Drop-ins welcome!



Drop-ins welcome!


Friendly environment | Experienced teachers | No partner needed

All levels covered: from totally new beginners to very advanced dancers!

 (Drop-ins Welcome)



Columbia Heights/Saturdays

What? Cuban Salsa Class and open dancing.  Class is divided into several levels (beginner through advanced) each with a separate teacher.
When? Saturdays 12:45 pm - 3:30 pm.   
Where? Emergence Community Arts Collective; 733 Euclid St NW; Washington DC 20001 (Go in on the right side of the building and walk straight past the stairway to the big classroom.) 
Cost: $10/class.  First class free w/ coupon below. (Special deal: $49 for 2 months of classes)
Details:   No partner needed to attend. Those who wish, generally go out for coffee or to eat together after class.  Here is a video with clips from class:


Adams Morgan/Fridays

What?   Salsa Class for all levels (beg. to advanced) followed by open dancing with live band.  
When?  9-10 pm on the first and third Fridays of each month.
Where?  Bossa Bistro and Lounge-second floor; 2463---18th St. NW; Washington DC 20009
Cost: $10 per class.  Cover charge for the open dancing that follows is waived for class-members.   (Say you are taking class when you arrive so you aren't charged the cover!)
Details:  Live band every Friday!  Club entry is for age 21 and over.  If anyone under the age of 21 is interested in the class, contact; perhaps something can be worked out.  No partner needed to attend class.

Boot camp scheduled

DIT will hold a boot camp on Sunday, June 24, upstairs at the ECAC (733 Euclid St NW; DC), 2-5 pm.  Note that it will be for intermediate level from 2 to 4 pm.  From 4 to 5 pm, the instruction will be for advanced beginners and the Intermediates can drill the moves they learned as a group.  At 5 pm, we'll do a final song for intermediates to see how their moves look and get any final pointers. Intermediates should already know well, with proper timing and technique, moves like Dedo, Montana, Sombrero, Setenta, Balsero etc.  Advanced beginners should already know well, with proper timing and technique moves like Enchufla, Enchufla Doble, Uno, Adios, Dame Dos, Enchufla con Mambo, etc.
The cost is $25 for intermediates and $15 for advanced beginners.   To register, email Pay by cash, check or paypal and knock $2 off the cost if paid by June 16.


College Park/thursdays

What?  Non-credit Salsa class open to the public for all levels of dancers.
When?  Fall 2018 classes will begin in September.  Check with the Arts and Learning Center for details: 301.314.2787.
Where? University of MD Student Union (in College Park, MD)
Cost:  Varies between $5 and $8 per class depending on if you are a student, staff, or member of the public.
Details/Registration: There’s a parking lot next to the building.  Sorry---drop ins not allowed at this class.  (Rules are set by the university.)  To register, call: 301.314.2787 or register online.


silver spring/Saturdays

What?   "Class & Party" for all levels of dancers, sponsored by Montgomery College Community Arts Div.  This is held on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus and is open to the public.  It begins with two hours of class and then an hour and a  half of social dancing. Please check a few days ahead to ensure the party is "on."  The college cancels if there isn't enough registration.
When?   Saturday July 14, from  7 to 10:30 pm.  
Where?   Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus Cultural Arts Center (at intersection ofGeorgia Ave. & East West Highway) Room 205.  Address: 7995 Georgia Ave.; Silver Spring, MD.
Cost:  Fees set by the college; late registration allowed.
Details:  To sign up for these "Class/Parties," call 240.567.5188, or visit:   For all registration options, including registering at the Wheaton Mall, visit: Questions? contact or


University of Maryland

School of Public Health KNES 131 (one credit) is sometimes offered summer/winter intersession.  Check the university course offerings for up to date info.

American University

Health Studies Department HFIT 170 (one credit) is offered every fall and spring semesters.   AU students register through the university.  Check out this video that includes American University Salsa students performing at an AU event:



Contact:  with questions about the class, group discounts, lessons for special events, etc.  


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(Sorry; does not apply to groups of 4 or more people.)