Salsa Express

Salsa Express, Havana: Hours, Address, Salsa Express Reviews: 5/5

Salsa Express
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9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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Salsa Express is a school where tropical rhythms and integral services for planning salsa holidays are offered. We are committed to always deliver the best of the qualities in our provided services to our clients, making possible to leave a long lasting memory of your experience with us. Among our offered services you can find: private salsa lessons, accommodation in private hostels, excursions, guided tours, private tours, transportation and all these activities we can provide them at Vinales Cienfuegos and Trinidad, and Varadero. "Being different is what makes us first" Damian Abreu Salsa Express Manager.
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K and family
Chicoutimi, Canada5 contributions
Salsa Express is much more than a salsa school. It is a great team, welcoming and very endearing. It is also a place that offers a lot of services, such as city tours (Havana or outside) and personalized visits with local and experienced tour guides.
Laysiu, the Sales Manager, is a wonderful, competent, kind and so warm person. She knew how to meet my needs and interests: daily Cuban salsa camp, a few evenings of dancing in typical places with instructors and live bands, and a few personalized guided tours.
The salsa lessons are all personalized and are adapted according to our level. Whether you are beginners or advanced, the instructors can make you progress really quickly! The instructors are competent, dedicated to their love of dance and to their teaching, and professional. They have great teaching methods and we have a lot of fun during the lessons! Laughter and fun guaranteed! I was fortunate to have two amazing instructors: Manuel, the first day and Yosue, my main instructor, for all the other days and for the evenings. The salsa school is well located and easily accessible. The evenings with the instructors and other students are great. They make it possible to put into practice the skills learned during the day. The places chosen and suggested by Laysiu are recognized, typical, with known live bands, etc. Laysiu can even organize transportation in advance to go to the dancing parties and to come back. I recommend it. The drivers are really nice and professional!
Written January 12, 2020
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Alex H
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Friends
I can not say enough good things about this salsa dancing experience!! If you do one thing when you go to Havana, this should be it! I traveled to Havana with 7 women for a bachelorette and we had an absolute blast with these salsa dancing lessons. And in fact, for most of the girls, it was the highlight of the trip!! Salsa is such a huge part of the Cuban culture, it was wonderful for us to begin to understand that piece while we were visiting and this particular school has something special. All of the people were so kind, so warm and welcoming, and you can tell they really enjoy each others company. They had fun with each other, which made it even more fun for us!

We were picked up at our Casa Particular and driven to the studio. We were greeted and warmly welcomed upstairs where we were offered drinks at the bar while we waited for the rest of our dance partners to arrive. Everyone in my group had a different level of ability, and the great thing about these lessons is that they accommodate all levels! We all were paired off individually to learn at our own pace. Everyone said that they loved dancing with their partner. They enjoyed talking with them--most of them spoke decent English and for those who didn't, Spanglish was great. We all had fun learning the steps and getting to learn a little more from our partners. Toward the end of the lesson, all of us joined back in a group and we danced together. We had so much fun dancing! We finished the lesson with big smiles and lots of laughs. And for the rest of the trip, the girls were practicing the steps they had learned from this class. Most of us wish we could've gone a couple days in a row to really pick up the dance and improve over time. It was a fantastic experience!
Written February 5, 2019
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Arnaud W
Geneva, Switzerland37 contributions
Solo
Ana was great. I took a dozen hours with her and, although it's somewhat difficult for me (male, 67, never sports oriented), she was able to teach me some ten moves. Now back home, I hope I can carry on learning and practicing. Note: Salsa is far from a fixed practice and varies significantly from teacher to teacher, even in the same city.
Located in the Miramar/Playa borough (not too easy to find. Hint : almost facing a primary school), not far from the Melia Habana and other hotels, the place was calm, with no outside noise, no diesel smell, no pressure as may happen in some city center schools. Using cheap taxis each day was the best way to go to the lessons and come back.
I would definitely recommend Salsa Express and its team.
Written March 15, 2018
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Hello dear Arnold. Thank you so much for taking the time to write down your thoughts and comments. I will let Ana know about it. Thanks for trusting us. It was great to welcome you here. We hope in the future we can welcome you again and your wife. Thanks for your time again and preference. Damian anreu
Written March 18, 2018
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Sergiu F
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Friends
The very nice experience from last year made me to chose again SalsaExpress. Since last year I did learn about basics, this time it went to the scond level.
Also here the profesional and friendly instructors were awesome. In a very nice atmosphere with high demanding teachers I had the opportunity to learn and to improve new turns. It is worth to mention that my wishes were carefully listened. Three teachers, every day a different one, over 10 days taught me about accurate execution, rythm and movements of cuban salsa. My expectations were also this time completely fulfilled. For the the great moments I warmly thank you SalsaExpress!
Written January 14, 2018
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Hello dear sergiu. Thanks again for your preference and comments about us. They are really nice and I will make sure I let your teachers know. Thanks also for thinking of us again for your improvement in salsa. You have learnt the most important thing: have fun and relax!!! The rest is on our hands. Thanks again for your preference. Damian abreu
Written January 16, 2018
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dolphinbaydiversfiji
Fiji48 contributions
Friends
This was absolutely awesome and great fun! My girl friend organized this trip for us and the salsa lesson. We had arranged for 2 hours but ended up doing 3. Damien, the owner, picked us up at the apartment in Havana in his 1947 nicely restored car and chauffeured us to his studio doing a bit of tour guide on the way. The studio is nice and airy, we were given bottled water and there is a bar as well as a bathroom. Each of us had our own instructor, mine was Joell. He had a lot of patience! Evia (not sure on the spelling), demonstrated the moves and we tried to copy with Joell correcting in a fun way. It was very easy to follow, Joell was very professional and a great instructor. In the end I was able to follow through a whole song without too much damage to Joell's feet:-). We also got a short demonstration what the real things should look like in the end:-)
I highly recommend this and hope to be back sometime soon!
Thank you everyone!
Viola
Written February 8, 2017
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Good morning dear viola. I would love to thank you first for taking the time to speak about your feeling and write down you comments. They really help us to keep on working in our services. Comments like this encourage us to continue improving our services. We really hope to welcome you anytime soon and discover more about our beautiful island together. Damian abreu. General manager Salsa express
Written February 9, 2017
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Roy B
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Friends
My experience at Salsa Express was beyond amazing. This place is worth every peso that you spend. We woke up every morning to 2-hours of personal salsa lessons before we started our tour of Havana. The instructors here are very personable, very understanding, and really enjoy what they are teaching. My salsa was very bad when i started, but after a few days, I learned so many steps that I can take with me. They are not just instructors but they are friends!

