Cardiff's salsa teachers

Irene Panayotta

Irene Panayotta

LA Salsa | Bachata

Lessons and Classes

Irene teaches Salsa and Bachata in Cardiff’s Bierkeller. Her classes include a breakdown of salsa steps and sequences.

Come with a partner or on your own as we change partners so you dance with everyone in the class. It is a sociable event. This is a class suitable for all levels of dance experience from those who have no dance experience to those who have been dancing for many years.

Guaranteed fun evening for you and your partner or friends!

Where and when

Salsa class every Tuesday @ Beirkeller: Around the World Bar (next to Vue Cinema), Cardiff.

Once a month there will be a bachata special class where you can learn another latin dance.

Tuesdays: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Beginners LA style Salsa (or beginner bachata)

Tuesdays: 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm: Improvers/Intermediate La Style Salsa (or improvers bachata)

See her upcoming classes and events on our calendar.

Prices

1 class cost £5
2 classes cost £6
Loyalty cards and student discount available! (Every 10th class free)

Contact Information

FacebookSalsa Tuesdays at Bierkeller

Salsa Buena (Shahid)

Salsa Buena (Shahid)

Salsa | Bachata

About

Shahid is the founder, director, and main teacher of Salsa Buena and most of its classes. He began his Salsa journey in 2001 whilst living in London when persuaded to attend a local Salsa class and has since not looked back! Living in London he was fortunate enough to count some of the worlds best teachers and performers as his mentors, Super Mario, Susanna Montero, Marchant Birch, Leon Rose, Tamambo, Larisa Balogh, as well as travelling to international congresses around the world from Spain to USA learning from all the worlds best teachers . “I was so lucky to have these guys as my teachers, learning from the best of the best!”. After returning to his home town of Cardiff in 2006, Shahid found that his skills were much in demand and Salsa Buena was eventually born!

The success of Salsa Buena has been huge, largely due to its great, fun, friendly and structured classes with very experienced and professional teachers, enabling everyone not only to enjoy their experience but to be able to achieve their full potential on the dance floor. Salsa Buena’s success extends far beyond having the most popular classes and organising the biggest events in and around Cardiff.

Shahid is also regularly booked to guest teach at renowned dance events and functions around the UK, and has made numerous media appearances and interviews as part of Salsa Buena on major Radio, TV, and newspaper channels as well as using his dancing/choreography/teaching skills in dance scenes when called for in TV dramas and movies. For Shahid and Salsa Buena it’s about reaching as many people as possible to enjoy the amazing positive benefits socially, mentally, physically and spiritually that dancing and learning to dance brings ALL of us.

Classes

No need to bring a partner. Casual wear is the norm, we recommend you wear anything comfortable on your feet with a smooth sole. Please do not bring your own drinks and please purchase any drink (pref not squash!) at the bar to support us being at the venue. All classes are approx 50 minutes in length, all times given could be subject to some delay and overrun. Contact us if you wish to purchase class gift vouchers for any occasion.

Where and when

Shahid teaches every Monday in Cowbridge, Every Tuesday in Kapu Nightclub in Cardiff, and every Wedneday in Rhwbina Recreation Club. See our calendar for a full list of his Cardiff events.


Contact Information

Facebook: Salsa Buena

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 07800565651

Website: salsabuena.co.uk

Gemma Bailey

Gemma Bailey

Crossbody Salsa | Bachata

About Gemma

Gemma discovered salsa in 2007 and quickly became a self-professed salsa addict. She has travelled across the UK and learnt from some of the most prominent figures in the international
salsa community since then. She began performing in 2009 and has been teaching since 2010 in Cardiff.  She is known for her energetic style and her passion for salsa dance and music.

Lessons

Gemma teaches cross-body style salsa and also runs skills workshops for all styles of salsa dancers.

Her beginners classes are taught in collaboration with Salsa Souls. Students will be given the fundamental steps and basic turn patters to use as their foundations to build up their repertoire.

Her skills workshops are taught in a dance studio, and give students an in depth understanding of the mechanics of salsa and its connection to the music with plenty of individual feedback and tips for improvements.

Where and when

Skills workshops: Every Sunday from 5pm at JustOne Theatre Arts, 19 Splott Road, Cardiff

Beginners classes: Every Monday from 8pm at O’Neills, St. Mary’s Street, Cardiff

Intermediate / Advanced Classes: coming soon

Small group lessons and one-to-one private lessons are available on request.

