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Warwick Salsa

Warwick Salsa


We offer a large and vibrant social scene, built around a legendary activity: Salsa dancing! Being the ultimate way to meet people, Warwick Salsa is an inclusive society that welcomes people from all across the University community. What makes us unique from other societies is that the activity we promote is itself an inherently social one. While we offer the opportunity to learn and perform, our main aim is to provide a friendly environment in which to meet new people and have fun on the dancefloor! And we do this whilst trying to instil smooth dancing and instinctive musicality... all within the inviting arms of our salsa family.



During term time, we offer salsa lessons twice a week for all levels!


Copper Rooms 1 from 8pm-10pm: Salsa classes for ALL LEVELS followed by Salsa Freestyle! Don't forget to join us afterwards in the Snug in Copper Rooms 2 for our special SALSA MONDAYS night - with more opportunities to dance and socialise!


Flexigrid from 5pm-7pm: Salsa classes for BEGINNERS, IMPROVERS 1 and RUEDA (for Improvers 2 and Intermediates)

Our levels are:

  • Beginner: No Salsa experience at all

  • Improvers 1: Have taken around 3 beginners classes

  • Improvers 2: Have taken at least 10 improvers 1 classes. You should feel intuitively comfortable with crossbody and crossbody turn techniques

  • Intermediate/Advanced: Have over a year's salsa experience

If you are not certain which level is for you then please ask one of the Exec members!

Prices: £2 members, £3 non-members per class


Some quick FAQs about classes

What do I wear?
Whatever you want! No special shoes needed but if you have Latin/dance shoes that’s cool. For higher levels avoid rubber-soled shoes.

Do I need to bring a partner?
No! We usually get about equal numbers, and we change partners regularly throughout the class - so you get to meet loads of new people!

But I have no experience, can I still join?
Don't worry - everyone's here to learn! We do a warm-up at the beginning of the class (a sort of 'follow the leader'), but don't worry or feel silly if you can't do it - it's just intended as a bit of fun and you'll find that each week you can do more and more of the steps!



Latin Night

Twice per term, we host a Latin Night in the Copper Rooms. Starting at 8 pm, we run through to midnight to maximise on the freestyle! See more photos of previous Latin Nights on our Facebook page here.

Hosted on campus, and attracting guests from all over the Midlands, we have a renowned guest teacher, DJ, bar and classes for all levels of Salsa. There is also a workshop for another Latin dance such as Reggaeton, La Rueda, Bachata or Cha Cha Cha!

These nights are a term highlight - if you haven't been yet, then make sure to note them down in your diary!



Warwick Salsa has an active social calendar, with a lot of different events aimed at both socialising and dancing. The main aim of all of the socials is to create a welcoming atmosphere where all members can have fun together! We host events such as freestyle dancing, society meals, circling and organise trips to local salsa parties. One of the best trips we run is to the biggest annual Salsa Party in the Midlands, BIRMINGHAM BALL hosted by Birmingham University's Dance Club Latino! It is a great and unmissable social occasion, with a day of workshops and a night full of freestyle. The socials are a great way to get involved in the society - no matter how much dance experience you have!

Have a look at the photos on our Facebook page to get a feel for the socials we host!



Once a year we go on our annual tour. Previous tours have gone to Croatia, Paris, Cyprus and Monaco.




Warwick Salsa Society is renowned for excellent performances throughout the year! We have performance groups for ALL LEVELS, so no matter how much Salsa you have done, you can get involved! 

Previous years we have performed at University Open Days, Warwick Tap's annual 'Pizazz' dance show, other societies' events, and as one of the evening performances at the International Salsa Congress in Cyprus. Each year we also compete at the Birmingham Ball.

Have a look at our YouTube page for videos of past performances!


Charity Involvement

Warwick Salsa strives to have a strong charity focus and be further involved with many charitable projects throughout the year. 

In previous years, Warwick Salsa has supported Coventry Haven (https://www.coventryhaven.co.uk/), Warwick Marrow (https://www.warwicksu.com/societies/22346/)  and Macmillan Cancer Support (https://www.macmillan.org.uk/) through charity latin nights, charity socials and a 24-hour salsathon!

This year our charity is the Against Malaria Foundation.

Your Exec

Here is your Exec Committee for 2020-2021. We run the Society, and would love to get to know you! If you have any questions, issues or thoughts just come and talk to us.

PRESIDENTS: Mehak Kalra & John Toop-Rose
VICE PRESIDENTS: Kitti Kovács & Chris Marshall
SECRETARY: Elodie Sky Wild
TREASURER: Maya Efi Rose
SOCIAL SECS: Nessy Yordanova & Honza Sovícek
PUBLICITY AND MARKETING: Carys Johnson & Manisha Gupta



If you have any other questions or need any help, just email us or get in touch through our social media pages!

email: su397@warwicksu.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/warwicksalsa/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/warwicksalsa/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/warwicksalsa

If you want to have a look at former performances or see what we teach in class, have a look at our YouTube pages.

WarwickSalsa: https://www.youtube.com/user/WarwickSalsa

See you on the dance floor!

The EXEC xx

Current Elections

Warwick Salsa By-election - Autumn 2020

This election is specifically to elect the Exec members for Warwick Salsa. You will only be eligible to participate for this election if you are a member of the Society.

1 post is up for election.

Nominations close at 09:00 on Wednesday 23 September 2020 (in 30 hours)

The polls open at 12:00 on Wednesday 23 September 2020 (in 33 hours)

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Upcoming Events

Salsa Taster Session
23rd September 6pm - 8pm
Online - Microsoft Teams
These salsa taster sessions are suitable for complete beginners but a lot of fun for dancers at all levels!
Warwick Salsa Virtual Social
5th October 7pm - 9pm
Online - Microsoft Teams
Join our virtual social to meet the exec, chat with members and have some fun! Details will be announced closer to the time and a Teams link will be posted on Warwick Salsa’s Facebook on the day of the event!


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