Learn To Dance Salsa

The Mayambo Beginner Salsa Intensive is a comprehensive, in-person training program for those who want to feel confident on the dance floor…even if you have two left feet!

Our can’t miss beginner crash course on Salsa dancing is starting soon!
Join us on Tuesday, October 4th at 6:30 p.m. for our next session!
Don’t miss Your chance to work with Chicago’s best Salsa masters!

Proven Salsa Dancing System

Proven System For Results - Save Time And Money!

We teach you the EXACT system we use to train our professional company members. We’re confident that the training we provide will help you learn how to dance Salsa efficiently and have a great time in the process.

Video Recaps Of Classes

The Power Of Video - $90 value

People tend to lose upwards of 70% of the things they learn after one week. Not here! We’ll provide detailed video recaps of our course material in the Private Facebook group so you never forget what you’ve learned!

90 minute classes

Four 90 Minute Classes = 6 HOURS!

We’ve discovered that 90 minute classes are a perfect amount of time for students to learn new information and have an opportunity to ask question. Our Beginner Salsa Intensive is the equivalent of six regular classes!
Private Facebook Group

Private Facebook Group - $85 value

Connect with your fellow classmates and have an opportunity to ask questions or get clarification from teachers about the course material that you’re learning in class. Our students love it!

Our students have been showing love for our studio and what we’re teaching!

We love our students and their 5-Star reviews on Google show us that they love us too!

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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my private lessons here! You are getting the bang for your buck and sooooo much more. I’ve taken classes at the MOST popular places in the city and NO ONE, and I mean NO ONE stacks up to the knowledge and understand of the way the body works like Mayambo! This is the best kept secret in the city (well not anymore because I just told you)!


Natasha C.

Former Student
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If your goal is to improve your balance, leading/following skills, or your dancing in general, Mayambo can be an amazing guide and companion on this journey, with an incredible eye and talent for identifying small or big things to improve, which in turn will reflect in your dancing, transforming it into a more enjoyable dancing experience both to you and the partners you dance with.


Marius G.

Former Student
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For me, working with Mayambo is a genuine exchange of the joy of dance. They focuses on getting you seriously prepared for your dance journey, always pushing you to reach for your full potential…You to never take yourself too seriously, and most importantly, they make the whole learning process fun! It’s a pleasure to learn from Mayambo ❤️


Michelle Z.

Former Student

How our Beginner Salsa Intensive can help you learn to dance Salsa


With 6 hours of hands-on training and our detailed video recaps, we’ll guide you through every single step of our proven process for Salsa success. We’ll make sure that you feel comfortable with the information you’re learning in class and will do our best to make you feel confident and clear with the information in class.

You’ll learn everything from the basic timing of Salsa on2 to the core steps needed to establish a solid foundation. We’ll make sure to build you base so you can develop into an amazing Salsa dancer!

By the time you have worked through our course, you will have drastically increased your understanding of how to lead/follow in Salsa, and you’ll also learn the finer details which will help you feel more positive on the dance floor.

With the included video recaps and the private Facebook group, we have you covered from every angle to make things as efficient as possible for you and achieve the results that you deserve!

So if you’re ready to learn Mayambo’s step-by-step process on how to build yourself into a hyper-efficient Salsa dancing machine, here’s how you can sign up for the program today.

You Will Learn

  • How to lead with clarity and use the correct handholds to achieve the desired results in the most effective way.
  • How to follow and resist the urge to ‘back lead’ and gain confidence as you learn your part of the dance in detail.
  • How to properly step on time with effective footwork that will have your lower body on auto-pilot so you can focus on connecting with your partner.
  • How to dance by yourself when a partner breaks free from you to do solo footwork.
  • How to safely dance in a slot to avoid injuries and be an effective social dancer on a crowded floor.
  • And so much more…!
Vanessa Testimonial
We’ve been taking salsa at Mayambo since October 2021. We love it, and Del is an awesome instructor! It’s definitely a challenging class, but it feels like there’s a good amount of individual attention so that we are consistently improving. It’s fun and good vibes all around.


Vanessa Y.

Julian Testimonial
Mayambo is the only place I’d ever take Latin dance classes at period. This team is top notch, their approach holistic, they are the real deal. Dancers from every walk of life from dance all-stars to amateurs like me feel welcome in this warm environment…even with my two left feet I certainly did. If you’re looking for Latin dance this is the spot, look no further. 


Julian C.

Former Student
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Del is very intentional in his instruction – he gives personalized feedback in an effort to see you grow as a dancer. He is the perfect balance of kind and encouraging.


Medina L.

Former Student

Hundreds of Dancers Taught, Consistently and Effectively, 20 Years of Experience – At Your Service!

Del Dominguez - Director of Mayambo

Del Dominguez

Founder/Director of Mayambo

Del here, you might have seen my face pop up on social media with the colorful ads on Facebook and Instagram. I run Chicago’s premiere Salsa dance studio, Mayambo.

I’ve been dancing, teaching and performing Salsa for over 20 years and have won 4 different Salsa championships in the process. I began teaching in 2004 and have been at it ever since, getting better as a dancer and instructor along the way. Now, in 2022, I’ve perfected my method for training people just like you to become confident and effective social dancers.

I’m not some random dancer who has been dancing for 3 years and think they know it all. I’ve personally developed dancers from the ground up into stellar social dancers and performers over the past two decades.

