Nick and Serena have offered exceptional beginning, intermediate and advanced group classes and private lessons throughout the Bay Area for over 15 years.


Group Classes


Mondays | Casino en Contra Tiempo: A SalsaMAtics Workshop

Casino en Contra Tiempo: A three week SalsaMAtics workshop

Mondays; May 13th, 20th and 27th
7 - 8 pm
@ Shotgun Studios: 1201 University Ave in Berkeley
Door Code 4428
$40 for all three classes
$15 drop in

Improve your musicality and social dancing with this months SalsaMAtics workshop on connecting to a deeper rhythm in your Salsa and Timba dancing. This is not a "Son" class. This is a workshop in dancing Casino style movements to contra tiempo as opposed to atiempo. This class will be a mixed level class where you can learn something no matter your level. We will cover adapting your casino moves to contra tiempo, some unique turns as well as how and when to switch between atiempo and contra tiempo.

Sundays | Rueda de Casino group classes in Berkeley

7 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Beginner and Intermediate Salsa Cubana & Rueda de Casino

8 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Intermediate and Advanced Salsa and Cubana & Rueda de Casino

Location | The Beat - 2560 9th St #119, Berkeley, CA 94710

$13 per class, $18 for both

Private Lessons

Private lessons are the ideal way to learn to dance salsa. Individualized lessons based on your skill and ability is essential to learning. It is an efficient way to begin, attain the next level in salsa dance, or refine your dance. Individualized sessions are designed to meet your needs at any level and allow for your personal growth. Hands on instruction address partnering techniques, body mechanics, hip motions, stylistic details, and basic/intermediate/advance patterns.

Our teaching methods are easy to understand. We combine numerous movement forms to create a unique learning environment making it easy to learn partner and social dance forms. We offer you twelve years experience of instruction, patience, and a wealth of knowledge.

We offer many packages and services depending on your needs.

  • Private Lessons: $90/hour (up to 2 people) (with both Nick and Serena)

  • Semi Privates & Small Groups: Call for quotes (more then 2 people)

  • Special Package Deal: Buy 5 private lessons for $400 which comes to $80 per lesson!

  • Locations all around the Bay Area. Travel expenses may be added depending on location.

  • Call 510-207-4289 or e-mail us at

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Nick and Serena are both excellent dancers and, which is not always the case, excellent teachers. They are very clear in their instruction and are always concerned about avoiding injury when dancing. As a physical therapist I value that aspect of their teaching style. It is very helpful when first learning to follow to have a strong and clear leader. This is not always the case when one is in a class situation, or even dancing in a club. Nick provided that gentle but decisive lead. While Nick could provide the instruction from the “inside” of the dancing, Serena provided the outside perspective. She was able to offer insight into why certain movements felt awkward as well as invaluable styling suggestions. I highly recommend their private lessons. It will definitely put you on the fast track to being a better dancer.
— Nancy Bryan P.T.