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Salsa Knox Dance Company

Salsa Knox Dance Company is the perfect place to enjoy and learn different forms of dancing, with easy accessibility for customers.

💃🏻🕺🏽Salsa Classes And Parties Knoxville TN

We Provide Salsa & Bachata Classes & Parties, So You Can Meet People & Have Fun Social Dancing (Without Any Partner and Even With 2 Left Feet 🦶🦶)

We are in the business of creating safe and fun dance environments that help people like you meet and connect through Salsa dance lessons and parties so that you can add excitement to your life and find your tribe!

​The Salsa Knox Dance Company provides a welcoming environment for all skill levels, making it easy for everyone to enjoy and learn different forms of dancing.

 Meet People

Have Fun

No Partner Needed


Being BASIC is no fun. Don't be held back.
​You were designed for more.



Make New Friends And
Join The Fun ​With Our Next
Salsa Class Or Salsa Party! 

Meet New People

Ditch the isolation and boring routines when you become part of our Salsa Tribe

Have Fun Learning Salsa

Learn Salsa with our Easy to Follow Step by Step classes that will have you moving and grooving to the best Salsa Music

No Partner/Skills Needed

Impress your friends and family and become the most interesting person in the room with your new Salsa moves






More than 30,000 happy Salsa Dancers

More than 15 years serving the Knoxville Community

More than 300 5-Star Reviews on Google & Facebook


What others are saying about us

- Sarah V Clark

- Azsha White

- Dr. Green

- Adian Cook

- Chinito Catu

- Chris Smith


Our TOP Services

4 Week Salsa Bootcamp For Absolute Beginners

4 Week Salsa Bootcamp For Intermediate

4 Week Salsa Bootcamp For Advanced

💃🏻🕺🏽Salsa Classes And Parties Knoxville TN

We Provide Salsa & Bachata Classes & Parties, So You Can Meet People & Have Fun Social Dancing (Without Any Partner and Even With 2 Left Feet 🦶🦶)

At SalsaKnox Dance Company, we know you are the kind of person who is looking for some healthy fun, excitement, and community.  You love to try new things, love to dance, meet new people, and feel part of something really special.

In order to be that way, you need to find activities where you can meet new people and have some fun.  The problem is that with society today, it’s difficult to meet good-quality, interesting, professional people like you who enjoy health, dance, and fun, and that makes you feel stuck.

We believe that it’s so important to find your tribe.  We understand how it feels to be on the constant lookout for something fun and exciting to do that is also healthy and aligns with your fitness and lifestyle.  WELL LOOK NO FURTHER.  This Salsa Community is what you have been searching to find.

Salsa Knox Dance Company is dedicated to providing a fun and engaging dance experience.

We have helped over 20,000 people in the past 15 years not only learn to Salsa dance with our easy to follow framework but also find their tribe with like-minded people.  Who knows, you might come and leave with some new best friends!

With over 200 5-star Reviews, we continue to put our customers first, and that is why we continue to be the best place to learn, dance, and grow here in Knoxville, TN.

So, here’s how it all works. First, you register today online for your preferred course or class. Next, check your confirmation email after purchase to confirm your start date.  Finally, you meet other people just like you at your level and start adding fun and excitement back into your life.

​So, click the button below today to register for our next 4 4-week salsa Bootcamp For Absolute Beginners (if you are an Absolute Beginner) so you can stop being bored in life and start experiencing the fun and exciting life you deserve.

*If you have Salsa Experience, be sure to check out our more advanced options as well.

Locally and Nationally Recognized For Over 20 Years

Waldo y Jacqui's

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Waldo y Jacqui Solano

Waldo y Jacqui Solano, the dynamic duo behind SalsaKnox Dance Company, are renowned figures in the world of Latin dance, particularly in pioneering Salsa and Bachata Dance in Knoxville, Tennessee as well as LIVE Online Weekly Classes Globally. Their journey in dance and instruction is not just about steps and rhythms; it’s a story of passion, dedication, and transformative experiences.

