Learn Salsa from the soul with Afrodesia Salsa

Afrodesia Salsa offers Cuban salsa dance classes for adults in Reading.
Classes are held in a vibrant and friendly environment where people come together to experience (or discover!) their passion for salsa music and dance.

Our mission

Afrodesia Salsa was born out of the love for afro-cuban jazz music, authentic cuban salsa and a desire to teach salsa to others.
Our mission is simple: To teach as many people as possible one of the most feel-good dances on the planet, Cuban Salsa!

Our teaching style

At Afrodesia Salsa we encourage positive learning in a fun and relaxed way. This helps put new students at ease and regular students in the mood to have their weekly dose of fun and dance. However, classes have the right amount of structure and a set programme of learning for each level. So along with the fun and socialising, students build on their technique to progress and become great dancers!

Our dance classes in Reading

If you are a beginner…

You will discover there is no such thing as having two left feet. Your body can move in a way you thought it wouldn’t be possible (let us assure you, it is possible!).

At Afrodesia Salsa you will discover how much fun learning salsa is and how great it makes you feel by simply trying. Before you know it, you will have mastered the basic steps which will enable you to dance salsa with confidence, and move onto the next level with ease.

If you are more advanced…

Well, we don’t need to convince you, you’re already mad about salsa and hooked on the buzz it gives you every time you hear the music and you hit the floor!

At Afrodesia Salsa you will keep on practicing your salsa dance skills, and learn new more advanced techniques as you continue to grow in confidence. You will enjoy the freedom of the social dancing where you can truly express your Cuban salsa style!

Whatever level you are at…

Our dance classes are fun, relaxed, and rewarding. Please don’t worry if you come alone, most of our students come to the classes without a partner and all have a great time! So come and give it a try! 

What our students say about our dance classes

Excellent
Based on 61 reviews
Neha Nakhare
Neha Nakhare
A fun class structure which is also very detailed. Great way to learn a new skill. Enjoyable class, would recommend!
Florina Dance
Florina Dance
Nov2023 - 2 great years of learning salsa and I only regret not starting sooner. My love for it is all down to Esther and Jerry who have created a great environment, with beautifully structured classes, great learning techniques, whilst having a lot of fun. I went for dancing and got so much more, I’ve made beautiful friendships, took me out of my comfort zone, helps me escape my 9 to 5, and made me love Mondays 🙂 Can’t recommend Afrodesia Salsa enough, and the feeling you get when you take what you’ve learned on the dance floor 🙂 Thank you ❤️💃🏻💃🏻 *** Mar2022 - Nearly at the end of the 8 weeks beginners class with Afrodesia, and Thursdays don’t come quick enough since starting it. I was a bit nervous going on my own, but made friends from the first class, everyone is very supportive and welcoming. Esther and Jerry’s passion is contagious, I never want the class to end. Lots of tips, advice, individual feedback to help improve every week, and of course, lots of fun 🙂 Looking forward to the next ‘step’! 😜 Thank you both!
Amy Robbins
Amy Robbins
I've been attending classes for about 6 months, I love Jerry and Esther's teaching style and everyone is so friendly! Would absolutely recommend! 🙂
Saeed Khodabakhshi
Saeed Khodabakhshi
Amazing trainers, Loved it so much, Highly recommended
Matt Johnston
Matt Johnston
Have been learning Cuban Salsa for a couple of years with Afrodesia Salsa. Always a fun and friendly atmosphere in the class, Jerry and Esther are great. Active social scene to get out dancing too - chance to use all the moves and routines we learn in the real world. Highly recommend.
Irina Malenga
Irina Malenga
Cuban salsa. Although previoiusly a virgin to cuban salsa, I cannot recommend Jerry & Esther enough for their ability to teach both the fundamentals and advanced steps. They break things down really well for dancers to learn and understand moves. The atmosphere in the class is very friendly and relaxed. I have met so many amazing people.
Ellen Wright
Ellen Wright
Really good course, I feel I am learning a lot and having a fun time, thank you 🙂
Victoria Plesca
Victoria Plesca
Afrodesia is more than just dancing, it’s about friendships, laughter and it gives you a sense of community. Little did I know how much enjoyment I’d get out of it when I first joined in 2019. Now, I cannot imagine my week without the Monday classes and Rueda ! It’s the best way to start your week and the best therapy, in any kind of way. My love for Cuban Salsa and the people that I’ve met since joining, has grown immensely (the socials are marathons for me now, no breaks allowed !) and I’m forever grateful to Jerry and Esther for being such great teachers, meticulous about the technique and the routine, but also just amazing, welcoming and down to earth people ❤️
Valentina González Sáez
Valentina González Sáez
I loved the beginners class at Afrodesia Salsa, Esther and Jerry are great teachers and everyone is very welcoming. It is a great way to excercise, meet new people and have fun!
Maximiliano Monge
Maximiliano Monge
I believe the course Esther and Jerry offer in Afrodesia Salsa is very well designed! They only take a small group of people 50% men 50% women and follow a program for each level, whereas if you go anywhere else, unlimited people can show up to the class, every class is different people and there is no program, always copying the teachers, so I highly recommend this course if you're serious about learning salsa. They focus on the technique and teach you how to lead and you have to learn if you want to advance in your journey. It requires effort to pass each level, I managed to get to level 3 after 3 attempts of doing level 2, but it was definitely worth it, plus it's very fun, both Esther and Jerry are fun people and very friendly
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