Havana People

Havana People
Salsa & Bachata Classes

Cardiff and Wales

Join the Havana People Salsa Family and Community

Havana People Salsa Wales offer the classiest dance lessons in Cardiff and Wales, discover a whole new world of Cuban Salsa and Bachata classes and social events. We offer group and private dance classes for all levels and our structured courses give our students confidence to get straight on the dance floor! 


Our Latin dance Classes and Latin Events are all run and taught by Mariano and Rhian, you can check out our packages for classes, event hire and our weekly free social dancing evening in our calendar.

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Private Lessons Online - in Live Time

Why wait for restrictions to finish? Start to learn to dance now from home with lessons online. Instruction and feedback in live time!

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Learn to dance Salsa at home!

E-Learning Beginners Salsa Course

Learn to dance Salsa in 20 minutes!
Go from "ZERO TO SALSA DANCER" - suitable for complete beginners. Pre-recorded lessons so you can learn and practice as many times as you like from home!

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Every Monday and Wednesday
London Time

Join our FREE LIVE Salsa, Bachata and Reggaeton classes on the online platform Zoom.

If you’d like to support Havana People during this time you can contribute with a Donation of your choice. This helps us continue to offer free classes online and keep our business open for dance. Thanks for your support.


Regards Mariano and Rhian

FRIDAY 5th of February 


Zoom Webinar with Mariano and Rhian, topics about tips for Salsa and Bachata dancing, plus you can ask any question that can help you to improve your dancing skills.

Become part of the Havana People Family

Anyone can learn to dance and change their life!

Havana People are the FRESHEST Latin dance company in Cardiff and Wales, with the HOTTEST and most POPULAR Latin Dance Night out in Cardiff!

Mariano & Rhi bring youthful energy and flavour to their classes and shows. Our students learn to dance with technique, confidence and style, and become the best leaders and followers in the country. Our students ENJOY dancing to the FULLEST, and even have the confidence to perform in our student showcases. 

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During the Covid-19 pandemic, Havana People have suspended all classes, social parties and dance events since March 2020 and until further notice.
We are still taking bookings for when classes restart in Cardiff/Newport, you can also purchase gift cards for when classes are back to normal. Alternatively you can start to learn ONLINE at your own pace with us through private lessons and perhaps join the group classes when we restart with CONFIDENCE and flair.

All pre-paid dance classes will be held until classes are resumed, and we hope conditions improve quickly and we will resume classes and events as per usual, dates for new intake of beginners will appear shortly, in the meantime, please SUBSCRIBE to our monthly newsletter to ensure you take advantage of offers and be the first to enroll.

  • Salsa Classes
  • Bachata Classes
  • Private Lessons

Cuban Salsa is trending across the world! Join the craze!


  • Held in fabulous locations around Cardiff, Penarth and Newport.
  • No need to bring a partner.
  • Easy to follow classes
  • Fun and relaxed group class atmosphere!
  • Learn to dance with different partners
  • Classes followed by the BIGGEST regular social dance party in Cardiff - dancing until 1am!


Our Beginner classes are broken into 6-8 week courses that will teach you the foundations of Salsa dancing, and allow you to dance on the dance floor quickly and with confidence, and with any partner!

Havana People are passionate about teaching the strong leading/following skills (the signals that tell your partner what to do), how to dance to the beat and can teach both the leader and follower simple styling techniques that make you feel and look great!

Please note: To attend the advanced classes students MUST demonstrate a high level of dance skills and knowledge in Cuban Salsa so that the class is not slowed down for the other students. If you are not sure of your level please contact us with your query and we'll help you find the right class for you!

Learn to dance the slow and sensual dance of Bachata. 


Classes are held in the centre of Cardiff city in Revolucion de Cuba.


  • Wonderful location in Latin themed atmosphere
  • Fusion classes, including Bachata Sensual, Modern and Dominican
  • Easy to follow classes
  • No need to bring a partner
  • Drop-in classes
  • Bachata social dancing until late


Currently our classes are held in a drop-in format, nor requires you to have a fixed partner.

Higher levels can choose a dance partner if desired, and stay with that partner to ensure ultimate comfortability and familiarity as the bachata movements advance.

Feeling nervous to join a group class? Or perhaps you want to learn at an accelerated rate, or improve to an advanced level?

Private classes enable the student to learn at their own pace, as well as pick up extra information and details to improve and enjoy their dancing on every level.

As a new format due to lockdowns and restrictions, private lessons are now offered ONLINE for your convenience and government guidance.


  • Available for solo dancers, couple or private small group classes
  • Classes offered in Cuban Salsa, Afro-Rumba and all styles of Bachata. 
  • Flexible booking times
  • No partner? A teacher will be provided as your partner to practice with
  • Beginner friendly, all the way up to advanced


Private classes are also there for those who would like to perform, or include choreography for their wedding dance or other event. Teacher training is also available. Please get in contact with us.

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