We are very keen to open up the doors and go and see you for face to face classes, however, La Pollera Colora has informed us that they have not been given clearance yet to open up to hirers like us due to the Government guidance. Meanwhile, we have sorted out classes at a dance studio 3min walk from La Pollera Colora and 2min walk from London Bridge Station.
La Pollera Colora is now open for table bookings every Friday and Saturday from 10 pm
(no social dancing allowed).
SATURDAYS - STRUCTURED COURSES -
CUBAN SALSA & RUEDA DE CASINO
Please Note this is not a "Walk In" class, make sure you book online or contact us on the day to confirm your attendance.
(On the 20th May 2023 will be holding our 1Day Intensive Courses so there will be no regular classes. but you can join us on the course too, check out our bundles.
Have you always wanted to learn Salsa? Then it is time to take action! Join Esther Alvero and Antonio de Freitas, founders of Cubaneando and both former Tropicana Rueda Word Champions, alongside regular guest instructors for a weekly course. With over 20 years of experience teaching Cuban Salsa and creating high-end dance productions. Antonio and Esther are well renowned for their teaching methodology and attention to detail. The course will have a structured format in a way that maximizes your progress over the weeks and your evolution is not affected by new students joining in.
Ideal for those who simply cannot commit to regular classes and the ones that can't wait any longer to take up their Cuban Salsa to the next level!
Also, great and fun socializing and meeting new people like the groups of students will be mostly the same throughout the month.
COURSE FORMAT & LEVELS:
The course is divided into two levels for each hour, each one with a different instructor:
★ 4;45-5:00pm: Door opens - Arrivals & Registrations
★ 5:00 pm: The course starts on prompt!
★ 5.00-6.00pm: Beginners 1 with Esther / Improvers 1 with Antonio
★ 6.15-7.15pm: Beginners 2 with Esther / Improvers 2 & Intermediates 1 with Antonio
Beginners 1: Everyone is welcome. (If you are an improver but have never done Cuban Salsa we recommend you do at least one beginners class)
Beginners 2: Cuban Salsa Basic Steps, partner work frame, Arriba, Abajo, basic leading/following foundation.
Improvers (minimum syllabus required: Able to use all the basic Cuban steps within the rhythm and with reasonable control of your posture and leading/following, "Dile que No", "Dile que Si", Casino or Guapea, Enchufla, Dame, and Sombrero
The Venue Hall is based inside the O2 Centre, 2min walk from Finchley
Road St. It is a huge dance studio, with plenty of natural light, a sprung
wooden floor, and a mirrored wall. The Capacity of the studio is 80 people
depending on Government restrictions.
The O2 Centre has plenty of shops and restaurants if you need anything
during the breaks.
The full address is below.
£10 - 1h Session on Saturday
£15 - 2h Sessions on Saturday
★ £60 - 10h Bundle for Beginners & Improvers: 4 x sessions of 2h on Sat + Cuban Friday Salsa Night Out (2h Classes + Club Entry)*
★ £100 - 13'5h Bundle for Beginners & Improvers: 4 x sessions of 2h on Sat + 1Day Intensive (5h) + 30min private coaching with Esther or Antonio
In order to guarantee the progression, all bundles should be used within 6 consecutive weeks. The bundles are non-refundable
You don't have a partner? No worries, most of the students come alone. You don't need to bring a partner to join in as we rotate partners constantly during the lessons. Cubaneando's atmosphere is renowned for being London's friendliest in the Salsa Scene. Strictly No DIVAS or Mambo Kings allowed!
Please Note our 1 Day Intensive Courses will be held on Saturdays on the 15th of October, 12th of November, and 17th of December so on those dates we will run different timetable and fees.
The Venue room is located on Level 2 next between Wagamama and Vue Cinemas, via the corridor to the family room and Gymboree, just follow the sings to "The Venue".
O2 Centre,The Venue Hall, 255 Finchley Rd,
London NW3 6LU
Satnav users should use the postcode NW3 6LU -
this will put you right outside the centre. Take the first
turn on the left (along the side of the Centre) and
you'll see the car park entrance.
CAR PARKING Up to 2 hours free parking for customers spending £10 or more at Sainsbury's Click here for full parking info.
BY TRAIN /TUBE
The centre's nearest tube station is Finchley Road.
Finchley Road is on the Metropolitan and Jubilee lines;
as you leave the station, turn left, and you'll find us just past the small shops.
We're also a few minutes walk from Finchley Road & Frognal railway station, on the London Overground Richmond/Clapham Junction to Stratford line; turn right and walk along the main road - you'll find us on the right.
There is a bus stop right outside the O2 Centre Finchley Road. The 13, 113, 187, 268 and N113 all stop at the centre daily.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
6 years and still going so that tells you that they provide the best salsa classes. I have been to every Salsa Club in London and Cuba and the salsa you learn from these guys is gold standard.
Gracias por existir ... tu y Antonio!
Thank you for existing...you
I had a great time last night,I am new to London and felt really welcome by the group,I have never learnt so much in a class.