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This Spring I'm making all my beginners classes FREE
Do as many as you need to move up to improvers at 8pm (also with me -Alastair)
The Beginners mow start 7.15pm FREE 30min class

All other levels 8pm - 10pm see Blend Format.

sprite-news Events:

Following the success of Deep Salsa this Ocober here's another date not to be missed.
The NEW 'Deep Salsa for Intermediates' Salsa Rapido Intensive course.

This course is not and bunch of moves, styling or footwork. It’s for dancers who are looking to energise their salsa through looking at things in a different way. It uses models and exercises that you may not be familiar with, but they allow you to discover the underlying psychology and ways to change the way you dance if necessary.

Salsa Rapido® Method:
The ethos of Salsa Rapido is the same at all levels.It’s the Fast, Fun and Progressive approach to salsa. In other words I want to get you better faster, while having a heap of fun. If you think teaching should be a dry, boring or an authoritarian experience, be warned you’ll hate this! It's fun and challenging.

Are you intermediate?
My definition of an intermediate is someone who regularly dances freestyle salsa.
I’m the first to admit that’s a wide group of levels but I’m working on the basis that those who dance in clubs should know enough to lead/ follow and can operate at ‘club speed’. Improvers can handle the info but struggle to implement things as fast simply because they haven't had enough ‘real time’ dance floor experience.
If you’re not sure call me 07939012231

Itinerary:
11.30am -5pm at Salsa Soho, 96 Charing Cross Road,
Regular price £40 per person
If you've done an i2i course in the last 6 months use the offer code 'flav'- £30
If you've done a 1-Day Intensive for Beginners in the last two months use the offer code 'b4'- £35
Advanced booking only please.

What’s on the course:

What is an advanced dancer:
What motivates a dancer to go from Intermediate to advanced? Motivation
Getting the most from each dance. Rapport
The Buzzsaw of Tension Release

Deep salsa:
Reactive leading - turning mistakes into opportunities.
Avoiding the blame game
The follower’s game - (trust me you’ll love it) Adv Body language

Moves:
The random move machine - Divergent thinking
Making the moves your own
Within his combos
Finding the state of Flow

Musical Interpretation to energise everything:
Find the beat
Making beats work for you
MI framework
On Sunday 29th July, join us as we will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Thames Salsa Cruise! Yes, that’s right, we’ve been running the Thames Salsa Cruise for a whopping 20 whole years this summer! Two decades of dancing on the decks of MV Royalty, up and down the River to the music of DJ Felicidad and partying all the way and what fun it’s been :-) The Thames, the skyline and faces have changed but the boat, the fun, and the energy is better than ever so if you’re new to this event or want to revisit it, we would love you to come and share this fabulous moment with us!

NEWS FLASH OVER 75% SOLD OUT AND ONLY A WEEK TO GO! BOOK NOW!!

Come and salsa the River as we cruise from the Festival Pier Southbank to the Barrier and back. Watch the sunset as you sip a drink on the back deck, then see the River sparkle as the city lights up; all the while listening to some great salsa music to entice you back to the dance floor.
Four hours of dancing and fun; what a great way to spend a summer evening!
Departs Festival Pier by the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank at 6.45pm, returning at 10.50pm

Get your ticket early because we will probably sell out!
Groups (5+) cost £15 and the regular advanced price is £18. (£22 cash on the day)
i2i Big Combos Flavour 11.30-5pm at bar Salsa Soho!

Salsa moves are often presented as big combinations or combos. From You Tube clips to salsa classes at salsa congresses and weekenders, big combos are the standard packagings of repertoire.
This course will give you big combos! (I think you probably guessed that!)
Also:
How to survive Big Combo style classes.
How we remember moves and make them danceable straight after the class.
Bringing a routine up to standard for stage, tv, competitions and (dare I say it) a wedding dance.
Most importantly, making a combo your own.
Please note:
It doesn't matter which order you take the i2i Flavours. (Do Big Combos pt 2 or pt 1 in any order!)
All Salsa Rapido? i2i Flavours salsa classes are not suitable for absolute beginners.
All i2i Flavours salsa lessons start with the compulsory Salsa Rapido? framework section which introduces/ reinforces core concepts of event led salsa dancing.

If you've done an i2i course in the last 6 months use the offer code 'flav'
If you've done a 1-Day Intensive for Beginners in the last two months use the offer code 'b4'
Regular price ?£40 per person and we now start at 11.30am
i2i Musical interpretation salsa course at bar Salsa Soho!
Musical interpretation in salsa is a wide field. The aim is to interact with the music so that the dance finds a greater meaning.
In short if you interact with the music you'll feel better and have more fun! It's your best friend when you work with it and your worst enemy if you choose to ignore it.
There will be loads of salsa moves and combos to try but each exercise will highlight a point about the music.
So here's a brief outline of what's covered:

