This Spring I'm making all my beginners classes FREE
Do as many as you need to move up to improvers at 8pm (also with me -Alastair)
The Beginners mow start 7.15pm FREE 30min class
All other levels 8pm - 10pm see Blend Format.
No other events to show at the moment, but watch this space :-)
I'm pleased to announce the i.2.i. dates up to the end of August 2018.
Sunday 15-04-2018 i2i-Music Interp & Garnish (Garnish is everything that breaks the rules)
Sunday 13-05-2018 Thames Salsa Cruise (not a course but great fun)
Sunday 20-05-2018 i2i-Spins (weeeeeeee)
Sunday 10-06-2018 i2i-Travelling (Big movements across the floor)
Sunday 24-06-2018 i2i-Smooth Styling (It's awesome just do it!)
Sunday 08-07-2018 i2i-Rueda (The iconic Cuban Wheel)
Sunday 22-07-2018 i2i-Deep Salsa (The psychology of the dance floor/ Jungle)
Sunday 29-07-2018 Thames Salsa Cruise (not a course but great fun)
Sunday 05-08-2018 i2i-Big Combos (AKA Move Crunch - Classic move combinations)
Sunday 19-08-2018 i2i-Music Interp & Garnish
Please note that i.2.i courses run 11.30 -5pm at Salsa!
Info and Bookings
I've publish more articles on the Salsa Rapido blog.
Other Salsa Rapido articles include:
Top Tips for Pre-Beginners in Salsa 10/25/2017
Counts Commonly Used in Salsa 10/18/2017
Salsa Rapido method- Fast, Fun & Progressive 28/09/2017
Travelling steps 30/04/2017
The Mechanics of Spinning 20/04/2017
What is Salsa Style? 08/02/2017
How I got into salsa 11/01/2017
Welcome to the Salsa Rapido Method 09/01/2017
The last two weeks I’ve been gradually integrating the new Blend Format at Camden.
It’s a new way of operating an early week evening that literally ‘blends’ the party and the classes creating an atmosphere of buzz. Fantastic to participate, engaging to watch.
It’s taken a long time to create and I’ve waited until we’re back in Gabeto (formerly The Cuban)
So what’s Blend Format all about?
Within an evening of two and a half hours e.g. 7.30pm - 10pm there’s 105 minutes of tuition fulfilling the needs of beginners through to advanced. This is presented in 15 or 30 minute sessions, Whole group active interspaced with Free Dance time.
There’s constant music and a buzzy mixing and mingling as groups come and go.
Come for the evening, stay for the evening, dance for the evening, socialise for the evening.
The world has changed!
Our classes are aimed at intelligent career minded people who want to wake up fresh the next day. More and more people respect the ‘not on a school night’ lifestyle. Blend means that dancers don’t have to sacrifice their free dance after the classes for an early finish, as there’s a significant amount of free dance opportunity during the evening.
I’ve spent over twenty years developing salsa teaching so people can learn quicker and better, so Blend has to offer real advantages for tuition.
The free dance sections allow techniques to be discussed, digested and practiced before another load of info arrives. After the free dance you’ll return to the session refreshed in mind and body :-) Finally, Spoiler Alert, the best way to learn salsa is to dance salsa! Freestyle salsa is where you find out if you know something or not.
There’s no doubt that Blend is a long way from the traditional evening class format but I think you’ll find it a rewarding learning experience, more fun and more social.
Whenever people try something new there’s always a little resistance between the familiar and unfamiliar. I know I’ve got form. The 1-Day Intensive courses that seems a familiar part of the salsa scene was once unthinkable. Until I did in 2003.
Enjoy Blend and please let me know what you think :-) Alastair
After months in the wilderness of Camden Market we're back at the venue formerly known as The Cuban and now called Gabeto. It's a new clean shiny bar in the same building and the decor's more London and less Havana.
Join Moe, DeLarry and Me for a bunch of classes and fun
Some of the classes will be in Gabeto bar and some in Gabeto Studio AKA Alchemy but come to the bar first.
NEW START TIME OF 7.30pm we will be starting on time with or without you so please check in early.
New Pricing: £10 per evening. We'll be introducing a Cafe Nero style loyalty card.
I'd like to thank everyone for their support over this summer and welcome everyone back to get this night buzzing.
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
Thanks in advance :-)
For suggestions and suggestions please email me at email@example.com