The Hydro Hotel in Bowness-on-Windremere once again provided the setting for the annual Noches de Salsa, Blackpool weekend away in the Lake District. 2 days and nights of dancing, drinking, sightseeing and outdoor activities. As always the venue provides a great base for any daytime activities that you care to take part in.
Is it October again already? If it is that means that it is time for the Noches de Salsa dirty weekend in the Lakes so Sweet Salsa are packing their bags and our monthly party night will have to wait until November 1st 2013.
We now have the complete draw for the 2013 Sweet Salsa Strictly Sweepstake.
Some are looking a bit disappointed with their selection and others are over the moon. Clive was especially miffed that he didn't draw Susanna but Jane is looking good with Artem and the girl from Coronation Street.
This September sees us raising funds for Macmillan Nurses.
This is a very worthy cause that most families have contact with at some time in their lives and speaking from personal experience they provide a fantastic service during very emotional and upsetting times.
We will be selling a range of home made cakes at our Monday night class on the 23rd of September so bring your money if you have a sweet tooth.
Monday 4th November sees Sweet Salsa starting a new six week beginners course.
If you know anyone who has always wanted to try salsa but is unsure where to start please let them know.
Another course follows in the New Year!
Price is a bargain £20 for six weeks of lessons and as most of you know it is a great way to get a little exercise and meet new people.
Well, they said it would be a good one and not everyone believed the pre-event hype but you can't deny that the August 2013 salsa party at Blackpool Tower was a top night.
It seems that there is always something else going on to compete with when we put on salsa parties these days - Usually it's another salsa party in the Northwest area (that's not really a bad thing as it's good to have a choice sometimes) but this time we have a larger foe - Russell Watson the super (and local-ish) pop-opera singer is in the area tonight blasting out his tunes at
Anyone who knows me or who come to class regularly will know that I would not be relishing the idea of taking our most recent Monday night salsa class on my own. But, deep breaths, I have taken one or two classes in the past. It's just that it's been a bit of a long time and I've got used to Julia Rice taking the reins and leading the classes. Anyone who knows both of us will not be surprised by that information.
Looking back, that was a great weekend that we just had.
Friday saw Carol and Alan from Noches de Salsa hold their monthly party, this time at Tiffanys on the prom and if you like your salsa hot then this was the place to be. It was so hot.. It seemed that a great time was had by all.
For almost as long as I've been doing salsa I've been aware of a venue in Yorkshire called the Engine Shed - it appears to have almost mythical status among those in the know. So after all these years and as we are at a loose end Julia suggests a visit as Yersin Rivas is giving a Cuban class this weekend at this venue.