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CORONA VIRUS, SALSA AND YOU - UPDATE December 2021

For both level 1 and level 2 classes – please note:
Covid restrictions ended on Monday 19th July so everybodysalsa classes and clubs are now restriction free for as long as Government advises it is safe to do so. 

December 27th 2021 – Currently there are no new restrictions on small venues but we will keep you updated HERE.
Please sign up for one of our new courses starting 9th January by sending in the form on the About Us page.

Did you know that Salsa dancing actually ‘BOOSTS YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM’? The joy of Salsa dancing often distracts us from noticing just how much, ‘immune system strengthening’, aerobic exercise we are actually doing, and we know that having a strong immune system helps us fight off viruses of all kinds, including Covid19! And its not the only benefit that Salsa dancers enjoy, other free benefits from learning this fantastic dance include:

• It keeps your body ‘young’
• Lowers cholesterol
• Improves  balance
• Improves memory
• Bone and joint health
• Helps you with Weight
• Strengthens muscles
• Improves emotional health
• Strengthens social skills
• Helps develop stronger personal relationships.

So remember to add Salsa dancing to your list of COVID protection methods, and keep on dancing.

Happy dancing from everybodysalsa.

a brand new 6 week (Level 1), Cross-Body style Salsa dance course that is EXCLUSIVELY FOR BEGINNERS. It kicks off again on Sunday 3rd April and offers the opportunity to become a cool salsa dancer, THIS AUTUMN!

Now is an excellent time to discover this fantastic dance. So, if you like the idea of discovering a new, fun filled and liberating way of dancing, meeting new friends, boosting your immune system and possibly changing a ‘samey old’ Sunday evening into possibly the best night of the week, ’DISCOVER THE SALSA DANCER IN YOU’, is just what YOU need to do.

Your ‘level 1’, ‘warm-up’ session starts at 8.15pm and your, ’DISCOVER THE SALSA DANCER IN YOU’, ‘level 1’, Salsa dance class starts at 8.20pm. You can then dance the rest of the night away practicing your new, cool dance skills on your own, or with a partner from your ‘bubble’. So why not put your step forward and, ’DISCOVER THE SALSA DANCER IN YOU’, by signing-up for this fantastic dance class today! This course is being offered at the discounted price of just £49 per person, for all six action packed evenings when paid in advance.

Doors open at 6.45pm and Level 1 dancers are more than welcome to arrive early, try out a 5 minute warm up, and watch the level 2 class before the level 1 class starts at 8.15pm.

To request a place on this course, simply reply to this email. Alternatively you can visit www.everybodysalsa.com and use the ‘CONTACT US’ link on the, ‘ABOUT US’ page of this site, expressing your wish to take part and we will get back to you ASAP. Please note that course numbers will be restricted. So please reply early to avoid disappointment.

***The next Strictly Take 2 course starts on Sunday 3rd April***

STRICTLY TAKE 2 a good fit for dancers who have already completed an everybodysalsa beginners’ course', or have experienced a minimum of 10 weeks salsa dance classes at other salsa clubs. 

Each ‘Level 2’, course starts off relatively easy and gradually acquires more interesting moves each week up to and including week 6, after which the cycle repeats with brand new course content to keep you ‘on your toes’! 

Doors open at 6.45pm and we dance until 11pm. Please arrive in plenty of time before the class start time of 7.15pm. Both courses are being offered at just £49 for all six action packed evenings when paid in advance. 

For more details visit simply reply to this email, or go to www.everybodysalsa.com and use the, CONTACT US, link on the, ABOUT US, page of this site, expressing your wish to take part and we will get back to you ASAP. Please note that course numbers will be restricted. So please reply early to avoid disappointment.

***Latest News from everybodysalsa***

FREE TASTER night on Sunday 22nd May for new starters!!
6 week courses for both level 1 and 2 start Sunday 22nd May – Just £49 for 6 weeks

Improvers ( those with some salsa dancing experience) are welcome to join us at 7pm for the level 2 class. This runs as a 6 week course but can be paid weekly at £10 per session

Valentine’s Special Night on 13th February was a sizzling affair with romance in the air and some lovely pink and red outfits – see below!!

 

The Christmas party 2021 was a blast on December 12th with 3 classes including the introduction of Casino Rueda. See below!!

