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🔥 Flash Sale! $100 OFF Salsa 101 (for beginners) -  starts Sunday, 6/23! Space for gentlemen! (Full for ladies). Info below 👇

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Learn to Dance
Salsa or Bachata

Los Angeles' Top Experience For Beginners

Over 463 5-star reviews on Yelp, Google, and Facebook
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Go from beginner to advanced with structured, progressive, comprehensive programs

Friendships! 

  • Private parties

  • Trips

  • Group outings 

  • And more...

Weekly practices with instructor on site

Welcoming, fun, safe environment

Full-time professional dance instructors only (no student or hobby instructors)

No partner needed

Specialty programs for experienced dancers

Welcome to Your Dance Family!

Come see why over 2,700 dance students in Los Angeles are Movers & Shakers.

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Trusted To Give Salsa Classes for Television

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Trusted by Celebrity Students

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"Dirty Dancing" star Jennifer Grey (aka "Baby"), also a "Dancing With The Stars" champion, is just one of the celebrity students our academy director has worked with.

100% Full-Time, Professional Dance Instructors

(No Student or Hobby Instructors)

Details, details, details! We are obsessed with helping you build proper foundations to dance salsa and bachata smoothly and confidently in the easiest way possible. 

That means we must have instructors who understand those details at a high level. 

Only full-time professional dancers are accepted as Movers and Shakers instructors. 

Together, as a team, the instructors, director, and support staff all pour their hearts ❤️ into creating a wonderful experience for you in your dancing journey.

We’ve got you covered.

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Beginners Welcome!

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Sure, sometimes we do “fancy” stuff with big names, but our heart is in the studio with the beginners!

If it’s your first time dancing salsa or bachata, you’re in the right spot. 

You will be welcomed at Movers and Shakers with open arms.

We love the opportunity to give students great habits right from day one and watch you shine more and more over time!

Check out the schedule below to see how you can start learning and join the Movers and Shakers community!

Class Schedule and Details

Full-time PROFESSIONAL dance instructors (no student or hobby instructors)

Free parking (unlimited)

No partner needed

Beginners welcome!

Salsa and Bachata Core Curriculum

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Foundations are everything! It's crucial to get the proper habits in your muscle memory from day one. 

 

Bachata 101 (Beginner) starts at the very beginning and is structured, progressive, and comprehensive. You'll graduate this 10-week program with all the foundations needed to hit the dance floor with confidence! 

 

We will also take you out dancing. 

 

Perfect for first time bachata dancers. It doesn't matter how many left feet you have - EVERYONE becomes a bachata dancer through this program.

 

ALSO perfect for experienced bachata dancers who never learned proper foundations or need to go back and clean up.

 

The environment is safe and welcoming. Every student is taken care of. Come join the family!

NEXT PROGRAM

Requirements: None. For first time bachata dancers!

Program Length: ​​ 10 Weeks

Price:

  • $499. (~$25/hr. ~20 total hours.)

  • $349. 🔥Early Bird Promo! $150 OFF🔥(Price increases soon)

Time: Wednesdays, 8:00pm-9:45pm

Status: Space available

Dates: 7/31/2024 - 10/2/2024

Location: West LA Academy of Dance (7/31 - 8/7); The Balcony on Beverwil (8/14 - 10/2)

Instructor: Danny

CURRENT PROGRAM

Program Length: ​​ 10 Weeks

Time: Sundays, 7:00pm-8:45pm

Status: Space available

Dates: 6/2/2024 - 8/4/2024

Location: The Balcony on Beverwil

Instructor: Danny & Inna alternating

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Bachata 102 graduates are rising stars in the dancing scene!

Leaders will know enough to dance through entire songs without repeating patterns. 

Follows will be able to smoothly follow many patterns. 

Since foundations are the MOST important thing, Bachata 102 continues to cover foundations, but in the context of intermediate patterns. 

The bachata 102 series includes levels 102a and 102b. 

Each 10-week program teaches different material at the intermediate level. 

You may take them in any order.



Topics covered:

  • Sensual bachata foundational movements

  • Modern/urban bachata partnering patterns

  • Hips, body rolls, and intro to liquid movement

  • Intro to Dominican concepts

  • Leading intermediate patterns clearly

  • Following intermediate patterns smoothly

  • Proper hand transitions for the best connection

  • Lead/follow connection in general

  • Intro to  general styling

  • Intro to ladies styling

  • Intro to feeling and flavor


  • Intro to musicality

  • Solo movements

NEXT PROGRAM

Requirements: Must complete bachata 101 or, if outside experience, must speak with director. 

