FREE DANCE CLASSES IN BARCELONA
I guess all of us have different first impressions of the city, and different things that made us fall in love with Barcelona.
In my case it was the feeling you get when you walk around the street and hear music from somewhere – could be Spanish guitar, violin or a Cuban music. Then you turn around and see all the people stop to listen to it and some of them even dancing. I remember once seeing an old couple maybe 60-70 years old, dancing to the music and by the way they moved you would never be able to tell their age. They were lost in the moment, in the music, in the dance.
As someone said once “Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we´re here we should dance”.
I suggest that everyone take these words literally and dance. As you may be new in Barcelona and you still haven’t found which is your preferred dance – Salsa, Tango, Samba, Bachata, Hip-Hop, or maybe you just want to try all of them, we decided to prepare a list of places where you can go and try some free classes.
SALSA: If you always wanted to try some Salsa dancing, Latin Room Cocktail Bar is your place. They have free classes every Tuesday and Wednesday and on Sundays the class is in English. For additional information and updates on days and time check their Facebook page.
The bar is located in the Gothic neighborhood (Carrer d’En Groch 2) – it is a little bit hidden but definitely seems worth the effort.
SAMBA: If you are curious to try some Samba (or Lambada, Axe and Forro) you should go to Samba Brasil. It is located close to Horta metro station on Plaça Santes Creus 20. The free class is on Thursday evening after 23.30, but you need to buy a drink. Have a look at their website for more activities and general information. I don’t know about you, but in my opinion an hour and a half of Samba is much better than the same amount of time at the gym, and the results will be the same!
TANGO and SWING: If you don’t mind dancing under the sky, you should visit Parc Ciutadella in the afternoons. In the warm evenings on the Glorieta (the stage located in the park) you can find many people dancing Tango, Swing and other styles. Especially in the summer the atmosphere is amazing and magical. You feel like you are in fairy-tale.
If you are looking for a school where to practice some dance style we can recommend “Leo Zunda Escuela de baile” from personal experience. It is situated at Carrer de Bailèn, 64 and they have Salsa, Bachata, and Hip Hop classes, including some extra workshops during the weekends. The school offers classes for grown-ups and for kids. Every Sunday there are open classes and every month or every two months they organize free classes, where you can go and try the different dances, before you decide which one is the right one for you.
Shall we dance?