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.
As some of you know already we are on the lookout for a new venue for our Wednesday evening dance classes as The Pickerings has sadly had to close it's doors. Well, it's not proving to be all that easy to find a suitable room in the Garstang area. None of the pubs seem to have function rooms and the only thing we've found so far is an old church hall that is due to be demolished anytime soon so you can imagine what that is like.
The night was going well, everyone was dancing and apparently having a great time. I was feeling good. The music was going down really well and some people took the time to tell me how much they were enjoying the event. Hooray.
This was Saturday 3rd November - our latest salsa party at Longridge Con Club. What could go wrong?
Hmm, a bit of a dilemma tonight but it's kind of resolved itself and now no decision needs to be made.
Question was - go to Nick's Salsa Pa'ti do at Grasshoppers with the fab Palenke or Phils Salsa Northwest party at Botany Bay?
I like both.
Palenke are reliably good and Phil's events in Chorley have been quite entertaining of late.
Maybe go to both..
Anyway, stop, no need for me to ponder any more - I have a stinking cold and will be staying in tonight.
Julia is still going though and she will fill me in no doubt.
Thanks to Alan and Carol of Noches de Salsa for a great evening on Friday 14th September.
If you haven't been to one of their parties before, you will find a really friendly, relaxed evening with some great (mostly) Cuban salsa tunes.
I, for one, always have a great time here and would recommend anyone to go along and give it a try.
If you do make it please come and find me (Steve from Sweet Salsa) and ask me for a dance.. That would make me very happy.
Well, that was a long weekend - no dancing at all for Julia and I.
We were busy Friday night doing something else anyway and weren't too bothered at that stage as we were heading up to Lancaster for the LA Salsa party at Cumbria University the following night.
Or so we thought...
What actually happened was that we spent a long 2 HOURS on the M55 stuck in traffic.
<p>Tomorrow Steve and I will be out and about in the Longridge area playing postie with flyers for our new 6 weeks beginners course starting on Monday 3rd September at Longridge Con Club and Wednesday 5th Sept at The Pickerings. </p>
<p>And on Saturday we will be part of the Preston Guild Parade through Preston town centre all strapped up with speakers and dancing in the streets!!! Wahey!! So expecting lots of cheering support along the way please ;-D</p>