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If you are looking for that next challenge to take your dancing to the next level, read on: our 12 Week Training & Performing Courses provide you with the hardcore training delivered by the top UK dancers and internationally acclaimed Caramelo teaching team instructors directed by Shaan.
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This is an exceptional chance to be a part of a dedicated and passionate team, train hard, push your limits, enjoy the process and have fun, learn a stylish choreography and have opportunities to perform both in the UK and internationally as part of the Caramelo student team.
Training within a student dance team is a great way to significantly raise your level of dancing. Although it is hard work, benefits are enormous for those passionate about improving and developing on their dance journey. You will receive a lot of feedback and support throughout the course, along with some hardcore training!
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  • Intensive High Quality Technical Training With Personal Attention
  • Friendly & Supportive Environment
  • Absolutely Unique Performance Opportunities
  • Platform to Meet Friends and Share Incredible Dance Experiences
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  • Smooth and Clear Leading and Following Techniques
  • Musicality and Body Movement
  • Stage Presence and Confidence on the Dance Floor
  • Fitness Levels
  • Creative and Elegant Turn-Patterns
  • Intricate Footwork
  • Graceful Styling
  • Spinning

Considering a big emphasis on technique, our courses will be of immense benefit to any social dancer as you will learn styling, footwork, turn-patterns, moves and styling that would equally be leadable on the dance floor. What you will learn in our training courses can be directly applied to any social dance setting and will equip you with the range of moves, techniques and styling that will not only give you confidence, but will also make you stand out on the dance floor.


We put a lot of effort, time and attention into our student teams to help you become the best you can be. Similarly, from your side, the amount of consistent work and dedication you put in is of utmost importance to your success and your ability to perform the choreography to the required standard. All performances are merit-based and are not guaranteed unless you reach the required level.


Your committment to the rehearsals and planned shows schedules, as well as committment to independent practice and improvement are essential for your participation and success in the course.


The costumes are selected by the school and the team director to match the vision of the choreography. They are professionally made to measure.


Performance TeamWhat We Look For in Performers:
  • dance/movement experience
  • a positive, open-minded & team-oriented attitude
  • professionalism, maturity and dedication to create a polished show
  • performance experience is an asset, but is not required
  • regular attendance of training/rehearsals essential

Please email us to express your interest and request further information about the courses. Let us know about the dance style(s) you are interested in and the level of your prior experience. We run two training seasons per year starting in January and June, keep an eye out for the Audition dates!




Please email us to request the current course price information. 

In addition to the course price, you need to budget for additional costs which include the costume at around £110, the shoes at £65-70, tights, make-up, accessories & decorations, any additional rehearsal space costs outside of the 12 course sessions at Caramelo, as well as your flight / hotel / pass expenses for the events. At their discretion, the organizers may be able to offer a discounted pass / accommodation for the Caramelo performers. 


Please note that the cost of the course, the costume and the shoes is non refundable.


  • For any congress events, the organisers may be able to offer you a discount on your pass at their discretion. 



Paddington Academy
50 Marylands Road
W9 2DR


Performance are merit based and will be taking place for a period of about 8 weeks after the completion of the course, exact dates be confirmed for each team. Please manage your availability accordingly in order to make sure you are available to perform. You will have opportunities to perform both in the UK, as well as at prestigious international festivals and congresses. You are responsible for your own travel and accomodation expenses.


Scroll down to learn more about our Performance courses in Salsa PartnerworkOn2 Mambo Ladies Styling, Bachata Ladies Styling and Salsa On1 Ladies Styling teams.

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AUDITIONS / TRY-OUTS: TUESDAY 29 MAY 2018 @ 7:30 - 9:00PM

Course Length: 12 Tuesday Sessions
Course Rehearsals: Tuesdays (dates below) 
Location: Paddington Academy Mirrored Dance Studios
Level: Intermediate / Advanced
We are looking for 8-10 female dancers of Higher Intermediate to Advanced level with experience of dancing Bachata.