Their journey began with a shared love for dance and a vision to bring the vibrant energy of Salsa to anybody who can walk, not just for people who already dance. Salsa dance is for anyone with a willing heart, even if you have 2 Left Feet.

The SalsaKnox Dance Company dance studio offers a variety of classes for all levels.

With backgrounds rich in teaching, coaching, choreography, performance, and instruction, they have established a reputation for excellence. Their classes range from beginner to advanced levels in person and online, catering to the diverse needs of their students.

Waldo y Jacqui’s impact extends beyond the dance floor. They have fostered an environment where students not only learn salsa but also build self-esteem, cultural awareness, and a supportive network. They believe that dance is a powerful tool for personal growth and community building.

Their success is a testament to their belief that with passion, patience, and perseverance, anyone can embrace the joy of salsa dancing. They continue to be pioneers of the dance community, inspiring countless individuals to dance their way to a happier, healthier life.

​As founders of the first Salsa dance company in Knoxville, Waldo and Jacqui have dedicated over 20 years to teaching and inspiring more than 20,000 individuals through salsa. Their expertise is not just in teaching dance but in creating a community where individuals find confidence, joy, and a sense of belonging.


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Come Find Your TRIBE With Salsa Knoxville

Does This Sound Like You?

Life can seem mundane, boring, uninteresting, or isolating.  Maybe the routines are making you feel overwhelmed or even a bit less confident?  It’s easy to lose sight of the joy and passion that makes life truly vibrant. At SalsaKnox Dance Company, we understand these challenges intimately.

  • Do you feel like... you've lost confidence in yourself? Maybe you're stuck in a routine that doesn't inspire you, or you're struggling to find a way to express yourself and regain that spark of joy and self-assurance.
  • Does it seem... you're all alone in this journey? Perhaps you're facing these challenges without support, feeling isolated in your quest to find balance and happiness amidst the current chaos.
  • Are you frustrated that... the external environment is constantly dragging you down? In a world that's always in chaos, with stressors like market downturns and societal pressures, it can feel like the odds are stacked against you.
  • And when it comes down to it, do you... feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to find joy and fun? You’re seeking a transformative experience that not only excites you but also reinvigorates your spirit and reconnects you with a community.

If you can connect with the above...then this is for you!

Here At SalsaKnox, we are creating safe and fun dance environments that help people like you meet and connect through Salsa dance lessons, so that you can add excitement to your life and find your tribe!


Waldo y Jacqui's Podcast
Coming Soon...


Welcome to The Waldo y Jacqui Podcast! We're here to talk about dance, health, wellness, relationships, business coaching, self-development secrets, and more. Our goal is to help you live a healthier and happier life without giving up other parts of your lifestyle. In today's busy world, we believe you can have it all - health, dance, and happiness, without compromising other areas of your life. Stay tuned as we dive into these topics and more. Join us on this journey towards a better you!

Episode 1- Waldo's Origin Story
Waldo Solano's journey tells his story from broke to thriving as he discovers not only how to heal himself but also how to build success from the ground up.   Listen To More

Episode 2- Jacqui's Origin Story
Jacqui Solano's journey tells her story from anxiety to leadership as she shares with you how she went from a life of fear to a life of confidence with only three inspiring life rules... Listen To More


All Our Products

4 Week Bachata Bootcamp
For Absolute Beginners

4 Week Intermediate Bachata Bootcamp (Non-Members)

4 Week Advanced Bachata Bootcamp (Non-Members)

Ladies Styling Team

Men's Styling Team

Salsa Partnerwork Team

Bachata Partner Team

Online Salsa Ladies Styling Bootcamp


1. What types of in person large group classes does SalsaKnox offer?
We offer large group classes in Salsa and Bachata, and we have beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.

2. What other types of instruction do you offer?
We offer private lessons, semi-privates (1-4 people), performance classes, ladies styling teams, men's styling teams, online live instruction and online courses.

3. How can I start learning Salsa if I am an absolute beginner?
There are 3 options to start learning Salsa as a Beginner with SalsaKnox Dance Company.