WOTS ON 26th FEB’ 2022

Contents:

  1. Discover the Dancer in You

(Last chance to join)

  1. DANCERS WITH PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
  2. WELCOME TO THE LEVEL 2 CLASS
  3. A FEW HANDY TIPS:
  4.  HELP US TO HELP YOU:

 

  1. Discover the Dancer in You

        ‘Last chance to join’!

Good news for anybody who would like to join the course, but didn’t make it for the opening night last week:

New starters can join this course on either week 1, or week 2, and that means that new starters are still welcome to join the course this Sunday!

WHY THIS WEEK IS THE LAST CHANCE TO JOIN: We only have time to recap one week’s class before introducing new exciting steps and moves each week, so unless we have made special arrangements, this Sunday is the last chance for new starters to join this course. So do tell your friends and family, so nobody misses out. Please note that your £49 course fees are also due this Sunday.

 

  1. DANCERS WITH PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Dancers with previous salsa experience are welcome to join this course at any stage to refresh your skills before progressing to the level 2 class. Experienced dancers can also pay per week, or pay for the course in advance to qualify for a reduced rate, which ever option you choose.

 

  1. WELCOME TO THE LEVEL 2 CLASS:

Welcome to, ‘Level 2’. Everyone who graduated from our level 1, ‘beginners’ course and moved up a gear last Sunday. It was great to see you return for more salsa action, and well done for adapting so well to the more challenging/exciting moves that this class offers.

You can now look forward to experiencing new turn patterns EVERY WEEK, which although can seem a little challenging at first, you will gradually find it easier to take in, as the weeks fly by.

Reminder: Leads, remember to bring along your notepad this week. So that you can write down this week’s new routine.

 

  1. A FEW HANDY TIPS:

Whenever dancers Partners and Leads - step up to a higher class, one of the first things we notice is that the steps can get a little long. So why not use the freestyle periods and the ‘line up’, sessions to re-establish your compact steps, after which you may find each new routine a little easier, and more enjoyable. Note: If there is anything that you would like to revisit either during, or after the class, both Heather and Alan will be happy to help.

Leads: Most leads find it difficult to remember salsa moves from one week to another, which can affect freestyle confidence. An excellent way of overcoming this common problem is to practice each weeks ‘new’ routine, as much as possible, after each class.

Another way to have more moves available is to bring a small note pad with you every week, and make a note of any part of each week’s routine, that you want to remember. (Do this after each class, as memories fade fast).

The next step is to bring your note pad with you every week. Then read and practice your favourite moves again ‘before’ your class. Why not have a go this week let us know how you get on.

Partners: You already understand that roles of ‘Lead’ and ‘Partner’, are very different and that ‘anticipation’ is very hard to avoid. So it is essential that you do not, ‘help’, a ‘Lead’ too much as he develops the tricky task of both learning and remembering each new move. But rather be patient and focus your attention on the skills you need to develop. In this way you will continue to develop your unique ‘Partner’ skills and get the most out of this fantastic dance.

 

  1. HELP US TO HELP YOU:

At everybodysalsa we create each ‘Level 2’ class based on what we estimate each group of dancers are capable of learning each week. However, as you will already be aware, every dancer within a class is at a slightly different level of development, and we all have ‘good nights’, and ‘bad nights’. So do let us know how you are experiencing each class, both during the lesson and afterwards. Obviously we may not always feel able to act on every comment you may make, but we will give them due consideration, and take up any suggestions when we think it is in the best interest of the club.

We recommend arriving by 7pm latest to allow yourself enough time to sign-in, get yourself a drink at the bar and settle in before taking part in the first ‘warm-up’ of the evening. Looking forward to seeing you all again this Sunday evening for more salsa magic,

Happy dancing,

From,

everybodysalsa

 

WOTS ON TOMORROW NIGHT 12.02.2022

 

A VALENTINE’S THEMED PARTY NIGHT!

 

SCHEDULE:

 

1 –A RED AND PINK CELEBRATION VALENTINES SALSA PARTY NIGHT SUNDAY 13th FEB

 

  1. ‘DISCOVER THE SALSA DANCER IN YOU’

  (WEEK 6 THE FINALE)!

