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 at Beamish Hall Hotel

Friday 28 December 2018




Another fabulous social dance night in the lovely

Monboucher Suite.


Pictures from the night and other events are in public albums -

click here.




Summer Salsa Weekend, 6-8 July 2018


Superb line-up of national and international level teachers and artists.  Over 50 hours of workshops and 3 sizzling party nights with shows and animations, all hosted by

Sue (Salsa .... feel the heat). 


I'm certainly not up to the standard of the top names at this event but I feel very privileged to be asked to teach here

for the sixth successive year. 


If you like your salsa with a Cuban flavour

this is not to be missed. 






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Winter Salsa Ball

Saturday 28 December 2019.

Beamish Hall Hotel

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in the Tyne and Wear area.

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