 Now before we go any further, no curriculum can ensure results if the student doesn’t put in the effort. I’ve gotten the process down to a science but it takes time and effort on the part of the student to develop into a seasoned dancer who is always in demand on the dance floor. I believe my Salsa system can help guide you down the right path and effectively teach you how excel as a Salsa dancer.

Reserve Your Spot In Class Now!

Use Coupon Code “NEW20” at checkout to save $20! Offer expires at midnight 9/30.

👇🏼 Sign up to Chicago’s best Salsa curriculum now! 👇🏼

Four 90 minute classes – Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Starting on 10/4/22

😮 All of this for only $20/hour?!? 😮

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🔒Fast and secure checkout

 Just seconds after you complete your order, you’ll receive a confirmation email.
After that, just show up on Tuesday, October 4th at 6:30 p.m. and we’ll see you in class!


Music Bonus

Bonus #1 – $29 value

Mayambo Beginner Salsa Playlist
As a bonus, when you join we’ll share an exclusive playlist of some of our favorite songs that are beginner friendly. Curated by the dancers at Mayambo, this selection of songs will kick start your Salsa library and inspire you to dance!

Yours FREE as a bonus when you join today!

Mayambo Social Bonus

Bonus #2 – $12 value

Free entry to a Mayambo Social
As an added bonus, you’ll gain entry into our next Mambo social. This is the perfect opportunity to work on the skills you’re learning in class. Our monthly events are well known for having an amazing combination of music, social dancing and frequent performances by Mayambo and members of the Latin dance community.

Yours FREE as a bonus when you join today!

Mayambo Gear Bonus

Bonus #3 – 10% off Mayambo Gear

Represent your favorite Latin dance studio!
Once you get the dancing bug, you’ll be inspired to wear some clothing that you can move in and that fits great. Our Mayambo T-shirts (more designs incoming!) and leggings look and feel great and show others where you learned your cool moves!

* Added bonus, wear Mayambo gear to any social (after your free one of course!) and you’ll gain entry for only $10 dollars!  

Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Is The Session?

Each session is 4 weeks in total. We’ve found through countless classes that 4 ninety minute classes provide a perfect amount of time for students to get ample opportunity to review, repeat and refine the fundamentals of dancing Salsa.

What Kind Of Clothing Should I Wear?

We highly recommend you wear clothing that you feel comfortable in when you are actively moving. As for footwear, you should wear shoes that don’t have a sticky bottom and if you wear heels, please make sure they are dance heels that support your feet when you dance to avoid injury. 

What Happens If I Miss A Class?

There is good news! While the obvious best option is to attend the class, as a backup, we provide videos to keep you up to date on the class material so you can practice at home. You’ll receive the material from class and won’t get left behind!

Do I Need To Come With A Partner?

If you and a your friends want to join us, then the more the merrier! Don’t worry though, if you sign up by yourself, rest assured that we will consistently rotate to ensure everyone gets a chance to dance, practice and have fun!

How Is The Parking?

There is free parking on the north side of North Ave as well as on the side streets adjacent to the studio. There is also metered parking directly in front of the studio. You won’t have trouble finding a place to park!

What Covid-19 Protocols are in place?
As announced in mid February, the City of Chicago will no longer require patrons to wear masks or provide proof of vaccination starting on February 28th. We respect everyone’s right to a comfortable and safe environment and support everyone’s individual decision on masking. We want to thank our students for their understanding and patience as we follow the city’s guidelines and stay in compliance with city ordinances.

As always, there will be plenty of hand sanitizer on hand for student use.  We look forward to serving you in a safe and welcoming environment.

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Del once told me that I would give up on me before he gave up on me, and he was right! Del is so patient. I’m not the quickest learner or the best dancer, but he’s very attuned to the strengths and weaknesses of his students…he doesn’t rush his students…and he’s very passionate about Salsa/Mambo. If you’re intimidated by the thought of privates, as I was, don’t be. He puts his students at ease. Every class is energy-filled and fun!

Nancy L.

Current Student
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There are a lot of great dance teachers in Chicago, but for Salsa, Del is the best. Hands down. Whether you are a lead or a follow, he can quickly pinpoint what is holding you back and set you on a path to improve. His lessons are always a blast and the studio community he has engendered is full of supportive, fun, and talented people. Whether you are just starting out or looking to raise your salsa game, Del is your best option.


Jason L.

Current Student
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After dancing salsa for 2 years, I decided to improve and perfect my way of dancing. I noticed the students of the Mayambo studio at various social dancing events, and decided that I wanted to learn from the same instructor who taught them. Del is the best! Very professional and patient and we always have lot of fun in his classes. Anyone who wants to improve their dancing should come here!

Nancy L.

Current Student
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Now It’s Your Turn!

I’d like to invite you one last time to participate in our Beginner Salsa Intensive so you can start building your Salsa skills and add joy and passion to your life.

I’ve made sure this is an easy decision for you to make by offering a proven system for Salsa success at an amazing price that you’ll enjoy.

Thank you so much for checking out this offer today. I can’t wait to see you absolutely crush it with our Beginner Salsa Intensive.

I look forward to dancing with you soon!!

– Del Dominguez

Reserve Your Spot In Class Now!

Use Coupon Code “NEW20” at checkout to save $20! Offer expires at midnight 9/30.

Four 90 minute classes – Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Starting on 10/4/22

😮 All of this for only $20/class?!? 😮

Payment Icons

🔒Fast and secure checkout

 Just seconds after you complete your order, you’ll receive a confirmation email.

After that, just show up on Tuesday, October 4th at 6:30 p.m. and we’ll see you in class!