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SALSA GRANDE's single private lessons and already-discounted packages of multiple private lessons are further reduced for new students who discover us on the Internet!  The specific prices are listed below on this webpage, including a discount of $10 off on your first private lesson, more than $100 off sets of 5 lessons, and more than $200 off the value of a set of 10 lessons!

Purchases using the "Special Internet Discount" can be made via cash, check, or PayPal transaction.  To collect this fantastic bargain, you can contact us any time by e-mail at or by telephone at (713) 256-4172 and mention that you discovered this deal on the Internet.  Treat a friend, a spouse, an employee....or especially yourself!!!

[Your choice of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Chachachá, and/or Rueda]

[**NOTE ON CORONAVIRUS:  Private lessons remain subject to governmental restrictions on the dance studios where the lessons are conducted.  When lessons resume, they will be restricted to students who are not exhibiting any signs of illness.  Hand sanitizer and face coverings/masks will be available.  Restrooms for hand-washing are easily accessible in each studio location used by SALSA GRANDE.]

SALSA GRANDE recognizes that many students learn best with personalized instruction, whether by themselves or with a partner.  Private lessons can also be structured to fit the schedules of today's busy professionals, who may frequently travel, work late, or otherwise find it difficult to commit to a group class at the same day/time every week (and therefore often miss many of the hours for which they have already paid to be in the group).  Thus, although an hour of a private lesson has a higher price than an hour in a group class, the actual value to the student of personalized instruction at your own time and your own pace (whether slow or fast) is definitely worth it!

SALSA GRANDE specializes in "de-mystifying" the social dancing experience, by breaking down the steps in a very easy-to-understand fashion . . . even for dancers who think they have two left feet!  Of course, SALSA GRANDE also provides useful instruction and practical tips regarding technique, timing, musicality, styling, and new moves for social dancers who are already at an intermediate or advanced level.  We have experience teaching Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia, Chachachá, and Rueda.  For Salsa dancing, we can show you the different ways to adapt your footwork and body movement for Cuban style, New York style, and/or L.A. style!

We aim to teach all of SALSA GRANDE's private lessons in a professional studio environment, with a smooth, well-maintained wooden dance floor.  Our primary studio location from 2013-2017 (SSQQ Dance Studio) was recently destroyed by in Hurricane Harvey, but we have access to studios in different parts of town and we can schedule one that is convenient for you.  The following prices are for one person or a couple, and already include the studio rental fee for a full 60 minutes:
One hour:  $75  [**Internet Discount** -- First private hour is only $65 for individuals or couples!]
5-hour package:  $350 ($375 value)  [**Internet Discount** -- Only $300!]
10-hour package:  $625 ($750 value)  [**Internet Discount** -- Only $575!]

Gift Certificates can also be provided upon request, if you want to give a unique gift to a family member, friend, parents,  co-worker, a new wedding couple . . . or whomever you think would enjoy the gift of dance!  Please contact us at to make arrangements for picking up the gift certificate in person or having it mailed to the address of your choice.   For standard first-class mail, a $2.50 shipping charge will be added to the cost of the gift certificate and will be mailed within two business days after receipt of payment.  Urgent purchases can be electronically transmitted by an e-mail of a personalized PDF created for you within 24 hours of payment, which you can print using your own printer and paper, for an "immediate need" surcharge of $5.

All of these prices apply to one or two people attending the same private lesson, using a dance studio location in Houston, Texas.  For private lessons attended by three or more students (or taught at a different location), an additional charge will be applied, so feel free to check with us for the specific price that applies to the size of your group and/or the event location.  Please note that any lesson cancelled on less than 24 hours' notice is subject to a $20 cancellation fee.  If a cancellation occurs less than one hour before the pre-arranged lesson time, then the entire charge for that hour is forfeited.  Generally speaking, a one-hour private lesson must be used within six months after purchase, or a multi-hour package must be used within 12 months after purchase.  Feel free to inquire about special arrangements regarding the expiration date of a gift certificate if it is purchased far in advance of its intended use as a gift for a birthday, Christmas, anniversary, etc.

From the first wedding dance of a bride and groom, to 30 nervous teenagers in a full Quinceañera court, we have experience creating entertaining choreography using Latin music, yet still making the rehearsal process fun and comfortable.  Of course, every event is unique and will require different amounts of rehearsal time depending on the skill level of the dancers, the length of the routine, and the complexity of the desired result.  Please contact us at so that we can discuss your needs and provide a reasonable price estimate for your choreography.  Make sure that your message includes your telephone number and the best time of day to reach you.


Entertainment and education don't have to be separated!  From private house parties to corporate events to public festivals attended by thousands of people, SALSA GRANDE's lead instructor Michael Whitmire has helped to boost the fun, energy, and cultural education of many events throughout the metropolitan area of Houston, Texas (including Galveston, Kemah, Seabrook, Sugar Land, Pearland, The Woodlands, Hunter's Creek, etc.).  Past examples have included a fun group Salsa lesson to spice up a nonprofit fundraiser; speaking to employees and organizations (including businesses, churches, university classes, a community group, etc.) to encourage cultural awareness at diversity events; performing at an NFL stadium in support of Hispanic Heritage Month; multiple Rueda dancing demonstrations for television segments; providing performers to exhibit various genres of dancing onstage during a live music theatrical tribute to Celia Cruz; a Salsa dancing surprise performance at a birthday party in the reserved area of a restaurant; and coordinating a "flash mob" of students and faculty during a university event!

Just let us know what you have in mind, and we'll do our best to make your event extremely exciting, memorable, and fun, yet still very professional.  Please contact us at so that we can learn about your event and discuss the types of services that might fit within your personal or corporate budget.  References are available upon request.


Group Dance Lesson for 50th Birthday Party

"Flash Mob" at University Event

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