Event 2017-06-21: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays!

Salsa at the Irish Club from 8:30pm-11pm every Wednesday evening! Join Salsa Katanga, Dilshad Hasan ,Andy, Skye and Claire for salsa lessons, with 4 levels from beginner to advanced from 8:30pm or just come social dancing at 9:30pm¬†as I do Great venue with parking nearby, sprung dance floor, reasonably priced drinks at the bar and a friendly atmosphere. A variety of salsa, bachata, animations and a taste of kizomba are played! ūüôā See more details at on the facebook event, page¬†and group. TIMES 8:15pm Read more [...]
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FATHERS DAY – NAY – FATHERS WEEK FOR ME

Today is Father Day but I've had a Father's Week. ¬†Time for a quiet day of rest & contemplation! ūüôā Four nights this week brought me even more of the magic of salsa dancing with amazing partners - particularly at Southampton University Student Union on Saturday where I had an interesting chat with a lady who asked me about my life since salsa began. It reminded me how I got where I am today and how much I love my life and the people in it! Although she had never danced salsa before I Read more [...]
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Event 2017-06-16: Salsa at El Grande at Scala on the 3rd Friday of the month!

I always look forward to being part of the biggest and best monthly salsa dancing venue in the UK which is El Grande at Scala from 21:30 to 05:00 - 4 rooms for  salsa, cuban, bachata & kizomba - often attended by more than 1200 dancers! Entry is £10. Please see the facebook event or page for details for tonight but the usual timetable is: 09:00 Doors open 09:30 Lesson at various levels for each dance genre in the 4 rooms 10:30 Social dancing 01:00 (approx) Performances 01:15 (approx) Read more [...]
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Event 2017-06-14: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays!

Salsa at the Irish Club from 8:30pm-11pm every Wednesday evening! Join Salsa Katanga, Dilshad Hasan ,Andy, Skye and Claire for salsa lessons, with 4 levels from beginner to advanced from 8:30pm or just come social dancing at 9:30pm¬†as I do Great venue with parking nearby, sprung dance floor, reasonably priced drinks at the bar and a friendly atmosphere. A variety of salsa, bachata, animations and a taste of kizomba are played! ūüôā See more details at on the facebook event, page¬†and group. TIMES 8:15pm Read more [...]
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THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS HARD BREXIT – ONLY HARD NEGOTIATIONS FOR THE BEST DEAL WE CAN GET!

But if that deal involved paying £100 billion to the EU for the divorce we would have to walk away because that's the equivalent of paying them £250 million a week for 8 years which would mean that we might as well stay in the EU and have a say in it's management. "If Britain left the EU how would it gain access to the single market? In the past week, Leave campaigners have confirmed that they would not want to remain part of the single market by signing deals similar to Norway or Switzerland. They Read more [...]
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MACRON’S PARTY OF CHAOS IN TOTAL CONTROL

I was wrong about the French having a pointless voting system because the party that Emmanuel Macron invented only a year ago is set for a landslide victory. Can you imagine 450 new MPs (out of the 557 in the French parliament) - people who have never been MPs before and some not even ever politically active before - a Party of Chaos but in total control! Lol Map of Visitors 12Jun2017 7647 Unique Visitors in the last year 104 in last 1 day 172 in last 2 days 261 in last 3 days 303 in Read more [...]
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TIME FOR A QUIET NIGHT IN!

Four nights this week brought me the magic of salsa dancing with amazing partners and reminded me how much I love my life and the people in it! Tonight is time for a quiet night in watching movies and thinking about what I'm doing next week! ūüôā Event 2017-06-07: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays! 7th June 2017 Event 2017-06-08: Party after Salsa Lessons at Drift on Thursdays! 8th June 2017 Event 2017-06-09: Que-Rico 2-room monthly party at the Bedford in Balham! 9th June Read more [...]
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Event 2017-06-10: Salsatricity at East Barnet on Saturdays!

The name Salsatricity speaks for itself - the atmosphere is always electric at any of the high quality locations they use for their nights full of smiling dancers! See the facebook event or¬†page for more information about the amazing Heather Ross' salsa¬†events. I aim to arrive around 10pm for 3 hours of social dancing after the lessons from 8-10pm! ūüôā See also their website at¬†salsatricity.com.¬†¬£8 entrance (¬£5 for students) plus ¬£2 for classes. Read more [...]
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Event 2017-06-09: Que-Rico 2-room monthly party at the Bedford in Balham!

Philip Frost and Miguel Mayana run a monthly salsa event at The Bedford in Balham which is one of my favourite venues. The main room for salsa is ideal: wooden dance floor, capacity for 250 dancers, excellent sound system, air conditioning that works and  free parking nearby for 250 cars! There is one other room devoted to bachata and the event is called Que Rico which means to a Spanish speaking salsa dancer something like: Isn't it wonderful! Above all the venue has a friendly atmosphere Read more [...]
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HUNG PARLIAMENT

There are 650 seats for MPs in the UK parliament but the 7 Sinn Fein MPs never turn up so there are really only 643 which means the actual number of MPs required to avoid a hung parliament is 322. As the Tories are projected to get 319 that means they could easily run a minority government particularly with regard to Brexit because Labour agree that Brexit must happen. However, Theresa may have to compromise on some of her policies, for example: "No deal is better than a bad deal!". She may also Read more [...]
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Event 2017-06-07: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays!

Salsa at the Irish Club from 8:30pm-11pm every Wednesday evening! Join Salsa Katanga, Dilshad Hasan ,Andy, Skye and Claire for salsa lessons, with 4 levels from beginner to advanced from 8:30pm or just come social dancing at 9:30pm¬†as I do Great venue with parking nearby, sprung dance floor, reasonably priced drinks at the bar and a friendly atmosphere. A variety of salsa, bachata, animations and a taste of kizomba are played! ūüôā See more details at on the facebook event, page¬†and group. TIMES 8:15pm Read more [...]
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Event 2017-06-04: Tropical Sunday at the Drift Bar!

