Salsa is Coming home  
Author: LeighAdams
Published: Sun 15 Aug 2021
Keywords: London, salsa, bachata, kizomba, classes, courses, holidays, lessons, special offers
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Salsa is Coming home
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The London Salsa newsletter reaches dancers in many countries so we are aware that the pandemic is still affecting many friends. However, in London, salsa is definitely coming back to it's home in Europe.

Indeed, I have not seen as many smiling faces for many moons.
Hopefully each reader gets that welling feeling of joy as you approach a venue, the strains of a favourite track drifting in the air, the sight of old friends, the rush to pop on dance shoes, willing partners equally thrilled by expectation of the perfect dance.

From personal experience, previously regular dancers shouldn't expect to have the same level of dance fitness. It wasn't only me taking a break.  I challenge anyone to say that 2-3 hours dancing salsa isn't a really good workout.

For those thinking of taking up salsa or initiated by online lessons and courses, you are about to discover a social world of friends, an activity to keep your heart pumping and your cheeks aching from smiling.

This newsletter concentratres on real life salsa events but you can find others and online activities listed on


Mundo Latino now offer a fun first and third Sunday :-
At their NEW venue "The Pagoda Suite" in Richmond,

Free 30 minutes fun Salsa class for all levels @ 6:30.
Social dancing from 7pm until 11pm.
Live band @ 7:30pm.

More info

Massive Monday in Temple

Kizomba and bachata lessons as well as salsa are on offer each Monday at Bar Salsa Temple.

Metrolatina at Bar Salsa Soho

Metrolatina are already in full swing at Bar Salsa Soho each Wednesday, where a free intro to salsa lesson is followed by multiple levels of salsa and bachata lessons and a late night  social.

I know it isn't strictly salsa, nor truly London, but Swing Dance UK are back to party on 21st in Beaconsfield with a taster class, Strolls, Lindy Hop, Jitterbug & Jive. Plus the Shim Sham.

Bank Holiday weekend is already shaping up to deliver multiple dance opportunities.

For those in Reading :

Fiesta Latina Reading

The Godalming Latino Fest is on Saturday 28th (7pm - Midnight).
* Bachata & Kizomba Room
* Salsa Room
More Info about Godalming

Latin Jam 3 in Vauxhall

Late Latin Lunch - 29th August 2021
12noon-5pm (limited availability - 60 places)
Sit down, rest your feet (for just a moment) and enjoy our sumptuous lunch menu + two glasses of prosecco.
You'll need the energy for the complementary dance classes and live music.

Daytime Dance Workshops - 29th August 2021
3 hrs of dance classes (your choice from up to 18 classes on offer) + live music + party night & al fresco dancing
Free Open Air Dance Party - 29th August 2021
Free Party - Free Live Music - Free dancing.
Dance Burn
City Lit in Covent Garden suggest dancing is the ultimate mood booster!
Get your body moving with 60 minutes of dance fitness!
A mix of playful choreography with 80s and 90s music to give you the ultimate workout.
Dance burn is a full body workout for body, mind and soul.

Course starting on 13th September - Details
One for your diary is the Mexican Independance celebration in Brixton on September 15th.
Featuring live performances from all female mariachi group Las Adelitas, salsa and cumbia from Conjunto Sabroso.
Although not listed on site yet, I know that El Grande will be back in September.

As a word of caution - the pandemic hasn't gone away, so it is your responsibility to look after your own health whilst all have a duty to do what is correct for our communities.. 
Please double check whether any lesson or event has specific restrictions that match your comfort/confidence.
Please also be aware that the salsa promoters may choose to cancel parts or all of their programmes in order to maintain safety.

Dance with joy, 

Leigh and the London Salsa team

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