Join us for what will be a fun, supportive, queer-centered, non-intimidating, and all things wonderful Salsa dance class for beginners and those who want to polish their basic skills. Karla and Gonzalo bring many years of dance experience to the class and have taught regularly at San Francisco's El Rio Salsa Sundays. For the Salsa enthusiasts, this class will focus on beginning fundamentals of Puerto Rican Salsa. You'll learn more about this style from the instructors in the class.
All you need to bring are some shoes that allow you to slide a bit on wood floors. No partner is needed. This is an adult class. Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun and we hope you will. Scroll down to register early. ¡A bailar! Let's Dance!!
Karla Dominguez has always had an unhealthy obsession with all things music, especially for very old Latin stuff. Hearing old Puerto Rican salsa for the first time at the age of 15 set off a different fire that she has carried for 20 years while learning Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Cumbia along the way. She learned most of her dance moves while social dancing in San Diego with the Puerto Ricans and Dominicans at the clubs; they were the coolest people she'd ever met.
Karla has always been a natural lead and in San Francisco, she finally felt comfortable to take classes to refine her leading skills. She was on the Bay Area Bachateros dance team and has performed Salsa and Bachata. She teaches salsa for beginners at El Rio’s Salsa Sunday every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.
Her mission is to create a non-intimidating all inclusive queer-centered dance space where people can feel comfortable leading or following. She aims to teach the foundations of salsa in hopes it makes people fall in love (or become obsessed) with the dance.
Gonzalo Landeros was born into a very musical family, most of his family members can play a musical instrument or two. Having been raised around music his whole life, it’s only natural that he learned many different dances ever since he was a young boy. Gonzalo was part of Ballet Folklórico for a few years and continues to take workshops to feed his passion for dance.
About 8 years ago, he met Karla and they have been dance partners in crime at Bay Area Dance events ever since. Gonzalo can be found assisting Beatriz Herrera and Karla teach their salsa dance classes at El Rio’s Salsa Sunday.
Gonzalo is a patient teacher who has a knack for breaking down steps in a way that students can understand and have fun while learning. His mission is to empower other queers to be better leaders/followers or both.
**Thursday salsa classes have been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. We do not currently have a start date for another series.