Classes, Location, Fees

Drop-in and Series Classes, Location and Fees

About our Classes
Complete Class Schedule (drop-in and series)
List of all Series Classes
Registration for Series Classes
Fees and Discounts for Drop-in Classes
Location

About our Classes

We provide a friendly and non-intimidating atmosphere. You do not need special clothing, just comfortable shoes (no flipflops).
No partner is required! Just show up, dance and have fun!
We are using Cuban and Miami style vocabularies and techniques of Suelta, Casino Partnering and Rueda de Casino. The three major types of Cuban-style Salsa are commonly known as:

Suelta: body movements and open work also known as Suelta (dancing “released” from a partner, by yourself, incorporating popular dance steps, fancy footwork and body styling to salsa music).

Casino: partner dance moves also known as Casino in Cuba (partner dancing emphasizing the circular Cuban style with open breaks and rotating turns). These moves are great for any Salsa dancer.

Rueda: fun group moves also known as Rueda de Casino or just “Salsa Rueda” or “Rueda” in English versions (is group dancing with two couples or more, with hands linked, weaving patterns, and the special fun dynamic that comes from moving together).

We offer great discounts for students, and multi-class discounts.
Please check out our Holiday schedule because the community center is closed on certain days or we travel to study more dance and music.

Complete Class Schedule

We offer following levels:
1. Drop-in: Beginner 2 to Intermediate
2. Drop-in: Intermediate to Advanced.
3. Private & Series classes:  Intro (Beginner level 1)  and  Beginner level 2
4. Afro-Cuban Dance workshops featuring Cuban master teachers
We are also available for private classes.
No partner required for all our classes.
Check out our Holiday/No class schedule here

THURSDAY 7pm to 8pm: Drop-in

Drop-in: Salsa Cubana (Intermediate to Advanced)
Enjoy Cuban-style Salsa dancing. Drop-in class for intermediate and up. No partner required.  Main focus is Salsa Suelta and Casino partnering. Fun energetic and vibrant moves, technique & style featuring latest music from Cuba. Enjoy two skilled teachers with over 15 years experience who regularly study with Cuban master teachers and in Cuba. Age: 16+
Please, check out our holiday/no class schedule here: http://www.salsagente.com/holidays-no-class

THURSDAYS 8pm to 9pm: Drop-in

Drop-in: Salsa Rueda (Beginner level 2 to Intermediate)
This is all Salsa Rueda de Casino. No partner required.
Enjoy fun Cuban Salsa Rueda dancing. Immerse yourself to vibrant music and easy but cool looking moves. Drop-in class, no partner required! For Beginner level 2 and up. Basic Salsa skills required. Two skilled and non-intimidating teachers with over 15 years’  experience who regularly study with Cuban master teachers and in Cuba. Age: 16+.
Please, check out our holiday/no class schedule here: http://www.salsagente.com/holidays-no-class

List of all Series Classes

Check out our Holiday/No class schedule here

Schedule of Series Classes
(see description below)
  

Begins October 21, 2015:
Salsa CRASH Course for Beginners Level 2

Series class: 4 Wednesdays from 7pm to 8pm starting October 21, 2015
October 21 to November 11, 2015
Build up your Salsa dancing skills, have more fun!
Don’t miss this popular class! Class fills up fast!
This class is ideal if you have completed Chris & Jessica’s beginner series level 1, or if you have basic Salsa dancing experience. Learn more turns, develop movements and enjoy the relaxed and open Cuban style of dancing. Get a workout, gain confidence, learn great moves as your fun teachers keep you moving!
Cost $45 (city residents)/$57 (non-city resident).
Age 16+, Maximum 18 people. No partner is required.
More info here:
http://salsagente.com/cuban-style-salsa-classes-location-fees/#description
Facebook invite here: https://www.facebook.com/events/409070592615642/
Need to pre-register at City of Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation
Registration open from August 10, 2015 to October 21, 2015
Register here:
http://salsagente.com/cuban-style-salsa-classes-location-fees/#register

 

