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What about the music?

In the minds of many, music defines the experience when they go dancing, and the music at StreetSalsa has always been unique. There's a whole range of differing opinions on what the 'best' music is for dancing, and whilst our sets may seem eclectic, the co...

Think Sideways Not Up

To quote the founder of the Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford - "If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses."  This quote nicely demonstrates the short-comings of vertical thinking versus lateral thinking. Without lateral th...

Top 40 Salsa Songs

At our events, I'm often asked "where can I find the tracks you play?". If that's you, then you've come to the right place! This is the first in a series of posts from me about the music that makes up our events – kicking it all off with my top 40 salsa ...

3 Bitesize Tips for Social Dancing

I thought I'd throw together a few quick tips to help you have a great time freestyle dancing with a partner.This post isn't about brushing up on your technique, which you can hardly do in a few hours, but instead to help you to make the most of the evenin...

The Importance of Awareness

After a really great session at Smokestack last night, I wanted to follow up with some of the material we covered. The key to improving your dancing and taking it to the next level is awareness.  It's also the most difficult thing to develop. In a relati...

The Dangers of Giving Feedback

My personal philosophy on the giving and receipt of feedback has drawn me into a number of heated discussions over the years.  The reason I'm so passionate about this subject, is because I've seen the damage that giving feedback can do to the self-esteem...

Music of the Week - 31.01.17

A lot of people ask me if they can find the music we play, so I thought I'd share a few tracks we played last night to find out what you think.  Get logged in to the website and have your say in the comments! You can find the music we play on Spotify in o...

The Valley of Lost Mojo

A post that's got a lot of heat on our website is Salsa Mojo written by long-time StreetSalsa dancer Sophie.  In it she talks about that magical thing - Mojo.  How it comes and goes and whether it even exists. Well I can tell you it definitely exists, a...

Going from Good to Great

So you've got the basics. You've taken ownership of your own development. You've put in the hours and dare to feel a bit confident... What next? How do you go from good to great? Hell, I don't think I'm there yet - but I reckon I've at least figured out wh...

Stoptober? Startsalsa!

It's getting to that time of year again when the campaign to stop doing something bad for you such as smoking or drinking and instead give the money you save to charity is plastered all over our TVs and newsfeeds, but what they don't advertise is what othe...