3 - EXPERIENCED DANCERS WELCOME

4 -’STRICTLY TAKE 2’

 (A VALENTINE’S ROUTINE TO REMEMBER)!

 

 

 

1 – JOIN US 4 A RED AND PINK CELEBRATION VALENTINE’S SALSA PARTY SUNDAY 13th FEB

Its  Valentine’s Day on Monday! So this Sunday’s club night is doubling up as a Pink and Red themed Salsa party night to celebrate! So expect Pink and Red decorations and dance teachers! One or two Valentines themed moves! And an extra fun dance class later in the evening! We will also be presenting certificates to our level 1 course graduates, as well as presenting a prize for the best outfit of the evening! We look forward to joining you all for a Sensational celebration Valentines Salsa Party night to remember tomorrow evening in the Ball Room at the Old Fletton Club. Doors Open at 7pm CU There!

 

  1. ‘DISCOVER THE SALSA DANCER IN YOU’

(WEEK 6 THE FINALE)!

This Sunday we welcome our courageous members of the  ‘DISCOVER THE SALSA DANCER IN YOU’, beginner’s course to week 6, the last class in the course and the week when we put the final touches to what it already becoming your first, ‘impressive’, salsa ‘routine’!

Based on steps and moves that you have already been dancing, plus a couple of ‘Valentine Specials!’, this final week of the course is designed to be a celebration of what you have accomplished since you first stepped through the door into the wonderful world of salsa all those weeks ago! Following your class this week you will be presented with your course graduate certificates, and a little later in the evening we have a fun ‘EXTRA PARTY DANCE, that we think you are going to love!

We will also invite you to re-join us on Sunday 20th February to continue your amazing Salsa journey by joining us for our ‘level 2’, class, which is designed to flow seamlessly on from your, ‘beginners’, experience.

We have changed the format slightly this week, to a Valentines theme celebration party night with a Pink and Red theme. So why not put on something special and see if you can win a prize for the best outfit of the night!

 

  1.  EXPERIENCED DANCERS WELCOME

If you have already completed an everybodysalsa 6 week beginners course, or you have at least 10 weeks experience with another salsa club, you are welcome to join us this week for week 6  of the ‘level 1’, course. As joining us for this week 6 class will help to refresh your skills and you’ll be tuned up and buzzing, ready to join our ‘level 2’ class on Sunday 20th February!

Just want to dance? If you are already an experienced dancer and just want to dance freestyle you are welcome to join us for the everybodysalsa freestyle disco. This kicks into gear as soon as the last class is complete, and continues until 11pm. Entrance for the freestyle club is £4, or free with your course.

 

  1.  STRICTLY ‘LEVEL 2’

We hope that you enjoyed last week’s new routine and that you can remember enough of the content to practice it before your new class begins tomorrow night. Remember the first freestyle period is there to offer you the opportunity to practice what you remember from last week before your new class begins. We recommend you arrive early to do this before embarking on this week’s ‘Valentines themed’, new routine!

Leads take note: everybodysalsa, like most salsa clubs usually offers experienced dancers new routines every week and this week will be no exception! So the ‘leads’ will have an ever increasing amount of moves to remember, and in our experience, ‘leads’ struggle to remember more than a few of these turn patterns and simply forget most of the moves that you once found so exhilarating! So to avoid limiting your repertoire, we advise every ‘lead’ to make written notes of each new routine following each class. You can then look-up these notes before dancing freestyle at any point in the future and watch as your freestyle dancing improves! So why not bring a notepad along tonight? If you would like any advice developing this ‘additional’ skill, see Alan after the classes.

This week we would like to invite our ‘Level 2’ dancers to join the ‘level 1’ class once again. Our ‘level 1’ dancers are now capable of performing turns as well as a variety of cross-body moves, and dancing with you in a larger group will give them a better idea what it will be like next week when they join us for their first ‘level 2’, class. Note: Taking part in this slightly less demanding class provides you with the chance to ‘polish’ your own skills, as you will have a little more time to consider every aspect of your dancing, whilst you are dancing.

