Cambridge Cuban Salsa club

Welcome to the CAMBRIDGE CUBAN SALSA club.

A club dedicated to the development of Cuban Salsa in Cambridge, its surroundings, and beyond. This website is maintained primarily by DJ Sacha. Cambridge Cuban Salsa promotes and provides weekly salsa classes and monthly salsa parties locally and throughout the UK. In Cambridge, CCS operates salsa classes on Thursdays and salsa classes on Sundays. We can also recommend other salsa classes, DJs and events in the Cambridge area and in East Anglia. The latest news about the salsa scene is available below, and more information is available through browsing the top menu or the right side bar.

Cuban Salsa Classes in Cambridge


THIS INFORMATION IS UP TO DATE AS OF JUNE 23rd, 2018.


The Cambridge Cuban Salsa team operates Cuban salsa classes on Sundays in Cambridge, Mondays in St.Ives/Fenstanton and Thursdays in Cambridge, which all come highly recommended. Information about these classes and parties can be found below or directly by clicking these links:
  • SUNDAYS, all year long, 19:30-23:00. Venue: Cambridge Workingmen's Club.
  • MONDAYS, all year long, 19:15-late. Venue: Fenstanton Church Centre.
  • THURSDAYS, all year long, 19:30-23:00. Venue: Cambridge Workingmen's Club.

There are Cuban salsa lessons on various days of the week for beginners and advanced. Bring your friends or come by yourself and meet new people, no partner is required. Cuban salsa is also great for keeping fit and relaxing after work in a friendly environment!


SUNDAYS - CAMBRIDGE

Salsa classes for all levels, music selection by DJ Sacha. CCS_flyer_2011_front.jpg

SPECIAL BEGINNERS SALSA COURSE: this course is specially designed so that beginners can join any time during the year. You will be led through some course units which aim at giving new dancers all the necessary basics to have fun with salsa right from the start. This course will boost your confidence before joining the main class. No partner needed, as you will be introduced to other dancers of the same level.

REGULAR CUBAN SALSA CLASSES taught on 3 levels in a fun-filled yet technically sound way, and followed by a WEEKLY SOCIAL DANCE: this is the perfect place to enjoy salsa in an upbeat environment, dancing to the sound of the most up-to-date salsa tracks CCS_flyer_2013_back.jpg carefully selected by an experienced DJ with an international reputation. Finish your weekend in style with a friendly dance or a chat, that's a great way to relax, keep fit and meet people.

Time: 19.30 Salsa classes on 3 distinct levels
20.30 Social dance till 23:00 with DJ Sacha.

Venue: Cambridge Working Men's Club, 125 East Road, Cambridge CB1 1DB. Opposite the Crown Court, left of the Grafton Centre's car park entrance. CWMC parking freely available for club members.

Price: Class £6 (social is included), Social £5.

Want to have a taste of the highly danceable music played for you at the Sundays and other Cambridge Cuban Salsa socials? Then listen to the free Cambridge Cuban Salsa podcast!



MONDAYS - ST.IVES/FENSTANTON

Salsa classes for beginners and intermediates with Kellie! :-D CCS_flyer_2011_front.jpg

SPECIAL BEGINNERS SALSA COURSE: this course is specially designed so that beginners can join any time during the year. You will be led through some course units which aim at giving new dancers all the necessary basics to have fun with salsa right from the start. This course will boost your confidence before joining the main class. No partner needed, as you will be introduced to other dancers of the same level.

REGULAR CUBAN SALSA CLASSES at the intermediate level taught in a fun-filled yet technically sound way, and followed by a WEEKLY SOCIAL DANCE: this is the perfect place to enjoy salsa in an upbeat environment, dancing to the sound of the most up-to-date salsa tracks CCS_flyer_2018_k_back.jpg. Start your week in style with a friendly dance or a chat, that's a great way to relax, keep fit and meet people!

Time: 19.15 Absolute beginenrs, no partner needed
20.30 Intermediate level
21.45 Social dance until late.

Venue: Fenstanton Church Centre, School Lane, Fenstanton, PE28 9JR Fenstanton. Free parking available.

