Welcome to Social Salsa in Swindon!!!

We are a friendly, fun-loving and enthusiastic group of Salsa dancers. Each Tuesday we come together to provide Salsa classes, Socialise with friends and Dance Salsa. We love to Shine (dancing out of hold) and are keen to teach you a variety of Shines to use while dancing Salsa. Shines are a great way to discover your own preferences musically and to develop and enjoy your own style.  

Learn and Dance Salsa in our beautiful Community Centre next door to the Christ Church in Old Town, Swindon, SN1 3HB.

Do join us on Tuesday 29th August to take classes, socialise and dance Social Salsa. This is Week One of our 6 week Courses for Levels 1,2,3, and 4.  

We, on most weeks, also have an extra beginners class for total beginners at 7.30pm.  Please contact me for more details on 07766265223.  Or just come along you are welcome any time.

Thank you to everyone who has already joined.  We have a good number of dancers and there is still time to enrol – simply come along on the night. You are very welcome to text me on 07766265223 with any questions you may have.

Our next 6 week Courses commence on:

(but don’t wait till then, join us now!!!)

Tuesday 3rd October

Tuesday 21st November – 5 week course in 2017 to include our Christmas Party Night.  

Tuesday 9th January 2018

We also run Shine Classes periodically – please see our Facebook Event for more details or contact me.  Our Facebook Page is “Social Salsa in Swindon”.  

We had a very special event on Tuesday 16th May, our dear friend Basil Pinnock (Director of  http://www.Dance2Infinity.co.uk)  delivered an “Introduction to Musicality” Class.

Basil Pinnock is a UKA Licentiate and the Director of Dance2Infinity Dance Academy. He is an inspirational Teacher and Dancer producing students of excellence, many to Advanced, Performance and Teacher Levels.  I have been a Student of Basil’s for many years now.  His classes are always planned and well structured then delivered clearly with enthusiasm and good energy. He will open your eyes to what is possible and make you want more.

Try Salsa and make 2017 the Year you learn a new skill. Salsa dance is wonderful, the music is uplifting and it will put a big grin on your face!!!! It’s a great way to make new friends, increase your activity levels and take a new challenge. No partner required, simply come along and join up or text your question to me on 07766265223.

Many thanks Clare.

 

 

 

We have the Hall till 10pm now so you may stay a bit later on Tuesdays to practice what you have learnt and build friendships with our other members. We will also be available to answer any questions you may have during this extra time and will also be delighted to dance with you.

Please try not to rush the process of learning.  It is extremely beneficial for you to spend more time than you think is necessary on the lower levels.  We are only ever as good as our basic steps they form the foundation of our movements.  We all need to feel relaxed, confident and comfortable with our foot and arm work, be on time, on the beat and the rhythm.  That is a lot to learn and put into use in just 6 weeks!!!!  It will always be our basic steps that make up these feelings.  It is like the tortoise and the hare.  You may get there faster but you won’t feel as cool.  Because of this we ask that you remain in your current level until you and your Teacher agree that is is time for you to move up a level.  This may happen at the end of a course or during the course.  To continue perfecting your basic moves you are very welcome to take both your previous level and your next level, there is no extra charge for this.  

Based in Swindon, we are here to provide Classes and Party Nights for dancers in Swindon, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and surrounding areas.  Dancers in Purton, Wantage, Uffington, Witney, Marlborough, Cirencester, Cricklade, Faringdon, Highworth, Lechlade and many other near by Towns are all welcome. 

Available throughout the year we provide 6 week progressive courses for Levels 1,2,3 and 4 where you can learn to dance Salsa in groups of similar abilities.      

Our Level 4  (Improvers/Intermediate) classes are now available to attend on a  “Drop In, pay as you go” basis of £8.  This price includes our Level 3 Class and our freestyle time from 9.30pm-10pm.  There is free parking for the Community Centre to the left of the Christ Church.  No need to purchase drinks we provide free tea, coffee and water.  You are also welcome to bring your own drinks if you prefer.  

Our Courses “Beginners’ Plus” (Level 2) and “Improvers/Intermediate” (Level 4) start at 7.30-8.30pm.  So Levels 2 and 4 will run in the first hour.  

In our second hour “Beginners” (Level 1) and “Improvers” (Level 3) will commence at 8.30-9.30pm.  So Levels 3 and 1 will run in the second hour.