Dancing freestyle with ‘Level 1’, dancers: Do please ask our ‘level 1’ dancers far a dance in the freestyle period after the classes. As this helps them feel more at home and improves their confidence and ability. ‘Leads’, please restrict your repertoire to the steps and moves that your ‘level 1’, partner has received instructions for. An easy way to do this is to dance only what they have covered in this week’s class and lead them as well as you can. This will allow them to build confidence in their developing abilities and also develop a little trust in you, as well as improving your own ‘leading’ ability. ’Partners’, Do please ask our ‘level 1’, leads for a dance, as they may not feel confident enough yet to ask you. We cannot expect our new, ‘leads’, to ‘lead’, as well as level 2 dancers. So please be patient. When you notice a new ‘lead’, struggling with their roll, one good idea might be for you to let them know what you needed, ‘in terms of a lead’, for you to understand what is being lead.

 

Happy dancing,

From,

 everybodysalsa

WOTS ON 18.01.2022 

  1. DISCOVER THE SALSA DANCER IN YOU’ NOW CLOSED

2   NEW STARTERS 

  1. EXPERIENCED DANCERS
  2. STRICTLY TAKE 2
  3. HELP US START ON TIME (ALL DANCERS)

  

  1. ‘DISCOVER THE SALSA DANCER IN YOU’  

NOW CLOSED 4 NEW STARTERS  

Well done everybody who joined the course this Sunday. It was really nice to see settle in so well. Remember we are here from 7pm for social dancing. Please use this time to recap what you can remember from your classes last week and ask either Heather or Alan if there is anything you are not sure of, so that you will feel as confident as possible to start this coming Sunday’s class, and don’t worry if you have forgotten anything, as this week we will re visit ‘leading’ and ‘following’ both the clockwise turns for you before moving on to the move that gives this style of salsa it’s name i.e. The Cross-Body Move’!  

Starting with the footwork we will show you the ideal steps to take, which once mastered will allow the ‘leads’, to concentrate on, ‘leading’, each partner at the correct time for them to understand what you are inviting them to do and when you would like them to do it! And once you get the idea of this lovely move and as it gradually begins to work, we expect to see lots of confident smiles grow across every dancers cheeks, as all that concentration begins to pay off and you start to feel like a cool salsa dancer!. So be patient with yourself and take advantage of all the ‘freestyle’, sessions throughout the night, as, the more you practice the better it gets! 

2   NEW STARTERS 

Sorry to those of you who missed out on joining us for this, the first beginners course of the year. However all is not lost! As soon as we finalise plans for the start date you will be welcome to join us and  ‘DISCOVER THE SALSA DANCER IN YOU’  during yet another fun filled six week course! 

  

  1. EXPERIENCED DANCERS

This course is now closed for new starters. However if you have already completed an everybodysalsa’ 6 week beginners course, or you have at least 10 weeks experience dancing with another salsa club, you are welcome to join this course at any point, to refresh your skills before maybe considering joining our next level 2 course!Experienced dancers are also welcome to join us for the, everybodysalsa’  freestyle disco that kicks into gear as soon as the last class completes and continues until 11pm. Entrance for the freestyle club is just £5, or free with your course. 

  1. STRICTLY TAKE 2

Thanks to Malcolm and Roger for all your help trying to get the music system working before the classes on Sunday and sorry to everybody for the late start and the slightly rushed second routine, which I was impressed to see you all dancing beautifully to the last music track. It was also really pleasing to see you, the more experienced dancers taking time to dance with our most recent club members and contributing to their enjoyment of the evening too. Music system willing we will have a little more time this coming Sunday, to introduce you to one or two more interesting moves for you to play with!  

  

  1. HELP US START ON TIME (ALL DANCERS)

Please try to arrive in plenty of time before your class, as this allows you time to sign in, get yourself a drink from the bar, have a good chat with your new friends, and get those legs warmed up a little by practicing everything you can remember from last weeks class, and settle-in before the show begins. It also allows us to answer any questions you might have before we start dancing. The salsa disco gears-up immediately after your class with hot, hot, Salsa tracks, allowing us to dance till 11pm. 

