What we're about

This is for anyone interested in learning a partnered dance style that is exciting, expressive and challenging. Add in the spicy Latin rhythms of Salsa music and you will be inspired to keep your body moving and keep smiling in a fun social atmosphere.

Award-winning Latin Dance Instructor Trisha Lee offers weekly SALSA classes in York and Wetherby focusing on core techniques and progressive skill building, delivered in a friendly welcoming group with a dollop of fun!

Founding date

2003

Technique-based (but fun) salsa classes at Beginner, Levels 2 and 3 combined with fun social dancing sessions.

Monday evenings in York:

Venue: York RI Club, Hamilton Drive, Acomb, York YO24 4NT

Tuesday evenings in Wetherby:

Venue: St James Church rooms, Church Street, Wetherby LS22 6LP

Cost: £8 class & dancing.

*prepaid card 10 x class for £70 available

Timetable:

6:30 - Beginners Class

* Absolute Beginners Class for the first timers! Please contact us if you are a novice first time dancer so we an arrange this class for you.

7:45 - Level 2 Class.Cross Body & Cuban Salsa on rotation.

9.00 - Level 3 (Quality Intermediate class)

We are delighted to welcome dancers from elsewhere joining our Level 3 class. Please attend Level 2 and declare your interest in Level 3.

Club History:

In our 18th year of offering structured learning with a progressive syllabus that gives the dancer a thorough understanding of the moves and consistent terminology to describe them. Opening originally in Boroughbridge in winter 2003 then expanding to Wetherby and then into York in 2006.

We have had the privilege to inspire and teach some of the best and most well known Salseros, Salseras in the North.

We teach levels 1, 2 & 3 at both venues inviting regular guest teachers in to inspire the best of our students.(See weekly f.b posts for teacher list )

We assess and give personal feedback to all our dancers and move them through the class levels based upon ability.

We encourage a friendly supportive atmosphere throughout all class levels and add a good dollop of FUN !!

Strictly Salsa hosts monthly social nights and large themed Salsa party nights in Harrogate so once you have learned a few moves there is an immediate route in to the Salsa social scene @ Manhattan Club, Beach Avenue, Harrogate HG2 8DY

Upcoming events (4+)

York Salsa class night

Needs a location

UPDATE[masked]
We are now completely back to operating as before the pandemic.
You are no longer required to bring a LFT result with you.
You can just 'drop' into dance sessions, no need to book!
Your instructors will continue to test and are fully vaccinated. We will continue to provide sanitiser stations.

UPDATE[masked]
With new guidelines and the increasing rise of the Omicron variant,all class participants must now bring to class proof of a negative LFT reported to the NHS. This can be a confirmation email or text from the NHS.

UPDATE 15th Nov 2021
Classes are now back successfully running in both York and Wetherby.
Mondays - York
Tuesdays - Wetherby
Both class nights now follow this format;
6:30 Beginners followed by 15 mins dancing.
7:45 Level 2 followed by 15 mins dancing.
9pm Level 3 followed by 30 mins dancing
*New dancers please get in touch so we can arrange your 'first steps class'
£8 if paying as you go or £70 for a 10 class card.

UPDATE 12th August 2021
Thank you for joining our group.
We have been through lots of changes in the last 20 months since the start of the pandemic and we are now BACK to where we started.
Class nights are BACK and running weekly in both YORK and WETHERBY.
WE ARE NOW OPEN TO ALL DANCERS, NO PARTNER? NO PROBLEM!
Venues;
York Mondays: York RI New Lane, New Lane YO24 4NT (Rugby Club off Hamilton Drive in Acomb)
Wetherby Thursdays : Sicklinghall Village Hall LS22 4AU just outside of Wetherby
Class times : we are experimenting with a new format, these times may change in the future.
from 6:30pm Beginners and Absolute Beginners.

