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Experience the sensual Afro-Latin Dance of Kizomba!

While Salsa and Merengue are the most recognized Latin dances, around since the 1940’s… and Bachata took the world by storm in the early 2000’s….its now Kizomba’s turn. Kizomba is a sensual Afro-Latin dance from ANGOLA. It has now become the most popular couples dance in Europe. Experience it here in Tucson February 22nd!

If you thought Bachata was sexy, just wait until you experience the sensuality of Kizomba. The SalsaSoulseros team was the first to bring Bachata to Tucson back in 1996. Now in 2014, they would like to introduce Kizomba to Tucson with visiting instructor, Christian Gutierrez!

Registration for the KIZOMBA “Absolute Beginner” Bootcamp (held this Saturday 12 noon-4pm) is closing this saturday 10:00am!

Registration Closed
Space is limited to 30 dancers! spots available: 6 ladies and 5 gentlemen.

For class details visit Christians website by clicking the flyer below:


socialThis will be our final Bachata Social at Fluxx for the Summer.  But don’t worry, DJ Rob will be back from Hawaii soon to reinstate the Bachata Socials at the UA. 

This Saturday, August 10th: 8:00pm-11:00pm

$5 per person. @ Fluxx Studio, 416 E. 9th St

8:00pm-8:30 pm Bachata lesson with Summer

All ages, Mostly Bachata with a sprinkle of Salsa and Merengue

Workshops: Saturday, July 6, 2013

sandraaxhel10 am – 12 pm: Beginner Bachata BootCamp – for the new Bachata dancer looking to be exposed to beginner technique including timing, body movement, partner connection, music connection and basic turn patterns.  This is a great introductory to the dance, as well as a practice session for those who attended the 6 week bachata focused session.

$25 if pre-registered by Friday, July 5th.  $30 at the door


dom12:15 pm – 2:15 pm: Dominican Bachata – Learn more traditional bachata movement patterns and expand your bachata base beyond the modern basic step and timing.  Participants must be comfortable leading and following beginner bachata turn patterns.

$25 if pre-registered by Friday, July 5th.  $30 at the door


summermikechicago2:30-4:30 pm: Ladies Styling for Salsa and Bachata – This class is open to the intermediate level follower.  The first hour will cover salsa footwork and body movement independently as well as within partnerwork.  The second hour will be the same, in Bachata.  You will understand how and when to add your sexy styling without interrupting your partners timing or lead. 

Experienced Leaders may participate for just $10 (cash at the door). Come and learn how to invite her to add styling and what she needs from you in connection and lead to allow her to feel comfortable.

$25 if pre-registered by Friday, July 5th.  $30 at the door


All Saturday WORKSHOPS Will be held at FLUXX STUDIO, 416 E. 9TH ST

We’ve got a few fun events planned for this Saturday, June 15th!

Bachata FIT is back for this Saturday only!


Bachata FIT (Functional Integrated Training) is a fitness based class that incorporates Bachata, Merengue, and Salsa footwork and shines blended with strength intervals for a fun and challenging class.  Open to all fitness/dance levels, bring a bottle of water and a sweat towel!  email to reserve your spot in this class.  $8 per person. 10-11 am @ Fluxx Studio, 416 E. 9th St.

Beginner Salsa Boot Camp


Saturday, June 15th @ Fluxx Studio, 416 E. 9th St

$25 per person if prepaid by Friday, June 14th (midnight), $30 at the door


This two hour boot camp will cover all basic salsa foundations and is open to complete beginners and experienced beginners.  This will give you extra practice and the same detailed and patient instruction as our Monday Beginner Salsa classes.  Proficiency in elements covered in this workshop are necessary for participation in the experienced beginner side of our Monday classes.

Bachata Social


Saturday, June 15th

$5 per person. @ Fluxx Studio, 416 E. 9th St

8:00pm-8:30 pm Bachata lesson with Summer

All ages, Mostly Bachata with a sprinkle of Salsa and Merengue

Workshop news

Posted: September 21, 2012 in Bachata, Events, Schedule, Workshops

Hey Everyone! Transitions Bachata class will be held thursdays.  If you’re available, come by the second floor Lobby of the Historic Y, 738 N. 5th Ave Thursdays for a Transitions/Intermediate Bachata lesson.  $8 for the hour. 

Upcoming events:

The Ladies Only Lap Dance workshop returns this month for those who missed it last month.  Even if you did come last month, Summer will review some material, but most of it will be new that wasn’t covered in the first class.  Info and Registration can be found at  Class will be on Saturday, September 29th from 7-9 pm

Why a Lap Dance class? Increase confidence and comfort in personal sensual expression by fusing movement and touch in this classy and professionally taught class.  Summer has taught this workshop all over the US and it has become one of the most popular amongst the Bachata festival circuits!  Too shy to come to a class, Summer also has instructional DVDs available to practice in the privacy of your own home.

