Start your salsa and bachata journey and learn the bases in one day
Join us in the new classes starting in September, and learn the bases of bachata and salsa.
Discover the marvellous world of latin dance
We are Raquel and Oscar, Spanish dancers with more than 12 years of experience teaching salsa and bachata both in Spain; and owners of Pasito Dance School in Amsterdam since 2019.
We are analytic dancers, that have been and keep dedicating time to study not just the dance per se, from a biomechanic and communicational point of view, but also teaching and learning techniques to create a senseful methodology.
We always try to create a good balance from technique and joy, being precise in explanations and personally helping each student to improve, but also having a joyful environment, making jokes and trying to become close to people and create a family feeling.
Dancing is our job, but also our passion, and we want to share with everybody. We would love to help you discover the amazing world of latin dance community, that will let you release stress, have wonderful moments, and meet people all around the world and socialize super easily.
Salsa is called like that because its not just a music gender, but a mixture of a lot of them. Its main root is cuban soon, mixed with New York jazz and blues music, starting at the 30s to be born as mambo music, but getting its identity as salsa during the late 60s. It is a dance style that usually has high energy, based both in communication by leading and following between a couple through the hands, to make turn patterns, and solo movements based on body isolation and footwork
Bachata is a music gender born in Dominican Republic around 1962 born mainly as a mix of bolero and cuban son, but also getting highly influenced by merengue. It has 3 main styles that we like to mix while dancing, with different techniques behind, but the main point is that has a lower energy than salsa and is more based on connection, using less momentum and being more based around frame and creating energy through breathing
Both bachata and salsa are based around leading and following
That means, that one rol (traditionally guys) creates the combination and leads to tell what is going to happen, the other rol (traditionally ladies) follows that leading and executes the movements, being the one that “dances” and moves more and having freedom to express but inside the movements that were leaded. Nowadays, is more and more common to lead and follow independently of your gender, and you can see Raquel in every social event dancing as much, if not more, as a leader than following. We tell you that because is not optimal to try to learn both at the same time, since the fundamentals are different and would be super confusing and make the process slower. So, we kindly ask you to decide for one rol before registering, and stick to it at the beginning, so we also can keep a balance after registering for the classes and keep everyone dancing.
Send us your info to save your spot, and we will contact you about any further details or question you may have.
You can also directly write us to firstname.lastname@example.org or whatsapp/call +34617484134 / +34638027233
Shoes from the street are no allowed in the studio: please use socks, clean shoes or dance shoes
After receiving your registration we will send you a payment link to reserve your spot ☺
Contact us through the Form up here, or by phone, so we can put you in the list, and we will send you a payment link for the reservation. We want to keep a balance between leaders and followers, so we can’t accept payments before checking that.
Yes, just make sure to inform us previously to keep a track of the amount of people and mantain a balance
We make introduction workshops from time to time, open to all the public.
Also, if you are unable on those dates, you can join the classes that we will start right after. We will go on from the point where we finish the tryouts. In case you miss more than 2 classes, you can also take a private class to catch up in one hour before joining the group
In case it causes problems with the balance, that would be not possible. If we find another person to get your spot we have no problem for it, but due to those spots being limited, we can’t cancel reservations. What we can do is save your payment as credit for future workshop/classes, so you could attend a different event using it
This is a absolute beginners class, so everyone can join without any previous experience needed. As we like to say, everyone is able to learn regardless of experience or talent; if you can move daily, you can dance
Street shoes are not allowed inside the studio, so make sure to bring either shocks if you are ok dancing only with them, or a clean pair of shoes.
About clothes, anything works as far as you are confortable.