Who Are We?

In 2002, J Smooth Salsa began with the purpose of offering professional, academic-level salsa lessons for those unsure of whether salsa dancing is for them, at a minimal cost. JSS has offered free salsa lessons since August 2002 for thousands of people and has contributed to the community donations and services for just as long.

On March 16, 2012, J Smooth Salsa offerred its last Salsa lesson to the San Jose community due to financial challenges. March 16 marks exactly 9 years and 6 months that it was open as the very first lesson was on August 16, 2002.

The San Jose Salsa community was barely anything when JSS started and is now rich with dance instructors and events. In March 2013, J Smooth Salsa realized that it needed to go where it was needed most, and moved its classes to Sebastopol, Calif. in Sonoma County where the salsa community is still very small in the Northern Bay Area. Teaming with "Move 2 Change Studio" in Sebastopol, Calif., J Smooth Salsa offers beginning and intermediate salsa lessons.

In October 2013, JSS ended its lessons due to time constraints. Currently plans to relocate are up in the air.

Dedicated to sharing the excitement of salsa in the South Bay

Determined to create salsa dancers from the average person

Judge and event manager for the annual San Francisco Bachata Festival (2009 - present)

Judge and event manager for the annual Reno Bachata Festival (2008 - present)

Dance performance at Alum Rock Salsa Festival (2008)

Judge at the Amateur Jack & Jill Competition at Coco Boom, Reno NV (2007)

Dance instruction at Mountain Salsa Dance, Quincy CA (2007)

Dance instruction for Cupertino High School District (2007)

$3,000 contribution to Cupertino School District for The Hurricane Katrina Benefit (2005)

Dance performance at the Cubberly Theatre, Mountain View (2005)

Dance Instruction at the NetIP Kanisha Benefit Fundraiser (2005)

$500+ auction in services towards Tsunami Victim Relief Assistance Benefit (2005)

Dance performance at the 11th Annual Human Race

$1300 sponsor for the 11th Annual Human Race (2005)

Dance performance at "Party Like A Rock Star" Benefit for Brain Tumor Research (2004)

Quarter Finalists - 2004 Cardinal Classic

4th Place - 2004 Reno Dance Sensation Swing & Salsa Championship

Recognized as an "Established Service" with Japantown Business Association

Dance performance at the 10th Annual Human Race (2004)

$1,000 sponsored for the 10th Annual Human Race (2004)

Dance performance at the 10th Annual Human Race (2004)

Dance instruction for the Salsa Club at Foothill College (2003)

Dance instruction for Sigma Chi fraternity of SJSU (2003)

Dance performance at the 2002 CET Holiday Banquet (2002)

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Our vision is to provide salsa content that is comprehensive and useful for any person, of any dance level, that is free. Knowledge is key in becoming a salsa dancer.



By providing salsa lessons in fully developed and detailed formats, we want our attendees to salsa dance quickly without compromising detail.



One must be inspired to become a great dancer. By providing an environment that is motivating and positive, our attendees are capable of making and accomplishing their goals.