Our Courses cost £36 for the 6 weeks and are to be paid for on or before the first class – you can pay by bank transfer or cash.  Text me on 07766265223 for bank transfer details.  Each Level includes skills and steps that you will need to accomplish before moving onto the next Level.  Our Courses are structured to enable you to achieve this.   

Level 4 is available on a drop-in basis at £8 per class to students that are confident in leading and following double spins. 

Level 4 is also available as a six week course at £36 to be paid in advance, i.e. before or at the first class.  

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We are also hosting Saturday Salsa and Bachata Party Nights, we hope you will join us in our lovely Community Hall where dancers from all of Swindon and the surrounding areas can come together and dance salsa.

Our next Saturday Party Night is 2nd September.  We will have a Salsa class in the Garden Room and a Bachata Class in the Main Hall -both at 8pm.  Sergio Fernandez will be guest Teaching his wonderful Bachata Sensual style.

We will also be teaching a fab mixed level Salsa Class in the Garden Room.  Do “Save the Date” in your Diary and come along.  We shall be playing a great mix of Salsa and Bachata tracks and if requested some Kizomba!!!

Our following Saturday Salsa and Bachata Party Nights are:

First Saturday of the month:

7th October – Super smooth Dancers Darran (UKA) and Vava from Love 4 Salsa, Bristol return to Guest Teach Bachata.

4th November – Guest Teachers “Salsa Super Stars Gary Thomas and Jayne Emily Turpin”. Based in Birmingham and Residential Teachers at Latin Motion for the multi-talented Mauricio Reyes.  Gary is a Lukas Award Nominated DJ.  Both Excellent Teachers and Stunning Dancers.

 

 

2nd December – The amazingly FAST Alex Fright and Hannah are both part of Adolfo Indacochea’s/Mambo Citys On2  performance team.  They are also part of the fabulous Gil and Shelley Pexava Performance Team and Hannah is also in the Karel Flores Ladies Performance Team!!!!!  They have been teaching together now for 5 years for Salsa Bristol and we are delighted as they are our Guest Teachers in December.

 

Our previous Party with the wonderful Jools and Andrew from Eternal Salsa and Bachata in Almondsbury, Bristol was a great evening.   

Our June Salsa and Bachata Party Night was buzzing.  Our Guest Teachers the wonderful Darran and Vava from Love 4 Salsa in Bristol gave a brilliant Salsa Class and stayed to DJ and dance with everyone.  Their Cha Cha Cha and Raegatton Lineups kept the energy levels going all the way till the lights came on!!!!!

 

 

Our April Saturday Party Night was a very special occasion, we had the Amazingly Talented Teacher and DJ Sergio Fernandez (Bachata Oxford) came to deliver a Bachata Class and DJ for the night.  The music was 50/50 Bachata and Salsa and it was a brilliant night.  

 

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Each class and course links to the next in a structured progression of moves and techniques.  We are in collaboration with Basil Pinnock, www.Dance2infinity.co.uk

Through this system of learning each week your moves will feel more familiar and your collection of steps will be added to.

You will understand the important foundations of Cross Body Salsa and be able to implement the moves whilst free styling.  We are very keen to encourage leading and following outside of the class – i.e. free styling.  Questions are always welcomed and encouraged.  We ask you to practice your dance moves after and before the classes as it is the action of putting your learning into thoughtful action that ensures your knowledge becomes consolidated into your dance development.

If you have a desire to learn Salsa then do follow it.  We have all been where you are now.  As with learning all new skills it takes; time, desire and commitment to achieve your goals.  Make 2017 the Year you achieve the Learn & Dance Salsa Challenge!!  

Learning through repetition, on a regular basis, in groups of similar abilities.  Practicing your moves and adding onto your knowledge base each week will give you the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary for your individual dance development.  It just takes that first step of deciding to start the course.

We hope you will choose to take that first step and look forward to meeting you soon.

Please spread the word as the more the merrier!!!!

If you have any questions please give me a call or text on 07766265223.

Many thanks and see you soon :))))))

 

Clare Cordingley

We also have a Facebook Page “Social Salsa in Swindon” which we invite you to  like and follow.

 

Just to remind you
our Party Nights are as follows:

First Saturday of the month Party Nights:

2nd September,

7th October
4th November,

2nd December

 

Christmas Party Night
Tuesday 19th December