See the calendar for her upcoming classes and workshops.


Contact Information

Mobile: 07979 140224

Facebook: Simplysalsacardiff

Mariano De Simone

Mariano De Simone

Cuban Salsa | Bachata

About Mariano

Mariano De Simone began taking classes in 2009 in some schools of Cuban salsa, bachata, merengue (Academy de Cuba) later devoted several hours to several master classes at masters events with very famous as the Dominican power, Alberto Valdes, Seo Fernandez, and many others. Year after year, he tried to learn the true culture and musicality of the dance like the Cuban rumba and its abilities have grown up with the lessons taken from the master Maykel Fonts and perfected later with Maestro Giuseppe Sabatino. He also devoted part of his time to the preparation of ballet at the teacher Manuela Carrino.

Lessons and Classes

In Mariano’s lessons each participant will learn that the Cuban salsa de casino a combination of culture, musicality and dance. Culture and dance in the salsa are fused together and this is important to learn together to be able to interpret the most of this dance. There will also be lessons in bachata, Dominican bachata, rueda de casino and Afro rumba.

Where and when

Mondays 7:30pm – 9:30pm: Beginner and Advanced classes in Tiny Rebel. This venue will change 1-2 times per month due to other bookings in Tiny Rebel. Check the events for venue location – it will always be in Cardiff city centre.

Wednesday 7pm – 9pm:  Check the calendar for location – lately it has been in Tiny Rebel.

See his upcoming classes and events on our calendar.

Prices

£5 for both classes on the evening.

Contact Information

Mobile: 07341 493551

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: HavanaPeopleCardiff


Salsa classes in the next 7 days

Jan
21
Mon
7:30 pm [Class] Cuban Salsa and Social w... @ Tiny Rebel
[Class] Cuban Salsa and Social w... @ Tiny Rebel
Jan 21 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 22 @ 1:00 am
[Class] Cuban Salsa and Social with Mariano @ Tiny Rebel | Wales | United Kingdom
Salsa classes for Beginner and Advanced Come and learn to Salsa Dance on every Monday night! Visit one of our[...]
7:30 pm [Class] Salsa class with Gemma B... @ O'Neill's
[Class] Salsa class with Gemma B... @ O'Neill's
Jan 21 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 22 @ 12:00 am
[Class] Salsa class with Gemma Bailey @ O'Neill's | Wales | United Kingdom
Shake off the Monday blues and join us every Monday night. Cross body salsa classes and party for beginners, improvers/intermediates[...]
Jan
22
Tue
7:30 pm [Class] Salsa and Bachata with S... @ Kapu
[Class] Salsa and Bachata with S... @ Kapu
Jan 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
[Class] Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Buena @ Kapu | Wales | United Kingdom
£7/£6 NUS 7.30pm: Beginners Salsa 8.40pm: Improvers/Intermediate Salsa 9.45pm: All levels Bachata 10:30pm: Social dancing until 2am   Hot Latin Tuesdays and Thursdays[...]
7:30 pm [Class] Salsa Tuesdays With Irene @ Philharmonic
[Class] Salsa Tuesdays With Irene @ Philharmonic
Jan 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
[Class] Salsa Tuesdays With Irene @ Philharmonic | Wales | United Kingdom
7.30pm:  Beginners: £5 8.15pm: Improvers/Advanced: £5 Both lessons: £6 Social dancing afterwards. **Dance merengue, salsa, social dances and bachata** Come[...]
10:30 pm [Event] La Bomba Latin / Interna... @ Kapu
[Event] La Bomba Latin / Interna... @ Kapu
Jan 22 @ 10:30 pm – Jan 23 @ 2:00 am
[Event] La Bomba Latin / International night @ Kapu | Wales | United Kingdom
Latin Social dance event at Kapu every Tuesday and Thursday following Salsa Buena‘s salsa classes. Cardiff’s best weekly Latin /[...]
Jan
23
Wed
8:30 pm [Class] Salsa with Eddie and Tef @ Ardour Academy
[Class] Salsa with Eddie and Tef @ Ardour Academy
Jan 23 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
[Class] Salsa with Eddie and Tef @ Ardour Academy | Wales | United Kingdom
Cost: 1 class is £7 2 classes on the same evening is £12 3 classes on the same evening for[...]
8:30 pm [Event] Wednesday Latin Social D... @ Revolucion de Cuba
[Event] Wednesday Latin Social D... @ Revolucion de Cuba
Jan 23 @ 8:30 pm – Jan 24 @ 1:00 am
[Event] Wednesday Latin Social Dance @ Revolucion de Cuba | Wales | United Kingdom
Weekly Salsa Social & Dance Evening in Cardiff city centre Social dancing from 9pm onwards with resident Dj Roger Dodger.[...]
Jan
24
Thu
7:00 pm [Class] Salsa and Bachata with S... @ Kapu
[Class] Salsa and Bachata with S... @ Kapu
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 25 @ 1:00 am
[Class] Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Buena @ Kapu | Wales | United Kingdom
Hot Latin Thursdays @Kapu Nightclub Cardiff Centre with TOP UK & International teachers SIMON ‘BACHATA SPICE’ OFOBORH & NICOLAI V[...]
Jan
26
Sat
8:00 pm [Event] Spanish Party with DJ Vukko @ Locos Cardiff
[Event] Spanish Party with DJ Vukko @ Locos Cardiff
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 27 @ 3:00 am
[Event] Spanish Party with DJ Vukko @ Locos Cardiff | Cardiff | Wales | United Kingdom
Message from Locos below: 💃💃💃 ¡WELCOME LATINOS! 💃💃💃 From now on, every Saturday at Locos we will have own Latino[...]

