Personally speaking, anything that involves dancing is definitely not my thing, even though secretly I wish it was. That way, when I was visiting Cuba I would’ve even tried to join a night out of dancing, but no, I passed on even that cultural experience! Saying that, this post is for those who are abhorred that I wouldn’t even try two steps of salsa in Cuba. So here you guys go, if you love to dance salsa (or just want to give it a whirl) and live in Amman, here are the places where you can get your fancy footwork on like Don Juan.
Trader Vic’s is a restaurant inside the Regency Hotel. Every day of the week (except Sunday) their resident Cuban band plays Latin music to salsa, tango, cha cha cha or mambo to.
Where: Regency Hotel (Shmeisani)
When: Friday night is popular for salsa students, but they’re open daily (except Sunday).
More details: facebook.com/tradervicsamman/
Pulse Dance School
Founded in 2003, Salsarabia Jordan was one of the first schools dedicated to salsa established in Jordan. In 2008, Pulse Dance School came into being, taking over Salsarabia Jordan, and expanding to include Tango, Hip hop, Meringue, Reggaeton, Bachatta, Cha-cha-cha, Zumba and oriental dance.
Where: Alal Fasi Street, near Zalatimo, Building no. 12 (Shmeisani)
When: Salsa classes on Sundays and Tuesdays
Price: 70 JD/month
More details: facebook.com/pulsejordan/
Tempo Dance Academy
Tempo Dance Academy is the first and largest dance academy in Jordan and is an authorized member in the International Dance Organization IDO. It opened its doors in July 2006 to provide high quality training to people of all ages. Their dance programs offer a wide range of classes, for children aged three to adult.
Where: 5th Circle, next to Whispers Restaurant
When: Salsa classes for beginners three times a week – Saturday and Tuesday from 8-9 pm and Friday from 7-8 pm
Price: 87 JD/month
More details: facebook.com/pg/tempodanceacademy/
Roberto Dance Academy
Roberto Dance Academy was founded in 2009 by Roberto Massis, who has been dancing since 1986. The academy is a place where you can have fun, meet new people, feel comfortable while being provided with the most professional dance training in Jordan at all levels of dance, from beginner to Master, for all ages starting from 3 years old.
Where: 7th circle, 14 Ibn Al Fata Street, 1st floor, beneath Arab Bank, behind Safeway
- Classes every Sunday & Wednesday
- 7 pm Salsa Beginner and Improver
- 8 pm Salsa Intermediate and Advanced
- Salsa Parties every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 7 pm
More details: facebook.com/RobertoDanceAcademyOfficial/