Cambridge Cuban Salsa club

Welcome to the CAMBRIDGE CUBAN SALSA club.

A club dedicated to the development of Cuban Salsa in Cambridge, its surroundings, and beyond. This website is maintained primarily by DJ Sacha. Cambridge Cuban Salsa promotes and provides weekly salsa classes and monthly salsa parties locally and throughout the UK. In Cambridge, CCS operates salsa classes on Thursdays and salsa classes on Sundays. We can also recommend other salsa classes, DJs and events in the Cambridge area and in East Anglia. The latest news about the salsa scene is available below, and more information is available through browsing the top menu or the right side bar.

The WINTER AFROSALSA Festival 2017


The Winter AfroSalsa Festival 2017

Saturday February 18th - 12:00 - 01:00

Sunday February 19th - 14:30 - 23:00

Various venues in Cambridge.


[Go directly to ONLINE BOOKING]
[See the final programme]


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL:

Two great days of Salsa workshops and partying, with a fantastic live band!

  • More than 10 hours of workshop to choose from in: Salsa, AfroCuban, Ladies/Men Styling, Bachata.
  • Classes for all levels. All indoors spaces.
  • Non-stop partying until 1.00am on the Saturday night, and extra partying until 23:00 on the Sunday night.
  • Professional full 7-piece live band CUBAN COMBINATION for a danceable concert on the Saturday night!
  • Exclusive shows by the invited teachers.


LINEUP:

The programme features professional master teachers who have impressive track records of teaching nationally and internationally. It also actively promotes the new generation of teachers who have learned from the masters and are doing a great job developing Cuban salsa at the national level. In alphabetical order, please welcome:

Richard Fallon, London - Rueda!
Damarys Farres, Cuba/London - AfroCuban/Rumba
Alex & Laurita, Spain/UK/London - Bachata
Yersin Guillen Rivas, Cuba/Newcastle - Rumba/Casino

Esref "Parranda" Ulas, Turkey/Sheffield - Rueda!
Andrea Gallego Ortiz, Bachata Obsesion Cambridge - Styling/Bachata
DJ Vish, Club Salsa Cambridge - Kizomba
DJ Sacha, Cambridge Cuban Salsa, Cambridge

All the above teachers are CONFIRMED at the time of writing.
More teachers to be confirmed soon!


red-roses.jpg EVENING CONCERT with FULL 7-PIECE LIVE BAND CUBAN COMBINATION on Saturday!
SPECIAL VALENTINE'S THEME FOR THE EVENING PARTY on Saturday!

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Programme:


SATURDAY

  • Venue: University Social Club, Mill Lane, Cambridgeshire CB2 1RX
  • 12:00 - 19:00 : afternoon workshops.
  • 19:00 - 20:30 : Dinner break.
  • 20:30 : ice-breaker and party, band on stage at 21:30. FULL 7-PIECE CUBAN COMBINATION LIVE! + SPECIAL VALENTINE'S THEME!


SUNDAY

  • Venue: Cambridge Workingmen's Club, 125 East Road, CB1 1DB
  • 14:30 - 17:30 : special 3hrs Rueda workshop with Richard Fallon!
  • 17:30 - 19:30 : Dinner break.
  • 19:30 - 23:00 : Advanced class with Richard Fallon, party at the Cambridge Workingmen's Club, 125 East Road, CB1 1DB, free upon presentation of the festival's wristband.


Please CLICK HERE to see the final programme!

All teachers are confirmed at the time of writing. We reserve the right to introduce adjustments to the programme.


Venues:

  • Saturday:

University Social Club
Mill Lane, Cambridgeshire CB2 1RX

  • Sunday:

Cambridge Workingmen's Club
125 East Road, CB1 1DB

(More info coming on accommodation options in Cambridge.)

Pricing and tickets:

Tickets are significantly cheaper if bought in advance. The price list below indicates prices until February 17th/on site:

  • Saturday+Sunday, full pass: £65/£75.
  • Saturday workshops + party (incl. shows & live band): £50/£60.
  • Sunday workshop + free evening class & party: £25/£25.
  • Saturday party (incl. shows & live band): £15/£15.


STUDENT prices:

  • STUDENT Saturday+Sunday, full pass: £40/£45.
  • STUDENT Saturday workshops + party (incl. shows & live band): £30/£35.
  • STUDENT Sunday workshop + free party: £15/£15.
  • STUDENT Saturday party (incl. shows & live band): £15/£15.