We look forward to dancing with you again this coming Sunday for more Salsa magic,  

Best wishes,  

everybodysalsa  

  

Find out more about everybodysalsa, the history of this fantastic dance, and us by visiting our website,  www.everybodysalsa.com  

everybodysalsa WOTS ON newsletters are offered as a free service to dancers who attend our clubs and events, plus individuals who wish to be added to our FREE mailing list. If you no longer wish to receive our newsletters simply reply with the word, ‘UNSUBSCRIBE’, in the subject box. To be added, simply 'contact us', by visiting the, 'about us', page, at www.everybodysalsa.com 

  

 

 

WOTS ON 6th January 2022

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2022

Content:

  1. THANK YOU
  2. COURSE GRADUATE NEWS
  3. TWO NEW COURSES FOR A BRAND NEW YEAR
  4. STRICTLY LEVEL 2 – What is it
  5. DISCOVER THE SALSA DANCER IN YOU-Whats that

 

 

  1. Thank you for supporting ‘everybodysalsa’in 2021

Thank you to everybody who supporting our salsa in2021. We really enjoyed introducing so many new faces to this fantastic Latin dance and watching you grow with confidence with each passing week

 

  1. COURSE GRADUATE NEWS

 

At 'everybodysalsa' we believe in developing 'confidence through competence', the success of which was self evident at our well attended Christmas party on Sunday 12th December, where we were privileged to witness our wonderful course graduates putting into action all those new steps and moves that seemed so strange/impossible at times, when first introduced during the course. This has given us confidence, despite a certain virus, to continue into 2022 with two new courses for the New Year. We hope that our ‘level 1’, graduates enjoyed the more ambitious, dare I say, ‘exciting’ new moves that made up your first, ‘level 2’, class last year, and that you will be re-joining us again THIS Sunday for ever more interesting ways to use a dance floor!

 

 

  1. TWO NEW COURSES FOR A BRAND NEW YEAR

    We are ushering in the New Year with 2 New Salsa dance courses-

A.‘DISCOVER THE SALSA DANCER IN YOU’, an exciting six week course exclusively for beginners.

And

 

B ‘STRICTLY TAKE TWO’ an even more exciting six week course that is, ‘STRICTLY’, for experienced dancers

 

Both New 2022 courses start THIS Sunday 9th January and entrance will be FREE FOR NEW STARTERS, so why not invite a friend to join you, as the more people that join us, the more fun it gets.

  1. ‘STRICTLY LEVEL TWO’ – What is it:

‘STRICTLY LEVEL TWO’, is a brand new six week course designed for dancers who have already completed an 'everybodysalsa', 6 week beginner’s' course, as well as for dancers who have already experienced a minimum of 10 weeks salsa dance classes at other salsa clubs. This new course is designed to extend your repertoire of, ‘Cross-body’ style moves and also introduce you to  more moves from the, ‘Cuban’, salsa style.

This course is designed to flow seamlessly on from our, ‘DISCOVER THE SALSA DANCER IN YOU’, beginner’s course allowing existing course graduates to continue to develop your existing skills and turn up the heat under your already impressive dancing skills. Course members can look forward to being gradually introduced to an increasing number of new moves each week, culminating in up to THREE routines per week!

This course also welcomes more experienced salsa dancers. So if you have already completed an ‘everybodysalsa’, six week course, or have attended a minimum of ten classes at other salsa clubs, you are very welcome to join us THIS Sunday 9th January for a great way to put some heat into a cold and damp New Year.

Both these exciting new courses continue to be offered at the discounted price of just £49 per person for ALL SIX action packed evenings when paid in advance. So remember to book your place by email/ Or bring along your discounted course fee to reception, (cash preferred), when you arrive THIS SUNDAY!

  1. ‘DISCOVER THE SALSA DANCER IN YOU’-Whats that

‘DISCOVER THE SALSA DANCER IN YOU’’, is a fantastic‘NEW’ 6 week salsa dance course that is *exclusively for new starters*. It starts This Sunday 9th January 2022.

The New Year is an excellent time to discover this fantastic dance. As well as learning new enjoyable dance skills, this course gives you the opportunity to meet new friends, keep fit and pump up your immune system whilst possibly transforming what can often be another uninspiring Sunday evening into the best night of the week!

‘DISCOVER THE SALSA DANCER IN YOU’, is designed for everybody who would like to try salsa for the first time, whether you enjoy other forms of dancing, or want to try partner dancing for the very first time!

