Strictly Salsa

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Deej and Trisha run classes at the Wetherby & District Social Club on a Wednesday evening. The classes are £6 per person per evening, and the time table is as follows.

7:00 – Welcome
7:15 – Beginners’ Class
7:15 – Absolute Beginners’ Class
8:15 – Social Dancing
8:40 – Level-2 Class
9:40 – Social Dancing
10:10 – Level-3 Class

This is taken straight from the Strictly Salsa web site.

“Salsa’s a friendly, vivacious, exciting world of rhythm and passion and we want to share it with you. Whether you’re a complete novice who’s never danced a step before, a seasoned professional looking for some relaxed dancing or whether you’re somewhere in between you’ll be made very welcome by Deej and Trisha at Strictly Salsa. We have classes and dancing every Monday in York and Wednesday in Wetherby and we look forward to meeting you sometime soon. If you’re looking for salsa lessons or dancing in Yorkshire, you need to get Strictly Salsa!

We want to teach you to be the best dancers you can be, dancers that we’d want to dance with. We’re very aware salsa is at its best when you’re actually dancing, so our aim is to give you a knowledge of the basics to get you dancing as soon as possible, with light-hearted but nevertheless comprehensive teaching, before taking you on and helping you become the dancer within you that’s kicking to get out. We therefore focus our classes very much on technique, building a solid foundation for your dancing as a beginner. We will add to your understanding as we build on that foundation through our improver and intermediate levels. We don’t just teach turn patterns,although leaders (and followers) will get plenty of material to use on the dance floor.

We encourage our dancers to just get out and dance, at clubs, social events and other classes. There are loads of places for you to practice your freestyle dancing and it is there, outside the classroom, that you really hone your skills as a dancer. If you want to know the best places nearby, just ask.

We believe that there’s a lot more to dancing than simply walking through moves you did in class: we aim to show our dancers how to lead and follow clearly and comfortably, how to express their own personalities when dancing, how to use and feel the music and how to connect with your dance partner. Basically, we want to be proud to watch when you’re burning up the dance floor.

We try to make sure our class nights are more than just lessons. We work hard with our hosts at both venues to create a warm friendly atmosphere where you can easily make new friends before, after or between classes and we make sure there’s always lots of free dance time between the classes to put your new found skills into practice.

Surprisingly to some, our hope is that eventually Strictly Salsa won’t be enough for you. The world of salsa is MUCH bigger than just us and we want to introduce you to it. We’ll encourage you to go to other events and classes in the area to get the most out of your dancing though this is by no means compulsory if you prefer to keep it low key.”

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