Upcoming social events

Jan
22
Tue
10:30 pm [Event] La Bomba Latin / Interna... @ Kapu
[Event] La Bomba Latin / Interna... @ Kapu
Jan 22 @ 10:30 pm – Jan 23 @ 2:00 am
[Event] La Bomba Latin / International night @ Kapu | Wales | United Kingdom
Latin Social dance event at Kapu every Tuesday and Thursday following Salsa Buena‘s salsa classes. Cardiff’s best weekly Latin /[...]
Jan
23
Wed
8:30 pm [Event] Wednesday Latin Social D... @ Revolucion de Cuba
[Event] Wednesday Latin Social D... @ Revolucion de Cuba
Jan 23 @ 8:30 pm – Jan 24 @ 1:00 am
[Event] Wednesday Latin Social Dance @ Revolucion de Cuba | Wales | United Kingdom
Weekly Salsa Social & Dance Evening in Cardiff city centre Social dancing from 9pm onwards with resident Dj Roger Dodger.[...]
Jan
26
Sat
8:00 pm [Event] Spanish Party with DJ Vukko @ Locos Cardiff
[Event] Spanish Party with DJ Vukko @ Locos Cardiff
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 27 @ 3:00 am
[Event] Spanish Party with DJ Vukko @ Locos Cardiff | Cardiff | Wales | United Kingdom
Message from Locos below: 💃💃💃 ¡WELCOME LATINOS! 💃💃💃 From now on, every Saturday at Locos we will have own Latino[...]
Jan
29
Tue
10:30 pm [Event] La Bomba Latin / Interna... @ Kapu
[Event] La Bomba Latin / Interna... @ Kapu
Jan 29 @ 10:30 pm – Jan 30 @ 2:00 am
[Event] La Bomba Latin / International night @ Kapu | Wales | United Kingdom
Latin Social dance event at Kapu every Tuesday and Thursday following Salsa Buena‘s salsa classes. Cardiff’s best weekly Latin /[...]
Jan
30
Wed
8:30 pm [Event] Wednesday Latin Social D... @ Revolucion de Cuba
[Event] Wednesday Latin Social D... @ Revolucion de Cuba
Jan 30 @ 8:30 pm – Jan 31 @ 1:00 am
[Event] Wednesday Latin Social Dance @ Revolucion de Cuba | Wales | United Kingdom
Weekly Salsa Social & Dance Evening in Cardiff city centre Social dancing from 9pm onwards with resident Dj Roger Dodger.[...]
Feb
2
Sat
8:00 pm [Event] Spanish Party with DJ Vukko @ Locos Cardiff
[Event] Spanish Party with DJ Vukko @ Locos Cardiff
Feb 2 @ 8:00 pm – Feb 3 @ 3:00 am
[Event] Spanish Party with DJ Vukko @ Locos Cardiff | Cardiff | Wales | United Kingdom
Message from Locos below: 💃💃💃 ¡WELCOME LATINOS! 💃💃💃 From now on, every Saturday at Locos we will have own Latino[...]