Salsa Classes


Click on a topic in the box on the right for details of classes in Durham, classes for beginners and improvers, and answers to FAQs.

Established in 2005, the Salsa Simplemente sessions are the longest running classes in the Tyne and Wear area with the same instructor.  Always great, informal, relaxed, friendly and fun classes.

In classes I teach common salsa basics so that people gain a broad background in salsa without specialising in any particular style. I teach slowly and methodically with particular emphasis on:


  • establishing the basics.
  • learning to lead and follow, giving and interpreting the signals.
  • building up the confidence of leaders to actually lead.
  • having fun.
  • teaching short combinations and repeating moves so that they become automatic.
  • having more fun.


Salsa is not a strict dance; it is fluid, stylised and open to musical and personal interpretation. I want people, especially non-dancers, to try salsa and find out just how easy it is to learn.  Just as importantly, I want people to have fun while they are learning.


My thoughts about learning salsa can be summed up in three lines:

  1. If I can learn to dance salsa, almost anyone can.
  2. "Strictly Come Dancing" it isn’t! But Strictly Fun? Absolutely!
  3. The hardest step is the first one onto the dance floor.



If you are thinking of trying salsa for the first time you may have many questions in mind. This page provides the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

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Click on the pictures below for full details of venues, times, etc.



Bede Lodge Social club 

Finchale Rd, Framwellgate Moor,
Durham, DH1 5HL.


Salsa Classes and social dancing.






Salsa Couple Combinations




Days and times vary.



News & Links

This site last updated

17 June 2024


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Salsa Simplemente

in the Tyne and Wear area.

Tel: 0796 954 3437


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