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sprite-camden  Welcome to Camden Salsa

The London Salsa venue right in the heart of London's Camden Market.
Salsa Classes and Club every Tuesday from 7.30pm - 10.30pm.

Our Salsa Classes

At beginners and improvers level Alastair Sadler uses the Salsa Rapido foundation course method, which is the fast and fun way to master leading and following, with all the style and confidence you need to look great whereever you dance salsa..
At Intermediate and Advanced levels with DeLarry and Moe Flex there is a strong Cuban Casino theme.
I would like to add that our classes are fun but not slack, which means that class levels are maintained and we will politely bump where necessary. A good idea is to come early and meet the teachers before the classes if you’re not sure.

History

Salsa Camden was launched on 12th Jan 2006 has become an essential part of the London Salsa scene providing Streetbeat’s usual high standard of classes plus that classic mix of friendly stylish clubbing run by adults for adults.
We're located at the impressive Gilgamesh restaurant on Tuesdays with six classes and free dance. Originally we were at The Cuban bar which no longer exists.
Salsa dancers will feel right at home here. It is comfortable and stylish whilst and of course the floor is wooden.

Our Salsa Music

After the classes dance to the music from one the UK's top salsa DJ's, DJ Felicidad, sometimes real, sometimes virtual, she plays a genuine mix of classic salsa styles, from big band NY Dura to funky Cuban Timba, Romantica to Raggaton.
It's a smooth blend best described as classic mainstream salsa with a large dash of Cuban!

Cocktails


sprite-camden  Salsa Camden in Brief

Salsa Camden
Tuesdays from 7.30pm (opens 7pm) until 10.30pm
Six classes (see classes)

Location: Gabeto, Camden Market, The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8AH

Style: Beginners/ Improvers foundation (Rapido) Intermediate and above

Cost: £10 per evening for classes Club admission free.

sprite-camden  Beginners Offer

Get your friends into salsa.
Anyone new to salsa can get their first 3 weeks of classes for only £15.
They'll need to be there for the start so please forward this to all your non dancing friends in the area. No need to pre book.

* offer valid for three consecutive weeks at any Streetbeat club venue.

sprite-camden  Class Times

Times
Absolute beginners! Please arrive at 7.25pm for a 7pm start.

Intro, Beginners and Improvers with Alastair -Salsa Rapido method


Salsa Int/Adv with Moe Flex?
Intro to Rueda (for improvers/ int salsadancers with little or no rueda experience)
Beginners Salsa with Alastair Salsa Rapido method


Int/ Advanced Rueda with Moe Flex
Improvers Salsa with Alastair Salsa Rapido method
Intermediate Salsa with Gabriel

Please check in at the DJ desk within -Gabeto- to buy a ticket for your class.
All classes run at the same time in different spaces.
After the classes c.10.pm it's free dancing til late.

sprite-camden  Beginners Instructor Alastair Sadler

Alastair Sadler has been teaching salsa since 1995 and has clocked up over 12,000 classes.
From the start he has developed and refined the progressive teaching method called Salsa Rapido.
Many of his projects have helped define salsa in the UK:
Salsa instructors forum (a workshop where instructors could exchange good teaching practice an ideas).
The One Day Intensive course (The world's first and most successful intensive course, still running weekly)
Salsa university (an all-dayer concept but weekly with 5 advanced classes in different styles)
In addition to teaching he runs The Streetbeat Salsa Co. and edited the Email Salsa News from 1999 -2007.
Salsa Camden - London's highly successful Rapido & Rueda venue where we ran the UK's first ever weekly Bachata course.
In 2001 he choreographed & performed a solo demo (with a mop and office chair) at several congresses and events throughout Europe.
His TV credits as performer and/or choreographer include Baby Father I & II, Casualty, Happiness, Auf Weidersehn Pet and the BBC Ident ( He was the big guy at the front in the white shirt!)

Since 2011 he has realised his love of comedy and performed Stand Up at The Edinburgh Fringe festival (2011, 2012)
I still have many new projects to run such as Liquida and teacher training courses.
It's all been possible through the support of my wife Felicity aka DJ Felicidad with whom I've been married to since 1994.

sprite-camden  Intermediate Instructor Moe Flex

Born in Somaliland, East Africa, Moe spent his childhood travelling.
Known for his bubbly, larger than life personality, he started to dance at the age of 4 mimicking Michael Jackson.
Within 6 months of starting salsa Moe won the UKA British Amateur Championships. In 2002 he won the UKA Threesome Championship.
Since then he has been building his profile often described as a rising star He has become an integral part of events and weekenders.
In 2006 Moe was voted British Cuban Salsa Teacher of the Year.
Moe has been voted UK Salsa Teacher of the year 2008.

sprite-camden  The Old Promo Video for Salsa Camden

Here is our Salsa Camden Promotional Video.
It's just under two minute long so please take a look.
I hope it shows the fun we have at Camden.

