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Think Sideways Not Up

How do lateral thinking and vertical thinking differ? How do these techniques apply to social dancing?

StreetSalsa Discover Weekly

If you're looking for what's hot right now, then you should definitely check out the StreetSalsa Discover Weekly on Spotify.

The Valley of Lost Mojo

People lose their dance mojo for many reasons, but most often it's down to an increase in awareness.

3 Bitesize Tips for Social Dancing

A few quick tips to help you have a great time freestyle dancing. Make the most of the evening and make sure that you've got partners queuing up to dance with you!

The Dangers of Giving Feedback

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 of another individual.

Get onboard or get left behind

Why we have stopped talking about the dance in terms of men and women's roles - but instead, in terms of the lead and follow role.

The Story of Your First Class

I’m sure for some of you, it may be a long time since you took your first salsa class – and for others, it will be still fresh in the memory; but whatever your story – I was hoping you could share it here!

This is StreetSalsa

While we love our salsa music, it's always been the other music we play at our events which has caused a stir. Why not check out the full StreetSalsa playlist and see what you think?

Stylish Salsa

Looking for your pure salsa fix? This playlist has just what you need, a healthy dose of stylish salsa to get you moving.

The Importance of Awareness

The key to improving your dancing and taking it to the next level is awareness.  It's also the most difficult thing to develop.

Don’t Finish the Lead’s Sentence!

Anticipation happens when the follow has decided what their partner is going to say before they’ve said it.

Going from Good to Great

So you've got the basics and dare to feel a little confident. What next? How do you go from good to great?

What dances have inspired you?

What amazing dances have really inspired you? Post up your favourite videos!

Top 40 Salsa Songs

If I had to convince you that salsa music really is awesome, these are the tracks I'd play. There's something about each and every one of them that makes me go crazy.

Why You Should Believe You Can Have a Talent

Have you got a talent? Perhaps the question should be – do you want a talent? You can achieve anything you set your mind to.

What makes a dance really special?

But what makes a particular dance really special? What is about a dance, that leaves you buzzing long after it's finished?

3 Moves to Learn Salsa

On the surface of it, Salsa looks like a really complex dance – but I’m today putting it out there that it’s really simple and every move in Salsa is just a combination of three fundamental moves.

Video Guide to Cuban Style Salsa

Although we've not had time to put some videos together ourselves, I thought it would be a good idea to collate some really good Cuban Salsa videos for your viewing pleasure.

Video Guide to 8 Count Lindy Hop

There’s been such interest in the Lindy Hope classes at StreetSalsa, that I've put together the teaching highlights in a video guide to Lindy Hop.

This is NOT Salsa

For some people hearing a song you know can be like a safety blanket when you’re entering a foreign world. Here's a great list of music you can dance salsa to.

Warm Up Tracks

Warming up is important to get the blood flowing, loosen up muscles and prevent injuries. So why not throw on some tunes to get you in the mood?!

What About the Music?

There's a whole range of differing opinions on what the 'best' music is for dancing, and whilst our sets may seem eclectic, the combined collections of our DJs have been curated over the years with a lot of thought.

Man Up! Learn to Dance

Learning to dance has truly changed my life, so I wanted to make an impassioned plea to the blokes of Leeds to GROW A PAIR, and take a dance class - you won’t regret it.

7 Reasons to Start StreetSalsa

Interested in learning to dance, but scared to make the leap into taking your first class? Don’t worry, that’s a perfectly normal feeling.

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.

Salsa Mojo: real deal or figment of our imagination?

Ever since I first started salsa, I kept hearing about this magical thing called a 'Salsa Mojo'. Instantly I wanted one. I was stuck clumsily mamboing away, often over the feet of my patient leads, and invariably going the wrong way at every turn! ...

Dancing is more than just Physical

Salsa, Zumba, Lindyhop, Ballet, Locking, all different forms of dance, all different in their own way, however they all have at least one thing in common; they make people happy. Dancing is a form of physical therapy, it's exercise and that we canno...

StreetSalsa goes to the Home of Ballroom

Blackpool is renowned for many things, the Pleasure Beach, the Illuminations, the civilised night life (cough) but it is most importantly the home of Ballroom Dancing.   Inspired by the Eiffel Tower and built in 1894 it is here that dance in England...

Salsa Fitness: The best and most fun work out you won't even realise you're having!!!

Sadly my physiological knowledge is not extensive enough to produce an in depth explanation of why salsa is so great for your health, fitness and general well-being (I'm sure someone can help me out in the comments). My intention is merely to commen...

Calle Ocho

So am I right in thinking its Calle Ocho this Friday? Is anyone thinking of going? 

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General

A little bit of everything!

Beginners

Help navigate your first few events at StreetSalsa.

Music

Chat about music in all its forms. Including some playlists from our resident DJs.

Technique

The finer points of StreetSalsa technique.