So if your aged between 16 and 96, have at least one left foot and can come with a partner or not! Or if your New Years resolutions looked anything like this:

*I WANT TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR

* I WANT TO KEEP FIT

* I WANT TO GET OUT MORE AND MEET PEOPLE

* I WANT TO HAVE MORE FUN

You are going to LOVE ‘DISCOVER THE SALSA DANCER IN YOU’,

WARNING! This course might transform your Sunday evenings into possibly the best night of the week! 

For more details about this course; what to expect when you join us for the first time and much, much more visit us at www.everybodysalsa.com

Happy dancing,

From,

everybodysalsa

WOTS ON 18.01.2022 

  1. DISCOVER THE SALSA DANCER IN YOU’ NOW CLOSED

2   NEW STARTERS 

  1. EXPERIENCED DANCERS
  2. STRICTLY TAKE 2
  3. HELP US START ON TIME (ALL DANCERS)

  

  1. ‘DISCOVER THE SALSA DANCER IN YOU’  

NOW CLOSED 4 NEW STARTERS  

Well done everybody who joined the course this Sunday. It was really nice to see settle in so well. Remember we are here from 7pm for social dancing. Please use this time to recap what you can remember from your classes last week and ask either Heather or Alan if there is anything you are not sure of, so that you will feel as confident as possible to start this coming Sunday’s class, and don’t worry if you have forgotten anything, as this week we will re visit ‘leading’ and ‘following’ both the clockwise turns for you before moving on to the move that gives this style of salsa it’s name i.e. The Cross-Body Move’!  

Starting with the footwork we will show you the ideal steps to take, which once mastered will allow the ‘leads’, to concentrate on, ‘leading’, each partner at the correct time for them to understand what you are inviting them to do and when you would like them to do it! And once you get the idea of this lovely move and as it gradually begins to work, we expect to see lots of confident smiles grow across every dancers cheeks, as all that concentration begins to pay off and you start to feel like a cool salsa dancer!. So be patient with yourself and take advantage of all the ‘freestyle’, sessions throughout the night, as, the more you practice the better it gets! 

2   NEW STARTERS 

Sorry to those of you who missed out on joining us for this, the first beginners course of the year. However all is not lost! As soon as we finalise plans for the start date you will be welcome to join us and  ‘DISCOVER THE SALSA DANCER IN YOU’  during yet another fun filled six week course! 

  

  1. EXPERIENCED DANCERS

This course is now closed for new starters. However if you have already completed an everybodysalsa’ 6 week beginners course, or you have at least 10 weeks experience dancing with another salsa club, you are welcome to join this course at any point, to refresh your skills before maybe considering joining our next level 2 course!Experienced dancers are also welcome to join us for the, everybodysalsa’  freestyle disco that kicks into gear as soon as the last class completes and continues until 11pm. Entrance for the freestyle club is just £5, or free with your course. 

  1. STRICTLY TAKE 2

Thanks to Malcolm and Roger for all your help trying to get the music system working before the classes on Sunday and sorry to everybody for the late start and the slightly rushed second routine, which I was impressed to see you all dancing beautifully to the last music track. It was also really pleasing to see you, the more experienced dancers taking time to dance with our most recent club members and contributing to their enjoyment of the evening too. Music system willing we will have a little more time this coming Sunday, to introduce you to one or two more interesting moves for you to play with!  

  

  1. HELP US START ON TIME (ALL DANCERS)

Please try to arrive in plenty of time before your class, as this allows you time to sign in, get yourself a drink from the bar, have a good chat with your new friends, and get those legs warmed up a little by practicing everything you can remember from last weeks class, and settle-in before the show begins. It also allows us to answer any questions you might have before we start dancing. The salsa disco gears-up immediately after your class with hot, hot, Salsa tracks, allowing us to dance till 11pm. 

We look forward to dancing with you again this coming Sunday for more Salsa magic,  

Best wishes,  

everybodysalsa  

  

Find out more about everybodysalsa, the history of this fantastic dance, and us by visiting our website,  www.everybodysalsa.com  

everybodysalsa WOTS ON newsletters are offered as a free service to dancers who attend our clubs and events, plus individuals who wish to be added to our FREE mailing list. If you no longer wish to receive our newsletters simply reply with the word, ‘UNSUBSCRIBE’, in the subject box. To be added, simply 'contact us', by visiting the, 'about us', page, at www.everybodysalsa.com