At Tropical Soul we specialise in Street Latin Dancing. From the rhythms and influences of Cuba, Dominican Republic, Latin America, New York, Puerto Rico and many more places!

We focus on a variety of dance styles. We have the SOCIAL LATIN styles such as:  SALSA, BACHATA, MAMBO, KIZOMBA, and ZOUK. In addition to this, we also offer MIXED LATIN CLASSES like Reggaeton, Brazilian Samba, Twerk and Brazilian Funk.

Catch a glimpse of these amazing dance styles here.


These are partner dance styles. Plus shines classes.



SALSA is one of the most popular Latin dance rhythms around the world, with origins from Cuba, as the meeting point of Spanish (European) and African cultures.

It is danced throughout the world and has become a global phenomenon. Salsa is normally a partner dance, and is usually improvised on the dance floor, but it can also be performed with a set choreography for entertainment purposes.

Today’s Salsa dancing is a rich blend of Latin-American and Western influences, and there are many styles of Salsa dancing out there (Cuban, Colombian, Linear On1, Linear On2 or Mambo). Be warned: it is highly addictive!


BACHATA is a partner dance that originated in the Dominican Republic, and is now danced around the world.

The music is romantic and sensual (traditional Bachata is most often bittersweet music) , and has developed along with the dance, from traditional Dominican Bachata to urban and modern Bachata.

Not only Tropical Soul’s team of instructors are well versed in all styles of Bachata, but they are also none other than the pioneers of Bachata Moderna, a modern and exciting style that will make you a favourite on the dance floor!


While KIZOMBA is starting to take the world by storm, it is still an emerging dance style in many countries, so don’t be suprised if you haven’t heard of it yet! Kizomba comes from Africa: the Luso-African countries, mainly Angola and Cape Verde (where it is called Passada = meaning steps or a pattern of sequential steps). The word ‘Kizomba’ is derived as a linguistic expression from the local Angolan slang Kimbundo meaning ‘party’.

Kizomba is a beautiful partner dance often described as African tango, due to its mix of Afro body movement and Tango-esque patterns, and danced to Zouk music. It’s both beautiful and deceivingly technical, and is a joy to learn and dance. Tropical Soul has long been one of the strong ambassadors of Kizomba in Australia, offering continuous Kizomba classes since 2012!


MAMBO was made popular in New York in the 70’s and 80’s by the famous Eddie Torres Sr. Mambo’s break steps are on the counts 2 and 6, giving the dancer a smooth feeling, as if gliding on the dance floor. We highly recommend to start learning Mambo, after becoming comfortable with Salsa dancing!


These are solo dance styles, very active and fit.



Our Brazilian Funk class was created to teach you a combination of the fundamental technique and movements authentic to Brazilian Funk and also being able to put them all together in short and fun combos each week.

In this class you are shown a range of signature booty, hip and body movements as well fundamental Funk footwork. With Funk Carioca (Rio) as the foundation, the class also includes various Funk styles from across Brazil like Brega Funk as one example, so that you can experience the full essence of this style and the all important swag of Brazilian Funk and its culture.

This class will inspire and challenge you with choreography and how to stylise movements that can benefit you for any class or style.

Suitable to all levels. Some experience in dance will be helpful.


The benefits of joining our Reggaeton classes are priceless! You will not only be learning and improving your Reggaeton dance skills, body movement and grooves. You will be dancing to some of the most current Reggaeton tracks and be able to take these moves to the club to show off your new skills! 😉

Our classes consist of both drills and technique (level 1) and combo classes (level 2) so that we can give you the best of this style. Level 1 is all about learning the proper technique and how to execute Reggaeton movements and level 2 gives you the opportunity to put what you’ve learnt into a short combo, like learning a short choreography.

Reggaeton blends Jamaican music influences of reggae and dancehall with those of Latin America, such as bomba and plena, as well as that of hip hop. The music is also combined with rapping (generally) in Spanish.


Learn to dance like the Queens in Brazil! The benefits of joining our Brazilian Samba classes are priceless! You will not only be moving like they do in Carnival, you will also burn lots of calories and stay fit!

In our Samba classes you will learn all the necessary techniques for your Samba basic step including the foundation footwork and hip movements. We will also work on arm placement, body movement, parading and transition steps. These classes will get you on your way to not only getting fit and but maybe even one day performing at Carnival in Rio!


Twerk has taken the dance industry by storm and is the newest and hottest dance craze today!! The basic emphasis of this dance is the forward and back movements of the hips. When you join our classes you learn Twerk technique first, and once you are confident with basic technique & steps we start teaching you different moves in ‘sumo’, ‘standing’ and ‘squat’ positions.

Once you move up to level 2, intermediate Twerk, you will learn many variations of your basics as well as booty shaking, hip, booty and cheek isolations, booty circles, just to name a few.

Join us for this super fun Beginner course, it will get your body moving, your heart pumping and your hips twerking!!


