Tracie’s Latin Club is a wonderful dance venue in Southampton, hosting dance classes & events at all levels in various styles of dance at the fab TLC dance studio in central Southampton.  If you are a nervous Absolute Beginner or a confident Advanced dancer, we have something for everyone in all of the following dance styles! Only at TLC will you get this much choice and of course the ‘TLC’ experience!  Here is an overview of our class timetable and below, you can select a style of dance which interests you. If you don’t know which style to choose, what to wear or have other questions please see the FAQs page.

We also have great gift vouchers available to purchase for any of the courses or individual classes run by TLC – which is a super gift for your loved ones.

Weekly Classes

Monday

  • Yoga (run by James)
    • Class: 6.00 – 7.30pm
  • Ballroom (run by TLC)
    • NEW – Extra Beginners’ class: 6.30 – 7.30pm
    • All other Classes: 7.30 – 9.30pm
    • Social: 9.30 – 10.00pm
  • Kizomba (run by TLC)
    • Class: 8.00 – 10.00pm
    • Social: 10.00 – 10.30pm

Tuesday

  • Argentine Tango (run by TLC)
    • Class: 8.00 – 9.30pm
    • Social: 9.30 – 11.00pm

Wednesday

  • Cuban Salsa (run by Salsa Southampton)
    • Class: 7.15 – 8.15pm FORTNIGHTLY
  • Salsa (run by Salsa Southampton)
    • Class: 8.15 – 9.45pm
    • Social: 9.45 – 11.00pm
  • Argentine Tango (run by TLC)
    • Class: 8.00 – 9.30pm (Level 3+)
    • Social: 9.30 – 10.30pm

Thursday

  • Bachata (run by Salsa Southampton)
  • Specials (run by Salsa Southampton)
    • Bachata & Specials on alternating weeks
    • Class: 7.15 – 8.15pm
  • Salsa (run by Salsa Southampton)
    • Class: 8.15 – 9.45pm
    • Social 9.45 – 11.00pm

Party Night Classes

Many of our party nights start with a short class to get your evening off to a good start.

Salsa Caliente (monthly Fridays)

  • Salsa
    • Class: 8.30 – 9.30pm
    • Social: 9.30pm – 1.00am
  • Kizomba
    • Class: 8.00 – 9.30pm (no Beginners)
    • Social: 9.30pm – 1.00am

Saturday Social

  • Salsa
    • Class: 8.30 – 9.30pm
    • Social: 9.30pm – 1.00am

Bachata / Salsa Social

  • Bachata
    • Class: 8.30 – 9.30pm
    • Social: 9.30pm – 1.00am
  • Salsa
    • Social: 9.30pm – 1.00am

Other non-TLC Party Nights

  • e.g. Cuban Social
    • Sometimes include a class
    • see details by the promoter

For details of all Party Nights

Event Details

Dance Styles

Salsa is a lively and exciting style of music and dance which typifies popular culture throughout Latin America. It is a fusion of traditional dances and music from Cuba and Puerto Rico with the jazz influence of New York. The various dance styles of Salsa typically include turn patterns with a partner. Salsa Southampton mainly focus on the ‘cross body’ style in classes, although they also offer classes in other salsa styles e.g. Cuban, Cha Cha & Pachanga, and there is a very healthy ‘Cuban Rueda’ scene in Southampton.

Argentine Tango (to distinguish it from Ballroom Tango) originated in Buenos Aires, Argentina and has many various styles to reflect the different flavours of music. There is the intensity of the traditional Tango, the playful Milonga, the lyrical Vals, the moody Modern or the cheeky Chacarera. We love teaching and dancing all styles at TLC and mainly in close embrace.

If you love Strictly and the different styles of partner dances then this is the place for you.  At TLC we mainly teach the favourite Ballroom dances for a month at a time so you really connect with the music and the flavour of each dance.   We teach a monthly Waltz, Quickstep and Foxtrot, plus the occasional class or fun choreography in Ballroom Tango & Viennese Waltz.  The Latin section is interspersed throughout the year with Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble & Jive.  We also teach different styles of American Smooth.

Bachata originated from the Dominican Republic and has evolved to have different music and styles as it has spread throughout the world. Salsa Southampton teach both the ‘Moderno’ style, which typically borrows & adapts some of the salsa style turn patterns, as well as the ‘Sensual’ style, which has beautiful fluid body movements.

Kizomba started in Angola and uses very recognisable traditional African rhythms mixed with more contemporary influences, such as R&B.  The dance has evolved into a funky urban version of Tango, mainly danced in close hold, but very relaxed.