Learn to Dance Salsa with

Salsa4Life Portland

Two left feet? No problem!  No partner? Not necessary. We’ll help you to progress to whatever level of proficiency you desire while keeping it fun in our Portland Oregon group Salsa lessons.

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Salsa Level 1 - 4 Week Progressive Series

The Level 1 Salsa class offers students the basic fundamentals and introductory techniques of Salsa.  Students learn the basic Salsa step, Cross Body Lead, simple combination turns and musicality. Each week you will learn something new and you will practice what you’ve learned from the previous week.

To benefit most out of our Portland Oregon group Salsa lessons, we encourage students to take all 4 classes. However, we understand that things happen that may cause you to miss a class. It’s okay, since we  always review the previous week’s material. 

Note: We will not accept new students after the 2nd week of the series.

Check out our class on their 4th week of learning Salsa!



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Where We Teach
We teach at two locations in Portland, Oregon.
Thursdays – Tango Berretin located at 6305 SE Foster Rd., Portland, Oregon 97206.

Mondays – (starting in September 10, 2018) – The New Day Center for the Arts located at 5514 SE Foster Rd., Portland, Oregon 97206.

When Are The Classes?


Beginner 4 week Series starts on the 1st Thursday of each month.  

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm 

Where: Tango Berretin 6305 SE Foster Rd.

Mondays (starts Sept. 10, 2018)

Beginner 4 week Salsa Series starts on the 1st Monday of each month (except Labor Day). 

Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm

Where: The Day Center 5514 SE Foster Rd.

Please note address: We teach at two different locations. 


Salsa Workshop- The next level

This level is for students that have completed the 4 week beginner series and feel comfortable with the beginner steps or have at least 3 months of experience Salsa dancing and have taken lessons.

Monday, September 10th

Time: 8pm-9pm
Cost: $10 per person 

Where: The New Day Center for the Arts 5514 SE Foster Rd.

Click here to register!




What Is The Cost?
Four week beginner series is $45 or pay $15 per class.  Special Offer: Bring a friend discount $10 OFF for you and your friend with a purchase of 4 classes OR $5 off your 1st class. Discount can not be combined with other offers.
Salsa Workshops – The Next Level is $10 per class.




How Do I Register?

You may register for the classes in person or online.

Click here to reserve a spot for Thursday classes.

Click here to reserve a spot for Monday classes.

Click here to reserve a spot for Monday Salsa Workshop (The next level)

 We accept cash and credit cards. Cash is preferred or you may pay online upon registration via the links above.

Recommendations When Attending Class

If you’ve taken classes before, you can get there at least 10 minutes early and let us know that you would like to be evaluated before class to see which class level is most appropriate for you.

Please arrive 10 minutes early to sign in or register.

• Register in advance, space is limited.

NO PARTNERS ARE NECESSARY, since we rotate as each step is taught during partner work. This will help you learn how to lead or follow with multiple partners.

WEAR COMFORTABLE ATTIRE that does not constrain your movement!

WEAR LEATHER SOLED SHOES OR SOCKS, no flip flops or sneakers (unless they are dance sneakers). Dance shoes are the best choice.



Salsa Skill Level Descriptions

Level 1 Beginner level: The beginner Salsa class offers students the basic fundamentals and introductory techniques of Salsa. Students learn the basic salsa step, cross body lead, turns and musicality.

Level 2 Advanced Beginner level: The advanced beginner Salsa class offers students combinations of core techniques allowing the student to learn simple patterns and develop muscle memory.

Salsa Workshops: (Advanced beginner and Intermediate level) These workshops are offered in an effort to challenge our students with specialty areas such as styling techniques, spinning, advanced partner work, shines, and body movement.

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