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 Salsa (Salsa Cubana) group class in berkeley

Salsa Cubana or Casino style Salsa On-going class
(Not a Rueda de Casino class)
Mondays 7 pm - 8 pm at Shotgun Studios
1201 University Ave.
Door code: 8242

Learn to social dance Salsa Cubana or Casino style Salsa. Improve your social dance connections. This is not a Rueda de Casino class, this is a one on one Casino Salsa style class. Each month we will be learning a pattern to a particular Timba Salsa song. There will be three levels of the pattern, Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced. Dancers can lead and follow at their level. Within each pattern will be Casino figures, closed position work, footwork and rhythm changes. No other class has this unique curriculum.

Drop-in $15

No Class on October 7th

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)

  • 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.