Program Length: ​​ 10 Weeks

Price:

  • $449. (~$22/hr. ~20 total hours.)

  • $379. 🔥Early Bird Promo! $70 OFF🔥(Price increases soon)

Program Name: Bachata 102b

Time: Sundays, 7:00pm-8:45pm

Status: Space available

Dates: 8/11/2024 - 10/20/2024 (No class on 9/1 for Labor Day)

Location: The Balcony on Beverwil

Instructor: Inna

CURRENT PROGRAM

Program Length: ​​ 10 Weeks

Program Name: Bachata 102a

Time: Wednesdays, 8:00pm-9:45pm

Status: Space available

Dates: 6/5/2024 - 8/7/2024

Location: The Balcony on Beverwil

Instructor: Inna

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Requirements: Must complete bachata 101, 102a, 102b, AND test in with director. If outside experience, test in with director.

Program Length: ​​10 Weeks

Price:

  • $449. (~$22/hr. ~20 total hours.)

  • $379. 🔥Early Bird Promo! $70 OFF🔥(Price increases soon)

Program Name: Bachata 103a

Time: Wednesdays, 8:00pm-9:45pm

Status: Space available

Dates: 8/14/2024 - 10/16/2024

Location: The Floor

Instructor: Inna

Includes sensual bachata.

Once you complete the bachata 103 series and can smoothly execute the material, you will be a delight on the dance floor! 

Warning: when you're social dancing, cameras may come out and lines may form to dance with you.

The bachata 103 series includes levels 103a, 103b, 103c, and 103d. 

Each program teaches different material at the advanced level. 

You may take them in any order.

The bachata 103 programs cover advanced material but still with obsession for detail and foundational concepts underneath.


Topics covered:

  • Advanced sensual bachata patterns

  • Advanced modern/urban bachata patterns

  • Musicality

  • Smooth connection

  • Leading advanced patterns with crystal clarity

  • Following advanced patterns effortlessly 

  • General styling    

  • Ladies styling

  • Solo movements

  • Feeling and flavor

  • Proper hand transitions for the best connection

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Foundations are everything! It's crucial to get the proper habits in your muscle memory from day one. 

 

Salsa 101 (Beginner) starts at the very beginning and is structured, progressive, and comprehensive. You'll graduate this 10-week program with all the foundations needed to hit the dance floor with confidence! 

 

We will also take you out dancing. 

 

Perfect for first-time salsa dancers. It doesn't matter how many "left feet" you have - EVERYONE becomes a salsa dancer through this program.

 

ALSO perfect for experienced salsa dancers who never learned proper foundations or need to go back and clean up.

 

The environment is safe and welcoming. Every student is taken care of. Come join the family!

NEXT PROGRAM

Requirements: None. For first time salsa dancers!

Program Length: ​​ 10 Weeks

Time: Sundays, 5:00pm-6:45pm

Price:

  • $499. (~$25/hr. ~20 total hours.)

  • $399. 🔥 Flash Sale! $100 OFF 🔥

Status: Space for gents. Full for ladies (Click here to join waiting list)

Dates: 6/23/2024 - 8/25/2024

Location: The Balcony on Beverwil

Instructor: Danny

CURRENT PROGRAM (FULL)

Time: Thursdays, 8:00pm-9:45pm

Status: Full

Dates: 5/16/2024 - 7/25/2024 (No class on 7/4 for Independence Day)

Location: The Balcony on Beverwil

Instructor: Danny and Inna alternating

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Salsa 102 graduates are rising stars in the dancing scene!

 

Leaders will know enough to dance through entire songs without repeating patterns. 

Follows will be able to smoothly follow many patterns. 

Since foundations are the MOST important thing, Salsa 102 continues to cover foundations, but in the context of intermediate patterns. 

Salsa 102a and 102b may be taken in any order.

Each 102 10-week program teaches different material at the intermediate level. 

Graduates of 102a and 102b are eligible to test in to 103.



Topics covered:

  • Leading intermediate patterns clearly

  • Following intermediates patterns smoothly

  • Proper hand transitions for the best connection

  • Lead/follow connection in general

  • Intro to  general styling

  • Intro to ladies styling


  • Intro to feeling and flavor


  • Intro to musicality

  • Intermediate level partnering patterns

  • Solo patterns (shines)

  • Weekly spinning training, structured bit by bit, for balance, speed and ease

  • Weekly cuban motion training, structured bit by bit, for feeling and flavor.

