Your Academy for Salsa Cubana & Cuban Dances in Berlin

Salsa Cubana Classes For all levels

La Candela is a dance school operating within Berlin. We offer Salsa classes & Cuban dance classes for all levels, from absolute Beginners and to the greatest dancers. We are all passionate souls about Cuban Salsa and we love passing out our passion for it.

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Starting with Salsa?

Our Salsa Program is a series of structured courses with 25+ years of thought & experience behind it. Within 8 classes you could already dance on the dancefloor with confidence, even if you have two left feet. But the program extends to over one year of structured classes and by the end of them, you should have all the tools to dance like a pro.

Our closed group format lets us advance with the group, getting to know each other and making friends while having fun learning the dance. We also put a lot of effort into our methodology and if you trust us with your time we will give you all those small secrets that make a huge difference and no one seems to talk about.

Looking for the next step?

Are you an advanced dancer? Well, jump on board. We always have at least one activity to help you take your dance one step further.

We teach a variety of Cuban dances for experienced dancers including Salsa, Son, Rumba, and Raeggaton Afro-Cuban dances (such as Orishas), Traditional Cuban dances (like Mambo, Pachanga, and Chachacha), Body movement, Musicality, Timba, and others.

We have a a very methodolgical approach, and we give attention to little details that most teachers overlook. Join us and see the difference.

Learn from the Best - We work hard AND play hard

Our Teachers are passionate about the dance and some of the most experienced dancers and teachers in Berlin (and Europe).  We’ve been dancing, studying Cuban dances and developing our art for years – and we never stop. Our teachers are also professionally trained to teach. We put a lot of effort into our methodology just as much as the material itself.

But don’t think for a moment that takes any fun out of it. our classes are super fun – we teach with humor, we are having fun and we are level headed with our students.

Join a community & go on an Adventure

One thing you will notice joining us is that La Candela is not your standard school. Forget about boring lonely nights! When you join us, you join an adventure because we want to pass you not only our knowledge but also our passion. Trust us, we give some of the best classes in Berlin, but we also take you to party with usgo to festivals with us, and help you become a part of our vibrant community of dancers.

What people say about their experience...

I’m learning with Ido and team for years now and it is surprising how rich and always new are their programs, how much passion to teach they have every time, and how important it is for them that we understand techniques, styling, and meaning for each dance. I’m sure I will go on and on with their classes.


La Candela is the best dance school ever. The dance teacher Ido and his team are not only fantastic dancers but also have a great talent for explaining techniques down to the smallest detail without being overwhelming. They always meet you at eye level and also convey a lot of love and vitality for the salsa culture and for each other.


La Candela is a gem. Highly professional teaching mixed with a light-hearted atmosphere, humor, and character. I’d recommend La Candela to anyone who wants to learn how to dance salsa for real, immerse themselves in a vibrant and warm community, and have a ton of fun along the way. Do yourself a favor and just do it.

~ Kristina

La Candela lets you dive into a whole new world, where you discover new talents, have loads of fun, and meet amazing people that – at least by the end of the course – will all share a new passion: dancing salsa!

~ Bastian

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