This web site was created, and is maintained, by Trevor Howland; an extremely enthusiastic amateur dancer from Leeds!
If you have any questions you can’t find the answers to on my site then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
My salsa journey began in January of 2008. My first salsa class was at a night class at my local college in Guiseley. My teacher was a lovely girl called Nicky Miles. It took me about 3 weeks before I decided that I needed to be doing much more dancing and ventured into Leeds to the classes run by Nicky Lloyd Graham. It wasn’t too long before I discovered Nicolai‘s classes on a Thursday…. and by then my addiction was already full blown!
(I also had the suspicion that all salsa teachers were called some variety of the name Nick!!!)
Shortly after this I started doing many other classes around Leeds. It was at this stage that I finally found some salsa teachers with names tha didn’t start in ‘Nick’… including Julien and Kirstin and Theo!
By this time I was about 10 weeks in and had a full blown salsa habit!
Shortly after this I went on a big world traveling adventure for 30 months! I did do some dancing on my travels, but not nearly as much as I was doing in Leeds…
I arrived back to the welcoming arms of the Leeds Salsa community in the spring of 2011…. and the rest is history!
In my time travelling around the world I found that salsa was a great way to meet people and make new connections in new cities, which I did as often as I could… but in all of my time I can honestly say that I never found a nicer bunch of dancers, or a more friendly community, then that which exists in Leeds!
I have done a bit of salsa teaching here and there, and occasionally I run salsa nights around Leeds.