NEXT PROGRAMS

Requirements: Must complete salsa 101 or, if outside experience, speak with director. 

Program Length: ​​ 10 Weeks

Price:

  • $449. (~$22/hr. ~20 total hours.)

  • $379. 🔥Early Bird Promo! $70 OFF🔥(Price increases soon)

OPTION 1

Program Name: Salsa 102b

Time: Tuesdays, 8:00pm-9:45pm
Status: Space available

Dates: 8/13/2024 - 10/15/2024
Location:
The Balcony on Beverwil

Instructor: Danny, the academy director

OPTION 2

Program Name: Salsa 102b

Time: Thursdays, 8:00pm-9:45pm
Status: Space available

Dates: 8/15/2024 - 10/17/2024
Location:
The Balcony on Beverwil

Instructor: Danny, the academy director

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Once you complete the salsa 103 series and can smoothly execute the material, you will be a delight on the dance floor! 

Warning: When you're social dancing, cameras may come out and lines may form to dance with you.

 

The salsa 103 series includes levels 103a, 103b, 103c, and 103d. 

Each program teaches different material at the advanced level. 

You may take them in any order.

The salsa 103 programs cover advanced material but still with obsession for detail and foundational concepts underneath.

Topics covered:

  • Leading advanced patterns with crystal clarity

  • Following advanced patterns effortlessly 

  • Musicality


  • General styling

  • Ladies styling


  • Feeling and flavor


  • Solo patterns (shines)


  • Dancing solo smoothly and confidently so you actually enjoy it!


  • Spinning training, including doubles, for balance, speed and ease


  • Proper hand transitions for the best connection

Requirements: Must complete salsa 101, 102a, 102b, AND test in with director. If outside experience, test in with director.

Program Length: ​​ 10 Weeks

Price: 

  • $449. (~$22/hr. ~20 total hours.)

  • $379. 🔥Early Bird Promo! $70 OFF🔥(Price increases soon)

Program Name: Salsa 103a

Time: Tuesdays, 8:00pm-9:45pm

Status: Space available

Dates: 8/13/2024 - 10/15/2024

Location: The Floor

Instructor: Marina

Specialty Programs (🔥New!)

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See some of what you'll learn here!

Take your salsa dancing to new heights with the electrifying feel of Afro-fusion and Cuban body movement!

Calling all gentlemen and ladies!

Did you know...

  • Salsa's roots run deep in the pulsating rhythms of Afro-Cuban movement.

  • Embracing Afro-Cuban techniques elevates your dancing, infusing it with fluidity and style.

  • Mastering these movements adds richness and authenticity to your dance repertoire, setting you apart on the dance floor.

  • Salsa music is a celebration of fusion, blending Cuban culture with mambo, chacha, boogaloo, and pachanga rhythms. Let these dynamic beats ignite your body movement, enhancing both solo styling and partner dancing.

Join this exhilarating 10-week program and embark on a journey into the captivating world of salsa body movement. Explore the infectious rhythms of Afro-Cuban rumba and essential techniques like guaguanco. 

Guided by Ariela, a seasoned instructor with Cuban heritage, you'll uncover the true essence of salsa's heritage in a warm and inclusive atmosphere. 

No partner or prior experience required. You'll be dancing solo (not with partners) in this program — everyone is welcome to join in the fun and excitement!

Level: Open

Program Length: ​​ 10 Weeks

Price: $399 (~$20/hr. ~20 total hours.)

Program Name: Cuban Movement for Salsa

Time: Sundays, 4:45pm-6:30pm

Status: Space available

Dates: 6/30/2024 - 9/8/2024 (No class on 9/1 for Labor Day)

Location: West LA Academy of Dance

Instructor: Ariela

Future Programs

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Ladies - time to let loose! 

Build tremendous confidence and sensual, smooth, elegant movement. 

In this 10-week program you’ll learn a ladies styling choreography to a bachata song. In week 10, if desired, we’ll record a beautiful video of you dancing the choreography you’ve learned solo and/or with the group. 

 

You’ll become more comfortable in your body through the program and learn styling, technique, and smooth movement that will also help you with social dancing both for bachata and salsa.

See part of the choreography.

Requirements: Because no partner is dependent on you when dancing solo, this program is open to all levels. Everyone in the room will be challenged. 
Program Length:  10 Weeks
Price: $399 (~$20/hr. ~20 total hours.)
Time: Thursdays, 8:00pm-9:45pm
Dates: TBA
Location: TBA
Instructor: Inna

  • Dancing 30 years

  • Teaching 18 years

  • Competitor and champion in Ukraine, Russia and U.S.

