What to expect
- Pick up the basics of salsa dancing during a class for beginners
- Work with passionate and patient instructors who are there for your every question
- Learn to dance in a supportive and social dance environment
- Discover a form of dance that's both social and uplifting
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About this Activity
When it comes to iconic Latin dance styles, it's hard to beat salsa. This sensuous, articulate partner dance has a knack for capturing the hearts and minds of both, dancers, and those watching with their jaws on the ground.
This is your chance to get in the swing of things, learning the basic footwork and attitudinal aspects in a friendly, supportive studio environment. In addition to being a great way to meet others and put a smile on your face, salsa dancing is also great exercise, and will leave you feeling on top of the world.
Give it a spin. You might just find you were always meant to hang out with the hip crowd.
|Price||$30.00 per guest|
|Duration / Session||1 hour|
|Rating||36 positive reviews|
Marielena C.Wedding Dance Lessons June 9, 2017
We recently got married and decided to surprise our guests with our first dance and a surprise dance at our wedding celebration. We chose the VIP package and were very pleased with the outcome.
We developed a stronger connection between my husband and I which made it a lot easier for us in the dance floor. Chi is very professional, talented and charismatic. He was very patient with us at all times. He was able to work with us and our busy schedule between work and wedding planing.
Yani was also amazing, she was very patient and made sure we felt comfortable and understood every step in the choreography.
Our guests cheered at all times during our first dance and our bachata. We felt confident and enjoyed it very much! our guests were astonished and applauded at all times.
iDanceAcadamy is strongly recommended, the location is so convenient as it's in the heart of DTLA. Instructors are professional and they truly help you understand the steps.
Thank you Chi and Yani for your amazing work! we will definitely consider iDanceAcademy for our next event.!!
A B.Private Dance Lesson (Hiphop, Club, or Salsa) June 9, 2017
This is a fantastic place in the Downtown LA area to rent studio space for one on one private training. It's a great environment to get focused with your instructor. The space is comfortable and always clean. I continue to go back to iDanceAcademy because Chi takes pride in his business and Danny provides excellent service and follow up. I am so thankful that I met Chi and I'm able to rent space here. Besides my fantastic coach, it's one of the reasons why I continue to make progress--because it facilitates growth.
Nadine A.Club & Social Dancing May 18, 2017
Chi Szeto is an excellent instructor. I have been hired to assist in couching and teaching dance to his clients, and he was extremely professional and fun to work with. He gave equal attention to his four dancers in the studio, and was completely clear with leading steps and clients picked up the club dancing quality quickly due to his patients and guiding attention.
Highly recommend booking a class with Chi!
Taz S.Salsa Dance May 9, 2017
Chi' and Tibor's classes are great. I feel very comfortable in the class even though I have zero experience in dancing. I feel, I'm getting better with each session and no longer feel awkward when I'm dancing. I'd Say anyone who's completely new to dancing or want to improve should come.
Phillip D.Private Dance Lesson (Hiphop, Club, or Salsa) April 10, 2017
As a dance choreographer, I've had an opportunity to rent out his dance studio for multiple classes and video projects. Rates are super reasonable and it works well with private lessons and small scale classes. This space is pretty unique in that it sits on top of an urban loft right in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles so it has a nice hip and modern vibe to it and not the large & intimidating ballet and NY broadway vibe. Has perfectly scaled mirrors, air conditioning unit (that can chill probably the entire building, lol!), and smooth wooden floors. I teach salsa so it's perfect for the followers who wear heels.
The owner and head dance instructor, Chi, has always been very accommodating and responsive when it comes to reserving time and space. I've actually sat in on one of his club dancing classes and he's incredibly knowledgeable about basic movement and getting the ones with even 4 left feet to move confidently on beat. Pretty interesting to see his teaching process so if you're even on the hunt to just learn how to function in a club, his weekly club classes are awesome.
All in all... in a crowded and competitive LA, idanceacademy is a great place for performers looking to rehearse, instructors looking to teach, and the everyday person simply wanting to learn how to dance.
David C.Wedding Dance Lessons February 21, 2017
When we first met Chi, we didn't really know what we wanted. All we knew was that we wanted to look good for our first dance at our wedding on NYE. After that first visit, we were hooked on dancing. We picked our first song which was It Had To Be You from When Harry Met Sally. Chi is so versatile that he choreographed an old song and made it hip and fun to dance to. Two non dancing people really looked forward to our lessons each week. It was like a date night every week with dancing and a nice dinner after. When the time finally came for us to perform at our wedding, we felt like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It was a hit. Thank you Chi. For anyone looking for a dance studio, wanting to learn some dance moves, or just looking for an excuse to have a date night in downtown LA, go visit iDanceAcademy.
Spotlight Arts X.Club & Social Dancing February 8, 2017
Dancehall class with my french homeboy is amazing he is dope and fabulous all at the same time I feel so lucky that I found this class, GO IDA!!!
Kien V.Private Dance Lesson (Hiphop, Club, or Salsa) January 27, 2017
I went from no game James on the dance floor to exuding the confidence to be my most authentic me....and having others love me for it !!! Thank you Chi for bringing out the best in me, not only on the dance floor, but in my life! I owe you!
