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Salsa Madras is a dance school and community located in Chennai, India. It was established in 2014 by Arun Srinivasan Pauer and has grown to become a prominent Afro and Afro-Latin dance school in India. Salsa Madras provides classes and events for a variety of Latin dance styles, such as Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba. The school is renowned for its pioneering efforts in promoting the Afro & Afro Latin dances and has dedicated and skilled instructors who offer dance lessons for individuals of all skill levels. Whether you are a novice or an experienced dancer, Salsa Madras offers a lively and joyful atmosphere to learn and appreciate Latin dance.

We are now based also in Austria

Upcoming Events

  • Madras Mambo Night
    Madras Mambo Night
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Jun 24
    Watson's Restobar
    Jun 24, 2024, 9:00 PM – 11:30 PM GMT+5:30
    Watson's Restobar, No.90, Gopathi Narayanaswami Chetty Rd, near Jeeva Park, Parthasarathi Puram, T. Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017, India
    Dont miss Chennai's leading Salsa Socials hosted by Salsa Madras, Every Monday from 8 PM onwards. Entry Free Don't miss out the free Bachata Taster Session at 9 PM followed by the best of Salsa, Bachata & Kizomba


Salsa was popularised in the New York City in the 1960s. It is now an umbrella term that includes over 40 different rhythms from the Afro-Latin/Afro-Cuban Roots that has evolved over a few centuries. The dance evolved along with the music and was formalized into more structured learning in the late 1970s. Salsa as we dance today is a mix of elements from Afro-Cuban, Mambo, Pachanga, cha cha and many more external influences such as swing, tap, hip hop, ballet, etc.  

Our studio classes are structured progressive classes that will not only give you a very strong foundation but also work with all the way to being an expert in it. 
For starters we have 3 levels of Salsa on1 structured courses, post which the classes are customised for intermediate and advanced levels. We offer to train to perform with us at International events as well. 

Check out some of the Free lessons below. For more online tutorials and detailed learning check our e-Salsa Menu

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Bachata has its roots from Dominican Republic and now have one of the most international appeal in-terms of Dancing and Music with the new generation. Traditionally a Latin Music has now so much International influence that makes it one of the most popular social dance forms. As Music, it could be categorized as Dominicana, Urbana, Remixes, Romantic, etc. And as a Dance Styles, it is popular as Dominican, Sensual, Moderna and Fusion. 

For starters, we offer Foundation courses for the popular styles - Moderna, Dominicana and Sensual. The higher levels are usually catered through special workshops, bootcamps and specially customised courses. 

We also have an extensive and challenging courses available in our online tutorials that include a lot of short demos, shines challenging and more.. 
Check out the exclusive menu for Bachata on the link below. 

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Kizomba has its roots from Angola that was derived from Semba. With a later influence by Zouk in the existing rhythms of the PALOP countries viz. Angola, Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde, Mozambique and Sao Tome & Principe, and many of these music emigrated to Europe and Canada, comes with a variety of exciting music genres, that we call together as Kizomba today. This would include the Kizomba, Afro Zouk, Kompa, Coladeira, Cola-zouk, Ghetto Zouk, Tarraxinha, remixes, and many more

We have structured 3 levels that serves the best foundation for the dance form that is followed Internationally. Various workshops and bootcamps are offered to cater to higher levels. 

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