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 AfroSalsa Festival 2015

The AfroSalsa Dance Festival 2015

Saturday July 11th - 09:30 - 04:00

Sunday July 12th - 12:30 - 23.30

Cambridge - The Missing Sock



Two great days out of Salsa dancing, music, fine food, partying and friendship!

  • More than 15 hours of workshop to choose from in: Salsa, AfroCuban, Ladies/Men Styling, Bachata, Kizomba, percussions.
  • Classes for all levels. Indoors and covered outdoors, weather-proof spaces.
  • Non-stop partying until 4.00am on the Saturday night, and extra partying until 23:00 on the Sunday night.
  • Exclusive shows by the invited teachers.
  • Delicious food and drink specials available on site. Ample parking space.


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. Finally, it also features some of the teachers who are doing an essential job in developing Cuban salsa at the local level in East Anglia. In alphabetical order, please welcome:

Damarys Farres, Cuba/London - AfroCuban/Rumba
Ariel Rios Robert, Cuba/London - AfroCuban/Son
Osbanis Tejeda, Cuba/London
and Anneta Kepka, Poland/London - Casino con Sabor

Elen Wales & René Bekker, Cambridge/Buckingham - Kizomba
Tamba Hissirou, Salsaché Nottingham - Rueda/Cha Cha
YouYi & Emma, Bachata Obsesion Cambridge - Bachata
DJ Sacha, Cambridge Cuban Salsa, Cambridge


NEW! Gerardo de Armas, Cuba/London - Percussions
NEW! Nikola Medic and Danielle Satsias, Serbia/Cyprus/London - Ruedaaaaaa!
NEW! DJ Vish, Cambridge - Kizomba dancefloor

All the above teachers are CONFIRMED at the time of writing.

Please note: due to an accident, Kerry Ribchester is unfortunately unable to join us this year. Her Moving from within classes are replaced with Afrocuban Bodywork by Ariel and Spot the Clave by DJ Sacha. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused. Let us all send our best wishes to Kerry for a speedy recovery.



  • 9:30am - 10am : registration, free tea/coffee, welcome address.
  • 10am - 1pm : morning workshops.
  • 1pm - 2pm : lunch break, special buffet.
  • 2pm - 7pm : afternoon workshops.
  • 7pm - 8.30pm : dinner break, special menu or a la carte.
  • 8.30pm : ice-breaker and party, shows at 11pm.


  • 12:30 - 14:00 : musical brunch with LIVE BAND SABROSON!
  • 14:00 - 17:00 : special 3hrs rueda workshop with Nikola Medic and Danielle Satsias, Rueda World Champions!
  • 17:00 - 19:30 : Dinner break.
  • 19:30 - 23:30 : Grand Finale -- special footwork/suelta class with Niko and Dani, 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 programme!

All teachers are confirmed at the time of writing. This programme is provisional, we reserve the right to introduce adjustments.


The Missing Sock
Finders Corner, Newmarket Road,
Stow-cum-Quy, Cambridge CB25 9AQ

An inspirational and innovative place on the outskirts of Cambridge, with a brilliant deco and some amazing food and drinks.
Click here for more information about the venue.

Accommodation: camping on site is available for £8 per person if booked in advance with the Missing Sock (01223 812 660). SHOWERS are available on the site. There is also a wide range of cheap hotels available nearby. Please CLICK HERE for information about TRANSPORT AND ACCOMMODATION to the festival.


The Missing Sock will offer a reasonably priced BBQ lunch, and a 3-course buffet special for dinner. A range of snacks will also be available throughout the day. (Please note that food is not included with the festival ticket.)

Gentle notice: As part of the agreement that makes it possible to organise the festival at this fantastic venue, all food consumed on the premises MUST come from The Missing Sock. The food has received very positive feedback last year, and the food prices are being kept as reasonable as possible. Thanks for your understanding.

Pricing and tickets:

Tickets are significantly cheaper if bought in advance. The price list below indicates prices until July 10th/on site:

  • Saturday+Sunday, full pass: £65/£70.
  • Saturday+Sunday, full pass, STUDENT: £40/£45.
  • Saturday only, workshops+party: £55/£60.
  • Saturday only, workshops+party, STUDENT: £35/£40.
  • Saturday party + shows only: £10/£10.
  • Sunday only, 3hrs workshop + free party: £25/£25.
  • Sunday only, 3hrs workshop + free party, STUDENT: £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 - 23:30, Cambridge Working Men's Club, 125 East Road, Cambridge CB1 1DB (opposite the Crown Court) - 079 03 828 017.


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 you can still book directly at the door! See you there... ;-)

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, fine food and friendship at the AfroSalsa Dance Festival!"

-- The AfroSalsa Dance Festival team:
-- DJ Sacha, Cambridge Cuban Salsa and The Missing Sock

Please click on the flyers below:

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Special events Spring/Summer 2015

Here is a list of noteworthy events for your Cuban salsa calendar:

  • Saturday May 30th, PUPY Y LOS QUE SON SON LIVE in LONDON

The Garage, London

That's going to be the concert of the year, and a mandatory group trip from Cambridge!

Cambridge and around, please contact me ASAP if you want tickets.

  • June 12th-15th 2015, CUBA IN BRIGHTON

The atmosphere last year was fab: a great mix of partying, training, eating, sea-siding and friendly chats with fantastic international Cuban teachers. This year is going to be even better, definitely not to be missed!

  • July 11th-12th 2015, AFROSALSA FESTIVAL, CAMBRIDGE

Venue: The Missing Sock.

