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Cuban Salsa Beginners

05 Jul 2022 to 26 Jul 2022



60 minutes

About the class

Our tutor guides you through a warm-up and the basics, gradually increasing the pace and difficulty as you develop. Join us with a partner or come along solo!


Online booking will close 10 minutes before the start time. Please ensure all personal information is entered correctly when booking your class.

Tickets can also be brought by cash or card at reception, places are subject to availability.

The capacity is 30 participants


Choose a date and time...

Tue 05 Jul 22
Tue 12 Jul 22
Tue 19 Jul 22
Tue 26 Jul 22

Studio Class FAQs

Our staff members will be there to guide you and answer any questions you may have.

Masks: We encourage all our visitors and customers to wear masks or facial coverings when entering the building, using the main staircase or lift to access Level 5 Reception, unless medically exempt.

Reception: Please sanitise your hands before entering the studio. We recommend you come to the studios changed and ready to go, however, our changing/shower facilities are open.
Please ensure you are on time, if you are more than 15 minutes late to class you won’t be able to access the studio.
If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend the studios to keep you and others safe. Visit the NHS website for more information:

Tickets: Can be pre-booked and pre-paid for online via our DX online booking system or purchased at reception via cash or card, subject to availability.

When you buy online you will need to set up your account via our booking system. To book classes online please click here or click the shopping cart icon in the header of the website to access the account registration process and follow the simple set-up instructions.

Once purchased, tickets cannot be exchanged, refunded or transferred unless the class/event is cancelled or you test positive for COVID-19. (You will need to supply proof of a positive test that has been reported to the government website.)

Concessions are available to those who are:

  • Over 60s
  • Students
  • People with disabilities
  • People on Universal Credit
  • Emergency services workers
  • NHS and social care sector workers
  • Armed forces

ID will be required on arrival

Anything comfortable that lets you move freely. You can wear tracksuit bottoms, leggings & t-shirts for most classes. Please wear light-soled trainers or dance shoes (if you have them), Contemporary and yoga classes are bare feet.


Yes, we recommend you come to the studios changed and ready to go, however, changing/shower facilities are open.
We don’t have lockers so please take all your valuable possessions with you into the studio from the changing rooms.
Yes, please bring your refillable water bottle with you. You can take bottles with you into the studios.
You won’t be allowed to join a class if you’re more than 15 minutes late. This is because you’ll have missed the warm-up, which increases your chance of injury.
We aim to make our classes accessible to everyone regardless of disability. Read our information here or please call us on 0121 667 6730 or email to discuss any support you might need.

Key Information

60 minutes
Full Price: £7.50, Concession: £6.50
Special Offers
Buy 5 classes (in one transaction) get £5 off
Suitable For

DX Studio 2


Helen Calcutt

Cuban Salsa Tutor

Originally a student of classical ballet and jazz, Helen went on to perform as a commercial dancer before moving into contemporary dance, and later, Cuban rhythms and salsa. Trained with U.K.A Dance, Trinity, and Creative Alliance, she performs, choreographs, and teaches across the U.K.

Helen has collaborated with the likes of Def Motion, The Birmingham Conservatoire, The Hippodrome, Integra Lab, BIDF, Canela Fina, The DX, The REP, and The BBC, among others. Also a poet, and with a degree in Philosophy and Professional Writing, she creates work that forms connections between dance and text, as well as drawing on her background of varied techniques to explore new movement, especially in theatre and performance. In 2014 she created and performed a solo work ‘Mairna’ at The Southbank Centre as part of the Poetry In Festival. In 2017 she devised a contemporary piece incorporating sign-language, performed at The Birmingham Weekender Festival. She was a choreographer on Regional Voice Theatre’s new production ‘The Darlaston Dog Fight’, showcased at The Arena in 2018. She was movement director on a community-based performance ‘I’d Do It All Again’ for MAT in June 2018.

Helen teaches classes in contemporary dance, salsa, jazz and commercial dance in the city, also working in Early Stages development through to third-year vocational dance study. She regularly delivers masterclasses choreographic and creative practice The Uni of Birmingham and The Uni of Wolverhampton.

Helen believes Cuban-salsa to be one of the most focused and enriching movement disciplines, and that the joy found in its social aspects can be experienced and nurtured in the studio. Her classes focus on rhythm, connection, and attention to detail. She creates a vibrant, friendly atmosphere where dancers can flourish.

Helen Calcutt Headshot