Salsa Classes in London, Bachata, Kizomba, Cha Cha Cha, Mambo & Latin Dancing

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Welcome to the Exciting Caramelo Latin Dance!

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


** Due to COVID-19 Caramelo Classes are Suspended **
ā˜ļø*Please read carefully and thoroughly*ā˜ļø
Dear Caramelo Family, since Shaan's last communication directly to everybody in the classes last Thursday (12/03) regarding the coronavirus (Covid-19), this terrible pandemic developed swiftly over the weekend as highlighted in March 16th press conference by the Prime Minister and the chief medical and scientific advisers.

Our immediate priority is your well being, the well being of your loved ones and friends, and most importantly, the most vulnerable of our society. As you know, Caramelo is not only the most established Latin dance school in London, it is also the most unique given we are based in an Academy, which has 1,000+ children attending daily.

Thus far, there has been an on-going dialogue and collaboration between Caramelo and Paddington Academy to ensure we appropriately follow direct guidelines from the Depts. of Education, Health & Social Care, and Media, Culture & Sport to ensure that Caramelo classes at Paddington Academy are running as safely as possible whilst working within framework of the government's "Containment" phase strategy.

We have now seen the government's shift to the "Delay" phase with reinforced emphasis on "social distancing" to help contain the spread of the virus. As a result, it has become even more evident that attending dance classes and dance events will not help this objective that is currently imperative to all of us as a society.

Having taken some time to discuss in detail and coordinate with the Academy, working within the government's scientific and medical advisers' guidelines, we have taken the decision to temporarily suspend all Caramelo classes 

We further ask you to be considerate to yourself and others near you who may be impacted by your actions and temporarily cease your social dancing activities until the situation improves.

If You Are A Student Enrolled Onto The March Courses:
The last two weeks of your March courses will be rolled over to the next possible month once we are able to re-open

If You Are Not Currently Enrolled But Wish To Enrol For The Upcoming Monthly Courses:
Keep a close eye on our newsletters, social media posts for regular updates on when we will be re-opening 

1-Day Intensive Beginner Courses Students:
All students currently booked on the Saturday 28th March date - we will be contacting you individually to get you rescheduled.šŸ‘šŸ‘Œ

Your Caramelo Support Matters:ā¤ļøšŸ™
In these uncertain times we are doing our utmost to ensure we do our bit for the community to help stop the spread of the virus and we are suspending our classes to help that.
As part of the Caramelo family you can help us minimize losses and help the school to stay on its feet by agreeing to roll over your remaining March classes, instead of asking for a partial refund. This will also help us support Caramelo's self-employed teachers who are now temporarily unable to work. šŸ‘šŸ”

Some Final Thoughts:
We hope in these terrible times, that everyone's kindness, empathy, compassion and solidarity will shine through.
Now is the time to be patient and to refrain from social dancing for yours and everyone else's sake.
These troubled times will pass, and when when they do Caramelo will be waiting for you and will be ready to make up for the lost time! So, keep safe, keep well... and we'll be back together at Caramelo soon! šŸ’›šŸ’›šŸ’›



4-Week Courses Timetable


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


For more information on our course packages, course start dates and to enroll - click on the timetable above  

On Wed and Thu access to Paddington Academy reception area is available from 6:40PM only with Caramelo team present on site. 



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Note: All 4-week course packages are valid for ONE course month and all courses within a package have to be taken within that month and by the same person. You have 25 days from the purchase date to enrol in the course(s) you wish to take, after which the package will expire. Please check our Terms and Conditions prior to signing up.






ā–ŗ   International Level Instructors

ā–ŗ   Dance Academy Format

ā–ŗ   Studio Based Classes

ā–ŗ   Perfect Wooden Floors

ā–ŗ   Mirrored Dance Studios 

ā–ŗ   Fun & Friendly Atmosphere

ā–ŗ   Structured Course Curriculum

ā–ŗ   Take Up To 24 Classes a Month
ā–ŗ   Attractive Course Packages

ā–ŗ   Performance Teams

ā–ŗ   After-Class Social Hour and Monthly Parties

ā–ŗ   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. Iā€™m definitely looking into taking more classes and will bring my husband along to give it a try too! Thanks again Shaan!     - Stella

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

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

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

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



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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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4-Week Courses Start Dates


JAN 8 - 9
FEB 5 - 6
MAR 4 - 5
MAY 6 - 7
JUN 3 - 4
JUL 1 - 2
SEP 2 - 3
OCT 7 - 8
NOV 4 - 5


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


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