Dance Salsa! Level 1

on Mondays

4 week class series

4 week series: $45 // OR Class DropIn: $15

Class starts Monday, February 17

7:15 - 8:15pm

Gateway Dance Theatre


Dance Salsa! Level 1

We all have to start somewhere with our dancing, si? This Dance Salsa! Level 1 class focuses on a firm understanding of the fundamental "rules of engagement" of Salsa dancing. 

This understanding is essential in building a solid dance foundation. You'll learn to dance the basic figures to the rhythm and timing of the music.


Whether you need a refresher or you are new to the dance, this instruction will give you the confidence to go beyond just the basics when in a social dance setting.

No partner necessary, but be prepared to lead or follow based on class balance. No drop-ins allowed after WEEK 1.

Class Dates:


February 17, 2020 to March 9, 2020

7:15 - 8:15pm

Class Location:

Gateway Dance Theatre (in the East Village)

315 East 5th. St. Suite 12

Des Moines IA, 50309

Special items to bring:

Water bottle & Indoor dancing shoes with a smooth sole or socks

Please plan ahead: there's an Indoor Shoe policy at Gateway Dance Theatre:

Please either bring a pair of shoes from home that you have already wiped clean (just the soles) and removed any pebbles or rocks from the tread…or do this before class begins. OR, you can dance in socks.

Dance Salsa! Level 1

on Mondays

DropIn Class: $15

Dance Salsa! Level 1

on Mondays

4 Week Series: $45

About the Instructor, Joel Reyes

Joel originally hails from Mexico, and has danced Latin partner dance in Houston, Minnesota and Des Moines. He’s studied with Melanie Gella, Karen Rose and Monolo from Mambo Soul.


Joel enjoys dancing Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia and Zouk…and mixing the styles to create a seamless flow! 

He brings his love and passion for dance—plus his desire to help students have the tools and skills they ned to feel confident interacting in a social dance setting—while having fun and moving fluidly to the music.

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PO Box #93003

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