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No Experience or Partner Required

We, Waldo y Jacqui Solano, are social media influencers and owners of Salsaknox Dance Company.  We pioneered the first Salsa and Bachata dance school in Knoxville, TN over 15 years ago. We have trained over 20K people, have over 500K followers on social media, and our mission is to inspire all people to gain confidence through dance, so that they can go out into their worlds and achieve their dreams! 

At SalsaKnox we specialize in classes of Salsa and Bachata for beginner, intermediate, and advanced.  Whether you are looking to join a large group class, take private lessons, join a team to perform, learn ladies or Mens Styling, find a career as an instructor, or more, we have you covered.  See our schedule here.

Our teaching methodology is so successful because we combine the science of teaching easy to follow steps (tested with thousands of students to help you learn fast) with art of musicality, body movement, and rhythm. We have never had a student to date tell us that our teaching methods didn't work for them, so we challenge you to come find out what makes our frameworks the best fit for you! Be sure to also check out our reviews! 

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MORE ABOUT US

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. 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 Knoxville. With backgrounds rich in choreography, performance, and instruction, they have established a reputation for excellence. Their classes range from beginner to advanced levels, 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 15 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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Does This Sound Like You?

Life can be overwhelming, especially when you're juggling work, personal commitments, and the never-ending to-do list. 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 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 relaxation? You're seeking a transformative experience that not only relieves stress 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're more than just a dance company; we're a sanctuary where you can rediscover your confidence, find support in a like-minded community, and dance away the stresses of the external world. Let us help you find your rhythm again.

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Waldo y Jacqui's Podcast
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Episodes

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!

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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

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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

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AMAZING PRODUCT #1

***Next Cycle Begins on JANUARY 8th, 2024 at 7:00pm at 4028 Papermill Drive, Suite 16, Knoxville, TN 37909***

Discover the rhythm and passion of Salsa Dance with our Ultimate Salsa Mastery 4 Week Salsa Bootcamp crafted by the experienced and enthusiastic duo, Waldo y Jacqui.  

This course isn't just about learning steps; it's a journey into the heart of salsa culture, taught by instructors who have transformed the lives of over 20,000 people in Knoxville, Tennessee.

This course is for ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS and offers a comprehensive, fun, and engaging approach to salsa dancing.  NO EXPERIENCE OR PARTNER IS NEEDED.

Classes are at: 4028 Papermill Dr NW #16, Knoxville, TN 37909

In this BOOTCAMP, you will learn:

  • ​Week 1. Fundamental Salsa Steps and Techniques, so you can confidently hit the dance floor and enjoy every beat of the music.
    You'll learn the basic steps of Salsa, such as the Forward and Backward Basic, Side Basic, and Cross Body Lead.
  • Week 2. Proper Posture and Partner Connection, No more awkward moments on the dance floor! During the BootCamp, you'll also be taught proper posture and maintaining a strong connection with your partner. This is important for smooth and coordinated movements.
  • ​Week 3. Basic Turn Patterns, spice up your dance routine with some fun turn patterns! You'll learn to execute basic turns, including the Inside Turn, Outside Turn, Hammerlock, and Cuddle. These will add flair and excitement to your dancing.
  • Week 4. Musicality and Timing, Dancing is all about feeling the music, and during the Bootcamp, you'll learn how to match your steps with the rhythm of the music. You'll also be introduced to different styles of Salsa music so that you can adapt your dancing accordingly.
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AMAZING PRODUCT #2

4 Week Bachata Bootcamp
For Absolute Beginners

***The Next Cycle Begins on JANUARY 8th, 2024 at 7:45pm at 4028 Papermill Drive, Suite 16, Knoxville, TN 37909***

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Bachata with the 4-week, Bachata Bootcamp, exclusively designed by Waldo y Jacqui Solano of SalsaKnox Dance Company.

This program is your gateway to mastering authentic Bachata - a dance from the Dominican Republic that embodies emotion, rhythm, body movement and connection. Perfect for anyone seeking to explore a new culture, express themselves through dance, or simply enjoy the social aspects of dancing, this course promises a comprehensive, enjoyable, and transformative experience. NO EXPERIENCE OR PARTNER IS NEEDED.