  • New novice dancers please contact us so we can arrange your first separate taster class.
    7:40pm Level 3
    8:45pm Level 2
    Social Dancing until 10:30pm
    Doors close 11pm.
    £8 per evening or buy 10 nights for £70.
    You can pay cash on the night or prior via Bacs.....contact for bank details.
    No bar service atm, so please bring your own drinks.
    COVID MITIGATIONS:
    Although restrictions in law have now been lifted, I would ask all dancers to be considerate of each others feelings and worries.
    I will operate as flexible a class space as is practically possible.
    Face coverings: Wearing a face covering is now voluntary. I would ask you to volunteer to wear a face covering when dancing with another person wearing one. I know a few of you are wanting to carry on using them for the time being. So please continue to bring one to class, in case you need it.
    Partner sharing: Partner sharing will return to the class.
    Don't want to partner share? No problem, I will allocate space for those wanting to continue to distance themselves. Let me know at the start of the class.
    Ventilation: Doors and or windows will remain open. On colder nights please wear layers.
    Sanitiser: I will continue to provide hand sanitiser and will regularly ask you to use it.
    DON'T COME TO CLASS IF YOU HAVE ANY FEELINGS OF BEING UNWELL, particularly if you have any of the four most recognised symptoms of Covid 19.
    If you are tested positive for Covid 19, please inform us asap, so we can inform all those who attended your class.
    Your instructors: We are Lateral Flow testing before class and I would ask you to consider regularly testing yourselves before dancing with lots of partners. Though not 100 percent accurate, it does give you a good indicator of your status. You can get them free from your chemist.
    I am fully vaccinated with both doses.
    Booking: Except new dancers on their first night, we no longer need you to pre book a place. I will however ask you to sign in so we have a list of class members in each level.

Salsa dancing and classes

Needs a location

£8.00

UPDATE[masked]
We are now completely back to operating as before the pandemic.
You no longer need to bring a LFT result with you.
You can just 'drop' into class sessions, no need to book!
Your instructors will continue to test and are fully vaccinated. We will continue to provide sanitiser.

UPDATE[masked]
Under new guidelines introduced to combat the continued rise of the Omicron variant, we now require all class attendees to bring to class proof of a negative LFT reported to the NHS in the 12 hours before the class.

UPDATE[masked]

We are moving to a NEW CENTRAL WETHERBY LOCATION STARTING TUESDAY NOVEMBER 16TH
Wetherby class nights will be on TUESDAYS from now on.
New venue: St James Church rooms, Church St, Wetherby LS22 6LP
Parking in the car park opposite the hall and behind the hall is free to hall users. If full, town centre parking is free and unrestricted after 6pm.
Class times from the 16th will be as follows:
6:30 Beginners followed by 15mins dancing
7:45 Level 2 followed by 15mins dancing
9pm Level 3 followed by 30mins dancing
Classes cost £8 for one or buy 10 class card for £70
Student discount is on promotion atm until Xmas and is currently £4, returning to £6 after Xmas.

UPDATE September 2021
Hi I'm Trisha, the owner of Strictly Salsa. I've been teaching Salsa dancing for the last eighteen years in York and Wetherby. I also organise lots of different dancing events.
We've been through lots of changes due to the pandemic, but I am pleased to say that all our classes are BACK ON MONDAYS in YORK and THURSDAYS in WETHERBY. Our monthly social nights are successfully running now in a new venue over in Harrogate.
Venues:
Mondays at The RI Club, New Lane, Acomb, York YO24 4NT
Thursdays at Sicklinghall Village Hall, just outside Wetherby, LS22 4AU
Class format at both nights.
6:30 Beginners class and *first steps class for novice dancers
7:40 Level 3 Class (advanced)
8:45 Level 2 Class (intermediate) followed by social dancing.
*If you need a 'first steps' introduction class please contact us to arrange and we 'll be happy to organise that for you.
£8 for one class or buy a 10 class card for £70 cash or via bacs, message us for bank details.
No need to book unless a novice dancer needing a first steps class.
Please bring a drink with you as we have no bar facilities atm.
Both venues have plenty of free parking and solid wooden quality dance floors.

