RakaTa, Melbourne | Cuban Salsa, Rueda de Casino & Reggaeton Dance Classes & Performances

Classes & Events


RakaTa Mondays Term 6 - Reggaeton Classes

October 16th - December 11th **no classes on October 30th** - 7pm to 9pm 

RakaTa Studio - Coyne Street, Fawkner

RakaTa Mondays are back for another term! So time to sweat, have some fun and get "Nasty but Classy" with RakaTa and take your Reggaeton to the next level!

7pm: Reggaeton Foundations - basic body isolations, movement, dance steps and timing

8pm: Reggaeton Intermediate - fresh choreography each week, challenging your foundations

$15 for one class or $25 for 2 classes.

Discount price: $100 for 8 weeks or $175 for 2 courses, paid upfront by the first class.

Check out one of our RakaTa Monday classes as we work it and sweat it out: RakaTa Mondays Intermediate Reggaeton

**These classes will be held at our RakaTa Studio in Fawkner, loacted at the rear of Coyne Street, Fawkner and accessed via the private laneway off the corner of Lorne Street and Madina Street, Fawkner.**


Cuban Salsa Classes with RakaTa

Wednesday Nights commencing October 18th

Sash Bar - 111 High Street, Northcote


RakaTa invites you to our new weekly Cuban Salsa Wednesday nights at our new venue - Sash Bar.

Located in the trendy and ever-growing strip of High Street, Northcote, we're ready to start fresh and introduce a new crowd to the fun and social side of Cuban Salsa and connect people through dance.

Our classes are aimed for beginners and improvers and anyone new to salsa and are keen to give it a go. We bring a lot of fun to our classes in a relaxed environment, with good energy and creating a space where people from different walks of life are able to connect.

  • 7:30pm FREE Introductory Class
  • 8pm - 9pm Cuban Salsa Class for Beginner/Improvers
  • 9:30pm FREE Social dancing
$15 per class
**Opening Night Special - BRING A FRIEND FOR FREE**
Sash Bar is also giving out drink and meal specials for all salsa students!
  • $5 Beer
  • $20 Pizza and Beer
Check out our Beginner Salsa Classes from earlier this year and looking forward to creating the fun all over again at Sash Bar! #toomuchfun Click here to check it out!


Private Lessons

  • Cuban Salsa
  • Reggaeton
  • Introduction to Afro Cuban and Rumba
  • Performance training
  • Mens' classes
  • Ladies' classes
  • Kids' classes

In addition to our public group classes, we are also available for private lessons. From one-on-one private lessons, to couples, to group private, your lessons can be tailored to polishing technique, body movement, footwork, timing, musicality, turn patterns, lead and follow or adding sabor and intention to your dancing! Let us know what you would like to work on and we can make it happen.

In addition, Gene, who has been teaching Reggaeton since 2008, is currently the only male instructor teaching Reggaeton in Melbourne. So for all the men wanting to dance Reggaeton like men, with a sexy masculine edge  Contact  us to book in a class.

Private lessons are currently available Tuesday and Thursday evenings, as well as on some weekends.

Our rates are $80 an hour in total for 1-5 students. For bookings more than 5 students, classes are $15 per student.

Private lessons are available in Cuban Salsa, Reggaeton, Introduction to Afro Cuban and Rumba, Performance training, Mens' classes, Ladies' classes and Kids' classes.

Book a private lesson via our Contact  page or SMS on 0402441802.

Tania and Gene are also available for wedding choreographies if you would like to add some Cuban flavour to your special day.

If you are a school interested in starting Latin dance classes, Tania is also qualified to teach Latin dance classes from Primary to Year 10.

RakaTa can also provide performances, workshops and dance classes for festivals, private functions, corporate functions and community events.