Salsa Teacher Training Program | Shanghai

2017 Souldancing

Salsa Teacher Training Program

Have you ever dreamed of starting a career in dance as a Salsa instructor?

The Souldancing Salsa Teacher Training Program will not only provide you with the skills necessary to start teaching right away, but also the method and keys to improve yourself, and the values attached to this wonderful Salsa culture.

Program designed for:

  • Salsa dance lovers with 3+ years experience in any kind of dance or aerobic dancing
  • Dancers with a desire to learn and teach salsa and the readiness to work hard on improving themselves

What makes the program special:

  • 10 days intensive training with 65 hours of classes
  • 3 international dance instructors – Cem(Turkey), Yegor(France), Mathilde(France)

Season 1
Date: 6-17 November, 2017

Season 2
Date: 9-19 January, 2018

Address: Room 418, Mingyuan Arts Center, No.1199 Middle Fuxing Rd, near Jiashan Rd., Shanghai

In Downtown Center
5 minutes walking distance to:
Middle Huaihai Road IAPM shopping mall
South Shanxi Rd Subway Station (Line 1, 10, 12, 13)

30 minutes to Hongqiao Railway Station/ Hongqiao Airport by Subway Line 10

Beautiful, Bright, Cozy Studio


Program includes

  • A 10 day intensive program over two weeks
  • 65 hours of training with a team of 3 international teachers
  • Over 10 extra hours of attendance to the regular Souldancing classes to observe and experience different teaching styles
  • An in-depth explanation of the On2 New York style salsa partnerwork basic elements and their styling for both leads and follows
  • Explanation and practice of over a 100 variations of these basic elements to be combined into countless patterns
  • Over 20 classic salsa footwork moves with styling and variations
  • A multi-lateral teaching system covering all aspects of salsa class building
  • Extensive supervised practice time to master the new skills and work on the teaching skills
  • Lectures on the history of salsa, the understanding and structure of the music, social dancing ethics and more
  • An introduction to the basics of the other major afro-latin dances: Chacha, Bachata, Kizomba
  • Attendance to parties to help practicing and introduce the community
  • An exam within 1 year after the main training program to get the full Souldancing Teacher Certificate, signed by international instructors
  • Possible future working opportunities at Souldancing or referrals by Souldancing for excellent graduates

Instructor Bios


Cem has been building his career in salsa dancing since 2007. Learning from some of the best dancers in the world he has successfully competed in national competitions and travelled the globe to perform at numerous well-known events.

Cem has taught Salsa in Istanbul, London and Shanghai for several years. He was also invited to teach and perform in many events in China.

Yegor Kozlov

Since Yegor started dancing salsa six years ago, he has attended hundreds of parties and classes, amounting to thousands hours of dancing, including over 50 international salsa festivals where he learned from and danced with the world’s best.

Living in Paris, one of world’s capitals for Afro-Latin dances, he had the opportunity to learn from Terry Tauliaut, one of the leading social artists and creators. Inspired by Paris’ thriving high level salsa scene, he has developed a unique creative style, focused on soft leading, precision and breaking traditional patterns.

After working for several years as a bar and restaurant manager, Yegor decided to dedicate himself to dance full time, traveling all over Europe to learn and improve himself, while teaching in Paris’ Step One School with his partner Nelly Nobre.

Since 2015 he is the president of the Dance Lab association, running the weekly Kizomba Backstage party in the heart of Paris for over two years.

He has also been one of the core members of the Paris International Salsa Congress team since it began in 2016 and became right off one of the most successful Afro-Latin dance festivals in the world.

His trip to China is a new exciting chapter in sharing his knowledge of the language of Salsa.

Mathilde Genvrin
Mathilde started learning Modern Jazz, Steet Dance and Ballet during 1995-2010. Since 2010, she started learning salsa systematically. From 2014 to 2015, she started to develop her technique in such renowned schools as Yamulee and Framboyan.

Since 2008, she started performing in multiple salsa events every year. She joined Framboyan Dance Company and became part of the semi professional team in year 2015 and 2016.

From 2013, Mathilde started to share her knowledge and skill of salsa dance. She taught on several European salsa congresses such as Milan, Marseille, Antwerp and Amsterdam. In the same year, she also started teaching weekly regular class together with world famous salsa instructor Supermario who is known as the “one million moves man”.

Ever since, she participated in teaching both salsa and bachata every year, on top of performing and continuous improvement. These activities brought her rich experience on teaching. Her teaching includes regular classes, workshops and bootcamps.

Tuition RMB19,800 / person

Sign up before Oct.31, 2017, you will receive 10% off

First 5 sign up, you will receive a FREE 2018 Paris International Salsa Congress Full Pass (Full pass includes the access to all workshops, parties, shows during the 3 days of the congress, 20-22 April)

2 Person sign up, you will receive 10% off.

Hotel booking assistance could be provided, budget is around RMB200-250 per night per person as of National Day Holiday.

How to Register

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or call 021-6256-4400 / 182-1733-7416