Also Coming Soon! Bachata FIT will return in October, stay tuned for details!

One More Announcement: Immerse yourself in a weekend full of great Bachata instructors/workshops and meeting fun people from around the US at the Dallas Bachata Festival in October.  Click Banner for details!

The Summer Bachata Social date has been changed for July.  Rather than having it on the second Friday of this month it will be on the third Friday, July 20th.  Join us at Cirque Roots, 17 E. Toole Ave at 8:30 pm for a viewing of the film, El Duke de la Bachata followed by dancing til midnight of Bachata, Salsa and Merengue.

Friday, July 20th @ Cirque Roots, 17 E. Toole ave.

8:30-9:30 pm: Film Viewing

9:30 pm – midnight: Dancing

$5 per person

El Duque de la Bachata is the story of Joan Soriano, a Bachata Musician from the Dominican Republic, as he struggles to reach his goal of a hit CD and success as a musician. It is also the story of his large extended family living in the  rural countryside of Monte Plata as they dream along with him, hoping that his success will improve their economic situation and quality of life.

Join us at Fluxx (416 E. 9th St) for a fun night of dancing and socializing.  From 9 pm until midnight, Salsa Soulseros will be hosting this Bachata and Salsa Social, with some merengue thrown in.  This Bachata social is tentatively scheduled for the second friday of each month in the summer… so dont miss out. This social will be 70% Bachata and 30% a mix of Salsa/Merengue. This is an 18 and over event, and of course you must be 21 and over to drink (IDs will be checked by Security Staff) so have those ready at the door.  Fluxx is a non-profit community arts organization and all bar sales go towards running this great space!

Friday, June 8th: 9pm – midnight

$5 per person:  Cash only and correct change appreciated

Age restrictions: 18 years an older (IDs will be checked by Security staff) No IDs = No entry.

Also,remember to pre-register for Salsa Bootcamp before Thursday to reserve your discounted price! Click HERE for details.

May Workshops

Posted: May 1, 2012 in Bachata, Events, Travel, Workshops

The schedule for our May workshops is now posted, Click HERE for details.  These specialty classes will start this weekend with Bachata FIT and Crazy Merengue this Saturday!  Both of these classes are open to all experience levels.  Our Salsa, Bachata and Ladies Bootcamps have separate experience requirements so be sure to check the May Specialty Classes page and pre-register for the workshops to get the best prices and reserve your spot.

If you happen to be on the east coast in a few weeks come on by the NYC Bachata Weekender!  You’ll see a familiar instructor, as well as some other great Bachata instructors from across the US. Click banner for more info!

Friday, Saturday, Sunday:

Summer, your Intermediate Salsa and Bachata instructor, is also a massage therapist and once a month she offers her services on a sliding scale basis, making massage therapy affordable and accessable for all. If massage seems like an expensive luxury to you, she would like to offer you some time on her massage table at a “pay-what-you-can” rate, so you can have those aches and pains addressed. *For a 30 minute massage, you select what you are comfortable paying from $15-$35.*

Appointments are available:

Friday 9 am – 1 pm, Saturday 9 am–5 pm, Sunday 12 pm – 7 pm

Call or Text Summer today to schedule your appointment: *520-237-6528*

Her office is at:  The Historic Y, 738 N. 5th Ave, Suite 105, Tucson, AZ 85705


The Bachata Social is ON for this week!!  This Saturday, DJ Rob will be playing all bachata and salsa songs that came out this year, 2011.  Come enjoy awesome music and friendly people! Social will start at 8 pm this week due to the UA football game.  Parking just south of building is free after kickoff so plan on being there from 8 pm onDirections HERE


Bruce will be holding a Free Women’s Self-defense class at 5 pm.  Tell the women in your life about this informative and empowering session. Read the below post for further details. Register by clicking here. And click HERE for info on his more technical classes.

Updates and Class on Labor Day.

Posted: August 31, 2011 in Community, Events

Class  is on for September 5th.

Classes will be held this Labor day, monday September 5th….so consider joining us!

No Class August 31st or September 19th!

Class will NOT be held this Wednesday August 31st. Sorry intermediate students, but class will be cancelled that day.  Summer injured her knee!  Check the website next week for updates and to see if the wednesday class is back on. And as always you are welcomed to attend the monday class from 7pm onwards to review old patterns, meet new students or just to have plain fun.