Salsaville Dance Studios


Salsaville Dance Studios will be offering five salsa dance courses starting October 2nd.

  • Level I - Intro to Salsa Dancing — * Boulder only *
    The famous "Intro to Salsa" class is for everyone who wants a solid intro to the world of dancing salsa. After just a few weeks, you'll know how to dance salsa, and be ready to start going out and having fun in the salsa clubs of Boulder and Denver.

  • Level II - Advanced-Beginner Salsa Dancing — * Boulder only *
    The next step in becoming a proficient salsa dancer. After this class, you'll have mastered all the basics, and will be ready to start some intermediate level moves.

  • Level IV - Intermediate Level Salsa Dancing — * Boulder only *
    An upper end class. In this class we will learn more of the most often used moves in the clubs, technique for leading and following, and several new and fancy combinations.

  • Cuban IV - Cuban Casino Fundamentals, 3rd month — * Boulder only *
    Cuban salsa!: This is a great time to explore the "other half" of the salsa dancing world. It's still the same beat, the same 1,2,3, pause, but it has a very different feel, and a different set of turn patterns than the regular style salsa -- a great way to add what you can do on the dance floor!

    You've all seen it before -- Cubans having tons of fun, flowing seamlessly, while dancing to a different sound of salsa ("Timba") -- but wondering how they are executing these very different moves. Now you can benefit from Eric "El Cubanito's" experience and knowledge gained from over 17 months studying dance in Cuba. In addition, Eric produced the world-renowned "¡Salsa a la Cubana!" DVD video series, making him uniquely qualified to teach non-Cubans how to dance Cuban style.

    This class will include learning some Rueda de Casino (dancing with multiple partners in a big circle while passing partners), but we will mostly focus on Cuban-style partner dancing ("Casino").

  • Cuban V - Advanced-Intermediate Cuban Rueda de Casino Dancing — * Boulder only *
    In this class we will continue with more complex Casino style turn patterns, and continue to explore concepts, feeling, etc. of what makes dancing Cuban style different than the other styles. This class will be mostly Rueda de Casino (dancing with multiple partners in a big circle while passing partners).


  • The classes will progress from week to week.
  • You can pay in person at the first class (on a space available basis).
For a description of the class, please click on the link in the first column.
Please click on the "Buy Now" button below to sign up, pay for, and reserve a spot in the class:

BOULDER classes
Day and Time
Dates in
One Person
for month
One Couple
for month
Salsa, Level I
Intro to Salsa

with Marcela
Kakes Studios
Studio B
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
Salsa, Level II
Advanced-Beginner Salsa

with Damilola
Kakes Studios
Studio B
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
Salsa, Level IV
Intermediate Salsa

with Eric & Kendra
Kakes Studios
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
Cuban Salsa, Level IV
Cuban Salsa Fundamentals
3rd month

with Eric & Cassie
Kakes Studios
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
Cuban Salsa, Level V
Advanced-Intermediate Cuban Rueda de Casino

with Eric & Cassie
Avalon Sodal Hall
3rd, 10th, 24th,
November 7th


Kakes Studios: 2115 Pearl St. in Boulder (behind "Boulder Furniture & Mattress" store)

Sodal Hall at the Avalon: 6185 Arapahoe in Boulder (head east away from Boulder on Arapahoe. About 1.5 miles past Foothills. Building is on the left.)

Cherry Creek Dance: 2625 E. 3rd Ave. in Denver

Feel The Beat: 5451 W 32nd Ave in Wheat Ridge (by border with Denver)

The Savoy Ballroom at Curtis Park: 2700 Arapahoe St. in Denver

What do all of these different "Levels" mean, and what level is appropriate for me?

Basic level salsa classes
Salsa, Level I – Introduction to Salsa
Salsa, Level II – Advanced-Beginner
Salsa, Level III – Intro to Intermediate Level

     – each class normally taken once before advancing to the next level

Higher level salsa classes
Salsa, Level IV – Intermediate

Salsa, Level V – Advanced-Intermediate

Salsa, Level VI – Advanced

     – each class to be taken multiple times before advancing to next level
     – material is always unique in successive repetitions of these classes

For Cuban Salsa classes
Cuban Salsa, Level IV: Cuban Casino Fundamentals (to be taken after completing at least Salsa, Level I & II, and preferably Level III.)
Cuban Salsa, Level V: Cuban Casino, Advanced-Intermediate
Cuban Salsa, Level VI: Cuban Casino, Advanced

For a further explanation of the levels and to help you determine which class is best for you, please click here.

What if I can't make all four sessions due to scheduling problems?

If you can make at least three of the four sessions, I recommend signing up, as you will still be able to learn pretty much everything taught in the class. If you can make only one or two of the sessions, please contact me first to see if it makes sense for you to join the class. ($15 to drop in on a class.)

Another, but more expensive option, is to take a make-up private lesson. Often a half hour private lesson can catch you up with whatever you missed. A full hour will catch you up as well, plus get you some much-needed individual attention to help eliminate any bad habits, improve your technique, and generally help make it much easier to keep up with the class. Rates for private lessons are here.

What if I don't have a dance partner?

No problem! You can sign up as a couple or as an individual. In fact, most people sign up as individuals.
During the class we constantly rotate partners, so you will be dancing with everybody.

What if I am a not quite up to the level of the class or I'm not sure if I am at the level of the class?

In this case, please contact me, and we can try to determine what class is best for you.
Also, you could take a "catch-up private lesson" to quickly bring you up to the level of the class that you would like to take.

What should I wear to class?

Comfortable clothing and slick bottom soled shoes. A shoe with a slick bottom is a shoe that doesn't stick hard on a wooden floor -- avoid new sneakers or hiking boots! Any leather soled shoe will work just fine.

Eric "El Cubanito" Freeman is an internationally known salsa instructor and video producer.
His renowned instructional videos have sold over 20,000 copies in 75 countries.
Eric has taught salsa throughout Europe, Latin America and at the Puerto Rico Salsa Congress.
For more information, please visit his website at: