Salsa - Latin dance Courses

You can find a class at any level, starting as a beginner and progressing toward being a professional.
We offer broad range of classes by authentic professional dancers.

Measures to prevent the COVID-19.

Introduction to the course


Through an agreement with the Corporations Cultural Barranquilla (Colombia) and the Santiago Alfonso’s dance company (Cuba), a major dance organization, professional instructors arrive in Fukuoka every 6 months to provide Latin Dance lessons.

Although the focus is on Salsa and Merengue, the instructors are also well versed in several kinds of dance, from traditional to modern.


Regular Group lessons are divided into 4 levels; introductory, beginner, intermediate, and advance. We provide comprehensive dance lessons in Salsa, Merengue, Mambo, Cha cha cha, Son, traditional dances to Latin hip-hop, reggaeton of modern ones.

Special benefits if you take group lessons!

1. Member discounts available for various events.

2. Sancho Panza dinner meal fee is 5% off by showing your membership card!

3. Technique classes aimed to group lessons’ students for free are held monthly.
In addition to techniques that allow you to review the basics, there are lessons that incorporate Latin dance, tango, and flamenco, fostering increased cultural interaction.

Group lessons:   Latin dance or Reggaeton

* 70 minutes per class
* Minimum number of 4 people are needed to open a course.
* Make-up classes available.

How to register:

Choose a class from our regular class schedule and enroll to become a member.
If you are not able to find a suitable time schedule, please feel free to contact us.

We also offer a 2-month trial course for people with little experience. If you are not sure aboutregistering for a regular class, we recommend that you try this trial course.
60 minutes per class / once a week / 8 weeks (2 months)
It is an ideal option compared to a regular class. We recommend that you register for this course if you want to try out the basics before taking a regular class!

The class schedule options are as follows:

Wednesday 20:00 - 21:00
Thursdays 15:00 - 16:00
* Start from January 18th.
Saturdays 13:30 - 14:30

Lesson fee: 11,900 yen (8 classes)

* We will offer this course when a minimum of 4 people or more register.
* Annual membership fee of 3,000 yen is NOT required for this course, but if you start a regular introductory group class after this course, this payment will be required.
* Even if this course has started, you may still be able to join with a per diem charge, so please contact us.

Benefits for 2-month trial course students:

Free admission for Latin Night "SALSON"
* Please show your membership card or student card at the entrance.

Events schedule

Point to consider when taking this course:

1. Inform us which course and when you would like to take it.
2. As soon as 3 people or more register, we will inform you about the starting date.
3. Pay the registration fee at the reception on the starting day.


* You are required to pay the total amount of this course.
* If you miss one class, you cannot take a make-up class because this is not a regular class.
Please contact us if you have any further questions.


** Currently, the benefit of "Free lessons for students" is no longer offered..
Please wait for a while until it resumes.

Special benefits for students:

A special benefit for regular dance students is that they can participate in free classes held monthly.
Students can participate in free classes of the course they are currently taking regardless the dance genre. In addition, students from other lessons can also take this course if they pay the tuition fee (1,500 yen).

A private one-on-one class is particularly useful to anyone who wishes to make maximum progress in minimum time, or has specific needs, or requires a flexible schedule and/or theme.

Private one-on-one class

- 60 minutes per class
- We coordinate a private class with your instructor.

Tuition fees

We offer Latin dance workshops with various themes every month such as Latin Hip-hop, Latin jazz, and Afro-Cuban dance.
Other themes are ON2, Bachata, Reggaeton, Cha cha cha, Mambo, Cuban rumba, Afro-Cuban, Orishas, Cumbia, Rock’n roll, Contemporary, Cabaret, technique of pair dance etc.
If you already have experience in the theme of a workshop, you can register for the class without taking a regular class or being a member of TIEMPO.

Workshop schedule

Your instructors are experienced choreographers, so you may have opportunities to perform with their choreography. Many TIEMPO members choose to participate and perform every time, due to the valuable experience of practicing their dance skills, and creating and performing as a team.


"Isla de Salsa"

We organize and hold a music festival, “Isla de Salsa World Beat Festival” every summer. This festival includes magnificent live performances of domestic and international musicians and dancers.
As well, TIEMPO members perform at this event.



One of our big events every winter is “Muevete”. Outstanding performances of guest musicians, dancers, instructors, and TIEMPO members.

Una Salsa En Fukuoka

The instructors or staff update upcoming events and details of each course on our Facebook page.
Anyone who is interested, press a button of “friend request” and share our news on Facebook.


Schedule of the lessons

April, 2024.

■ Group lessons of all courses are organized so that students can take at least 48 classes in the yearly calendar.

  Time Class Instructor
Mon. 14:10 - 15:20 Studio lesson (Level 1) Sofia
19:00 - 20:10 Studio lesson (Level 2) Diego
19:00 - 20:10 Studio lesson (Level 1) Yuka
20:15 - 21:25 Studio lesson (Afrocuban) Balodia
Tue. 19:00 - 20:10 Studio lesson (Level 1) Sofia
20:15 - 21:25 Studio lesson (Level 4) Diego
Wed. 15:10 - 16:20 Studio lesson (Shine / Level 2) Sofia
18:40 - 19:50 Studio lesson (Level 1) Diego
20:00 - 21:00 2 month trial course
* Now recruiting students!
20:00 - 21:10 Studio lesson (Level 2) Diego
Thu. 15:00 - 16:10 Studio lesson (Level 1) Sofia
18:30 - 19:40 Studio lesson (Level 1) Sofia
20:00 - 21:10 Studio lesson (Level 3) Diego
21:15 - 22:25 Studio lesson (Level 2) Diego
Fri. 19:30 - 20:40 Studio lesson (Level 2) Yuka
Sat. 10:50 - 12:00 Studio lesson (Level 2) Sofia
12:10 - 13:20 Studio lesson (Level 1) Diego
13:30 - 14:30 2 month trial course
* Now recruiting students!
13:30 - 14:40 Studio lesson (Level 3) Diego
Sun. 12:10 - 13:20 Studio lesson (Level 1) Yuka
13:30 - 14:40 Studio lesson (Level 2) Sofia
14:50 - 16:00 Studio lesson (Level 3) Diego

• For private lessons and conversation lessons, please contact the secretariat to inform about your desired date and time.

Workshop & event related to Latin dance


[Online lesson] Afro Cuban  Instructor: Balodia

Date:  July 7, 14, 21 and 28 (Thu.)  21:10 - 22:10
Level:  Person with experience of Afro Cuban.
Fee:  7,500 yen

Rueda Mix  Instructor: Balodia

Date:  July 2, 9, 16, 30 (Sat.)  14:50 - 15:50
Level:  Person with experience of Rueda
Limited for 8 people.
Fee:  Latin dance students 8,500 yen / T.I. Member 9,500 yen / Non-member 10,500 yen

Lady's Style  Instructor: Yuka

Date:  July 4, 11, 18 and 25 (Mon.)  20:15 - 21:15
* July 18 (Mon.)  14:50 - 15:50

Level:  All levels
Limited for 8 people.
Fee:  Latin dance students 8,500 yen / T.I. Member 9,500 yen / Non-member 10,500 yen

Salsa Pair  Instructor: Marcelo

Date:  July 5, 12, 19 and 26 (Tue.)  20:15 - 21:15
Level:  Level 1
Limited for 10 people.
Fee:  Latin dance students 8,500 yen / T.I. Member 9,500 yen / Non-member 10,500 yen

Rock 'n' roll (coreography)  Instructor: Marcelo

Let's present the choreography with the live performance at the live event held on July 30 (Sat.)!

Date:  7/6, 13, 20 and 27 (Wed.)  21:15 - 22:15
Level:  Person with experience of Rock 'n' roll.
Limited for 10 people.
Fee:  Latin dance students 8,500 yen / T.I. Member 9,500 yen / Non-member 10,500 yen

Latin Mix (On2)  Instructor: Yuka

Date:  July 8, 15, 22, 29 (Fri.)  20:50 - 21:50
Level:  Level 2 or higher
Limited for 8 people.
Fee:  Latin dance students 8,500 yen / T.I. Member 9,500 yen / Non-member 10,500 yen

* Minimum number of participants: 4 students.
* Reservation required by the day before the workshop starts.

One of the most prominent Cuban son groups in Japan, Dos Sones de Corazones will make us dance to their music during the SALSON party.

Saturday, June 25th, 2022.
Open: 19:00

More information


Hot hot hot! The best, most fun salsa night out! Dance to Caribbean salsa music and merengue.
You can start your night eating with your friends before dancing. You can make your reservation if you want to have dinner with your friends.

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Tiempo maintains a well-established system of inviting instructors and typically offer 3- or 6-month exchanges with dance professionals from Spain and Latin America, often hosting teachers from Brazil, Argentina and Cuba. In this way, and through the exciting world of dance and its varied forms or expression, the center continues to offer variety and diversity to its membership, build new relationships and strengthen older ones.

Artistic advisor

Santiago Alfonso

Director, Santiago Alfonso’s Dance Company, Cuba.
Artistic director, dancer, choreographer and teacher. One of the founding members of Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, who was subsequently choreographer and director of the Conjunto Folklórico. National and artistic director of the famous cabaret, Tropicana. Santiago's work focusses on incorporating modern and contemporary dance, theatre codes and popular dances.
In 2004, he famously directed the Takarazuka Opera group in Japan. He received an award in honor of the domestic culture improvement of Cuba and because of his contribution to the development of young and talented dancers in his highly acclaimed domestic and international Santiago Alfonso Dance Company.


Marcelo Stella

He has wide-ranging experience in dance performances at the Salsa World Congress opening and many other shows. Since his visit to Japan as a dancer and lecturer in 2000, he has contributed greatly to the popularity of salsa and casino in Fukuoka.
Currently he lives in Fukuoka. He is not only an experienced dancer and lecturer, but he has also worked as an event producer, director, DJ and choreographer.

Instructor (From November, 2023.)

Diego Castro & Sofía Ardila

DIEGO CASTRO : Professional dancer and choreographer since 2000.
Instructor and dancer of the most representative events of the National and International environment (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Bolivia, Peru, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, USA, Dominican Republic, Italy, Switzerland, China and Japan.
• World Champion of the World Salsa Summit 2016/´17.
• 3rd world place in the World Dance Cup 2015/´16.
Actually, he is general Director of the Afro-Caribbean Rhythms Instructor.

SOFIA ARDILA : She started working as a professional dancer and choreographer in 2015. She specializes in hip-hop and street dance, and has won numerous awards.
• Classes of Afro-Caribbean Rhythms and Urban Dances, in different events in Argentina and Uruguay (Hit the Beat, Comadreja Salsa Congress, Uruguay Salsa Congress, Arena Hip Hop Argentina, among others)
Actually, she is instructor of Afro-Caribbean Rhythms from 2020
• Finalist in the World Salsa Summit Argentina 2017
• National Champion two year in a row in the Comadreja Salsa Championship 2017/´18



She has been learning Latin dance at Tiempo Iberoamericano since 2013.
From the fall of 2015, she studied abroad for about 9 months in Cuba at the Afro-Cuban Dance Course at Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) where she studied with local students. Additionally, Yuka was taken under former National Folkloric Company of Cuba top dancers such as Israel Valdés, Yenis Flores and Ernesto Trujillo.
She is Tiempo Iberoamericano's Latin Dance Troupe "Anacaona" member since 2017.
From November 2019 she went to Barcelona and returned to Japan in March 2020.

Adjunct instructor

Balodia Rodriguez

He is the one of the most important representatives of the Afro dance in the world. He has danced for 21 years in the national folklore of Cuba, becoming first dancer from the year 2005. He has not only danced in the best stages of the world, but also given his knowledge to the professionals who dance today, teacher of teachers.
He is a percussionist and multifunctional dancer, not only dances Afro Cuban, manages all Cuban popular rhythms. He knows the history of the dances, including in his classes or his dances the history of the Black Dance, in the other word, He is the living culture of Cuba.

Group projection "ANACAONA"

It started the dance course division of Tiempo in 2013.
The dance team of the Latin dance Division in Tiempo in 2013 is "Anacaona (Anacaona)".
It consists mainly of students who are selected from the Advanced class of the Latin Dance lessons, and since the fall of 2012, we have been invited from various Tiempo events and external events such as Isla de salsa. "Anacaona" is the name of a real woman, the meaning is the flower of gold in the age of the discovery of Columbus continent. She is the first female tribe in the Taino tribe and is a heroic woman who has beauty, intelligence, literary talent, and leadership are a heroic woman. As the name of it, brilliant and powerful performance will be shown.

[ Current members ]
Namiko Shimada / Saori Yoshikawa / Rie Fujinobu

Group Projection: A group of four or more selected students of the regular class, focusing on the stage based on the high level of dance techniques has already mastered, and more advanced skills, knowledge, expressive skills.
The dance team that has experience is Group projection. The members were also the first students to start from the introductory class.
If you are interested in expressing yourself through dance on the stage, I hope that you try to be a member of Anacaona.

