Four fun Salsa shines await you starting April 3rd! All genders welcome.

  • 1

    Before We Start...

    • Welcome to Salsa Shine Patterns for April 2021!

    • Weekly Live Practice on Google Meet

  • 2

    Let's Dance!

    • APR 3 - "Spread Your Wings"

    • APR 10 - "Playful Arms"

    • APR 17 - "Clave Groove"

    • APR 24 - "Express Yourself"

  • 3

    Before You Go...

    • You Did It!



Ana Gherasim


Ana is the owner and founder of Azucar, as well as our definitive proof that anyone can learn to dance. Discouraged from pursuing dance from a young age, she grew up convinced that she had two left feet. She (slowly) took up salsa in 2008, fell in love with social dancing, and never looked back. She loves deepening her salsa and bachata skills in equal measure, as well as exploring new dance styles. A lifelong learner and educator, Ana is passionate about the pedagogy of dance and is always looking for ways to tweak and improve her own teaching as well as Azucar’s teaching style and philosophy.


Just like you, we've taken lots of dance classes over the years. With our online courses we took the best bits of what we learned, plus the features we wished we had when we were learning, and added what we heard was important to our students. The result is a fun and challenging course with lots of support and resources to help you get your dancing in top shape!

  • Detailed follow-along video lessons break down moves, linking elements and styling.

  • We're here to answer your questions through interactive discussions on each video lesson.

  • Boost your connection to the music with our song recommendations and musicality tips.

  • Join a supportive community of dancers who encourage and inspire each other to grow!