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 Corporate Events and Training

As part of my work as a professional dance teacher, for over twenty year, I’ve been entertaining the guests at corporate events.
My role is to engage and entertain getting everyone up dancing and having fun.
This often becomes the most memorable and photographed part of a function.
My formats draw out the hidden talents of the real stars of an event i.e. the guests.

Getting everyone dancing is not as easy as it sounds’ It takes leadership, skills and a lot of experience to make it work, but when everyone’s dancing, your event will be seen as a success and you are the star that organised it.

I have developed a range of formats to suit any occasion. They fall into three main categories but can be tailored to suit your event.
Please forgive me fir not revealing too much detail as these are my stock in trade, but I will be happy to discuss they over the telephone at your convenience.

Party formats:
‘The Strictly Battle’ A dance competition fuelled by office politics and a free bar!
‘The Snow Ball’ An extension of working the room where the snowball gets bigger and bigger.
‘The Guest Side Story’ The Shark ‘n Jets battle it out on stage in musical chorus line choreography.

Talk formats:
‘My life in dance’ Comedy anecdotes from the dance floor.
‘Two Left Feet’ Why are English men so rubbish at dancing A light hearted look a partner dancing from Dad’s Disco to the Mambalsa.
‘Flow me’ The Psychology of learning dance or anything.

Please call me (Alastair Sadler) to discuss your event contact us

 Pdf Guide to Dance at Corporate Events

Whatever the budget we can meet the needs of your corporate event.
Click this link to download our guide to Dance at Corporate events in pdf format.

 Client List

Alastair's client list includes:


  • Wellcome Trust,
  • BBC,
  • British Army,
  • Pride,
  • HM Revenue & Customs,
  • Ernst & Young,
  • British Airways.

His TV credits include Baby Father I & II, Casualty, Happiness, Auf Weidersehn Pet and the BBC Ident.
As a MC and stand up Alastair regularly takes shows to the Edinburgh Fringe.
“He’s the bread that holds the bacon butty of the show together” Broadway Baby.

 Tips to Get Your Party Dancing

1 Understand why people dance: To enjoy, express and be seen within a group. It strengthens bonds, cuts across corporate structures. Dancers stay longer and drink less, which saves money and possibly a little embarrassment back at the office. They also provide the visual focus after the ‘entertainers’ have left. I think it’s fair to say that a party where everyone danced is remembered as a good party.

2 Let’s get cheesy: No not the macarena! Who’s your big cheeses? Are they just ‘showing their face’? Butter them up until they brie-ese onto the floor. It’s a real gouda pleaser.

3 Work the room: Network every group of people before the dancing. Put dance on their radar and ask for their support.

4 Take control: All you’ve got to be is part MC, comedian and ‘Strictly’ pro. If you don’t take control who will? Or, get a professional in and bask in the glory of your management.

5 Involve everyone: the ‘can’t dance won't dance’ brigade hate to dance. Don’t exclude them, they'd love to be your judges, commentators, prize givers and photographers.

6 Location: Often the ‘party’ is in one space and the dancing is in another, fracturing the crowd. Place the dancing in the center so it’s the important hub of the event.

7 Prime the pumps: DJ’s set the mood, live music and shows are sensational, but don’t expect that crowd on the dance floor without a catalyst - you!

8 Celebrities: are expensive because they are known. Your co-workers are your own in-company stars. You’ve just got to get them performing.

9 Experience counts: When the plan hits the fan and excuses are flying who going to step in and turn it around?

10 Have fun: Dance entertainment is the most enjoyable, cost effective and memorable part of your event. Enjoy :-)

I hope these start a conversation with your team. Please feel free to call me a chat through your event. I’ll help if I can :-) contact us (it’s free)

 Event Pricing

It's very hard to give an example of a typical event. They are so dependent of date, time of year and location and of course content.
As a rough guide: £450 - £750
Please make the call and lets talk about your event.

sprite-offer Offers:

Get into salsa Now!
Amazing Offer!
Anyone new to salsa can get their first 3 weeks of classes for only £16.
No need to pre book, no code word, just come a little earlier.

Offer valid for three consecutive weeks at any Streetbeat club venue.
Only applies to absolute beginners classes.
Only one offer per person- no repeats.


sprite-news Events:

i2i Spins Flavour salsa course at bar Salsa!
The i2i Spins Flavour explores the salsa techniques, salsa moves and combinations based on various techniques for spinning (rapid rotation)
including:
Spins vs turns
The natural mechanics of spinning in salsa
Best and worst practice
Hook Turns & spins
Travelling Spins
Multiple Spins various
Please note:

As ever this i2i Flavours course start with the essential Salsa Rapido Framework which makes this course a direct follow on from the 1-Day Intensive.
Loads of info on the site or call me 07939 012231


If you've done an i2i course in the last 6 months use the offer code 'flav'
If you've done a 1-Day Intensive for Beginners in the last two months use the offer code 'b4'
Regular price £40 per person and we now start at 11.30am
This year's Autumn Thames Salsa Cruise has a pirate theme.
Arrrrr me hearties it's time to parrrrty and shiver yer timbers.
They'll be a prize for the best dressed pirate but no walking the plank if you don't dress up.
Dance, chat, chill, pet your parrot, whatever you wish...
It's on Sunday 17th September and tickets are already available from our website or you can buy them from our regular salsa nights on Tuesdays at Gilgamesh in Camden. Get 'em early because we will probably sell out!
Groups (5+) cost £15 and the regular advanced price is £18. (£22 cash on the day)

Come and salsa the River as we cruise from the Festival Pier Southbank to the Barrier and back. Watch the sunset as you sip a drink on the back deck, then see the River sparkle as the city lights up; all the while listening to some great salsa music to entice you back to the dance floor.
Four hours of dancing and fun; what a great way to spend an autumn evening!
Departs Festival Pier by the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank at 6.45pm, returning at 10.50pm
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sprite-news News:

I’ve two shows at this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
If you know anyone who’s going please ask them to come to one or why not both?
Both shows are free and on from 5-27 August 2017 inclusive.

This year I’m MCing my regular show:
'Streetbeat Comedy Free Lunchtime Showcase'
Whistlebinkies on South Bridge & Niddry st. 12:15-13:15
Six acts or more giving their best stand up to keep you laughing and tempt you to their shows.

Plus, more exciting fun with:
'Quillarious a new comedy format'
Upstairs at the Waverley Bar (Venue 438) 15:45- 16:45

Quillarious is a brand new comedy format where the audience write the funnies or try to.
It’s game show meets comedy workshop and it’s ooodles of fun as well as the most interactive show at the Fringe
So please come and play Quillarious.

In case you don’t know, the Edinburgh Fringe is the largest arts and comedy festival in the world with thousands of shows. There are hundreds free shows in every kind of comedy.
My shows are part of PBH Free Fringe, the one's in the Wee Blue Book.
I've set up a new section on the site for Tripadvisor reviews of the 1-Day Intensive Course.
If you've been on the course recently and would be kind enough to review it please go to
link
Thanks in advance :-)
For suggestions and suggestions please email me at salsa@streetbeat.co.uk
Professional lifestyle blogger Lela London came on the Salsa Rapido 1-Day Intensive and blogged about it.
Read her report:

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"Whether you're prepping for a trip to Cuba or simply want to burn 2000 calories feeling sexy, Salsa Rapido is an absolute must."

Lela London

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