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

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

  1. excuse me, but is it even possible to complete a hobby in just 7 days? bcs i failed at Ringlets of Fire quest:(

  2. Hiya, I can’t seem to get an any from anywhere about my issue. I had the task to eat hors d’ovures at the villa, I can get to the villa but the roof is still on and it won’t let my sim in. Now the dance to remember quest has past its 7 days and without doing it I can’t build the mall etc!!! Can you HELP !!! 🙂

  3. Hi. I’ve been trying to complete the salsa hobby for months and months. I can’t unlock the last trophy! Literally all my other hobbies I’ve completed and started again and again and also managed to build my whole town and complete all quests but this one hobby I can’t finish. Do you think there could be a glitch as it’s taking soooo long?

    • This issue needs to be fixed. You have 7 days, it took me 4 months of 24/7 dancing. It makes no sense, that was the beginning of the end for me. I very rarely open this app anymore and that was how it started. Not to mention you spend time and simoleans building a huge restaurant, disco, mall, ski resort, etc and you can’t have more than 10 Sims at a time in any of them. The death phase makes me feel really creepy when a Sim transitions. I’m pretty much just over this game.

      • Me too! I have been doing the salsa and figure skating for months and cannot get the last medal/trophy 😔. I even had to stop my figure skater from growing old it’s been so long. I had 11 Sims get old in the course of 3 days! 11! That means they are all going to die at the same time too 😩. Anyone know if you get free babies when they do? I am not going to make any money since no one can work. I think I’m about done with this game too. I no longer care about my characters, I can barely figure out who they even are since they have changed into an old people. Not cool,EA 😠.

  4. i have passed dance to remember quest. i have put salsa jukebox at my home..but why salsa dancing quest is not appear?

  5. I am doing the dance to remember quest now, I think I will cry if I don’t completely the hobby in time to get the villa ha! Is the LP’s at the side of the hobby square lines for the lucky spins? Or can you actually buy the ones you need? I don’t want to click on them n waist my money.

  6. Hello! I have a problem with my Spanish villa house since the latest update. When I first got the villa the sim, George Clooney:) could do anything inside and practiced salsa dancing all day. Since the newest update he is stuck standing in front of the front door (inside) and he won’t move anywhere. He can go to work and can be called to another property and then move about. I called another sim to the villa and he was dropped outside on the patio by the pool. He could move around until he got inside near George and then he wouldn’t go. I would assume there is something blocking like a piece of furniture but I have not moved or rearranged anything in the villa. It’s exactly the same as I bought it except and singing fish. Have you had anyone else with this problem? I’m guessimg it’s a glitch that they need to fix but maybe you have a suggestion I can try in game?

  7. When trying to complete the salsa dancing hobby within the 7 days, is it best to choose the shorter dancing time (to get more tries at a new trophy) or does the longer dancing time have a better chance of a new trophy?

  8. Im doing the dance to remember quest and i cant get to the villa. It not outside the park. Please help!!

  9. I have completed the salsa dancing quest and purchased the jukebox but I can’T find it in my home store, nor is it available anymore in the promotion store. Please help.

  10. I already missed this timed quest and the prized Villa and until now, , for over a month now of dancing salsa, I still couldn’t complete the Trophies for the breakdancing to be unlock! This is getting annoying … Any tips for being able to complete the trophies?

    • All you can really do is just keep going, unfortunately they seem to have made this hobby harder to complete in the time limit
      You could use LPs but as you missed the time limit prize I don’t think you need to waste LPs on it

  11. if i don’t have wifi connection for a while will the timer still go down?

    Im gonna be away to a place with no wifi!!! And i really want to complete this quest

  12. I’m 2 days since reaching level 6 and can’t get last row of tropies. I dance for 1.5 h and can’t get it. Tried 7.5 h and got it and next day got the save trophy with 1.5 h but I can’t get others…

  13. Hi, I’m trying to complete the salda dancing hobby but I can’t seem to make any progress after level 1. Whenever i get 100% on level 1, it would start all over again. Do you have any idea why this might be happening? Contacting EA are pointless because they have never answer my inquiries.

    • Sorry I don’t know why its doing that, it sounds like a glitch to me, only EA would be able to fix this problem for you as I can’t sort out technical issues unfortunately

  14. What a stupid way by EA for the alloted time limit of 7 days for a non-worth it prize. I just want the Sunset mall! Why does it take 3 days long for the part from Movie Marathon to Leave the Villa?
    And I only have 2 days left!

  15. Do you achieve it faster if you choose the hour and half dance or the longer dance? Or doesn’t it matter?

  16. I cat find the salsa jukebox in the promotions r us store. Is anyone else having this problem? What do I do?!

  17. The Latin Villa is for sale in the shop for $0.99, does anyone know if you actually get the house if you purchase this or are you just unlocking it to buy with SPs? I did not complete the hobby in time (still working on last trophy weeks later) but regret not getting the Villa :/

    P.S. I LOVE your blog it has been so helpful thank you!!!!

  18. This Salsa Dancing hobby has really put a damper on a lot of my enthusiasm for this game. I threw a bunch of LPs at this hobby to speed it up and try to get it finished within the time limit, and that still didn’t work. So, I paid the $.99 to unlock the Villa, and I still don’t see it show up as a build option on my lots. I contacted FireMonkey, but at this point, I honestly don’t care. I’ll probably continue playing the game for now, but I’m not going to waste anymore time, simoleons, LPs or real world money to reach goals or add nice touches to the game. I’ll just get to things as I can. I’ll probably shelve the game for a while after the holidays. It seems as though they’ve made it super difficult to actually finish this hobby in the allotted time. I think that’s a mistake on their part, because that will leave a sour taste in people’s mouths to the point that they don’t want to play anymore. If a player puts in the time and/or resources (LPs, simoleons, etc.) to complete a goal, then they should be able to complete the goal. Bad form, EA.

