Welcome to the Family!



At Salsa with Juan, we have created perfectly paced group classes, exclusive special events, fabulous cruises, unique workshops, and monthly socials where you can practice and develop your dance skills.  We encourage development of your social dance life and bring you the WORLD OF SALSA!

Learn REAL SKILLS at Salsa with Juan that take you straight onto the dance floor in the San Francisco Bay or wherever you are in the world!  At Salsa with Juan, we encourage dancing for fun, health, connection to music and most of all people!

The Master Instructor

Juan Gil

Juan is a "master instructor/teacher of teachers" Who was born in Guatemala.  With over 20 years of experience, Juan loves dancing and has introduced thousands of people to the wonderful world of dance and passion known as Salsa. Juan combines his signature humor in his teaching process that creates a fun learning environment!  His greatest joy is to see growth in his students' dancing as well as their confidence in dancing and in life!!

Juan teaches Cha Cha Cha, Bachata and Salsa Rueda.  He previously taught in the Los Angeles Area before coming to the Bay Area in the late 1990's. Juan has taught all over the globe:  Puerto Rico, Hawaii,  Alaska,  and throughout the United States; also He has taught in Europe, the Mediterranean. as well as the Caribbean and South America.

In Addition to teaching, Juan performs, coaches, judges, and creates choreography for special events such as weddings , Quinceaneras, etc. 

Juan is also experienced in event management, event arrangements, DJ, and Master of Ceremonies. He has been involved with many Salsa Congresses as well as Bachata/Salsa festivals. 



There are two Tracks to Learning at Salsa with Juan:

1-Technical Tuesdays - A Syllabus based classes taught in month long progressions.

2-Social Thursdays - Drop In classes that teach basic steps and simple choreography.

Regardless of The Technical Tract or Social tract you choose, You will learn to dance the basics in your first hour!  Every week, we briefly review what we have covered the previous week and learn something NEW!  This repetition will support your learning and enhance your understanding of basic technique and rhythm.  Adding on to your skills with new moves in the remaining weeks of the month will challenge you and help you grow as a dancer. 

As you progress in the levels, you will turn foundational steps into mini-patterns which become the building blocks for longer, more intricate patterns taught in the Keys and Mechanics classes. 

Many students repeat levels previously completed and take the next level at the same time.  At Salsa with Juan we believe everyone can and should dance, whether you take the slow approach or go for full immersion with lots of classes.  Salsa with Juan is the best in the Bay at helping beginner through intermediate dancers find their life dancing! In Addition to Salsa, There are workshops in Bachata, Cha Cha, Cha,  and more!


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