The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Salsa Dancing



Once you complete the A Dance to Remember Quest the time limit for the salsa dancing hobby will start straight away, to begin this hobby you need to buy the jukebox from the promotions r us store for S5,000 and place it in one of your sims houses:


I cannot place the jukebox, it says its locked/ limited item, what do I do? You will have this problem if you try and place it from the new items tab, look in your inventory instead to be able to place the jukebox in one of your sims houses.

If you complete this hobby in the 7 day time limit you will unlock the Latin villa from the quest:

You will need two sims to complete this hobby at one time, the first sim selects wait for partner and the second sim selects one of the hobby options:

  • Quick Salsa- 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Extended Mambo- 7 hours 30 minutes

NOTE: you can only buy one jukebox the first time you complete this quest and 4 sims can use a jukebox at one time (2 couples) after the first time as many sims as you want can complete this hobby as you can buy as many jukeboxes as you want

After the time has passed come back and click the exclamation mark above your sims head to find one of the salsa dancing collectibles. Every time your sims complete one of the options above their salsa dancing hobby skill level up percentage will increase (it increases for both sims), once they reach 100% they will level up, there are 6 levels. You need to reach level 6 to be able to unlock all of the salsa dancing collectibles, once unlocked you will be able to find them.

The table below shows the level up percentage for each option:

This may change in future updates

 LEVEL 1 hour 30 minutes 7 hours 30 minutes
1-2 48% 188%
2-3 36% 141%
3-4 24% 94%
4-5 12% 47%
5-6 9% 37%

NOTE: it says 188% but you will start from 0% at level 2

The next table shows you for each level what salsa dancing collectibles you unlock (so you can then find those ones too) and also the level up reward that a second and future sims will receive when they level up in this hobby:

1 Flailing Fiasco Step to Step and Killer Tap are unlocked in the hobby collection
2 Out of Step Side Rock Slider and Miami Ice are now unlocked in the hobby collection 250XP
3 Wily Dancer Hot Yogurt and Ultimate Dip are now unlocked in the hobby collection 500XP
4 Hot Stepper Espresso Empress and Around the World are now unlocked in the hobby collection S750
5 Dancing Dynamo Dashing Desperado is now unlocked in the hobby collection 10,000 Town Value
6 Sovereign of Salsa Three Way Stopper, Anaconda Animal and Eduardo King are now unlocked in the hobby collection.

You can now complete the collection!


NOTE: only the first sims completing this hobby needs to get to level 6 to unlock all the collectibles, future sims will be able to find any collectible even if they are only on level 1 in this hobby (and they can do the shortest option to try and find the collectibles quicker!)

You won’t find a new collectible each time, you will get repeats, if this happens just keep going, you will find them eventually! If it is still taking too long you can use the lucky spin on the row where you cannot find the item, this will cost LPs, when you click on the LP button it will clear the row and give you a random collectible on that row so you aren’t guaranteed a new item (you will get back any other collectibles you already had in that row) Need to earn some LPs to use the lucky spin?


The completed salsa dancing collection is shown below, once you complete the collection you need to click ‘start a new collection’ at the top of the hobby collection screen, this clears the board so you can complete the collection again to earn more rewards (you will only get the option to restart the hobby collection when you have completed the collection):

You will earn XPs when you complete a row in the hobby but to complete the collection you need to find all 12 of the collectibles

If you complete this hobby in the time limit you will unlock the Latin Villa, the first one is free after that on a standard it costs 125SP and on a premium it costs 175SP. More information on the villa can be found in my house guide part five

You also unlock:

The latin paving for patios, balconies and pools


Latin Mosaic, Latin Concrete and Latin Shapes flooring 

Latin Exterior Stucco Tile (exterior walls)


Latin Red Stucco, Latin Blue Stucco and Latin Tile Mosaic walls 

The rewards for completing this collection are the breakdancing hobby and 5 LP:

  • The first time you complete this collection you unlock the breakdancing hobby (even if you don’t manage to complete in the time limit) this is another time limited hobby, you need to buy the breakdancing boom box from promotions r us to begin the hobby:


  • From the second time onwards each time you complete the collection you will earn 5LP

Confused about hobbies? Read my Hobbies Frequently Asked Questions post

Find all hobby posts here

Related Hobby: Breakdancing


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377 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Salsa Dancing

  1. Sorry, just to clarify: when you complete the hobby do you get a villa for free or do you still have to pay even if you complete it on the time limit?
    Also, to complete the hobby do you just have to level up to the highest level or do you have to collect the 12 item things?
    Btw, I love your blog so much – it has helped me so many times! So thank you haha!

