Hi…. My name is Trevor, and I’m a Salsaholic!
You have no idea how good it feels to get that off my chest!
Although you probably knew that… given that I run a salsa based web site!
My story with salsa began in 2007. I decided that I had to make some changes in my life. I needed to meet more people, get out more, do something that I enjoyed… I had no idea what that would be!
Then one of my Facebook contacts suggested that maybe I should try salsa! I have to admit, I was sceptical. I had always loved dancing, albeit normally jumping up and down to tunes on the dance floor as a socially acceptable alternative to actually having to speak to someone in the various clubs that I frequented in my student days, but salsa seemed so remote from anything in my life at the time.
But I noticed that there was a class at my local community college for a series of salsa classes, so I signed myself up for the next terms class, starting in January 2008. It helped that this class was in Guiseley, where I was living at the time.
Of course I wasn’t great straight away… but I picked things up quickly, and within a few weeks I realised that I was going to have to find more classes nearby. I fired up the famous search engine and had a look around to see what I could find.
The first page that popped up was the salsaholics web page (now sadly defunct) run by Nicky Loyd Graham, who at the time was running a class in Leeds on a Wednesday. It was quite out of my comfort zone to head into Leeds on my own, on a week night, and take these salsa classes (how I’ve changed eh?), but I summoned all of the courage that I could muster and headed into town!
The rest, as they say, is history…