Classes are at: 4028 Papermill Dr NW #16, Knoxville, TN 37909

Inside this BOOTCAMP, you will discover:

  • Week 1. Basic Bachata Steps, Get a feel of the music and learn the essential Bachata steps. You'll be introduced to the basic footwork, side-to-side steps, and forward-and-backward steps. These fundamental steps will serve as the foundation for all future patterns.
  • Week 2. Body Movement and Isolation Techniques, Bachata is all about body movement, and in this Bootcamp, you'll learn how to isolate and control your body movements. You'll also be introduced to the importance of connection and creating a dynamic dance with your partner.
  • ​Week 3: Partner Work, put those basic steps into action with some fun partner work! You'll learn simple yet exciting patterns such as the Cuddle, Sweetheart, and Traveling Turn. These will help you develop your leading or following skills.
  • Week 4: Musicality and Timing, learn to dance in sync with the music, as we dive into the different rhythms and styles of Bachata. You'll also learn how to express emotion through your movements, enhancing the overall experience of dancing Bachata.
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AMAZING PRODUCT #3

4 Week Salsa Ladies Styling Bootcamp (For Non-Members with Basic Steps Experience Only)

Step into the vibrant world of salsa with the Salsa Ladies Styling Mastery Program, crafted with passion by Jacqui Solano of SalsaKnox Dance Company. Over the past 15 years, she have guided thousdands of ladies in Knoxville, TN and around the world through the art of ladies styling.

This program is more than just dance lessons; it's a transformative experience that combines fitness, body awareness, "what to do with my arms" techniques, fun, and cultural immersion. It's perfect for women who want to express themselves through dance, improve their physical health, and join a vibrant community. 

***Classes are at: 4028 Papermill Dr NW #16, Knoxville, TN 37909 Sundays at 7pm

***Disclaimer: To join this bootcamp, students must have knowledge of basic step, cross body lead, right turn, and left turns in Salsa and Bachata***

Inside, we'll show you:

  • Week 1: Basic Salsa Footwork and Body Movement, Start your journey with the fundamentals of salsa footwork and body movement. You'll learn how to move your hips, shoulders, and arms in sync with the music, creating a dynamic and eye-catching dance.
  • Week 2: Authentic Styling Techniques, Discover the beauty of authentic salsa styling. You'll learn how to add flair and elegance to your dancing with techniques such as body rolls, arm styling, and hair whips. These will elevate your dancing to the next level.
  • Week 3: Styling Combinations, Put everything you've learned into practice with some fun combinations that can be used for shines or inside partner-work! Explore different ways to incorporate your styling into your partner's dancing, creating a visually stunning and engaging experience.
  • Week 4: Confidence and Stage Presence, It's time to shine on the dance floor! In this final week, you'll learn how to exude confidence and stage presence while dancing. You'll also learn tips for overcoming any fears or insecurities that may hold you back from

Join us for the 4-week Bootcamp and let's unleash your inner dancer! Come salsa with us and join our vibrant community of dancers. See you soon!

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AMAZING PRODUCT #4

4 Week Intermediate Salsa Bootcamp (For Non-Members Only)

The Intermediate Salsa Dance Bootcamp, crafted by the experienced duo Waldo y Jacqui Solano at SalsaKnox Dance Company, is an exhilarating journey into the heart of salsa. This course is a unique blend of cultural richness, technical skill, and passionate instruction. It's ideal for those who have grasped the basics of salsa and are ready to elevate their dancing to a new level.

This bootcamp is more than just a dance class; it's an immersive experience where you will deepen your understanding of salsa, enhance your skills, and join a community of like-minded dancers. NO PARTNER IS NEEDED.

Classes are at: 400 N Winston Rd, Knoxville, TN 37909
Tuesdays at 7:15pm

***Disclaimer: To join this bootcamp, students must have knowledge of basic step, cross body lead, right turn, and left turns in Salsa***


Inside, we'll show you:

  • Week 1: Intermediate Footwork and Body Movement. Step up your footwork game with intermediate techniques and body movement! You'll learn how to incorporate intricate footwork patterns into your dancing, adding flavor and complexity to your movements.
  • Week 2: Partner Work Patterns and Styling. Take your partner work to the next level with more challenging patterns and styling techniques. You'll learn how to incorporate body rolls, arm styling, and other advanced moves into your dancing.
  • Week 3: Musicality and Flow. It's not just about the steps; it's about dancing with emotion and connection to the music. In this week, you'll deepen your understanding of salsa rhythms and learn how to flow seamlessly with the music.
  • Week 4: Add Style and Improvisation. Show off your skills on the dance floor! In this final week, you'll learn how to confidently improvise and add flare in social dancing situations. You'll also get tips for overcoming nerves while in the social dance scene.  Join us for an unforgettable 4-week journey through the world of salsa. No partner or experience is necessary, just a passion for dancing and a desire to improve.