Children under 12 years old FREE.

Tickets can be bought in advance at the preferential rate through the following channels:

  • online through Paypal, using the drop-down menu below (NO PAYPAL ACCOUNT NEEDED, the bookings can be made with any regular credit card);
  • directly at The Cambridge Cuban Salsa Thursdays and Sundays, every Thursday and every Sunday, 19:30 - 23:00, Cambridge Working Men's Club, 125 East Road, Cambridge CB1 1DB (opposite the Crown Court) - 079 03 828 017.


ONLINE BOOKING:

Please note:

  • You do not need a PayPal account to book online, just use a credit card by clicking "Don't have a PayPal account?" on the checkout page.
  • We operate a ticket-free scheme. Your name will be registered on our list at the door. Please print your PayPal receipt as a proof of purchase.
  • Please bring your student ID if you booked at student price. We reserve the right to claim the difference or to refuse access to the workshop if a student ID can't be shown.

ONLINE BOOKING IS NOW CLOSED. But don't worry, you can still book at the door! :-)

More info

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further enquiries.


"Welcome and thank you for your support. We wish you two great days of dancing, partying and friendship at the Winter AfroSalsa Festival!"

-- The AfroSalsa Festival team:
-- DJ Sacha, Cambridge Cuban Salsa

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Cuban Salsa Classes in Cambridge


THE INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE IS UP TO DATE AS OF JANUARY 2nd, 2017.


The Cambridge Cuban Salsa team operates the Cuban Sundays and the Cuban Thursdays, which both come highly recommended. Information about these classes and parties can be found below or directly by clicking these links:
  • SUNDAYS, all year long, 19:30-23:00. Venue: Cambridge Workingmen's Club.
  • WEDNESDAYS, DURING TERM TIMES ONLY, 19:30-22:00. Venue: St Columba's Hall.
  • THURSDAYS, all year long, 19:30-23:00. Venue: Cambridge Workingmen's Club.

Cuban salsa classes operated by other local organizations are also mentioned below. There are Cuban salsa lessons on various days of the week for beginners and advanced. Bring your friends or come by yourself and meet new people, no partner is required. Cuban salsa is also great for keeping fit and relaxing after work in a friendly environment!


SUNDAY

  • The Cambridge Cuban Salsa Sundays

Salsa classes for all levels, music selection by DJ Sacha. CCS_flyer_2011_front.jpg

SPECIAL BEGINNERS SALSA COURSE: this course is specially designed so that beginners can join any time during the year. You will be led through some course units which aim at giving new dancers all the necessary basics to have fun with salsa right from the start. This course will boost your confidence before joining the main class. No partner needed, as you will be introduced to other dancers of the same level.

REGULAR CUBAN SALSA CLASSES taught on 3 levels in a fun-filled yet technically sound way, and followed by a WEEKLY SOCIAL DANCE: this is the perfect place to enjoy salsa in an upbeat environment, dancing to the sound of the most up-to-date salsa tracks CCS_flyer_2013_back.jpg carefully selected by an experienced DJ with an international reputation. Finish your weekend in style with a friendly dance or a chat, that's a great way to relax, keep fit and meet people.

Time: 19.30 Salsa classes on 3 distinct levels
20.30 Social dance till 23:00 with DJ Sacha.

Venue: Cambridge Working Men's Club, 125 East Road, Cambridge CB1 1DB. Opposite the Crown Court, left of the Grafton Centre's car park entrance. CWMC parking freely available for club members.

Price: £5 club, £6 with a class.

Want to have a taste of the highly danceable music played for you at the Sundays and other Cambridge Cuban Salsa socials? Then listen to the free Cambridge Cuban Salsa podcast!



WEDNESDAY

  • Cambridge Dancers Club

During term times only. Cuban salsa Classes organized by the Cambridge Dancers Club and taught by DJ Sacha of Cambridge Cuban Salsa. For details, term times etc., please see:

http://www.cambridgedancers.org/classes/


This is a fantastic chance to make your first steps in Cuban salsa in a relaxed, fun-filled and private environment, with a group of like-minded people. Give it a go and tell us what you think! The course is structured over 8 weeks to achieve constant progress at your own level, and to give you all the essential basics in Cuban salsa that will make other classes a breeze for the rest of your salsa life. It is also open to dancers who would like to strengthen their basics, transfer from Cross-Body or deepen their understanding of Cuban salsa in a structured way. There is also a 30 minutes social break between the classes to meet the other dancers, practice and enjoy your new moves, ask questions to the teacher and make it superfriendly!