This Bachata Ladies Styling course is focused specificaly on the sensual, graceful, playful and sexy bachata styling for ladies. As always, a lot of focus on smooth and sassy body movement, synchronicity, intricate footwork, beautiful detailing, as well as stage presentation and confidence in performing. The course will be choreographed by Edyta Czagowiec.




The course will take place over 12 sessions after which you will need to be available for about 8 weeks of performances. The team will be training on Tuesdays at Paddington Academy mirrored dance studios. Regular attendance of the training and rehearsal sessions, as well as the subsequent attendance of the pre-planned shows is imperative for your progress and ability to perform.





  • Tues. 5 Feb
  • Tues. 12 Feb
  • Tues. 19 Feb
  • Tues. 26 Feb
  • Tues. 5 Mar
  • Tues. 12 Mar
  • Tues. 19 Mar
  • Tues. 26 Mar
  • Tues. 2 Apr
  • Tues. 9 Apr
  • Tues. 16 Apr
  • Tues. 23 Apr


We will also arrange for drilling sessions throughout the course and before performances if needed.



Students will have an opportunity to perform at various UK and international Salsa events and congresses. Performances will take place for about 8 weeks after the completion of training, please plan your availability accordingly to make sure you can attend the planned performances - this is essential as shows are pre-planned and pre-advertised by promoters.





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Contact Us

07572 891570

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


Performance Course Start Dates



  TUE 29 JAN'19

BACHATA LADIES   7.30 - 9.00PM
CHA CHA    9.00 - 10.30PM
MAMBO ON2 LADIES   9.00 - 10.30PM


  TUE 5 FEB'19  


    TUE 12 FEB
    TUE 19 FEB
    TUE 26 FEB
    TUE 5 MAR
    TUE 12 MAR
    TUE 19 MAR
    TUE 26 MAR
    TUE 2 APR
    TUE 9 APR
    TUE 16 APR
    TUE 23 APR


Performance Courses Testimonials

"Guys, there are some things that you HAVE to do at least once in your life. This, I have to say, is most definately one of them. Shaan, Danie and the whole Caramelo crew will take you on a journey that will show you another side of life and of yourself. As you can see from the pictures you will also be looking fabulous on stage thanks to Anna, the creative costume coordinator.

You'll travel, perform, you will wine and dine, meet new faces and see a new side to old ones. All with a great bunch of people who only want one thing...for you to give your best.

Time + energy + passion = Caramelo Performance Team. Good luck on your new journey." - Greg Hunte

"I have done salsa, mambo, bachata, cha cha and ladies styling with this wonderful dance school and it is by far the most welcoming and accommodating school in London. After embarking on two 12 week performance courses with two extremely talented teachers (Papa Shaan and Mamma D- Miss Danie) I am no less than addicted to their style, drive and passion for Dance. If ever you wish to become a real dancer, the kind that requires blood, sweat and tears, this is your school. This team of professionals will let you give no less than your best and I will be forever indebted to them for it. I am so proud to call this beautiful group of people, teachers and the students alike, that I have had the pleasure of boogying with on and off the dance floor not just friends but my Caramelo dance family. I would recommend this school to anyone and everyone! YOU WILL LOVE IT!"  - Jenna Rennie

"I've been taking classes in Caramelo for about a year and a half and I love it!! The teachers are super fun and friendly, the content of the classes is always changing so you can do classes over and over again without ever getting bored! There is an amazing choice of levels of difficulty/styles of latin dances I made many many good friends with whom I often go out for salsa parties, but also for "normal" nights out. More recently I was involved in the performance course and I just loved it!! Quite a lot of hard work that's true, but it's just so rewarding and fun to be able to perform in the end in front of crowds, both in London & internationally, we felt like superstars!! We travelled all together to Croatia to perform, and it was probably one of the best holidays of my life: a bit of sightseeing, trekking in the nature, lazy time on the beach, rehearsing, dancing parties, dance workshops, restaurants... :D Would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn salsa, whatever the levels, in a friendly and fun atmosphere!!" - Vinh Chuc


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