Beginners, Your Salsa Dance Journey Starts Here......
Our mission is to change your life.
Free your spirit, give your passion expression.
You have taken the very first steps toward a transformation.
Learning to dance cannot be beaten in terms of rising to a challenge, excitment and sheer joy in achieving the most expressive way to appreciate music. Salsa is the most exciting, fun, social and cool dance ever.
Salsa Machine has a reputation for the highest standard of structured teaching, and we use our own unique methods with our students.
We believe the traditional methods don't serve the best interests of the students, so we have developed our own system with a technical foundation employing modern instruction and learning methods.
I am so confident about what we do that if you are not totally happy that you've had the best ever experience with us you can have your money back no questions asked!
VENUE: EMC in Harpenden every Wednesday.
See "Maps & directions".
Superb floor | Free on-site secure car park | Bring your own drinks.
Brand new purpose-built studio | Low ceiling and acoustic perfection.
In a nutshell, there are 6 classes, 3 at 7:30 and 3 at 8:15, and social dancing from 9:00 to 10:45.
You can pay-as-you-go (no booking necessary) or pay a monthly subscription which attracts a loyalty discount of more than 50%. Prices are below.
The success of any new hobby relies on the crucial initial commitment, so I strongly recommend taking advantage of the subscription: you will be more likely to overcome the initial barriers beginners face, such as maintaining consistency, building confidence and creating positive habits. A subscription also represents crazy-good value and has no downside.
The first session is a technical session, and the second session is the corresponding creative session. Let me explain:
CLASS SESSION 1 (7:30 pm)
CLASS 1 Foundation Moves & Techniques (Beginners)*
CLASS 2 Core Moves & Techniques (Intermediate)*
CLASS 3 Advanced Techniques & Styling
CLASS SESSION 2 (8:15 pm)
CLASS 1 Foundation Creative Patterns (Beginners)*
CLASS 2 Core Moves & Techniques Creative Patterns (Intermediate)*
CLASS 3 Advanced Creative Patterns
SOCIAL DANCING from 9:00 pm (currently FREE)
You can attend just one session, but they are built to work together. This format is designed to accelerate your progress, stimulate creativity, and build confidence in Salsa.
* Classes have a carefully controlled content rotation, which means you can start as a beginner at any week in the rotation and continue working through the rotated content over a number of weeks until you complete everything. After several rotations, an instructor will make recommendations for you to ascend.
Our subscriptions represent a more than 50% loyalty discount and are super-simple.
SUPER SAVER ALL IN
£40 per calendar month.
Includes everything on a club night.
SUPER SAVER SOCIAL
£14 per calendar month.
Access to the social dancing every club night.
For months that have 5 club nights, you get a completely free night!
Starts as soon as you subscribe and renews on the same date every month.
No minimum duration, and cancel any time, pay by debit/credit card.
No account, username, password or membership card required, just rock up and rock in - super simple!
Subscription members benefit from such a huge loyalty discount because we treat our members as family. For beginners, subscription is recommended because as well as being amazing value, it also creates that all-important commitment required when starting something new.
1 CLASS = £10
A SECOND CLASS ATTRACTS 50% DISCOUNT
2 CLASSES = £15
SOCIAL DANCING = FREE for a bit longer
Social dancing is currently free for everyone.
Eventually, it will be £7, but if you've also bought a class it will be discounted to £5.
You can attend either the first or the second session, but, they are structured so that session 1 prepares you for session 2.
We never share information.
100% money-back satisfaction guarantee.
If your aren't at least 100% satisfied then we will refund all your money, no questions asked.
Start Salsa & change your life!
The perfect Life Challenge.
Fun, sociable, improve fitness.
Salsa dancing is THE most exciting and social dance of the modern age. It combines the rapport of partner-dancing with the freedom and expression of freestyle dancing, and all against the backdrop of inspiring and engaging Latin music. Nothing can beat this cocktail of energy and passion for an activity that is fun, social, safe and good exercise. It really doesn't matter why you come to Salsa Machine, whether it's for dancing, exercise, fun, for a change of scene or to meet new people, or just immerse yourself in a relaxed but energetic social environment with fabulous music, it doesn't matter because you will be guaranteed to have amazing fun!
