Whether you’re a life-long lover of Salsa, or just looking to try something new, being part of Warwick Salsa could be the best decision you ever make! We offer a fun and vibrant social scene built around a legendary activity of Salsa dancing! Being the ultimate way to meet people, Warwick Salsa is an inclusive society that welcomes people from all across the University community. While we offer the opportunity to learn and perform, our main aim is to provide a friendly environment 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! The usual times are below but check our socials for any updates or changes!
Copper Rooms 1 from 7pm-9pm: SALSA classes for ALL LEVELS! Stick around afterwards for Social Dancing for more opportunities to dance and socialise! We’ll be there till 10.30pm so stay for as long as you want!
Copper Rooms 1 from 6pm-8pm: BACHATA classes for ALL LEVELS. We also mix between Salsa, Rueda or Cha Cha depending on the week.
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: £3 members, £4 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!
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get regular notifications about classes/venue changes!
Once a term, we host a Latin Night in the Copper Rooms. Starting at 8 pm, we run through past 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, 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, 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 social dancing.
Once a year we go on our annual tour abroad. Previous tours have gone to Croatia, Paris, Cyprus and Monaco. Tour is a great opportunity to learn from internationally renowned teachers, do some intense dancing, and experience an amazing holiday abroad with all the friends you’ve made at Salsa!
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, Latin Night, and multiple times at the International Salsa Congress in Cyprus! Each year we also compete at the Birmingham Ball and in 2022 our Salsa Beginners team won 2nd Place!!
Have a look at our YouTube page for videos of past performances!
Warwick Salsa strives to have a strong charity focus and is involved with many charitable projects throughout the year. In 2022 we raised over £300 for the charity Helping Hands in a collaborative event with Warwick Belly Dance!
In previous years, Warwick Salsa has also supported Coventry Haven, Warwick Marrow and Macmillan Cancer Support through charity Latin Nights, charity socials and a 24-hour salsathon!
Here is your Exec Committee for 2022-23. 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: Carys Johnson & Fred Sumner-Smith
VICE PRESIDENTS: Kadrye Ozturk & Melissa Yip
SECRETARY: Shani Benkebab
TREASURER: Tanya Costa-Lopez
PUBLICITY AND MARKETING: Rosanna Holmes & Ritika Das
PERFORMANCE COORDINATOR: Jac Fernandez-John
SOCIAL SECRETARIES: Arielle Fitkin & Thea Delmas
TOUR COORDINATOR: Ryan McClafferty
TEACHING ASSISSTANT: Eva Yu
CHARITY AND TEACHING: Eunice Erbynn
If you have any other questions or need any help, just email us or get in touch through our social media pages!
If you want to have a look at former performances or see what we teach in class, have a look at our YouTube pages.
Can’t wait to see you on the dance floor!
Salsa Exec xx