Hawaii Salsa 101 is the premier salsa dance school in Hawaii, specializing in turning raw beginners into amazing dancers. We are committed to serving Hawaii by providing dance education at the highest level. Our classes are progressive, which means that each student is put on a path that guarantees success in the shortest time frame possible. We believe in teaching very technical, fundamental movements and with every progressive class, building on these skills and growing each student’s understanding through association to past lessons.

Are You A Beginner?

If you’ve never danced before our Salsa 101 class is the place to start. Whether you’re coming as a couple or have no partner this class puts you on the road to mastering the dance and grooving to this amazing Latin music with anyone!

Stefan and Emily are great dancers and such great teachers that I was able to pick up some moves even with two left feet. I love the teachers, music, and other students. Students of any level should take lessons here.
Anita P.
Best place in Hawaii to learn Salsa! Both Stefan & Emily are knowledgeable, experienced, and make the lessons fun for EVERYONE! After my first beginner class I caught the Salsa-a-d-d-i-c-t-i-o-n-WOW! For all beginner and seasoned Salsa aficionados, Stefan & Emily have the cure: MORE SALSA!!! 🙂
David I.


We provide dance classes almost every day of the week and offer classes that will help you master nearly every facet of dancing salsa. If you wanted to spin until the floor started to smoke, let the music speak through you or just wanted to have fun, we have a class that is right for you.

We currently offer classes in two locations. Both locations provide a progressive class structure that teaches the core of the dance in a highly technical fashion. These classes focus on giving you a way to understand the dance, deconstruct it and make it your own, not just give you some random moves a random teacher showed you. Technique and timing are the underpinning of the classes taught at the Body Balance location.

Day Class Description Time Location
Monday Salsa 201 7:00 – 8:30pm Honolulu Club
Tuesday Salsa 101 7:00-8:30pm Honolulu Club
Tuesday Salsa 102 7:00 – 8:30pm Honolulu Club
Wednesday Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Partnerwork 7:30-8:30pm Honolulu Club
Friday Bachata 101 and 102 7:00-8:00pm Honolulu Club
Friday Intro to Latin Dance 8:00-9:00pm Honolulu Club
Saturday Salsa 101 2:00 – 3:30pm Body Balance
Saturday Ladies Styling & Spinning 3:30 – 5:00pm Body Balance
Saturday Salsa 102 5:00 – 6:30pm Body Balance

Our Honolulu Club classes provide for exposure to the vast variety of movements possible once the core has been learned, as well as reinforcing the foundation of the dance. These are the classes that challenge you to apply the technique across a broader spectrum of situations. For ladies the styling taught in our Body Balancelocation gets brought into every class and for the leads you’ll learn a new set of material every week that dove-tails with our Saturday technique classes.

Honolulu Club Location

  • Salsa 101: Is the foundation for all skills needed and is structured for someone who has relatively little to no experience.….Click Here For More Details
  • Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Partnerwork: Take your moves to the next level by expanding your vocabulary and learning how to mix and match patterns. At the same time, ladies will have the opportunity to learn functional styling within different patterns. Classes are an hour long with just partnerwork, no footwork or body isolations.….Click Here For More Details
  • Salsa 201: If you’re comfortable with the basics but are looking to push your boundaries and start really grooving, Salsa 201 is a class you will surely want to take. It’s time to get dizzy!….Click Here For More Details

Body Balance Location

  • Salsa 101: Is the foundation for all skills needed and is structured for someone who has relatively little to no experience.….Click Here For More Details
  • Salsa 102: We take the basics to the next level, cement the most core fundamentals and begin to grow each dancer’s vocabulary. Mastery of the first two courses will allow you to comfortably social dance with anyone!….Click Here For More Details
  • Ladies Styling and Spinning: This class allows you to exude beauty, femininity and sensuality on the dance floor. It also goes over the fundamentals of spin technique. Get ready to spin!….Click Here For More Details


Private Instruction

For some people, a more personalized touch is desired and Hawaii Salsa 101 has various private lesson possibilities. Please contact us directly for more information.


Through the Linda Melodia Dance Company we are able to bring you some of the best salsa dancers in the world to a stage near you. Email us at lindamelodiahi@gmail.com for more information about their next performance or to book Linda Melodia dancers for a private event.

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First Class is FREE! No partner is required. Beginner classes are Tuesday at 7pm, Fridays at 7pm and Saturday at 2pm.