Hi and welcome to Club Salsa Hull, my name is Sue and I first saw Salsa dancing in 1999 at a nightclub in Leeds.
I was first interested in dance when I took up Latin, Ballroom and Dance Exercise but I could not believe the atmosphere and energy on the dance floor and wanted to learn salsa straight away.
At that time there were no Salsa classes in Hull, so I travelled to Leeds and had classes with Nicolai, Alan and Mark from The Latin Quarter at Woodkirk in Dewsbury.
After a year I replied to an advert for Adult Education to teach beginners Salsa classes. I took my Adult Teacher Training Certificate and when the course finished, I started classes of my own. The rest is history...
It is my philosophy to raise the profile of dance in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. Our classes are all inclusive and a lot of fun. The most important things you need for Salsa are enthusiasm, willingness to learn and persistence.
Since the early days when Salsa classes were small Club Salsa has developed in dance styles to include Bachata and Kizomba instruction. I find instructing my students is immensely satisfying. It is extremely rewarding to witness dancers develop their own style and skill on the dance floor.
In recent years the Club Salsa 'crew' have enjoyed mini dance weekenders in the seaside town of Scarborough. An annual 'Salstravaganza' holiday in Spain takes us dancing to Murcia on the Costa Cálida.