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If friendship, community, passion and technique are important to you, then you will love learning to dance with Salsabor Dance Studio in Canberra. Since first offering classes in 2005 and then opening our first studio in 2010, we have grown to provide the widest range of dance styles in Canberra from Salsa, Brazilian Samba and Bachata through to Zouk and Burlesque.
With a vision to have everyone in Canberra dancing, the passion of our instructors and our open approach to teaching shines through in all of our classes and events.
As a beginner taking your first steps, we will have you dancing with confidence in any social setting and even performing, if that is what you desire. And as an experienced dancer, we will help you finesse your dancing with advanced styling techniques.
So if you want to dance with Sabor (flavour) and learn with a school that is passionate and leading the way in its teaching methods, we would love for you to join us.
SOME LOVE FROM OUR
“All the instructors were incredibly helpful and very friendly, they made the experience the best they could every single time and every time they delivered.” Salsa Level 1 Student
“It was great learning new step and starting to get into it enough to be able to go out and social dance. The Instructors made it really fun and entertaining, making any awkwardness dancing with strangers easy to laugh off.”
“The community you meet at Salsabor is great – the instructors, the class mates, the social events! 100% recommend just giving it a go. It’s made me see how much dancing is a way of life. No regrets.”
“Salsabor’s instructors are knowledgeable and seem to really care about creating a positive learning experience for their students.”
“Adam is particularly enthusiastic, his passion for the dance was infectious. Sarah adds poise, femininity and elegance. The lessons and new moves were well paced. It has a fun and light hearted feel, no one at the studio took themselves too seriously.”
“I’ve made some awesome friends from Canberra and around the world through dancing at Salsabor. The instructors are great, the classes and social dancing are fun, and my only complaint is that there is only so many classes I can attend a week.”
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At Salsabor’s End of Year Fiesta this year awarding Amanda with Excellence in Teaching Can you believe it’s been a whole year since JP & Carolina took over as directors at Salsabor? Because they can’t. It’s been a roller coaster ride as adrenaline-filled and sassy as...read more
After more than thirteen years the time has come for an exciting change for Salsabor. We (Raquel and Andrea) are bowing out and the one and only Juan Pablo Blanc, our 'JP' is stepping in with his sister Carolina as co-director (yay siblings unite!). Yes, that's right;...read more
Combine sand, sun and the sea and you know you'll have a good time. Throw in Latin dance and spicy beats and you'll have an event to remember. That's what Dancing at the Bay is all about and it's coming up on the weekend of 24 November to 26 November and you're all...read more
Mariella was lucky to have started her dance journey at a young age with classes including ballet, jazz, contemporary and hip hop. These classes and learning how to play and read music ignited her love for the arts and she continued to try different styles of dance. After testing out ballroom briefly, it really kicked […]
Sherriden’s absolute love of dance started at age 4. Her dance journey has been a roller coaster – training in classical ballet, jazz, tap, then teaching jazz and performing and choreographing musical theatre. She then encountered various injuries, and then later discovered of the absolute wonders of Latin dancing. She particularly loves the style of Brazilian […]
Carolina was born in Uruguay and with only 9 months moved to Barcelona, Spain. She lived in Spain for 12 years and moved to Australia after that. She started to dance basically when she started walking. When she was living in Spain she went to learn Sevillanas, which is a part of Flamenco. When she […]
Bernadette has been listening to music since the womb and has the philosophy of “when in doubt, dance it out! She says “I’ve been dancing since age 4 and haven’t stopped since. Since moving to Canberra in 2001 our mum was exposed to the Latin scene and quickly fell in love with it! Over the […]
Maeve has been dancing since she discovered at age 9 that dance was a legitimate way to make herself the centre of attention. Beginning with jazz, she has since experimented with many different styles and has found that movement and music are the perfect means of personal expression. She firmly believes that every dance tells […]
Kat started dancing at Salsabor in 2013 and was hooked! She started with salsa, and not long after her passion for dance grew and she feel in love with Bachata and Zouk. She competed for 2 years in the amateur bachata couples division of the Australian Latin Dance Championships and is currently preparing for her […]
Stephanie was born at a young age. In her primary years, much to her parents’ dismay, she discovered her love of music in the recorder. Subsequently she was given piano lessons at the age of ten (on the proviso she never pick up a recorder again) and still plays today. During her university years, Stephanie […]
Self-professed crazy cat lady and dance movie tragic, Sarah began dancing salsa at Salsabor in October 2014 after seeing a salsa performance at the Multicultural Festival. She quickly became hooked on salsa and has since taken classes in bachata, cha cha, samba and zouk. Being able to perform with Bachata con Sabor at the Multicultural […]
Juan Pablo became the new studio director in 2018. He was born in Spain and has grown up listening to Latin music. During his youth he spent his time playing soccer and learning martial arts. In 2007 he was watching “So You Think You Can Dance” which reminded him of a movie called Salsa the Motion […]
Amanda became a Salsa instructor with Salsabor in 2010, having taken classes with the school for almost two years. She has great enthusiasm for teaching students amongst the world of dance, and her energy and passion is unique and endless. Amanda discovered the world of Latin dance in Tokyo in 2006, and later decided to […]
Amy is a passionate Salsa instructor with Salsabor. She says “Dance is my passion and absolute obsession. I am so excited to help spread the love of Latin dancing and am thrilled to see it growing stronger in Canberra each year.” Born and raised in Canberra, Amy has always had a passion for dance, trying […]
Ary started out as an enthusiastic student in 2012, trying Salsa, Zouk, Bachata, Burlesque and most of the other styles Salsabor offered. She has stuck with Bachata, and is heavily involved in the Canberra dancing scene. She has performed on numerous occasions at end of term parties and at multicultural festivals, and is a member […]
Jason is the lead Bachata instructor with Salsabor, and brings a wealth of experience and talent to his students, teaching them the latest technique, moves and routines straight from the entertainment industry, in various dance genres. This helps build strengths in the style of all his dancers. His passion for dance saw him taking up […]
Originally from Adelaide, I followed the love of my life to Canberra in 2009. Moving to a different place can be difficult; but since starting dancing at Salsabor in 2014 we feel like we belong thanks to our dance family. I have always wanted to dance but lacked the confidence to even try – damn […]