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 - dickie bows for guys, posh-frocks for ladies.



Winter Salsa Ball at Beamish Hall Hotel

Saturday 11 January 2025


 The 21st Winter Salsa Ball

and the 11th at Beamish Hall Hotel. 


The Monboucher Suite has proved very popular in previous years so we are using it again next year.



A simple yet elegant occasion.

An opportunity to dump the jeans, T-shirts and trainers

and dress to impress.

Once again the theme is

Dickie Bows and Diamantes.

Dickie bows for guys, posh-frocks and sparkles for ladies. 


No classes or cabarets, simply a full night of socialising and dancing - mostly salsa of course, plus just a sprinkling of other genres.



8.00 pm to 1.00 am (bar 7.30 to 12.30)
Sparkling wine on arrival.
DJ PeteR


Tickets are £tbc.

This is a ticket-only function as there is a limit on numbers
and the event has sold-out every year.
There will be no opportunity to pay on the door.

Contact me for details of paying by bank transfer (no cheques please) using email, text or WhatsApp. Please do NOT use Facebook Messenger.



Salsa Ball FAQs

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.


Ladies spend a lot of time, energy and money preparing for this night. Lots of guys don’t have DJs, but they do have a black or white shirt. So they 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.


Winter Salsa Ball at Beamish Hall Hotel 2023

Pictures from the Winter Salsa Ball in December 2023 are in two public albums on my Facebook page.

You do not have to be a member of Facebook.


Click on the pictures.



Winter Salsa Ball

27 December 2023


Part 1


Dresses & Tresses






Winter Salsa Ball

27 December 2023


Part 2


The Beamish Hall Hotel, Beamish


Beamish Hall Hotel,

Beamish, Co Durham,

DH9 0YB.


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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 b&b rates for guests attending the Salsa Ball:


Prices for January 2025


Classic Room - Double or twin - £105.00

 Deluxe Room - Double or twin - £125.00

 Premier Bedroom - £175.00


Rates are based on two sharing & inclusive of English breakfast


Tel:  01207 233 733.






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Photos from previous Salsa Balls at Beamish Hall Hotel





Pictures from the previous

Salsa Balls (Summer and Winter) are in public albums -

click here.





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