TERM 3 for 2021 starts on 26th and 29th July - Enrolment is Open Now

Enroll for Beginners course TERM 3 2021

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Cuban SALSA

Salsa is the most popular of all Latin Dances Styles!!! Salsa refers to a style of music and dance which has its origins in the Caribbean and South America but now has developed all over the world.  Salsa music and dance have become an international phenomenon that is taking the world by storm! Cuban Casino style of Salsa is the style we specialized in our studio, has its origin in Cuba. Rueda de Casino as part of Cuban Salsa is a group dance where pairs of dancers form a circle, with dance moves called out by one person The Caller. The dance moves connected to cheerful music are great therapy for the body and mind.


 

BACHATA

Bachata is a style of dance that originated in the Dominican Republic.  Bachata music can be distinguished by its particular guitar riff or sound which is prominent in all Bachata songs. Bachata is taking over around the world and It’s known for its fun and easy to learn steps. Like all dances, Bachata has evolved and the Traditional and Sensual Bachata styles are the most popular where elements on Dominican are performed as well.  We specialize in Traditional Bachata that was developed in Europe, also you will learn the basics of  Dominican Bachata and in the past 4 years, we specialize in Sensual Bachata following Daniel and Deseree Bachata style curriculum.


 

Brazilian ZOUK 

Brazilian Zouk evolved from a Brazilian dance called Lambada. Zouk is both a style of music and a dance that has its origin in the French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. The term “Zouk” literally means “party” in Creole language. The music is characterized by a slow rhythm and a heart-beat like deep base line. Today it is often remixed with R&B, Pop, Oriental and Electronic music.  Around the mid-90s was further developed by Jaime Arôxa, Adilio Porto and Renata Peçanha in Brazil. Different from Salsa who is led with the hands, Brazilian Zouk can be led by various parts of the body. It’s modern, sensual and sexy with  contemporary  moves and beat you can’t resist.


 

SALSA in Wellington

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Brazilian Zouk

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About us - Dance Make us Family

Welcome to Salsa Therapy Dance School Wellington. We specialize in training people to become good social dancers with proven structure of syllabus combined with the fun and social aspect of Latin dancing. Our classes are friendly with high energy we incorporate into the serious business of Dancing. Get your Latin fix and recharge with a great vibe from the Latin music and dance.

See what our clients say after visiting our classes:

Went to my first ever class of Bachata, Salsa, and Brazilian Zouk. Thought I was not going to get anything but the 3 teachers were just amazing! Kept the energy and fun going the whole time! So worth it! Perekorangi Herewini-Te Awa – Nov 2016

Awesome fun teachers! Will be coming back to learn Zouk. A+
Joseph Drodroveivali – Dec 2016

True to its name, this is my therapy. This is my happy place ♥
Bee Tuviera  – Feb 2015

Salsa Therapy is the best place to learn salsa in Wellington! I completed beginners & improvers classes with them and totally recommend!
Juan Pablo Lampe  – VFX Artist  2012

CLASS TIMETABLES TERM 3, 2021

Check our calendar with DANCE CLASSES IN WELLINGTON

Term 3 2021: 26 July –  27th Sep 10 weeks 
Time: 8.20 pm – 9.20 pm
Venue: Full Swing Studio entrance from L1, 62 Dixon.
Payment option: Early bird offer $150 for waged and $120 for Students with valid ID
If you wish to prepay via the Internet please do so before 7th Aug 2021. Casual rate of $18 per class is available for your convenience at the studio cash or bank transfer. Contact us for bank account details. Conditions apply …… No Refund unless serious illness or injury occurs and you won’t be able to continue with the classes.

Term 3 2021: 26 July –  27th Sep 10 weeks Days:
Mondays
Time: 7:15- 8:15 pm –  studio 1
Venue:  Full Swing Studio entrance from L1 62 Dixon.
Payment option: Early bird offer $150 for waged and $120 for full-time students with a valid ID
If you wish to prepay via the Internet please do so before 7th Aug 2021. A casual rate of $18 per class is available for your convenience at the studio cash or bank transfer. Contact us for bank account details. Conditions apply …… No Refund unless serious illness or injury occurs and you won’t be able to continue with the classes.

Term 3 2021: 26 July –  27th Sep 10 weeks 
Days: Mondays
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm –  studio 1
Venue: Full Swing Studio entrance from L1, 62 Dixon st.
Payment option: Early bird offer $150 for waged and $120 for full-time students with a valid ID
If you wish to prepay via the Internet please do so before 7th Aug 2021. A casual rate of $18 per class is available for your convenience at the studio cash or bank transfer. Contact us for bank account details. Conditions apply …… No Refund unless serious illness or injury occurs and you won’t be able to continue with the classes.

