Smooth Salsa has now started classes and a party night in Wolverhampton in Collaboration with Carol Nedwick of Salsa - Versity. It was an honour to have been asked to join the already well established Salsa scene in Wolverhampton, to help promote Salsa across the Midlands.
The venue for the classes and party night is Jones Road WOrking Mens Club.
On the night Smooth Salsa will be teaching and playing the best in Salsa rhythms as the new Resident Teacher and DJ, catering for all your musical delights.
Smooth Salsa and Salsa-Versity will be combining to provide you with a great night of dancing, music and fun line ups for your party night pleasures.
So come and join us on this new venture.
£8 all night
Lesson by Michael Pottinger 9pm sharp!
The rest of the night is for dancing so don't waste it come early Lol
On site and street parking available.
Easy access from M6 and M54 taking you down the Stafford road.
Jones Working Mens Club can be found on Jones Road which is opposite KFC and Mac Donaldís on Stafford Road
Aston University has been the base for the Smooth Salsa parties now for the last 10 years and for the previous 7 years, I have heard rumours regarding the Student Union building being knocked down. .
Well, last year the rumours were finally confirmed and I was told that 2018 was going to be the last year for the old Studentsí Guild at Aston University, with the hope that 2019 would present a new and improved building. The new Studentsí Guild is planned to open at Easter and there are images online, showing the new building, which is based on Coleshill Street near to the Doug Ellis Leisure centre within Aston Triangle. Due to the closure of the old building I will be unable to run the Smooth Salsa partiies there from February until June.
Salsa Parties will be returning to Bournbrook and Selly Oak Social Club courtesy of Smooth Salsa! Most people will be aware of the Salsa parties which were held at Bournbrook and the fact that they ceased to continue in 2019.
With a little push from close friends, I was encouraged to enquire with Bournbrook and Selly Oak Social club regarding potentially bringing the Salsa parties back. Surprisingly, I was told the venue could be used as long as I was willing to take on board and tackle the issues which led to the Salsa parties ending in the first place. So after a long and very informative conversation, I agreed to take on the challenge.
Recently, I asked the Salsa community for its opinion via Facebook, regarding Salsa nights starting earlier without classes, which also finished earlier too with the focus just on dancing. The response I received was positive and great, so thank you all for your feedback. The questions were asked because Bournbrook and Selly Oak Social Club are willing to allow the parties to run but with certain conditions.
The parties will only run until 12.30am instead of 1am, I was told that we can start earlier though so thatís a plus.
Another major concern was people bringing their own drinks into the venue. This was the biggest concern which definitely was the main contributor to the parties coming to a halt. Due to this problem the venue has advised that all bags are checked on arrival and that no drinks are to be brought in from outside.
Some may be concerned with their bags being checked but unfortunately, this will have to be a necessity. Please donít assume that bag checking is that bad because we wonít ask you to empty your contents onto a table. Most, if not all clubs in London check bags for drinks now and usually all they do is feel the contents of the bag from the outside, if they feel an item which resembles a bottle you will be asked to take it out and show it.
Anyone caught inside with their own drinks will be asked to leave the premises.
£10, student £8 (with valid student card)
For those that are looking for a little extra tuition before the Smooth Salsa party, we run our weekly Saturday afternoon Salsa classes at the Doug Ellis Leisure centre between 1pm and 3pm.
On 21st December 2017, the West Midlands Salsa scene sadly lost a young man who managed to brighten everyoneís day whenever they were in his presence. Stefan Morgan is now dancing with the angels after battling health issues from the age of 14 when he was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease. This young man had a promising career in Football, playing with the Birmingham City Youth team until his health dictated otherwise, ending his dreams in football. Stefan, however, had other ideas and didít allow his health to dictate what he could and could not do. He danced, he sang, he practiced Kung Fu and lived life to its fullest, wearing his unique, cheeky smile!
He was a popular individual on the dance scene and after attending the funeral, hearing tributes from others, this young man definitely inspired many! It is because of these reasons why a few local promoters have been discussing ways in which we could show our appreciation to this young man and what he brought to our world.
At the event held on Saturday 24th March 2018, we managed to raise £3479.06, which was donated on 1st April to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kidney Patients' Association! I also created a just Giving Page which also raised an additional £306 bringing the total to £3806! This is an amazing result for us on the dance scene here in Birmingham and Smooth Salsa would like to thank everyone for their support throughout the event.