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.
- Sun, Feb 25ChennaiFeb 25, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM GMT+5:30Chennai, Madras House, VR Chennai, 35JW+6V6, 100 Feet Rd, Anna Nagar West, Anna Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600040, IndiaFeb 25, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM GMT+5:30Chennai, Madras House, VR Chennai, 35JW+6V6, 100 Feet Rd, Anna Nagar West, Anna Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600040, IndiaSalsa Madras in association with VR Chennai brings you an evening of Salsa, Tailored for enthusiastic beginners. the Salsa workshop is designed to make salsa accessible and enjoyable for everyone
- Multiple DatesMon, Feb 26Watson's RestobarFeb 26, 2024, 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM GMT+5:30Watson's Restobar, No.90, Gopathi Narayanaswami Chetty Rd, near Jeeva Park, Parthasarathi Puram, T. Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017, IndiaFeb 26, 2024, 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM GMT+5:30Watson's Restobar, No.90, Gopathi Narayanaswami Chetty Rd, near Jeeva Park, Parthasarathi Puram, T. Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017, IndiaDont miss Chennai's leading Salsa Socials hosted by Salsa Madras, Every Monday from 8 PM onwards. Entry Free Dont miss out the free Bachata Taster Session at 8.30 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
Dance along with Arun for the 4 Important Salsa Basics.
3 important tips to remember before you start learning to dance Salsa!
Online live recorded session that explains the basic rhythms in Salsa and helps you to find the 'one' in the music
A short Demo video by Arun that compiles the classic Pachanga moves.
Beginner Lesson: How to Hold a partner? a Simple explanation video with Arun & Sneha
Salsa on1 level 1 3 months course in a nutshell. A prefect reference for those who have completed the beginner course at Salsa Madras.
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.
Instructors: Arun Pauer & Sneha
A summary of Level 1 Bachata course at Salsa Madras. Check out the tutorials for instructions or schedule for joining the in-person classes
Choreography for the song 'Amorcito Emfermito' by Hector Acosta, in assn. with Hornbills studios
Video Choreography for the song 'Lucky' by Pinto Picasso, by Makka Studios
A free tutorial for the Dominican Bachata Shines.
A perfect practice dance along demo with music for Bachata Beginners by Arun
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.
A short Kizomba video footage in Chennai, video courtesy: Makka Studios
A reference video demo with Music for the Kizomba Level 1 course.
One of the most elaborate explanations of Kizomba you will ever find! Explained in detail by DJ To'Costa (Angola) at the 7th Latin Fesival Madras, online edition 2020.