Begins September 16, 2015:
Salsa CRASH Course for Beginners Level 1

Series class: 4 Wednesdays from 7pm to 8pm starting September 16, 2015
September 16 to October 7, 2015
Popular Salsa Crash Course Cuban-style for Beginners: level 1
Don’t miss this popular class! Class fills up fast!
For anyone who wants to learn to dance Salsa, meet people and have fun! Two skilled and non-intimidating instructors will build up your dancing skill. In just 4 weeks you will step up on the dance floor with easy, cool looking moves. This is partner dancing using Cuban-style techniques.
Cost $45 (city residents)/$57 (non-city resident).
Age 16+, Maximum 18 people. No partner is required.
More info here:
http://salsagente.com/cuban-style-salsa-classes-location-fees/#description
Facebook invite here: https://www.facebook.com/events/409070592615642/
Need to pre-register at City of Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation
Registration open from August 10, 2015 to September 16, 2015
Register here:
http://salsagente.com/cuban-style-salsa-classes-location-fees/#register

 

 

Begins February 26 2015:
Salsa CRASH Course for Beginners Level 2
Series class: 4 Thursdays from 7pm to 8pm starting February 26, 2015
February 26 to March 19, 2015
Salsa Crash Course Cuban-style for Beginners: Level 2
Build up your Salsa dancing skills, have more fun!
This class is ideal if you have completed Chris & Jessica’s beginner series level 1, or if you have basic Salsa dancing experience. Learn more turns, develop movements and enjoy the relaxed and open Cuban style of dancing. Get a workout, gain confidence, learn great moves as your fun teachers keep you moving!
Cost $45 (city residents)/$57 (non-city residents).
Age 16+. Limited space: maximum 18 people! No partner required!

Class is full!
Click here or below to see more description!
Need to pre-register at City of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec

Click here to register at city of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec
https://online.activenetwork.com/SCInstaReg/Start/Start.asp

 

Begins January 29, 2015:
Salsa CRASH Course for Beginners Level 1
Series class: 4 Thursdays from 7pm to 8pm starting January 29, 2015
January 29 to February 19, 2015
Salsa Crash Course Cuban-style for Beginners: level 1
For anyone who wants to learn to dance Salsa, meet people and have fun! Two skilled and non-intimidating instructors will build up your dancing skill. In just 4 weeks you will step up on the dance floor with easy, cool looking moves. This is partner dancing using Cuban-style techniques.
Cost $45 (city residents)/$57 (non-city resident).
Age 16+, Maximum 18 people. No partner is required.
Class is full!
Click here or below to see more description!

Need to pre-register at City of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec
Click here to register at city of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec 
https://online.activenetwork.com/SCInstaReg/Start/Start.asp

 

Begins Oct 16: Salsa CRASH Course Level 2
Series class: 4 Thursdays from 7pm to 8pm starting October 16, 2014
October 16 to November 6, 2014.
Salsa Crash Course Cuban-style for Beginners: Level 2
Build up your Salsa dancing skills, have more fun!
This class is ideal if you have completed Chris & Jessica’s beginner series level 1, or if you have basic Salsa dancing experience. Learn more turns, develop movements and enjoy the relaxed and open Cuban style of dancing. Get a workout, gain confidence, learn great moves as your fun teachers keep you moving!

No partner is required. Limited space!
Click here or below to see more description!
Need to pre-register at City of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec
Click here to register at city of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec
https://online.activenetwork.com/SCInstaReg/Start/Start.asp

 

Begins Sept 18: Salsa CRASH Course for Beginners level 1Series class: 4 Thursdays
from 7pm to 8pm starting September 18, 2014
September 18 to October 9, 2014.
Salsa Crash Course Cuban-style for Beginners: level 1
For anyone who wants to learn to dance Salsa, meet people and have fun! Two skilled and non-intimidating instructors will build up your dancing skill. In just 4 weeks you will step up on the dance floor with easy, cool looking moves. This is partner dancing using Cuban-style techniques. No partner is required.
Click here or below to see more description!

Limited space! Class usually fills up fast, so don’t miss it!
Need to pre-register at City of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec
Click here to register at city of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec
CLASS FULL!

