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
We have also have a special bundle where you get 10 classes for £20 (for memebers only!!!!)
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 change partners regularly throughout the class and we usually get about equal numbers - 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! Most of our members start with no experience at all and build up their dancing skills throughout the year. We have beginners levels at ALL our classes so you can start whenever you want !!!
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 social dancing! 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, 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 social 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 organise a Warwick Salsa tour abroad. For previous tours we 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! We have performance groups for ALL LEVELS (beginners and Advanced), 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:
- In 2022 our Salsa Beginners team won 2nd Place!!
- In 2023 our Salsa Advanced team won 1st 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. 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 2023-24. 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: Tanya Costa Lopes & Jac Fernández John
VICE PRESIDENTS: Banke Kufeji
SECRETARY: Simren Bhinde
TREASURER: Vivian Bampiani
PUBLICITY AND MARKETING: Ritika Das & Thea Delmas
BEGINNER PERFORMANCE COORDINATOR: Lara Holzener & James Willard
INTERMEDIATE PERFORMANCE COORDINATOR: Villi Vasileva
SOCIAL SECRETARIES: Darcy Bartlett & Will Burke
TOUR COORDINATOR: Hamid Serry
TEACHING ASSISTANT: Mauricio Morales
CHARITY AND TEACHING: Sanjana Nandwani
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