We can't wait to dance with you! So don't miss out on this opportunity and join our vibrant community today! See you soon on the dance floor! Let's salsa together at SalsaKnox Dance Company. So come and join us, where we guarantee you'll have a blast and learn something new every step of the way. See you soon!

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AMAZING PRODUCT #5

4 Week Intermediate Bachata Bootcamp (For Non-Members Only)

The Intermediate Bachata Bootcamp, meticulously crafted by Waldo y Jacqui Solano at SalsaKnox Dance Company, is a journey into the heart of Dominican culture.

This course is designed for dancers who already have a foundation in Bachata and are looking to elevate their skills. It's an exceptional opportunity to learn from two of the most passionate and experienced instructors in the field. This bootcamp is more than just a dance class; it's a gateway to mastering a dance form that is celebrated worldwide for its romantic rhythms and captivating movements.  NO PARTNER IS NEEDED.

Classes are at: 400 N Winston Rd, Knoxville, TN 37909
Tuesdays at 8pm


***Disclaimer: To join this bootcamp, students must have knowledge of Basic Bachata Step, Box Step, Left Turn, Right Turn, Front Cross, Back Cross, triple steps, cha cha cha steps***

Inside, we'll show you:

  • Week 1: Intermediate Bachata Footwork and Body Movement. Take your Bachata footwork to the next level with advanced techniques and body movement! You'll learn how to incorporate intricate footwork patterns into your dancing, enhancing the overall experience of dancing Bachata.
  • Week 2: Authentic Dominican Styling Techniques. Discover the essence of Dominican Bachata with authentic styling techniques. You'll learn how to add grace and sensuality to your dancing with techniques such as hip isolations, body rolls, and arm styling.
  • Week 3: Partner Work and Connection. Explore the dynamics of partner work in Bachata and deepen your connection on the dance floor. You'll learn how to communicate effectively with your partner through body language, creating a smooth and effortless dance experience.
  • Week 4: Musicality and Improvisation. It's not just about the steps; it's about dancing with emotion and connection to the music. In this final week, you'll learn how to interpret Bachata music and improvise on the dance floor. You'll also gain tips and techniques for incorporating your own personal style into the dance.

Join us for this 4-week adventure and let's take your Bachata dancing to new heights! No partner or experience is necessary, just a love for the dance and a desire to learn. We can't wait to share our passion with you and help you become the best dancer you can be!

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AMAZING PRODUCT #6

4 Week Advanced Salsa Bootcamp (For Non-Members Only)

The Advanced Salsa Dance Bootcamp, crafted by the experienced and passionate Waldo y Jacqui Solano at SalsaKnox Dance Company, is an immersive experience designed for those who wish to take their salsa dancing skills to the highest level.

This bootcamp is amazing because it offers an in-depth exploration of advanced salsa techniques, guided by instructors with years of professional experience and a deep love for Latin dance.

It's essential for dancers who want to refine their skills, learn intricate patterns, and develop a more profound connection with dance and music. Participants will not only enhance their technical abilities but also immerse themselves in the cultural essence of salsa. NO PARTNER IS NEEDED.

Classes are at: 4028 Papermill Dr NW #16, Knoxville, TN 37909
Wednesdays at 7pm

***Disclaimer: To join this bootcamp, students must have knowledge of basic steps, cross body lead, right turn, and left turns, 360, butterfly combo, setenta combo, double turn, copa***

Inside, we'll show you:

  • Week 1: Advanced Partner Work and Connection. Take your partner work to the next level with more intricate patterns, advanced techniques, and a deeper connection. You'll learn how to communicate effectively with your partner through body language and musicality, creating a seamless and passionate dance experience.
  • Week 2: Advanced Footwork Techniques and Styling. Elevate your footwork and overall dancing with advanced techniques and styling. You'll learn how to incorporate more complex footwork patterns, add flavor and style through body movements, and create a powerful presence on the dance floor.
  • Week 3: Musicality and Improvisation in Salsa. It's not just about the steps; it's about dancing with emotion and connection to the music. In this week, you'll deepen your understanding of salsa rhythms and learn how to improvise confidently on the dance floor. You'll also discover ways to add personal touches and creativity to your dancing.
  • Week 4: Improve Techniques and Confidence Building. Get ready to shine on the dance floor! In this final week, you'll learn how to confidently showcase your skills in the social dance scene. You'll also gain tips for overcoming shyness and using dance etiquette to build self-confidence as a dancer.

