Salsa Music, Emotions and Movement

Nicola Lambert, my partner, has been running TNT since my resignation in 2015. Once a month, Nicola invites new students to our apartment to listen to, think about and discuss Salsa music; we believe that all new students should be exposed to Salsa music and have Salsa music demystified as soon as possible. We do… Read more »

The Declining Middle Class of Salsa

I spend time analysing the local and global Salsa scene to identify new trends and opportunities. One observation is the increasing gap between inexperienced and experienced Salsa dancers. Watching the US presidential race Bernie Sanders repeatedly talked about the declining middle class, which I think is a great way for framing what I see in… Read more »

PSS: Building up to the Perfect Social

I have been involved in Salsa events and organisation for the past 8 years. I do not work in Salsa for money but for the excitement and the joy of bringing people together. I do not find much enjoyment in doing the same thing over and over again for too long and I am always… Read more »

The #ThinkingDancers Salsa Initiative

Over the years I have tried strange and controversial ideas in Salsa; as someone who works in Salsa, I feel it is important to take risks and try things beyond the norm. In 2017, I will be launching the #ThinkingDancers Salsa initiative in order to propagate ideas on what Salsa is and could be. In… Read more »


All things considered, 2016 was a fantastic year in Salsa for me. Without the day to day management of TNT (my first full year of zero involvement), I had more time to explore, improve and grow in Salsa. Here are my highlights for the year: Congress Attended In 2016, I attended the following Salsa Congresses:… Read more »

A Dark Day for London Salsa

My blog was created to share my opinions about Salsa and to give knowledge to those newer in their Salsa journey. On Monday 24th October 2016, two promoters in London launched one of the most shocking and negative campaigns I have ever witnessed during my 12 years of dancing Salsa. This campaign was littered with… Read more »

The Falling Pound and Salsa

I have been dancing Salsa in London for 12 years now and over the past 8 years, I have been a teacher, promoter, event organiser and general Salsa educator. On Thursday 23rd June 46.5 million citizens cast their vote in the UK Referendum on whether the UK leaves or stays in the EU – this… Read more »

Opportunistic Leading

Many dancers have asked me where I find the time to think about the patterns that I lead; especially given the speed that I can lead. The answer is that I do not think about what moves I will lead next but use Opportunistic Leading. This blog describes the concept of Opportunistic Leading, why I prefer… Read more »

What, Why and When of Salsa

The world of Salsa has changed remarkably over the last decade; from the number of people that dance, to the number of teachers and more importantly the awareness of Salsa as a dance activity.  Ask your colleagues or family members about Salsa dancing and you will get an opinion. However, as Salsa has grown the teaching… Read more »

My Performance Courses

In my blogs, I am quite vocal against the proliferation of Salsa Performance Courses and the impact they have on up and coming dancers and the future of the scene. Some of my previous blogs about Performance Courses can be read here: Performance Courses – gives my perspective on the pros and cons associated with taking one… Read more »

  • Salsa Quality

    I have talked to dancers from around the world and at all levels I can assure you that very few will disagree with the following statement: “I would prefer dancing with a beginner with very few moves but a nice quality about their dancing rather than a well-trained dancer with loads of vocabulary but no… Read more »

  • Salsa Timing On2

    Having spent many years helping dancers get to grips with dancing Salsa On2 we find that the biggest problem is generally to do with understanding the basic timing and how this relates to music. The majority of students who are interested in On2 are veterans of the world of crossbody On1, and therefore have a… Read more »

  • Salsa Art

    Art was my first life passion; as a child I would spend endless hours drawing anything and everything. Pencil, Pen and Charcoal was what really moved me as a child; I just loved the contrast between light and dark. Once I entered secondary school I started to formally learn more about art and added painting… Read more »

  • Salsa Social Dancing Course

    My first and last salsa social dancing course is nearing completion and in the previous week we had a recap of all the things that we covered. Salsa is so broad and there is always so much to learn. The aim of this course was to take my students on a journey and give them… Read more »

  • Salsa Foundations

    I love teaching Salsa and look for ways to refine and improve the student journey. What I do is look at the wider world, gather some best practises from other dances, sports and even my work as an IT consultant and then apply them to Salsa. A little more than a year ago a statement… Read more »

  • Salsa Inspiration

    Having just arrived home from a weekend of fun and dancing at the Salsa Beach Splash in Sibenik, Croatia, I feel massively inspired and wanted to share why. The first thing to point out was the environment which was large enough to feel busy with a great energy and vibe but small enough to be… Read more »