  19. Hi! I hope you had a merry Christmas and a happy new year!
    I’m having problems with my a dance to remember quest. It popped up when I was visiting a friends town and I stupidly accepted it. The first task is to watch the dancers in the park. But there are no dancers in my park at all, and yes I have checked beside the statue. And if your wondering they’re not in my neighbours park either. So what is wrong? I keep checking back every day to see if they’re there! Now I’ve only got 4 days left please help 😖

    • Not sure why they aren’t showing up for you, have you tried restarting your device? That may help, if not I don’t know what else to suggest sorry but you may need to contact EA

  20. I’m stuck on a dance to remember the sim I had watch them dance has died so now I can’t enthuse about them to anyone what do I do

  21. How do you get the latin inspired wallpaper and flooring? I am level 47 and i have completed the dance to remember but don’t have the floors/wallpapers.

  22. Do you know if both sims have to be level 6 to gain a level 6 trophy? I had two sims at level 6 and only one trophy to get, but then one sim aged and can no longer salsa dance…:( (this is my second time completing this hobbie) thanks!

  23. I completed this hobby in a matter of 3 says or so but on my first day of the hobby I logged in and I got a message saying my time was up to get the villa…on the first day!! This also happened with other timed quests and hobbies. I get messages saying that my time is up when I’ve just started it. I’m done with the hobby and still no villa. I contacted ea days ago and have yet to hear from them. Is there anything else I can do? I like the game but I’m getting frustrated that all my timed items are being taken away before my time limit is up and its making me want to quit the game. Anyone else have this happen?

    • There isn’t much else you can do unfortunately as only they can fix technical issues, if you don’t hear back from them in a week or so try contacting them again, sorry! A lot of people have been having this problem on this update though

  24. Would it be a nightmare if I stopped mid-way through this quest? The length of time it’s taking to complete is so frustrating and sounds like a total let down.

    Please help!

    ((on the “chat” to another Sim step…))

    • You mean the dance to remember quest? It wouldn’t be a nightmare but you wouldn’t get the prize for completing in time and you wouldn’t be able to do another discovery quest until you finished it.

  25. I have the same problem as a poster above, still had 6 days and all the sudden a message flashes saying time is over and I didn’t complete it. I clicked on the support button and it took me to something called, I submitted my complaint. But I am wondering if that is correct? Do I need to go to the EA website instead?

  26. I’m having a super hard time getting the last two “trophys” for the salsa dancing hobby. I wasn’t able to do it in the 7 days, but I’m still trying to get the last two “trophys” in the fourth and last set.. (the one where the prize at the end says 2,000xp) I have been trying with the same two sims for over a week! using both the short and extended versions. I have tried everything I think. I’ve switched the two to have the one wait and the other sim join, I’ve rushed with LPS. and I still cannot get the last two trophy needed to complete the hobby. help please? I will try anything! thank you so much.

  27. I did not complete the hobby in the 7 days. So I thought I could keep going until I finish it and just not get the villa. But the whole entire quest is gone. It’s not on my quest bar or anything. Is this normal? I really wanted to move on to the break dancing quest.

  28. Hi, I apologise if I missed this being asked before but do you know if the salsa outfits can be obtained?

  29. I am trying to complete the quest but on the part where you Cheer On the dancers, the jukebox is apparently blocked and the 👣 sign shows up. What should I do??

  30. Fun fact I discovered today: salsa dancing counts as a “dancing to a stereo” task. I was surprised to finish A Quest For Toddlers by making my sims salsa dance.

    Thanks for running such an awesome blog! I’ve started playing The Sims Freeplay again after more than an year-long break, and your blog helps me greatly in this run. The blog is truly a fount of wisdom, having all the useful information and tips. ❤

  31. I just finished the salsa dancing timed hobby, and got the option to build the Latin Villa for free x1 (standard or premium lot). Not sure if this is a change with the recent update or a glitch, but thought I would leave a comment since your blog has been so helpful in completing quests 🙂

  32. One question not asked or answered above. How many sims can do this hobby at once? Can you do four couples dancing at the same time? Which would be eight sims. Or is it only two sets of couples?

  33. I need a jute box but I can’t get one because it’s not an option at the shop idk why I just can’t buy one because it’s not a choice to buy what do I do?

  34. Did anybody get the Latin House? I was close to finishing the quest and had a couple of days left on the timer. Then I woke up the next day and the quest was gone. Really sad about missing out as the house was beautiful.

  35. I’ve managed to finally get all 12 trophies with 3 days left….phew. Unfortunately, I didn’t recieve the latin villa. :-(((( I still get notifications telling me I have one day left but I have ago the salsa trophies and most of the break dancing too.

  36. Hoya i tried to do the hobby in time and got all trophies except the final row 2 weeks on and god knows how many attempts im still yet to complete it despite having 2 sets dancing the hobby on quick salsa 5 times a day

    What am i doing wrong its 3 weeks now and lost the villa but still have the bottom row empty, all 4 dancers are on level 6

  37. Hi, thanks for your blog. It helps a lot!
    I would like to know whether the first Latin Villa I build after completing the Salsa Dancing hobby is really free? You say that in an update above, but in the comments I rather gain the impression that you still have to buy it for this really high price mentioned several times. Just want to know whether it’s worth completeting the hobby in the time limit. If I still had to pay that expensive price I wouldn’t find it worth it…

    • You’re welcome, I’m glad it helps!
      This post was updated yesterday so the information in the post is correct, the comments were written some time ago when the villa cost SPs but now the first one is definitely free.

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