Price: Class £6, free social. £3 for students.

Want to have a taste of the highly danceable music played for you at the Monday socials? Then listen to the free Cambridge Cuban Salsa podcast!



THURSDAYS - CAMBRIDGE

Cuban salsa brought to the next level! Fantastic Cuban salsa classes and social dance every Thursday with DJ Sacha (Cambridge Cuban Salsa).

SPECIAL BEGINNERS SALSA COURSE: this course is specially designed so that beginners can join any time during the year. Beginners will be led through some course units which aim at giving new dancers all the necessary basics to have fun with salsa right from the start. This course will boost your confidence before joining the improvers class. No partner needed, as you will be introduced to other dancers of the same level.

REGULAR CLASSES AND FREE SOCIAL DANCE!!!
It cant' get any better:

  • Central location, close to the Grafton Centre. CCS_flyer_2011_front.jpg
  • Fantastic venue with parking, good size dancefloor and more.
  • Loads of fun learning salsa with highly experienced teachers. You will progress along a dance syllabus with clear level groups, in a relaxing, fun and safe environment.
  • No partner needed. Two left feet highly welcome: if you can walk you can dance and we will prove it to you. Advanced dancers welcome too: take advantage of being coached by experienced dancers, and let your dancing progress dramatically thanks to some personalized fine tuning.

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  • Best salsa DJ in town, quality sound system, great musical selection which will get you going in a tropical mood until the end of the night.
  • Free social (subjected to a yearly membership fee of £18), buzzing Latin atmosphere.


SO... BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND JOIN THE CUBAN SALSA FUN!

Time: 19.30 Salsa classes on 3 distinct levels
20.30 Social dance till 23:00 with DJ Sacha.

Venue: Cambridge Working Men's Club, 125 East Road, Cambridge CB1 1DB. Opposite the Crown Court, left of the Grafton Centre's car park entrance. CWMC parking freely available for club members.

Price: Class £6, free social subjected to a yearly £18 CWMC membership.

Want to have a taste of the highly danceable music played for you at the Cambridge Cuban Salsa socials? Then listen to the free Cambridge Cuban Salsa podcast!



ADD YOUR CLASSES

Feel free to add your own Cuban salsa classes as a comment below, and we will update this information page regularly.

The AFROSALSA FESTIVAL 2018


The AfroSalsa Festival 2018

Saturday July 21st 2018 - 11:30 - 01:00

Sunday July 22nd 2018 - 15:00 - 23:00

Various venues in Cambridge.


[Go directly to ONLINE BOOKING]
[See the FINAL programme]


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL:

Two great days of Salsa workshops and partying, with a fantastic live band!

  • More than 10 hours of workshop to choose from in: Salsa, AfroCuban, Ladies/Men Styling, Bachata and more.
  • Classes for all levels. All indoors spaces.
  • Non-stop partying until 1.00am on the Saturday night, and extra partying until 23:00 on the Sunday night.
  • Professional live band RENE ALVAREZ LATIN BAND for a danceable concert on the Saturday night!


LINEUP:

The programme features professional master teachers who have impressive track records of teaching nationally and internationally. It also actively promotes the new generation of teachers who have learned from the masters and are doing a great job developing Cuban salsa at the national level. In alphabetical order, please welcome:

Biskit & Paola, London - Bachata
Ismaray Chacon Aspirina, Cuba/Swirtzerland - Cuban style
Damarys Farres, Cuba/London - Cuban style
Moe Flex, London - Rueda/funk/partnerwork
Esref "Parranda" Ulas, Sheffield - Merengue
More artists TBC

DJ Andrea Gallego Ortiz, Bachata Obsesion Cambridge - Bachata dancefloor
DJ Vish, Club Salsa Cambridge - Kizomba
DJ Esref Ulas, Parranda, Sheffield - Cuban floor
DJ Sacha, Cambridge Cuban Salsa, Cambridge - Cuban floor

All the above teachers are CONFIRMED at the time of writing.


EVENING CONCERT with live band RENE ALVAREZ LATIN BAND on Saturday!

