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.
Two great days out of Salsa dancing, music, partying and friendship!
More than 15 hours of workshop to choose from in: Salsa, AfroCuban, Ladies/Men Styling, Bachata, percussions.
Classes for all levels. Covered, weather-proof spaces with wooden floors.
Non-stop partying until 3.00am on the Saturday night, and extra partying until 23:00 on the Sunday night.
Exclusive shows by the invited teachers.
Venue easily accessible in Cambridge city centre. Walkable from the railway station.
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 and international 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,
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 Bachata Obsesion, Cambridge - Bachata dancefloor
SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERT with LIVE BAND SON YAMBU on Saturday!
NEW! Randy Lester and Igor Cardona, Cuba/London - Percussions NEW! FREE CUBAN DINNER ON SATURDAY NIGHT! NEW! AFTER PARTY CONFIRMED at Novi, 12 Regent St, Cambridge CB2 1DB
All the above artists are CONFIRMED at the time of writing.
Please note: due to unforeseen circumstances, Debbie Back2Toes is unable to make it to the festival this year. She asked us to convey her apologies to all the AfroSalsa friends. We wish her good luck and look forward to seeing her next year!
SATURDAY VENUE: University Social Club (USC), Mill Lane, CB2 1RX
13:30 - 15:30 : special 2hrs workshop, Carte Blanche to Yeni Molinet!
15:30 - 16:30 : short break, free juices and cakes!
16:00 - 18:00 : special 2hrs Rueda workshop with Niko&Dani, Havana Londres style!
18:o0 - 19:30 : Dinner break.
19:30 - 23:00 : Grand Finale -- workshop+party at the Salisbury Conservative WMC.
Saturday evening FREE DINNER after the workshops:
As you know there has always been a food component to the AfroSalsa. This year we have asked Nanna Mexico to cook a succulent Cuban dinner for you: rice, beans, salads, and a choice of chicken or pork. They promised to try and find some yucca too!
And the best thing is: IT'S INCLUDED IN THE FESTIVAL TICKET AT NO EXTRA COST if you have booked a full pass or a Saturday pass. So yes, that's a free dinner, yay!
All teachers are confirmed at the time of writing. We reserve the right to introduce adjustments to the programme.
Pricing and tickets - NEW PRICES:
Tickets are significantly cheaper if bought in advance. The price list below indicates prices until June 24th/on site. PLEASE NOTE: If you have bought tickets before the price change, the difference will be refunded in cash at the door. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Saturday+Sunday, full pass: NOW £55/£60. (Was £65/£70!)
Saturday+Sunday, full pass, STUDENT: NOW £35/£40. (Was £40/£45!)
Saturday only, workshops+party: NOW £50/£55. (Was £55/£60!)
Saturday only, workshops+party, STUDENT: NOW £30/£35. (Was £35/£40!)
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.
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 no worries, you can still book at the door!
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 AfroSalsa Dance Festival!"
-- DJ Sacha and the Cambridge Cuban Salsa Team
Please click on the flyers below. PLEASE NOTE: THE VENUE AND PRICES HAVE CHANGED, and the info on the flyer is not accurate anymore. This web page now reflects the correct festival information.
By DJ Sacha on Sunday, March 6 2016, 14:37 - Events
On 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:
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.