As Salsamante Dance Academy, we believe that anyone can learn to Salsa dance and have fun doing it. That's why we make all of our dance lessons focused on giving you the skills and confidence you need to break out into Salsa dancing anytime and anywhere.
We offer group classes at our studio or on location. We can come to your business, high school, or any location you require at your convenience. We also offer private sessions just for you. Call us in advance to sign up. No partner is required.
We recommend starting in a group class before signing up for private lessons. Then, once you're confident, start attending our Salsa parties such as Salsa Madness and Lincoln Street Salsa. The triangle of success for learning how to dance:
At Salsamante Dance Academy, we offer a full range of levels and group classes. All group classes rotate the men in a circle format, so everyone dances with everyone in the class.
The beginner classes are designed for absolute beginners. No one is born knowing how to dance, and anyone can learn more…and we mean ANYONE at ANY AGE. Our promise is that we can teach anyone to gain positive results, no exceptions! We will be your training wheels as you build confidence and skill. Not only are you going to have a blast as your learn more, your ultimate reward will be a lifelong skill and hobby that will enrich your social life and well being. That's our personal promise and commitment to you!
We also offer intermediate and advanced classes in a range of dance styles.
We offer private lessons to individuals and couples on an appointment-only basis Monday through Sunday from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm. As a first time student, you are eligible for an Introductory Special, which is one private lesson and one group class for $35.
After your introductory special, you may purchase private lessons as you go, or you can purchase a lesson package at a discounted rate.
Carlos "El Hiperactivo" Rubio has been teaching salsa since 1999 and has been called "The Salsa King of Ohio" ever since. He is Ohio's all-time greatest salsa dancer, winning and placing in many salsa competitions. In 2002, he helped start Ohio State's first salsa organization, Club Tropical. The group specializes in salsa styles like Casino Rueda, L.A. style, and New York style. Then, in 2017, Carlos started Ohio's first dance congress called Sabakizou.
Teaching full-time at the Salsamante Dance Academy, Carlos is available for private lessons, and his group class schedule is available online on the Events tab!
Tara Polacek, has been with Salsamante Dance Academy for one and a half years. She loves the psychology of teaching and watching the students grow with every lesson and within the Latin dance community. Her journey in dance has been very humbling and rewarding and finds herself continuing to grow her skills. Full-time general contractor/kitchen and bath designer, she finds dance and teaching very therapeutic and a refreshing contrast to her full-time career.
"Every student I work with is different and I love that, it helps me improve my versatility and maintain my ability to work one on one with each students' learning style."
- Tara Polacek