Class Offerings & Philosophy

We are happy to offer a variety of classes to meet your needs. We offer multiple levels of Salsa On 1, Advanced Salsa on 2, Intermediate and Advanced Bachata, and Rueda de Casino. We offer workshops throughout the year in Ladies’ Styling, Body Isolation, Son, Cha Cha, Merengue and Musicality. In addition to group classes, we offer private dance lessons, wedding dance choreography and lessons, and on location lessons to meet your needs.

Our class season runs from September to June offered in 6 week sessions. You are able to sign up for 6 weeks of classes for the price of 5 classes in all categories. Drop ins are also permitted at the time of class. We have structured classes so that we are continuously moving forward with the curriculum, regardless of which class level you are taking.

Our curriculum is designed such that students spend 1 year in each level. You will always advance to the next phase of your training, the level number is far less important than the progress you make within yourself and on the dance floor.

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learn to dance salsa

Tuesdays, Beginning January 8, 2019 at 8pm
2800 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth NH


Our Dance Schedule

2018/2019 Season

Session 1: Sept 9 - Oct 19, 2018
Session 2: Oct 28 - Dec 14, 2018 (Thanksgiving Break Nov 20-26)
Session 3: Jan 6 - Feb 15, 2019 (Super Bowl Feb 3, Make Up Feb 17)
Cuba Dance Retreat: Feb 27 - March 5, 2019
Session 4: March 10 - April 19, 2019
Session 5: April 28 - June 7, 2019

Social Dances

Social dances are held the first Saturday of each month at our Portsmouth studio, with an intermediate dance class beginning at 7:30pm and social dancing until 11pm. Snacks and refreshments are provided. The rate is $20 per person.

Our social dance will give you a chance to practice and express your dance moves. This is the perfect venue for those who want to build strength toward fundamental footwork, flow, connection and even neck/body isolation.

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Pricing

1.5 hour classes: $20/drop in or $100/6 weeks
2.0 hour classes: $25/drop in or $120/6 weeks
Social Dances: $20/per person includes intermediate salsa lesson and social dancing
Workshops: Pricing Listed on Event
Privates: Begin at $120/hour
Private Group Events: Begin at $175/hour
*Dance Scholarships and Work-Study Programs may be available, click here to apply.

Registration

Registration can be completed on site with cash, check, credit card.


Testimonials from our Students


Special Offerings

Private Lessons

One on one classes will give you a chance to work on your own individual needs. You will have the full attention of your instructor and feel comfortable working on the elements that you desire to improve most at the pace that is just right for you. Privates are available to new students just learning salsa and advanced students. Private rates are $120/hour.

Wedding Dance Choreography

We are pleased to offer Wedding Choreography and Lessons. We are happy to spend time creating a dance for you, teaching you via private lessons and adapting music to your needs. Wedding choreography and lessons generally require a minimum commitment of 5 lessons. Your package includes your unique wedding choreography and the specific cut and tempo of your wedding song that your band or dj can easily play via their sound system. Our Wedding Choreography package starts at $850.

Private Workshops

Salsa Secrets, LLC is happy to offer private workshops for your group or organization. We can accommodate groups of 40 students at our studio and worked with groups up to 60 in school gymnasiums. We are versed in working with young adults and adults of any age. We have previously worked with the Dover (NH) Unified High School Program, Friends Forever, Life and Hope Haiti and Salsa in the Park (Boston). Additionally, we are pleased to offer large group instruction for parties and events. Our rate for parties and events begins at $175/hour plus travel and /or studio rental fees. 

Online Dance Instruction

Salsa Secrets is super excited to offer online dance instruction! The online program is designed as both, an adjunct to our in studio classes and a stand alone program. The online program shares all of the great technique Salsa Secrets offers as well as many of the “secrets” to the dance.

Accelerated Self Study Program

For local students interested in moving through the curriculum at a faster rate and joining a higher level class, we are pleased to offer the Accelerated Self Study Program. This program gives you the opportunity to move at your own pace through our online class program. Once you complete a level, you can schedule an assessment appointment with Piotrek and Krystal. You will dance with Piotrek or Krystal for 15 minutes. Once you’ve passed the level, you can progress to the next. Assessment sessions are $25. To join the accelerated study program, please email us at dance@salsasecrets-portsmouth.com.


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The dance comes from within, is shared with another and becomes a masterpiece.

the healing power of dance
To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.
— Osho