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 lessons - beginners to advanced or private classes 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 @ La Rumba (partners only). We are continuing to monitor COVID-19 updates. Stay safe and healthy and we look forward to seeing you on the dance floor! Due to new COVID- 19 regulations La Rumba has a limited class schedule. No open dancing on the weekend. Visit their website for details. Please support them as they continue to support the dance community.
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.
We are thankful and grateful to all our students new and old for your support, loyalty and enthusiasm! We appreciate your patience as we and La Rumba offer classes in a responsible way.
Salsa and Bachata are partner dances and the only way to learn partner dancing is to dance with a partner. Due to COVID and for your own safety, you must bring a partner for our classes. All students must wear masks and there is no changing of partners. 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. We are not match makers. 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.
Starts 1/4/2021 @ La Rumba 99 W. 9th Ave.
(Acoma & 9th Ave.) Denver,CO 80204. Partners only.
Please bring a partner and your own water!
Monday - Level 1 (Beginners)
Tuesday - Level 2 (Intermediate)
(must know cross-body-lead, walk-thru & Salsa basic footwork)
(must know Bachata basic footwork and partnering)
$15/class/person. Class size at La Rumba, will be kept to 20 people. Punch cards and passes are not accepted at La Rumba. No pre-registration.
Starts 1/8/2021 in NW Denver (partners only).
4 week session. $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 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. .
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. 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.
Private lesson are available. Call 303-517-5043 to schedule. $75/hour.
Classes at La Rumba
Each class is $15 per person.
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.
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!
La Rumba is open 7 days a week for dance instruction. www.larumbadenver.com. 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
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.
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.
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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. Gloves are recommended for safety. 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 single or a couple). 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.