Hazel Ashleen Squibb¬†says TROPICAL SUNDAY tonight at Drift! Happy hour until 9pm ūüćĽ Bachata classes at 7:30pm¬†with Taz ūüíÉūüēļ and great Latin music until late with DJunior ūüé∂ Free entry all night ūüôĆ Read more [...]
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Event 2017-06-03: Salsa at Twyford – First Saturday Monthly!

Incognito's Twyford Salsa Club at Loddon Hall, Loddon Hall Road, Twyford (nr Reading), RG10 9JA - run by Jeff Tarpinian. Superb professional dance floor for 250 dancers with a professional sound system and air conditioning that works. Every first Saturday of the month from 8:15pm to 1am. £10 for class & club which is usually from 10pm to 1am which is when I go! See the facebook event or website for details about teachers and classes. The social dancing begins at 9:15pm. DJ Read more [...]
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Event 2017-06-02: Salsa at The View in Brighton every first Friday of the month!

Every first Friday of the month there is an excellent salsa event at The View in Brighton run by Carlton Thomas.. The social dancing is from 11pm to 2am which is my interest but the classes which are very professional start at 9pm. Please see the facebook event, the facebook group or the Cuban Vibes website for more details. From this 16th anniversary month they have been opening an extra room downstairs. Upstairs in the Cuban Room they play the very best in Cuban Salsa, Timba, Son, Salsaton Read more [...]
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Event 2017-05-31: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays!

Salsa at the Irish Club from 8:30pm-11pm every Wednesday evening! Join Salsa Katanga, Dilshad Hasan ,Andy, Skye and Claire for salsa lessons, with 4 levels from beginner to advanced from 8:30pm or just come social dancing at 9:30pm¬†as I do Great venue with parking nearby, sprung dance floor, reasonably priced drinks at the bar and a friendly atmosphere. A variety of salsa, bachata, animations and a taste of kizomba are played! ūüôā See more details at on the facebook event, page¬†and group. TIMES 8:15pm Read more [...]
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Event 2017-05-27: Saturday Salsa Social at La Tasca in Bournemouth!

Enrique Perez & his partner  Rob Carroll run an excellent free evening of salsa at La Tasca on Saturdays once a month from 10pm until 2am. More information may be seen on the facebook event! Although the focus of the even is Cuban salsa there are plenty of ladies attending who can dance cross body though most of the men do lead Cuban style and many of the ladies prefer to dance their salsa in the Cuban way! No problem for me as I dance Puerto Rican Salsa Romantica which means I can dance Read more [...]
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Event 2017-05-26: Salsa at Putney on Fridays!

Incognito's Putney Salsa Club at  Dance Lab Ballroom Hall, 63 Upper Richmond Rd, London SW15 2RD - run by Jeff Tarpinian. Superb professional dance floor for 200 dancers with an amazing sound system and air conditioning that works - normally used by Dance Lab for professional ballroom events. Every Friday from 7pm to 11:45pm. £10 for class & club (can get 3 for £24 if you pay in advance) See the facebook event, facebook page or website for details about teachers and classes. Read more [...]
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Event 2017-05-24: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays!

Salsa at the Irish Club from 8:30pm-11pm every Wednesday evening! Join Salsa Katanga, Dilshad Hasan ,Andy, Skye and Claire for salsa lessons, with 4 levels from beginner to advanced from 8:30pm or just come social dancing at 9:30pm¬†as I do Great venue with parking nearby, sprung dance floor, reasonably priced drinks at the bar and a friendly atmosphere. A variety of salsa, bachata, animations and a taste of kizomba are played! ūüôā See more details at on the facebook event, page¬†and group. TIMES 8:15pm Read more [...]
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Event 2017-05-19: Salsa at El Grande at Scala on the 3rd Friday of the month!

I always look forward to being part of the biggest and best monthly salsa dancing venue in the UK which is El Grande at Scala from 21:30 to 05:00 - 4 rooms for  salsa, cuban, bachata & kizomba - often attended by more than 1200 dancers! Entry is £10. Please see the facebook event or page for details for tonight but the usual timetable is: 09:00 Doors open 09:30 Lesson at various levels for each dance genre in the 4 rooms 10:30 Social dancing 01:00 (approx) Performances 01:15 (approx) Read more [...]
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Event 2017-05-17: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays!

Salsa at the Irish Club from 8:30pm-11pm every Wednesday evening! Join Salsa Katanga, Dilshad Hasan ,Andy, Skye and Claire for salsa lessons, with 4 levels from beginner to advanced from 8:30pm or just come social dancing at 9:30pm¬†as I do Great venue with parking nearby, sprung dance floor, reasonably priced drinks at the bar and a friendly atmosphere. A variety of salsa, bachata, animations and a taste of kizomba are played! ūüôā See more details at on the facebook event, page¬†and group. TIMES 8:15pm Read more [...]
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Event 2017-05-12: Que-Rico 2-room monthly party at the Bedford in Balham!

Philip Frost and Miguel Mayana run a monthly salsa event at The Bedford in Balham which is one of my favourite venues. The main room for salsa is ideal: wooden dance floor, capacity for 250 dancers, excellent sound system, air conditioning that works and  free parking nearby for 250 cars! There is one other room devoted to bachata and the event is called Que Rico which means to a Spanish speaking salsa dancer something like: Isn't it wonderful! Above all the venue has a friendly atmosphere Read more [...]
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Event 2017-05-10: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays!