Tuition fees

Regular Group lessons   (4 classes/month, 70 min/1class, tax included)

  Basis price Daytime Discount Student Discount Senior Discount
Monthly amount 8,500 yen 6,860 yen 4,250 yen 6,800 yen

• Daytime Discount: Group lessons for 4 people or more that finish by 6:30 p. m, from Monday to Friday. Make-up classes are available.

• 12 blocks per year, 4 lessons per block. Every tuition fee is per block.

• Those who take group lessons must be registered as Tiempo’s members. Non-members are required to pay an admission fee of 3,000 yen.

• The collection of tuition fees is outsourced to the Fukuoka Bank, and a withdrawal fee of 140 yen will be added each month.

limited time discount! "Tiempo Dance Passport"

If you are not satisfied with the lessons 4 or 8 times a month, you can now choose the "Tiempo Dance Passport" - take as many lessons as I like!

  Basis price
Monthly amount 20,000 yen
Once a month, 30 minutes of tutoring is included.

• You can choose the classes of your level or lower level.

Semi-private Lessons   (1 class: 60 minutes tax included)

  Latin dance student T.I. member Non-member
1 class w/ 1 prof. 4,400 yen 5,400 yen 6,400 yen
1 class w/ 2 prof. 5,600 yen 6,600 yen 7,600 yen

• Please pay in cash at reception desk before starting the lesson.

Private Lessons   (1 class: 60 minutes tax included)

  Latin dance student T.I. member Non-member
1 class w/ 1 prof. 6,400 yen 7,400 yen 8,400 yen
1 class w/ 2 prof. 7,900 yen 8,900 yen 9,900 yen

• Please pay in cash at reception desk before starting the lesson.


50% off for students up to 25 years old for all courses.

• Latin dance / Arabian dance: 8,500 yen 4,250 yen
• Tango / Flamenco: 12,600 yen 6,300 yen

Applied to 65 years old or older members.

In addition, if you attend a class that ends by 18:30 on weekdays (Monday to Friday), you will receive a 35% discount together with a daytime discount and the senior discount.

• Latin dance / Arabian dance: 8,500 yen 6,080 yen
• Tango / Flamenco: 12,600 yen 8,640 yen

The second course fee will receive a maximum discount of 51%.

DUO 1  Language Course + Dance Course
(22% discount from the total tuition fee)

Communication is important.
If you know a language, you will enjoy dance lessons even more.
For example, if you are a flamenco student and you are attending a Spanish language lesson, the cost is the following:

Flamenco 12,600 yen + Spanish 9,500 yen
Total 22,100 yen
However, with the Duo Discount of 22%, the cost will be 17,240 yen
In other words, the second course (Spanish) will be about half the price (4,640 yen)!!

DUO 2  Dance Course + Dance Course
(20% discount from the total tuition fee)

Latin dance, Tango, flamenco and or Arabian dance.
For students that want to take many courses, we recommend this discount!
For example, if a tango student attends Latin dance classes the cost will be as the following:

Tango 12,600 yen + Latin dance 8,500 yen
Total: 21,100 yen with 20% discount, the cost will be 16,880 yen
In other words, the second course (Latin dance lesson) will be about half the price (4,280 yen)!!

If you take two classes in each course, you will receive the discount.

7% discount on total family tuition.

The first family member (all courses) + second family member (all courses) + 3rd...
A 7% discount on the total tuition fee for all students, such as couples, parents or family members.

* The tuition fee will be withdrawn, however, from a common bank account.
* This discount can also be used in with other kinds of Tiempo discounts. (Ex. Student and senior discount.)

For example: Spanish + Tango + Latin Dance
In this case, the third Latin dance tuition will receive a 90% discount!!

Spanish 9,500 yen + Tango 12,600 yen + Latin Dance: 8,500 yen

Total Tuition: 30,600 yen
However, with the 25% discount, the cost will be: 22,950 yen
In other words, the Latin dance tuition fee will be from 8,500 to 880 yen!!

We will provide a 3,000-yen coupon for members who introduced Tiempo to their friends!

Please introduce us to your friends! If your friends start any group lesson at Tiempo, you will receive a 3,000-yen coupon that can be used for workshops.

* Current Tiempo’s member
* Coupons cannot be used to pay group lessons fees.

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