EXPERIENCE THE AUTHENTIC CULTURE OF PUERTO RICO
If there is one thing that Puerto Ricans are known for worldwide, it's our music!
Come immerse yourself in our culture of rhythm, swing, and sensuality during the
San Juan Salsa Nights experience.
Because here in Puerto Rico, Salsa is more than a dance step - it's a way of life.
We'll meet up to have some cocktails and learn some dance moves. Then we'll go out on the town to an authentic Salsa bar to dance the night away with the locals!
Because you can't just learn it, you need to feel it!
What We'll Do
First we'll meet up at a lovely outdoor location here in San Juan. We'll start off with a complimentary cocktail hour where we'll break the ice, get to know each other, and build up a little liquid courage.
Then we'll start our dance class where you will learn the basics to Salsa. Our style of dancing is "Salsa de Calle" which means Street Salsa - how Puerto Ricans dance at the bars and yes, in the streets! It's a more casual style where the emphasis is not on technical counts or ballroom postures, but about feeling the music and having fun!
We'll also briefly go over the basics for the other Caribbean steps -
Merengue, Bachata and Cha Cha Cha.
Once you're comfortable with your new dance moves, we take the party out to a nearby Salsa bar where you can practice dancing with the locals! The Salsa scene in Puerto Rico is so lively, sensual and joyous - you'll get swept right off your feet and into the rhythm.
8:00PM - Meet up at outdoor location in San Juan (dependent on night, see calendar for specific locations). Complimentary refreshments are served.
8:30PM - 9:30PM - Salsa Dance Class - all levels are welcome.
9:30pm - 11:00PM - Short walk to nearby Salsa bar for music and dancing with the locals!
Our founder and lead instructor, Angelina, is a Latina singer, dancer and actress
with a degree in musical theatre from Northwestern University. She has two albums on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon, and has written original music for film, television
and the web. She hosts the travel music series ¡GLOBAILE! that was featured on the television program American Latino. Her one-woman musical comedy Sorta Rican
has been touring across the country including performances in New York City, Miami, Los Angeles and here in San Juan.
Since moving to her motherland Puerto Rico, she has shared her passion for music and with travelers, teaching Salsa dancing classes at La Concha hotel, The Dreamcatcher hotel, Decanter hotel, and through Airbnb Experiences. She is a regular 'Salsera' here on the dance scene, and is thrilled to share her knowledge, skills, inside tips,
and love of the culture with you!
"Angelina was awesome! It was my first time in PR, and she made it an incredible experience. She is an experienced dancer and an expert teacher. She is very personable! Five star experience.... if you’re thinking about it, don’t. Just do it!"
- Vincent from Washington, DC
"Angelina was great!! Her style of teaching was perfect and she gave us a history of each dance. She showed use the cultural part of dancing in Puerto Rico. For an authentic experience, I recommend her!"
- Terry from Arlington, VA
"Angelina knows how to give great lessons! I've done other classes where instructors just show what to do but don't correct your form, but Angelina was extremely helpful. It also didn't feel like a stereotypical tourist experience since Angelina showed us how the locals dance!"
- Luis from Boston, MA
"The experience is 100% worth it, price matches value. My fiancée and I took the class and it was out of our comfort zone but I would say it is a must do when you are visiting PR! Angelina was great, very helpful, and teaches you about the locals and introduces you to the nearby areas."
- Amanda from Aloma, FL
"Angelina is warm friendly funny informative. I was able to really experience the true culture of Puerto Rico. Angelina made it feel like we were visiting family and she was showing us around. I would book her again just to hang out."
- Leslie from Hackensack, NJ