 

March 27: Salsa CRASH Course Level 3

Series class: 4 Thursdays 
from 7pm to 8pm starting March 27, 2014
March 27 to April 17, 2014.
Salsa Crash Course Cuban-style Level 3
Build up your Salsa dancing skills, have more fun! No partner required!
The class is for everyone who has basic Salsa dance experience. Learn more turns, develop movements and enjoy the relaxed and open Cuban-style of dancing. Get a workout, gain confidence, learn great moves as your fun teachers keep you moving!
Minimum 8 people, maximum 18. Age 16+.  Fee $38
Pre-registration is required with us (SalsaGente.com)!
Sign up now! Last two series classed filled up fast with waiting list!
Click on Contact us to contact us or register during our regular class schedule Monday 7pm or Thursday 8pm at Louden Nelson Center, downtown Santa Cruz.
CLASS FULL!

 

February 27: Salsa CRASH Course Level 2
Series class: 4 Thursdays
from 7pm to 8pm starting February 27, 2014
February 27 to March 20, 2014.
Salsa Crash Course Cuban-style Level 2
Build up your Salsa dancing skills! This class is ideal if you have completed Chris & Jessica’s beginner series level 1, or if you have basic Salsa dancing experience. Learn more turns, develop movements and enjoy the relaxed and open Cuban style of dancing.
Get a workout, gain confidence, learn great moves as your fun teachers keep you moving!
No partner is required. Limited space!
Click here or below to see more description!
Need to pre-register at City of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec
Click here to register at city of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec
https://online.activenetwork.com/SCInstaReg/Start/Start.asp 
CLASS FULL! Waiting list!


January 30: Salsa CRASH Course for Beginners level 1
Series class: 4 Thursdays from 7pm to 8pm starting January 30, 2014
January 30 to February 20, 2014.
Salsa Crash Course Cuban-style for Beginners level 1
For anyone who wants to learn to dance Salsa, meet people and have fun! Two skilled and
non-intimidating instructors will build up your dancing skill. In just 4 weeks you will step up
on the dance floor with easy, cool looking moves. This is partner dancing using Cuban-style
techniques. No partner is required.
Limited space! Class usually fills up fast, so don’t miss it!
Click here or below to see more description!
CLASS FULL! Waiting list!
November 2013: Salsa Rueda for Beginners 
Series class: 5 Thursdays from 7pm to 8pm starting November 7
November 7 to December 12. No class on November 28!
Offered by City of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec.
Need to pre-register at City of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec (see info below)!


September 2013: Salsa CRASH Course for Beginners 1

Series class: 5 Thursdays from 7pm to 8pm starting September 12
September 12 to October 17, 2013. No class on September 26!
No partner required!
Limited space! Class fills up fast!
Need to pre-register at City of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec (see info below)! 
 


July 25 to Aug 15, 2013: Salsa Rueda for Beginners

Series class: 4 Thursdays starting July 25
7pm to 8pm
Offered by City of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec.
Fee: $38 (residents of Santa Cruz)/$48 (non-residents)
Need to pre-register at City of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec (see info below)!
July/August 2013 class full!


March 2013: Salsa Rueda for Beginners

Series class: 4 Wednesdays starting March 6.
Offered by City of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec.
Fee: $38 (residents of Santa Cruz)/$48 (non-residents)
Need to pre-register at City of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec (see info below)! 
Deadline: March 6, 2013 

March 2013 class full!


February 2013: Salsa CRASH Course for Beginners 1

Series class: 4 Wednesdays from 7pm to 8pm
Starting February 6, 2013
Need to pre-register at City of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec (see info below)! 
February 2013 class full! Waiting list!

 

Registration for Series Classes
offered by city of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec:
 

City of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec
Click here to register at city of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec
https://online.activenetwork.com/SCInstaReg/Start/Start.asp 

Register by mail or fax: Complete the Mail in/Fax Registration Form and mail to
323 Church Street or fax to 831-420-5271.

