WELCOME TO Orí Dance Academy
Nothing is More NATURAL Than MOVEMENT
Leave all your worries behind and come shake it off at Orí Dance Academy. For centuries, civilizations have lifted their spirits through dancing, and now you can do the same. Whether you’re an advanced dancer or just starting out, we have something to offer everyone. Have a look at our available classes to find the right fit for you.
Who We Are
We are Orí Dance Academy, masters of movement and facilitators of fun!
As the fastest growing Salsa school in Scotland, we have already created a family of social, as well as professional, dancers - and we are looking forward to welcoming new members every day!
Whether you're dancing for fun or fitness you will make new friends and, with the encouragement of our dedicated instructors, learn to move on the dance floor with musicality and style.
With weekly classes in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, as well as guest workshops across the UK, Orí Dance Academy has established a vibrant and unique network of Cuban Dance classes - Salsa, Timba, Reggaeton, Son, Rumba, Afro-Contemporary, Rueda De Casino, Musicality and Styling.
So, if you are looking for more than just "steps", be sure to find a fun filled course near you for any level, from absolute beginners to advanced.
All classes are unique and innovative, integrating a cultural and musical education into the learning of dance and allowing you to develop your personality, style and artistic expression via movement.
Our experienced instructors are passionate about helping each dancer achieve their highest potential, while also having as much fun as possible.
Have a look at our class schedule below to find the one that best fits your needs.
-07:00pm-08:00pm🕚 Absolute Beginners
Wbsters, 416 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G20 6NN
-06:30pm-07:30pm🕚 Open Level
Dance HQ, 79 Sword Street, Glasgow, G31 1EG
El Paso Tapas Bar, Edinburgh, 3A1 Dundas Street, EH3 6QG
Free Entry Social
09:00pm - 11:00pm
Yainer Carbonell Vegueriz (Cuba)
(Co-Founder & Artistic Director of Ori Dance Academy, Instructor, Dancer, Choreographer)
Yainer - Glasgow’s “evil dance genius” as referred to by his students – is one of Cuba’s foremost professional dancers and choreographers with extensive experience for stage and screen in Contemporary dance and Cuban popular dance, specializing in Afro-Cuban folklore. Prior to moving to the UK, Yainer spent four years as a full-time dancer with Ballet TVC Nacional – one of Cuba’s leading dance companies, and certainly the company with the widest repertoire, and 3 years as a principal dancer with Oro Negro, specialising in Afro-Cuban folklore, touring regularly throughout Europe. His numerous UK performances and choreographic credits include dancing before her Majesty the Queen for the Commonwealth Observance at Westminster Abbey, the full-length theatre show ‘ASERE: On My Mind’ with a cast of 10 which debuted at Glasgow’s Mitchell Theatre in October 2011 and constant appearances at UK’s biggest Salsa Congresses such as the London and Bournmouth Salsa congresses, Afro Cuban Salsa Fiesta in Norwich and Salsa Feel The Heat in Wigan.
Anneta "La Rusa" Tampuori (Russia)
(Co-Founder & Managing Director of Ori Dance Academy, Instructor, Dancer, Choreographer)
Anneta's training starts way back in Russia with an extensive history in Gymnastics, Synchronized Swimming and Latin dance. She is no stranger to stage and screen performances having participated in various competitions and festivals across Russia with her schools dance team. Since her arrival in the UK, 13 years ago, she has continued to undergo training in various other disciplines inc. Contemporary, Afro, Ballet, Cuban popular dance and Afro Cuban Folklore.
About Our Company