Make salsa a regular part of your wellness program by offering weekly dance classes. Classes are one hour long and easy for first-timers to pick up.
Team Building Workshops
Dance is a great team icebreaker. Our dance classes are designed to build trust and communication. Make your offsites more productive while incorporating some fun!
Holiday party? Yep. Closed your round? Check. Happy hour Friday? You bet! Bring some fun to your next special event with a group dance class taught by Office Salsa.
Offer a unique networking activity to conference attendees...dance! Conference goers love networking with others through an interactive and fun dance class.
Benefits of Dance
Burn 10 Calories per Minute
Dancing burns 5-10 calories per minute while improving stamina. It benefits the heart, cardiovascular system and lung capacity. Dancing also aids in controlling lipids and blood sugar.
Build Trust Across Teams
To dance successfully, you must communicate with and trust your partner. Sounds like what it takes to be successful at work! In fact, studies show that physical contact increases trustworthiness.
Have Fun and Socialize
Dancing helps employees create a social life outside of work. It also gives an opportunity to make new friends and build deeper friendships. Plus, dancing is a lot of fun!
Be Happier and More Relaxed
Salsa elevates your mood by raising endorphin levels with positive physical contact. This enables the body to heal stress and depression, two major enemies of the immune system.
“Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.” – Confucius
“Dancers are the athletes of God.” – Albert Einstein
Dancing since diapers. I grew up in Puerto Rico where dancing came before walking.
What I teach: salsa, bachata, cha cha, ladies styling
My street cred: 12 years of teaching experience, lead instructor at USF Latin Dance Club
“Why walk when you can dance? ” – Ellen Van Dam
Dancing for social change. I believe dance can break down cultural barriers and unite us.
What I teach: hip hop, jazz, modern, afrocuban, salsa, bachata, cha cha, ladies styling
My street cred: MFA in dance and choreography from Mills College, BA in dance from UMass Boston
“It was really fun learning the basics of salsa!”
“It was so much fun!!! I never dance in my life, but now, I know how to salsa, yeah!!!”
“The salsa/bachata class was very lively, and full of energy!”
“They created such a welcoming environment from the very start, so that even us beginners felt comfortable trying something new.”
Frequently Asked Questions
What dance styles does Office Salsa teach?
We love teaching employees to dance salsa, bachata, cha cha and merengue.
Where does Office Salsa offer dance classes?
We operate throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and are headquartered in SOMA.
Our employees are rhythmically challenged…can they dance?
If you can walk you can dance. Dancing takes practice but anyone can learn to become a great dancer. Office Salsa classes are having fun. But we guarantee employees will learn some sweet dance moves too.
Can we bring you in for a special event like an office party?
Absolutely! As you might guess, we dancers love parties. We can lead a fun class, perform or something else based on your goals for the event.
How often are classes?
We recommend classes held once or twice per week in 1 hour blocks. This gives employees a a recurring class to regularly learn and interact with others.
Can people outside the office join class?
Yes! We welcome friends, family and significant others to join dance class.
What does a normal class look like?
We develop a customized class to fit employees’ needs. Typically classes are 1 hour long and include basic footwork practice followed by partner work. Throughout the hour, we play practice songs so employees can practice their moves.
Do we need an even number of men and women?
No way. Our classes are designed to work magically with any ratio of men and women. We can also teach all-male and all-female groups.