Salsa Slam Isle of Wight

Nights:2 nights
Dates:26/07/2013 to 28/07/2013
Holiday Code:SAL1313

199.00 GBP

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Your classes

Classes and workshops

Your Salsa Fever Salsa course will be no less than eight hours long, with classes each morning and fun evening classes. All tuition and nightly social events will take place in the hotel.

Classes will cover:

Cha cha

Dance Levels: Salsa Slam on the Isle of Wight caters for all levels, from complete beginners to intermediate and advanced dancers.

There will be a level decider on the first day to ensure that you are in the group most appropriate to your ability and experience.

Your teachers

Salsa Fever's Rohan Brown and his team will be your hosts on this Isle of Wight Salsa weekend.

Rohan's diverse pre-salsa career has taken him around the world, in areas including Pro basketball, Semi Pro athletetics, Politics, and International Development work with NGO's including the United Nations, VSO and Choice Programmes. His salsa career began whilst stationed in Puerto Rico nearly six years ago and continued when he returned to his then home town of Washinghton DC, at Havana Village. He soon he returned to England where he followed this interest in salsa.

Rohan learned from the best, including Nelson Baptista, Robert Charlamagne, Leon Rose and Maverick Logan. His style of dance and teaching focuses on Jazz, Natual Body Motion, Cuban, LA and Classic Mambo On 2. His performance and choreograpy debut was with the SalsaKing dancers at the UK's first Salsa Congress in London. His profile continuted to rise and he taught in countries including South Africa, Malta, Germany, Norway and the United States.

Rohan will be accompanied by Mal and Bev of Salsa Cascara, Anthony and Ally and DJ Hughie.

Mal and Bev The Salsa Cascara crew consists of Mal Cox and Bev Stiling, who are both United Kingdom Alliance (UKA) Qualified Salsa Dance Teachers.

They run weekly Salsa Classes in Sturminster Newton, Dorchester and Honiton. Their popular six week Beginner Courses are held throughout the year and can be booked in advance. They also provide Improver Level classes at each of our venues.

They teach Cross Body Salsa 'on 1' and aim to teach all our Salsa classes in a fun manner, but with enough information to give all our students the confidence to take what they have learnt on to the dancefloor.

Anthony and Ally Having taught for 10 years Anthony is surely one of the most experienced and prolific teachers in the South, regularly teaching salsa and bachata across the region with classes ranging from Absolute Beginners to Advanced Level. As a teacher Anthony's approach is laid back and friendly and this, coupled with his ability to explain and impart good technique, acts as a springboard to freeing a dancer’s personal style whilst increasing their repertoire and giving them the tools to take their dancing to the next level.

As well as enjoying teaching his own slick style of Crossbody Salsa, Anthony is also recognised as one of the foremost Bachata teachers in the South and is able to dip into Dominican and European bachata styles, fusing them together effortlessly before adding an exciting flavour that is all his own. As a dancer he has been described as 'smooth and effortless'.

Ally Ally is the ‘other half’ of That Salsa Thing! She is an experienced teacher and trainer and puts her skills to use teaching both salsa and bachata at all levels with Anthony. Ally and Anthony have taught together at all kinds of events from local classes to weekend events.

Having learnt various different dance styles as a child, including ballet, tap and modern, Ally came back to dancing as an adult and was hooked from her first salsa class. Ally has learnt and developed her dance style and technique with some of the best teachers the UK has to offer including Iris de Brito,Irene Miguel,Shelley & Gil and, of course, Anthony Lee. Ally has also trained and performed with Shelley and Gil’s Show Group.

As a dancer Ally is known for her confidence and styling flair and she brings these qualities to her teaching encouraging each dancer to find their own style and love it!

DJ Hughie has been DJing since 1981 when a friend had an emergency at a party, and had to leave to borrow a back-up amplifier after the one he was using had blown. There he was left to hold the fort using the underpowered household amplifier, a roll of insulation tape, a box of scratched vinyl 7″ singles and 12″ albums (thankfully his copy of ’1000 Volts Of Holt’ was in good condition), two very disturbed turntables, a temperamental mixer, an unsteady trestle table, and the wobbly floorboards in the rear room of a Victorian house in East London which caused the records to jump every time someone walked into the room, let alone when people were dancing.

It was a fantastic party and this gave Hughie a flavour for even more. His music policy was, and still is to play the highest quality salsa & Latin music, but when he is called upon to do so, to play top quality classic soul, rhythm & blues, gospel, funk, jazz, rare groove, jazz-funk, two-step chillers, ska, rocksteady, fusion, world music, reggae, zouk & lovers rock.