Every Thursday Night Salsa Classes, Lessons and Club in Harpenden.


Everyone is welcome to our buzzing Thursday night club.

If you are a beginner please read the information on the "Beginners" page.

Below is the timing schedule for Thursday evenings in Harpenden.

Occassionally we vary things to "mix it up" a bit, so check the Events Calendar

in case we are having a party night :-)

Below you can see we basically have 2 hours of classes followed by 2 hours of Social Dancing.

The classes are arranged so no matter what level you are at from Absolute Beginner through to Experienced dancer there are always 2 hours of relevant classes for you....

Our club has a fun and friendly atmosphere and ticks in a professional manner.....Enjoy :-)

We do our very best to give everyone the very best value, and to this end the entry price is £10 for the entire evening including as many classes as you want to do :-)  If you don't want to do classes then the entry price is £6 from 9:30pm onwards (on a special "party" night is £10 all night).

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Sad news...

It's a tough decision, but the "welcome back" social dance is postponed...

Boris' statement on Thursday was a precursor to extending lockdown. In addition, Delta has become significant, so even if we are still allowed to run the social dancing, it's probably not the right thing to do now.

After the 14th we will have more information, and the plan is to still welcome you all back with a social dancing night, but I just can't say when that will be right now. It's a rain check: but as the rain clears, a beautiful rainbow will come into view...

I am so sorry to get your hopes up and dash them, but, I promise I will make it up to you.

We don't where, and we don't when, but we'll meet again some sunny day (or moonlit evening).

As soon as the situation becomes clear enough, I will send you an update.
Meanwhile, our affiliated dance association (NATD) is guiding us to help everyone stay safe.


More information about Thursday night....

For beginners entering the club for the first time, you must do Level 1 at 7:30pm.

It is recommended that you do Level 1 for at least 3 weeks to make sure you have a full understanding of the basics.

In the first week you should also do Level 2 at 8:30pm. Level 2 should be attended for around 3 to 5 weeks. After your initial 3 weeks in Level 1 at 7:30pm you will then do Level 3 at 7:30pm. Level 3 should be attended at least 3 weeks. In this way you will overlap Levels 1, 2 and 3 and gain a full insight and correct execution of all the basic moves.

Once you have completed time in Level 3 at 7:30pm you can then attend the L4 (Core Moves & Core Techniques) at 7:30pm. This level is assessed by the Instructor to give you individual feedback. When all 6 of the Core Moves are working for you, then you are ready for Levels 6. You will be doing L4 and L5 until you get your pass (from L4) to enter L6.

The classes overlap to ensure students are getting enough reinforcement, and are always doing 2 hours of classes.

Salsa Machine has a reputation for the highest quality teaching, and you can rest assured that progression through our levels will facilitate you becoming the best possible dancer you can be in the shortest time.

After gaining a reasonable level of skill in Level 4 & L5 you can move to Level 6 (Intermediate turn patterns and sequences) and then subsequently Level 7 (Advanced turn patterns and sequences).

With regular attendance and practice you can become an accomplished Salsa dancer in a relatively short space of time.

Many people like to start with Private Salsa Lesson because this an excellent way of gaining a very rapid and thorough insight into dancing, building skill levels quickly and achieving self-confidence. Find out more about how Private Salsa Lessons could serve your needs by visiting the Private Lessons page and all will be explained...

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 Hempstead 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 9 minutes.

Stevenage is 25 minutes.

Tring is 31 minutes.

Watford is 21 minutes.

Welwyn is 16 minutes.

Private Lessons are also conducted in Harpenden at a separate location in a dedicated private dance studio.

Additional information about travelling:

We serve a most of the surrounding towns, so if you want to do Salsa Dance Lessons in Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, Luton, Watford, Hatfield, Welwyn or Berkhamsted you will most certainly find someone at our club who comes from one of these town, and then as you make friends you will be able to share the journey :-)

I can help you locate someone or make an introduction if required, no problem.