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 whether you do the lessons or not. The venue is Scala just a few hundred yards down the road from King’s Cross St. Pancras Tube Station at 275 Pentonville Rd, Kings Cross, London N1 9NL. There’s always somewhere to park for free in the surrounding roads – you just have to drive round until you find somewhere.
I usually arrive around 9:30pm and do the improvers lesson with Michael Mandrel and his lovely wife just for fun and then dance the night away until around 3am when I am usually ready to leave because my salsa soul has been fulfilled or sometimes because I‘m overheated, have run out of shirts and am knackered! After all, I mustn’t overdo it as I‘m I‘ve usually planned to go salsa dancing in London somewhere on Saturday too!
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) Social dancing continues
05:00 salsa room closes and time to go home