Intermediate Salsa, Bachata & Merengue Dance Class Series April 15 - May 06


Mon Apr 15 2024 at 07:30 pm to 08:30 pm


La Peña Cultural Center | Berkeley, CA

La Peña returns with another round of our popular Intermediate Salsa, Bachata & Merengue dance classes on Mondays in April & May!
About this Event


Following the success of our Beginners Dance Class Series, La Peña is excited to present the second round of our Intermediate Class Series: Mondays 7:30pm - 8:30pm. April 15 - May 06, 2024.

This is a 4-class series designed for beginner to intermediate students to expand their skills of three popular Latin dance styles: Salsa, Bachata and Merengue!

Join us and explore the possibilities of your body and how to communicate with others through dance, rhythm and flavor! Partners are not necessary! This class is taught as "leaders" and "followers" and is inclusive to folks of all genders, non-binary & LGBTQ+. Please see our Community Agreements below.

Classes are taught by Venezuelan dance instructor Juliana Mendonca (she/her). Juliana’s teaching style is not a traditional ballroom style latin dance class. She first teaches her students to connect to their body and to connect to the rhythms before getting to the steps and turns. This foundation will help you loosen up your hips, knees, shoulders and arms to allow each student to get their own authentic feel for each genre and its unique rhythm.

You haven’t taken the Beginners class yet? Are you new to these dance rhythms or have no dance experience at all? Check out our Beginners class HERE!


SERIES SCHEDULE (4 sessions) 04 /15/2024 - 05/06/2024

  • Monday, April 15, 2024, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Monday, April 22, 2024, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Monday, April 29, 2024, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Monday, May 06, 2024, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Series Tuition Cost: $94 for entire series . (Please note: Drop-ins are NOT available, please purchase your registration in advance.)

BONUS PERK! Students get a FREE ticket to an upcoming BAILA! Community Dance Party. Promo code & details will be emailed after first day of class.


Classes are the most fun when everyone feels safe and included! We invite you to participate in creating a community culture in which we support and hold each other accountable for making La Peña a safe and inclusive space that we can all enjoy.

La Peña is committed to making any gathering taking place in our facility a safe space for all, and centering the voices of indigenous, black, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, women, immigrants/migrants. By signing up for this class you consent to the following Community Agreements:

  • Be Present
  • Treat everyone with respect
  • Utilize thoughtful communication
  • Practice active listening
  • Ask for consent
  • Honor everyone’s gender identity and pronouns
  • Take care of yourself and each other
  • Take care of the space.
  • Honor La Peña staff and organizers requests

Registrations are non-refundable. However,

  • If a student misses one class due to COVID-19 or another illness, they may request an additional BAILA! ticket (so they can enjoy the salsa & merengue classes taught at the event).
  • If a student misses 2 or more classes due to illness, please contact us so we can find a solution on a case-by-case basis.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at: [email protected]

La Peña Cultural Center 3105 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705.


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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, United States

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