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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.

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? 

what to wear?

So, many beginners dont know what to wear for salsa, and ask for my opinion......well, I say, whatever u r comfortable in.......I wear whatever im feelin like wearin that day, always comfort first for me, loose tops, flat shoes, but some of the women...

Dance Shoes!

whats are everyones favourie places for buying dance shoes ? what do you prefer to dance in? guys too! 

Tag Your Favourite Dance of the Night!

We all have those dances that live long in the memory - all the stars align and you have the perfect dance!  So today, we've decided to launch a campaign to tag your 'favourite dance of the night' in the StreetSalsa Socials Facebook Group.Say tha...

Do you have a favourite Salsa track?

Whilst listening to Jakes next 10 tracks for Clandestina the other night (and there are some crackers) he asked me what my favourite song to salsa to is. This I found incredibly difficult to answer as there are so many songs I am in love with current...

What motivates you to dance?

Past experience has shown just how much interest there is in learning to dance at this time of the year.  It's truly remarkable how busy our events get in January, February and March.So it got me thinking, what motivates you to dance?

StreetSalsa Personality of the Year Awards 2015

With 2016 only hours away, my attention turns to reflecting on what a great year 2015 has been – and the awesome contributions to the community made by our members and team. I don’t often get chance to say thank you – as things are often so man...

StreetSalsa Personality of the Year Awards 2014

As 2014 comes to an end, I find myself reflecting on what a huge year it’s been for StreetSalsa – we’ve hosted 275 events, at nearly 20 different venues, and welcomed over a 1000 different people through our doors.But it wouldn’t have been po...

Strictly Come Dancing Sweepstake

With the new season of Strictly Come Dancing well underway, but before the first elimination - I thought it would be a laugh to organise a kind of sweepstake... That's the TV show on BBC, not our awesome competition running each week at Hifi... Get ...

The Salsa Dancer's Diet:

Hi, thought I'd ask what everyone would say about discussing this subject? I know that for alot of physical activities, popular pastimes and  sports etc there are people/athletes etc who have particular diets to either improve their performance or ...

Strictly 2014 Line-up – Best Ever?

Sunday 7th of September at 8pm, Strictly Come Dancing returns to the BBC for its 12th season – and I’ve got to say I’m as excited as ever.  The line-up has been announced and it’s possibly the best yet! For all that I think the show creates ...

Ideas for Future Social Events

At StreetSalsa we’re massively keen on organising social events outside of the formal classes.  That’s not to say our events aren’t a great social each and every time!  It’s just that we understand just how important these events are to the...

When am out of my chair Leeds beware!

I can not wait to meet you wonderful people Jake keeps banging on about and learn to dance a whole new style that isn't just my own free style! Lol # counting down the months!!!!   

Has anyone ever done any salsa abroad?

I went to munich on holiday last week and I went to an underground salsa club called Einstein Culture. I attended an international workshop (so the class was in english) and I learnt a sick routine. All the dancers there were really high quality. It ...

StreetSalsa Talk Launched!

Today the development team have launched a shiny new feature on the website – StreetSalsa Talk! A place to chat all things StreetSalsa and more.  It’s time to join the conversation. This is one of a number of exciting new developments we’ll be...