  • Specializing in bachata and salsa. Background in variety of styles.

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Take your dancing to the next level with the Movers and Shakers performance team!

No partner needed.

 

No performance experience needed.

You will learn a choreography and be given the opportunity to perform at night clubs around Los Angeles, festivals ("Congresses") around Los Angeles, and the Las Vegas Salsa Bachata Super Congress.

The performance team is a GREAT way to level up your dancing skills and will also make you a better social dancer!

Come see if it's the right fit for you!

More Dance Learning Options

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Contact us for birthday parties, quinceañeras, wedding dance lessons, school events, retirement home events, Valentines day dancing dates, Latin Heritage Month events, other private events, and more!

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Preparing for your wedding dances? We take care of wedding couples every week! Let's explore it together.

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Team building? Culture change? Something else? What's your vision? Let's explore it together.

Salsa / Bachata Schedule Summary

NEXT PROGRAMS 

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  • BACHATA 101 (BEGINNER)

    • Wednesdays, 8:00-9:45 PM, starting 7/31

  • BACHATA 102b (INTERMEDIATE)

    • Sundays, 7:00 - 8:45 PM, starting 8/11​ (No class 9/1 for Labor Day)

  • BACHATA 103a (INTERMEDIATE)

    • Wednesdays, 8:00 - 9:45 PM, starting 8/14

  • SALSA 101 (BEGINNER)

    • Sundays, 5:00 - 6:45 PM, starting 6/23 (Space for gents. Full for ladies)

  • SALSA 102b (INTERMEDIATE)

    • Tuesdays, 8:00 - 9:45 PM, starting 8/13

    • Thursdays, 8:00 - 9:45 PM, starting 8/15

  • SALSA 103a (ADVANCED)

    • Tuesdays, 8:00 - 9:45 PM, starting 8/13

  • CUBAN MOVEMENT FOR SALSA

    • Sundays, 4:45 - 6:30 PM, starting 6/30 (No class on 9/1 for Labor Day) 

CURRENT PROGRAMS

 

  • BACHATA 101 (BEGINNER)

    • Sundays, 7:00 - 8:45 PM, starting 6/2

  • BACHATA 102a (INTERMEDIATE)

    • Wednesdays, 8:00 - 9:45 PM, starting 6/5​

  • SALSA 101 (BEGINNER)

    • Thursdays, 8:00 - 9:45 PM, starting 5/16 (No class on 7/4 for Independence Day) (FULL)

  • SALSA 102a (INTERMEDIATE)

    • Mondays, 8:00 - 9:45 PM, starting 6/3

    • Tuesdays, 8:00 - 9:45 PM, starting 6/4 (FULL)

Need A Different Day/Time?

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Why 10-Week Programs?

Proper Foundations:

With salsa and bachata, when the foundations are great, everything is great, and when the foundations are a mess, everything is a mess.

 

As a first time salsa or bachata dancer, trying to build proper foundations from drop-in classes or short-term programs is simply impossible.

 

That’s why we have pioneered the full Movers and Shakers track that is structured, progressive, and comprehensive.

 

The curriculum will give you proper foundations, and we've found 10 weeks to be the perfect length of time for each program.

As quickly as possible we want you to:

  • Be a delight to dance with

  • Easily connect with any partner on the dance floor

  • Dance with confidence

  • Have fun!

Movers and Shakers will take you from A to Z and hold your hand every step of the way.

Balance of ladies and gents:

We also love the 10-week programs because we're able to arrange for a consistent, balanced ratio of ladies and gents (follows and leads) each week.

 

Friendships:

Additionally, students have told us that they love that ability to make friends with their classmates through the 10 weeks and have people to go out dancing with.

Friendships, Community, FUN

Parties, practices, social events, dancing together at clubs, and even travel opportunities: you'll find your home at Movers and Shakers!

 

You are joining more than just dance class - you are joining the Movers and Shakers family.
 

We take "fun" seriously, and you are about to make many new friends!

As a new student, you will be welcomed with open arms.

All photos below are real Movers and Shakers students.

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Official Monthly Party

Hosted at a student's home, the academy director's home, the beach, or elsewhere, these parties typically attract over 100 students and are a huge hit!

