Salsa with Senora and Jig

Want to learn Salsa or Bachata?! You’ve come to the right place!

Looking forward to seeing YOU in class!! We have the best group classes - beginners to advanced or private lessons to get you started in Salsa, Bachata or other latin dances. Weddings or special event? Let us help make your day special! We are also available for school workshops, parties, corporate, private events or coaching for competition. 

We have Salsa and Bachata classes on Mondays, Tuesdays  for partners @ La Rumba 99 W. 9th Ave. Denver,CO 80204. We are continuing to monitor COVID-19 updates. Stay safe and healthy and we look forward to seeing you on the dance floor!

We also have Beginner & Intermediate Salsa/Bachata lessons on Fridays and Saturdays (limited to 4 couples each night) in NW Denver. 303-517-5043 to register. See details below.   

Open bar at La Rumba 9pm -1am Thursday - Sunday.
Dance classes will be held before the bar opens.
7 & 8p Thurs. and Sun. , 8p Fri. and Sat..
Visit their website for details. Great drinks and delicious food!
 Please support them as they continue to support the dance community.


    

 


We are now able to honor passes or punch cards that were bought between 12/12/19 -3/12/20. Please bring in your card/pass or proof of your purchase before 7/5/21 and we will issue a new card/pass and honor the remaining time.

CLASS SCHEDULE 
Holiday break - No classes 5/28 - 6/1 & 7/2 -7/9

Salsa and Bachata
are partner dances and the only way to learn partner dancing is to dance with a partner.

We're pleased to announce, we are now opening up our classes to vaccinated individuals who wish to dance with other members of the class. This is also available to couples as well who would like to rotate partners throughout the class.
A digital photo of your vaccination card must be provided as proof of your vaccination status. If you are not vaccinated yet, you can still come with a partner and dance with that partner for the entire class.
All students must wear masks.

Classes are
progressive building on the material presented each week.
New patterns and shines (footwork) each month but, feel free to join any time that works with your schedule.  

Looking for a dance partner?
Please use your social media to reach out to friends, family, co-workers to find a dance partner. It is not safe in this time of COVID for us to pair up total strangers.  Join any of our Meetup groups "The Denver Beginners Only - Salsa Dance Group", "Get Your Sexy On -Salsa Workshop" or " Salsa/Bachata for Zumba Lovers". Post on the "Discussions" page to search for a dance partner.
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Starts 5/3/2021 @ La Rumba 99 W. 9th Ave. (Acoma & 9th Ave.) Denver,CO 80204.
Partners only if not vaccinated.
Individuals may come and rotate with other students with proof of vaccination.
 
4 week progressive series Mon. & Tues.
Drop-ins welcomed.
Please bring your own water!                                                                                                                                        

Monday - Level 1
 (Beginners)
Salsa 7-8p
Bachata 8-9p   

Tuesday - Level 2 (Intermediate)  
Salsa 7-8p 
(must know cross-body-lead, walk-thru & Salsa basic footwork)
Bachata 8-9p
(must know Bachata basic footwork and partnering)

Cost:
$15/class/person. Cash or credit.
Punch card - $90/10 classes/person.
Unlimited class pass - $150/person. 
Punch cards & passes ( Mon. & Tues. classes only) are valid for 3 months from date of purchase and can be bought on the website or from us at La Rumba.
Passes and punch cards cannot be shared, non-transferable, no refunds.
All sales are final. Class size at La Rumba, will be kept to 40 people.
No pre-registration.
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Starts 5/7/2021 in NW Denver.
(near I-70 & Lowell Blvd.)
Partners only. Space is limited and will fill up fast, reserve your spot now!                         
4 week session.  2 hour class. $200/couple.

Friday - Level 1
(Beginners)
Salsa/Bachata 6-8p

Saturday - Level 2
(Intermediate)
Salsa/Bachata 6-8p 

If you plan on attending Level 1 or 2 you MUST register and pay for you & your partner ASAP before the start of the session. Call/text 303-517-5043 for registration and address
. Visit our "Store" to purchase the 4 week session and reserve your spot.

4 week class session, 2 hour class.
Limited to 4 couples each night.
We're looking for a minimum of 3 couples to register in order to hold class. 
Classes will be held outside (weather permitting). Inside during bad weather.

$200/couple. Credit, check or cash.
All valid punch cards and passes when La Rumba closed will be pro-rated and can be used towards the 4 week class session or private lessons. .
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1. You must come with a specific partner, and that will be the only person you dance with for the duration of the class. No changing partners. Partners can be any 2 people who want to dance together. 

2. All people present are required to wear a mask at all times. No exceptions.

3. We will generally maintain at least 6 feet between couples for most of the class. There will be some moments when that distance is a little less, but we will try to be at least 6 feet apart.

