Salsa Classes Sydney

Salsa Group Classes  – we are offering Salsa 8 week courses in collaboration with Mambo G’s Salsa Social starting Wednesday 17 August (YES he also organises great parties 😉

Salsa 8 week courses $164 at 196 Albion St Surry Hills

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Beginner Wednesday 17 August 615pm

Improvers Level 2 Wednesday 17 August 730pm 

Private lessons – (see pricing below) we can offer private solo, couple or private group lessons (if you have your own group of friends who would like to do it together) Please email info@salsarepublic.com.au to get more information on costings for that

Salsa Republic offers one of the best Salsa classes Sydney has to offer…

Focusing on the very popular linear On1 style that is popular in Sydney and around the world, it’s time to get your dancing shoes on, join the hype and enjoy one of our very own Salsa classes!

Beginners and all levels are welcome. All other styles of Salsa are offered in private classes. Get started today! Be sure to check the location of your class as we use various venues. 

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What is salsa and why is it taking the world by storm?

Salsa originated in Cuba originally known as ‘Son’ The name ‘Salsa’ meaning sauce and the dance, along with salsa music originated in the mid-1970s in New York. Salsa dance socials are commonly held in nightclubs, bars, congresses, restaurants, and outside, especially when part of an outdoor festival.

In many styles of salsa dancing, as a dancer shifts their weight by stepping, the upper body remains level and nearly unaffected by the weight changes. Weight shifts cause the hips to move. Arm and shoulder movements are also incorporated. The basic Salsa dance rhythm consists of taking three steps for every four beats of music. The odd number of steps creates the syncopation inherent to Salsa dancing and ensures that it takes 8 beats of music to loop back to a new sequence of steps and has evolved as a partner dance spreading to the whole world.

Why do salsa dancing?

It’s GREAT exercise, it’s fun, get dance skills, feel confident in your body, you can really bond with your partner, make great new friends, have lots of extra social options or perhaps meet that special someone. Learning Salsa gives you so many social and performance opportunities PLUS it’s such a great way to see different cities and make new friends, you can travel the world and immediately meet people and get involved in festivals and congresses.

Are there different types of Salsa dancing?

There is Salsa Cubana, Colombian and linear styles On1 and On2.  We focus on Salsa On2 – also known as Mambo from New York, which is currently the most popular trend in the world at the moment, followed by Cuban style. Different regions of Latin America and the United States have distinct salsa styles of their own, such as Cuban, Puerto Rican, Cali Colombia, L.A.(On1)  and New York styles.

Come meet and be part of the Salsa Republic family.  We are always up to something! Including organising parties, performing, taking teams to local and overseas festivals and having so much fun while learning!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a partner to enroll for a couple dancing style?

You don’t need to bring a partner but should book in early for our numbers, but it is always a bit more fun to bring someone along that you know – even a friend. You will rotate with the students in the class so everyone can have a go.

What clothes/shoes should I wear?

Couple dances (Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha, Tango others)

Clothes: Wear comfortable clothes. We recommend smart casual attire that allows easy movement. Please avoid tight or long skirts, ties, or anything too warm or restrictive. Men should wear a tshirt or shirt with sleeves – no tank tops and bring a spare shirt or 2 with you for when it gets warm. Everyone should have mints and wear deodorant.

Shoes: Please avoid thongs, slippers, mules or open toe sandals. To start we recommend flat shoes or low heels that have an ankle strap and are secure around your ankles. Later on you can buy a proper jazz or latin dance shoes. Ladies: wear flat shoes for comfort or high heels if you are confident on them.
Men: some sneakers and leather shoes are best.

Individual dances (Samba, Stretch)

Clothes: Gym or dance wear as you tend to sweat.

Shoes: To start you can use sneakers/trainers. Later on you can buy jazz or samba shoes.

How do I enroll on the classes?

ONLINE

Please click on the style you would like to learn to make an enrollment: Salsa , Bachata , Samba , Private Lessons , Wedding Dance Lessons .Performance Workshops.

I can’t make it to class. Can I get a refund?

We don’t offer refunds, but we do offer store credit if you have a compelling reason you cannot attend.

FAQ

The rotation is not compulsory. Just tell the teacher before each class if you would like to stay with your partner

However we highly encourage you to change partners, as it speeds and improves your learning.

What clothes/shoes should I wear?

Couple dances (Salsa, Bachata)

Clothes: Wear comfortable clothes. We recommend smart casual attire that allows easy movement. Please avoid tight or long skirts, ties, or anything too warm or restrictive. Men should wear a tshirt or shirt with sleeves – no tank tops and bring a spare shirt or 2 with you for when it gets warm. Everyone should have mints and wear deodorant.

