What we're about

Welcome! My name is Tenia and I've started this group to promote salsa in the South Bay and West Side of Los Angeles. Please join us at our local events! I'd love to introduce you to other great salsa peeps, so please come say hello to me, and let me know you're from the MeetUp group!

Thank you for joining! I've watched so many salsa students and salsa lovers become a part of this great dance community and it's their new home! I hope you'll love it, too. [:)]
One great thing about the salsa community is that you don't need to bring a partner to get started! We have weekly classes and social dancing at Hacienda Hotel in El Segundo, plus special Meetup events and group classes. Los Angeles has a wonderful salsa scene, with so many great venues, DJs, and live bands.

About Tenia

TENIA RAENI WORICK (http://www.learntosalsa.com/) is an award-winning salsa instructor, dancer, and choreographer. She teaches in Los Angeles and holds classes and events all over the South Bay, including Redondo Beach, Torrance, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Playa del Rey.

Tenia has been teaching salsa for 17 years. She is known for organizing salsa events and fund-raisers to help build the L.A. Salsa community. Her classes have been featured in the LA Times, Daily Breeze and in LA Magazine’s list of the “101 Sexiest Things To Do in Los Angeles”. She co-founded L.A.’s first all-female performance team, “Stiletto Salsa”, has performed on stage with Tito Puente and is a featured dancer in television and film. She is known for hosting Salsa Meet Ups throughout L.A.

Upcoming events (2)

PoP Up SaLsA cLaSs!

Needs a location

This class will take the place of our Salsa Bootcamp for this quarter, and precedes our "Salsa Nite Out! Stripes & Plaid" Meet Up. Because it is a Pop Up class, the Torrance studio location is TBD based on class size. Class level is Beg/Int. $15 Please RSVP

Stripes or Plaid! 3k SALSA NITE OUT!

Lighthouse Café

Technically, we are 2,981 salsa members! But by the time our party rolls around, we will have reached 3K members-- So let's GO DANCE!! Live music, dancing begins at 9:30pm. There are lessons beforehand, but if you're there just to social dance, there is NO cover charge. 21 and Over Only! On the night of the event, the venue offers the following schedule: 7:30pm Level 2 Salsa Class (Beg/Int) 8:30pm Level I Salsa Class (Novice) 9:30pm Salsa Dancing $5/Class and show up a few mins beforehand to sign up and receive your name tag for class. (Tenia/This meet up is not affiliated with the salsa lessons). Whenever we do a party- we have a THEME so we know who's in our group by how they're dressed. We are wearing Stripes or Plaid! Make em obvious, so we can say "HI" to you!!! Tie a plaid shirt around your waist or get some loud stripes goin'. Keep in mind it's WARM at this spot, so don't overdress. This is the iconic Lighthouse Cafe where scenes from the motion picture "La La Land" were shot. It is on the Hermosa Pier! Bring a little money for parking & to grab a drink to support this free local salsa night... I will be coming from another event, so I plan to arrive a little after 10! You will see stripes and plaid before then, I promise! :) ~TENIA

Past events (509)

Salsa Bootcamp: Learn To Salsa!

Torrance Cultural Arts Center


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