Our Salsa dance classes are designed to get you from where you are, to where you want to go.

Ready to dance SALSA?

Salsa Dancing in Chicago has been going strong for decades. It’s time for you to join in on the fun!

At Mayambo, we pride ourselves in being a dance studio that focuses less on an endless amount of Latin dance styles and more on doing a small set of dances in depth. So if you want to learn Salsa, this is the place to be!

Regardless of your skill level or dance experience, Mayambo has a Salsa dancing class filled with amazing moves and dance techniques for you!

Salsa Dance Classes


ON2 ESSENTAILS is our premiere program and has contributed to the betterment of the level of Salsa Dancing in Chicago!

Each level is a session based class and meets once a week for four straight weeks. Students will experience a stair-step style set of lessons that can take them from total beginner to understanding the essentail elements of Salsa dancing. 

You can begin here and progress gradually as you understand more about the essentials of Salsa dancing.

On2 Essentials – Level I (Beginner)

Your Salsa dancing adventure starts here! A fun introductory class for those who wish to get more comfortable with Salsa dancing. We breaks down the basic steps you need to know to feel confident on the dance floor. Our easy to follow and proven system will help to ensure your Salsa success.

Classes start the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month at 1:00 p.m.

On2 Essentials – Level II
(Adv Beginner/Int)

Our ON2 Essentials level 2 class builds upon our level 1 class and adds more dance concepts and fun! In this class, students will learn more steps, patterns and techniques which will refine their social dance skills. You can expect to understand more about Salsa dancing and feel more confident in your skill.

Class starts the first Tuesday of every month at 8:00 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month at 2:00 p.m.

On2 Essentials – Level III (Intermediate)

It’s time to take your Salsa dancing up to the next level! Our level 3 class will break down fun and challenging dance moves in the three main areas of focus: Foundations, shines and partnerwork. This class is a must for those looking to further refine their social dancing Salsa skills.

Class starts the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m.


Join these fun and challenging dance lessons weekly to increase your Salsa dancing skill and challenge yourself with fresh material weekly!


Join us for this advanced level open shines and partnering class. This 90 minute THROWDOWN will challenge you and keep you hungry for more! We’ll keep you challenged with a variety of dance moves and give you a chance to dance for your chance to win our last person standing Footwork and Partnerwork Battle!


Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
90 minute class


If you’ve mastered all of the concepts from our ON2 ESSENTIALS classes and are ready to learn some cool new partner work patterns, this is the class for you! We’ll teach a fun new pattern which will help you stand out from he crowd. Whether you’re a lead or follow, we’ll help you take your social dance skill to the next level!


Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.
60 minute class


Students of our ON2 ESSENTIALS 3/4 classes, we’ve got something for you! This Intermediate workshop style class will provide you a chance to learn new and fun footwork and partnerwork combinations. If you feel like you’re not quite ready to challenge for the Shine belt on Wednesdays, this is the class for you! Join us!


Saturdays at 2:00 p.m.
90 minute class

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