Join us for this 4-week journey and let's take your salsa dancing to the next level! No partner or experience is necessary, just a passion for dance and a desire to improve.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to learn from the best and become the best dancer you can be. See you on the dance floor at SalsaKnox Dance Company! So what are you waiting for? Join us now! Let's salsa together!

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AMAZING PRODUCT #7

4 Week Advanced Bachata Bootcamp (For Non-Members Only)

Advanced Bachata Bootcamp at SalsaKnox Dance Company is the epitome of high-level dance instruction, combining the rich cultural heritage of Bachata with modern techniques and styles. Led by the esteemed Waldo y Jacqui Solano, these classes are a gateway to mastering this passionate dance form.

The classes are amazing because they offer not just dance lessons, but a comprehensive understanding of Bachata's rhythms, movements, and emotional expressions. These classes are essential for anyone looking to dive deeper into the art of Bachata, enhancing their skills for personal enjoyment, social dancing, or even professional performance. NO PARTNER NEEDED.

Classes are at: 4028 Papermill Dr NW #16, Knoxville, TN 37909
Wednesdays at 7:45pm


***Disclaimer: To join this bootcamp, students must have knowledge of basic steps, cross body lead, right turn, and left turns, double turn, triple step, cha cha cha step, dips, and shadow positions in Bachata***

Inside, we'll show you:

  • Week 1: Advanced Bachata Footwork and Body Movement. Take your Bachata footwork to the next level with advanced techniques and body movement! You'll learn how to incorporate intricate footwork patterns into your dancing, enhancing the overall experience of dancing Bachata.
  • Week 2: Authentic Dominican Styling Techniques. Discover the essence of Dominican Bachata with authentic styling techniques. You'll learn how to add grace and sensuality to your dancing with techniques such as hip isolations, body rolls, and arm styling.
  • Week 3: Partner Work and Connection. Explore the dynamics of partner work in Bachata and deepen your connection on the dance floor. You'll learn how to communicate effectively with your partner through body language, creating a smooth and effortless dance experience.
  • Week 4: Musicality and Improvisation. It's not just about the steps; it's about dancing with emotion and connection to the music. In this final week, you'll learn how to interpret Bachata music and improvise on the dance floor. You'll also gain tips and techniques for incorporating your own personal style into the dance.

Join us for this 4-week adventure and let's take your Bachata dancing to new heights! No partner or experience is necessary, just a love for the dance and a desire to learn. We can't wait to share our passion with you and help you become the best dancer you can be!

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AMAZING PRODUCT #8

Semi Private Lessons

Semi Private Lessons at SalsaKnox Dance Company, led by Waldo y Jacqui Solano, offer a unique and personalized dance learning experience. These lessons are extraordinary because they combine the personalized attention of private lessons with the dynamic atmosphere of group classes. Classes can have between 1-4 people.

They are essential for dancers who seek to refine their skills in a more focused setting while still benefiting from the energy and interaction with a small group of fellow dance enthusiasts. Participants will discover a deeper understanding of Salsa and Bachata dance techniques, musicality, and styling.

Inside, we'll show you:

  • Personalized Technique Improvement: Receive tailored guidance and feedback on your dance technique, allowing you to fine-tune your movements and enhance your overall dance proficiency.
  • Enhanced Musicality and Rhythm: Develop a deeper understanding of the music, learning to connect your movements more effectively with the rhythms and nuances of Salsa and Bachata.
  • Confidence and Performance Skills: Build confidence in your dancing abilities and learn how to express yourself more freely and artistically on the dance floor.

Semi Private Lessons are an ideal choice for those looking to elevate their dance skills in an intimate, yet collaborative learning environment, under the guidance of experienced and passionate instructors, Waldo y Jacqui Solano.

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Private Lessons

Private Lessons at SalsaKnox Dance Company, under the expert guidance of Waldo y Jacqui Solano, are an incredible opportunity to dive deep into the world of Latin dance 1:1 with a certified instructor.

