Group Classes


Group classes teach techniques and patterns in a group setting. This is an excellent way to learn dances in a fun and low-pressure environment. We offer various levels of group classes from beginner to advanced levels. Classes focus on a new element each month and are taught progressively so make sure you join us at the beginning of the month. No partner is necessary. Students rotate during the class which is a fantastic way to meet other students and practice your lead and follow with different people. 

  • Sign-up online to receive your first Salsa or Bachata Beginning level class FREE. 

  • Since our classes are progressive, students joining beginning level classes must start the first or second week of the month.

  • No pre-registration for class, just arrive 5-10 minutes early to fill out a waiver form and meet your instructors.​

  • Bring clean, comfortable shoes. To keep the hardwood floors in danceable condition, we only allow clean, dry, dirt-free shoes. Please bring an extra pair to change into at the studio.

  • If you are not sure which level class to attend, we offer free evaluations on Tuesdays at 6:00pm and Saturdays at 11:30am to find out what level is right for you. No appointment necessary. 

  • Prices: Single Class - $15,  Packages: 5 Classes - $65 or 10 Classes - $115

      Packages expire after 1 year.


Bachata is a sensual Latin dance from the Dominican Republic. Originally this music and dance developed from the poorer communities and the music revealed common themes about desperation and love. The music and dance has evolved with popularity; there is traditional music that includes distinct sounds of bongos, guira, and guitar from the Island that tends to be playful, as well as moderns sounds influenced by pop and R&B that has grown in popularity. In turn this progressive music and dance has evolved into a sensual, romantic movement. We offer various levels of classes and styles of bachata.

Songs: Hector Acosta - Como Te Olvido

          Romeo Santos - Odio


Video: Ataca & Alemana - Confiesale


According to Wikipedia, “Salsa is a popular form of social dance that originated in New York with strong influences from Latin America, particularly Cuba and Puerto Rico, in the mid-1970’s.” Although salsa dancing originated in New York, it evolved from popular Cuban and Latin American dances such as Son, Cuban Cha Cha Cha and Cuban Mambo. The dance has grown and developed, along with the music, incorporating strong Afro-Cuban influences and even some Swing dance and Hustle elements. There are two main categories of salsa music – Salsa Dura or “classic salsa” which usually has a hard-driving beat and Salsa Romantica which has a softer sound.

Songs: Oscar D´Leon - LLoraras

          Via - Al Delory (Latin Jazz)

Video:Terry SalsAlianza & Amely


5808R W 36th Street

Saint Louis Park, MN 55416

Parking and main entrance are in the back of

the building, found off of Yosemite Ave S.

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