kerry_dance.jpg We have been very lucky on Saturday November 20th 2010 to have Kerry's visit in Cambridge to teach a workshop about Cuban styling and Orishás as part of a "100% Cuban workshop" organized by Cambridge Cuban Salsa.

Right away, everyone can feel that 20 years of teaching experience make a huge impact. Kerry is an analyzer, a movement scientist: she has been distillating Cuban specimens in holiday retorts with a pinch of her Hellerwork qualifications and healthy dose of pedagogical skills, to achieve a unique style of teaching which has changed many people's dancing in profound ways. If you were a Mister Hide Behind The Venue's Curtains, she will make you a Dr.Crazy On The Dancefloor. Jokes apart, many of us got that "Aaaaaaaah, wow!" slap-on-the-forehead kind of feeling during her classes.

Kerry can be tracked across the UK in many salsa congresses, kerry2_holiday.jpg but she also provides some extremely valuable one-to-one sessions of bodywork+dance coaching, some special workshops in London and some dance holidays which have made a spotless name for themselves under the brand name "Key2Cuba".

People might think that this blog post is just another advertisement plug, but the reason why we wholeheartedly support Kerry's activities at Cambridge Cuban Salsa is that we have experienced her teaching and seen its tremendously positive effects on many people's Cuban salsa dancing. kerry_ribchester_01.jpg We genuinely think that she is one of the key people in raising the global quality of Cuban salsa dancing in the UK, and we like that. Feedback about her trips has always been very positive, and we believe that such dance trips, which include a complete dance teaching programme with the Raices Profundas dance company and involve some professional Cuban teachers in Cuba, some of them living legends such as Juan de Dios, are also an essential channel for introducing better knowledge about the quality of Cuban dancing and music in the UK.

The next dates of Key2Cuba's dance holiday trips for 2010/2011 will be:

  • 14 nights New Year trip from 29 December 2010 to 12 January 2011
  • 14 nights Valentine's trip from 2 to 16 February 2011.

Book early as space is strictly limited.

Please check the complete info about Kerry's activities and trips to Cuba on:

Kerry has also directed a few video clips which are a treat to watch: here is Bamboleo's "La Que Manda" below. Watch out for rumours of a new Los Van Van video coming out soon... Enjoy!