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Salsa y Bachata
Salsa and Bachata school in the center of Madrid

Salsa y Bachata

School of Cuban Salsa and Dominican Bachata

Salsa and Bachata classes for adults in the Goya Area Barrio Salamanca, Madrid Centro.

What is Cuban Salsa?

Salsa was born in the 70s and can be considered as the culmination of the evolution of Cuban music. Salsa is a set of Afro-Caribbean rhythms fused with jazz and other styles. Its birth has been much debated, but it is known that it comes from a fusion that the inhabitants of the Caribbean carried out when they listened to European music and then mixed it with their drums. Salsa has spread due to the immigration of the Latin American population, especially Afro-Caribbean, to northern destinations, such as New York, but also to South America. Salsa is widely used in Puerto Rico, it is the traditional dance of the Puerto Ricans. The so-called Cuban style is the original way of dancing salsa. It is, unlike the styles that have emerged in recent years, the one that takes more elements and steps from how much dance existed before or after. It is surely the most complex Cuban ballroom dance and also the most fun. The first steps of this dance took place in the Casino Deportivo de La Habana and other dance halls in the Cuban capital at the end of the fifties, hence the name it has in Cuba: casino, since it was originally called "el baile del Casino". At the end of the sixties it regained its popularity and dancing has not stopped to this day. The casino seems rather playful, rhythmic and lively and is not geared towards competition like other ballroom dancing. It is, in a way, a ballroom dance, but in ‘shirt sleeves rolled up’ that is still evolving. However, for the different figures -some of them are very complicated-, there are several combinations of basic steps that must be mastered in order to execute them correctly.

What is Dominican Bachata?

Bachata is a danceable musical genre from the Dominican Republic, within what is called urban folklore. It is considered as a derivative of the rhythmic bolero, with influences from other styles such as Cuban son and merengue. Bachata emerged in the urban marginality of the bars and brothels of Santo Domingo. During the 1960s and early 1970s, disdained as poor-class music, it was known as "amargue music." This concept referred to the state of melancholy caused by heartbreak, always reflected in the theme of his compositions. Its diffusion during those years, was limited to few stations, since it was considered as vulgar music.

2 shows are held in the theater per year.


Awarded for Professional excellence.


Gold Medal of Merit for good work.

In our Salsa and Bachata School you will find Dominican Salsa and Bachata classes from level zero to intermediate level.

Mornings schedule - Tap dance
Course Livel Day Hour
1st Initiation Mon – Wed 20:00 to 21:00
2nd Middle initiation Tues – Thu 20:00 to 21:00
Afternoons schedule - Tap dance
Course Livel Day Hour
1st Initiation Mon – Wed 21:00 to 22:00
2nd Middle initiation Tues – Thu 21:00 to 22:00

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