SalsaKnox Dance Company

Salsa with Daria in Knoxville, Tennessee

I Teach A 4 Week Salsa Bootcamp For Absolute Beginners, So That You Can Meet People and Have Fun (Without a Partner and Even With 2 Left Feet )🦶🦶

 Meet People

Have Fun

No Partner Needed

LIFE IS TOO SHORT...It's Time To Get Moving And Try Something New

You never know...maybe you will meet your new best friends...maybe you will experience the joy that everyone else is talking about...and maybe, just can find your happy place just like so many others! Don't be held back.  You were designed for more.

Make New Friends And Join The Fun
​​With The 4 Week Salsa Bootcamp For Absolute Beginners!

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





Want To Learn Salsa Dancing?
I Teach A 4 Week Salsa Bootcamp For Absolute Beginners, So That You Can Meet People and Have Fun (Without a Partner and Even With 2 Left Feet )🦶🦶

At SalsaKnox Dance Company, we know you are the kind of person who wants to have fun, meet people, and dance! 

In order to be that way, you need to find activities where there are other people just like you looking for the same things.  The problem is that in today's virtual and isolating society, it's so hard to find a great community of people that come together in a shared space to meet, enjoy music, learn dancing, and connect...which makes you feel stuck.

I believe that anyone who is seeking a healthy lifestyle and fun can find the joy they are looking for in my Salsa Dance Community in Knoxville, TN.  I understand how it feels to want to meet people and have fun but unsure where to start.  Maybe you are new to the area of maybe you have tried other ways to meet people and not found the right environment. 

That’s why I have helped many people in the past with The SalsaKnox Dance Company step by step easy to learn framework to learn the Salsa Dance.  As an instructor with SalsaKnox Dance Company, that has over 200 5-Star Reviews, I have learned the formula to put my students first in all that I do.   

Here’s how it works.  First, register today online.  Next, come to class on the first day of your Salsa Dance Cycle.  Finally, meet other absolute beginners at class and start having fun again.

So, click the button below today to register for my next 4 Week Salsa Bootcamp For Absolute Beginners, so you can stop being bored in life and start experiencing the fun and exciting life you deserve.  


  • ​More than 20,000 happy Salsa Dancers
  • ​More than 15 years serving the Knoxville Community
  • ​More than 200 5-Star Reviews

SalsaKnox is Locally and Nationally Recognized for over 20 years


What others are saying about SalsaKnox

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  • 4 Weeks of Salsa Lessons For Absolute Beginners ($148 Value)
  • 4 Weeks of Salsa Lessons Live-Streamed ($148 Value)
  • ​​4 Weeks Recorded Lessons ($397 Value)
  • ​​BONUS #1: Facebook Private Chat Community ($197 Value)
  • BONUS #2: All Access YouTube Practice Drills ($197 Value)
  • ​BONUS #3: Salsa Music Playlist for Practicing ($197 Value)
  • BONUS #4: 24/7 Phone/Chat Access to Owners ($497 Value)


TODAY: $77!
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BONUS #1: PDF with the Top 300 Salsa Song of all Time

We have created this list to make it easier for our students to build a music library with our picks for the very best salsa music.

Now you can dance to your favorite salsa music and avoid wasting time hunting for songs to have fun dancing to…

We not only give you a list of 300 songs, but we made playlists for you on Youtube and Spotify for free. So we’ve done all of the work for you, you just need to click a link and listen to your favorite songs.

($197 VALUE)


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BONUS #2: Online Tool Salsa Beat Machine

The Salsa Beat Machine is a handy tool features a basic looping salsa track and allows you to adjust the song tempo, key and include/exclude certain instruments.

The purpose of The Salsa Beat Machine serves as a practice tool for individuals learning salsa dancing or looking to enhance their skills.

It provides a consistent beat that dancers can follow, helping them develop their timing, footwork, and overall dance technique.

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BONUS #3: Access To A Members Only Section

Enhance your salsa dancing journey with our exclusive members-only access at This privileged section offers a rich collection of specially curated content designed to elevate your salsa experience. Dive into a world of comprehensive tutorials that cover everything from foundational steps to intricate advanced techniques. Our expertly crafted videos will guide you through each move, ensuring a seamless learning experience.

Unlock this treasure resources, designed to take your dancing skills to new heights!

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What You'll Learn During The 4 Week Salsa Bootcamp For Absolute Beginners!

Week 1:

Fundamental Basic Salsa Steps

Fundamental Salsa Steps and Techniques, so you know where your feet go and how to step on the correct beats. 

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

Learn the Basics of Leading and Following! During the BootCamp, you'll also be taught proper posture, maintaining a strong connection with your partner. This is important for smooth and coordinated movements.

Week 3:

Basic Turn Patterns

It's time to spice up your basics 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 and body movement 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.

Your Instructor

During The 4 Week Salsa Bootcamp

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Daria Haltelova- Senior Salsa Instructor


Meet Daria, one of SalsaKnox Dance Company's senior  Salsa and Bachata instructors.  She not only instructs, but currently resides on the SalsaKnox Ladies Salsa Team (directed by Jacqui Solano), which travels and performs Salsa in Knoxville and all over the United States.

While having background in dance, it wasn't until joining Jacqui' Solano's SalsaKnox Ladies Team that Daria found her passion for Salsa and Bachata.  After training with Waldo y Jacqui, she now instructs her own classes and students love her fun teaching style and and humble personality.  

She speaks several languages, and it truly diverse in background and upbringing.   If you want to find a welcoming, diverse, knowledgeable Salsa and Bachata instructor, look no further.  

Have Fun Learning Salsa Dance with Me

Using The SalsaKnox Dance Company Proven And Easy To Follow Techniques and over 10 years experience, My Goal Is To Create A Salsa Dancer In You For Life...



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Join Our Salsa Community Now

Learn, Dance, Grow with SalsaKnox

Step into a world where rhythm meets passion. Our SalsaKnox salsa community is not just about learning dance steps; it's a vibrant space where friendships are forged, confidence is built, and the joy of dance is shared. Whether you're a beginner or looking to refine your skills, our expert instructors, led by dedicated professionals, guide you through every move. Join us for an experience that goes beyond dance - a journey of cultural exploration, personal growth, and unforgettable fun. Let's salsa your way to happiness together.  


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