Our team of teachers and assistants are here to help you on your dance journey. We love to dance and sharing our passion for dance with others. Our instructors are invited to teach throughout the UK and abroad at different dance festivals, congresses, holidays, and parties. All teachers are available for privates lessons, corporate events and coaching. Any questions please contact Jennifer directly info@salsabachatasocialclub.com.

Jennifer Benavidez is an international dance instructor with 25+ years of experience not only in salsa but in bachata, ballroom, swing, samba, regatton AND wedding first dance choreography.

Jennifer has taught, performed and competed in numerous dance festivals, concerts, TV, film and corporate events.  She won several ‘Top Teacher’ honours and is part of the MamboCity 5Star Congress Production Team and MC’s Amsterdam International Salsa Festival.  She is a regular Guest Presenter at the BodyHoliday in St. Lucia in the Caribbean.

She danced salsa on the Strictly Come Dancing 2016 Launch Show and taught Dr Micheal Mosley on the TV SHOW The Truth About Getting Fit on BBC 1

Many of her students have gone onto perform, compete and teach.  In the UK, she is one of the salsa coaches for Reading University, organises Salsa Bachata Social Club, and taught for years for Red Hat Salsa.

Jennifer believes dance changes lives and anyone can learn to dance… except her husband.. who doesn’t dance… but says she steals his dance moves 😉


Nicolai V. has 30+ years in the Salsa scene. Originally based in Leeds, he was instrumental in developing the salsa community all over the North: from Newcastle to Derby, Liverpool and Hull.

Nicolai not only teaches, he djs and promotes events. He regularly works all over the UK and abroad at different party nights, dance festivals, and dance schools.

Nicolai’s technical expertise, smooth lead and approachable teaching-style has made him a popular, much loved and respected teacher.

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