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 30th May to take classes, socialise and dance Social Salsa. This is Week SIX of our 6 week Courses for Levels 1,2,3, and 4.

Thank you to everyone who has already joined. 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.

We had a very special event on Tuesday 16th May at 7.30-10pm, our dear friend Basil Pinnock (Director of www.Dance2Salsa.co.uk)  delivered an “Introduction to Musicality” Class.

Basil Pinnock is a UKA Licentiate and the Director of Dance2Infinety Dance Academy. He is an inspirational Teacher and Dancer producing students of excellence, many to Advanced, Performance and Teacher Levels.
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.

So we shall be putting Basil’s Class into good use each week, by looking at one song each week and analysing the Phrases and changes within the music and using this Track in our warm up.

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 just learnt and make new friends. 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.  Our Classes start at 7.30pm with a warm up and class for levels 4&2. We have a one track break for dancing. Then we have a warm up and class at 8.30pm for levels 3 and 1. Then we have till 10pm to dance, chat with friends, ask questions, learn a few shines. If you are in-between levels then you are very welcome to take both, there is no extra charge for this.  It makes up for the odd week you may have to miss.  Our 6 week courses cost £36 and can be paid for by Bank Transfer or with cash before or at the first class.

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.

Social Salsa in Swindon
Saturday Party Nights

Our last 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.  


Our following Saturday Party Night is 3rd June when we are delighted to announce that the wonderful Darran and Vava will be guest Teaching!!!!  I am so excited!!  Tickets are available now – 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:

1st July with Jools and Andrew teaching Bachata,

2nd September with Basil Pinnock teaching Salsa,

7th October Guest Teacher to be confirmed

4th November and Guest Teacher to be confirmed

2nd December Guest Teacher to be confirmed 2017.

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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.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 :))))))


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:
3rd June,

1st July,

2nd September,

7th October
4th November,

2nd December


Christmas Party Night
Tuesday 19th December