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Salsa Lessons

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Conejito's

Mondays:
 
Conejito's Place -- 7:30 - 9:30 PM.  Taught by Keith & Susi.  $3.  Beginner, intermediate, and advanced lessons.  Partners are rotated.  Come alone or with a friend.  Large polished wood floor mirrored hall.  539 W. Virginia (2 blocks north of El Babalu).  (414) 483-8364, (414) 278-9106.
    The Conejito's salsa lessons are usually attended by 20-30 students. Each class begins with a review of the basic step for beginners, followed by an intermediate and an advanced level routine.  Relaxed, friendly crowd.  After class, the instructor and students hang around to socialize and order a taco.

Tuesdays:

El Babalu -- 6:30 Intermediate.  8:00 Beginner lesson.  Instructors Ivan and Sodie.  Ivan has travelled the country for salsa and can show you cool patterns you will not find anywhere else.  $10.  611 W. National.  (414) 383-4044.
 
Club Havana -- 8:00PM Uri is the instructor. No charge, no cover.  789 N. Jefferson.  (414) 273-0555.  Uri's teaching style is working with couples one-on-one. He will show each couple a cool salsa routine suited to their level.  No partner rotation.  Guys may want to bring a partner.

 

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Anita

Wednesdays:

EastTowne Ballroom -- 7-8pm.  Club Latin for social dancing taught by Anita.  Beginner/intermediate level.  $10, no preregistration necessary.  No partner necessary.  Partners are rotated frequently.July 3--salsa,  July 10--merengue, July 17--intro to CHACHA!!,  July 24--salsa,  July 31--merengue. For more info write to anita@milwaukeesalsa.com.  614 N. Broadway.  (414) 271-1002.
 
All-Bachata Class -- Starting in August! Wednesdays 7-8pm.  more info
 
Club Havana -- 8:00PM Uri is the instructor. No charge! 789 N. Jefferson.  Uri's teaching style is working with couples one-on-one. He will show each couple a cool salsa routine suited to their level.
 
Thursdays:

Club Havana -- 8:00PM Uri is the instructor. No charge! 789 N. Jefferson.  Uri's teaching style is working with couples one-on-one. He will show each couple a cool salsa routine suited to their level.
 
Fridays:
 
El Babalu -- Beginner salsa lesson around 9:30 most weeks.  Lesson is 30-40 minutes long.  No partner needed, partners are rotated.  $5 cover.  611 W. National.  (414) 383-4044.
 

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Emanuel & Maniee

Saturdays:
 
El Babalu -- 4:30 beginner.  5:30 intermediate level.  Instructors Emanuel and Maniee.  $10.  611 W. National.  Emanuel is a great instructor with a large repitoire of cool moves which he breaks down for the students step by step.  Partners are typically not rotated.  maniee@milwaukeesalsa.com
 
 
Sundays:

Park Bar -- Carlos Velazquez teaches salsa at about 9:00 or 9:30, time varies.  Partners are typically not rotated.  Carlos teaches a mix of salsa, merengue, and bachata, generally at a beginner to intermediate level.  Open dancing follows the lesson by DJ Tony.  $3 cover before 10:30, $5 after.  Nice dance floor, good club atmosphere.  788 N. Jackson.  (414) 272-7550.
 
 
 
 
  Private Salsa Lessons 
 
Anita from EastTowne Ballroom teaches private salsa lessons.  She currently teaches social salsa, merengue, and bachata for the novice/beginning dancer.  Anita also teaches international and american style latin ballroom dancing (chacha, rumba, bolero, samba, jive etc) for both social and competitive dancers at beginning and advanced levels  Write to anita@milwaukeesalsa.com or call (414) 271-1002.
 
Emanuel and Maniee teach private salsa lessons.  Write to maniee@milwaukeesalsa.com
 
 
 
  Other Salsa Lessons 
 
Chicago has some oustanding offerings in salsa lessons.  Take a look at the 
 
 
Milwaukee Public Schools Recreation Department
The rec department holds Salsa/Merengue classes 4 times a year (spring, fall, winter, summer).  The sessions are 6 weeks long, 90 minute classes.  Cost is $24.50 for Milwaukee resisdents, $37 non-residents.  ($4-6 per class).  The level of the classes is fairly basic.  Partners are typically not rotated.  The class at Riverside high school generally has the largest classes (60-80 students).  At the end of the session, the class usually takes a field trip to El Babalu on the Friday following the last class.  Other dancers note:  The night this class hits El Babalu, there are dance partner possibilities galore.  Worth marking the calendar for. 
 
Any corrections, updates, or recent experiences with these lessons?  Any other lessons which should be added?  Please write to lessons@milwaukeesalsa.com or share your thoughts on the Message Board

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