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

Ladies Cuban Rumba Styling Workshop at CBD

When: Saturday, June 2

Where: City Dance Studio: Level 4, 203 Castlereagh St., Sydney CBD

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Level: INTERMEDIATE/ ADVANCED level female dancers

Cost: $30

Note: Bring a full skirt, or large shawl / sarong to dance with.

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Social Dancing Night & Open Evening

When: Wednesday, June 6th

Where: Nth Curl Curl Community Center

Time: 6:45pm - 9:15pm

Cost: $10

Note: Pay $5 when you bring one paying friend, FREE with 2 or more paying friends

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Term3 - Wednesday Night Salsa

When: Wednesday, Jun 13th

Where: Nth Curl Curl Community Center

Time: 8pm - 9pm

Level: Beginner

Cost: $144

Note: This price is for new students only.

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Cuban Dance Intensive Tour

Where: Havana, Varadero Beach

Time: Friday, Dec 7 - Tuesday, Dec 18

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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