If you are looking for something exciting, fun, healthy and life changing – then you have found it!

We have a very fun and friendly Salsa scene in Southampton, where we love to dance, and TLC has been teaching salsa here since 1996.

TLC is one of the longest established salsa clubs in the UK, and our teachers have a wealth of experience, several of them teaching and/or performing at international salsa congresses.

Partners are very welcome, but not obligatory. You can just turn up on your own or with friends and we’ll rotate the partners for you. It’s great fun, so even if you have 2 or more left feet, join us on the dance floor and we will guide you through every step along the way.

We have salsa classes running concurrently at different levels every week on Wednesdays & Thursdays (except Christmas).  There are also classes at different levels at our party nights, and sometimes with guest teachers – see the Events page for details.  Also, look out for the annual TLC Ball at Winchester Guildhall.

Our wonderful teachers give you expert tuition with heaps of fun & lots of TLC!

We also have vouchers available to purchase as a gift, for any of our courses or individual classes.

Rough Guide to our Salsa Class Levels

If you are attending TLC for the first time, anyone can enrol for our courses for Absolute Beginners (Level 1). For all other levels please see one of our teachers for them to advise you on which level you should attend.  We understand that people progress at different rates, and your teacher will advise when you are ready to progress to the next level.

Absolute Beginners

A 6 week course.

Not available as a drop-in class.

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Beginners Plus

A 6-week course, or just drop-in.

Discounted if you book as a course (as well as faster progression).

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Improvers

Drop-in classes.

You need to be confident with all material from levels 1 & 2 before attending level 3.

Intermediate

Drop-in classes.

Your teacher will advise when you are ready to start Level 4.

On Thursdays, Level 4 dancers also do the Dance Development class (see below for details).

Advanced on1

Drop-in classes on Thursdays.

Your teacher will advise when you are ready to start Level 5 on1.

On Thursdays, Level 5 dancers also do the Dance Development class (see below for details) or the Level 6 on2 class.

Advanced on2

Drop-in classes on Thursdays for “on2” style.

Once you have been attending Level 5 on1, and are confident with the timing of on2, you have the option of also attending the Level 6 on2 class (see below for details).

Wednesday Salsa

Details

Wednesday salsa is at the TLC studio.

Level 1 is only available as a course. All other levels are drop-in classes so no need to book, although Level 2 is also offered as a discounted 6-week course if booked in advance.  

If you haven’t been to TLC before, please ask one of the teachers to advise on which class you should take.

No partner is necessary.

On Wednesdays, Tango is taught in the back hall, and it is possible to do a Tango class and most of a Salsa class in the same evening.

Prices

  • £8 on the door
  • £5 concessions on the door (ID required)
  • £3 if arriving after 9.30pm for social dancing
Class and social dance schedule
TimeWhat’s on
8.00-9.30pmLevel 1: Absolute Beginners (booking required)
8.00-9.30pmLevel 2: Beginners Plus
8.00-9.30pmLevel 3: Improvers
8.00-9.30pmLevel 4/5: Intermediate / Advanced
9.30-11.00pmSocial dancing with DJ Debbie or Marcus

Thursday Salsa

Details

Thursday salsa is at the TLC studio.

Level 1 is only available as a course. All other levels are drop-in classes so no need to book, although Level 2 is also offered as a discounted 6-week course if booked in advance.  

If you haven’t been to TLC before, please ask one of the teachers to advise on which class you should take.

No partner is necessary.

Every fortnight the salsa classes are preceded by Bachata classes from 7.00-8.00pm (see Bachata Classes for details).

Levels 4 & 5

Classes for levels 4 and 5 are split into two halves, so at 8.45pm Level 4 join Level 5 for the Dance Development class, and Level 5 have the option of EITHER the Dance development class OR the Level 6 on2 class (assuming that you are confident with dancing on2).  The Dance Development classes will include: body movement, cha cha, footwork, intro to on2, spin & pivot technique, musicality, styling etc.

On 1 and On 2

On2 is a style of dancing salsa using a different timing in the music.  By being able to dance on1 and on2, it allows you greater freedom to express yourself with the music, and enables you to dance with a greater variety of partners (some have a preference for one or the other, or have only learnt one style).  Here at TLC we teach the fundamentals of salsa using on1 timing, and introduce on2 as part of your dance development in Levels 4 & 5 on Thursdays.  Once you have been attending the Level 5 on1 class and feel confident with the basics of dancing on2, you then have the option to attend our Level 6 on2 classes.

Prices

  • £8 on the door
  • £5 concessions on the door (ID required)
  • £3 if arriving after 9.30pm for social dancing

On Bachata weeks, if you do the Bachata class then the Salsa is only an extra £6 (or £4 concessions).

Class and social dance schedule
TimeWhat’s on
8.00-9.30pmLevel 1: Absolute Beginners (booking required)
8.00-9.30pmLevel 2: Beginners Plus
8.00-9.30pmLevel 3: Improvers
8.00-8.45pmLevel 4: Intermediate
8.00-8.45pmLevel 5 on1: Advanced
8.50-9.30pmLevel 4/5: Dance Development
8.50-9.30pmLevel 6 on2: Advanced
9.30-11.00pmSocial dancing with DJ Steve (fortnightly 50:50 salsa & bachata)

Other Classes

We also have Salsa classes at the start of many of our social events, for instance on our monthly Fridays and quarterly Saturdays:

Fri 24 Nov: Salsa and Bachata Party Night

Fri 15 Dec: TLC Salsa Caliente Xmas party - Sci-Fi theme

Sat 16 Dec: Closed for Christmas until 2nd Jan

Fri 12 Jan: TLC Salsa Caliente

Fri 9 Feb: TLC Salsa Caliente

Cuban Rueda

There are also Cuban Rueda classes every Saturday with Olga at:
Hedge End Youth Club (HEYCA)
St Johns Road
Hedge End
SO30 4AF

Beginners: 1.00-2.30pm  (must have done at least 8 weeks of Salsa).
Intermediates: 2.45-4.30pm.

Cost: £3 each class or £5 for both.

For more information on Rueda contact Olga on 07788 827878 or see the Hedge End Rueda Facebook page.