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Student-Organized Events

Movers and Shakers are eager to socialize and they often step up to host smaller impromptu events for the students. Skydiving, beach parties, and salsa / bachata dancing picnics and potlucks are just a few examples.

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Salsa/Bachata Dance Festivals

Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and even Hawaii are a few places we've brought Movers and Shakers.

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Weekly Practice Sessions

Movers and Shakers hosts an official weekly student practice session (optional but encouraged), with an instructor on site to dance with you and answer your dance questions! It's FUN, social, and helps you dance better, faster.

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Social Dancing

Movers and Shakers love to go out dancing in packs! You'll have many people to dance with and support you along the way.

You are joining a vibrant, enthusiastic, strong community of winners.

Just moved to Los Angeles?

You'll encounter a circle of ultra positive dancers at Movers and Shakers who are ready for new friendships.

 

Lived in Los Angeles for a long time?

Your social circle and "family" are about to expand.

Beginners
Welcome Here!

We know the feeling of stepping into a dance class for the first time. It can feel daunting in many ways. 

 

For that reason, we are focused on creating an environment that is fun, warm, welcoming, and totally supportive for first time salsa and bachata dancers. 

 

You'll feel it from the first moment you walk in the door!

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Diversity

Everyone wanting to learn salsa or bachata is welcome at Movers and Shakers. The diversity of humans is incredible in just about every room that we fill. 

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Movers and
Shakers' Values

  • Fun, fun, fun! Dancing should be the best part of the week.

  • EVERYONE can dance - it doesn't matter how many "left feet" you have. You will learn here.

  • Class atmosphere should be welcoming and comfortable - we make sure this is the case.

  • All Movers and Shakers are family. We support camaraderie and getting to know each other. Countless friendships have developed through Movers and Shakers Dance programs!

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Frequently Asked Questions

. Whichever inspires you the most right now! ​While salsa is a bit more technical and bachata is a bit easier, you really can learn either first. We have students who learn salsa first and students who learn bachata first, and students who learn both at the same time. The good news is that since they are both latin partner dancers, they share many similarities and learning either one will help you with the other! Since salsa & bachata music are played together in clubs, you'll probably eventually learn both.

Which should I learn first, salsa or bachata?

. While both are latin partner dances, salsa tends to be faster, more technical and more energetic, and bachata is slower, closer contact with your partner, easier, and more sexy/sensual. BOTH salsa and bachata are played together in night clubs, which is why Movers & Shakers Dance Academy specializes in these two dances together (and only these two dances). ​ Salsa has it's roots in Cuba (and arguably Africa), while bachata comes from the Dominican Republic.

What's the difference between salsa and bachata?

. In short, bachata has gained popularity more recently than salsa. Until the past decade, bachata was mostly only danced in the Dominican Republic. It has now, however, exploded in popularity around the globe. The "history of salsa & bachata" section below has more information on why. These days people often find videos on social media of modern, sensual style bachata and are hooked right away. A few years ago when we asked people on the phone if they'd like to learn salsa or bachata, they would typically respond, "What's bachata?" These days however, many people call asking specifically for bachata.

Why haven't I heard of bachata?

. Salsa ​ Salsa has deep roots in the Caribbean, influenced by traditional African dances. Salsa can be traced back to the dawn of the 20th century, where it was established in Eastern Cuba. At the time, the musical flavor of salsa along with the developing dance became an integral part of Cuban culture. It wasn't until the early 1950’s when the dance reached Havana that it continued to develop into the kind of dance that most people are familiar with today. The tide turned for Salsa when it was integrated with American Jazz music — hence, becoming an in-demand main-stay on the dance floors of the hottest joints in Havana at the time. After the Cuban revolution, immigrants came into the United States and brought with them the dance. In the 1960’s, Fania Records, which mostly signed Latin musicians, became the home of a great deal of salsa music and other music. This makes Fania Records almost wholly responsible for spreading Salsa in America. Bachata ​ While Salsa originated in Cuba, Bachata comes from the Dominican Republic. Unlike Salsa however, Bachata has some European Influences which sets it apart. In the 1950’s Bachata was considered a low form of entertainment since it was prevalent in brothels and places of entertainment frequented by lower class citizens at the time. Bachata does not just pertain to the dance, but it also refers to a type of music — and this is considered as the Latin version of the “blues.” Though Bachata may be considered a romantic and sensual type of dance today, it used to convey a wider range of emotion — heartbreak, romance, and sadness. The man largely credited with bringing bachata to the United States is Juan Luis Guerra. From there, the music transformed with a more urban feel as modern artists emerged such as Romeo Santos, Prince Royce, Bachata Heightz, Xtreme, Toby Love, and Aventura. This could be the second major phase in the evolution of bachata music. ​The third phase in the evolution of bachata music started when DJ's began to layer bachata rhythms on top of already mega popular R&B and pop music. This sound created mass appeal and helped it to spread around the globe like wildfire. The most prolific DJ of such remixes is DJ Soltrix. The dance evolved with the music into what is now called Modern, Urban, Sensual, or Romantic Bachata, which is what is taught at Movers and Shakers Dance Academy.