Salsa at the Irish Club from 8:30pm-11pm every Wednesday evening! Join Salsa Katanga, Dilshad Hasan ,Andy, Skye and Claire for salsa lessons, with 4 levels from beginner to advanced from 8:30pm or just come social dancing at 9:30pm¬†as I do Great venue with parking nearby, sprung dance floor, reasonably priced drinks at the bar and a friendly atmosphere. A variety of salsa, bachata, animations and a taste of kizomba are played! ūüôā See more details at on the facebook event, page¬†and group. TIMES 8:15pm Read more [...]
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Event 2017-05-06: Salsa at Twyford – First Saturday Monthly!

Incognito's Twyford Salsa Club at Loddon Hall, Loddon Hall Road, Twyford (nr Reading), RG10 9JA - run by Jeff Tarpinian. Superb professional dance floor for 250 dancers with a professional sound system and air conditioning that works. Every first Saturday of the month from 8:15pm to 1am. £10 for class & club which is usually from 10pm to 1am which is when I go! See the facebook event or website for details about teachers and classes. The social dancing begins at 9:15pm. DJ Read more [...]
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Event 2017-05-05: Salsa at The View in Brighton every first Friday of the month!

Every first Friday of the month there is an excellent salsa event at The View in Brighton run by Carlton Thomas.. The social dancing is from 11pm to 2am which is my interest but the classes which are very professional start at 9pm. Please see the facebook event, the facebook group or the Cuban Vibes website for more details. From this 16th anniversary month they will be opening an extra room downstairs. Upstairs in the Cuban Room they will be playing the very best in Cuban Salsa, Timba, Read more [...]
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Event 2017-05-03: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays!

Salsa at the Irish Club from 8:30pm-11pm every Wednesday evening! Join Salsa Katanga, Dilshad Hasan ,Andy, Skye and Claire for salsa lessons, with 4 levels from beginner to advanced from 8:30pm or just come social dancing at 9:30pm¬†as I do Great venue with parking nearby, sprung dance floor, reasonably priced drinks at the bar and a friendly atmosphere. A variety of salsa, bachata, animations and a taste of kizomba are played! ūüôā See more details at on the facebook event, page¬†and group. TIMES 8:15pm Read more [...]
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Event 2017-04-30: Que-Rico monthly party at the Bedford in Balham!

Philip Frost and Miguel Mayana run a monthly salsa event at The Bedford in Balham which is one of my favourite venues. The main room for salsa is ideal: wooden dance floor, capacity for 250 dancers, excellent sound system, air conditioning that works and  free parking nearby for 250 cars! There are two other large rooms devoted to bachata and Cubana and the event is called Que Rico which means to a Spanish speaking salsa dancer something like: Isn't it wonderful! Above all the venue has Read more [...]
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Event 2017-04-29: VIVA CUBA! Afro Cuban & Salsa Party on Saturday in Bournemouth!

Enrique Perez & his partner  Rob Carroll are running VIVA CUBA! Afro Cuban & Salsa Weekend! Bank Holiday, Bournemouth from Friday 28th April 2017 to Sunday 30th and I'm going to the party night at La Tasca from 10:30pm until 2am! Saturday 29th April 10.30pm-2am SALSA SOCIAL CLUB! @La Tasca Bournemouth 23-27 Bourne Ave, Bournemouth BH2 6DT DJ ENRIQUE SALSA / BACHATA, KIZOMBA & LATIN MUSIC Free entry All night, Plenty animation & More! Please Read more [...]
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Event: 2017-04-28: Latin Vibes at Tiger Tiger Portsmouth!

Alberto Baucis, Marcos Baucis & Cassandra Lheram are hosting Latin Vibes at Tiger Tiger in Portsmouth at Gunwharf Quays, Gunwharf Rd, PO1 3TP from 10pm until 3am though you shouldn't expect anybody to turn up until 11pm and it will be crowded - events at Tiger Tiger in Portsmouth always are! Read more [...]
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Event 2017-04-26: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays!

Salsa at the Irish Club from 8:30pm-11pm every Wednesday evening! Join Salsa Katanga, Dilshad Hasan ,Andy, Skye and Claire for salsa lessons, with 4 levels from beginner to advanced from 8:30pm or just come social dancing at 9:30pm¬†as I do Great venue with parking nearby, sprung dance floor, reasonably priced drinks at the bar and a friendly atmosphere. A variety of salsa, bachata, animations and a taste of kizomba are played! ūüôā See more details at on the facebook event, page¬†and group. TIMES 8:15pm Read more [...]
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Event 2017-04-22: Salsa Monthly Fiesta at Guildford on Saturdays!

Carlos Paz runs a monthly salsa fiesta at The Stoke Pub in Guildford on a Saturday. I haven't been for ages but decided to give it another go tonight as there was nothing else on in London that wasn't twice as far away from where I live in Gosport! I'm glad I did because I had a wonderful time - well worth the 50 miles journey - in fact I would have traveled 200 miles to dance with the lady in red. See more information on the facebook event or group. Read more [...]
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Event 2017-04-21: Salsa at El Grande at Scala on the 3rd Friday of the month!

I always look forward to being part of the biggest and best monthly salsa dancing venue in the UK which is El Grande at Scala from 21:30 to 05:00 - 4 rooms for  salsa, cuban, bachata & kizomba - often attended by more than 1200 dancers! Entry is £10. Please see the facebook event or page for details for tonight but the usual timetable is: 09:00 Doors open 09:30 Lesson at various levels for each dance genre in the 4 rooms 10:30 Social dancing 01:00 (approx) Performances 01:15 (approx) Read more [...]
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Event 2017-04-19: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays!

Salsa at the Irish Club from 8:30pm-11pm every Wednesday evening! Join Salsa Katanga, Dilshad Hasan ,Andy, Skye and Claire for salsa lessons, with 4 levels from beginner to advanced from 8:30pm or just come social dancing at 9:30pm¬†as I do Great venue with parking nearby, sprung dance floor, reasonably priced drinks at the bar and a friendly atmosphere. A variety of salsa, bachata, animations and a taste of kizomba are played! ūüôā See more details at on the facebook event, page¬†and group. TIMES 8:15pm Read more [...]
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Event 2017-04-15: Salsatricity on Saturdays – in Hatfield at Hutfield Hall – Easter Purple Party!