Programme:


SATURDAY

  • Venue: University Social Club, Mill Lane, Cambridgeshire CB2 1RX
  • 12:00 - 19:00 : afternoon workshops.
  • 19:00 - 20:30 : Dinner break.
  • 20:30 : ice-breaker and party, band on stage at 21:30. LIVE BAND RENE ALVAREZ LATIN BAND - PARTY SPECIAL THEME "BEACH PARTY"!


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SUNDAY

  • Venue: Cambridge Workingmen's Club, 125 East Road, CB1 1DB
  • 15:00 - 18:00 : Afternoon workshops with Moe Flex.
  • 18:00 - 19:30 : Dinner break.
  • 19:30 - 20:30 : Evening class with Moe Flex.
  • 20:30 - 23:00 : Social dance until late.


Please CLICK HERE to see the FINAL programme!

All teachers are confirmed at the time of writing. We reserve the right to introduce adjustments to the programme.


Venues:

  • Saturday:

University Social Club
Mill Lane, Cambridgeshire CB2 1RX

  • Sunday:

Cambridge Workingmen's Club
125 East Road, CB1 1DB

(More info coming on accommodation options in Cambridge.)

Pricing and tickets:

Tickets are significantly cheaper if bought in advance. The price list below indicates prices until July 20th/on site:

  • Saturday+Sunday, full pass: £65/£75.
  • Saturday workshops + party (incl. shows & live band): £50/£60.
  • Sunday workshop + free evening class & party: £30/£30.
  • Saturday party (incl. shows & live band): £15/£15.


STUDENT prices:

  • STUDENT Saturday+Sunday, full pass: £40/£45.
  • STUDENT Saturday workshops + party (incl. shows & live band): £30/£35.
  • STUDENT Sunday workshop + free party: £20/£20.
  • STUDENT Saturday party (incl. shows & live band): £15/£15.

Children under 12 years old FREE.

Tickets can be bought in advance at the preferential rate through the following channels:

  • online through Paypal, using the drop-down menu below (NO PAYPAL ACCOUNT NEEDED, the bookings can be made with any regular credit card);
  • directly at The Cambridge Cuban Salsa Thursdays and Sundays, every Thursday and every Sunday, 19:30 - 23:00, Cambridge Working Men's Club, 125 East Road, Cambridge CB1 1DB (opposite the Crown Court) - 079 03 828 017.


ONLINE BOOKING:

Please note:

  • You do not need a PayPal account to book online, just use a credit card by clicking the grey "Check out - Pay without a PayPal account" option on the checkout page.
  • We operate a ticket-free scheme. Your name will be registered on our list at the door. Please print your PayPal receipt as a proof of purchase.
  • Please bring your student ID if you booked at student price. We reserve the right to claim the difference or to refuse access to the workshop if a student ID can't be shown.

ONLINE BOOKING IS NOW CLOSED. But you can still book with cash at the door: feel welcome to join us on the day! :-D

More info

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further enquiries.


"Welcome and thank you for your support. We wish you two great days of dancing, partying and friendship at the AfroSalsa Festival!"

-- The AfroSalsa Festival team:
-- DJ Sacha, Kellie and Cambridge Cuban Salsa

The WINTER AFROSALSA Festival 2018


The Winter AfroSalsa Festival 2018

Saturday February 17th 2018 - 11:30 - 01:00

Sunday February 18th 2018 - 15:00 - 23:00

Various venues in Cambridge.


[Go directly to ONLINE BOOKING]
[See the FINAL programme]


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL:

Two great days of Salsa workshops and partying, with a fantastic live band!

  • More than 10 hours of workshop to choose from in: Salsa, AfroCuban, Ladies/Men Styling, Bachata.
  • Classes for all levels. All indoors spaces.
  • Non-stop partying until 1.00am on the Saturday night, and extra partying until 23:00 on the Sunday night.
  • Professional ive band SON GUARACHANDO for a danceable concert on the Saturday night!