These lessons are amazing because they offer personalized, one-on-one instruction tailored to your specific needs and goals. Whether you are a beginner wanting to learn the basics or an experienced dancer aiming to refine your technique, Private Lessons provide the focused attention and customized guidance necessary for significant improvement. This individualized approach accelerates learning, ensuring you get the most out of each session.

Inside, we'll show you:

  • Tailored Skill Development: Benefit from a customized learning plan that focuses on your unique strengths and areas for improvement, enabling rapid progress in your dancing skills.
  • Enhanced Dance Technique and Style: Gain in-depth knowledge of dance techniques, styling, and expressions, helping you become a more versatile and expressive dancer.
  • Boosted Confidence and Performance Ability: Develop the confidence to perform with grace and poise, whether on a social dance floor or a professional setting, by mastering the intricacies of Salsa and Bachata.

Private Lessons at SalsaKnox Dance Company are an ideal way to fast-track your learning and enjoy a transformative dance experience under the mentorship of seasoned instructors like Waldo y Jacqui Solano.

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AMAZING PRODUCT #10

Ladies Styling Team

The "Ladies Styling Team" at SalsaKnox Dance Company, led by the talented Jacqui Solano, is a unique and empowering team designed specifically for women with Salsa experience.

This team is amazing because it not only teaches the technical aspects of Salsa and Bachata dance but also focuses on styling, grace, and expression unique to female dancers.

It's a perfect choice for women who want to refine their dance skills, add elegance to their movements, and gain confidence both on and off the dance floor.

Participants will discover the joy of dance in a supportive, female-centric environment, enhancing their skills in a way that celebrates femininity and strength. 

Inside, we'll show you:

  • Elegant Dance Styling and Choreographed Routine: Master the art of styling specific to ladies' Salsa and Bachata, enabling you to add flair and grace to your dance moves.  You will learn challenging choreographies to perform as a team with Jacqui! 
  • Improved Technique and Posture: Focus on posture, footwork, and body movements, leading to a more polished and professional dance appearance.
  • Increased Confidence and Self-Expression: Develop confidence in your dance ability and self-expression, empowering you to dance with poise and self-assurance in any setting.

The "Ladies Styling Team" is an excellent opportunity for women to delve deeper into the nuances of Latin dance, under the expert guidance of Jacqui Solano, and become a part of a vibrant community of dancers.

Try Outs Mandatory.  There will also be opportunities to perform if desired. Join Waitlist below to receive more information. 

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AMAZING PRODUCT #11

Men's Styling Team

The "Men's Styling Team" at SalsaKnox Dance Company, crafted by the renowned Waldo Solano, is a specialized team designed for men who want to excel in Salsa and Bachata dancing.

This course is remarkable because it focuses not just on basic dance steps but on the unique styling, presence, and confidence needed for male dancers. It's essential for men looking to refine their dance skills, enhance their stage presence, and achieve a deeper understanding of the dance form.

Participants will learn from experienced instructors, gaining insights that go beyond typical dance classes, emphasizing masculine elegance and power in dance.

Inside, we'll show you:

  • Advanced Styling Techniques: Acquire specialized styling skills tailored for men, enhancing your ability to express the music and rhythm with masculinity and flair.
  • Improved Dance Mechanics: Focus on the fundamentals of movement, posture, and footwork, which are crucial for a polished and professional appearance in Salsa and Bachata.
  • Boosted Confidence and Stage Presence: Develop a stronger stage presence and self-confidence, essential for any male dancer to stand out and perform with charisma and power.

The "Men's Styling Team" offers a unique opportunity for men to dive deep into the world of Latin dance, guided by the expertise of Waldo Solano, and to become part of an empowering dance community.

Try Outs Mandatory. There will also be opportunities to perform if desired. Join Waitlist below to receive information.  

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AMAZING PRODUCT #12

Salsa Partner Team

The Salsa Partner Team, offered by the SalsaKnox Dance Company under the guidance of Waldo y Jacqui Solano, is a unique and transformative experience for anyone interested in mastering the art of partner dancing in Salsa.

This course is remarkable for its comprehensive approach to teaching the intricate dynamics of salsa partner work. It's perfect for individuals who want to deepen their connection with their partner, enhance their coordination, and experience the true essence of salsa dancing.

