What makes us unique?

We are Seattle's fastest growing Latin dance studio for many reasons. 

We focus on friendship making, socializing & building a dance family to beat the Seattle Freeze. We understand that dancing is not just about dancing, but a way of making new friends and being a valued member of a community. Our classes are designed around this philosophy. 

We stay true to the Latin Afro Caribbean roots of Latin Salsa dance. We teach Latin Salsa the way it is actually danced in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

We take you on a dance trip to Cuba once a year. Being a member of our studio gives you access to join us on a unique dance and cultural exchange trip to Cuba once a year. 

Our studio founders and instructors are born and raised Latinos. This allows our studio to provide a true culture experience, where speaking Spanish is highly encouraged. Our head instructor, Reinier Valdes, was a top dancer and instructor in Cuba and Brazil for many years before moving to Seattle, WA. 

A supportive dance family. We foster a safe and loving learning environment for dancers of all levels and experiences - we strongly discourage competitive behaviors. 

Grab a Mojito with your fellow students at the bar after class. We have two studios: 1) Our dance studio with wood floor & mirrors for most classes and 2) Club Sur for our dance socials and parties. Club Sur is one of Seattle's top Latin spots. Dubbed Seattle's "Salsa palace", Club Sur is where all the world famous salsa bands perform when they come to Seattle.


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la clave cubana performance team

Think you got what it takes be part of a dance team?

We're always looking for passionate dancers who would like to improve their skills and shine on the dance floor with our dance team. We perform at several national and international congresses/festivals during the year. Our choreographies and training will heavily incorporate the following latin dance styles:

  • Latin Salsa

  • Rueda de Casino

  • Son

  • Afro-Cuban

  • Rumba Cubana

  • Mambo

  • Bachata

Note: We do not compete. We only perform. 

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