Salsa Dance Schools

If you’re looking for good Salsa dance schools, you’ve come to the right place. I’m here to help you figure out exactly what you’re looking for. I got lucky when I started dancing at the school that I now run, Toronto Dance Salsa. And after attending many other dance schools, I’ve gained enough experience to know what most people are looking for and what they need. So let me make your life easier and break it down.

Schedule vs. Flexibility

Most dance schools use one of two models for their classes.  Either they have a flexible drop-in model or a scheduled, course-based model, where you sign up for a course of five, seven or nine weeks.

If your schedule is unpredictable or erratic, a flexible schedule might work best for you. Learning Salsa through drop-in classes is more difficult. You may find you are taught the right turn for three drop-in classes in a row, but aren’t taught the reverse or left turn at all. Another option would be to take private lessons. It is still flexible to your schedule, but you get one-on-one attention.

At Toronto Dance Salsa, we have scheduled classes. We want to ensure that the ratio of leaders and followers is balanced. This is only possible with scheduled classes. It’s horrible when you have 5 or 6 people who don’t have partners. Scheduled classes also make it easier to support our students because we build on what was taught the previous week.


It’s obvious but true. Hopefully, you can walk, bike or take public transit, but if you are driving, you also have to consider parking. Are there public parking lots nearby and how much do they cost? At Toronto Dance Salsa we validate parking for 90 minutes. Validated parking makes a difference because parking can significantly add to the costs of a course. Even if parking is $10 a night, that is an extra $90 for a nine-week course.

Read the Google Reviews

Again, obvious but true. Don’t just look at the rating but also look for the top words used in the reviews. For Toronto Dance Salsa, some of the top words include: “learn, Salsa, Bachata, energy, community, social, classes, volunteers, practice, feedback, instructors.” These are all great words. So find reviews that have words that match what you are looking for and excite you.

I find that dancing is important to everybody who signs up for classes, but it’s not the number one thing. Most people are looking for a fun night out, to build connections, or to rekindle the magic in their relationship. You can learn to dance at any school no matter how bad, good or great the experience. But why not find a school that will give you a great experience?

Still not sure if Salsa Classes are right for you? Learn why everyone can learn to dance salsa here.

I can’t wait to welcome you to our big family, have you coming in from week to week, having fun, socializing, and letting loose to amazing Latin songs. Click here to check our current schedule.

If you have any questions you would like me to answer, here are some ways you can contact me: message me on Instagram (torontodanceBachata), on Twitter (#torontodanceBachata), on Facebook (Toronto Dance Bachata) or email me at [email protected].