  2. I forgot to put this in my last post, sorry! But do you still get the brea dancing hobby if you don’t complete it in the time limit?

  3. Any tips on how to make the additional content download faster ? Because it’s been stuck on 2.75 for a week. Please answer.

  4. Can I complete the Salsa Dancing Hobby by doing “Quick Salsa” over and over again, or do I have to do the long 7 1/2 hour “Extended Mamba” to get like the more rare trophies?

  5. The Latin villa expired with 2 days on the clock, is there a way to resolve this? Has anyone else had this problem?

  6. I started the hobby and I had 4 more days until the time ran out for the Latin villa. A bit later I when on the game and I said the villa had crumbled! I don’t know what to do.

  7. Not sure if this question has been asked, sorry if it has, but can I use a neighbor’s jukebox? If so, will I get the collectables if I just “wait for dancing parnter”, or can this hobby only be completed in my own town?

    Thank you for your help! I worship your posts!

  8. I’m sorry if this question has already been asked. Just wanted to know, is there any benefit of cheering your sims while they are dancing? Will this increase my level faster?

  9. I keep getting the same collectibles over and over and only have 34 hours left to complete the hobby. Did you have this issue? I’m at level 6/6 and have had my Sims dancing nonstop

  10. My Salsa Sims cannot get the LAST TROPHY! They’ve been at it for days. He leads, she leads, quick salsa, long salsa, it doesn’t matter. How do I get the last trophy?

    • All you can do is just keep going, there aren’t any tricks to it- some of them just take forever to find! I would suggest you stick with the shortest option to try and find it quicker. You could use the lucky spin on this but that will cost you LPs.

  11. I hope you’re not tired of being thanked for a brilliant and helpful site because here comes another thank you 😉 I’ve been playing for quite some time now and have finished pretty much all quest within the time limit. Only I failed to complete the salsa dancing quest so I missed out on the latin villa. Do such quests ever return or do I simply have to accept that I cannot get the latin villa template?

    • It’s lovely to be thanked actually! 🙂
      Unfortunately the only way you would be able to get the villa now is if they add it to the online store at some point so you can buy it for real money (or if they give it to you as a prize on their birthday in December but I don’t know if anyone has got the villa before this way! Sorry!)

  12. just to be clear if it is my first time unlocking the villa within the time limit i will get the template for FREE? that would be awesome

  13. I’ve been doing this event the whole time with the same two sims now both level 6 salsa dancer only 27 hours left and still need 4 dances to complete the collection. How do I get this completed before time runs out. Very frustrating

  14. Hi, I bought the jukebox and when I’m about to place it in a house it says limited item and i cant drag the jukebox. I need help, anyone?

  15. Hey, I just wanted to know if I should do quik salsa or extended mambo ? And what if I switch partners ? I mean new sims.

    • You should do extended mambo to level up to level 6 and then do the quick salsa once you reach level 6 to earn all the trophies as quickly as possible.
      If you switch to two completely new sims then you will have to level them up again so wait until you reach level 6 before you change their hobby otherwise you will waste time trying to reach level 6 with the new pair.

  16. I passed the dance to remember quest, but i bought the jukebox on the promotions r us store, but i cant put it anywhere, it says there is one already?! where is it i cant seem to find it, i cant go back to villa what do i do??

    • Have you placed the jukebox in a house yet? If you have you will need to go to each house until you find it. If not you need to look in your inventory under hobby and career items to be able to place it, if you try and place it from new items it will say its locked or a limited item.

  17. Thank you, you beautiful human! i have been looking for the answers on how to start this Salsa hobby and no one could tell me! Thank you!

  18. Same here… THANKS!! you have become my number one reference for any question I got in the game, I just come to you page and have all the info I need plus tips… really appreciate you taking the time to give us a hand!

  19. Is the quest for the Latin Villa a discorvery task? Can I start it whenever I want? As soon as I finish a Dance To Remember, I’m starting A Bump-y Ride.

  20. hi! i only discovered this quest when just 6 days last from the 7 days limit. will it be enough to complete this hobby? thank you 🙂

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