SON Workshops


Improvers' Son


Arts Centre Washington.


Next session - Saturday, 22 June

2 - 4 pm.


Price £8  (cash only)


Please contact me to book a place in these sessions

as I aim to maintain a sensible balance of leaders and followers.


 (Please use email, text or WhatsApp, but NOT Messenger)



Son Cubano - the Mother of Salsa.


Son Cubano - the mother of Salsa. A gentle, elegant, traditional dance of Cuban origin - but you can dance it to some modern "salsa" music too. The dance may just look like a slow salsa there is a bit more to it in terms of rhythm, timing, and a very different feeling.


We will be using traditional Son music, some of which you may well know. But once you dance Son you will hear familiar music differently (e.g. songs by Alexander Abreu or Leoni Torres).


Be careful when researching Son Cubano on the internet, many videos are of cabaret style, with very flamboyant performances. The videos below are more traditional social styles.



The Low Barn
The Low Barn

Arts Centre Washington


Biddick Lane, Fatfield, Washington NE38 8AB


(Workshops are in the

"Low Barn" next to Reception)




A converted 19th century farm that is now a multi-arts centre with a theatre, art gallery, rehearsal rooms and music studio. 



Very easy to find, well signposted and only one mile from the A1 at Birtley services.  On-site free parking.  See map below.



Arts Centre cafe and bar.
Arts Centre cafe and bar.



The Arts Centre also has its own cafe and bar, a great place to meet for pre and post session refreshments.    




Arts Centre Website

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