There is no specific dress code for our classes, but we recommend the following:

  • Ladies & gents: Wear casual and comfortable clothing. Active wear is also fine. You can wear work clothes, but keep in mind that some trousers or dresses may restrict your movement.
  • Regarding footwear: ladies can wear flats or heels, as long as they are comfortable to dance in for at least one hour, and also ensuring they have an ankle strap or are well fitted to the feet so they don’t slip out as you dance.
  • Sneakers are not recommended as they have too much grip, making it difficult for you to turn and spin.


Best Beginners Salsa dance classes in Sydney


Perfect for those with no experience

Hundreds of people have taken one of our 6-weeks Beginners course. You'll be dancing in no time!


Unlimited classes for 1 Week

For only $20 (regular price $75), get access to all of our classes for one week. Experience TS, experience the difference!

Tropical Soul Dance Studio

Tropical Soul Dance Studio

Typically replies within an hour

I will be back soon

Tropical Soul Dance Studio
Welcome to TS! Let us know how we can help you in your dancing journey
Start Chat with us



Natalie Charamko
Natalie Charamko

Just left us a 5 star review

I first came to Tropical Soul to further develop my dancing as I had learnt as much as I could for my previous place. I've been taking classes for years at Tropical Soul and I've learnt so much including but limited to; musicality and timing of the music, styling, body movement, new dance styles including zouk and rueda, polishing my fundamentals (they are always reminding us of the importance of fundamentals!), improving my frame and dance posture and the art of performance. My dancing has improved leaps and bounds from all my years going to Tropical Soul. I've had the pleasure to be in multiple choreographies which helped to challenge myself, clean my dance technique, find my own dance style, connect with amazing dancers and perform on stages around Australia! This lead me to gain the confidence to learn and perform two solos of my own. As well as becoming a more confident and better dancer on the social dance floor and on the stage, I had so much fun while doing it!

The best latin dance studio in Sydney. The teachers are outstanding and the vibe is just incredible! I highly recommend it!

A lovely, welcoming school with a desire to foster community. I came as an absolute beginner and I’m a decent level 3 now (still growing, still fun). For those who want to take things further, they run prize-winning choreographed teams.

I met really good instructors there - friendly, chill and passionate about dancing

Friendly and funny people

The staff and fellow students make this place a very fun and friendly community vibe. Shoutout to Sera, her reggaeton classes are super fun, she always has amazing energy and is such a great dance teacher.

I always have the most amazing experience at Tropical Soul Dance Studio! As a beginner dancer, I was nervous about stepping into a studio, but the moment I walked in, I felt like I was transported to a tropical paradise. The studio itself is stunning - the vibrant colours and the sound of upbeat music set the tone for an unforgettable experience. The instructors at Tropical Soul are truly exceptional. They are passionate, knowledgeable, and made me feel comfortable and supported every step of the way. The classes are well-structured, challenging yet fun, and catered to all levels. I loved how they broke down complex moves into manageable steps, allowing me to build confidence and master the techniques. What truly sets Tropical Soul apart is their community. The atmosphere is electric - everyone is so supportive and encouraging, and you can't help but feel like you're part of a big happy family. From the warm welcomes to the post-class Instagram video clips, everyone at Tropical Soul makes you feel seen, heard, and celebrated. The studio offers an impressive range of classes, from Salsa to bachata to reggaetón . Whether you're a seasoned dancer or just looking for a new adventure, there's something for everyone. And with their flexible scheduling options, it's easy to fit a class into even the busiest schedule. I've been dancing at Tropical Soul for a couple of years now, and I can happily say that I enjoy learning to dance with a sense of enjoyment and excitement. More importantly however, I've found a sense of belonging and joy that I hadn't expected. It's not just a dance studio - it's a community that's become my happy place. If you're looking for a dance studio that will challenge you, inspire you, and leave you feeling like you're dancing on sunshine, look no further than Tropical Soul Dance Studio. Trust me, you won't regret it!

We attend Tropical Soul for Music Makers Club on Saturdays. Great venue! As a former Latin dancer I can tell from the venue and staff there is a grata vibe.


Great instructors, great studio! 💚💃🏼

Highly recommend this dance school. All the teachers are excellent (without exception across all styles) and they have created a wonderful community. One of the less common dances they offer is Brazilian Zouk, and it's a jewel!! Jack and Tayler have an incredible way of teaching the essence of the dance, which is more than just body movement but it's about partner connection, freedom, deep relaxation and getting in touch with your natural self. I always leave the classes feeling uplifted and the learning journey feels like an "awakening". Once you try it you'll know what I mean!


Have been going to TS for almost 2 years and absolutely love it! Sera is an amazing instructor and I have improved so much in my skills. Her classes are SO much fun as well and a great outlet for self-expression

Tropical Soul is filled with passionate instructors and amazing humans who genuinely want to share their love of dance. I attended Jack’s zouk classes and was really impressed with how much I learned about body movement as well beautiful philosophies on life. Thanks TS :)

This is the place you want to be to lean zouk Jack and Taylor teach connection next level, it’s been a healing and beautiful journey!

