Event 2017-07-13: Salsa & Bachata at TLC in Southampton then Salsa at Drift in Southsea!



Tracie’s Latin Club run a bachata & salsa night every other Thursday at St Barnabas Church Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton SO14 6QS from 7pm to 11pm. Tonight the bachata lesson features the lovely Naomi Holloway and her partner Alex Magnusson providing lessons for experienced dancers from 7pm. Then from 8pm-9:30pm the TLC team run the salsa lessons. More details may be seen on the facebook group or the website.

I‘m not interested in the the  lessons myself so aim to arrive around 9:30pm for the social dancing which for this night is 50% bachata & 50% salsa with a room dedicated to kizomba lovers behind the stage.

The proprietor, Tracie, has made arrangements with nearby places of business for parking to be allowed as the spaces in the grounds of the hall itself are quite limited and restricted to use by the ladies! You can park at Kwik Fit, Simply Bathrooms & Indigo Press.

St Barnabas Hall has good quality wooden dance floor, an excellent sound system, air conditioning that works and room for 150 dancers. Thoroughly recommended! :)
St Barnabas Hall has good quality wooden dance floor, an excellent sound system, air conditioning that works and room for 150 salsa dancers. Thoroughly recommended! 🙂

Dale Afro Latin Entertainment run a Bailando of Afro Latin music at  Drift Bar in Southsea on Thursdays from 10pm to 3pm featuring DJ DJunior and your hostess with the mostest HazelVince & Skye run salsa lessons from 8pm to 10pm upstairs complementing the Bailando social dancing downstairs which begins at 10pm. Times are very approximate! 😉

Tonight features AJ Howard‘s birthday party so I was determined not to miss that! The plan was to leave TLC around 11:20 and get to Drift by midnight – click here for the route by road.

The Drift bar have a stage & dance floor upstairs for 150 dancers with a good sound system and are extending the downstairs dance floor to provide more room for dancing! The sound system downstairs runs from behind the bar and plays music at all times synchronised with videos playing on large LCD screens on the walls but can be switched to run from the DJ station near the front door when there is a Latin event. The sound upstairs can be synchronised with the sound upstairs. The floor upstairs and down is often to sticky for dancing so I recommend bringing some talcum powder to aid sliding & spinning and avoid ankle injuries.

 

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