Salsa-Tropical London provide weekly Salsa Classes, Corporate Events, Salsa Shows, Children’s Parties, Hen Parties, Wedding Dances, Ladies Styling, Private Lessons, Salsa workshops, Teachers Training, Salsa Starter Package, Birthday Parties, Performance Dance Group and Christmas Parties.
Salsa-Tropical is being managed by its Director, Maria Palmieri. Over the past years, we have also grown as a team and are now composed of the most dedicated salsa instructors in London.
Salsa-Tropical aims to continually build a school and hold events that will inspire and teach salsa to both young and the young at hearts.
Maria Palmieri, the Director of Salsatropical Ltd has trained as a professional dancer at Alvin Ailey’s School in New York, and at London Contemporary Dance School, and has a Master in Choreography from the Laban Center London.
She started studying ballet in a dance studio in a professional dance school where she performed shows since 9 years old. At 10 years old she had piano lessons, learning how to read music, which was one of her passions. Acting classes was also part of her training at 12 years old.
Has graduated and has a B. A. in dance from PUC University in Brazil and graduated in a One Year Special Course at The London Contemporary Dance School, The Place from where she gained a scholarship for Alvin Ailey Dance School in New York City.
Culminating in a MA in Movement Dance Studies from Laban Centre, London. Her ballet training was very extensive with emphasis in technique and expression. It taught her discipline and control, but through Jazz she gained sharpness, style and slick qualities. Contemporary dance was her main focus for a while expanding her knowledge in dance through various styles: Martha Graham, Limon, Cunningham, Release, and from there Contact improvisation and Choreography.
She has been teaching dance since 1994, including 3 years teaching at BTEC – Performing Arts, Croydon College, at The City Lit and several other Adult Education in Brazil, New York and London.
In 2015, Salsatropical School was invited to take part on popular TV Program: Strictly Come Dancing on BBC London!
Free events take place on the following dates on Bishops Square:
|Sunday 8th July||12:00 – 16:00|
|Thursday 26th July||18:00 – 20:00|
|Sunday 5th August||12:00 – 16:00|
|Thursday 23rd August||18:00 – 20:00|