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Hello and WELCOME to everybodysalsa.com
 
*Where completely new starters are welcome*

everybodysalsa.com - The super friendly home of salsa dancing in and around the Peterborough, Cambridgeshire area.

Join us every Sunday eveningin The Ballroom at the Fletton Club, 243A Fletton High Street, Central Peterborough, PE2 9EH. Our super friendly weekly salsa clubs and events are organised by UKA qualified club salsa teachers. Classes and club take place every Sunday evening, in newly refurbished ballroom at the Fletton Club.  The venue comes with very friendly bar staff and drinks are very reasonably priced. We also enjoy the privacy of dancing in a purpose built ball room which is seperate to the main bar area. In addition to the lovely dance floor there is a large comfortable seating area where you can settle in before your class, and return to throughout the evening and maybe chat with new friends whilst watching other dancers take to the floor.

 

What our dancers say about us:

“Love these teachers. They are extremely thorough whilst managing to stay passionate. I feel I have been taught properly, without being rushed or pushed out of my comfort zone but with enough to drive me forward. The teaching is perfectly balanced. But, most of all, these classes are GREAT FUN!” – Sarah

“Great teaching – I have learned so much and had such a fun time” – Mami

“Great fun, Great teachers, Great way to dance the night away. Thorough teaching with a smile and a laugh. Would recommend anytime” - Steve

“They are excellent friendly teachers and there is never a dull moment. The free style after the lesson is a great way to practice and socialise with other people in the club”. - Wanda

“We have been to 6 everybodysalsa classes so far and enjoyed every one of them. Alan is an excellent teacher whose enthusiasm for salsa is contagious!” - Rachel

But dont just take their word for it, come along one evening and see for yourself !

All ages from 16-86 welcome ! (under 18s welcome with an adult). No partner needed ! 2 left feet welcome ! Sense of humor obligatory !

 

everybodysalsa teach both popular salsa styles:  Since 2004 everybodysalsa.com have been offering not just one, but BOTH popular salsa dance styles. With 'Beginner's' being introduced to the 'Cross-body' style, whilst more experienced dancers can look forward to experiencing Cross-body or Cuban, or a mixture of BOTH classic styles in our weekly classes. Plus the opportunity to practice each weeks new moves during the freestyle periods that preceed and follow every class. When you come along for the first time, we will introduce you to the 'Cross-body' style. (Both the 'New York' style, and 'LA' styles are 'Cross-body' style salsa dancing). You will have the opportunity to experience 'Cuban style' salsa as well as interesting new 'Cross-body steps during  our courses for more experienced dancers, once you have completed your, 'beginners' course. We also occasionally invite high quality guest teachers from both these classic styles, to some of our parties and balls to increase our dancer's familiarity and confidence in both these classic styles.
 
 
 What to expect on your first visit: 
If you are coming along for your first salsa dance class, here is a short outline of what to expect: 
When you arrive, you will be asked to read an 'everybodysalsa' dance safety guide and a brief introduction to our organisation. The guide is a list of 'common sense' do's and don’ts, that when followed, help create a safe and friendly environment, in which your dancing skill and confidence can develop. You will be asked to sign your agreement to abide by the guidance notes, before entering the club. The receptionist, who is often a teacher too, will also ask you for an e-mail address and mobile phone number, this is simply to enable us to keep you up to date with forthcoming salsa events, etc. as well as any last minute changes to planned classes/events, which occur from time to time. We take care to treat all information with the strictest confidence and only use it for the benefit our dancers.
 
First time: If you are coming along for the first time, maybe a little uncertain of what to expect, possibly unsure if it would be too difficult for you, try this simple test: Ask yourself this question: Can I walk? If the answer is YES, you can also learn dance.
 
Arrive early for a little extra 'line up' instruction: When possible we offer a 5 minute instruction session to anyone wishing to polish their 'line up' steps. This extra class starts at 7.00pm when possible and features at least one different step each week, and is open to dancers of all classes.

Warm-Up Session: Starts about 7.30pm with a few warm up steps, 'like line dancing with salsa steps'. You will be invited to join everyone on the dance floor. The music will start and the teachers will demonstrate basic steps and turns in time with the music and invite everybody to join in, (Note, this is not the lesson, just a warm up, where you can experience moving your feet to salsa music, a bit like line dancing with salsa steps). Note: Expect to find one or two more exciting moves in this 'warm up', as this is also the, 'warm-up', for our level 2 dancers. Level 1 dancers are welcome to join both this session and the second, easier 'warm-uop', session which takes place a little later before the level 1 class.

