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 27th June to take classes, socialise and dance Social Salsa. This is Week FOUR of our 6 week Courses for Levels 1,2,3, and 4.
We also have an extra beginners class for total beginners at 7.30pm. Please contact me for more details on 07766265223.
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 18th July and:
Tuesday 29th August
Tuesday 10th October
Tuesday 21st November – 4 weeks in 2017 last 2 weeks in 2018
We had a very special event on Tuesday 16th May, our dear friend Basil Pinnock (Director of 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 asked by your Teacher 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 charge. It will be beneficial to you to continue practicing your basic steps and will help us to build a supportive and friendly Club.
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.
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.
We are also hosting Saturday Salsa Party Nights, we hope you will join us in this lovely Community Hall where dancers from all of Swindon and the surrounding areas can come together and dance salsa.
Our following Saturday Party Night is 1st July when we are delighted to announce that the wonderful Jools and Andrew from Eternal Salsa and Bachata in Almondsbury, Bristol will be guest Teaching Bachata!!!! I am so excited!!
Tickets are available now on Tuesday nights, or from Ben or text me for bank transfer details.
Do “Save the Date” in your Diary and come along. We shall be playing a mix of Salsa and Bachata tracks!!!
Our following Saturday Salsa and Bachata Party Nights are:
First Saturday of the month:
2nd September with Basil Pinnock teaching Salsa, and there will be a performance dance by Basil’s Bachata Performance Team
7th October – Guest Teacher to be confirmed
4th November – Guest Teacher to be confirmed
2nd December – Guest Teacher to be confirmed 2017.
Our June Sala 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.
Each class and course links to the next in a structured progression of moves and techniques. We are in collaboration with Basil Pinnock, www.Dance2Salsa.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 :))))))
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:
Christmas Party Night
Tuesday 19th December