Welcome to Cuba Baila

Founder & Director

Yarima Gavilan

Yarima is a professional dancer born and trained in Cuba. CUBAN DANCER, PERFORMER, ENTERTAINER, DANCE TEACHER, and ZUMBA INSTRUCTOR, Yarima invites you to learn to dance Salsa CUBAN STYLE ! Cuban Salsa is an ever evolving street style, sexy, sensual, funky, and FUN!

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News & Events

Cuba Dance Holidays

When: 6th - 17th Dec, 11 nights

Where: Cuba


Cuba Baila School Social Dance Night

When: Thursday, 12th Dec

Where: Curl Curl Sports Centre on Abbott rd

Time: 6:45 - 9:45 pm

Cost: $10


New 8-Week Term

Where: 3 Locations.

Time: From 7pm

Cost: $144 New Students, $130 Returning Students


2019 Cuba Baila Christmas Beach Salsa Party

When: Saturday, 23rd Nov

Where: North Curl Curl Beach Reserve. Cnr Huston Pde and Surf Rd

Time: 1pm - 6pm

Note: Park on Surf Rd or Pitt Rd to avoid the parking fees.


We regularly have new workshops, classes and social dance nights; make sure to check them out!

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Students Reviews

I feel happy just arriving at Yarima's class. She is so warm and welcoming to everyone. I recently did the four week ladies styling, and it was packed with moves and tips to look more Cuban...lots of learning just by following. I wish it were on every week!..

Anna Brennan

I've been taking private classes with Yarima for a few months now. I remember the first class I was just blown away at how Yarima made it feel like we had known each other for years, her warmth made me feel so relaxed and comfortable. Since then Yarima has never failed to leave me feeling amazing after each class. I especially love how she pick..

Ben 'Red' Wilderink

Dancing with Yarima is a breath of fresh air. I stumbled across her classes in the last few months but am so glad I did. She has an infectious smile, warmth and generosity of spirit and it spills over to such a fun class that inevitably I get told off for being cheeky or not paying attention ;). She has other warm and friendly teachers in her class..

Brent Carryer

I did my first workshop with Yarima a couple of years ago at the Rueda festival. My hips have learnt to move in a whole new way! She is constantly smiling, is very cheeky and so inspiring to learn from. Such an inspirational dance teacher and performer...I'm so happy to have joined her again this year! Can't wait for more!!!..

Cheryl Crowell

Love Yarima. She's warm, she's fun, she's high-energy and she's a terrific teacher of Cuban Salsa. I am really enjoying her classes at her North Curl Curl venue...spacious room, lots of male students attending her classes, and a great mix of ages. Highly recommend her classes...

Fiona Sullivan

Yarima is the best dance teacher I have ever met. She is not only great teacher but also wonderful person who cares with warm heart and smile. Every time I see her, she lit up everyones spirits with her love of music and dance. I recommend everyone to take her cuban salsa lesson. If you want to fun fun fun dance lesson, Yarima's ..

Sumi Da