We specialize in teaching to beginner students, leading them to a level of comfort and confidence so that our Eastside Seattle salsa community grows with even more salsa friends! You will appreciate easy to understand instructions at our classes, and fun social salsa dance parties every month.
What is Salsa?
Latin rhythms, live atmosphere, and lots of smiles – that’s what you’ll see on a typical Salsa night dance party in Bellevue! Salsa was brought to the US from Cuba by US soldiers in 1960’s and 1970’s. Salsa music and dance then 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, as well as it’s fun and sexy dance moves!
What is Club Salsa?
Our Salsa dance lessons in Eastside Seattle teach Club-style salsa and other Latin dances that are currently danced at a typical Salsa night club. Dances like Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Cha-cha are what you will learn in order to be ready to go out and have fun wherever Latin music is played!
Our Club Salsa scene is also a real group 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?
The benefits of salsa dancing are numerous, but to name a few:
-Meet new people
-Get in shape
-Spark or renew a romance
-Dance at Salsa clubs, cruises, weddings, on holidays and private parties
I’m a beginner. Where do I start?
If you are a beginner, we recommend you to start with the Level 1 - Absolute Beginner Salsa 4-week series. This is a great start to learning 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 by dancing with students without a partner. Having an ongoing dance partner is not guaranteed, but we do our best to make sure everyone has plenty of chances 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 a complimentary evaluation! You can meet with an instructor for 10 minutes and get assessed on your knowledge of salsa steps. The instructor would then suggest what level he or she believes you are ready for. For an evaluation, please contact us here.
Various schools cover various materials, so you can’t go wrong by choosing Level 1. Surely, you 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 a new Series that consists of four classes over a four-week period. The classes are held at 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 marked next to the level. You will need to be able to demonstrate the steps in A, B and C before moving on 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 higher right from the start - you certainly can! Just contact us for our complimentary 10min evaluation.
NOTE: You may take the classes in any order i.e. Level 1-B can be taken before Level 1-A, or at the same time (2 classes per week).
Learn more about our Argentine Tango School, Ballroom Dancing, and Fitness classes