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 group Salsa and Bachata classes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays @ La Rumba 99 W. 9th Ave. Denver,CO 80204. 

We are continuing to monitor COVID-19 updates.  Due to the recent information from the CDC we are encouraging all people attending our classes to wear masks. Stay safe and healthy and we look forward to seeing you on the dance floor!

Private lessons are also available for partners, individuals and small groups in NW Denver. Call 303-517-5043 to schedule.  

Open bar at La Rumba 9pm -2am Thursday - Sunday with 
dance classes at 8pm before the bar opens.
 Visit their website for details. Great drinks and delicious food!
 Please support them as they continue to support the dance community.
 
 Denver Salsa Bachata Zouk/Kizomba Congress
Sept. 24th - 26th
https://www.denvercongress.com for more info and tickets.
Tickets can be purchased from us at La Rumba. $150 cash.
Workshops, performances and parties!
Check out other dance and music event below! 


Come join others who share your enthusiasm for dance, music and fun!!
New session begins 10/4/21.

 



CLASS SCHEDULE
Starts 10/4/2021
 
La Rumba 99 W. 9th Ave. (Acoma & 9th Ave.) Denver,CO 80204.
Partners are recommended but, not required. 
Masks and vaccinations are encouraged if students want to dance safely with other students.
 
4 week progressive series Mon.,  Tues. & Wed.
Drop-ins welcomed. Masks required if unvaccinated. 
No pre-registration, please come 5-10 min early to pay for class.
                                                                                                                                       
Monday  
7p Salsa 1- Beginners 
8p Bachata 1 - Beginners    

Tuesday 
Need to have 4-8 weeks of Salsa 1 and/or
Bachata 1 before joining Salsa 2 or Bachata 2.

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

Wednesday
 
7p Salsa 1- Beginners
8p Salsa 3 - Intermediate/Advanced
(With teacher approval - must have 8-12 weeks of
Salsa 2 or have at least 6 months of Salsa dance experience)

Cost:
$15/class/person. Cash or credit.
Punch card - $90/10 classes/person/3 months 
Unlimited class pass - $150/person /3 months 

Punch cards & passes
(For Mon., Tues. & Wed. classes only) are valid for 3 months from date of purchase and can be bought on the website or from us at La Rumba.
If purchased on the website please come to our class at La Rumba to get your card or pass.
Passes and punch cards cannot be shared,
non-transferable, no refunds.
All sales are final. 
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Salsa and Bachata
are partner dances and the only way to really learn partner dancing is to dance with a partner! You do not have to have a partner to attend classes but, we encourage you to bring a partner if possible (partners do not have to rotate if they don't want to). Students who want to, can rotate with others so everyone has chance to dance. Changing partners is one of the best ways to help improve your leading or following skills. We strongly recommend that you are vaccinated so that we can all dance safely together. Come to La Rumba on club nights Thurs. - Sun. to practice the skills you learn in class!

Due to the rise of the Delta variant and the recommendations from the CDC we are encouraging all students to wear masks in our classes.

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.  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. Also try Dating apps where people can list their vaccination status.                                                     
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Private lessons
are available for partners, individuals and small groups. Call 303-517-5043 to schedule. $75/hour. (near I-70 & Lowell Blvd.)
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1.  Partners are encouraged but, not required. We discourage changing partners unless vaccinated. Partners can be any 2 people who want to dance together. 

2. All people present are encouraged to wear a mask at all times.

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. No extensions expiration dates.

6. If you are not feeling healthy on any particular evening, please inform us and do not attend that class.
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We are grateful and thankful for the support and enthusiasm of all of our students and look forward to seeing you in class soon!!
 


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.
No extensions on expiration dates.
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 (partners, individuals or small groups).
Call 303-517-5043 or 303-433-1796 to schedule.

Class prices 

Events- Please check with specific locations for their schedules and policies.

Salsa/Bachata and other dance events -  
Visit our Facebook page - Salsa with Senora and Jig. Check it out!

Open bar at La Rumba 9pm Thurs. - Sun.
8pm - All levels dance classes before the club opens.
www.larumbadenver.com for details. 21+.
Voted “Best Latin Dance Nightclub” - Westword 2019.
Dress code enforced.

Denver Salsa Bachata Zouk/Kizomba Congress https://www.denvercongress.com

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

The Bar at Plaza 38
www.thebaratplaza38denver.com

Raices Brewing Company
www.raicesbrewing.com

The Stampede Club in Aurora, Colorado
https://www.stampedeclub.net

Levitt Pavilion Denver
www.levittdenver.org

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?

There is no pre-registration at La Rumba. We accept cash, check or credit cards or pay thru PayPal on our website.

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, consistency 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?

Partners are encouraged. We're aware that it may not be possible to bring a partner so, we always rotate students who come alone so everyone has a chance to dance. We discourage changing partners unless vaccinated. Partners can be any 2 people who want to dance together.

5. What should I wear to salsa class?

All students are encouraged to wear masks vaccinated or not.  We suggest casual clothes, and shoes that will stay on and can slide easily for turns (no flip-flops or other backless shoes). Sneakers are ok if they don't grip the floor too much. If you are coming to La Rumba on a club night "dress to impress". La Rumba does have a dress code - visit their website for details. 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, individuals and small groups ). Held outside -weather permitting. 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 your friends for a fun night of dancing!

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