Register in person: at the Parks & Recreation Office, 323 Church Street, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Thursday or at Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center Street,
9:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Monday – Saturday.

Register by phone: by calling 831-420-5270, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday-Thursday.
Have your activity numbers and Visa or MasterCard ready.

Description:
Salsa Crash Course for Beginners Level 1


For anyone who wants to learn to dance Salsa, meet people and have fun!

This is partner dancing using Cuban-style techniques.
Two skilled and non-intimidating instructors will build up your dancing skill. You can feel relaxed in a friendly and non-intimidating atmosphere! Chris and Jessica have 15 years experience and regularly study with renowned teachers and in Cuba.

In just 4 weeks you will step up on the dance floor with easy, cool looking moves. But because this is a “Crash Course” which build up every class, you need to attend all 4 classes otherwise you will miss some important elements and lack behind.

The first day you will learn enough to impress yourself and others. You will learn some simple hints and tips teaching you how to look great.
An important element in Cuban-style dancing is not knowing moves but knowing how to move. So, we will build up your knowledge on how to move your body and add some styling to it.
Then we will learn how to do some simple moves, look great at it and enjoy dancing. We further build up and learn simple turns for the follower and the leader. Then we  will add some more exciting moves and will learn the “cross-body lead.

Get a good workout, gain confidence, learn great moves as your fun teachers keep you moving!

No partner is required. Limited space. Age 16+

Offered by the city of Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation. Pre-registration is required.
Register here:
http://salsagente.com/cuban-style-salsa-classes-location-fees/#register

Description:
Salsa Crash Course for Beginners Level 2 & 3

Build up your Salsa dancing skills! Have more fun!

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This class still focuses on partner dancing. Learn more turns, develop body movements and enjoy the relaxed and open Cuban-style way of dancing. Immerse yourself to vibrant tunes and have even more fun.
If you know basic Salsa or you have completed Chris & Jessica’s beginner series level 1, then you will enjoy this class very much!
We are focusing more on body movement and styling. We also add a few more moves and turns and practice, practice, practice.
Because this is Cuban-style Salsa dancing ,we may add some elements of Salsa Rueda de Casino.

Our goal is for you to go out there, have fun and look great!

The series class builds up each week, so attendance to all sessions is required.

Chris and Jessica have over 15 years experience and regularly study with renowned teachers, in Cuba and around the world.
Get a good workout, gain confidence, learn great moves as your fun teachers keep you moving!

No partner is required. Limited space. Age 16+

Offered by the city of Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation. Pre-registration is required.
Register here:
http://salsagente.com/cuban-style-salsa-classes-location-fees/#register

Description:
FUN Salsa Rueda Series for Beginners


Learn to dance Salsa the fun way!
Experience the excitement and energy of dancing salsa in a group! “Salsa Rueda” (also known as Rueda de Casino) is more than just Salsa.
We dance this Cuban-style in a circle, frequently change partners, and learn fun patterns with dancers weaving, linking, and moving together. This is a very entertaining way to learn to dance salsa and become part of a worldwide community phenomenon.
Chris and Jessica have over 15 years experience dancing “Rueda” worldwide, and frequently study in Cuba. Get a good workout as SalsaGente’s non intimidating instructors will keep you moving and having fun!

No partner required!
5 or 4 days from 7 to 8pm (see final schedule in calendar above)
Age: 16 years and up
Minimum: 6 people, Maximum: 18.
Need to pre-register. Contact us directly.

 

Fees and discounts for Drop-in Classes

Regular class fee for one drop-in:

Regular $9
Students (full-time with ID) $5
2 class at same evening: $15

10-pack discount:
Ten classes for only $70!  Limited to 4 month from date you paid.
Is transferrable and can invite others.

No double discounts. Only one discount applies per class.

 

Location

We are located in a beautiful historic building downtown Santa Cruz

Louden Nelson Community Center
301 Center Street
Santa Cruz, California, 95060

A bus stop is just around the corner. A major bus station is minutes to walk.
Public, free and safe parking is around the building and another one across the street at police station.

Click here for the Louden Nelson website.

Click here for map or see below