Beginner Salsa Bootcamp

Are you curious to try a beginner salsa class to see if you like it, without having to sign up for weekly lessons?

The Beginner Salsa Bootcamp is Vancouver’s most popular entry point into salsa for people new to dancing. It’s a fun, beginner-friendly, non-intimidating introductory class, and it’s how many of our students who now regularly attend classes got started.  

The Beginner Salsa Bootcamp is a three-hour introductory workshop held once-a-month on Saturday afternoons. It provides a more intensive and practical learning experience than a typical drop-in beginner lesson and many people who register for weekly classes start off with this introductory salsa workshop to try salsa dancing and see if it’s something they enjoy.

The next Beginner Salsa Bootcamp is Saturday March 17 (2pm-5pm)



Curious what the bootcamp is like? Check out this video:

If you’re an absolute beginner and want to learn how to dance salsa.
• If you think you have two left feet.
• If you want to try a one-day salsa lesson to see if you like it.

Then the Beginner Salsa Bootcamp is perfect for you! Learn to dance salsa in three hours!

These fun but intensive bootcamps have been designed to teach you the basics of salsa in a fun and easy-to-understand way and get you dancing in just three hours! Beginner-friendly, fun, social, and no dance experience necessary. No partner necessary, it doesn’t matter if you come on your own or as a couple.

All of the bootcamp instructors teach weekly beginner classes at our studios, so it’s a great opportunity for people new to salsa to try an introductory lesson with a few different instructors, experience their different teaching methods, see if it’s something you enjoy and would like to do more of in the future.

The Bootcamp consists of three hours of fun and intensive training (2pm-5pm) covering some of the fundamentals of salsa dancing, including the basics steps, turns and cross-body leads. Registration begins at 1:45am, and the first session starts at 2pm. The Bootcamp runs until 5pm with a few minutes break between sessions.

No, many bootcamp students come on their own without a partner. During the workshop the instructors have students change partners, so you always have someone to dance with! But couples who wish to stay together and only dance with each other are welcome to not change partners.

EARLY BIRD Discounted Registration
Register in advance for reduced pricing: $40 for individuals or $75 for a couple. Advance registrations may be made in person or, for your convenience, online with PayPal or credit card (you don’t need a PayPal account to pay by credit card).





We offer a reduced price if you register in advance. It’s a win-win for you and us, you save money and we have a better idea of the number of leads and follows attending. (Don’t know if you’re a lead or follow? See the note below.)

ON THE DAY Registration Cost
Registration on the day is: $45 for individuals or $80 for a couple* (lead & follow, see below)

LOCATION: D2 Dance Studio, 55 West 8th Ave (map)

UPCOMING DATES: The next Beginner Salsa Bootcamp is Saturday February 17 (2pm-5pm). Upcoming dates for 2018 include March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16.



EARLY BIRD – Register in advance and benefit from reduced pricing

REGISTER AS A LEAD  $40 Early Bird (see note below about registering as a lead or follow)


REGISTER AS A FOLLOW  $40 Early Bird (see note below about registering as a lead or follow)


REGISTER AS A COUPLE  $75 Early Bird (Lead & Follow, see note below)


We try to ensure an even number of leads and follows in the Beginner Salsa Bootcamp. Traditionally a lead is typically male and a follow is typically female, but you are welcome to choose your role as lead or follow and we also welcome same-sex couples who wish to learn to lead and follow. To keep numbers balanced, if registering as a couple it is preferable for the couple to be a lead and a follow.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the Beginner Salsa Bootcamp or other dance classes, email: