What we're about

Dance Salsa Jax is a not-for-profit dance studio dedicated to spreading the joy of social Latin dancing throughout Jacksonville.
We offer fun & friendly Latin dance lessons for all levels, parties, & performances!
No contracts, no partners required, just smiles and good times :)
Our dance community is an extended family. Come join the party!

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♦ Meet countless new friends from all walks of life!
♦ Exercise Your Mind, Body, & Soul!
♦ Boost Your Confidence & Coordination!
♦ Learn a New Skill to Take Anywhere!
♦ Melt Some Hearts With Hot New Moves!
♦ Have Fun & Enjoy Life in a New Way!

Got questions? Contact our Director Ally Knight
904-377-3437 (Call or Text)
DanceSalsaJax@gmail.com

Or check out our website at DanceSalsaJax.com

See you on the dance floor!

Upcoming events (5+)

Cha Cha! 3rd Thursdays

Art of Dance

Give your dancing a new spin with On2 & Cha Cha! 3rd Thursdays @ Art of Dance, 11018 Old St. Augustine Rd (Between Wing-It & Pizza Hut In Mandarin Central plaza) ♦ 7:00pm-8:00pm Intro to On2 & Cha Cha for On1 Dancers ♦ 8:15pm-9:15pm Intermediate Cha Cha _________________________________ No partner? No problem! No Contracts either; simply pay as you go! ♦ Any 1 class: $10 ($7 with valid military/student ID) ♦ Any 4 classes: $35 ♦ Any 10 classes: $60 ♦ Any 20 classes: $100 _________________________________ More About Our Classes! ♦ Intro to On2 & Cha Cha for On1 Dancers Add a new flavor to your dance arsenal! We'll break down how to incorporate all your favorite advanced On1 steps, moves, & patterns to On2 timing & Cha Cha! *Still new to Salsa? Learning multiple timings at once can be confusing, so we recommend giving yourself some time getting to know On1 Salsa first. ♦ Advanced Cha Cha We're going to make Cha Cha your new favorite dance! Learn how to apply advanced social style patterns & crazy shines to this fun playful beat! New to Cha Cha? Dip your toes into On2 & Cha Cha first at 7:00pm! _________________________________ DanceSalsaJax.com [masked] (904)[masked] (text or call) See you on the dance floor!

Rueda in the Park! (All Levels!)

Memorial Park

Join us for a FREE Rueda class outside at the gorgeous Memorial Park, overlooking the St. Johns River! (1600 Riverside Ave, down the street from the Riverside Arts Market!) After the class, we leave the music playing until we just can't dance anymore, then run across the street to grab dinner at Sushi Café or froyo at Sweet Frog. ^_^ This monthly event is now for all levels so everyone can join in on the fun! We'll have have both a beginner circle as well as an intermediate/advanced circle. Want more rueda? You can also catch a complementary rueda class at our Latin Addiction parties! :)

Group Salsa Classes for All Levels! Week 4!

Avondale Dance Directions

Spice things up with some Salsa! Sundays @ Avondale Dance Directions, 1080 Edgewood Ave South (Back side of Murray Hill Plaza, just North of 17) ♬ 1:00pm-2:00pm Beginner (Week 4 of 4. Program restarts next week!) ♬ 2:15pm-3:15pm Intermediate 1 (Week 4 of 4. Program restarts next week!) ♬ 3:30pm-4:30pm Intermediate 2 ♬ 4:45pm-5:45pm Advanced (New Every Week!) _________________________________ No partner? No problem! No need to register, no contracts either; simply pay as you go! First Month Special: ♬ Unlimited Beginner Classes: just $25, or ♬ Unlimited Classes (All Levels): just $35 (Specials Include both Salsa & Bachata classes!) Returning Students: ♬ Any 1 class: $10 ($7 with valid military/student ID) ♬ Any 4 classes: $35 ♬ Any 10 classes: $60 ♬ Any 20 classes: $100 _________________________________ More About Our Classes! ♬ Beginner & Essential Techniques! Whether you're brand new to salsa, or just want to strengthen your foundation & improve your technique, this is where to start! This fun, progressive program covers everything from basic technique, underarm turns, cross body leads, new yorkers, enchuflas, & more! ♬ Intermediate I Think you've mastered the Beginner class? This progressive program will take your dancing to the next level! Upgrade your arsenal with these super nifty inside & outside traveling turns, left turns, basic wraps, & more! *Ladies, if you feel yourself stumbling through traveling turns on the dance floor, this is the perfect fix! :) ♬ Intermediate II Take the next step to becoming a salsero black belt! These classes are action-packed with crazy wraps, copas, hits, titanics, rebounds, multiple spins, & much more! Leave looking like a pro and ready to tackle the advanced class! ♬ Advanced Patterns Looking to spice up your salsa game? We've got fancy new moves every single week of the year! Keep things fresh with some new variations & smooth combinations, complete with some extra sassy styling for the ladies! _________________________________ DanceSalsaJax.com [masked] Director Ally Knight: (904)[masked] (text or call) See you on the dance floor!

