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!

Join us on Tuesday, February 7th at 6:30 p.m. for our next session!

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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Michaella DeVetterMichaella DeVetter
23:25 07 Dec 22
Mayambo! What to even say about this place? There aren’t enough words allowed.First of all, Del lives & breathes salsa. Dancing here is *not* the same thing as just learning the steps.He will make sure you understand each part of the movements you are making, and why. The history & where they come from. It will make you a better dancer to understand the dance - trust me!That said, Del brings JOY. A perfectionist at his craft, he also just wants everyone to have fun. Mayambo is a space to be free, to make mistakes, to learn and appreciate the process of dancing & movement.Del has endless patience, the best energy, and will take time explain even the tiniest pieces of technique to dancers of all skill levels.He will make you do it again - but it will always be worth it. (Don’t tell him I said that)So, if you want to learn holistically, love & respect dance, your own process, laugh at your gangly self - and become a far better dancer - come to Mayambo y'all! 💜
Rachel WaltersRachel Walters
09:07 29 Nov 22
Highly recommend getting lessons at Mayambo. I took bachata 101 after having a free trial class with Del who was very cool. Sam and Robinson are fun, friendly and knowledgeable. They make dancing fun by showing you the basics while incorporating some variety. Felt more confident attending my first dance social after dancing with them. Great instructors!
julita siegeljulita siegel
16:59 05 Jul 22
I highly recommend Mayambo to anyone who wants to learn salsa on 2! Del is very patient, offers detailed explanation of the steps and salsa beats. His classes are fun, entertaining, and a good challenge! Sign up and give it a try today! You won’t regret it!
Lisa KouroupisLisa Kouroupis
18:47 31 May 22
I love taking dance classes at Mayambo! Del is an extremely knowledgable and talented dancer and instructor. I appreciate his teaching style a lot and am very happy that I'm learning my foundational salsa techniques at Mayambo. Del is also kind, upbeat, and encouraging, and classes are a ton of fun. I will definitely continue to come here for classes and socials!
Vanessa YehVanessa Yeh
19:45 06 Apr 22
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.

Why our Beginner Salsa Intensive is the best way to learn 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 learning how to dance Salsa. 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…!

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 2023, 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.

Dancers from Mayambo are some of the best social dancers in Chicago!

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 in our Salsa curriculum and am always fine tuning our process to ensure our students get the absolute best Salsa dance instruction in Chicago.

Reserve Your Spot In Class Now!

Use Coupon Code “NEW20” at checkout to save $20! Offer expires at midnight 2/5/23.

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

Four 90 minute classes = 6 hours!
Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. – Starting on 2/7/23

😮 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, February 7th 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 masters 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 2022, 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.

Del Dominguez - Mayambo
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 2/5/23.

Four 90 minute classes = 6 hours!
Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. – Starting on 2/7/23

😮 All of this for only $20/hour?!? 😮

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, February 7th at 6:30 p.m. and we’ll see you in class!