Shoes: Please avoid thongs, slippers, mules or open toe sandals. To start we recommend flat shoes or low heels that have an ankle strap and are secure around your ankles. Later on you can buy a proper jazz or latin dance shoes. Ladies: wear flat shoes for comfort or high heels if you are confident on them.
Men: some sneakers and leather shoes are best.

Individual dances (Samba, Stretch)

Clothes: Gym or dance wear as you tend to sweat.

Shoes: To start you can use sneakers/trainers. Later on you can buy jazz or samba shoes.

How long are the classes?

Most classes are one hour long.

Choreography and workshops are sometimes longer than one hour.

Do you have even numbers of males & females?

We do only book in even numbers, which is why early booking is essential for this to happen. We can invite more advanced students to come and help us make up numbers with advanced notice. We can’t control when people are sick or don’t turn up, but generally we have even ratios.

How do I enroll on the classes?

ONLINE

Please click on the style you would like to learn to make an enrollment which is confirmed when full payment has been made: Salsa , Bachata , Samba , Private Lessons , Wedding Dance Lessons .Performance Workshops.

OVER THE PHONE

If you prefer, you can enroll over the phone with us  You can find our contact number on our contact page here.

How can I Pay?

ONLINE

(Master/Visa accepted) at the dance page of your choice you will have the option to pay via Debit/Credit Card

IN PERSON

cash payment only is accepted in person provided there is still availability in the class.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL at least one week before the first class so you can guarantee your place – most courses get booked out and we need to control male/female ratio in partnerwork classes

What are your opening hours?

We are open most days during the week. Closed on Sundays.

For detailed opening hours please visit our timetable page to see updated specifics hours of operation.

Do you have student discount?

We do not offer student discounts 

Can I do casual classes?

We do not offer casual classes

What if I work shifts?

We do our best to accommodate people who can’t make it every week– best to call us and we can work out a suitable programme for you.

I’m only in Sydney for a limited number of days. Can I take some classes?

Yes, if you are from another state or overseas you may be able to participate in classes where there is availability. Each individuals needs are different so please give us a call and let us know your situation. We will offer you the best options.

What is the average age of attendees?

Our students vary quite widely between late teens to those in their late 50’s, with the majority from 20’s to 40’s. If you fall anywhere outside this box don’t worry, we offer private classes to any age, kids as well.

Which style of salsa do you teach at Salsa Republic? On1, On2, LA, Cuban?

In our Salsa courses, we teach Linear Salsa or On1 with emphasis on social dancing and performance classes for the more adventurous students who want to get into the conga groove.

We offer private classes in ALL salsa styles.

What level am I?

You can speak to one of our instructors to know which level you are.

How many people attend the classes?

The average number of attendees in our classes is 30, this can vary, performance groups tend to be smaller.

What happens If I miss one class? Can I catch up another day?

unfortunately we wouldn’t be able to control catch up classes and that also affects our males/females ratio for couple classes. It is best for your ongoing education to do a private lesson so as not to miss out on vital information
We always do our best to accommodate so best to call us and we may be able to get you in on an instructor training session or something

Do you have children classes? What is the minimum age to attend the classes?

We currently only run private lessons – under 13 years a parent/adult is required to attend from 13 years not necessary.  We do need to consult the parent to discuss the minors need and goals as we do run lots of classes for young singers and actors needing dance training for musicals etc.

Do you refund?

As we can only take so many bookings in a course, we do not refund at all, but of course every situation is unique so will happily discuss and where possible offer a credit if appropriate.

More Questions?

For more questions, please see our frequently asked questions page .

SOME OF OUR STUDENTS…

I loved the vibe of this place. The learning environment was amazing and there was so much variety to choose from (salsa, bachata, cuban, zouk zumba and more). The teachers are also great and their teaching methods allow you to learn the moves with ease. They also arrange social dances during the week which allow you to try out what you learnt in class in a social environment.
I recommend this school to those who wish to learn salsa or take up a new style of dance.
Pedo Ruiz★★★★★
Pedo Ruiz
I’ve been doing Salsa Republic classes for about a year now and have loved every second of it! The teachers are not only professional performers themselves, they are also beautiful caring people who know their profession and teach in a way where everyone (no matter what level) are made to feel welcome and important! I’ve had the chance to do things I never thought I’d do (like performing) and have made some lifelong friends! Do yourself a favor and come along to a class!
Karen Chapman★★★★★
Karen Chapman
I love learning dancing from salsa republic. Sherylanne is really professional teacher who dance good and teach well and always so much fun having her class. I learnt and improved my samba here that build up my confidence dancing samba in public and people said my samba was really good. Really happy taking class from salsa republic.
Yan Zhang★★★★★
Yan Zhang
Loved the vibe and energy! I just fell in love with samba. Sherylanne is a beautiful dancer, teacher and sister!
Sophie Zobèle★★★★★
Sophie Zobèle
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