The name Salsatricity speaks for itself - the atmosphere is always electric at any of the high quality locations they use for their nights full of smiling dancers! See the facebook page for more information about the amazing Heather Ross¬†and her¬†salsa¬†events. I usually aim to arrive around 10pm for 3 hours of social dancing after the lessons from 8-10pm! ūüôā See also their website at¬†salsatricity.com¬†and read more about the Hutton Hall¬†venue on the University of Hertfordshire website. ¬£8 Read more [...]
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Event 2017-04-14: Salsa at Putney on Fridays!

Incognito's Putney Salsa Club at  Dance Lab Ballroom Hall, 63 Upper Richmond Rd, London SW15 2RD - run by Jeff Tarpinian. Superb professional dance floor for 200 dancers with an amazing sound system and air conditioning that works - normally used by Dance Lab for professional ballroom events. Every Friday from 7pm to 11:45pm. £10 for class & club (can get 3 for £24 if you pay in advance) See the facebook event, facebook page or website for details about teachers and classes. Read more [...]
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Event 2017-04-12: Salsa at Bar So Bournemouth on Wednesdays!

Enrique Perez & his partner  Rob Carroll run an excellent evening of salsa at Bar So in Bournemouth every Wednesday. There are  bachata workshops from 7:30pm to 8:30pm followed by Cuban salsa workshops from 8:45pm until 10:15pm.  All levels are catered for with  the one and only Moe Flex providing the advanced level for bachata & salsa.  The workshops are followed by social dancing until1am with an excellent selection of good salsa music by DJ Enrique which will motivate you to Read more [...]
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Event 2017-04-07: Salsa at The View in Brighton every first Friday of the month

Every first Friday of the month there is an excellent salsa event at The View in Brighton run by Carlton Thomas.. The DJ is usually Salsa Katanga who always provides a good mix of salsa music for all tastes. The social dancing is theoretically from 11pm to 2am which is my interest (though the lesson is more likely to finish around 11:30pm) but if you need to attend the classes which are very professional they start at 9pm. Please see the facebook event, the facebook group or the Cuban Vibes Read more [...]
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Event 2017-04-05: Salsa at Irish Club then Drift Bar on Wednesdays!

Salsa at the Irish Club from 8:30pm-11pm every Wednesday evening! Join Salsa Katanga, Dilshad Hasan ,Andy, Skye and Claire for salsa lessons, with 4 levels from beginner to advanced from 8:30pm or just come social dancing at 9:30pm¬†as I do Great venue with parking nearby, sprung dance floor, reasonably priced drinks at the bar and a friendly atmosphere. A variety of salsa, bachata, animations and a taste of kizomba are played! ūüôā See more details at on the facebook event, page¬†and group. TIMES 8:15pm Read more [...]
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Event 2017-04-03: Salsa & Bachata at Drift on Mondays!

Dilshad runs salsa & bachata lessons followed by social dancing at Drift every Monday from 8pm to 1am - I usually arrive around 9:30 for the bachata lesson - usually have a couple of salsa dances before it begins TIMES 8:30pm: Rueda de Casino (Cuban) salsa class for experienced dancers  - Salsa Katanga runs a beginners salsa class - I sometimes help out if they're short of a man 9:30pm: Bachata classes for experienced dancers - Salsa Katanga runs a beginners bachata Read more [...]
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Event 2017-04-01: TCL/Alchemy Salsa Social on Saturday!

Tracie's Latin Club and the world famous Alchemy Dance Company run a joint Saturday Salsa Social at St Barnabas Church Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton SO14 6QS on occasional Saturdays from 8pm to 1am.  I always go if I can because there are always plenty of good dancers there from far and wide to give me the kind of quality dances I enjoy so much as well as some fun dances! It's even better than Caliente on alternate Fridays because it attracts fans of the world famous professionals Marchant Read more [...]
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Event 2017-03-29: Salsa at the Irish Club on Wednesdays!

Salsa at the Irish Club from 8:30pm-11pm every Wednesday evening! Join Salsa Katanga, Dilshad Hasan ,Andy, Skye and Claire for salsa lessons, with 4 levels from beginner to advanced from 8:30pm or just come social dancing at 9:30pm¬†as I do Great venue with parking nearby, sprung dance floor, reasonably priced drinks at the bar and a friendly atmosphere. A variety of salsa, bachata, animations and a taste of kizomba are played! ūüôā See more details at on the facebook event, page¬†and group. TIMES 8:15pm Read more [...]
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TV Viewing Angle

If you've got a 40 inch TV and are thinking of upgrading to a 50 inch for a better wide-screen cinema effect why not just sit closer. For example, the recommended distance for viewing a 50 inch screen is 1.8m which is a viewing angle of 34 degrees but if you sit just 35cm closer to your 40 inch screen (1.45m) you will get the same result without having to spend any money! For a 32 inch screen sit 1.15m away for the same result For a 26 inch screen - sit 0.95m away for the same result I think Read more [...]
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Event 2017-03-27: Salsa & Bachata at Drift on Mondays!

Dilshad runs salsa & bachata lessons followed by social dancing at Drift every Monday from 8pm to 1am - I usually arrive around 9:30 for the bachata lesson - usually have a couple of salsa dances before it begins TIMES 8:30pm: Rueda de Casino (Cuban) salsa class for experienced dancers  - Salsa Katanga runs a beginners salsa class - I sometimes help out if they're short of a man 9:30pm: Bachata classes for experienced dancers - Salsa Katanga runs a beginners bachata Read more [...]
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Event 2017-03-25: Salsa Monthly Fiesta at Guildford on Saturdays!

