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 2016


The AfroSalsa Dance Festival 2016

Saturday June 25th - 09:30 - 04:00

Sunday June 26th - 12:00 - 23:00

Cambridge - The Missing Sock


[ONLINE BOOKING]


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL:

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.


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. 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:

MASTER CLASSES with:
Damarys Farres, Cuba/London - AfroCuban/Rumba
Nikola Medic and Danielle Satsias, Serbia/Cyprus/London - Ruedaaaaaa!

Yeni Molinet, Cuba/Italy - AfroCuban/Casino/Sabor


Ariel Rios Robert, Cuba/London - AfroCuban/Son

Djs:
DJ El Gato Volador, Italy
DJ Sacha, Cambridge Cuban Salsa, Cambridge
DJ Vish, Cambridge - Kizomba dancefloor

MASSAGES with DEBBIE BACK2TOES!

SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERT with LIVE BAND SON YAMBU on Saturday!

All the above artists are CONFIRMED at the time of writing. More artists to be announced soon!

Programme:


SATURDAY

  • 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, LIVE CONCERT WITH SON YAMBU!, shows at 11pm.


SUNDAY

  • 12:00 - 13:30 : musical brunch (live music TBC)
  • 13:30 - 15:30 : special 2hrs workshop, Carte Blanche to Yeni Molinet!
  • 15:30 - 17:30 : special 2hrs Rueda workshop with Niko&Dani, Havana Londres style!
  • 17:30 - 19:30 : Dinner break.
  • 19:30 - 23:00 : Grand Finale -- workshop+party at the Cambridge Workingmen's Club, 125 East Road, CB1 1DB, free upon presentation of the festival's wristband.


Programme coming soon.

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


Venue:


The Missing Sock
Finders Corner, Newmarket Road,
Stow-cum-Quy, Cambridge CB25 9AQ
WARNING: PLEASE DO NOT TRUST YOUR SAT-NAV. Please see the TRANSPORT AND ACCOMMODATION page for more info.

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.


Food:

The Missing Sock will offer a reasonably priced 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. Thank you for your understanding.

Pricing and tickets:

Tickets are significantly cheaper if bought in advance. The price list below indicates prices until June 24th/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 + band + shows only: £15/£15.
  • Sunday only, 4hrs workshop + free party: £30/£30.
  • Sunday only, 4hrs workshop + free party, STUDENT: £20/£20.
  • 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.


Please choose your tickets from the drop-down menu below:


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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Ariel's dates in Cambridge until June

ariel-rios.jpgOn the Sunday dates below, we are very lucky to have ARIEL RIOS coming to teach in Cambridge. Ariel used to be the director of the Conjunto Folklorico (Folkloric Group) of Univeristy of Habana when he was still living in Cuba, a very high qualification which earned him the nickname of "Ary El Professor". As you can imagine, Ariel can answer any of your questions about Cuban Salsa, its origins and the fantastic cultural mix which resulted in this fascinating dance style.

Bringing Ariel to Cambridge twice a month is a way for our group to maintain its connection with the true Cuban roots of Salsa. On these dates, there is an extra dance workshop at 18:00 before the regular 19:30 class. That is a great opportunity to work on deeper dance principles directly with the master himself!

True Cuban flavour, just for you.

Ariel's dates in Cambridge for the first half of 2016:

  • March 6th
  • March 20th
  • April 3rd
  • April 17th
  • May 1st
  • May 15th
  • June 5th


18:30 - Workshop for all levels
19:30 - Regular class on 3 levels (beginners welcome)
20:30 - Social
Venue: Cambridge Wormingmen's Club, 125 East Road CB1 1DB.
Regular class £6, class+workshp £10.

See you there! ;-) - DjSacha

Cuban Salsa Classes in Cambridge


THE INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE IS UP TO DATE AS OF MARCH 5th, 2016.


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. Currently, 8 weeks during the Easter term every Wednesday April 23rd-June 11th 2014.
Cuban salsa Classes organized by the Cambridge Dancers Club and taught by DJ Sacha of Cambridge Cuban Salsa.

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.

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