The course covers:
Salsa Timing how to get it and keep it.
Salsa Music the never ending debate - Historical time line
Salsa club sub genres (bachata, merengue, cumbia, son, etc...)
The instruments of a typical salsa band and their rhythmic contribution
The Salsa Rapido framework for musical interpretation ( how to use the music)
Please note:
This course wont be a bunch of Dos and Dont's, Interpretation is a personal decision and this course helps you to make it.
As ever this i2i Flavours course start with the essential Salsa Rapido Framework which makes this course a direct follow on from the 1-Day Intensive.
Loads of info on the site or call me 0208 888 5507


If you've done an i2i course in the last 6 months use the offer code 'flav'
If you've done a 1-Day Intensive for Beginners in the last two months use the offer code 'b4'
Regular price £40 per person and we now start at 11.30am

sprite-news News:

We are back at Gabeto this Tuesday
No really we are!
We didn't want a break, we didn't ask for a break but break we got one.
First it was the World cup, where needy multi million pound earning men do their thing.My favourite bit are the mono syllabic interviews.
Personally I'm sure England would have won if they hadn't been burdened with the guild of the gender pay gap in British sport!
Last Tuesday was a cock up of massive proportions. Moe's Flight delayed which ment further delays upon arrival. DeLarry was on Holiday and to cap it all there was an office party at the venue that over ran by several hours causing issues with the sound etc.
My sincere apologies to one and all.
Breath.
This week will be back to anything but normal with all three teachers.
Just in case you've forgotten the beginners starts at 7.30pm and Improvers, Intermediate and Advanced start at 8pm promt.
Please come and enjoy.
And finally we're have tickets on sale for the Thames Salsa Cruise (cash only at Camden)
I'm pleased to announce the i.2.i. dates up to the end of August 2018.

Sunday 15-04-2018 i2i-Music Interp & Garnish (Garnish is everything that breaks the rules)
Sunday 13-05-2018 Thames Salsa Cruise (not a course but great fun)
Sunday 20-05-2018 i2i-Spins (weeeeeeee)
Sunday 10-06-2018 i2i-Travelling (Big movements across the floor)
Sunday 24-06-2018 i2i-Smooth Styling (It's awesome just do it!)
Sunday 08-07-2018 i2i-Rueda (The iconic Cuban Wheel)
Sunday 22-07-2018 i2i-Deep Salsa (The psychology of the dance floor/ Jungle)
Sunday 29-07-2018 Thames Salsa Cruise (not a course but great fun)
Sunday 05-08-2018 i2i-Big Combos (AKA Move Crunch - Classic move combinations)
Sunday 19-08-2018 i2i-Music Interp & Garnish

Please note that i.2.i courses run 11.30 -5pm at Salsa!
Info and Bookings
Here's my recent review of a Bar + Block Kings Cross – Simply Great Steak

Within earshot of the buzz emanating from bustling Kings Cross station, on York Road, is Bar + Block. The buzz continues inside, as if London’s tourists, shopper and business types have paused for a moment for a drink and a chat at the bar before stepping back into the hussel and bussel of their lives.
We’re seated in the restaurant section behind the bar
............. read on

More of my reviews for luxurylondon.com
Bar + Block Kings Cross – Simply Great Steak
Haggis Making Master Class at Mac 'n Wild - Devonshire Square
Ta-Ko at Victory Mansions- Stoke Newington
Ta-Ko at Victory Mansions- Stoke Newington
Wringer Mangle in Spitalfields
Tom Simmons Tower Bridge
Chai Wu at Harrods/
Cocktail Book Club Merchant House - Farringdon
Nine Lives- London Bridge




I've publish more articles on the Salsa Rapido blog.

streetbeat.co.uk/blog

Other Salsa Rapido articles include:
Top Tips for Pre-Beginners in Salsa 10/25/2017
Counts Commonly Used in Salsa 10/18/2017
Salsa Rapido method- Fast, Fun & Progressive 28/09/2017
Travelling steps 30/04/2017
The Mechanics of Spinning 20/04/2017
What is Salsa Style? 08/02/2017
How I got into salsa 11/01/2017
Welcome to the Salsa Rapido Method 09/01/2017
We're Back!!!
After months in the wilderness of Camden Market we're back at the venue formerly known as The Cuban and now called Gabeto. It's a new clean shiny bar in the same building and the decor's more London and less Havana.

Join Moe, DeLarry and Me for a bunch of classes and fun

Some of the classes will be in Gabeto bar and some in Gabeto Studio AKA Alchemy but come to the bar first.

NEW START TIME OF 7.30pm we will be starting on time with or without you so please check in early.

New Pricing: £10 per evening. We'll be introducing a Cafe Nero style loyalty card.

I'd like to thank everyone for their support over this summer and welcome everyone back to get this night buzzing.
I've set up a new section on the site for Tripadvisor reviews of the 1-Day Intensive Course.
If you've been on the course recently and would be kind enough to review it please go to
link
Thanks in advance :-)
For suggestions and suggestions please email me at salsa@streetbeat.co.uk
sprite-bulb Info:

sprite-tsc  About the Thames Salsa Cruise

On Sunday 29th July, join us as we will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Thames Salsa Cruise! Yes, that’s right, we’ve been running the Thames Salsa Cruise for a whopping 20 whole years this summer! Two decades of dancing on the decks of MV Royalty, up and down the River to the music of DJ Felicidad and partying all the way and what fun it’s been :-) The Thames, the skyline and faces have changed but the boat, the fun, and the energy is better than ever so if you’re new to this event or want to revisit it, we would love you to come and share this fabulous moment with us!

