Cuban girl

As a UK blogger I want to share with you a super fun thing to do in London – Salsa. I went this weekend with a group of friends and it was so so so much fun. I have actually shared a few videos on my instagram which you can see here.

So – the way this works is that lessons first of all take place and then the venue turns into a dance atmosphere. Honestly, I loved it. I am a novice when it comes to salsa dancing but this is incredibly good for the soul and super fun.

Cuban girl
Cuban girl

One of my best friends Anita is a professional dancer and she was teaching me the moves. Salsa is such a good release and also incredibly great to remove any negative energy. I had the best time ever without any alcohol – I am not much of a drinker but I am really into my fitness that I don’t want to ruin it on empty calories and my personal trainer always tells me all my hard work will be thrown away if I am not good on weekends too.  It is totally fine, this is the life I have chosen to live and feel so much better for it. The best thing is I don’t have a horrible hangover and I can make the most of my weekend. Anyway, I am the type of girl who can have no alcohol and be the last one on the dance floor.

What is Salsa?

Salsa is a popular form of social dance originating in Cuba and before from United States of America U.S.A regions of New York and Puerto Rico and Cuban folk dances.

Friends - Enise, Ina, Me, our new cuban friend Paublo and Anita
Friends – Enise, Ina, Me, our new cuban friend Paublo and Anita

Salsa is a sexy, energetic and fun partner dance. Unlike some partner dances, it is a very sociable dance – you don’t need to have a regular partner. In fact, it is common for salseros to dance with people they have never met before (which is actually what I did). That’s part of the fun of dancing Salsa. With it’s sociable nature, Salsa has become highly popular, all around the world. London has many Salsa venues but I went to the one in Temple, London and across the river there are gorgeous scenic views of London.

Learning from Paublo
Learning from Paublo

I love making new friends in London and we definitely made new friends doing salsa. I thought I would be terrible at dancing but I was surprised that I picked up the moves so quickly. My advice is go go go go.

Girls at Salsa - Michelle, Me, Enise, Anita and Ina
Girls at Salsa – Michelle, Me, Enise, Anita and Ina

What next?

So, after the best night dancing I didn’t want it to end there. We ended up taking an uber to Bluebird in Chelsea (a place I adore). I actually celebrated New Years here. We had a boogie and then we made our way to Raffles in Chelsea which is open all night.

After Bluebird, on our way to Ruffles Chelsea we go
After Bluebird, on our way to Raffles Chelsea we go

The salsa really got me into the mood for even more dancing. I was on a high but without any alcohol. The music was amazing at Bluebird and it was great in Raffles too.

Raffles, Chelsea

Girls at Raffles
Girls at Raffles

This was such a fun night out with my girls. I think dancing and letting your hair down once in a while is perfect for the soul. xxx