Salsa Classes London, Dance Classes London at Caramelo Latin Dance

NO Other School Will Give You MORE!  Because Quality Learning needs a Quality Environment


Welcome to the Exciting Caramelo Latin Dance!

Salsa Classes and Much More at London's Largest Salsa & Latin Dance School

4-Week Courses Timetable

London Salsa Classes, Bachata, Cha Cha Cha, Mambo, Kizomba, Zouk timetable


For more information on various course packages and to register click on the timetable above  



ATTENTION! FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2016 CLASSES WILL TAKE PLACE ON WEEKS 1, 2, 3 AND 5 due to a school event at Paddington Academy on week 4.

Class dates will be as follows:


Week 1: 1st & 2nd
Week 2: 8th & 9th
Week 3: 15th & 16th
Week 5: 29th & 30th







We are now accepting interested dancers for the next round of the hugely successful 12 week training & performance coursesstarting this JUNE at Paddington Academy.
Over the last two and a half years Caramelo produced more than 20 Student Performance Teams who have performed at a variety of events and venues in and around London, as well as represented the UK internationally at congresses and festivals in BerlinIstanbulAntalyaAmsterdam and Croatia. Check the list of the events we performed at here

Caramelo Student Performing Teams were also the first student teams from the UK to win the 1st and 3rd places at an International competition at the prestigious Salsa Convention Berlin 2014.
If you are looking for a challenge to supplement your dance classes and want to take your dancing and technique to the next level - this is your chance to shine and join Caramelo on the next adventures!

Caramelo Salsa Performance Teams London


We are holding open try-outs for the following Student Training and Performance Teams that will start in June and will perform in and around London, as well as at an international event abroad. All of the teams below are aimed at dancers at Intermediate level and above.


Salsa Partnerwork 7:00 - 8:30pm
Brazilian Zouk Partnerwork 7:00 - 8:30pm

Salsa Ladies Styling 8:30 - 10:30pm


Cha Cha Boogaloo 8:30 - 10:30pm



Location: Paddington Academy, 50 Marylands Road, W9 2DR, London (near Warwick Avenue / Mada Vale)
Please wear comfortable clothing so that you can move and stretch freely and don't forget your dancing shoes and a bottle of water!

Major event of 2016

We Are Bringing the Incredible Tito Ortos and Tamara Livolsi for a U.K. Weekender in London!

Here is your unique opportunity to learn directly from these megastars coming straight from Puerto Rico


London Workshops with Tito & Tamara


Weekend Schedule


Saturday 18 June


13:00 - 16:00  Bootcamp: Palladium Mambo  


Level: Intermediate and above


17:30 - 21:30  Caramelo Social Party & Showcase Evening
Show by Tito & Tamara


Sunday 19 June


15:30 - 16:30  Cha Cha Cha Masterclass

16:30 - 17:30  Pachanga Masterclass

17:30 - 18:30  Styling Masterclass


Level: Intermediate and above








   International Level Instructors

   Dance Academy Format

   Studio Based Classes

   Perfect Wooden Floors

   Mirrored Dance Studios 

   Fun & Friendly Atmosphere

   Structured Course Curriculum

   Take Up To 24 Classes a Month
   Attractive Course Packages

   Performance Teams

   After-Class Social Hour and Monthly Parties

   Free On-Street Parking



Salsa Classes and Latin Dancing at Caramelo



Looking for Salsa classes in London? You've come to the right place! At Caramelo Latin Dance you will find only the highest quality tuition in Crossbody Salsa On1 and On2, as well as in and many other Latin dances.


Our 4-week Latin dance courses are perfect for a consistent and immersive approach that will help you see a marked progression in your dancing irrespective of your level.


Want to learn even quicker? Then have a look at our Intensive 1Day Courses which have already helped hundreds of Salsa and Bachata dancers kick-start their dancing journeys and get the confidence to hit the dance floor with style.


Our approach to learning dance is simple: give it focus, regular amount of time, high standard of instruction, clear curriculum, great facilities, fun and friendly atmosphere and you will see results!


At Caramelo we offer you a unique way of learning. Take one of our dance course bundles and combine Salsa classes with other highly relevant and related dance styles that will help you develop a greater variety of moves, improve your styling and will provide you with a deeper understanding of the different influences that exist among the Latin dances. These skills will be extremely valuable when you dance socially and will definitely make you shine on the dance floor!


Classes take place on WEDNESDAYS and THURSDAYS.

Combine your Salsa classes with BachataNY Mambo On2Cha Cha ChaPachanga and Styling and enjoy Latin dancing to the fullest!


NO PARTNER REQUIRED. Learn something new and fun, build confidence, get fit, make new friends and fulfill your dancing dreams! Beginner to Advanced Levels, FREE Social Dancing after classes.


"I attended the intensive salsa beginners class last Saturday and loved it! It was my first time trying salsa and I was amazed how much we learnt within a few hours. Shaan was a fantastic teacher and everyone in the class was friendly and encouraging. I’m definitely looking into taking more classes and will bring my husband along to give it a try too! Thanks again Shaan!" - Stella, Jun 2014

"I cannot recommend Shaan enough. He is an excellent teacher, full of enthusiasm. He made the day very enjoyable. All the steps and turns were taught really thoroughly to fantastic salsa music. A great day. Fantastic value for money for the level of teaching. The studios are great spacious and mirrored. I will definitely be back." - Samantha, Apr 2014

"Hi, I had my first batch of lessons last night: mambo, cha-cha-cha and Pachanga. I just wanted to drop a line to say how pleasantly surprised I am. So, here is some positive feedback for you:
Teachers: Warm and welcoming, professional and they taught to a very high standard
Venue: lovely spacious, clean, bright dance studios with great floors
Organisation: fantastically organised, the team were calm and collected
I will definitely recommend you to others on the Latin dance circuit. Well done!"
- Yvonne Drysdale, Mar 2014

"If you truly want to learn the beautiful form of Latin dance to it highest standards from teachers who are passionate about what they do, then you have found your destination!" - Nush Purkins, Nov 2013

"Love absolutely everything..lessons are top class, brilliant teachers and a great atmosphere!"  - Yvonne Patton, Aug 2013



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Shaan is one of the most respected Salsa and Latin Music DJs in the UK and beyond. He is invited regularly to play at international Salsa Congresses and Festivals. When in the UK, he can be found DJ-ing at the Caramelo Latin Dance, UNITY and S.O.S socials, as well as various other events.


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Shaan is the head instructor of Caramelo Latin Dance. With more than 18 years of experience in Salsa and Latin Dancing, he has been teaching Latin Dancing for 14 years and is well known and respected in the UK and Internationally. Shaan is regularly invited to teach at international Salsa Festivals and Congresses and is currenty training both the Pro and the Student Perfoming Teams of Caramelo Latin Dance. Catch him here talking to BBC about the growth and popularity of Salsa in the UK.



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Upcoming Dates

Start of JUN'16  4-Week Courses:
Jun 1  Cha ChaSalsaMambo, Kizomba, Zouk
Jun 2  SalsaBachataStyling
1-Day Intensive Beginner Courses:
Jun 25  1-Day Intensive Salsa Beginners
Jun 25  1-Day Intensive Bachata Beginners
Caramelo Tiro & Tamara Weekend
Jun 18-19  Workshops, Bootcamp, Show & Party


Contact Us

07572 891570


Paddington Academy, 50 Marylands Road, London, W9 2DR


Weekend Workshops