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Charity Fundraiser

For Kidney Research UK

Saturday 24th March 2018.

Dancing For Stefan!

On 21st December 2017, the West Midlands Salsa scene sadly lost a young man who managed to brighten everyone’s 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 did’t 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.

Money Raised

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 & Smooth Salsa would like to thank everyone for their support throughout the event.

Smooth Salsa Party Saturday 6th October 2018

Celebrating 10 Years of Smooth Salsa!

Next Smooth Salsa Party Saturday 6th October 2018

Come and join us on Saturday 6th October to celebrate 10 years of Smooth Salsa! Actually, I have been teaching over 20 years now but it was 10 years ago in 2008 that I decided to create my own independent identity whilst working with the likes of Latin Motion, One Love Salsa and Salsa Kings. I must admit, I can’t complain, I have enjoyed every moment of it, building Smooth Salsa, adding to the ever-growing Salsa map and l will continue to do so as long as I can.

Over those 10 years, in the early stages, there were a number of people who helped me get where I am today. So I would like to thank Maxine Stephens, Majeed Iqbal, Sheron McKnight, Fiona Williams, Patrick Wong, Trisha Hart and the cameraman, