won’t go wrong by choosing Level 1. You surely won’t be bored during the class. 


Group Classes for Club Salsa Dance Lessons in Eastside Seattle

•Our 55-minute Group Classes give you a chance to learn  various Latin dances in a friendly environment where you will have plenty of time to practice your steps before hitting the dance floor.

•Each month we start new Series that consists of four classes over a four-week period. The classes are held the same time each week with the same instructor. You may join a Series during the first and second week of classes only.

•Group Classes are identified by 3 levels, where Level 1 is for students that are new to salsa. 


Group Class Levels for Club Salsa in Bellevue

•Level 1 - Absolute Beginner
•Level 2 - Beginner/Intermediate
•Level 3 - Intermediate/Advanced

In Levels 1 and 2, we teach using a specific syllabus of steps. You will see an A, B, C next to the level. You will need to be able to demonstrate the steps in A, B and C before moving to the next level. For example: In Salsa you would complete Level 1-A, Level 1-B before moving to Level 2.
If you would like to join Level 2 or up right from the start you can certainly do that, just contact us for our complimentary 10min evaluation.
NOTE: You may take the classes in any order i.e. Level 1-B could be taken before Level 1-A, or at the same (2 classes per week).



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For information regarding our salsa dance lessons in Eastside Seattle rates, select "Register" on the top right corner or click here.

Salsa in Bellevue
Absolute Beginner Salsa  4-week series starts EVERY MONTH. 

Absolute Beginner Salsa 4-week series covers the fundamentals. Students get introduced to timing, rhythm, body movement, lead-follow connection, basic step patterns and partner combinations. Students learn principles of Latin dance and musicality and how to incorporate this into Salsa dancing.

Salsa series include:
  • 4 group classes once per week
  • 1 salsa dance party 

Price: $65 per person

The series start the first week of every month. You can join the class during the first two weeks of the series only.




​NOTE: You can complete level 1B prior to taking level 1A. Private Instructions are also available for speed learning.
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"I like the teachers. I like the studio, it has a good feel to it; great style, wonderful ambiance. I enjoy coming here a lot; it's my favorite studio in the Greater Seattle area!"

"Took a Salsa class with my girlfriend and will be booking many many more there!.. I highly recommend this studio!!!"

"I was in the beginner Salsa class. It was fun to learn Salsa together with a group of Salsa enthusiasts from our Salsa experts. Thank you for the opportunity! "

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Join our Bellevue Salsa dance lessons and Salsa in Bellevue Parties!

We offer various levels of salsa dance lesson in Eastside Seattle. We specialize in teaching to beginner students and taking them to the level of comfort and confidence, so our salsa community grows with more salsa friends. You will appreciate easy to understand instructions at our classes and fun social salsa dance parties.
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