There are many sites that provide information about what's going on, but not so many that give you an impression of what the venues are really like. It is our intention to provide pictures and a description of salsa venues that we have personally visited.
Had a fabulous time at the MamboCity congress at the end of April 2006. It's always a great event with, amongst many others, Mr Salsa himself "Eddie Torres" teaching. For those of you that don't know, he's the guy that taught many of the teachers we now regard as the top teachers in the world!
Also "Salsa Freak" Edie Lewis gave some great lessons with her usual brand of humour thrown in.
How did that lipstick get there?
Robert and Jean White of MamboCity presented a great selection of classes, including New York (On2) style, LA (On1) style and Cuban.
Pontins - East Coast Latin
Personally I think Cressida and team really excelled themselves this time, presenting a salsa weekend with the addition of some ballroom dancing lessons provided by "Andrew Cuerdon & Hanna Haarala" of BBC's "Strictly come dancing" show. Having done a fair amount of ballroom classes over ten years ago, before I discovered salsa, it was great to remember just how much fun ballroom dancing can be. Shame there aren't more places around where you can go to dance it! Fortunately Cha cha does now get played more and more at various salsa functions and you do get the occasional Rumba.
On the Sunday night, they put on a show that was a farce of "Strictly come dancing", which was the funniest show i've ever seen at Pontins. Andrew Cuerdon danced with Cressida and Hanna Haarala did a Waltz with Rohan, but the winning couple had to be seen to be believed. Lee Hunter dancing a marvelous Paso Doble with the most extravagant looking tall "lady" (Aladdin) you have ever seen in a blue ballgown, showing off her gold thong!