Re: Covid mitigations
Instructors are LFT tested before every class night and are fully vaccinated. We encourage you to test yourselves as tests are easy to access from your local chemists. Though not perfect, a test will help give you peace of mind attending a partner class where we all dance with each other.
We have a flexible approach at class nights for those happy to partner share and those wanting to stay separate and will accommodate both.
Wearing a face covering is voluntary. Most are choosing not to wear
one currently.
Double exit doors to the outside from the dance floor remain open whatever the weather, please wear warm layers on colder evenings.
Sanitiser is available around the room, please use at regular intervals.

We have had the privilege to inspire and teach some of the best and most well known Salseros, Salseras in the North. We assess and give personal feedback to all our dancers and move them through the class levels based upon ability. Aiming to give you the confidence and skills to allow you to join in the wider Salsa social scene. We always encourage a friendly supportive atmosphere throughout all class levels and add a good dollop of FUN !!
I hope to see you soon,
Trisha

York Salsa class night

Needs a location

UPDATE[masked]
We are now completely back to operating as before the pandemic.
You are no longer required to bring a LFT result with you.
You can just 'drop' into dance sessions, no need to book!
Your instructors will continue to test and are fully vaccinated. We will continue to provide sanitiser stations.

UPDATE[masked]
With new guidelines and the increasing rise of the Omicron variant,all class participants must now bring to class proof of a negative LFT reported to the NHS. This can be a confirmation email or text from the NHS.

UPDATE 15th Nov 2021
Classes are now back successfully running in both York and Wetherby.
Mondays - York
Tuesdays - Wetherby
Both class nights now follow this format;
6:30 Beginners followed by 15 mins dancing.
7:45 Level 2 followed by 15 mins dancing.
9pm Level 3 followed by 30 mins dancing
*New dancers please get in touch so we can arrange your 'first steps class'
£8 if paying as you go or £70 for a 10 class card.

UPDATE 12th August 2021
Thank you for joining our group.
We have been through lots of changes in the last 20 months since the start of the pandemic and we are now BACK to where we started.
Class nights are BACK and running weekly in both YORK and WETHERBY.
WE ARE NOW OPEN TO ALL DANCERS, NO PARTNER? NO PROBLEM!
Venues;
York Mondays: York RI New Lane, New Lane YO24 4NT (Rugby Club off Hamilton Drive in Acomb)
Wetherby Thursdays : Sicklinghall Village Hall LS22 4AU just outside of Wetherby
Class times : we are experimenting with a new format, these times may change in the future.
from 6:30pm Beginners and Absolute Beginners.

  • New novice dancers please contact us so we can arrange your first separate taster class.
    7:40pm Level 3
    8:45pm Level 2
    Social Dancing until 10:30pm
    Doors close 11pm.
    £8 per evening or buy 10 nights for £70.
    You can pay cash on the night or prior via Bacs.....contact for bank details.
    No bar service atm, so please bring your own drinks.
    COVID MITIGATIONS:
    Although restrictions in law have now been lifted, I would ask all dancers to be considerate of each others feelings and worries.
    I will operate as flexible a class space as is practically possible.
    Face coverings: Wearing a face covering is now voluntary. I would ask you to volunteer to wear a face covering when dancing with another person wearing one. I know a few of you are wanting to carry on using them for the time being. So please continue to bring one to class, in case you need it.
    Partner sharing: Partner sharing will return to the class.
    Don't want to partner share? No problem, I will allocate space for those wanting to continue to distance themselves. Let me know at the start of the class.
    Ventilation: Doors and or windows will remain open. On colder nights please wear layers.
    Sanitiser: I will continue to provide hand sanitiser and will regularly ask you to use it.
    DON'T COME TO CLASS IF YOU HAVE ANY FEELINGS OF BEING UNWELL, particularly if you have any of the four most recognised symptoms of Covid 19.
    If you are tested positive for Covid 19, please inform us asap, so we can inform all those who attended your class.
    Your instructors: We are Lateral Flow testing before class and I would ask you to consider regularly testing yourselves before dancing with lots of partners. Though not 100 percent accurate, it does give you a good indicator of your status. You can get them free from your chemist.
    I am fully vaccinated with both doses.
    Booking: Except new dancers on their first night, we no longer need you to pre book a place. I will however ask you to sign in so we have a list of class members in each level.

