I love dancing! In particular, dancing salsa is what I am most passionate about (but merengue, cha-cha, bachata, kizomba and swing are good too!). I started dancing salsa at university back in 1996 and was immediately hooked by the music and the friendly atmosphere. Tracie Gooch (of Tracie's Latin Club) took me under her wing and soon I was assisting in classes and then teaching classes by myself.

I am putting these pages together to help people out with some of the technical aspects of salsa. So, for starters I have a page describing the rhythms of salsa where you can read about the percussion instruments and find out how they sound.

The information here is not a substitute to coming along to salsa classes. You'll often find me teaching salsa classes around Southampton so do say "hello" and ask me any questions you might have.

Happy dancing!

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