Hi and welcome to Club Salsa Hull, my name is Sue and I first saw salsa dancing in 1998 at a nightclub in Leeds.
I was first interested in Dance when I took up Latin, Ballroom and Dance Exercise.
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 classes. I took my Adult Teacher Training Certificate and when the course finished I started classes of my own.
In my 20 years of teaching I feel I have raised the profile of Salsa dancing 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 dancing are enthusiasm, willingness to learn and persistence.
When my Salsa classes started the interest was huge and at our first class we had almost 100 people, mainly beginners!
The School has developed to include more venues and more dance styles, Bachata, Rueda, and Kizomba.
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.
I want people to feel as happy when they are dancing Salsa as I do. My aim is to create smiling faces as we dance. Salsa dancing is a great way to keep fit, have fun and make new friends.
In recent years the Club Salsa Crew have enjoyed mini dance weekenders in the Seaside town of Scarborough. We also organise a bi-annual 'Salstravaganza' holiday in Spain that takes us dancing to Murcia on the Costa Calida.