Havana People

Havana People
Salsa & Bachata Classes

Cardiff and Wales

Join the Havana People Salsa Family

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

You don’t need to sign up, just join us when you like and learn to dance with Mariano and Rhian of Havana People.

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

What is Cuban Salsa?

Did you know, salsa was born in Cuba!

Salsa was born as a cultural dance in the clubs and streets of Cuba in the 40’s coming from a mix of styles such as Afro-Rumba, Cha Cha Cha and Son – and quickly gained popularity as it spread across Latin America and the world. 

Known for it’s exciting music and high energy movements, it can be danced in couple or solo. The dancers follow the rhythm of the music based on the clave, the weight shifts cause the hips to move, and the ‘leader‘ uses his arms signal and guide the ‘follower‘ to change positions and make different steps (that we learn in class). 

If you don’t have a partner – don’t worry! Social dancing is about dancing with a variety of people or you can stay with your chosen partner. Social dance nights are your chance to practice and have fun with Havana People !

Benefits of dancing Salsa

Mind, Body and Spirit

Salsa dancing is a full body aerobic activity that tones all your muscle groups – and it’s a lot more fun that running on a treadmill. Increase your social circle, meet new people and your guaranteed to feel great!  

At all Havana People classes & events we encourage a safe and fun atmosphere to learn to dance together. People of all backgrounds and age groups can come together to socialise and connect.

Added BONUS – you can travel anywhere in the world and find Latin social dance events and festivals!

  • Confidence building
  • Fun
  • Stress relief
  • Improves fitness
  • Mood enhancing
  • Meet new friends
  • Improves Coordination
  • Posture and strength
  • Exciting hobby
  • Dress up – feel great!

Why choose Havana People

Anyone can learn to dance and change their life!

Salsa and Bachata classes
  • No need to bring a partner
  • Held in fabulous venues around Cardiff/Newport
  • Your choice – Casual clothes or dress up!
  • Shoes with smooth sole are ideal


Monday – Cardiff City Centre Bachata

Tuesday – Newport – Cuban Salsa

Wednesday – Cardiff City Centre – Cuban Salsa

Thursday – Penarth – Cuban Salsa

Please note: For more advanced classes students MUST demonstrate a more advanced level in salsa and bachata classes. Please contact us with any questions or queries about classes or class levels.

Weekly Classes


Please note: 

Due to Covid-19 all classes in person are suspended until further notice as per the advise from the government.

Pre-paid dance classes will be held and resumed when we return.

We hope to be back soon and will be restarting all Beginner courses with new intake, dates available soon.

Events and Social Evenings

Join us for one of our fabulous events or socials in Cardiff and Wales!

Latin Party at Revolucion de Cuba, Cardiff

The Best Latin social dance evening in Cardiff!

  • Latin DJ
  • Awesome drink deals!
  • Salsa and bachata
  • Easy, free nearby parking
  • 11pm – 1am EVERY Wednesday!

Havana Party on the Pier (Penarth)

  • Live Cuban Band
  • Held 3 months apart
  • Tickets Available
  • Biggest social dance party in Wales
  • Student/teacher showcase
  • Latin DJ

Student Showcases /Workshops

  • Havana People offer the chance for their students to perform in showcases in group shows performed at our dance events. These rehearsals and training sessions take place after a group class or in a studio. These shows give the chance to the student to grow as a dancer and learn stage skills.
  • Lady style classes are held monthly or bi-monthly in Cuban Salsa, they aim to improve each attendees dance knowledge and technique in footwork, arms styling and general body movement. These are group classes without a partner.
  • We offer salsa and bachata classes as private lessons for couples or solo for any level, try Booking with us. Directory of Cardiff Dance Classes
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