We learnt to dance as adults and so will you! We are a tribe of random people enjoying learning to dance together! Salsa dancing is great because its a social dance, you do it for fun, not for show. We believe everyone should feel comfortable walking into class, everyone is teachable and everyone can enjoy dancing – and we’re making it a reality – one person at a time!
At Latin Junction nobody is trying to be better than anybody, we're all just here to have fun and enjoy all the benefits of Salsa Dancing such as being social, getting fit, having a healthier mind and enjoying the moment.
We call ourselves a tribe but are the most open tribe you could find. We believe salsa dancing should be accessible for everyone to experience. That's why over the past 7 years we've taught over 5,000 people in Sydney how to dance, and you could be next!
Out Founder Felix Ben, started dancing at the age of 30 and fell in love with the craft. Then in 2012 he started Latin Junction with the simple goal of exposing more people to his passion. So when you walk in our doors, know that we understand exactly where you're at.
From the moment you walk in our doors, you'll be under the guide of our team, from our friendly reception staff, to our founder Felix Ben, the rest of our amazing instructors and of course, other students just like you!
"I can't recommend this place more highly to anyone starting out for the first time or wanting to take their dancing to another level. Felix and his talented team combine passion and a great sense of fun with exceptional teaching, and they never fail to deliver the best salsa experience every time."
"Latin Junction is the best place to start your salsa journey. The people are friendly, the teachers are fantastic, you’ll love every lesson. Plus you’ll get the hang of the social dance scene. Wanna be the salsa dancing emoji? 💃🏻 You totally can"
"Walking into LJ was terrifying for me. I come from a Martial Arts background so Latin Dancing was completely new and foreign. After my first class, I've not been able to stop thinking about going back. Felix and crew are amazing. The time and patience they give to ensure newcomers feel welcome is the perfect rounding to what seems to be an exceptionally high calibre of dancing, dancers, and instructors."
"Extremely inclusive and friendly environment. Instructors take the time to get to know you and see what they can do to improve your experience. Would highly recommend !!"
"I’d never done any kind of dancing before attempting salsa, and tried a few different places before coming to Latin Junction, without feeling any great compulsion to go back and keep learning. The vibe at LJ was different to anywhere else I’d been. It feels very personal, the classes aren’t too big, and there’s no pressure to sign up for standardised 8 week courses. You go at your own pace. (Which for me was slow..)"
"Hi ppls, it is my 1 year anniversary of being at LJ, and to date, one of the best decisions I have ever made. I had been to another dance school prior to joining LJ, however the passion and the inclusive mentality from the instructors, plus no doubt the friendships I have developed along the way, have kept me coming back. A couple of private sessions with the director Felix,has also taught me how to make dancing with me a better experience! Join LJ! U wont regret it!"
We know you cant, that's why you're coming to a class for newbies just like you! No one starts out being able to salsa and we are yet to meet anyone we haven't been able to teach! Sometimes it just takes a little big longer.
Learning to dance as an adult is much like learning to surf, you won't be able to do it straight away, but with practice, moving past the challenges and in time you will be able to do it! You're not going after the biggest wave until a long while later! You're just learning one step one lesson at a time. And there's no sharks!
I know it can be awkward but predominantly it is friendly, and quite a lovely experience, particularly with our tribe. Empathy and kindness is what makes it nice!
I know you can’t, that’s why you’re coming to a class for newbies just like! No one starts out being able to salsa and I am yet to meet anyone i haven’t been able to teach! Sometimes it just takes a little big longer.
not those outfits on TV! Whatever you’re comfortable in! Shoes – come as you to start, then we have some amazing dance shoes available at www.vivazdance.com.au or in store at the Rosebery studio. Come in for a fitting, mens, womens, heels and flats.
Perfect! Most people come to classes on their own or with a friend, whether you come with a partner or not, we work by rotating everyone every 30 seconds or so so you get to dance and meet everyone, many times! Whether it be your partner, your friend or brand new people!