Nathan S.Private Dance Lesson (Hiphop, Club, or Salsa) January 26, 2017
I've always been a dancer with two left feet. I would struggle to keep the beat and I never really felt like I could move my body properly. I suffered from anxiety on the dance floor; even unable to make contact and allow my partner to feel comfortable.
I found Chi's class on Meetup so I decided to give it a try. Wow! It's been so much fun since I begin studying dance with Chi at the Los Angeles dance studio. It's a great way to relax and let stress from work and life dissipate.
I have only been to about 10 classes and I have already noticed people copying some of the dance moves I learn in Chi's class! Also, I am more confident, my moves are much smoother, and I am progressing to some of the more difficult moves.
I strongly recommend all of Chi's classes for anyone who is interested in improving his or her dance game. I especially appreciate Chi's patience as I am a slow learner when it comes to dancing. Don't wait any longer! Give it a shot
Tim B.Club & Social Dancing November 10, 2016
I signed up for the group lessons for club dancing, and I've enjoyed getting better each time I attend. Chi really works with you to make sure you improve, and he has some great moves.
John I.Private Dance Lesson (Hiphop, Club, or Salsa) October 17, 2016
Took a 1/hr class with Chi last Friday and I really enjoyed his class. His teaching method was very straight forward and very personalized. He goes around the class making sure you understand the principal of the moves. I highly recommend taking a class him.
Si Hyun P.Salsa Dance October 5, 2016
The training is great because when you get one on one time, he gives you a lot of individual advice to critique your moves. There are lots of areas expert advice: from the movement of your hips, hand and legs, to the posture of your head and back. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone that wants to improve as soon as possible.
brittney m.Wedding Dance Lessons August 5, 2016
We worked with Chi to develop a simple but elegant first dance for our wedding. My husband had two left feet and trouble counting the beats, but Chi was able to put the moves together in a way that he could understand and execute. We participated in 4 lessons, and the end result at our wedding turned out fantastic. We could not have been happier. This is especially worth investing in if you are considering to hire a videographer. The dance may last a couple minutes, but the memory will last a lifetime. Thanks Chi!
Mike B.Salsa Dance July 21, 2016
Very fun classes and chi is fun and friendly. I'm glad we tried the first session so we can check it for ourselves and sign up for more. Thanks chi!
You M.Private Dance Lesson (Hiphop, Club, or Salsa) March 17, 2016
Chi is a very talented and professional dancer who has a good ability to assist students to learn. His assistants are talented, attractive, and professionals in dance with the ability to comfortable instruct without being awkward.
The location is located downtown which is convenient to metro transportation and highways.
Pricing is competitive with other teachers and not unreasonable.
If you want to learn dance iDanceAcademy is a great choice.
Jon C.Hip-Hop Choreography August 21, 2015
I recently took Chi's club dancing bootcamp in SF and it was a AWESOME experience. He was a patient teacher and his dance girls were professional as well as encouraging. Like most of the students, I came in as a beginner but by the end of the evening at the club, I was definitely grooving.
Jay M.Hip-Hop Choreography August 7, 2015
I did a private class last Thursday, my issue is I'm not very confident but have decent rhythm. I shared this with Chi, the instructor, and he fully understood! He made me feel so comfortable and proved to me that I could dance my ass off. I am going to continue going to his class for at least 3 months so I could kill it!! Thank you dance instructor!! What a blast!
Raymond W.Salsa Dance July 23, 2015
Have never posted a review before but absolutely compelled to for iDance Academy. Work with Yani for salsa lessons and she's great, super accommodating and a tremendous teacher. Danny that works in the operations is basically at your beck and call, ready to switch around lesson times and dates at a moment's whim. Can't recommend these guys enough. If you're looking to learn how to get your groove on at least give these guys a shot. You will not be disappointed!
Jay T.Salsa Dance June 18, 2015
Loved the place. Very cozy and a good experience for learning salsa. Definitely worth checking out. I will be back for more.
Crystal P.Hip-Hop Choreography April 11, 2015
Took the hip hop class today taught by Chase Lihilihi. The dance piece was super cool and fun to learn! Chase is a wonderful choreographer and really catered to the pace that was comfortable for us to learn. Chi is the main guy that runs the studio. He is very friendly and works with what styles of dances you are interested in. The whole studio offers a great learning environment for anyone first time dancing or experienced or trying to get back into dancing :)
Marko D.Salsa Dance February 20, 2015
I took a private salsa lesson with Yani (apologies if I misspelled her name) and she is great! She was patient and very motivating. I Will be signing up again soon.
Christiam G.Wedding Dance Lessons December 9, 2014
Chi was awesome! Gave me and My date a great class last minute at 10pm. He was fun and understood the difficulties of being a beginner well. He is not as cheap as other dance instructors but the extra money pays off in efficiency.
Z L.Salsa Dance October 2, 2014
My girlfriend and I took a private Salsa lesson from Chi while visiting LA.
He made it so easy to learn how to dance, giving step by step instruction. Super friendly and exciting. Amazing dance instructor, definitely recommend for anyone wanting to learn to dance.
