La Clave Cubana

Your Latin salsa dance studio in
Seattle WA.

A different kind of Salsa dance studio...

We focus on helping you beat the Seattle Freeze through friendship making, socializing & building a dance family. 

We stay true to the Latin Afro Caribbean roots of Latin Salsa dance.

Our studio founders and instructors are born and raised Latinos. 

Our weekly social parties are at beautiful Club Sur, Seattle's "salsa palace", where all the world famous salsa bands from out of town perform. We also have our studio with wood floor & mirrors for most classes. 

Classes

Your first class is always free!


TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS:

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Salsa in a Circle

Beginner, Inter., & Advanced

Our most popular class! Latin Salsa in a circle is Salsa that is danced with a partners (like regular salsa) with the difference that throughout the song you exchange partners and get to dance with everyone...

Next series starts: Jan 4


TUESDAYS:

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Salsa (Partner work)

Beginner & Intermediate

Learn to dance regular partner Latin salsa, the most popular of all Latin dances. In this class you will learn the basics steps, rhythm, musicality, shines, routines, and flavoring... 

Next series starts: Jan 2


SATURDAY Jan 13:

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Workshops: Cuban Salsa Styling, AfroCuban, & Bata drumming

All levels welcome

3 back-to-back workshops with live drummers, focusing on Body movement, Musicality, & Dance Expression: Spice up your Salsa styling by incorporating elements of Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, and...

Next series starts: Jan 6

 

Events

Dance trip to Cuba
March 2-9, 2018

We teamed up with Passport2Cuba for another salsa dance trip to Cuba. (As of Nov 2017, group tours are the only way Americans can visit Cuba). 7 days in Cuba with 10 hours of dance classes (Salsa, Afro, etc) with expert Cuban dance instructors. An authentic Cuba experience led by Cubans that's off the tourist path...

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2nd Seattle Cuban Dance Fest
July 13-15, 2018

Our studio created the first & only festival in Seattle dedicated to showcasing traditional Cuban dances. The 2018 line-up includes five of the finest Cuban dance instructors in the West Coast. Join us for three days of high intensity workshops with the instructors and live percussionists, performances, live salsa bands, social salsa parties...

 

Instructors

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Reinier Valdes

Reinier Valdes was born in Habana, Cuba. He first started dancing to the Afro Cuban rhythms and Latin Salsa at a young age of 13. Reinier got immediately discovered by a professional Afro Cuban dance team who recruited his talent and showcased him all over Cuba....

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Daniela Gallardo

Daniela Gallardo is originally from Mexico. Her love for music and dancing started at a young age leading her to be one of the principal dancers at the music festivals in her school. She then got invited to create her first choreography at age 15....