Salsa Classes Medellin A community of independent dance instructors

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Who we are

We are a group of independent dance instructors in Medellin. We created the community to help newcomers to Medellin find the most appropriate, quality dance instructors. It saves the students the fees involved in running a dance school. And classes can be done at home or in nearby studios to save the travel cost at the same time!

Our Instructors are typically professional dancers who train, compete and perform within dance companies and give classes on the side to support their career. Many of them have competed and won competition at national and international levels.

The Community was created during the summer 2017 by a small group of students and instructors who though both sides would heavily benefit from connecting with each other! We are based in the Poblado, Medellin.

Our Students are usually salseros from other countries coming to Colombia - the land of salsa - to level up their dancing skills with top instructors. A lot of them are advanced students already aware of the quality of the instruction, but we also get plenty of complete beginners.


In the video below, our instructor Lucia provides a brief introduction of the role and purpose of the community. If you would like to schedule a class with her or any of the other instructors, simply talk to us via Facebook Messenger


Why you should try it!

Salsa Classes Medellin connects students with independent local instructors via Facebook, which presents multiple advantages in comparison to joining a regular dance school.

  • Simple process. You send us a message via our Facebook page and answer some basic questions in our automated menu. The instructor then contacts you directly to confirm the first class

  • Curated service. We handpick the right instructors based on the student’s profile and needs (Beginner or advanced? Male or female? Styling or new moves? etc.)

  • Great teaching. Our community is made up of the best in Medellin. Teachers are preselected by their peers based on the quality of their teaching, skill level, personality, and professionalism.

  • Affordable. Schools have to cover the remuneration of the teacher and the cost of operations. Since we work independently, everything costs less and you save the difference.

  • Support local dance community Dance schools pay teachers half of what our instructors receive. Support your local dancer!


Instructors cover all levels, from beginner to champion


We have studios all over Medellin, you simply have to choose the closest one !

days a week

Instructors available whenever you need them, Sundays included!


The first community to help dancers and students connect online

Meet the dancers

Discover some our dancers below. Click on the little icon below each dancer to view their profiles

Salsa Cali-style & on1

Sergio is the reigning world champion of salsa on-1. He is a high energy dancer who loves to help students reach their own potential through dance

Salsa Cali-stye & Bachata

Lucia came straight from the salsa capital of the world: Cali, Colombia! She reached final stage in the Mundial of Cali in 2016

Salsa on2 & chacha

Esteban is a champion dancer. He won 1st place in the Colombia Salsa Festival 2017 as “solista”, and 2nd place in on2 and Chacha

Salsa on1 & Bachata

Yessica is a world champion salsa dancer with over 19 years of dancing and 10 years teaching both on-1 style salsa and sensual bachata.

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Are you new to salsa dancing?

We know how intimidating it can be, and we’re here to help

A private class with a patient teacher is a friendly environment to practice in and a handy way of getting used to the steps and the rhythm. Our instructors are used to teach foreigners with limited or no experience of salsa and will use the right pedagogy. At the same time, being professional dancers, they bring to the table an impressive knowledge and understanding of the music to share with you.

Learning from an independent helps the student develop a personal relationship with his / her instructor. It is very common for our instructors to take out their students social dancing to test their new moves on the field! Being locals, the instructors are able to recommend the best events, the right club at the right night etc. And if they don’t, do not hesitate to ask us directly via Messenger!

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What the students say

  • Hannah Brown

    I have taken 50 hours of private Salsa and Bachata classes over 2 months with Salsa Classes Medellin, and I loved every second of it 🙂

    – Wei Jun from Malaysia, via Google review

  • Hannah Brown

    I have been beyond impressed. The concept is fantastic; as a student you save money and the teachers themselves make a fairer wage. The classes are absolutely private – in your own studio, with your own teacher, and with no need to change the music every five minutes!

    – Rebecca from London, via Google Review

  • Hannah Brown

    Amazing! It’s easy to set up classes, the teachers come to your neighborhood, and everyone seems to be super responsive and organized. Plus, I had a blast learning to salsa, despite my awkward, can’t-dance self!

    – Sarah from USA, via Google review

  • Hannah Brown

    I took some bachata, Cali-style salsa, and On2 salsa classes. Quality of all the instructors was very high

    – Maxime from Canada, via Google Review

Q: Which dance styles are available?

A: Nearly all of them! The Facebook bot will ask you what you want to learn - e.g salsa (colombian, cuban, on1, on2), bachata (sensual or dominican), kizomba, porro etc. You can ask to mix them up within a pack

Q: When and where do I pay?

A: There are three payments: an online reservation payment via credit card, a second payment in cash to the instructor (after the test class), and a third cash payment after half the pack is used

Q: What is the level of the instructors?

A: From semi-professionals dancers who are just starting with teaching, all the way up to actual champions having won international competitions. See this YouTube video for more, and this YouTube video to see some dancing

Q: How is the price set?

A: Based on your preferences regarding the experience of the instructor, the number of classes (packages) and the location of the class (home or studio). See this YouTube video for more!

Q: How much does the test class work?

A: After the first class, you can ask to try with a different instructor, or get a full-refund of your online reservation payment. The test class price is 30.000 pesos (+10.000 if done in a studio)

Q: How are the group classes organized?

A: Group classes are organized when 3 people show interest at the same date, time & place. The system logs preferences and automatically notifies students. See this YouTube video for more!

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Administrative office

Cl. 11a #43d-4
Medellin, Colombia


Poblado, Envigado, Laureles, Estadio, Belen, Aguacatala


Phone: +57 3053549993
Whatsapp: +57 3053549993