Carlos Paz runs a monthly salsa fiesta at The Stoke Pub in Guildford on a Saturday. I haven't been for ages but decided to give it another go tonight as there was nothing else on in London that wasn't twice as far away from where I live in Gosport! I'm glad I did because I had a wonderful time - well worth the 50 miles journey - in fact I would have traveled 200 miles to dance with the lady in red. See more information on the facebook event or group. Read more [...]
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Event 2017-03-24: Salsa at Putney on Fridays!

Incognito's Putney Salsa Club at  Dance Lab Ballroom Hall, 63 Upper Richmond Rd, London SW15 2RD - run by Jeff Tarpinian. Superb professional dance floor for 200 dancers with an amazing sound system and air conditioning that works - normally used by Dance Lab for professional ballroom events. Every Friday from 7pm to 11:45pm. £10 for class & club See the facebook event, facebook page or website for details about teachers and classes. The social dancing begins at 9pm. Close to Read more [...]
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Event 2017-03-22: Salsa at the Irish Club on Wednesdays!

Salsa at the Irish Club from 8:30pm-11pm every Wednesday evening! Join Salsa Katanga, Dilshad Hasan ,Andy, Skye and Claire for salsa lessons, with 4 levels from beginner to advanced from 8:30pm or just come social dancing at 9:30pm¬†as I do Great venue with parking nearby, sprung dance floor, reasonable drinks, and a friendly atmosphere. A variety of salsa, bachata, animations and a taste of kizomba are played! ūüôā See more details at on the facebook event, page¬†and group. TIMES 8:15pm Read more [...]
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Event 2017-03-20: Salsa & Bachata at Drift on Mondays!

Dilshad runs salsa & bachata lessons usually with the able assistance of the gorgeous Naomi Holloway followed by social dancing at Drift every Monday from 8pm to 1am. TIMES 8:30pm: Rueda de Casino (Cuban) salsa classes for all levels 9:30pm: Bachata classes for all levels 10:30pm: Social dancing - salsa (cross body & Cuban), bachata, merengue, kizomba and animations 1am: Close COST 1 class is £4 2 classes are £6 Social dancing is free whether you've done Read more [...]
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Event 2017-03-18: Salsa Party at the Bedford in Balham – Luscious Ladies & Leprechauns!

Liz invited me to her yearly party at The Bedford¬†in¬†Balham¬†at¬†Que Rico last Friday. I had not seen her for years so it was good to meet again and to be invited to her party which I was determined to attend. The main room for dancing¬†is ideal: wooden dance floor, capacity for 250 dancers, excellent sound system, air conditioning that works and ¬†free parking nearby¬†for 250 cars! Admission is ¬£8 which includes a generous¬†buffet and two tickets for the draw. Timetable 8pm: Opens   3am: Read more [...]
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Event 2017-03-17: Salsa at El Grande at Scala on the 3rd Friday of the month!

I always look forward to being part of the biggest and best monthly salsa dancing venue in the UK which is El Grande at Scala from 21:30 to 05:00 - 4 rooms for  salsa, cuban, bachata & kizomba - often attended by more than 1200 dancers! Entry is £10. Please see the facebook event or page for details for tonight but the usual timetable is: 09:00 Doors open 09:30 Lesson at various levels for each dance genre in the 4 rooms 10:30 Social dancing 01:00 (approx) Performances 01:15 (approx) Read more [...]
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Event 2017-03-15: Salsa at the Irish Club on Wednesdays!

Salsa at the Irish Club from 8:30pm-11pm every Wednesday evening! Join Salsa Katanga, Dilshad Hasan ,Andy, Skye and Claire for salsa lessons, with 4 levels from beginner to advanced from 8:30pm or just come social dancing at 9:30pm¬†as I do Great venue with parking nearby, sprung dance floor, reasonable drinks, and a friendly atmosphere. A variety of salsa, bachata, animations and a taste of kizomba are played! ūüôā See more details at on the facebook event, page¬†and group. TIMES 8:15pm Read more [...]
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Event 2017-03-13: Salsa & Bachata at Drift on Mondays!

Dilshad runs salsa & bachata lessons with the able assistance of the gorgeous Naomi Holloway followed by social dancing at Drift every Monday from 8pm to 1am. TIMES 8:30pm: Rueda de Casino (Cuban) salsa classes for all levels 9:30pm: Bachata classes for all levels 10:30pm: Social dancing - salsa (cross body & Cuban), bachata, merengue, kizomba and animations 1am: Close COST 1 class is £4 2 classes are £6 Social dancing is free whether you've done lessons Read more [...]
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Event 2017-03-11: Salsatricity at East Barnet on Saturdays!

The name Salsatricity speaks for itself - the atmosphere is always electric at any of the high quality locations they use for their nights full of smiling dancers! See the facebook event or¬†page for more information about the amazing Heather Ross' salsa¬†events. I aim to arrive around 10pm for 3 hours of social dancing after the lessons from 8-10pm! ūüôā See also their website at¬†salsatricity.com.¬†¬£8 entrance (¬£5 for students) plus ¬£2 for classes. Read more [...]
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Event 2017-03-10: Que-Rico 3-room monthly party at the Bedford in Balham!

Philip Frost and Miguel Mayana run a monthly salsa event at The Bedford in Balham which is one of my favourite venues. The main room for salsa is ideal: wooden dance floor, capacity for 250 dancers, excellent sound system, air conditioning that works and  free parking nearby for 250 cars! There are two other large rooms devoted to bachata and Cubana and the event is called Que Rico which means to a Spanish speaking salsa dancer something like: Isn't it wonderful! Above all the venue has Read more [...]
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No more heart attacks!