Valeria R.Club & Social Dancing September 24, 2014
Fun fun fun!
Started tonight and I love this class!! Attentive instructor. Real nice guy too.
I'm taking the beginner's class (Wed. 7:30pm-8:30pm)--this class is more focused on someone that has zero experience in dancing (like myself) and would like to dip their toe into it (keep in mind this class plays club type of music).
I recommend him completely.
Cary C.Hip-Hop Choreography September 24, 2014
Thumbs up for Chi. He knows how to break it down to something much easier to understand for those of us who have no idea where to start, haha!
Lawrence T.Hip-Hop Choreography July 26, 2014
I'm already confident with my dancing before I took lessons with Chi. But then Chi pointed out subtle things that I was doing awkwardly. They were really helpful because I feel like a smoother dancer after taking a couple lessons with him. Chi has a really good energy when he dances and he gives me that inspiration to have fun on the dance floor.
Chuck D.Club & Social Dancing July 15, 2014
I took an intro course with instructor Chi and was able to use it at the clubs. He breaks down the moves into basic categories and add some small variation to create the illustration you really know a lot when its just the same moves. I learned about how to move with the beat, stance, hip movement, arms, and waist. Also, he showed us how to engage and move the girl around the floor and how to put the girls arms around your neck and dance very close. Overall I am very satisfied with his teaching and looking forward to learning more. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for some cool moves in the clubs/night life.
Jeff W.Club & Social Dancing July 11, 2014
I've been intimidated by the dance floor my entire life. I think a lot of that has to do with my height -- it's hard for the guy who's 6'4" tall to blend in, so I feel even more self conscious about everyone watching me on the dance floor. When I came across an opportunity to learn how to dance, I decided it was time to face this head on.
Chi is an amazing teacher and I love the way he tailors his lessons to each individual student. He's given me several invaluable tips about how to adjust my dancing based on my height. His instructions are always clear and easy to pick up. I also love the way he teaches several basic concepts and "layers" that can then be combined on the dance floor.
After only a few lessons, my dancing confidence is at an all time high and I can't wait to hit the dance floor to show everyone my moves. I'd highly recommend Chi to anyone who wants to learn or improve their dancing!
Jared S.Hip-Hop Choreography June 25, 2014
I came to IDanceAcademy to learn hip-hop dance and to be confident in my body as an actor. Even though it was mainly for acting and movement, I have achieved my goals and so much more with Chi. I love dance, I encourage everyone to come here! Chi's training has made me so much more confident in work and social settings, and I'm having a blast!
Katrina W.Wedding Dance Lessons April 25, 2014
LEPA Performing Arts company rehearsed at iDance two Sundays ago. It was great. It was an intimate setting. It provided a great opportunity to rehearse our showcase with no interruptions. There's enough room for your performers (15), musicians, dj and your guest, though cozy. Chi was very kind and professional. He gave me the once around (instructions/how to's) and left us to our rehearsal. If you're looking for a quiet private place to get your artwork done (choreography, song, drama), iDance is the perfect place for you. We look forward to returning again soon.
Many blessings Chi!
Raul R.Wedding Dance Lessons April 2, 2014
I've always been afraid to dance whether it be a wedding, party, or club. Whenever I tried I would get anxious and very self conscious about the way I look to people. I felt people would stare at me knowing I wasn't comfortable on the dance floor. I went online to find some dance studios that I can take classes at and found a few. I came across Chi and iDanceAcademy and liked the idea of having private lessons in hip hop and social dance. Upon arriving I told Chi I wanted to have confidence on the dance floor and essentially be comfortable in that type of social setting.
I explained to him that I had went out on a few dates in which I was put in a position to dance and felt awkward about it. I would try and hide behind the girl most of the time just grinding but realized it gets boring after too long.
What I love about Chi is his teaching style. The one on one interaction you get is way more valuable than just watching videos. You get on the spot feedback. I also liked that he would not be afraid to correct me multiple times if the dance still doesn't look or feel right. He is very patient and will look for new ways to help you better understand the technique he is teaching. After one session I walked away in a much better state than when I first walked in.
My 4 sessions with Chi were valuable and I have been able to go to clubs with my friends and dance in a social circle without feeling awkward. In fact, I brought more energy to the dance floor than they did and this was due to the confidence I built at iDanceAcademy.
Tania H.Hip-Hop Choreography January 8, 2014
Class was great. Chi breaks it down step by step so anyone can learn! Very comfortable environment. Must go. I will definitely be back for more. He teaches everything and does private lessons as well.
Robert B.Club & Social Dancing January 4, 2014
I was literally AMAZED with how smooth and ingenious Chi's dance style is. Approaching girls in the club while dancing has changed for me since his classes and his videos. Worth every penny. It's very hard to find info like this elsewhere but Chi is the best at what he does. The best thing I liked about it was that he teaches charisma and confidence at the same time as he teaches dance.
Incredible class. Anyone looking to attract ladies on the dance floor needs to get in touch with this guy. He knows so much.
Tom S.Club & Social Dancing May 28, 2017
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Bo C.Club & Social Dancing March 26, 2015
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Robert G.Club & Social Dancing March 25, 2014
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