More info coming soon.

For last year's info please look at:

  • August 7th-10th, 2015, 8th SUMMER CUBAN CONGRESS, BOURNEMOUTH

One of the longest standing Cuban congresses in the UK, with fantastic international artists at a fantastic location by the sea.


We always cook a fantastic special events programme for you: concerts, parties, workshops and weekenders, Cambridge Cuban Salsa truly brings your salsa somewhere! Join the gang, have fun, meet new people and enjoy the best Cuban salsa available in the UK today.

6 weeks course with ETIAN ANTUCHE and ARIEL RIOS, April/May 2015, Cambridge

When: 6 Sundays in April/May 2015, 18:00-23:00
Where: Cambridge Working Men's Club, 125 East Road, Cambridge CB1 1DB.

[Direct link to ONLINE BOOKING]

Cambridge Cuban Salsa is absolutely delighted and excited to open a 6 weeks course featuring:

ETIAN ANTUCHE ALMEIDA, National School of Art La Habana, former Ballet Rakatan
ARIEL RIOS ROBERT, "Ary el Professor", former director of the Conjunto Folklorico of University of Havana.

6 Sundays at the Cambridge Working Men's Club, 125 East Road, Cambridge CB1 1DB (parking available), in April/May:
18:00-19:00: CLOSED GROUP, available upon advance booking only.
19:00-19:30: social break/dinner break.
19:30-20:30: Drop-in class with the invited teacher.
20:30-23:00: Paaaaarty time!


  • Sunday April 19th: Etian
  • Sunday April 26th: Etian (TBC)
  • Sunday May 3rd: Ariel
  • Sunday May 10th: Etian
  • Sunday May 17th: Ariel
  • Sunday May 24th: Etian

The course will focus on Cuban movement, including Rumba tricks you can use to make your dancing more fun and more authentic. This is a unique opportunity to practice in a CLOSED GROUP for continuous progress with two of the most influential teachers available in the UK today!

Etian graduated as a professional contemporary dancer from the prestigious National School of Art in Habana. His career includes blockbuster dance shows such as Havana Rakatan, with which he toured around the world between 2006 and 2009. On the UK's Cuban salsa scene, he is known for his unique and inspirational way of blending Cuban salsa with contemporary movement. His classes in Cambridge during the AfroSalsa festival got absolutely enthusiastic reviews, so we are bringing him back for this cycle of workshops!

No need to present "Ary the Professor" in Cambridge anymore, since he has been our "grandmaster of Cuban salsa" for some fantastic monthly classes at the Cambridge Cuban Salsa Sundays since the past four years. Genuine Cuban flavour mixed with the expertise of a highly qualified teacher: you get the best of everything. Ariel is regularly invited to teach and perform at international congresses such as the one below in Riga:

The classes are followed by our Cuban Salsa party, which has been rocking the Cuban scene in Cambridge for the past five years. Brilliant music is supplied by DJ Sacha whose fresh yet up to date selection of danceable Cuban music has been validated by invitations to play at the most prestigious of the UK's Cuban congresses such as the Bournemouth International Cuban Salsa Congress, the Tropicalentura South Wales Cuban Congress and the AfroCuban Pati weekender series. For a taste of the music, click the Cambridge Cuban Salsa podcast below:

What is included in this 6 weeks course:
This 6 weeks master class includes 1hr of weekly class in a CLOSED GROUP available only upon advance booking, from 18:00 to 19:00. Please note: the closed group is not suitable for beginners. If in doubt about your level, please contact DjSacha about it. Numbers will be strictly limited for the closed group, in order to get full attention from the teacher, and no extra admission will be taken once the course is started, in order to guarantee continuous progress.
The closed group class will be followed by another hour in the form of the usual drop-in class with the invited teacher, from 19:30 to 20:30. Then the party will carry on until 23:00.
This package is priced as follows:

  • Full access package: "all you can eat" Cuban salsa with top professional teachers for 6 weeks, including the closed group package above plus full access to the Cambridge Cuban Salsa drop-in class and party afterwards with a top national DJ. Price: £65. Students: £45.

Please note that this full access package corresponds to 6 weeks of complete salsa entertainment and tuition with top international teachers, including full access to the Cambridge Cuban Salsa Sundays for 6 weeks without anything extra to pay.
Students, please note: student cards will be asked at the door, and we reserve the right to claim the £20 difference or to refuse access if the student credentials are fake or non existent.


  • Etian Antuche Almeida and Ariel Rios Robert are internationally acclaimed teachers with verifiable credentials.
  • These teachers are usually available only in London or at faraway congresses. By taking this workshop in Cambridge, you are making huge savings on transport costs.
  • Their invitation to Cambridge is the result of a careful editorial choice, as their classes have achieved great results and have been appreciated by many other dancers around the UK.
  • These teachers have been introduced locally at the AfroSalsa Festival, and the feedback about their classes has been extremely positive.

TIME TO BRING YOUR CUBAN SALSA TO THE NEXT LEVEL: just join and enjoy this great opportunity to learn Cuban salsa with some of the best teachers available today in the UK!

Advance booking can be done:

  • Directly with DJ Sacha on Thursday evenings and Sunday evenings at the Cambridge Working Men's Club;
  • Online with the PayPal button below. 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. You can still book the closed group at the door today (Sunday April 19th), or meet the invited teachers at the drop-in class from 19:30. Enjoy! :-)

Thank you for booking, we are looking forward to sharing the excitement of this fantastic master Cuban salsa course with you!

-- Cambridge Cuban Salsa

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