Beginner dance classes ignite passion for salsa

Participants need not have experience to check out style

Christina Morrison couldn’t make it easier for people wanting to learn how to cut a rug.

No experience and no partner are necessary when students come to her looking to take their first tentative steps in salsa dancing, considered a creative and social workout.

“The people that go tend to be just really great,” said Morrison, instructor and director of Victoria-based Salsa Caliente Dance Company.

“It feels like a family. If you went to a club anywhere else in the world and walked into their beginner class and said, ‘Hey, I dance salsa in Victoria,’ everybody would introduce you to all the people there and make sure you felt at home.”

Beginners are welcome Tuesdays at 6 p.m. or Thursdays at 9 p.m. at Cafe Casablanca, 2524 Bridge St.

A 10-week performance training class for dancers of all abilities begins Wednesday, Sept. 21 at Club Phoenix, 2122A Government St. At the end of the course, there will be auditions for the dance company’s touring performance groups.

For details, please visit, call 250-881-6141 or email

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