Level 2 class: 'Warm Up',  is followed by a level 2 class for dancers with a minimum experience of 6 everybodysalsa dance classes, or 10 salsa dance classes elsewhere. Dancers can expect Cross-body/ Cuban, or a mixture of both popular salsa styles in each weeks turn patterns. This class is imediately followed with a salsa freestyle disco, (free with your class), where dancers of all levels can pracitice your new found skills with other dancers in your class, and/or with dancers from other classes too, or just use the time to have a relaxing drink, whilst observing the other dancers do their thing.

Warm-up Session 2:  You will be invited to join everyone on the dance floor. The music will start and the teachers will demonstrate basic steps and turns in time with the music and invite everybody to join in, (Note, this is not the lesson, just a warm up, where you can experience moving your feet to salsa music, a bit like line dancing with salsa step's). After the music stops dancers are invited to join a class of the appropriate level.

LEVEL 1 (Beginners) class: ‘Warm-up 2’, is immediately followed by the level1 (Beginners) class. Course members are invited to stay on the dance floor and move positions slightly to form the class. Once in your class your teacher/s will explain the timing of the salsa music and demonstrate each step/turn before inviting you to join in. The pace of the class will be slower than the 'line up', which makes it much easier to pick up and the class will be punctuated with music from time to time, to allow you to practice your new found skills at a faster pace and hopefully in time with the music too! There should be time in your class to have a little one to one time with your teacher, however this time is limited by the number of dancers in the class, and when working with the leading and following techniques, you will have an opportunity to dance, not only with your teacher, but also with every other Lead/Partner in your class, which is a great way to break the ice and get to know the other people in your group.

The everybodysalsa Freestyle disco (Free with your class): Immediately following your class, the everybodysalsa freestyle disco begins, with a range of fantastic salsa tracks to keep you on your feet until 11pm. The everybodysalsa freestyle disco is an opportunity to dance, not only with people you have recently met on your course, but also with more experienced dancers too! (I guarantee that they don’t bite)

The everybodysalsa freestyle disco is an essential part of your development. A space where you gradually develop confidence in your ability to dance each weeks new steps and moves, and eventually, your own distinctive style of dancing, which is of cause, what the classes are there to prepare you for, so make sure that you stay on the dance floor after your class, as  practice makes progression easier. The freestyle disco is also a great opportunity to invite other members of your class, (including your teacher), for a dance.

When we are not busy preparing your class’s etc. everybodysalsa teachers welcome the chance to dance with you and your fellow class members after your class. We get a lot of pleasure watching you progress and are happy to go over anything that you would like assistance with after your class.

I hope that this rough guide has been helpful to you and look forward to seeing you at one of our weekly salsa clubs soon.

Note: Entry to an everybodysalsa class also entitles you to the everybodysalsa freestyle club, which continues straight after your class until the next begins. You're very welcome and encouraged to stay with us until we close at 11pm every week. For more information please visit the Classes page.

 

 
 
 
 ‘DISCOVER THE SALSA DANCER IN YOU!’
*    Do something different this year!
 *  Enjoy great nights out and keep fit too!  
 *  Lose weight the fun way!
 *  Get out more and meet new people!
 *  Learn an exciting new way of dancing!
 
 
  ‘STRICTLY COME SALSA DANCING’

An EXCITING NEW six week courses in salsa dancing, with a new course starting regularly throughout the year!

Designed to provide YOU with enough knowledge, which when combined with enough practice, will enable even a completely new starter to be able to dance freestyle with different partners and be able to join in our exciting, regular “Improvers” salsa dance classes, which also takes place every weekIf you would like to ‘Discover the salsa dancer in you’, we will be pleased to see you, any Sunday evening in The Ball Room at The Fletton Club, Fletton High Street, Peterborough. Doors open from 7.00pm and we dance ‘til 11.00pm.
 
 

What's it all about?  A series of 6 great evenings out for adults of all ages to have fun meeting new friends, keeping fit and developing new skills in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.

 

 

Who is it for?  It’s for YOU:  If you haven’t danced before, this course is designed to help you develop your ability at a pace that you find manageable and first time dancers are as welcome as those with more experience.

 

 

No partner needed: Salsa is a partner dance, but is also a very sociable dance, an environment where you will quickly make friends and where the ‘leads’ are constantly rotating, ensuring that no body misses out, injecting energy into the dance and building confidence along the way.

 

 

All ages from 16 to 86 welcome: ‘everybodysalsa’ welcomes you and age is no barrier. As long as you have the desire, we will be here to teach you. We all learn at different speeds and in different ways, so should you find any part of this course more challenging that other parts, our super friendly ‘everybodysalsa’ team is always there to help, and remember, a little extra practice can make a lot of difference to your confidence and ability, so do stay on after your class and enjoy our freestyle club ‘til 11pm.

