The ticket price of £10.00 included a
beginners and intermediate Dominican style Bachata class and Salsa
classes at all levels, plus teaching and a showcase dance by guests
Eva and Mauro (pictured), followed by
dancing until late.
I was a bit nervous, Iíve watched
Salsa classes, but remembered how hard my first few dance lessons
were. However, the beginners classes were great, the teaching was
clear, if a little hard for me to hear at times with multiple
classes going on and lots of people arriving later just for the
dancing. We were taught a very easy set of moves so that we had a
small routine in both styles and would be
able to get onto the dance floor later in the evening.
The dancing later was impressive,
Iíve never ever been to any kind of dance where the floor was full
of dancers all night. The event attracted people of all ages from
across the area. As regular visitors to this site may know, Iím not
a spring chicken myself so it was good to see younger and older
people dancing together.
Now I will admit that we never did
venture back onto the dance floor. I think we needed a little more
than just a single beginners class to give us the confidence to join
in. We enjoyed just watching the different styles, the energy in the
room was infectious.
Once we have some more time clear we
will be adding Salsa classes to our social life and will be back for
next East Anglia Salsa Gala on Friday 5 March and features teaching
and performing the Mamboleo Dance Company, the hottest dance company
in the Midlands, plus a Merengue Master Class. We may just get up
and dance the night away this time!
If you canít make it along, there
are will be more opportunities every first Friday of the month at
Radius, check the Salsalicimo website for details.