Term 3 2021: 29th July – 30th Sep  10 weeks
Days: Thursdays
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm – studio 1
NEW Venue: Full Swing Studio – entrance from  L1 62 Dixon st.
Early bird offer $150 for waged (regular price is $180) and $120 for full-time students with a valid ID
If you wish to prepay via the Internet please do so before 7th Aug 2021. A casual rate of $18 per class is available for your convenience at the studio cash or bank transfer. Contact us for bank account details. Conditions apply …… No Refund unless serious illness or injury occurs and you won’t be able to continue with the classes.

Term 3 2021: 29th July – 30th Sep  10 weeks
Days: Thursdays
Time: 8:00 – 9:00 pm – studio 1
NEW Venue:  Full Swing Studio – entrance L1, 62 Dixon st.
Early bird offer $150 for waged (regular price is $180) and $120 for full-time students with a valid ID
If you wish to prepay via the Internet please do so before 7th Aug  2021. A casual rate of $18 per class is available for your convenience at the studio. Payment options cash or bank transfer. Contact us for bank account details. Conditions apply …… No Refund unless serious illness or injury occurs and you won’t be able to continue with the classes.

Term 3 2021: 29th July – 30th Sep  10 weeks
Days: Thursdays
Time: 7:00- 8:00 pm  – studio 1
NEW Venue: Full Swing Studio – entrance from L1 62 Dixon st.

Early bird offer $150 for waged and $120 for full-time students with a valid ID
If you wish to prepay via the Internet please do so before 7th Aug 2021. A casual rate of $18 per class is available for your convenience at the studio. Payment options cash or bank transfer. Contact us for bank account details. Conditions apply …… No Refund unless serious illness or injury occurs and you won’t be able to continue with the classes.

Term 3 2021: 29th July – 30th Sep 10 weeks
Days: Thursdays
Time: 7pm – 8pm
NEW Venue: Full Swing –  entrance from  L1  60 Dixon st.
Special Offer: If you prepay for the entire term 1 – 10 weeks   for $130  if you are a student with a valid ID  only $90

Please contact us for bank account details if you wish to prepay for the entire term. A casual rate of $18 per class for waged and $12 for students is available at the studio

Term 3 2021: 26th July – 27th Sep  10 weeks
Days: Mondays
Time: 7:15 – 8.15 pm
NEW Venue: Full Swing –  entrance from  L1  60-62 Dixon st.
Special Offer: If you prepay for the entire term 1 – 10 weeks   for $130 if you are a student with a valid ID  only $90. Please contact us for bank account details if you wish to prepay for the entire term. A casual rate of $18 per class for waged and $12 for students is available at the studio

Term 3 2021: 26th July – 27th Sep  10 weeks
Days: Mondays
Time: 8:30 – 9.30 pm
NEW Venue: Full Swing – entrance from L1, 60 – 62 Dixon st.

Special Offer: If you prepay for the entire term 1 – 10 weeks   for $130 if you are a student with a valid ID  only $90

Please contact us for bank account details if you wish to prepay for the entire term. A casual rate of $18 per class for waged and $12 for students is available at the studio

We run small groups and private classes in Whitby, Porirua by demand

Don't forget to claimed your Free class pass?

Register HERE and see when is the next suitable time to join us for a trial of Salsa, Bachata, or Brazilian Zouk

New Pricing for 2020 

Casual rate $18  per person and $12 for students

If you are paying for a full Term you will get a discount so comes to $15 per class by the weeks of the Term.

Multiple classes discount will be given on the spot or via email.

Private Lessons $80 for one on one or $100 for a couple (this includes studio hire)

Small Groups up to 4 people sharing a studio $100 per hour (Excluding the studio hire)

Wedding dance lessons start from $120 for one hour including studio hire

Corporate events from 40 min to 1.5 hours with Introduction Lesson for your guests and demo or show. Constat us for a quote.

 

Workshops

Day: TBC
Time: TBC
 Venue: TBC
Cost:TBC

Sing up HERE for Salsa Beg. Crash course. We know how busy life can be, so we have designed this Salsa Beginners crash course just for you. Get the most important syllabus, all basic steps, and moves in just 2 hours.
Let us help you fast forward your dancing skills and you will be dancing the Salsa in no time. Great opportunity to catch up with the rest of the Beg. Group and join our regular classes from Term 3 starting on 26th July at 8.20 pm.

Events

We run Salsa Latin Party every month

🌴📻 SALSA THERAPY LATIN PARTY - August edition TBC soon

Join us for a great night out with lots of music and dance.

Party till late with DJ Libaila and DJ Adu
Entry Fee: $15 cash or bank transfer

Our Party Venue: Thistle Hall Community Center – Crn. Arthur and Cuba str.

Wedding Dance Lesson

Learning to dance for your special day can be easy and fun with a tailored to your ability first dance.

We know how busy and stressful is to organize a wedding. So let us help you take one more thing off your shoulders and make your wedding day even more special with a beautiful first dance.

Autumn Special

Book your FREE 40 min consultation with our choreographer Lilia de Castro between 1st April – 30th July and receive 15% OFF our starter pack for couples.

