Cambridge Cuban Salsa club

Monday, January 9 2017

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]


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.


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!





  • 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!


  • 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.


  • 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.


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


Friday, December 9 2016

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
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:

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

Enjoy! ;-)

- DJ Sacha

Friday, September 16 2016

Sunday workshops: date swap between Sept.18th and 25th

Please note the date swap between Sunday Sept.18th and Sunday Sept.25th:

  • Sun 18/09 - Rumba with ARIEL
  • Sun 25/09 - Bachata 1

This has the advantage that both bachata sessions will follow each other.
Our apologies for this date swap.

Until the end of the year, we have prepared a fantastic programme of Sunday workshops to make salsa more interesting for you!

Ariel Rios Robert "El Professor" is coming back twice a month for some authentic Rumba and AfroCuban movement, and in between we are going to have fun with Bachata, musicality, styling and more... Not to be missed!

Times: Extra workshop 6-7pm, normal class on 3 levels 7.20-8.30pm, social until 11pm.
Door price: Class+workshop £10, 1 class only £6, social included. Half price for students!
Venue: Cambridge Workingmen's Club, 125 East Road, CB1 1DB.

WORKSHOPS PROGRAMME, every Sunday 6-7pm until XMas:

  • Sun 18/09 - Rumba with ARIEL
  • Sun 25/09 - Bachata 1
  • Sun 02/10 - Bachata 2
  • Sun 09/10 - Rumba with ARIEL
  • Sun 16/10 - Lady/Men styling
  • Sun 23/10 - Musicality
  • Sun 30/10 - Rumba with ARIEL
  • Sun 06/11 - Son / Contratiempo
  • Sun 13/11 - Rumba with ARIEL
  • Sun 20/11 - Merengue
  • Sun 27/11 - Rumba with ARIEL
  • Sun 04/12 - Rumba with ARIEL
  • Sun 11/12 - CLOSED
  • Sun 18/12 - Rumba with ARIEL

It's gonna be fab'! :-) All looking forward to it... Don't you wish there were more sundays in a year? ;-)

xx -DjS

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