Reviews

Rebecca N

I am taking private Salsa lessons with Mark after experiencing his great group classes. I wanted to really up my game. The privates-lessons are amazing! . Mark is a great teacher for me. The subtle detail is what I wanted. It’s better than I could have imagined. I feel like I’m really dancing sa Read More…

Michele I

If you are someone who wants to dance but has not dared to do so, go to SalsaMarin. Mark’s experience and commitment to his students dancing well is remarkable and inspiring. I had hoped to learn to dance the salsa but never expected to understand in addition the history, musicality, and culture o Read More…

J O

Love Salsa Marin! Mark, Teri and rest of crew are spectacular. We do both the group and private lessons. The group lessons are educational and have a dance party vibe. The privates have really helped us focus on aspects that are important to us. Mark’s attention to details and the students needs i Read More…

Bruce H

Capable instruction, I give you that ….. Mark is in the details, methodical and is great at keeping it light … I have been dancing a long time though new to Salsa … for those who want progress through good understanding of the fundamentals …. Salsa Marin is a great place for learning Read More…

Greg M

Mark’s enthusiasm for the dance is infectious and he is a great teacher! Definitely 5 stars! Read More…

Rebecca B

Mark is a great teacher. He is passionate about music, rhythm and dance, very creative in his teaching methods, and fun to work with. His attention to detail allows me to move with more ease through life and across the dance floor. I feel safe and cared for. Thanks Mark! Read More…

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Eva L

Mark is a fun and very attentive dance instructor– he delivers on his promise that it’s not just learning steps but feeling the music and being in sync with your dancing partner. I thought that I knew how to dance BUT dancing with Mark changed my perspective, as there is always room for an impro Read More…

Susan K

After one private lesson with Mark I am absolutely compelled to write a review. It was an exceptional experience. Yes, Mark is clearly a gifted dancer; I knew this going in. I had seen him in group lessons and was impressed by his energy, his intelligent break down of moves and his supportive but di Read More…

Greet H

Taking salsa lessons at Salsa Marin has been truly transformational for me! And Mark is just an awesome teacher and human being. There are so many things I like about the experience: the ease of scheduling (thank you Cat!), the flexibility in scheduling classes, the venue, the kindness and above all Read More…

Inner Smile Y

Fabulous experience with studio rental for my yoga group. Mark has gone above and beyond with upgrades to the studio and is easy and wonderful to work with. Great space for community events. Thanks so much! Read More…

Xing T

Mark is a great teacher. He is very patient and also passionate about sharing the happiness of dancing. He can teach you cool moves and make you shine in parties. I don’t have any experience about dancing before. He gives me confidence to dance like a real dancer. Read More…

Susan R

It’s been such a pleasure dancing with Mark and Teri! The group classes are light and fun, super accessible, and really do teach you to dance quickly! My husband and I took a few private lessons, and our progress has been a pleasant surprise. Mark is a talented teacher who will meet you where you ar Read More…

Teri

I’ve been taking private lessons for almost a year with Salsa Marin as a complete novice/beginner and have learned so much! I’ve enjoyed the challenges and gained the confidence to now dance with almost anyone socially. The group lessons are also a fun way to meet and dance with others at about Read More…

Mike H

I’ve been taking salsa lessons with Mark and practicing with Teri. It’s been so fun learning Salsa dance with them. I am full of gratitude towards them for their patience and fun teaching style. I came to Salsa Marin with little to no salsa dance experience. You could say I was a complete novice Read More…

Leila M

Salsa Marin are skilled, laid back and so much fun! We’ve been doing special salsa events with them for six months and they’re fantastic. Read More…

Ines F

This place welcomes anyone with open arms who wants to learn to dance Salsa (or Cumbia, or Bachata…) Mark and Teri are terrific! Always making it fun, never losing patience with the beginner who has 2 left feet! I look forward to TGIF Salsa every week! I love that people of all ages, colors and ba Read More…

Morgan k

Super fun teachers! Mark and Kat are very warm and welcoming. Highly recommended! Read More…

Adrienne Simms B

I have attended numerous salsa classes and had one previous private salsa instructor. Mark Ellis is, without hesitation, the best salsa teacher I have ever experienced. He doesn’t just teach steps or turns or moves. He teaches style, rhythm, history and music appreciation.The entire time he is doing Read More…

