Salsa and Latin Dance Classes in Auckland

Salsa and Latin Dance Classes Auckland


SENSALSA - Auckland




The SenSalsa partnership of Andrew and Danika breathes an intoxicating rhythm of South America! Their unique style and ability to freestyle and improvise with the music has earned them reputations as one of New Zealand's leading street Salsa duos and the title of New Zealand Professional Salsa Champions.

After qualifying and being personally invited by the Guru of Salsa Mr Albert Torres, to represent New Zealand in the 2006 ESPN World Salsa Championships being hosted in Las Vegas, Andrew & Danika found themselves competing in the Semi Finals finishing with a placing in the top 20.

Danika & Andrew between them have 20 years teaching and performing experience, including invitations to perform and teach internationally, conducting master workshops around New Zealand and performing for companies and organisations such as Sky City, Qantas, Vodafone, Gulliver's Travel and Parramatta Rugby League Board.

Their passion started with the rhythms and movements of Brazil, dancing Lambada closely followed by Salsa, Samba, Bachata, Zouk, Merengue, Capoeira, Chacha etc...



SenSalsa Group Lessons:

Wednesday – Takapuna
Information Coming Soon!!

Thursday - Howick
7.30 - 8.30pm – Salsa Beginners
8.30 - 9.30pm – Salsa Intermediate 
The Uxbridge Creative Centre
35 Uxbridge Road

Friday - Kelston
7.30 - 8.30pm: Salsa Beginners
Kelston Community Centre
Cnr Awaroa and Great North Roads

SenSalsa Private Lessons: Monday - Sunday
10.00am – 4.00pm - by appointment only.

For bookings and further information:
p: 589 1313 or 021 997 838

SenSalsa Andrew and Danika Website





Salsa and Latin lessons with internationally acclaimed teachers, performers and choreographers Giancarlo and Masha from Latinissimo Dance Company and the hit show "So you think you can dance?"


Giancarlo and Masha


Tempo Dance Studio

31 Rawene Road, Birkenhead, Auckland


Salsa Beginners

2 distinct courses, each focusing on key aspects.

At this level you will go through the elements and fundamentals of salsa. For the student who has little or no experience in salsa. We start from the beginning with the basic steps and timing of salsa "On1" and continue with basic moves and turns. The goal is to be able to dance to slow and normal salsa music and keep the timing while dancing. You will learn the rhythm of salsa and be able to keep the timing while dancing.


Salsa Improvers

3 distinct courses, each focusing on key aspects.

For the student who knows and is comfortable with ALL the basic steps and turns of beginners and who can find and keep the timing while dancing. We continue with longer turn patterns and learn how to lead/follow. We introduce more footwork   and preparation for double spins. At this level is where we lay the foundations of the fundamentals and techniques of "On1" salsa. This class prepares the student for the more complex turn patterns and shines of the Intermediate class.

Salsa Intermediate

4 distinct courses, each focusing on key aspects.

For the student who has no problem dancing salsa and is interested in learning more challenging turn patterns, double spins, dips and shines. The student should be comfortable with the salsa rhythm & timing and understand expressions like “cross body lead”, “open break”, "copa", "360" and execute them. In this course we use all the key aspects of the Improver level.

Latinissimo also offer classes in Cha Cha and Bachata!

Phone 021432673 or email



VIVA LATINO - Auckland


Viva Latino Logo'


About Saione




With his years of dance experience (including hip-hop and Ceroc), is the Director and principal instructor of the Latin dance academy. Saione has been trained by some of the best Salsa dancers and instructors in the world and has taught hundreds of people with no dance experience how to step on to the dance floor with confidence.





Venue: St Aidan's church hall, corner of Remuera + Ascot Ave, Remuera
Time: Beginners - 7.30pm
Improvers - 8.30pm *Note: this is a new course designed for beginners wanting to move up.



Venue: Jubilee Hall, 545 Parnell Rd, PARNELL, Auckland
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm (Beginners)
8:00pm - 9:00pm (Intermediate)



Venue: Unitec. Carrington Rd, Mt Albert, Building 202 (Gate 1 entrance)
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm (Beginners)


Viva Latino!

361 Remuera Rd
Auckland, New Zealand


Ph: 524 1197
Fax: 524 9958
A/h: 021 513 258