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Phone: (949) 482-8863     8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pacific Time

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 605, Lake Forest, CA 92609​

Rueda de Casino/Cuban Salsa Classes - Los Angeles

Taking classes with Robert and Laura Cristina from Dame Salsa Cubana will provide you with the skills to dance Rueda de Casino & Casino, and a family of dancers to meetup at local venues!

Join us at our NEW LOCATION Studio Santa Monica (Born to Play Productions Studio) for Rueda De Casino (Cuban Style Salsa) classes. We cover technique and we break down the moves with patience to help you get the best of your dance lessons. We are constantly learning from master instructors in Cuba and abroad to teach and share the authenticity of this beautiful, fun Cuban salsa dance. In June we start teaching every Saturday. We'll have a more structured schedule with Syllabus. We are also adding a bonus offer when you buy a punch card. Read all the details below.




  • 2:00 PM: BEGINNERS LEVEL 4-WEEK SERIES. Students must REGISTER for our 4-Week Series. You will learn the basic Casino/Rueda de Casino moves from our syllabus in just 4 weeks (repeating 4-week series may be necessary depending on your dance progress). Our goal is for you to learn the basic footwork and technique to prepare you for dancing basic Rueda de Casino moves. This will also equip you with the lead/follow skills to dance basic Casino/Cuban Salsa with a dance partner (since many of the basic moves can be danced outside of a Rueda circle). SORRY, NO WALK-INS AFTER THE FIRST CLASS. 

  • Our next beginners' series starts on January 4th.  Click here to register/buy your Beginners 4-week pass

  • 3:00 PM - INTERMEDIATE LEVEL. You will learn intermediate moves from our syllabus - and beyond. Both Leads and Followers should know and execute the following moves (without guessing) to be able to participate in intermediate level class. Our goal is for you to continue learning proper footwork and technique as well as intermediate-advanced Rueda de Casino moves. We also review lead/follow skills that you can apply when dancing Casino with a dance partner outside of the Rueda circle.  



Dile Que No


Enchufe Doble

Adios (La Prima)

Adios con La hermana (Prima con la hermana)

Vacila (Vacilala)

Exhibela (Sacala)




•  $48 for Beginners 4-week series 
•  $12 per 1-hour intermediate class
•  $55 for a 5-class punch card ($5 Savings). 
BONUS: With the purchase of a 5-class punch card, you'll receive 1 free entrance to our monthly CUBAMANIA Cuban dance party at El Floridita ($10 value). And the entrance to our monthly "We Love Cuban Salsa" dance social in Orange County is only $5 with a punch card.  

• If possible, please buy your classes before class to help us avoid the rush and delay at the reception desk.

Click here to buy classes or punch card




Studio Santa Monica (Name on studio says "Born to Play Productions").

2621 Pico Blvd, Unit K, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Born to Play Productions Studio is near behind "Car Nerds" Shop


There is street parking and a few parking spaces in the parking lot where the studio is located. See the map below to locate the studio.

Can't join us in Los Angeles? We teach in Orange County, too! Click here to view class schedule and location in OC



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