Salsa Training

Group Instruction

John & Liz regularly teach classes at various clubs and studios around the SF Bay Area where students can learn in a relaxed social environment.  Most classes are on a drop-in basis and draw large groups of beginner and intermediate students.  Students can start at any time.  The classes cover all elements of salsa including the basic step, individual footwork, and partnering patterns.

Intensive Training

John & Liz also run 3-month long training series several times throughout the year: an “On 1” training team for advanced beginner and intermediate dancers and an “On 2” team for intermediate and advanced dancers as part of Salsamania Dance Company’s training program.

Private Lessons

Want hands-on, one-on-one salsa instruction? Book your private lessons with John & Liz! They customize lessons based on your needs, from the basics to footwork, styling, partnering, routines, and competition readiness.

Global Expansion

In 2009, John & Liz founded Salsamania of Seatle, which has grown to over 50 dancers in both training and choreography teams. Find out more by checking out the Bellatown Dance Studio websiteSalsamania India, the first international expansion, was founded 2014 and has rapidly grown in the city of Pune. 2017 brought the newest expansion to Marin County in Santa Rosa, CA!

Monday Drop-Ins

Just Dance Ballroom


2500 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94606
(510) 436-9888
justdanceballroom.com

7:00pm | Beginner Lesson
8:00pm | Intermediate Lesson
9:00pm-12:00am | Social Dancing

When I started Salsamania I was a 275lb software engineer. In the three years I have danced with Salsamania, I have lost 90lbs, improved my dancing, and gained confidence on and off the dance floor. John and Liz have been great teachers, coaches, and friends and are an integral part of my transformation. Zach from Seattle

Since I started training with Salsamania, I rediscovered my passion for dancing. It has been a challenging and fun journey which has taken me to meet amazing people and given me the opportunity to perform at some of the biggest congresses and competitions across the US. More than anything, I have found a friendly and supportive environment that allows me to keep developing skills useful in other aspects of my life.

Jose from Seattle

This is not a drop-in class. You actually get a printable syllabus! I tried to run away on my first class. Thank you Liz for catching me at the door and bringing me back. You guys gave me so much happiness winning competitions, performing, and social dancing. Yair from Oakland

Now available: Check out or online instructional videos!

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