LINEUP:

The programme features professional master teachers who have impressive track records of teaching nationally and internationally. It also actively promotes the new generation of teachers who have learned from the masters and are doing a great job developing Cuban salsa at the national level. In alphabetical order, please welcome:

Damarys Farres, Cuba/London - Rumba/Son
Richard "DJ Rich" Fallon, London - Rueda/Partnerwork
Luanda Pau Baquero, Cuba/London - Cuban movement
Juan Carlos Pacheco, Cuba/Peterborough - Son/Danzon
Alex & Laurita, Spain/UK/London - Bachata
Kerry Ribchester, London - Quality of movement

NEW - Gabrial Bravo Rivera, Bolivia/Spain/London - Dominican Bachata

NEW - José Ferrera, Cuba/Norwich - Percussions

DJ Andrea Gallego Ortiz, Bachata Obsesion Cambridge - Bachata dancefloor
DJ Vish, Club Salsa Cambridge - Kizomba
DJ Sacha, Cambridge Cuban Salsa, Cambridge

All the above teachers are CONFIRMED at the time of writing.


EVENING CONCERT with live band SON GUARACHANDO on Saturday!

Programme:


SATURDAY

  • Venue: University Social Club, Mill Lane, Cambridgeshire CB2 1RX
  • 12:00 - 19:00 : afternoon workshops.
  • 19:00 - 20:30 : Dinner break.
  • 20:30 : ice-breaker and party, band on stage at 21:30. LIVE BAND SON GUARACHANDO - PARTY SPECIAL THEME "FIRE AND ICE"!


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SUNDAY

  • Venue: Cambridge Workingmen's Club, 125 East Road, CB1 1DB
  • 15:00 - 18:00 : Afternoon workshops with Luanda Pau Baquero.
  • 18:00 - 19:30 : Dinner break.
  • 19:30 - 20:30 : Evening class with Luanda Pau Baquero.
  • 20:30 - 23:00 : Social dance until late.


Please CLICK HERE to see the FINAL programme!

All teachers are confirmed at the time of writing. We reserve the right to introduce adjustments to the programme.


Venues:

  • Saturday:

University Social Club
Mill Lane, Cambridgeshire CB2 1RX

  • Sunday:

Cambridge Workingmen's Club
125 East Road, CB1 1DB

(More info coming on accommodation options in Cambridge.)

Pricing and tickets:

Tickets are significantly cheaper if bought in advance. The price list below indicates prices until February 16th/on site:

  • Saturday+Sunday, full pass: £65/£75.
  • Saturday workshops + party (incl. shows & live band): £50/£60.
  • Sunday workshop + free evening class & party: £30/£30.
  • Saturday party (incl. shows & live band): £15/£15.


STUDENT prices:

  • STUDENT Saturday+Sunday, full pass: £40/£45.
  • STUDENT Saturday workshops + party (incl. shows & live band): £30/£35.
  • STUDENT Sunday workshop + free party: £20/£20.
  • STUDENT Saturday party (incl. shows & live band): £15/£15.

Children under 12 years old FREE.

Tickets can be bought in advance at the preferential rate through the following channels:

  • online through Paypal, using the drop-down menu below (NO PAYPAL ACCOUNT NEEDED, the bookings can be made with any regular credit card);
  • directly at The Cambridge Cuban Salsa Thursdays and Sundays, every Thursday and every Sunday, 19:30 - 23:00, Cambridge Working Men's Club, 125 East Road, Cambridge CB1 1DB (opposite the Crown Court) - 079 03 828 017.


ONLINE BOOKING:

Please note:

  • You do not need a PayPal account to book online, just use a credit card by clicking the grey "Check out - Pay without a PayPal account" option on the checkout page.
  • We operate a ticket-free scheme. Your name will be registered on our list at the door. Please print your PayPal receipt as a proof of purchase.
  • Please bring your student ID if you booked at student price. We reserve the right to claim the difference or to refuse access to the workshop if a student ID can't be shown.

ONLINE BOOKING IS NOW CLOSED, but you can still book at the door, we hope to see you there! :-)

More info

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further enquiries.


"Welcome and thank you for your support. We wish you two great days of dancing, partying and friendship at the AfroSalsa Festival!"

-- The AfroSalsa Festival team:
-- DJ Sacha, Kellie and Cambridge Cuban Salsa

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