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.
We dance at a variety of venues from church halls to clubs and pubs. We respectfully ask that you will help to preserve our venues.
Where refreshments are available, the venue owners rely on income from drinks sales so please do not bring your own.
Avoid those with grip soles i.e. trainers. Smooth soles are preferable. For ladies we suggest shoes or boots with a low heel. Flip-flops, mules or other loose shoes are not practical. Most suede bottom dance shoes are good for a wooden dance floor
No partner? No worries! Many people come on their own. Even if you bring a partner we encourage you to dance with others as it provides a better learning experience. Dancing builds self confidence and is a fun and friendly way to learn a new skill