Through this course, participants will not only improve their dance skills but also build valuable social connections and improve their understanding of musicality and rhythm.

Inside, we'll show you:

  • Effective Partner Communication: Develop non-verbal communication skills with your dance partner, essential for seamless and synchronized movements in salsa dancing.
  • Advanced Partner Techniques: Master complex turns, spins, and partner combinations, enhancing your ability to dance with grace and fluidity in a duo setting.
  • Musicality and Rhythm Understanding: Gain a deeper appreciation for salsa music, learning to interpret and express the music through your movements, creating a more engaging and dynamic dance experience.

The 'Salsa Partner Team' course is more than just a dance team; it's a journey into the heart of salsa culture, guided by the expertise of Waldo y Jacqui, and an opportunity to be part of a vibrant, passionate community.

Try Outs Mandatory.  There will also be opportunities to perform if desired. Join Waitlist below to receive information.

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AMAZING PRODUCT #13

Bachata Partner Team

The Bachata Partner Team is an immersive and engaging team program offered by SalsaKnox Dance Company, led by the talented Waldo y Jacqui Solano.

This team is designed to provide a deep dive into the world of Bachata, a dance known for its romance, sensuality, and rhythmic charm. The reason this team stands out is its focus on partnership and connection, which are crucial elements of Bachata dancing.

Participants will not only learn the technical aspects of the dance but also how to communicate and connect with their partner, enriching their dance experience. This team is ideal for anyone looking to enhance their partner dancing skills, deepen their understanding of Bachata, and enjoy a fun, enriching experience in a welcoming community. There will also be opportunities to perform if desired.

Inside, we'll show you:

  • Connection and Lead-Follow Techniques: Understand the nuances of partner connection, making your dance feel more natural and effortless, and improving your ability to lead or follow seamlessly in Bachata.
  • Musicality and Rhythmic Interpretation: Develop an ear for Bachata music, allowing you to interpret and express the rhythm and emotions of the music through your dance, enhancing your overall performance.
  • Romantic Choreography and Styling: Master romantic and elegant Bachata moves and styling, adding a layer of grace and sensuality to your dance, making it not just a skill but an art form.

"Bachata Partner Team" is more than a dance team; it's a journey into the heart of Dominican culture, guided by Waldo y Jacqui's expert instruction, and a chance to be part of a vibrant, passionate dance community. 

Try Outs Mandatory. There will also be opportunities to perform if desired. Join Waitlist below to receive information.

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AMAZING PRODUCT #14

Online Salsa Bootcamp

The "Online Salsa Bootcamp" by Waldo y Jacqui Solano at SalsaKnox Dance Company is a comprehensive and interactive online salsa dancing course designed for beginners. This course stands out because it allows you to learn the captivating dance of salsa from the comfort of your home. What makes this product amazing is its accessibility and convenience, making it ideal for those who may have busy schedules or prefer learning in a private setting. It offers the same high-quality instruction SalsaKnox is known for, adapted for an online format.

Inside, we'll show you:

  • Fundamental Salsa Steps and Rhythms: Master the basic steps and rhythms of salsa, so you can confidently hit the dance floor and enjoy the vibrant world of salsa dancing.
  • Technique and Styling: Improve your dance technique and learn styling tips, so you can dance salsa with more grace, flair, and self-expression.
  • Dance Floor Confidence: Build confidence in your dancing ability through guided practice and feedback, so you can dance salsa with ease and joy, regardless of your prior experience level.

The "Online Salsa Bootcamp" is an excellent way to dive into salsa dancing, offering a blend of skill development, fun, and the convenience of learning at your own pace.

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AMAZING PRODUCT #15

Online Bachata Bootcamp

The "Online Bachata Bootcamp" is an innovative and engaging online course created by the renowned dance instructors Waldo y Jacqui Solano at SalsaKnox Dance Company. This course is amazing because it brings the sensual and rhythmic world of Bachata right into your home. It's designed for dancers of all levels, from beginners who have never stepped onto a dance floor to more advanced dancers looking to refine their skills. The course's online format makes it highly accessible and convenient, perfect for those with busy schedules or those who prefer to learn in a more private setting. You'll discover the joy of Bachata, learn new techniques, and improve your dance skills, all while being part of a supportive online community.