4. We can come around and help everybody while practicing, but won't get any closer than 6 feet from any student.

5. All sales are final. These classes are non-refundable, non-transferable.

6. If you are not feeling healthy on any particular evening, please inform us and do not attend that class.

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Private lesson are available for partners. Call 303-517-5043 to schedule. $75/hour.


Classes at La Rumba

$15

$15/class/person. Cash or credit.
Punch card - $90/10 classes/person.
Unlimited class pass - $150/person.
Punch cards & passes are valid for 3 months from date of purchase and can be bought on the website or from us at La Rumba.
Passes and punch cards cannot be shared, non-transferable, no refunds. All sales are final. 
No pre-registration. Please bring a copy of your receipt if purchased on the website (printed or on your phone) to receive your pass or punch card.

Private Lessons

$75

Private lessons $75/hour (single or couple).
Call 303-517-5043 or 303-433-1796 to schedule.

4 WEEK SALSA/BACHATA 
$200/couple. All valid punch cards and passes when La Rumba closed will be pro-rated and can be used towards the 4 week class session. Please bring your pass/punch card when you come to have the session pro-rated.  

Class prices 

Events- many events are on hold. Please check with specific locations for their schedules and policies.

Salsa/Bachata or other dance event -  give us a shout so we can let others know. Check it out!

Open bar at La Rumba Thurs. - Sun. www.larumbadenver.com for details. 21+. Voted “Best Latin Dance Nightclub” - Westword 2019.

Denver Turnverein. Wednesdays 7pm. 1570 N Clarkson. Denver, CO 80218. www.denverturnverein.org.

St. Julien Hotel - Boulder, CO. Fridays. http://www.stjulien.com/d/events-entertainment 

Testimonials

4/12/2017 La Rumba is the spot to learn salsa. After returning from Colombia, I wanted to learn salsa dancing. A friend suggested this spot and I'm glad I came out. Jig and Senora teach the lessons. Very reasonably priced I recommend you buy a 3 month package for unlimited classes and come at least 2 times per week to learn. I felt comfortable with the pace and instruction. Check out YouTube if your coming before your first class, it helps a lot!! On Thurs through Sun the club goes wild. People are pretty good dancers in general and it can get a bit crowded. I'll have more to say as I improve. If you're at all interested in learning salsa or want a place to come out, stop by la rumba and check it out.

Jarrett B. Boulder, CO 

7/29/2019 If you want to learn Salsa dance, check out La Rumba on Thursday nights! The classes are taught by a seasoned Latin dance instructor and the vibe is super laid back, easy to follow instruction, friendly and fun! People who are beginners or pros are there to assist and as the night progresses, more people arrive to kick off the night! It was a very enjoyable atmosphere, not creepy at all. We had a great time learning salsa.

Marie C. Denver, CO

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do I need to pre-register?

Yes, for classes in NW Denver you MUST call/text 303-517-5043 to register you & your partner prior to the start of the session each month for our Level 1 or Level 2- 4 week Salsa/Bachata sessions.  We accept cash, check or credit cards or pay thru PayPal on our website. There is no pre-registration at La Rumba.

2. Who teaches the classes?

Jig and Senora teach every class as a pair. This partnership method of teaching enables instruction of both the leader and follower roles.

3. How long will it take for me to learn Salsa or Bachata?

People learn at different rates. 4 - 8 weeks of beginning level classes are recommended for a good foundation in the basic steps. Repetition is important for acquiring the muscle memory needed for dancing. It is important to master the technique and elements presented in each level before moving to the next level.  Students are encouraged to repeat classes as needed to reenforce the material taught in class. Learning to dance requires commitment and practice. Please speak to us if you have questions about what class you should be in or if you are ready to move to a more advanced level. 

4. Do I need a partner?

At the present time you must come with a partner. Partners can be any 2 people who feel safe dancing together. 

5. What should I wear to salsa class?

All students must wear masks.  No exceptions. We suggest casual clothes, and shoes that will stay on (no flip-flops or other backless shoes), sneakers are ok if they don't grip the floor too much. Please be aware that good hygiene is important when coming in close contact with others. 

6. How much are private lessons?

Private lessons are available for more personalized instruction. Private lessons are $75/hour (for partners). Contact us at 303-433-1796 or 303-517-5043 to schedule.

7. On “1” or “2”??

Dancing on “1” or “2” refers to when your feet separate either on the first count or the second count of the musical phrase. We teach on “1” because it is the easiest for people to identify when listening to music and also it is the way the majority of people dance Salsa in Denver. Private lessons are available if you would like to learn to dance Salsa on “2”.

Is that all there is?

Our Dance Team is on hold at present. Open bar and DJ at La Rumba 9p- 1am Thursday - Sunday. +21.  Bring a partner to practice dancing.

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