Salsa Beginner & Intermediate Class

 Every Tuesday Beg 7pm-8pm/Intermediate 8pm-9pm

Next 4 week Session Starts:

November 13th

January 8th

First Time Student Beginning 1 Salsa 7pm-8pm (To Be Used Only Once)

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Beginning 1 Salsa 7pm-8pm

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Intermediate Salsa 8pm-9pm

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Holiday Salsa Workshops with Wes!

Lead /Follow Workshop "tuning your steps to your partner"

Tuesday December 10th 7pm-9pm

This workshop will be focused on the lead/follow relationship and developing a feel for the lead/follow. Some common social dance problems we run into are: I only know/remember so many patterns... I can't tell what my partner wants me to do... What do I do when they do... We'll focus on getting away from "pattern" dancing and move in the direction of "partner" dancing where both leaders and followers can feel out what each other is capable of and how to dance to the edge of each others skill level.

Salsa Lead/Follow Workshop with Wes 7pm-9pm

Musicality, Creativity and Club Style Dancing (on 1 & 2)

Tuesday December 18th 7pm -9pm

This workshop will be focused on rhythm, timing, and emphasis. Salsa music is dynamic, varied and soulful but can also be intimidating, confusing and difficult to sync up to. Here we'll focus on: finding your timing, syncing up with the music and your partner, how to get back on the rhythm without stopping, playing with musical cues, and an introduction to on2 dancing.

Salsa Musicality Workshop with Wes 7pm-9pm

All classes run for 4 consutive weeks unless noted

Beginning 1 Salsa 7pm-8pm (Beginners Start Here)/Intermediate Salsa 8pm-9pm

Private lessons Available by Appointment

View Salsa dancers performing at The Pick School!

New Students should start the 1st week of class.


1532 Taraval Street San Francisco, CA 94116 / 415.752.5658


First time student? Discounted Rate!

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Learn dance figures and cool moves to Salsa the night away to fast, passionate music like:


At the Pick School of Ballroom Dancing group classes in Salsa can help you to learn how to lead or how to follow this "get your blood moving" night club favorite. Learn the salsa basic front and back and side and side, learn how to turn your partner and learn a cross body lead... and all the while working up quite an aerobic "glow".

According to Wikipedia, the Salsa dance movements originally came from Cuba and their dancing of the 1930's and experienced strong influences from the Mambo and the other Afro-Cuban folk dances.

Today we know of various styles of Salsa dancing based on geographical locations and cultural preferences such as the Cali style from Columbia, the Cuban style, the LA style and the NY and Puerto Rican styles.

Salsa is typically danced with a partner although there are recognized exceptions in the solo form, line dancing form and "rueda de casino" or "wheel"/ circle group form.

Salsa dancing can range from highly choreographed with lifts and theatrical elements associated with show dancing to freestyle and improvised with emphasis on lead and follow and musicality.

If you'd like to read more about the Salsa click here. Join us for some beginning group lessons in Salsa dancing to get you ready for your next date night.