Beginners Salsa

The movements we teach are based on the original dance movements from the Cuban Son dancing of the 1930s. This dance was heavily influenced by the beat of Son Montuno and the dances of Danzon, Mambo, and Guaguanco – along with many other types of Afro-Cuban folk dancing.

There are a number of different styles of salsa dancing, many of which developed as a part of local culture and based on geographical diversity and cultural influences. Among these are Cali-style (from Colombia), Cuban-style ("Casino"), LA-style, New York-style, and Puerto Rican-style – all of which are taught in our salsa dance lessons in Sydney.

In salsa, your upper body remains steady and level while you move around the floor, and your hips end up doing most of the moving. This makes it one of the sexiest dances in the world – and is one of the reasons that our salsa dance classes are our most popular.

For the Girls 

For the girls we recommend wearing comfortable dance wear such as lycra leggings, leotard tops, t-shirts and singlet tops, dance skirt over leggings, and either chorus shoes or low-heel leather shoes. No clunky necklaces or big jewellery please!

For the Boys 

For the boys we suggest casual wear such as jeans and shirt or t-shirt, leather work shoes or leather slip-on shoes or boots. Don't wear heavy runners because they grip the floor and you won't be able to spin – and no thongs please!


Please enter Kirk Street f​rom Archer Street, continue at the end of Kirk Street(Dead End Street)

5 min walk to Chatswood Train Station, 1 min walk to Chatswood Chase Shopping Centre

PARKING : Generally Easy parking on Kirk Street , 2nd option in Chatswood Chase Car Park (1min walk to Kirk Street)

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Class Schedule

Tuesdays and Thursdays Duration: 60 Minutes per session

What you will learn
  • Learn basic steps and movements
  • Develop your own individual style
  • A complete learning experience!
What you will get
  • Expert tuition from an expert coach, Batuhan Gurel

What to bring
  • Your enthusiasm!
What to wear

Kindly see recommended clothing in the class description. (Casual clothing which allows you the freedom to move comfortably)

Appropriate for

Beginners Level


Sydney Dance World

Vendor since 2016

Sydney Dance World has been making people move, connect and express since 2011.  Director, Pascale Dernocoure, a professional Latin dancer and multiple Australian Champion is taking Sydney Dance World to the next level. Her goal is to grow the school to reach more people, inspire more people and bring together more people in name of dance.  Sydney Dance World offers classes in street latin dance, jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, choreographies, bridal dances, entertainment for all events, costumes, diamontes and just about everything dance!  Sydney Dance World aims to help people connect to others and connect to dance in a way that moves them in every way.

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