Salsa dancing and classes

Needs a location

£8.00

UPDATE[masked]
We are now completely back to operating as before the pandemic.
You no longer need to bring a LFT result with you.
You can just 'drop' into class sessions, no need to book!
Your instructors will continue to test and are fully vaccinated. We will continue to provide sanitiser.

UPDATE[masked]
Under new guidelines introduced to combat the continued rise of the Omicron variant, we now require all class attendees to bring to class proof of a negative LFT reported to the NHS in the 12 hours before the class.

UPDATE[masked]

We are moving to a NEW CENTRAL WETHERBY LOCATION STARTING TUESDAY NOVEMBER 16TH
Wetherby class nights will be on TUESDAYS from now on.
New venue: St James Church rooms, Church St, Wetherby LS22 6LP
Parking in the car park opposite the hall and behind the hall is free to hall users. If full, town centre parking is free and unrestricted after 6pm.
Class times from the 16th will be as follows:
6:30 Beginners followed by 15mins dancing
7:45 Level 2 followed by 15mins dancing
9pm Level 3 followed by 30mins dancing
Classes cost £8 for one or buy 10 class card for £70
Student discount is on promotion atm until Xmas and is currently £4, returning to £6 after Xmas.

UPDATE September 2021
Hi I'm Trisha, the owner of Strictly Salsa. I've been teaching Salsa dancing for the last eighteen years in York and Wetherby. I also organise lots of different dancing events.
We've been through lots of changes due to the pandemic, but I am pleased to say that all our classes are BACK ON MONDAYS in YORK and THURSDAYS in WETHERBY. Our monthly social nights are successfully running now in a new venue over in Harrogate.
Venues:
Mondays at The RI Club, New Lane, Acomb, York YO24 4NT
Thursdays at Sicklinghall Village Hall, just outside Wetherby, LS22 4AU
Class format at both nights.
6:30 Beginners class and *first steps class for novice dancers
7:40 Level 3 Class (advanced)
8:45 Level 2 Class (intermediate) followed by social dancing.
*If you need a 'first steps' introduction class please contact us to arrange and we 'll be happy to organise that for you.
£8 for one class or buy a 10 class card for £70 cash or via bacs, message us for bank details.
No need to book unless a novice dancer needing a first steps class.
Please bring a drink with you as we have no bar facilities atm.
Both venues have plenty of free parking and solid wooden quality dance floors.

Re: Covid mitigations
Instructors are LFT tested before every class night and are fully vaccinated. We encourage you to test yourselves as tests are easy to access from your local chemists. Though not perfect, a test will help give you peace of mind attending a partner class where we all dance with each other.
We have a flexible approach at class nights for those happy to partner share and those wanting to stay separate and will accommodate both.
Wearing a face covering is voluntary. Most are choosing not to wear
one currently.
Double exit doors to the outside from the dance floor remain open whatever the weather, please wear warm layers on colder evenings.
Sanitiser is available around the room, please use at regular intervals.

We have had the privilege to inspire and teach some of the best and most well known Salseros, Salseras in the North. We assess and give personal feedback to all our dancers and move them through the class levels based upon ability. Aiming to give you the confidence and skills to allow you to join in the wider Salsa social scene. We always encourage a friendly supportive atmosphere throughout all class levels and add a good dollop of FUN !!
I hope to see you soon,
Trisha

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