Welcome to Salsa Simplemente



Wednesday 2 June 2021.


In response to the official guidance and regulations all sessions are suspended until further notice.


It's over a year since we had our last salsa session at Bede Lodge in Durham. I know of quite a few people who have caught the Covid-19 virus, thankfully they have not been seriously ill and have either recovered or are recovering.


I have had a few enquiries about plans to restart the sessions and it is nice to feel that there is now light at the end of the tunnel as the vaccine roll-out continues at an impressive pace.


But when the PM announced the details of the "Roadmap" (I hate that term) and referred to easing of restrictions (no sooner than) 21 June there was a great flurry of activity on social media: "Whoop whoop, midsummer salsa party, yay, dancing in June" etc, etc.


Some clearly missed the small print. Boris said he "hoped" that by then "most" remaining restrictions could be lifted. 


However, restrictions may remain relating to social distance indoors and the wearing of masks. In which case it may still not be possible to resume couple-dancing and changing of partners any time soon.


I really hope that all restrictions will be lifted. As soon as arrangements can be made I will post details here, on my Facebook page and via my email newsletter.


In the meantime I hope that you, and all around you, are well and remain so.







Salsa in the Tyne and Wear area.


Hello and welcome to Salsa Simplemente - simply salsa, and thank you for visiting my site.


I'm Peter, and I teach salsa in the Tyne and Wear area.  I run weekly salsa classes, rueda classes, a couple of simple but glamorous social salsa events each year, and maintain an email newsletter of local salsa events.




If you are reading this because you are interested in salsa, either dying to do it or tempted to try it, just come along to one of the sessions and have fun while you learn in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. 


As a beginner you will not be alone - walk in and dance out.


Remember ......


The hardest step is the first one onto the dancefloor.




Salsa Simplemente - What's in a Name?

SALSA Simplemente - It can mean both “simply salsa" (as in “only salsa”) or “salsa simply”, both of which I think are appropriate.  Apart from a little merengue here and there, a cha-cha now and then, plus a bachata or two, I simply dance salsa.  And in my classes too, that's the way I teach - slowly and simply.



 And finally .......


If you have picked up one of my flyers somewhere, or you have arrived here via a link from another website, then please note that some changes have taken place. 


Monday night salsa in Durham is no longer at the Gala Theatre - after 11 years the theatre wanted to use the Studio room for their own activities.  So we started at a new venue at the end of August 2016.


Please explore the website further which is currently being updated (some of the old stuff remains to give you a flavour), and I hope to see you at one of the sessions soon.


Thank you for visiting my website.  Peter, August 2018.




This site last updated

2 June 2021



For the current situation regarding classes

click on the links below:

Bede Lodge, Durham

Dance City, Sunderland




Salsa Simplemente

in the Tyne and Wear area.

Tel: 0796 954 3437


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