Tomio M

Salsa Marin has developed a fun and supportive dance program that has been the driving force of my progression from a complete beginner to an intermediate level dancer. Mark is a character! He leads the class with a lot of energy, humor, and expertise. His teaching assistant, Kat, plays the role of Read More…

Rebecca N

I am taking private Salsa lessons with Mark after experiencing his great group classes. I wanted to really up my game. The privates-lessons are amazing! . Mark is a great teacher for me. The subtle detail is what I wanted. It’s better than I could have imagined. I feel like I’m really dancing sa Read More…

Irving

Hace dos años atras yo no sabia bailar nada y era muy penoso. Pero cuando entre por primera vez a Salsa Marin me dieron la vienvenida que esperaba eso me animo mucho. Desde entonces practico frecuente con Mark y Kathy ellos son los mejores instructores que haí. Bueno les recomiendo mucho Salsa Mar Read More…

J O

Love Salsa Marin! Mark, Teri and rest of crew are spectacular. We do both the group and private lessons. The group lessons are educational and have a dance party vibe. The privates have really helped us focus on aspects that are important to us. Mark’s attention to details and the students needs i Read More…

Jim A

El maestro Mark trae experiencia de musico y bailador. Con su pareja Kat, ensenan los pasos de salsa con sabor. Uno se siente comodo entre el grupo. En Ingles : Down to earth place where people learn and have fun ! Read More…

Greg M

Mark’s enthusiasm for the dance is infectious and he is a great teacher! Definitely 5 stars! Read More…

Efren B

Siempre disfruto mucho el trabajar con Mark & Kat. Continuamente por los últimos 5 años hemos compartido varios eventos e incluso algunos clientes por medio de clases de baile y zumba. Me da mucho gusto ver todo lo que “Salsa Marin” a logrado con la comunidad en Marin County y el Area de la ba Read More…

Eva L

Mark is a fun and very attentive dance instructor– he delivers on his promise that it’s not just learning steps but feeling the music and being in sync with your dancing partner. I thought that I knew how to dance BUT dancing with Mark changed my perspective, as there is always room for an impro Read More…

Emily R

Salsa Marin is so much more than just a dance class; it’s a real community. Very supportive, fun, and joyful community. Mark is a bright light and will make you feel welcome the moment you set foot in the studio. He and Kat teach clearly and offer just the right amount of challenge. Salsa is such a Read More…

Greet H

Taking salsa lessons at Salsa Marin has been truly transformational for me! And Mark is just an awesome teacher and human being. There are so many things I like about the experience: the ease of scheduling (thank you Cat!), the flexibility in scheduling classes, the venue, the kindness and above all Read More…

Hannah R

So much fun!!! I’ve really enjoyed coming to these classes. Mark, Kat, and Lucie make it such a warm and inviting atmosphere. Read More…

Xing T

Mark is a great teacher. He is very patient and also passionate about sharing the happiness of dancing. He can teach you cool moves and make you shine in parties. I don’t have any experience about dancing before. He gives me confidence to dance like a real dancer. Read More…

Diego A

Salsa Marín es un bueno lugar para a prender o mejorar a bailar. Especial mente la gente Que llegan sun muy amigables y Mark y Kathy son unos de los mejores maestro de Marín. Read More…

Teri

I’ve been taking private lessons for almost a year with Salsa Marin as a complete novice/beginner and have learned so much! I’ve enjoyed the challenges and gained the confidence to now dance with almost anyone socially. The group lessons are also a fun way to meet and dance with others at about Read More…

Eric C

Mark and Kat are fantastic, I’d never salsa danced before, and have steadily improved. I’ve been to group and private lessons with them and look forward to each week to see what I’ll learn next. Always a fun time. They’ve tailored a program that suits me and have been a great inspiration, hi Read More…

Leila M

Salsa Marin are skilled, laid back and so much fun! We’ve been doing special salsa events with them for six months and they’re fantastic. Read More…

Carlos A

Gracias a los maestros de salsa Marin y su paciencia para ensenar he aprendido ha bailar salsa es muy buena su class la recomiendo ampliamente Read More…

Morgan k

Super fun teachers! Mark and Kat are very warm and welcoming. Highly recommended! Read More…

Ana R

Una amiga me comento de este lugar (salsa marin) gracias a los instructores son buenísimos yo siempre sentía miedo,pena, me ponía nerviosa, insegura Gracias Mark gracias Katherine por tener una gran carisma, motivación, entusiasmo les admiro yo pensé que no iba a prender y me siento muy content Read More…