We have a reputation for the best teaching anywhere: classes are structured so that they follow on and are built on each other with consistent content creating a natural progression. They are designed to accelerate your progress and rapidly improve your dance skills and confidence.
The free-style social dancing is where you have fun with material you learnt earlier. It's amazing value, and you will be learning from excellent instructors and within a consistent structure and consistent teaching throughout the levels. It's no coincidence that Salsa machine has a proud reputation for the best teaching anywhere. Becasue we have a Team and don't use "guest" instructors each week, you get a consistency here that is unobtainable elsewhere.
Learning to dance Salsa is just like learning anything else. At first you can't quite understand what you are trying to learn. Then with good instruction and practice it starts to make sense and the basics begin to become automatic. Like learning to drive, no one can execute smooth gear changes on their first day, then after a short while one day you have an "ah-ha" moment and things click. When you have your gear changes automatic and you can do them at a subconscious level you can get on with job of becoming a skilful and creative driver. The same is true for dancing, as the basics become automatic things click and your dancing transforms into truly creative and exciting activity. At Salsa Machine were are experts at nurturing you through this process, and we use some clever teaching tools to facilitate your journey into accomplished and confident dancer. In fact, to be the best dancer you can be :-)
Salsa dancing is a particularly sociable and fun thing to do because it is very low pressure, and you can either watch, listen or dance or chat, have a drink or chill out, so you can draw whatever you want from it. It's one of the best environments to build self confidence and meet new people of the same and opposite sex in the safest environment with no implied agenda.
My advice is stop filling your time with looking cat videos on YouTube (although this is worthy pastime in which I myself participate in) and marvelling at other people's Selfies on Facebook and instead connect with the Latin Rhythm that is Salsa! You can always watch cat videos after you come from an evening of fun and dancing...see!...best of both Worlds!
To start all you have to do is turn up. It's that simple. We'll do the rest.
It can be a bit daunting arriving somewhere new, but we already know this and we'll make you feel welcome and comfortable. The Beginners' Class has it's own instructor so you won't be in with loads of people that already have experience. We will take you gently and clearly through all the things you need to know. You don't need a partner as the classes take that into account - it makes no difference if you come with someone or not, so you can breathe easy.
Try to arrive a little early to allow for getting in and settled, find a chair to put your things, get a drink and absorb the ambience. Remember, there is a Latin social freestyle practice section where you can put what you've learnt into practice. Obviously at the start you may want to just watch and see how it all works, but my advice is to get stuck in and get some dance miles under your shoe leather....you can't really improve by watching! It's very low pressure, so you are not expected to dance if you don't want to yet :-)
The accent is on excellent teaching, and we have built and take pride in our unique position as having the reputation for the best teaching, but we also pay attention to the social fun side of the evening and the free dance section will blow your mind when you see the potential of what you can achieve by rising to the exciting challenge of learning Salsa with us. They say every epic journey starts with a single step...well this has never been truer than with learning Salsa! May the adventure of your journey with us begin....
See you on the dance floor, Ben.
How long does it take to get to us from surrounding towns?
Amersham is 38 minutes. Barnet is 29 minutes. Bedford is 36 minutes. Berkhamsted is 24 minutes. Borehamwood is 29 minutes. Dunstable is 19 minutes. Enfield is 34 minutes. Hatfield is 19 minutes. Hemel is 11 minutes. Hertford is 26 minutes. Hitchin is 29 minutes. Kings Langley is 23 minutes. Leighton Buzzard is 34 minutes. Letchworth is 29 minutes. Luton is 15 minutes. Potters Bar is 29 minutes. St Albans is 10 minutes. Stevenage is 25 minutes. Tring is 31 minutes. Watford is 21 minutes. Welwyn is 16 minutes.
Social Salsa dancing Harpenden.
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