 

 

How much?  The full 6 week course is on offer at ONLY £49!!

You can book a place on the course for yourself, a friend or spouse and become a cool salsa dancer in JUST SIX WEEKS!

 

 

When can I join?

This course is designed for you to join on either week one, or week two. Students unable to join on week one we will be offered a shorter ‘booster class’ to help you catch up. Anyone wishing to join the course after the second week are welcome to join us on the next course, which is only a few weeks away. Course start date for 2020 is Sunday 12th January

 

PARTY NIGHTS: everybodysalsa party nights are a fantastic opportunity to invite your friends and family to come along and see for themselfs just how much fun we have with this wonderful dance we call salsa. These events sometimes include SPECIAL GUEST TEACHERS and/or DANCE DISPLAYS.
 
FREE TASTER CLASS FOR NEW STARTERS: Everybodysalsa occationally put on special events c/w a FREE TASTER CLASS FOR NEW STARTERS! Party nights are often offered with free entry for new starters to help encourage more participation.

 WHAT EXACTLY IS SALSA? Salsa is nothing less than a ceaselessly evolving multicultural musical miracle! It is a fast and passionate partner dance involving six steps over every eight beats of rich, multi rhythmed Latin music with a fiery tempo.

The wonderfully rich and lively Latin music becomes practically irresistible and after a while you will find it difficult to keep your feet from moving along to the rhythm of modern stars like Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin, or classic oldies such as Gloria Estefan and Santana. Either way the dancing becomes irresistible, the more you do it, the more you want to! The name Salsa began as a New York nickname that appeared in the early and 0th Century that this new music and dance spread across to, that it was given the name Salsa. Cuba, and shortly after other neighboring countries including The Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Columbia and the US city of Miami provided a hotbed where artists from different cultures came together and merged the beautiful flamenco guitar music of the Spanish troubadours, with the hypnotic Rumbas of  West Africa, and the Anglo/French Danzon, ( Country Dance).

 

PRIVATE TUITION: There is nothing that you or we are doing that cannot be improved! Whatever you concentrate on, inevitably improves! We are receiving increasing interest in our private classes,  so if there is anything about your dancing that you are not entirely happy with, the individual attention and focus of a private lesson or two, may make all the difference in helping you transform this aspect of your dancing. Whether it is leading correctly, following well, timing, turns, tricks, spins or dips, a private lesson may well do the trick. Your investment is modest, at £50.00 for a couple, or £35.00 on your own.  The above mentioned investment covers tuition only, and does not include traveling costs, or venue hire, (if required). Private classes are taken exclusively by Alan (UKA) and Heather.

 

OTHER SERVICES:  Our team of trained teachers and helpers also perform salsa dance displays and fun, taster classes at festivals, weddings and parties, etc, as well as team building events for business and have extra low, low rates for charity events.


SALSA ROOT’S: The roots of salsa music lie inWest Africa, where the slave trade thrived and where people created rhythms to evoke their Gods, these enchanting rhythms were taken to Cuba along with over one million slaves, over an astonishingly long, 300 years that the slave trade flourished. The Spanish captors, who had wiped out the native, Indian population of Cuba, by a combination of over working and disease, banned the African’s native religion’s, even outlawing the playing of music, unless the slaves converted to Christianity. So slaves used the drum rhythms in Christian worship too. Slaves were forced to adopt Christianity upon arrival in Cuba, but often called their own Gods by Christian names so as to avoid punishment. A similar practice was the progenitor of the "Yo Mama is so..." jokes in existence today among African-Americans. "Mama" was actually a code word for "Master". Hardly anyone telling these jokes today remembers what "Mama" originally stood for.

Most of the listener’s and dancer’s of salsa music are unaware that the drum rhythms also have religious meaning. Various Cabillolos, or secret societies still exist in Cuba, where the knowledge of over 200 different rhythms for different African Gods or Orishas, are still kept to this day.
The Salsa music that we hear today may have it’s roots in Carabbian, but quickly spread to Miami, New York and Mexico, where it has continued to evolve to this day. The term salsa originated in New York in the1940s and was applied, not only to Salsa music, but to any music emanating from Hispanic Countries, and so many distinctive styles of music and dance for example, The Cha Cha Cha; Cumbia; Danson; Gurache; Mambo; and Merengue etc were also referred to as Salsa until quite recently! And the various styles of salsa dancing that we see today bear little resemblance to its pre 1940’s roots.