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Newcastle Salsa Congress feedback

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Back to Nottingham after a day of workshops and a night of pure fun!! It’s more than fair to say that the Newcastle Salsa Congress is improving yet again!! Thank you Sam Mills for inviting me for the 4th time and giving me this opportunity to share my passion with my lovely people from the north (some of them I haven’t seen for a long time)!! You, Natalie and your team did a great job and all the positive comments are deserved!
 
A massive big up to my fellow artists, performers and Djs , crazy people you are! At that congress anything is possible even an impromptu Afro-Cuban session at 5am isn’t Yainer Carbonell Vegueriz! By the way thank you for my dances ladies!
 
Looking forward to next year already! But before that I can’t wait to start our salsa classes in Nottingham again! See you all soon 😊

NEW On1 CLASSES – NEW YORK STYLE

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EXCITING!! You’ve asked for it, here they are: Salsa classes On1 every Monday!

Yes this is it!! Finally after numerous requests from many people, Salsaché will have its own Crossbody Salsa On1 classes every Monday in Nottingham!! Join Tamba and the Salsaché team and Improve your dancing from the 18th April!

7.30pm: FREE Class/Warm up
8pm: Beginners and Improvers
9pm: Intermediate/Adv

Special offer for the first one! A great opportunity to try out the classes!
– Attend one class at 8pm, do the one at 9pm for FREE
– If you only do one class, you can invite someone else to do it for FREE (or you can share the cost of that class)

Normal costs
1 Class – £5 / £4 (Students)
2 Classes – £8 / £6 (Students)

Review: Teaching On2 in Leeds

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Having been teaching On2 Salsa in Nottingham for some time now, Tamba has been invited by a local Leeds teacher Emanuela Iafrate to teach On2 in Leeds for the first time!

The event had a great turnout for “A Taste of NY Salsa” and the level of attendees was ranging from absolute beginners to people who had some experience of this style of Salsa.

It was a great turnout and for sure people would want more! Like anything it is not easy to start something new but the attendees did really well and we all had a great time!

Fictional Salsa Story: Worth The Trip

At last, I got there! After a 2 hour journey you can’t imagine how good it feels to set foot to the ground and feel one’s body again. It’s crazy to think that I travelled all that way from Nottingham to engage in an activity which potentially doesn’t change a great deal in this world, is money consuming, gets me crazy but makes me happy…Name of the culprit: Salsa!! It’s something that I love so much that it….hang on…where are the people???…I was really not expecting this: it’s empty!… Well, there’s like 20 people but I’m sure no matter how you want to stretch it there’s a high probability that the level of those people doesn’t hit the roof….unless I happen to be amongst the very select committee of the 20 best and most fun dancers of the region…Oh no….

Fictional Salsa Story: The Shepherd

Maybe I can save this night? It’s always surprising how Merengue always empties floor especially if you’re away from Nottingham! That stupid guy don’t get it, people don’t like it because it’s too happy! They want to be moved, to feel the music and they feel it even more if it’s sad, melancholic or romantic even if it’s salsa. I’m a DJ but I see my task as a crowd controller, an amusement facilitator but most importantly a Messianic Shepherd! Wherever I go, I need to take people with me or force them to follow me. That’s a bit of a dictatorial approach but hear me out: who needs a good democracy? Offering too much choice to people is just delaying the realisation from them that you, the Main Man, The Shiz, know better. Yeah from birth to crucifixion, I’m gonna take them all the way! I’m on, let’s do this!

The First Salsaché Choreography Bootcamp

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If you were not in Nottingham on that Saturday you missed a dancing feast! More than 20 people gathered to learn a routine choreographed to a great Classic from Hector Lavoe, Ublabadu and the result was really really impressive! More than 20 people came to dance in the true meaning of it: To dance to connect with the music! Those types of workshops help dancers understand the link between steps and music and they give life to their steps! As a choreographer, I was really proud to see the interest in that workshop and I was overwhelmed by the final product: Dancers respecting the music and the routine! It was great and I look forward to have another session in Nottingham again soon. Video coming soon!