Dance Salsa! Level 1

on Wednesdays

4 week class series

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

Class starts Wednesday, February 19!

7:00 - 8:00pm

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 19, 2020 to March 11, 2020

7:00 - 8:00pm

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 Wednesdays

This class is currently FULL

About the Instructor, Alejandra Mendoza (Ale) 

Alejandra’s authentic & bubbly personality fueled her passion for teaching & love of music (singing) from a young age. 

The Latin Heritage Festival in DSM a couple years ago became the pivot point (Salsa pun intended) for Ale’s fervor for Latin dance. That day, Ale, Mexican American, decided to immerse herself in the art of dance. She was a student of Emeritus SDM instructor, Luisito Cabrera.
“I’m passionate about Salsa. I believe I bring a unique rhythm & individualized style to the table that is both contagious & jovial.”

Outside of dance, Ale is an Intellectual Disabilities Teacher for DMPS. “Teaching is another passion of mine. Developing positive & meaningful relationships with all students is my ultimate goal.”

Her empowered and fiery persona makes Ale a true magnetic figure in the Des Moines dance family. 

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