Salsa Ball - Background
As far as dress code is concerned, salsa is pretty informal. For party nights and special occasions people do get dressed up, especially the ladies. But when it was suggested some years ago that I organise a Salsa Ball, I really doubted it would work. Wrong again! The ladies loved the opportunity to really dress up, and the guys in their DJs provided them with an elegant backdrop.
Over the years I have suggested a change to the format – a salsa class, an alternative dance class, a dance demo, a band perhaps? But the resounding collective voice has been “ No! We just want to get dressed up and come and dance”. So be it. The format for the Salsa Ball is very simple – an opportunity to dump the jeans, T-shirts and trainers, to dress to impress with a theme of Dickie Bows and Diamantes - DJs and dickie bows for guys, posh-frocks for ladies.
Winter Salsa Ball, Beamish Hall Hotel.
Saturday 28 December 2019
Update 1 December 2019.
The good news is that tickets have sold well once again.
The bad news is that, for the time being at least,
the few remaining tickets are for
solo guys and mixed couples.
The 17th successive Winter Salsa Ball
and the 7th at Beamish Hall Hotel.
The environment of the Monboucher Suite proved very popular in 2018
so we will be having the Ball there again this year.
A simple yet elegant occasion and an opportunity to dress to impress - once again the theme is Dickie Bows and Diamantes.
No classes or cabarets, simply a full night of socialising and dancing - mostly salsa of course, plus a sprinkling of son, cha-cha-cha, merengue, bachata and kizomba.
8.00 pm to 1.00 am (bar 7.30 to 12.30)
Sparkling wine on arrival
Tickets are £15 and are available now.
As there is a limit on numbers, and the event has sold-out almost every year, this is a ticket-only function.
There will be no opportunity to pay on the door.
Contact me for details of paying by bank transfer,
(no cheques please).
Do Gentlemen have to wear a Tuxedo or dinner suit? NO. The theme is Dickie Bows and Diamantes, a chance to really dress up for the evening. Lots of guys don’t have DJs, but they do have a black or white shirt. Ladies spend a lot of time, energy and money preparing for this night so gentlemen just need to treat themselves to a bow tie and be a suitably smart backdrop for the glamorous ladies, they'll appreciate it.
Can I pay at the door? NO. This is a ticket-only function.
Can I reserve tickets? NO. Due to problems doing this in the past I no longer reserve tickets. You pay me money (cash or bank transfer), I give you tickets. Seeemples!
A taster from a previous Winter Salsa Ball in the Shafto Hall.
Beamish Hall Hotel,
Beamish, Co Durham,
Click on the picture
to go to the Beamish Hall website.
Beamish Hall is a 4-Star hotel.
Why not take the opportunity to treat yourself and stay overnight.
Preferential room rates for guests attending the Ball:
Classic £90 Deluxe £110
Prices based on two sharing, inclusive of English breakfast & VAT
(Details correct at the time of publishing)
Tel: 01207 233 733.
Another fabulous social dance night in the lovely
Pictures from the night and other events are in public albums -