Salsa – Beginner Course (May)

Come and learn the famous Cuban dance – Salsa!

La Candela is excited to invite you to take Salsa Classes with us. the Beginner level course, where you could be a salsa dancer within 8 weeks. The objective of the course is to bring you to a comfort level so you could dance to the beats of salsa with a partner or in one of the many Latin clubs in Berlin.

The course concentrates on Cuban Salsa, the original famous dance. We will learn the basic technique of the couple dance, which will provide you both the skills to start dancing and a solid foundation to continue and become a great Salsa dancer.

The course includes 8 lessons, each lesson 90 minutes. There is no need to come with your own partner, we try to start the course with a matching amount of men and women.

Our courses are led by professionally trained & certified Salsa teachers. We have the structure and methodology to allow each and every person to dance, even if you think you have two left legs 😉
Throughout the course, we are likely to go out together dancing (if it will be possible) to get to know the course participants and practice the dance in Berlin’s ballrooms.

Who is it for?

The course is for complete beginners. No prior knowledge of dancing is needed, just bring your feet with or without rhythm and you’ll be taken care of 🙂

Not sure if it’s your level? Do you want to see where does it lead you to?
You can see the entire Salsa Program.

Why with us?

There are plenty of alternatives in Berlin we are aware. But there is plenty of reasons to choose La Candela:

  • Group Setting – We teach with a group that grows together. It allows us to feel more comfortable, get to know the people we are dancing with, makes sure we have a similar number of men and women, and grow together more efficiently.
  • Start off with good technique – We love the dance, and we are highly experienced in the dance and invested in our methodology to teach it. If you ever wish to continue with Salsa as a hobby – the foundation we will give you will set you apart from other dancers in Berlin. It starts from the very beginning 😉
  • We take you on a journey – It’s not just about the classes, it’s a whole journey. When you join us, you join a community, we go to different events together, and we become a family. Our biggest wish is to transfer this love we have for the dance.

The Teacher

Melina Garcin

Melina Garcin

La Candela’s french soul that will bring you the “Je ne sais quoi”. Melina has been dancing Cuban Salsa since 2011, starting in France, and continuing throughout Europe. She has been learning and studying throughout the years with many different teachers from Cuba and dove deeper into the Cuban folklore and culture, which fascinate her. More info here


8 Meetings
Thursdays 04/05 – 29/06 (Excluding 18/05 – Ascension Day)
145 Euro (until 09/04/23)
155 Euro (until 26/04/23)
165 Euro
* Available discounts below
Vivace Tanzstudio
Nollendorfstraße 11, 10777 Berlin
  • The course will open with a minimum of nine participants. In the case it doesn’t open, a full refund will be given.
  • The course can and often gets fully booked, so we recommend registering sooner rather than later.
  • Cancellation Policy

Available Discounts

Previous Student Discount: If you choose to repeat the course you are eligible for a 50% discount. Limited amount of spaces for this discount.

“Bring Your Friends” Discount: If you bring 2 new students – 25% off, 3 new students – 50% off, 5 new students – free of charge. Credit can apply to other La Candela activities.

Student Discount: 20% off. A valid student card should be shown.

Young & Wild: Students (university or high school) under 22 of age can join with a 40% discount. A valid student card should be shown.

Parallel Course: If you take another course with us, you can receive a 30% discount for the second course and a 35% discount for the third.

Sign up

To sign up or for any questions, You can contact us through email or via phone 01763-444-9686

In Salsa we have two roles: a leader and a follower. Typically men choose to be leaders, and ladies choose to be followers. That said you may choose whichever role you wish to learn.