Salsa and Bachata

Our members are a big family - from weekly dance socials to attending festivals across the country and around the world, we build a strong bond with each other. We provide a safe, warm and welcoming environment for new people to join this ever-expanding community, to learn and grow together and pass on the passion and love that is at core of social dancing. Make sure to join us at various social events around London, boat parties, picnics, festivals and more, or even suggest your own, where there’s music, you’ll find us dancing.

Social Classes

Our amazing instructor and choreographer Alex Rasero delivers three hours of social dancing classes every Monday (Salsa) and Friday (Bachata). From 6.15 to 9.15pm, one hour each of beginner, intermediate and advanced level classes provide excellent technique and musicality training.

A perfect opportunity to start from scratch and build a solid foundation, as well as improve and polish your skills by learning the challenging routines and how to apply and integrate them into social dancing. Above all, it’s a friendly and welcoming community to meet new people and just have fun.

Free tasters for social classes until October 17th

Teams

We have a range of teams from our non-auditioned Open Level team to our Advanced Salsa & Bachata teams, which means that there is something for you no matter your level of experience. Each team learns a group dance, choreographed by our amazing coach Alex Rasero which we then perform throughout the year at university competitions, venues around London and sometimes even abroad.

Free tasters for all team levels on October 8th

Open Level Team

Your chance to experience team choreography and performance, and continue developing the skills you have learned in social classes! A commitment of 1 hour every Sunday to learn from our talented instructor and practice with the team – no auditions and beginners are welcome. A fantastic experience to perform, go to inter-university competitions and join a close-knit, fun and friendly dancing community.

We will be running taster sessions on October 8th and October 15th.

After the tasters sessions, you can join the open level team using this link.


Watch last year’s Open Level team at Reading University’s Salsa Fiesta:

Salsa & Bachata Team

Our Salsa & Bachata teams each have eight couples selected at an audition. These teams train for 1.5 hours with our coach every Sunday and have a 1 hour team practice during the week in term time. Being part of these teams is a wonderful opportunity to improve your technique and performance whilst having fun with a group of friendly and enthusiastic dancers. In addition to this we have an amazing track record at competitions having won Birmingham Dance Club Latino’s Competition 7 times in the last 8 years. Members of this team tend to have some prior dancing experience whether that be salsa, bachata or another style.

We will be running a taster session on October 8th, no sign up required.

Auditions for the 2023-24 S&B team will be held on October 15th. Sign up using this link.


Watch the 21/22 Salsa Team’s Birmingham DCL winning performance:

Cha Cha Shines

As team numbers have been increasing, we are hoping to introduce a new team for 2023/24: Cha Cha Shines. Come to our taster on Sunday 8th October to find out more about this style.

Get in touch

If you have any questions related to Salsa & Bachata, please email dance@imperial.ac.uk or send a message to our Instagram @ic_socialdancers.

The class timetable and information about events will be posted on Instagram and sent to the mailing list, which you can join by clicking here.