Come and salsa the River as we cruise from the Festival Pier Southbank to the Barrier and back. Watch the sunset as you sip a drink on the back deck, then see the River sparkle as the city lights up; all the while listening to some great salsa music to entice you back to the dance floor.
Four hours of dancing and fun; what a great way to spend a summer evening!
Departs Festival Pier by the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank at 6.45pm, returning at 10.50pm

Get your ticket early because we will probably sell out!
Groups (5+) cost £15 and the regular advanced price is £18. (£22 cash on the day)

sprite-tsc  The Salsa Cruise in brief

  • The Thames Salsa Cruise is a four hour cruise along the river Thames.

  • The next date is Sunday 29th July 2018

  • The boat has dancing deck, bar, lounge, quiet and open decks.

  • Departs 6.45pm and Returns 11pm to Festival Pier Southbank SE1 8XZ

  • Tickets are sold online in advance £18 or £15 each for groups of five +

  • On the day of the cruise tickets cost £22 cash (subject to availability)

  • There are no online bookings on the day of the cruise.

Groups text me to set up a discount code ASAP (07939012231 Alastair)

sprite-tsc  Cruise Dates and Times

Next Thames Salsa Cruise Sunday 29th July 2018 - NOW BOOKING


Check in at no later than 6.45pm at Festival Pier on the South Bank by the Royal Festival Hall. Return just before 11pm There are no stops during the cruise.


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2018 Summer Thames Salsa Cruise


  • Sunday 29th Jul 2018


We would like to talk to any teachers/groups who would like a specific date.
Call Alastair on call 07939 012231

There are NO online bookings on the day of the cruise.
If it is the day of the cruise before 3pm text 07939 012231 to check availability.

sprite-tsc  Promo Video for Salsa Cruise

The Thames Salsa Cruise (short version)


Filmed on the Spring and Summer cruises of 2009.
Music 'Maestro' by Salsa Celtica
Single click to start.
Double click to visit Youtube.

sprite-tsc  Booking Questions

Cost:
Advance tickets cost £18 in advance and £15 each for groups of five + (see below)
On the day of the cruise tickets cost £22 cash (subject to availability)
There are no online bookings on the day of the cruise.

Tickets:
The Thames Salsa Cruise is a ticketless system.
We issue boarding cards as you arrive at the pier and then direct you to the boat, which means there’s nothing to print or bring.

Group bookings:
Group booking are available for groups of five or more, when booked online.
To make a group booking simply purchase five tickets in one transaction. The system will help you set up your ‘group code word’ so other people can join your group by using the ‘group code word’ and get the group discount, saving you the hassle of collecting money.
For regular groups and salsa clubs I can set up a ‘group code word’ without any purchase. For groups of much larger groups or please call the Streetbeat office.
Groups text me to set up a discount code ASAP

If you have any further questions please call 07939 012231 (office hours only)

sprite-tsc  Getting There

Festival pier in on the South Bank of the river next to the Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall. (for sat-nav SE1 8XZ )
Tube: Use Waterloo Station look for signs to Royal Festival Hall. or use Embankment (Northern line) and walk (10mins) across the Hungerford foot Bridge.

Charing Cross: As you leave the station turn right and look for Villiers Street (pedestrian only) that slopes down to Embankment tube. Villiers Street is also packed with coffee shops and restraints.

Parking: Although there is some parking behind the Royal Festival Hall and on the Embankment (North side of the river) I strongly recommend you allow one hour for successful parking and walking to the pier.

Come early: Enjoy the South Bank. Please note the walking times to the Pier above.

Toilets: There are toilets on the boat. The Public toilets at Royal Festival Hall are free!

View Map

sprite-tsc  Cruise Terms and Conditions

Thames Salsa Cruise Terms and conditions
When booking places on behalf of others, the person booking takes the responsibility for those people receiving the cruise details and terms and conditions.
Places are sold subject to availability and refunds will only be made if the cruise is cancelled by The Streetbeat Salsa Co.
No refund or compensation will be made due to delayed departure or early curtailment of the cruise or for any other reason.
Places purchased may not be resold without permission of The Streetbeat Salsa Co.
Boarding cards will only be issued up to the stated time of departure to those present.
Any places not checked in by the stated time of departure will be deemed null and void.
No food or drink may be brought onto the boat.
The boat operators reserve the right to search anyone boarding the boat.
Anyone may be excluded from boarding if there is any suspicion of alcohol or substance abuse or anyone whose behaviour is deemed undesirable for the cruise.
Anyone excluded from boarding will not be offered a refund or compensation.

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