Going vegetarian or vegan as suggested in the video below is one way of making yourself heart attack proof but there are other solutions such as Natural Low Density Eating which is just as good and includes eating fish & meat which even caveman used to do so it can't really be that bad for you can it. I only eat tuna & sardines most of the time because they're so cheap at Asda but I sometimes have meat when my daughter Katrinah is staying with me because she's from Botswana and Batswana Read more [...]
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Event 2017-03-08: Salsa at the Irish Club on Wednesdays!

Salsa at the Irish Club from 8:30pm-11pm every Wednesday evening! Join Salsa Katanga, Dilshad Hasan ,Andy, Skye and Claire for salsa lessons, with 4 levels from beginner to advanced from 8:30pm or just come social dancing at 9:30pm¬†as I do Great venue with parking nearby, sprung dance floor, reasonable drinks, and a friendly atmosphere. A variety of salsa, bachata, animations and a taste of kizomba are played! ūüôā See more details at on the facebook event, page¬†and group. TIMES 8:15pm Read more [...]
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Event 2017-03-06: Salsa & Bachata at Drift on Mondays!

Dilshad runs salsa & bachata lessons with the able assistance of the gorgeous Naomi Holloway followed by social dancing at Drift every Monday from 8pm to 1am. TIMES 8:30pm: Rueda de Casino (Cuban) salsa classes for all levels 9:30pm: Bachata classes for all levels 10:30pm: Social dancing - salsa (cross body & Cuban), bachata, merengue, kizomba and animations 1am: Close COST 1 class is £4 2 classes are £6 Social dancing is free whether you've done lessons Read more [...]
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Happy 60th Anniversary of Independence Day to Ghana & my Kente shirts!

Where would I be without my Kente shirts! Thank you Ghana - you changed my life forever! My original shirts were a present from by ex-wife after she visited Ghana to collect an African Achievers Award but they suffered a bit from wear, washing, drying & ironing so I was very pleased to find that Afrofrocks sold them online for a reasonable price! ūüôā Read more [...]
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Event 2017-03-04: La Vida Loca Carnaval Edition!

Dale Afro Latin Entertainment is running a La Vida Loca Carnaval Edition! to celebrate one year of La Vida Loca on Saturday 4th March  from 9:30pm-3am at The Lounge, 1 Granada Road, Southsea PO4 0SY Parking is awful nearby so get there early if you want to find a space but there is a 3 hour limitation on most nearby spaces and it is rumoured that there are 24 hour parking attendants out to get you! There will be an inspired mixture of Afro Latin music to keep you dancing all night. Tickets Read more [...]
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Event 2017-03-03: Salsa at The View in Brighton every first Friday of the month

Every first Friday of the month there is an excellent salsa event at The View in Brighton run by Carlton Thomas.. The star of the event is Salsa Katanga. The social dancing is from 11pm to 2am which is my interest but if you need to attend the classes which are very professional they start at 9pm. Please see the facebook event, the facebook group or the Cuban Vibes website for more details. Read more [...]
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Event 2017-03-01: Salsa at the Irish Club on Wednesdays!

Salsa at the Irish Club from 8:30pm-11pm every Wednesday evening! Join Salsa Katanga, Dilshad Hasan ,Andy, Skye and Claire for salsa lessons, with 4 levels from beginner to advanced from 8:30pm or just come social dancing at 9:30pm¬†as I do Great venue with parking nearby, sprung dance floor, reasonable drinks, and a friendly atmosphere. A variety of salsa, bachata, animations and a taste of kizomba are played! ūüôā See more details at on the facebook event, page¬†and group. TIMES 8:15pm Read more [...]
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Event 2017-02-27: Salsa & Bachata at Drift on Mondays

Dilshad runs salsa & bachata lessons followed by social dancing at Drift every Monday from 8pm to 1am. Tonight he was unable to attend so Salsa Katanga ran the Rueda lesson and the gorgeous Naomi Holloway ran the bachata lesson ably assisted by the handsome Tristan Cambell-Reynolds. TIMES 8:30pm: Rueda de Casino (Cuban) salsa classes for all levels 9:30pm: Bachata classes for all levels 10:30pm: Social dancing - salsa (cross body & Cuban), bachata, merengue, Read more [...]
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Event 2017-02-25: The Alchemy Social with Marchant & Davina!

Marchant & Davina (Alchemy Dance Company) run an occasional Saturday Salsa Socia in Basingstoke  which is a really popular event attracting dancers from far and wide. There are On2 salsa classes for all levels followed by 4 hours of uninterrupted dancing and partying! There are 2 rooms for your dancing pleasure - the main room for salsa and the smaller room for bachata and kizomba! The venue is Carnival Hall, Council Road Basingstoke RG21 3DH which has professional dance floor with an Read more [...]
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Event 2017-02-24: Salsa at El Grande at Scala on the 3rd Friday of the month!

I always look forward to being part of the biggest and best monthly salsa dancing venue in the UK which is El Grande at Scala from 21:30 to 05:00 - 4 rooms for  salsa, cuban, bachata & kizomba - often attended by more than 1200 dancers! Entry is £10. This month it's on the 4th Friday but every other month of 2017 it will be the 3rd! Please see the facebook event or page for details for tonight but the usual timetable is: 09:00 Doors open 09:30 Lesson at various levels for each Read more [...]
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Event 2017-02-22: Salsa at the Irish Club on Wednesdays

Salsa at the Irish Club from 8:30pm-11pm every Wednesday evening! Join Salsa Katanga, Dilshad Hasan ,Andy, Skye and Claire for salsa lessons, with 4 levels from beginner to advanced from 8:30pm or just come social dancing at 9:30pm¬†as I do Great venue with parking nearby, sprung dance floor, reasonable drinks, and a friendly atmosphere. A variety of salsa, bachata, animations and a taste of kizomba are played! ūüôā See more details at on the facebook event, page¬†and group. TIMES 8:15pm Read more [...]
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Event 2017-02-20: Salsa & Bachata at Drift on Mondays

