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 When was Salsa Rapido created

Salsa Rapido was created in 1995 and has been under constant development ever since.
We constantly look for new ways to improve the method.

 What is Salsa Rapido

Salsa Rapido is a branded teaching method developed by Alastair Sadler of The Streetbeat Salsa Co.
The method is based on simple premises:
The faster people can get to club competence the most likely they are to be retained in salsa.
Teach techniques common to all regional styles of salsa so dancers can dance with anyone from anywhere.
Avoid bad habits and misconceptions that will limit a student at a later stage.
Promote standards of attitude that reflect the best social values.

 What will I learn

To put it simply, everything you need to becme an excellent salsa dancer.

 Welcome

Welcome to the Salsa Rapido Method Frequently Asked Questions page.
Since 1995 The Salsa Rapido method of teaching salsa has been at the forefront of British salsa.
Salsa Rapido classes draw from many different regional styles to create a genuine foundation course.
We avoid the bad habits and pitfalls that prevent many dancers from realising their true potential.
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Did you know you can set up a group booking code for the Thames Salsa Cruise?
The next cruise is on Sunday 14th August 2022 and tickets are already available from this website. Get them early because we will probably sell out.
Groups (5+) cost £18 and the regular advanced price is £20. (£25 cash on the day)
If you have a reasonable expectation of bringing a group, set up a group booking discount code so you don't have to collect the money.
All you do is text me (Alastair) 07939 012231


find out more at Thames Salsa Cruise
Summer 2022 Offer for the Salsa Rapido 1-Day Intensive
Summer 2022 gets going with a great offer!
‘Couples only’ bookings for £79 saving £51!
‘Singles’ bookings £49 saving £16!
Use the offer-code "2022" when you book.
Only available for course dates before end August 2022.

Salsa and Mambalsa Classes are Free in Kings Cross on Mondays


Just let me know you're coming the first time


Book your first FREE place Now!


Streetbeat Salsa presents Salsa Kings Cross at: The Star of Kings, 126 York Way, London N1 0AX (The Star of Kings location)


Find out more at Salsa Kings Cross

Welcome Salsa Session for absolute beginners (6.20-7pm)
Salsa and Mambalsa classes (7pm-9.30pm)
It's Free but please let me know you're coming for the first time :)


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Knock the Rust Off- The Improvers level course Salsa Soho.
Sunday 10th July 2022
This is the Improvers i2i course aimed at people who feel their salsa is a little rusty or as a direct follow on from the Salsa Rapido 1-Day Intensive Courses.
I've called it i2i Knock the Rust Off and that's what it does.
There's lots of moves and technique presented with the 'why' as well as the 'how to'.
It's fun and tiring but worth it as you'll be boosted towards intermediate and beyond.
I've posted more info at: i2i Knock the Rust Off
It will build on the generic basics of salsa including:

Core moves
Footwork
Musical interpretation &
Flow and expression
And much more...

Course starts 11.30am at Salsa Soho until 5pm
Cost: £40 per person but use the code 'rusty' for £5 off :)
Use the above link to book.
Alternative dates: View dates
The Summer '22 Thames Salsa Cruise is fast approaching!
For a lazy August evening, the cruise is simply perfect :-) Dance, chat, chill, whatever you wish...
It's on Sunday 14th August and tickets are already available from this website. Get them early because we will probably sell out.
Groups (5+) cost £18 and the regular advanced price is £20. (£25 cash on the day)
Groups text me to set up a discount code ASAP Alastair 07939 012231

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 on the dance floor.
Four hours of dancing and fun; what a great way to spend a spring evening!
Departs Festival Pier by the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank at 6.45pm, returning at 10.50pm

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Summer's a great time for a wedding and this wedding was a wonderful fusion of dance styles.

Here's my latest Mambalsa blog blog posts titled: mambalsa-wedding

Well I did it! I ran the Brighton Marathon 2022
Here's my latest marathon/ lockdown blog posts titled: Alastair's Marathon
If you want to sponsor me here's the link to the charity fundraising page (open until end May 2022): www.justgiving.com/alastairsadler
Salsa Rapido Method has it's own blog at Salsa Rapido Method
and not forgetting Mambalsa at: Mambalsa
My latest post in the Salsa Rapido blog is about the Blend Format.
This is an evening format where class and free-dance are blended together.
Not to be confused with blended learning where tuition is both on and off-line, Blend has many benefits for the student, the teacher and the venue....
Salsa Rapido blog post: Blend 21 the Reboot
My latest post in the Salsa Rapido blog is about my ethical dilemma as to whether my Salsa Rapido courses should swap partners or not.
I look forward to when this post-covid deliberation is purly of historical interest :)
Salsa Rapido blog post: Blend 21 the Reboot
CoronaVirus Statement update. (16/09/2020)
Due to the recent second spike in coronavirus cases the venue management has decided that all dance activities at their venues should be put on hold for the time being.

Although frustrating and costly, I fully appreciate their position and although my courses would be fully covid security compliant and well within the rules it would send a mixed message to the public about dance.

I have therefore suspended all dates on the booking system.
I hope that I can restart in the near future.
Meanwhile I am selling open ended gift vouchers at a discount price of £75 per couple with discount code ‘2020’
Gift Link
Last April was the 25th anniversary of The Streetbeat Salsa Co. and I’m looking forward to celebrating it on my next 1-Day Intensive salsa course as soon as possible.
Meanwhile stay safe :-)
Regards Alastair
Yesterday I received an email from TripAdvisor informing me that I had been awarded a Certificate of Excellence.
I had no idea that there was such a thing but now I've got one I'm a big fan.
It's the chance to thanks to everyone who's taken the time and trouble to say some kind words about my Salsa Rapido 1-Day Intensive course.

Click the image to visit TridAdvisor


Reflection: (You may prefer to read this on the Salsa Rapido Blog)
When I embedded TripAdvisor into my site I was hoping for praise but open to the possibility of harsh and unfair criticism, and in fairness I've received a one star review from someone who wasn't on the course and a two star review from someone who enjoyed the class but didn't enjoy the fajitas at lunch! May I just add that fajitas are not compulsory and anyone can eat wherever they wish. Lunch isn't even part of the deal so bring a packet of crisps in if you wish but don't blame my course if they didn't have your favourite flavour! (I'm so over it now)
Anyway, I overcame my fears and gave it a go, realising that feedback is good and TripAdivsor offers a third party review that's useful for the pubic when booking.
Many months later and I've received mainly five star reviews.
This tells me that:
My presentation is engaging and entertaining.
People are way nicer than I deserve.
Salsa Rapido is a mature enough method to stand comparison to traditional classes.
I'm really good at asking for five star reviews.

On the last point my hobby of stand up comedy led to five shows at the Edinburgh Fringe where at the end of a show we would have a 'bucket speech' to encourage the audience to give a tip (our only source of income)
Cliched line like "Take some change, fold it and put it in the bucket" were common.
One time I got a waif-like act to kneel down holding the bucket while looking as mournful as a Dickensian child.
Another time a showed the audience picture of my cats on my phone and asked "which one should I 'economise' first?" Well it works for charities!
The result was seldom any different. It was the show that counted.
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
I've publish more articles on the Salsa Rapido blog.

streetbeat.co.uk/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

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