What is the history of salsa and bachata?

. Traditionally, in salsa and bachata, men are the leaders and ladies are the followers. The leader is the dancer who's deciding what patterns to do next and the follower's role is to go along with what's being led. We use the terms "leaders" and "followers" instead of "ladies" and "gent's" because sometimes these days people like to choose their role. In short, if you're not sure, you'll be a leader if you identify as male and a follower if you identify as female.

Am I a "leader" or a "follower"?

. Yes! There is free, unlimited parking on site at all Movers and Shakers locations.

Is there a parking?

. Come solo or with a partner - either is great! In class we rotate so you’ll get to dance with everyone.

Do I need a partner?

. Yes! Thanks to having the same students through the programs, we tend to do a very good job of balancing leads and follows! Although perfect balance is never a guarantee, and if students don't show up to class it can cause an imbalance, overall you can be confident that we are well aware of the importance of a close balance and we do a great job balancing the programs.

Do you balance the numbers of leads and follows in salsa and bachata classes?

. If this is your first time taking salsa or bachata classes, start with level 101 (beginner). Even when students grow up dancing in their families/culture/community, on day 1 in class they realize that there are so many details that they’re learning for the first time. Starting from the beginning we'll serve you the best. The goal is to give you rock solid foundations that will make your dancing amazing and clean for the rest of your life. If you have taken fewer than 20 hours of class, probably level 101 (beginner) will still serve you the best. If you excelled in your classes, or took more class, or have more experience social dancing, call us and our academy director can help you determine the best level. Sometimes he’ll even do a dance with you and within 30 seconds will know exactly what will help you the most.

I grew up dancing - what level should I join?

. Price ranges from approximately $20-$25 per hour.

What’s the price?

. Spots are secured when payment is completed. Sometimes students would like to come try a class first. We definitely support that! However, programs often fill, or nearly fill, with paid students before the first day. In this case, after the first class of the season, we open remaining spots to people in the order that they registered. So, if you're not sure yet about completing the payment to secure your spot, complete the registration without the payment, contact us, and we'll take it from there.

What is the waiting list?

. Westwood, the location of the Movers and Shakers Dance salsa dance programs and bachata dance programs, is in the heart of West Los Angeles. It's near UCLA and many areas you may have heard of: Santa Monica, Malibu, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Mar Vista, Sawtelle (little Tokyo / Osaka), Culver City, Marina Del Rey and Century City. To the east is West Hollywood, Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles and to the north is The San Fernando Valley, with Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, North Hollywood and more. Although these are the nearby areas, students drive from ALL over for Movers and Shakers salsa dance classes and bachata dance classes. Every week students come from Orange County, East Los Angeles, Burbank, and they've even come from as far as Bakersfield and Santa Barbara! ​Come join the over 1,000 Movers and Shakers. We are a big and welcoming family where you will find many friends and many dance partners to go out with and explore the Los Angeles salsa and bachata dance scene.

New to Los Angeles?

. Only you can be the judge of that, but we certainly strive to be the best in Los Angeles! We feel that we've found a serious pain point in the latin dance community, which is lack of structure in learning, and created the solution. The program structure actually developed organically to meet the needs of the students. We realized that the drop in classes we were teaching at night clubs were just not able to get the students what they needed, so we built structured curriculums and launched them at the studio. ​As the programs evolved, we saw that there was still a big gap between level 1 and 2, so we created level 1.5. There was still a gap, so then we added level 1.75! Later these were renamed to levels 101, 102, 103, and 104. With tremendous attention to detail and dancing 1 on 1 with students in every class, a lot of students report to us that they've never experienced so much focus on details in a dance class. With that feedback, we stuck with it and the programs grew more and more. We are especially excited for students who enter our level 101 salsa or bachata class for beginners with no experience because we get to give you all the info correctly from the start, with no bad habits, and watch you grow!

Are these the best salsa and bachata classes in Los Angeles?

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