Dilshad runs salsa & bachata lessons followed by social dancing at Drift every Monday from 8pm to 1am. TIMES 8:30pm: Rueda de Casino (Cuban) salsa classes for all levels 9:30pm: Bachata classes for all levels 10:30pm: Social dancing - salsa (cross body & Cuban), bachata, merengue, kizomba and animations 2am: Close COST 1 class is £4 2 classes are £6 Social dancing is free whether you've done lessons or not Plenty of parking round the back in the Ashby Read more [...]
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Event 2017-02-18: TLC Ball – Salsa, Tango, Kizomba & Swing

The balls that TLC hold at Winchester Guildhall are always impressive and successful. People come from all over the country which makes them events not to be missed. This is the 21st year since the birth of TLC in Southampton. I learned salsa in 2003 with TLC so my first loyalty has always been to TLC and the amazing lady who runs it: Tracie Gooch. 4 beautiful ballrooms: Sizzling Salsa with 2 awesome DJ's: Internationally renowned Julian The Duke from London & our very own Read more [...]
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Event 2017-02-17: Que-Rico Half Term Extra party at the Bedford in Balham

Philip Frost and Miguel Mayana run a monthly salsa event at The Bedford in Balham which is one of my favourite venues. The main room for salsa is ideal: wooden dance floor, capacity for 250 dancers, excellent sound system, air conditioning that works and  free parking nearby for 250 cars! There are two other large rooms devoted to bachata and Cubana and the event is called Que Rico which means to a Spanish speaking salsa dancer something like: Isn't it wonderful! Above all the venue has Read more [...]
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Event 2017-02-15: Salsa at the Irish Club on Wednesdays

Salsa at the Irish Club from 8:30pm-11pm every Wednesday evening! Join Salsa Katanga, Dilshad Hasan ,Andy, Skye and Claire for salsa lessons, with 4 levels from beginner to advanced from 8:30pm or just come social dancing at 9:30pm¬†as I do Great venue with parking nearby, sprung dance floor, reasonable drinks, and a friendly atmosphere. A variety of salsa, bachata, animations and a taste of kizomba are played! ūüôā See more details at on the facebook event, page¬†and group. TIMES 8:15pm Read more [...]
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Event 2017-02-13: Salsa & Bachata at Drift on Mondays

Dilshad & Asia run salsa & bachata lessons followed by social dancing at Drift every Monday from 8pm to 1am. TIMES 8:30pm: Rueda de Casino (Cuban) salsa classes for all levels 9:30pm: Bachata classes for all levels 10:30pm: Social dancing - salsa (cross body & Cuban), bachata, merengue, kizomba and animations 2am: Close COST 1 class is £4 2 classes are £6 Social dancing is free whether you've done lessons or not Plenty of parking round the back in Read more [...]
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Event 2017-02-10: Que-Rico 3-room monthly party at the Bedford in Balham

Philip Frost and Miguel Mayana run a monthly salsa event at The Bedford in Balham which is one of my favourite venues. The main room for salsa is ideal: wooden dance floor, capacity for 250 dancers, excellent sound system, air conditioning that works and  free parking nearby for 250 cars! There are two other large rooms devoted to bachata and Cubana and the event is called Que Rico which means to a Spanish speaking salsa dancer something like: Isn't it wonderful! Above all the venue has Read more [...]
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Event 2017-02-06: Salsa & Bachata at Drift on Mondays

Dilshad & Asia run salsa & bachata lessons followed by social dancing at Drift every Monday from 8pm to 1am. TIMES 8:30pm: Rueda de Casino (Cuban) salsa classes for all levels 9:30pm: Bachata classes for all levels 10:30pm: Social dancing - salsa (cross body & Cuban), bachata, merengue, kizomba and animations 2am: Close COST 1 class is £4 2 classes are £6 Social dancing is free whether you've done lessons or not Plenty of parking round the back in Read more [...]
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Event 2017-02-03: Salsa at The View in Brighton every first Friday of the month

Every first Friday of the month there is an excellent salsa event at The View in Brighton. The star of the event is Salsa Katanga. The social dancing is from 11pm to 2am which is my interest but if you need to attend the classes which are very professional they start at 9pm. Please see the facebook event, the facebook group or the Cuban Vibes website for more details. Read more [...]
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Event 2017-02-01: Salsa at the Irish Club on Wednesdays

Salsa at the Irish Club from 8:30pm-11pm every Wednesday evening! Join Salsa Katanga, Dilshad Hasan ,Andy, Skye and Claire for salsa lessons, with 4 levels from beginner to advanced from 8:30pm or just come social dancing at 9:30pm¬†as I do Great venue with parking nearby, sprung dance floor, reasonable drinks, and a friendly atmosphere. A variety of salsa, bachata, animations and a taste of kizomba are played! ūüôā See more details at on the facebook event, page¬†and group. TIMES 8:15pm Read more [...]
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An Android Calendar that Wakes You Up

Having missed a few early morning dental appointments despite setting up a calendar item weeks or even months in advance I suddenly realised yesterday that it's because a calendar entry on my android phone does not produce a loud & long enough noise to wake me up. I looked for an app which would provide a better sound and found Alarm Sounds & Ringtones and chose UWG Alarm Clock which provides a continuous sound just like an old fashioned alarm clock. However, the default S Planner Read more [...]
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Event 2017-01-30: Salsa & Bachata at Drift on Mondays

Dilshad & Asia run salsa & bachata lessons followed by social dancing at Drift every Monday from 8pm to 1am but tonight it's a special until 2am with the amazing Moe Flex and featuring guest star Fadi K ! TIMES 8:30pm: Rueda de Casino (Cuban) salsa classes for all levels but with Moe Flex in charge who knows - whatever it is will be fun - not sure what it was - didn't arrive until 9:30! 9:30pm: Bachata classes for all levels but with Moe Flex in charge who knows Read more [...]
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Event 2017-01-27: Salsa at Putney on Fridays