The owner, Damien, is not only passionate about teaching you salsa, but he is also passionate about ensuring that you have the proper introduction to Cuba. After our first class, he walked us to the grocery store so that we could get food and also to the banks so that we could exchange money. He also offered to show us the best accommodations and landmarks that we should see.

If you ever plan to go to Cuba, regardless of your dancing level, I highly recommend taking classes here!
Written December 2, 2016
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Dear Roy. We really appreciate the time spent in writing down your thoughts and comments about your experience with us. I will let our team know about it. It was a pleasure helping you and guiding you through the information you were looking for. We will continue to work in improving our services and we really hope we will welcome you once again into our studio. Thanks once again for your time... Damian Abreu Salsa Express Manager
Written December 5, 2016
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julie08032016
Munich, Germany2 contributions
Solo
I booked the VIP package with Salsa Express and felt treated like a VIP from the pickup at the airport to the drop off back at the airport at the end of my trip. The care Damian took in putting my itinerary together, organizing accommodation and transport was amazing. My dance teacher, Adrian, spoke fluent English and took my level of salsa from knowing nothing to a really good level in just over a week. He also accompanied me to a variety of salsa dancing clubs in Havana in the evenings which was great to practice. I'd recommend this dance school to everyone... I'll definitely return some day!
Written August 22, 2016
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Dear Julie. We would like to thank you for taking the time to write down your thoughts and comments about your experience with us. I will definitely tell the team about this. It was a pleasure to help you and have you here with us. It will be great to have you back some day. Thank you very much again for your choise and comments. Damian Abreu Salsa express General manager
Written August 26, 2016
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Christi G
Chicago, IL1 contribution
Solo
I've never been to Cuba and was going to be a solo female traveler in April 2016. Damian was a dream to work with in planning my experience. He was able to secure my accommodation, salsa lessons, transfers, and additional excursions around Havana, Cienfuegos and Trinidad. I also was able to enjoy learning how to Salsa with Manuel for 10 wonderful days and enjoyed evenings in dance clubs. I can't say enough for how much fun I had with Salsa Express and them guiding my experiences in Cuba. I highly recommend anyone interested in experiencing Cuba to enlist Salsa Express in managing your stay. Fantastic experience from airport pick-up in the old styled car to the day I left!!! I'm so glad I found you. Thank you all so much for a wonderful trip!!!
Written May 22, 2016
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Dear Cristi. First of all let us thank you for your time in writing your comments and thoughts. We really appreciate it. We can say that the feeling was mutual. We felt really happy organizing your entire holidays and hope we can do it again. I will let tha team know about your happiness and comments. Please know that we will continue working on improving our services so we can always deliver the best quality to our clients. Thanks again for your time and opinion. Damian Abreu. Salsa express. General Manager.
Written May 24, 2016
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Scott987
8 contributions
Solo
I went to Salsa Express classes every day for almost a month and the quality of teaching was amazing. I have been dancing LA salsa for almost a year and wanted some Cuban salsa skills to dance in Cuba and they really delivered. They do classes for any level from beginners to advanced dancers and are always heaps of fun. Transportation is pretty easy and cheap as you can catch a collectivo 1950s Chevy taxi there and back to the city for under $1USD or the taxis are pretty cheap anyways. Damian the owner is always so helpful and can accommodate for everyone. The dance teachers speak a few different languages including English if you can’t speak much Spanish. I would highly recommend this dance school to anyone visiting Havana :).
Written November 12, 2013
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Thank you very much for your kind comment. The management of Salsa Express is really happy and pleased that you have had such a great time with us. Know that we will be more than satisfy to assist you again in any way we can. Damian Abreu.
Written July 8, 2014
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Daydreamin_of_travel
Toronto, Canada11 contributions
My friend and I took a 2 hour lesson with private instructors (one for each of us). It was really fun and the way they taught us was great for beginners. I learned a lot and felt it was worth it.
It's far from Old Havana but we requested a pick up and it was affordable and professional. Our driver was lovely and drove us to Fusterlandia afterwards instead of back to our hotel.
Written June 20, 2019
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