About Us In Brief

Dance Classes For All


We have dance lessons to suit you, and our aim is to make you the best dancer you can be. We place great importance on giving you the opportunity to practise to music whenever possible, so that you can get used to the rhythms you will be dancing to before moving to the next level.


Individual Tuition


Fast track private salsa lessons are available for those who would like to learn at a faster pace. If you have never danced salsa before, we can tailor salsa lessons to suit the needs of individuals. We can coach you to do that extra special first dance on your wedding day or any other occasion.


Small Groups


Small groups – fun to teach. We are available daytime or evenings to inspire you and bring the joys of dance to your day. Whether you are a group of friends or family members – come and try something different!


Corporate Events & Team Building


If you are planning a party, a team building event or you want to do something special for your employees, Dance Cubana Salsa Lessons are the people you need for an efficient learning experience or for a really fun day.




We are fully DBS (CRB) compliant, and have a number of regular bookings with schools. When working with schools Dance Cubana always makes the day fun and interesting for the students.


Local Government


We have worked with local government on a number of different projects. We have become the first port of call when something special in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire or Leicestershire is being planned.


The most efficient and effective way to learn is with a smile on your face on a Dance Cubana Structured 8-week course, working to our balanced and well planned syllabus.

See our course start dates here (Discount for new beginners)

Become a Dance Cubana member, get extra benefits


Become a Dance Cubana Salsa Lessons member for only £10 and get extra benefits. One free party a year, discounts on workshops, extra discounts for a second class on the same night and special events.


See our dance timetable.

Dance Timetable


  • Lloyd is undoubtedly one of the best teachers/dancers of authentic Cuban Salsa in the UK. His salsa lessons are hot and spicy, with an emphasis on good technique, timing and musical interpretation. He has a remarkable ability to break down seemingly complex patterns into simple, easy to lead moves. Lloyd is passionate about Cuban salsa and is keen to promote this style in the East Midlands and beyond. If you want to learn salsa quickly (even if you have no dancing experience) or want to take what you have already learned to another level, you will not be disappointed by attending Lloyd's class. Some guys have all the luck - my dream is that one day I will come close to dancing like Lloyd. It is no accident he is widely known as 'Lloyd the Entertainer'. He truly entertains on the dance floor, and he strongly encourages his students to have fun while they are learning!
    Courtney Smith
  • Lloyd and his team of salsa and rueda dancers from Dance Cubana really set our `South American` party on fire. As the event we`d organised was held in a small village community hall, there were quite a few older people who weren`t able to join in with the dancing but really enjoyed the spectacle. Those able to dance had a brilliant time too, learning the moves then being encouraged on to the floor by the rueda team. Everyone asked when we were going to do it again!
    Helen Foster
  • Dance Cubana, thanks for a great Salsa Congress Weekend in Nottingham. I'm sure a huge amount of work was involved, not least of which would be getting the Cuban dancers over to the UK. They were absolutely fantastic, and my highlight was my salsa dance with Alberto Valdez on the 2nd party night I think I just managed to keep my feet! The show was amazing‚ I watched the dancers on YouTube, but to see them in real life was something else. I've just been to a weekend Jazz festival in Brecon where I even managed to try out some new moves as there was dancing to 2 Cuban bands who were playing (Jazz is obviously getting pretty broad now!).
    Tracey Grant (Matlock)
  • If you asked me for one negative it was that I could have had an extra hour in bed Saturday morning as workshops started at 12noon instead of 11am like the original schedule. But never mind we went and had a coffee with friends at Java. We are really looking forward to the next congress you organise. WELL DONE AND CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU FOR SUCH A SUCCESSFUL WEEKEND.
    Bev & Tony
  • Dear Lloyd and the salsa dancers from Dance Cubana who came to our wedding, a big thank you for providing such great entertainment with the stunning demonstration and teaching rueda to every one. Thank you for your patience with those with two left feet, and for getting people who wouldn't normally dance up and enjoying themselves.
    Best Wishes Emma and Martin
  • Well you can put me down for next year... I had a fantastic time! You should both be very proud to have organised such an event & I think we were all very fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend. One MASSIVE thank you to all the Cubans! It was great to meet them, participate in their workshops & watch them dance. I hope they enjoyed their visit too. Thanks for the complementary water at the workshops & party nights... don't know who provided it but was greatly appreciated.
    Regards Jane