Salsa lessons for all levels at Mixed Motion Art!

We’re so excited that you’re interested in Salsa dancing! MMA is committed to making your journey with dance both fun and rewarding. We offer high level Salsa lessons that combine a fun and systematic approach that assure your success! Mixed Motion Art Dance Academy is also proud to be the only dance studio in Chicago who specializes in dancing ‘on2.’ Why is this important? The scene has in Chicago has changed dramatically in the past ten years. The best of the best dancers in Chicago all embrace the ‘on2’ style as their preferred way to dance Salsa and you should too! Check out our classes below for a brief overview of our group lessons or visit our homepage for an overview of all of our great services! We hope to see you soon at MMA!

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Beginner Salsa Bootcamp

This is where it begins! MMA has a strong belief in drilling the fundamentals. The intentional repetition ensures our students retain the information. Time and again, we’ve seen students grow and blossom into great social dancers because they have built up a strong foundation. Our White Belt bootcamp will go over all of the stuff you need to know so that you can take your dancing to the next level.

Closed session – Lock in your spot for our next Salsa Bootcamp and get ready for 8 weeks of fun!

Intermediate Salsa Bootcamp

And on we go! You should now have a sound understand of how the dancing Salsa works. It’s now time to start learning some more intricate movements and partnering! We’ll introduce further footwork patterns, to educate your feet. We will also work on more complex partner combinations that will introduce more advanced concepts. In our Intermediate Salsa Bootcamp, you’ll begin to understand your specific role in the dance. This’ll be fun!

Closed session – Lock in your spot for our next Intermediate Salsa Bootcamp and get ready for 8 weeks of fun!

Intermediate 2 Salsa Bootcamp


You’re getting better! Practicing your Salsa skills is like anything else, you get out of it what you put in. At this point in your dance journey, you know enough to dance a full song as long as you get out there and practice! Since the well goes deep with dancing Salsa, we’re going to challenge you even more and open up possibilites you didn’t know you needed! As usual, we’ll be building off of the previous bootcamp to ensure a seamless, challenging, productive and fun session!

Closed session – Lock in your spot for our next Intermediate 2 Salsa Bootcamp and get ready for 8 weeks of fun!

Mambo Jam (Adv Intermediate)


Sometimes you just want to challenge your mind and we’ve got you covered! In order to have you learn some great material, we offer this intermediate level drop in class to keep you up to date with cool moves to lead and follow. Every week will introduce a new set of open shines and partnering. Our Mambo Jam class is perfect to challenge any advance intermediate level dancer. Make sure you bring your focus and we’ll make sure to bring the fun!

Drop in class – Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m.

MMA Dance Company Class (Adv)

Are you ready to kick some a$$? If you’ve braved through the basics and you’re starting to get everything in Mambo Jam, then there’s one last stop! In our Company Class we leave the slow stuff at the door and get right to business. Spinning? Check. Preps and advanced patterns? Check. Crazy syncopated shines? Check! For the leads, these patterns will keep your partners on their toes and for the ladies, you’ll learn to be ready for anything that comes your way. This is where the REAL fun starts…are you ready?

Drop in Class – Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

Updated August 21st, 2018

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