Option 1:
If your main goal is that want to learn how to dance salsa while building community with others and making new friends, an in-person large group class is the way to go by joining: The 4 Week Salsa Bootcamp: For Absolute Beginners. These bootcamps are Mondays at 7 pm at 4028 Papermill Drive, Knoxville, TN, and online registration must happen prior to attending the course.
Option 2:
If your main goal is to learn faster and also meet others on your same journey in a small group setting, Semi-Privates are the way to go. A semi-private consists of 1-4 people on your same beginner level working with a private instructor, so you can learn fast, just like in a 1:1 private lesson. Dates and times are more flexible to suit your needs.
Option 3:
If your main goal is to learn as fast as possible and to get private instruction to help you specifically grow in your needed areas, Private Lessons are the way to go. In a private lesson, you work 1:1 with a certified instructor, and you have the ability and flexibility to choose which styles you would love to learn: Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, Merengue, etc. Dates and times are more flexible to suit your needs. Option 4: If you want to learn or improve but the ideal of a large group class is not for you or you live outside of Knoxville, TN area, you will love our LIVE ONLINE CLASSES or ONLINE COURSES.

4. Do Waldo y Jacqui personally teach the classes?
Yes, Waldo y Jacqui personally teach you in your classes. With over 40 years of experience, this duo loves to teach and give you inspiration on your dancing journey!

5. How does SalsaKnox accommodate different skill levels in classes?
We create different leveled classes to accommodate the different skills of all our students: Salsa Bootcamp For Absolute Beginners, Salsa Intermediate, and Salsa Advanced. We also have Men's Teams, Ladies Teams, and Partner-work Teams for people interested in performing and going to the next level.

6. What should I wear or bring to a salsa class?
Wear comfortable clothing, and shoes without rubber on the bottoms that are fitted to the foot well. We do not recommend tennis shoes or shoes that flip-flop around. We do recommend these comfortable Fuego Dance Sneakers. CLICK HERE to save 10% on your next order. 

7. Do I need a partner?
Not.  Everyone rotates in our classes.

8. How does salsa dancing contribute to personal growth and community building?
The owners of SalsaKnox Dance Company, Waldo y Jacqui Solano are always looking for ways to grow themselves in self-development and all areas of their lives, and we love to take that knowledge to inspire our students to do the same. We have witnessed first-hand how salsa dancing builds confidence and social connections, allowing our students to grow inside and outside of the dance floor.

9. What safety measures and policies are in place at SalsaKnox?
To ensure the safety of our students, we always emphasize proper lead and follow techniques, connections, etc. We promote proper dance etiquette to provide a healthy and safe experience for every student. Click Dance Etiquette to learn how to behave on the dance floor. We also provide many modifications during instruction for people who have issues with feet, knees, hips, or other areas of the body.

10. Who is this for?
Our classes are for anyone wanting to learn or improve how to dance Salsa or Bachata, join a positive community, meet others, and learn how to have fun again!

11. What are the refund policies?
All purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable.

12. What is the best way to contact SalsaKnox Dance Company?
(865) 455-3658

Waldo y Jacqui's (SalsaKnox)

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The Salsa Party at Kerns Food Hall

🎉Salsa Party at KERNS FOOD HALL 🎉
📍LOCATION: 2201 Kerns Rising Way, Knoxville, TN 37920


🔥Waldo y Jacqui from Salsa Knoxville Dance Company

Sip on a variety of craft beers and signature drinks that will keep you refreshed all night long!

📅Friday Schedule

🕘9:00 pm - 9:45 pm Salsa & Bachata Classes by Waldo y Jacqui
🕘9:45 pm - 1:00 am Salsa & Bachata Party
🎧Playing Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, Merengue by DJ Waldo

🎟️ Cover Prices:

💵 $10 at the door or in advance (card OR cash)
Join us for an unforgettable night of Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, Merengue dancing and fun! 💃🕺

Hosted by:

Waldo y Jacqui Solano
Salsa Knoxville Dance Company
​📞 865-455-3658