Give them the chance to dance the night away by giving them dance lesson vouchers. Jigging around to the latest dance tunes in a nightclub is all very well, but can you imagine how cool it’d be to be able to dance properly? Even if you never had dance lessons when you were a child, it’s never too late to take dance lessons so you can whip up a storm on the floor, no matter which dance style you choose.
Let’s Salsa! This Latino style dancing has been big in the UK for quite a few years now. The great thing about salsa is that it is a fun and funky dance style and not at all stuffy. It’s very much about feeling the rhythm of the cool Latin sounds and enjoying the music.
Despite its humble origins as a street dance in Latin America, salsa is now danced pretty much everywhere in the world. This UK salsa guide is a great way to get into the salsa scene, as the site has a chat room and a forum so you talk to other fans, share tips, information and ask questions. There is also a good selection of DVDs, music CDs and very glam Salsa outfits for sale online.
What we love about salsa is that you don’t need to go to a dance school to have a lesson like you would for say, a ballet class. Many classes take place in social clubs, nightclubs or fitness studios, so it can be quite a relaxed and social affair.
If you want to know more about what the classes and the venues are like, there are websites out there that do just that. One excellent site we found covers Salsa dancing clubs in Wales and there are similarly informative Salsa internet sites for most areas in the UK. On the Welsh site there are contact details for the venues and the names of the instructors, as well as a little write up on what classes are like and a review on the venue too. Really useful for researching where you can go, especially if you are under 18 as you can see which lessons take place in licensed venues, where you won’t be able to go.
You can also find out about venues and clubs countrywide where you can dance with the best with dancing lessons in ballroom and salsa as well as other modern dance styles, via Into the Blue. The website has a full range of dance lessons at venues the length and breadth of the UK, so whether you want to glide across the ballroom or sashay your way to a Salsa dance there will be something to suit you.
Worth noting is that many of the lessons are actually for two people, so they make fab gifts to give for couples and friends. And one surprising use of the vouchers is as engagement gifts for couples soon to be wed. With the tradition of the first dance alive and well, a couple of professional dance lessons before the big day means they can seriously impress on the dancefloor in front of friends and family.
If you don’t know your tango from your jive, we can highly recommend this jazz and modern dancing website as it gives you a run down of all different dance and fitness classes. A wise move, as it means before you sign up to a lesson you can check out what it involves and what a class will be like. The site also explains what you’ll need for each class, for example whether it’s gym gear and trainers, barefoot or dance shoes. We found this site informative and easy to navigate, as well as being packed full of useful info we couldn’t find anywhere else.