Incognito's Putney Salsa Club at  Dance Lab Ballroom Hall, 63 Upper Richmond Rd, London SW15 2RD - run by Jeff Tarpinian. Superb professional dance floor for 200 dancers with an amazing sound system and air conditioning that works - normally used by Dance Lab for professional ballroom events. Every Friday from 7pm to 11:45pm. £10 for class & club See the facebook event, facebook page or website for details about teachers and classes. The social dancing begins at 9pm. Close to Read more [...]
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Event 2017-01-25: Salsa at the Irish Club on Wednesdays

Salsa at the Irish Club from 8:30pm-11pm every Wednesday evening! Join Salsa Katanga, Dilshad Hasan ,Andy, Skye and Claire for salsa lessons, with 4 levels from beginner to advanced from 8:30pm or just come social dancing at 9:30pm¬†as I do Great venue with parking nearby, sprung dance floor, reasonable drinks, and a friendly atmosphere. A variety of salsa, bachata, animations and a taste of kizomba are played! ūüôā See more details at on the facebook event, page¬†and group. TIMES 8:15pm Read more [...]
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Event 2017-01-23: Salsa & Bachata at Drift on Mondays!

Dilshad & Asia run salsa & bachata lessons followed by social dancing at Drift every Monday from 8pm to 1am. TIMES 8:30pm: Rueda de Casino (Cuban) salsa classes for all levels 9:30pm: Bachata classes for all levels 10:30pm: Social dancing - salsa (cross body & Cuban), bachata, merengue, kizomba and animations 1am: Close COST 1 class is £5 2 classes are £7 Social dancing is free whether you've done lessons or not Plenty of parking round the back in the Ashby Place Read more [...]
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Event 2017-01-20: Salsa at El Grande at Scala on the 3rd Friday of the month!

Looking forward to being part of the biggest and best monthly salsa dancing venue in the UK tonight which is El Grande at Scala from 21:30 to 05:00 - 4 rooms for  salsa, cuban, bachata & kizomba - usually attended by at least 1000 dancers! Entry is £10. Please see the facebook event or page for details for tonight but the usual timetable is: 09:00 Doors open 09:30 Lesson at various levels for each dance genre in the 4 rooms 10:30 Social dancing 01:00 (approx) Performances 01:15 (approx) Read more [...]
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Event 2017-01-18: Salsa at the Irish Club on Wednesdays!

Salsa at the Irish Club from 8:30pm-11pm every Wednesday evening! Join Salsa Katanga, Dilshad Hasan ,Andy, Skye and Claire for salsa lessons, with 4 levels from beginner to advanced from 8:30pm or just come social dancing at 9:30pm¬†as I do Great venue with parking nearby, sprung dance floor, reasonable drinks, and a friendly atmosphere. A variety of salsa, bachata, animations and a taste of kizomba are played! ūüôā See more details at on the facebook event, page¬†and group. TIMES 8:15pm Read more [...]
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Event 2017-01-16: Salsa & Bachata at Drift on Mondays!

Dilshad & Asia run salsa & bachata lessons followed by social dancing at Drift every Monday from 8pm to 1am. TIMES 8:30pm: Rueda de Casino (Cuban) salsa classes for all levels 9:30pm: Bachata classes for all levels 10:30pm: Social dancing - salsa (cross body & Cuban), bachata, merengue, kizomba and animations 1am: Close COST 1 class is £5 2 classes are £7 Social dancing is free whether you've done lessons or not Plenty of parking round the back in the Ashby Place Read more [...]
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Event 2017-01-13: Que-Rico 3-room monthly party at the Bedford in Balham

Philip Frost and Miguel Mayana run a monthly salsa event at The Bedford in Balham which is one of my favourite venues. The main room for salsa is ideal: wooden dance floor, capacity for 250 dancers, excellent sound system, air conditioning that works and  free parking nearby for 250 cars! There are two other large rooms devoted to bachata and Cubana and the event is called Que Rico which means to a Spanish speaking salsa dancer something like: Isn't it wonderful! Above all the venue has Read more [...]
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Event 2017-01-11: Salsa at Bar So Bournemouth on Wednesdays

Enrique Perez & his partner  Rob Carroll run an excellent evening of salsa at Bar So in Bournemouth every Wednesday. There are  bachata workshops from 7:30pm to 8:30pm followed by Cuban salsa workshops from 8:45pm until 10:15pm.  All levels are catered for with  the one and only Moe Flex providing the advanced level for bachata & salsa.  The workshops are followed by social dancing until1am with an excellent selection of good salsa music by DJ Enrique which will motivate you to Read more [...]
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Event 2017-01-09: Salsa & Bachata at Drift on Mondays!

Dilshad & Asia run salsa & bachata lessons followed by social dancing at Drift every Monday from 8pm to 1am. Tonight Dilshad was unable to attend and Salsa Katanga ran the main Rueda de Casino & Bachata lessons while Asia ran the beginners. TIMES 8:30pm: Rueda de Casino (Cuban) salsa classes for all levels 9:30pm: Bachata classes for all levels 10:30pm: Social dancing - salsa (cross body & Cuban), bachata, merengue, kizomba and animations 1am: Close COST 1 Read more [...]
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Event 2016-01-06: Salsa at The View in Brighton every first Friday of the month

Every first Friday of the month there is an excellent salsa event at The View in Brighton hosted by Carlton Thomas. The star of the event is Salsa Katanga. The social dancing is from 11pm to 2am which is my interest but if you need to attend the classes which are very professional they start at 9pm. Please see the facebook event, the facebook group or the Cuban Vibes website for more details. Read more [...]
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