This studio is such a gem 💎!!!! An incredible energy and an absolute safe space where everyone support each other . All the instructors are very welcoming . Those classes are definitely the highlight of my evenings.

I found Tropical Soul Dance Studio when searching for dance classes in Sydney online. My experience coming to these classes has been nothing but fun and uplifting. I’ve always loved to dance with my friends but I’ve never felt brave enough to take formal classes. As someone who just arrived in Australia, I didn’t know anyone here but I really wanted to finally get involved in learning how to dance. Tropical Soul creates a really welcoming environment and the classes are so much fun. Going to dance classes at this studio is truly the highlight of my week. As a busy college student, dancing has been really therapeutic for me. When I’m dancing here, I really feel like I can forget about anything that’s stressing me out and I remember that I am capable of amazing things, like learning something totally new!

Great facilities and worthy workshops. Soo good!

It's such a great dance studio. I enrolled with them for six weeks and I came out of that time being a significantly better dancers l than when I came in. The instructors are fun and attentive and you can tailor the class schedule to your own dance goals. For example, I wanted to get some ground in bachata sensual and it was important for me not only to learn the moves but also to repeat them several times. Tropical Soul changed the way I perceive and interpret bachata musicality on the dance floor and my dancing level is just over the roof!! They also do not "exam" you on your level skills, so you can challenge yourself or level down as you wish.

After taking some intro salsa clases while travelling through Central America, I decided to attend TS Dance to continue my learning; and it was the best decision I could have made. TS dance is a friendly, encouraging environment where I’ve improved my salsa and bachata and also made wonderful friends. The vibe and culture of a studio is everything when choosing a place to learn, which is why I recommend TS.

A fantastic dance studio with fun, friendly and energetic teachers, great range of classes to suit all levels and heaps of social dancing events. I’ve been learning at the school for 7 months and have loved it. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to learn something new, be part of a fun and welcoming community and dance, dance, dance!

Great vibes and amazing team of instructors. Would recommend if you’re interested in learning Latin dancing. Very beginner friendly too 😊

Tropical Soul is the absolute best latin dance studio in Sydney. It is not just a studio with amazing and professional teachers, but it becomes also a family, a community that brings so much joy and fun to everyone's life! In just a few months with TS I feel like I learnt and improved a lot and creared beautiful relationships and connections. At the studio both staff and students are always smiling and super friendly, there's always good vibes and great energy. ❤ Very much recommended.

This is the best studio you can hire in Sydney. Juan is friendly, listening and empathic; the studio has a Fair price. The speakers are the best in this studio; this is my first concern when I hire a studio. In summary, I recommend this studio, and it doesn't matter if you want to teach classes or organise events and parties. Congratulations Tropical Soul

Very friendly and fun place

I have wanted to join a dance class all my life but have been too scared. I got brave a few weeks ago and started classes at Tropical Soul. The teacher, Sera is incredible.. She welcomed me, encourages, and makes it a really fun night. All the other students are very welcoming, too. Thank you, Sera! 💙

Loved this place, Sera was/is amazing. Had a private and will be going back again. Highly recommend.

It's a great place to learn or improve dancing skills. ♥️ Their location is so convenient with plenty of parking spots around the block. Their studio is brand new and fully equipped.

Structured classes, great flooring, well -intentioned, friendly staff and highly useful moves. Location is the only issue but you have to sacrifice location for space and quality. Well done.

Clean, modern studio with great air conditioning. Fabulous friendly dance instructors who know how to move and motivate. Plenty of dancers there at class. Was a great experience. Come join!

The team at Tropical Soul has always driven to give you the best experience of Latin dance and their dance studio is so well setup. I love it.

Great experience, instructors are quite good and they actually dance with you, that feedback is priceless.

My friends and I have been taking private salsa lessons with Kelsi at Tropical Salsa and are now addicted. Can’t speak highly enough about her. Professional, patient, funny and oh so talented. Highlight of our week. Thank you, Kelsi

Amazing school with lots of dance styles and great teachers.

Love this place. Friendly and passionate instructors, so many social events, fabulous studio. Come and join us. You'll never regret :)

Great classes, friendly atmosphere.

Great place to learn Latin dance.

Nice little studio in a good location transport wise. Very friendly dance instructors who explained everything to make it easier. I would recommend it. A great little workout too.

Friendly and fun vibe with experienced, enthusiastic and attentive teachers, definitely a great place to learn or improve in Salsa / Bachata.

I have been going to tropical soul for a year and a half- longer than most things I stick to. I started with one class and now find myself there quite a few nights a week doing different dance styles. The reason is because it is such a great studio – for a large studio it still has a family feel. Classes are fun. All the instructors are excellent, good humoured and encouraging. They always discuss how to dance safely, with dance etiquette, pay attention to detail and work to the level of the class cohort. The school seems to attract a very friendly, inclusive group of people so your sure to enjoy your experience both in classes and socials organised by the school.

Thanks to Kelsi for being our last minute dance instructor for our wedding. Had so much compliment on our first dance. As having no experience in dancing, Kelsi provided easy instructions and explained which move hits the climax of the song.