Inside, we'll show you:

  • Fundamental Bachata Steps and Rhythms: Master the essential steps and rhythms of Bachata, enabling you to dance confidently and fluidly.
  • Technique and Styling: Learn advanced techniques and styling tips to add flair and sophistication to your dancing, helping you stand out on the dance floor.
  • Musicality and Expression: Understand how to interpret and express the music, enhancing your ability to connect with the dance and your partner, making your Bachata dancing more enjoyable and expressive.

The "Online Bachata Bootcamp" by Waldo y Jacqui Solano is more than just a dance course; it's a journey into the heart of Bachata, offering you the tools to dance with confidence, style, and passion.

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AMAZING PRODUCT #16

Online Cumbia Bootcamp

The "Online Cumbia Bootcamp" is a vibrant and comprehensive online course meticulously crafted by Waldo y Jacqui Solano of SalsaKnox Dance Company. This course is a treasure for dance enthusiasts, offering a deep dive into the world of Cumbia, a popular Latin American dance form. The program is so amazing because it allows learners of all skill levels to experience the lively and engaging nature of Cumbia from the comfort of their homes. This bootcamp is a necessity for those aspiring to broaden their dance repertoire, offering unique insights into the rhythm and movements of Cumbia. Participants will not only learn the steps but also immerse themselves in the cultural richness of this dance style.

Inside, we'll show you:

  • Essential Cumbia Movements and Techniques: Acquire the basic to advanced Cumbia steps and techniques, allowing you to dance with confidence and grace.
  • Rhythm and Timing Mastery: Gain a deep understanding of Cumbia's unique rhythm and timing, which is crucial for accurate and expressive dancing.
  • Cultural Appreciation and Context: Develop an appreciation for the historical and cultural context of Cumbia, enhancing your overall dancing experience and connection to the dance form.

The "Online Cumbia Bootcamp" by Waldo y Jacqui Solano offers an exceptional opportunity to delve into the energetic world of Cumbia, enhancing your dance skills and cultural understanding.

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AMAZING PRODUCT #17

Online Salsa Ladies Styling Bootcamp

The "Online Salsa Ladies Styling Bootcamp" is a unique and empowering course crafted by Jacqui Solano, the heart and soul of SalsaKnox Dance Company. This course stands out as an incredible resource for women looking to learn the basics of ladies styling or refine their salsa styling, offering an in-depth exploration of techniques tailored specifically for ladies. It's an essential course for those seeking to add elegance and flair to their salsa dancing. Through this program, participants will not only learn the intricacies of ladies' styling in salsa but also discover the confidence and grace that come with mastering these skills.

Inside, we'll show you:

  • Elegant Body Movements: Master the art of graceful and fluid body movements that are key to ladies' styling in salsa, enhancing your overall dance presence and performance.
  • Footwork and Shines: Learn intricate footwork and shines that add a touch of sophistication and personality to your dance, enabling you to express yourself more fully on the dance floor.
  • Styling Techniques and Confidence: Develop unique styling techniques that complement your individuality, boosting your confidence both on and off the dance floor.

The "Online Salsa Ladies Styling Bootcamp" by Jacqui Solano is more than just a dance course; it's a journey towards self-expression, elegance, and empowerment in the world of salsa dancing.

FAQs

1. What types of 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, and 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, large group class is the way to go by joining: The 4 Week Salsa Bootcamp: For Absolute Beginners. These bootcamps are Mondays at 7pm 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.

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. Are there any special events or social dance nights organized by SalsaKnox?
Yes, you can check out our newsletter for information on our events by becoming an email subscriber. Check Here to Join the Newsletter today.

6. 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 Team, Ladies Team, and Partner-work Teams for people interested to perform and go to the next level.

7. 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. Click SalsaKnox Swag/Merch, to enter our Online Store, where you can purchase SalsaKnox clothes and dance shoes.

8. Can I attend classes with a partner, or do I need to come alone?
Either option is fine. We do rotate partners for those that come single. If you come with a partner, you do not have to rotate, unless you want. We encourage rotation as this helps to learn faster.

9. 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.

10. What safety measures and policies are in place at SalsaKnox?
In order to ensure 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 view 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 body.

11. 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! singles or couples who want to learn how to do some dance moves or new moves if you have some experience.

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

13. What is the best way to contact SalsaKnox Dance Company?
jacqui@salsaknox.com
waldo@waldsolano.com
(865) 535-7059

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