Watch one of our couples, Craig and Rachel 2018, dancing Dirty Dancing time of my life” Learning to dance with Lily, our dance teacher, and choreographer, is easy and it is a lot of fun. No Dance experience needed. The dance can be tailored to suit your ability, the song of your choice, or the wedding theme. We know how stressful is to organize a wedding so we have designed these dance lessons to be easy to remember, but they still have the WOW element. Contact us for a quote and we have few packages to offer you that can suit your budget.

Michael and Jenna Sabiston FEB 2015
Thank you so much for all your patience and immerse skill in getting us from not being able to dance without falling over each other to the beautiful dance we were able to share on our wedding day. Seriously we had no idea what we were capable of, but it’s all down to how great a teacher you are.

Tim and Ellane – October 2012
Working with Lily on our wedding dance was a pure pleasure. Her talent and passion for salsa made us motivated, her charisma made learning fun, and as a teacher, her patience is a true virtue. We only had a handful of lessons but in that short time, Lily was able to teach us the basics of Salsa, some slightly more tricky steps, and construct our own personalized routine. Thank you Lily for giving us a surprise first dance that all our guests will remember!
Rachael and Todd – March 2012
After watching many ‘Best Wedding First Dance Ever!’, my fiance and I decided we wanted to make our wedding first dance special too, and really surprise our friends and family. We choose the final dance from the movie Dirty Dancing. Neither of us had any dancing experience at all. We found Lilia de Castro from Salsa Therapy and were at once put at ease by her enthusiasm and her belief right from the beginning that we could do it! Lily is simply an amazing and highly skilled teacher (patient too!). In just three months, we went from complete beginners to reaching our goal.
We totally recommend Lily – learning from her has been an absolute pleasure.

Team Members

We are here to help you grow and develop your dancing skills!

Lilia De Castro

Lilia De Castro

Owner - Senior Teacher

Lily started dancing and performing from the age of 8. Her experience through the years includes: jaz balet, ballroom, Bulgarian folklore and Salsa, Bachata, Zouk-Lambada, Reggaeton Kizomba. Her passion for dance brought her to the magic of Latin Dance. She says “When I start dancing salsa in 1999 I didn’t know that this is Salsa, just my body start moving with the rhythms”. Since then she learnt Salsa Cuban Casino style with various famous Cuban instructors in her home town Sofia, Spain and USA. She also had learnt and continued her training from a range of world best instructors and performers in Salsa, Zouk–Lambada, Bachata, Kizomba etc. Instructors like Oliver Pineda, Adrian Medina, Kadu & Larissa, Daniela and Alex de Carvalho etc. In 2005 she moved to New Zealand. Since then she has been teaching Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Zouk Lambada in Wellington and has also performed many times in different public and private events and Salsa Congresses in Wellington. Lily is the founder and owner of Salsa Therapy Dance School since 2007.

Adam Polaczuk

Adam Polaczuk

Instructor

He began dancing the fun style of Cuban Salsa in 2007, then fell in love with and began dancing the passionate and flowing Brazilian Zouk Lambada in 2010. Also to compliment these styles he has a keen interest in dancing the beautiful Bachata and funky Samba de Gafieira. Adam has learnt from a diverse range of the world’s best Zouk Lambada teachers, both in New Zealand and abroad. They include Kadu and Larissa, Allison and Audrey, William and Paloma, Lidio and Monique, Adilio, Alex and Daniela, Renata and Jorge and more. Adam is also involved in ethnic Polish folk dancing and is heavily involved in keeping this tradition alive. He has been teaching, trained, competed and performed in New Zealand and abroad since 2008 in all of the dance styles. This wide diversity of dance styles has given Adam a very good understanding of the variety of particular body movements needed accentuate each style of dance. Adam has been teaching Zouk- Lambada as part of the Salsa Therapy team since 2012

Leona Wolpert

Leona Wolpert

Instructor

She started ballroom dancing at the age of 14. After several years of lessons, many tests with results of high level points and being tightly involved with ballroom dancing, Leona discovered salsa at the age of 18. Although never having learnt any fundamental steps in Latin dancing Leona soon learnt to understand, follow and love Salsa and other Latin dance styles by travelling to different countries and dancing in different cities. The first time she saw Zouk Lambada was at the NZ Salsa Congress in 2009. She was struck by the beautiful flowing dance and the music. One year later she started her first Zouk-Lamabada training at the Salsa Congress and soon after signed up with Salsa Therapy to learn more. She got a great fundamental base of Zouk-Lambada and continues her training in Auckland, Christchurch and Brisbane where she learnt from the experts such as Kadu & Larissa, Allison & Audrey and many more. Since Oct 2012 Leona has been teaching and performing together with Adam Brazilian Zouk -Lambada as part of the Salsa Therapy team.

Address

Our NEW Studio from JAN 2020 – FULL SWING  – 80 Cuba str. entrance from L1, Dixon str. 
Call Us: Lily: 0210346155 or email lily@salsatherapy.co.nz ;  Adam:0211326997

 

 



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