The film project was an in-house production filmed in the Spring of 2010
The track is an shortened version of Los Van Van's Temba Tumbe Y Timbe, a great track for dancing La Rueda to.

Thanks to everyone involved.

sprite-offer Offers:

sprite-news Events:

This Autumn, after over twenty years of teaching salsa in London, I'm taking Salsa Rapido®, my fast ‘n fun teaching method to Edinburgh.

Two evenings of back to back intensive three hour salsa workshops 7pm to 10pm.
Location: The Foxy Fiddler Bar & Kitchen, 192 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3, use Haymarket station. Map Link

Wed. 25th Oct. 2017 Salsa Rapido Beginners Intensive.
Thurs. 26th Oct. 2017 Salsa Rapido Improvers plus.

Do one or both, the choice is yours.
Book as a single or a couple, the booking system balances the numbers of men and woman.
Open for ages 18+
Prices £30 or less (discounts for couples, Uni students and doing both courses)
BOOK NOW!

Salsa Rapido® method uses humour and popular psychology to speed your learning, making it a fast, fun alternative approach to learning salsa. It’s aim is to get you up to ‘club competence’ and beyond as soon as possible, while helping you to avoid many of the bad habits and pitfalls.
Salsa Rapido method works for all regional styles of salsa, enabling you to dance with anyone from anywhere.

For Beginners:
  • Salsa Rapido is simply the fastest and most fun way into salsa, so let’s get dancing.
  • There’s no slog and no stress just easy core moves and clear explanation.
  • We’ll pinpoint the skills of leading, following, looking good and having fun on the dance floor.
  • I’ll introduce you to the seven rules that make salsa a lot less complicated.
  • You’ll gain a clear insight into where style and your confidence comes from, why things go wrong and a practical approach to going from clunky to mastery.


For Improvers and above:


  • A series of unique Salsa Rapido concepts and exercises that help develop your dancing and dance experience.
  • Understanding your journey from beginner to advanced dancer
  • Building rapport with your partner.
  • Musical interpretation, easy ways to connect to the music.
  • Event based vs choreography based moves.
  • Remembering moves and processing moves from the internet.
  • Finding your flow and creativity.

If I’ve missed something just call/text me on 07939012231

Please help spread the word in Edinburgh. Share if you can.
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I can’t remember how many times I’ve been asked for Intermediate levels intensive courses and so I’ve organised one.
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,
Cost £35 per person.
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
Smooth Styling has to be my favorite i2i course. It takes off all the rough edges and smooths moves down until they flow. It also takes us to exciting new combos and techniques.
"I believe most people aspire to a smoother style where dancers seamless shift from one move to the next in complete balance with each other and the music."
This course aims to:
• Polish your salsa leading and following skills and develop true free styling (as opposed to choreographed salsa)
• Take your salsa style somewhere new and different so you gain an objective view of where you want to go with your salsa style
• Deliberately take the genre of Salsa somewhere new and exciting.
.....more

Please note:
All Salsa Rapido® i2i Flavors salsa classes are not suitable for absolute beginners (see Salsa Rapido 1-Day Intensive Salsa for Beginners)
All i2i Flavors 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
times 11.30 -5pm bar Salsa 96 Charing Cross Road
Wow! two courses in one!

Garnish - the pretty stuff on the edge of the dish, and so it is for salsa....
I've collected many salsa techniques over the years that seem to breaks the rules of salsa and put them together in one full day course including:
Freezes, Dips 'n drops (doing them safely), Six beat moves (multiple spins and footwork, Transition steps
plus a some body language tips you wont get anywhere else! and
Musical interpretation!
So much more than counting!!!! arrrrrr!
The terms may not be familiar but their effect on the dance is!

Please note:
All Salsa Rapido® i2i Flavours salsa classes are not suitable for absolute beginners (see Salsa Rapido 1-Day Intensive Salsa for 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

sprite-news News:

I've publish a new article on the Salsa Rapido blog.
Salsa Rapido method- Fast, Fun & Progressive 28/09/2017
streetbeat.co.uk/blog

Other Salsa Rapido articles include:

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.
Professional lifestyle blogger Lela London came on the Salsa Rapido 1-Day Intensive and blogged about it.
Read her report:

becoming baby dirty dancing salsa swing dance london

"Whether you're prepping for a trip to Cuba or simply want to burn 2000 calories feeling sexy, Salsa Rapido is an absolute must."


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

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