Tomio M

Salsa Marin has developed a fun and supportive dance program that has been the driving force of my progression from a complete beginner to an intermediate level dancer. Mark is a character! He leads the class with a lot of energy, humor, and expertise. His teaching assistant, Kat, plays the role of Read More…

priscilla h

I love dancing, but I’m not a teenager, Mark and Kat meet you where you are and take you the next step. All ages are welcome and you get to dance with everyone, Mark included. Always fun, always respectful no cookie cutter approach .Their instruction is flexible; they discover ways to get you to und Read More…

Irving

Hace dos años atras yo no sabia bailar nada y era muy penoso. Pero cuando entre por primera vez a Salsa Marin me dieron la vienvenida que esperaba eso me animo mucho. Desde entonces practico frecuente con Mark y Kathy ellos son los mejores instructores que haí. Bueno les recomiendo mucho Salsa Mar Read More…

Lucie E

When I met Mark, I was already an advance dancer. However, I still had some difficulties with some turns and foot work. Mark offered me his private classes and helped me to overcome my dancing obstacles. You should see me on the dance floor now!!! 🙂 I feel like he untangled my feet! On top of thi Read More…

Jim A

El maestro Mark trae experiencia de musico y bailador. Con su pareja Kat, ensenan los pasos de salsa con sabor. Uno se siente comodo entre el grupo. En Ingles : Down to earth place where people learn and have fun ! Read More…

Katharine G

Salsa Marin is a great place to learn to dance to Latin rhythms. Group lessons are lively and fun. Mark is hysterical and makes you feel at home even if you are a beginner. Lessons for all levels. People are super nice! It feels like a community. Read More…

Efren B

Siempre disfruto mucho el trabajar con Mark & Kat. Continuamente por los últimos 5 años hemos compartido varios eventos e incluso algunos clientes por medio de clases de baile y zumba. Me da mucho gusto ver todo lo que “Salsa Marin” a logrado con la comunidad en Marin County y el Area de la ba Read More…

Emily R

Salsa Marin is so much more than just a dance class; it’s a real community. Very supportive, fun, and joyful community. Mark is a bright light and will make you feel welcome the moment you set foot in the studio. He and Kat teach clearly and offer just the right amount of challenge. Salsa is such a Read More…

Hannah R

So much fun!!! I’ve really enjoyed coming to these classes. Mark, Kat, and Lucie make it such a warm and inviting atmosphere. Read More…

Diego A

Salsa Marín es un bueno lugar para a prender o mejorar a bailar. Especial mente la gente Que llegan sun muy amigables y Mark y Kathy son unos de los mejores maestro de Marín. Read More…

Eric C

Mark and Kat are fantastic, I’d never salsa danced before, and have steadily improved. I’ve been to group and private lessons with them and look forward to each week to see what I’ll learn next. Always a fun time. They’ve tailored a program that suits me and have been a great inspiration, hi Read More…

Carlos A

Gracias a los maestros de salsa Marin y su paciencia para ensenar he aprendido ha bailar salsa es muy buena su class la recomiendo ampliamente Read More…

Ana R

Una amiga me comento de este lugar (salsa marin) gracias a los instructores son buenísimos yo siempre sentía miedo,pena, me ponía nerviosa, insegura Gracias Mark gracias Katherine por tener una gran carisma, motivación, entusiasmo les admiro yo pensé que no iba a prender y me siento muy content Read More…

priscilla h

I love dancing, but I’m not a teenager, Mark and Kat meet you where you are and take you the next step. All ages are welcome and you get to dance with everyone, Mark included. Always fun, always respectful no cookie cutter approach .Their instruction is flexible; they discover ways to get you to und Read More…

Lucie E

When I met Mark, I was already an advance dancer. However, I still had some difficulties with some turns and foot work. Mark offered me his private classes and helped me to overcome my dancing obstacles. You should see me on the dance floor now!!! 🙂 I feel like he untangled my feet! On top of thi Read More…

Katharine G

Salsa Marin is a great place to learn to dance to Latin rhythms. Group lessons are lively and fun. Mark is hysterical and makes you feel at home even if you are a beginner. Lessons for all levels. People are super nice! It feels like a community. Read More…