JOIN THE FUN, AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS! :-)

Venue: St Columba's Hall, Downing St, Cambridge, CB2 3DS. CENTRAL!

Time: 19:30–20:30 Cuban Salsa Beginners
20:30–20:45 Cuban salsa practice/social
20:45pm–21:45pm Cuban Salsa Improvers/Intermediates

Price: CDC Members 1 class £3, 2 classes £4, membership £20/year, students £18/year. Non-members any class length £8. CHEAP!



THURSDAY

  • The Cambridge Cuban Salsa Thursdays

Cuban salsa brought to the next level! Fantastic Cuban salsa classes and social dance every Thursday with DJ Sacha (Cambridge Cuban Salsa).

SPECIAL BEGINNERS SALSA COURSE: this course is specially designed so that beginners can join any time during the year. Beginners will be led through some course units which aim at giving new dancers all the necessary basics to have fun with salsa right from the start. This course will boost your confidence before joining the improvers class. No partner needed, as you will be introduced to other dancers of the same level.

REGULAR CLASSES AND FREE SOCIAL DANCE!!!
It cant' get any better:

  • Central location, close to the Grafton Centre. CCS_flyer_2011_front.jpg
  • Fantastic venue with parking, good size dancefloor and more.
  • Loads of fun learning salsa with highly experienced teachers. You will progress along a dance syllabus with clear level groups, in a relaxing, fun and safe environment.
  • No partner needed. Two left feet highly welcome: if you can walk you can dance and we will prove it to you. Advanced dancers welcome too: take advantage of being coached by experienced dancers, and let your dancing progress dramatically thanks to some personalized fine tuning.

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  • Best salsa DJ in town, quality sound system, great musical selection which will get you going in a tropical mood until the end of the night.
  • Free social (subjected to a yearly membership fee of £18), buzzing Latin atmosphere.


SO... BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND JOIN THE CUBAN SALSA FUN!

Time:
19:30 Beginners. Everyone welcome, no partner needed.
20:30 Salsa class, Improvers / Intermediates, gradual class. (Please note: suitable after a minimum of 4 weeks in the beginners class.)
21:30 Social dance until 23:00.

Venue: Cambridge Working Men's Club, 125 East Road, Cambridge CB1 1DB. Opposite the Crown Court, left of the Grafton Centre's car park entrance. CWMC parking freely available for club members.

Prices: 1 Class or workshop £6, Class+workshop bundle £8. Half price for students. Introduce a friend = get a free class.
Free social subjected to a yearly £18 membership.

Want to have a taste of the highly danceable music played for you at the Cambridge Cuban Salsa socials? Then listen to the free Cambridge Cuban Salsa podcast!



ADD YOUR CLASSES

Feel free to add your own Cuban salsa classes as a comment below, and we will update this information page regularly.

TWO CUBAN EVENTS WORTH NOTING: SBK Festival and Cuba in Cape Verde!

Hi all,

Here are two Cuban salsa events that we would like to push forward because we believe they will be truly great landmarks of Cuban salsa in early 2017:

  • SBK Festival, Liverpool, 20-23 Jan. 2017

http://www.sbkuk.com/
Yay, and when I say yay, I actually mean YAAAAAY! Miguel and Georgiana, former organisers of the mythic Castle Congress, are back in the scene to organise this weekender, promising to be one of the highlights of 2017: fabulous artists, grand venue, all the ingredients which made the success of the Castle are together again for an unforgettable weekend.
All info, booking etc. on:
http://www.sbkuk.com/

  • Cuba in Cape Verde, Sal Island, Cape Verde, January 26th to February 6th 2017

http://www.cubanschool.co.uk/cubaincapeverde.html
8 days or 12 days options are available for what could be the trip of a lifetime. As you know, Damarys is an amazingly creative teacher and art director. She just went like: "Sacha, Cuba is becoming too expensive. Cape Verde, feels similar, is actually very interesting, and is so much more affordable. I want to make a Cuban festival there." OK, ditto. On the programme, lots of dancing parties and classes of course, but also cultural involvement with language classes, community project, various excursions, some Capoeira, AND some relax time with huge beaches. Just take the jump, you won't regret:
http://www.cubanschool.co.uk/cubaincapeverde.html

Enjoy! ;-)

- DJ Sacha

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