Group Bachata Classes for All Levels! Week 4!

Art of Dance

Heat things up with some Bachata! Wednesdays @ Art of Dance, 11018 Old St. Augustine Rd (Between Wing-It & Pizza Hut In Mandarin Central plaza) ♬ 7:00pm-8:00pm Beginner (Week 4 of 4. Program restarts next week!) ♬ 8:10pm-9:10pm Intermediate 1 (Week 4 of 4. Program restarts next week!) ♬ 7:00pm-8:00pm Intermediate 2 ♬ 8:10pm-9:10pm Advanced (New Every Week!) _________________________________ No partner? No problem! No need to register, no contracts either; simply pay as you go! First Month Special: ♬ Unlimited Beginner Classes: just $25, or ♬ OR Unlimited Classes (All Levels): just $35 (Specials include both Salsa & Bachata classes!) Returning Students: ♬ Any 1 class: $10 ($7 with valid military/student ID) ♬ Any 4 classes: $35 ♬ Any 10 classes: $60 ♬ Any 20 classes: $100 _________________________________ What is Bachata? Bachata was born in the back alleys of the Dominican Republic countryside where broken hearted cowboys would go to find love. The beautiful music, with it's distinct bongo beat, base, & plucky guitar riffs, is a decedent of bolero & traditional African son. The country's dictator Rafael Trujillo tried to repress the "scandalous" dance, banning the recording of bachata music. This bad stigma on bachata lingered with the upper class for many years after Trujillo was assassinated in 1961. It wasn't until the early 90's that this curse was fully broken by Romeo Santos & his boyband Aventura in New York. The group revolutionized the music, infusing it with R&B to create "Modern Bachata." Almost overnight, this new flavor exploded around the world, & now rivals salsa in popularity. The dance developed alongside the music, infusing spins inspired by salsa dancers. People couldn't get enough bachata, so DJs began remixing pop songs with bachata beats. In Spain, dancers Korke & Judith created "Sensual Bachata," known for it's body rolls & isolations. Various other styles have developed, but the music, has stayed true to its origins, still passionately portraying love & heartache. We at DSJ are firm believers that, in order to adequately express the music, a good bachatero must be fluent in the 3 main styles of bachata: traditional, modern, & sensual. We start students off with modern & gradually add traditional & sensual elements throughout our program. _________________________________ More About Our Classes! ♦ Beginner & Essential Techniques! Whether you're brand new to bachata, or just want to strengthen your foundation & improve your technique, your journey to becoming a suave bachatero begins here! This fun progressive program has all the essentials from the very basics, to inside turns, alardes, baskets, & hamerlocks. Everything you need to hit the dance floor! ♦ Intermediate Bachata I Think you've mastered the Beginner class? Take your lead/follow to the next level, add some new moves, & start applying musicality! This intensive progressive program includes sways, digs, slides, Dominican box, 360s, outside turns, carryovers, enchuflas, & more! This program also includes a first look at traditional bachata, & ends with the sensual bachata hold. ♦ Intermediate Bachata II Level up your bachata & learn how to incorporate sweet new elements from traditional, modern, & sensual bachata including grapevines, cross turns, about turns, doubles, sway turns, prep turns, body rolls, rib cage rolls, knee leads, outside box, fancy footwork, sweet dips, & more! Leave looking like a pro & ready to tackle the advanced class! ♦ Advanced Bachata Patterns New Every Week! Looking to spice up your bachata game? We've got endless fancy new moves for you! Keep things fresh with new variations & smooth combinations, complete with some extra sassy styling for the ladies! _________________________________ DanceSalsaJax.com [masked] Director Ally Knight: (904)[masked] (text or call) See you on the dance floor!

Past events (453)

Group Bachata Classes for All Levels! Week 3!

Art of Dance

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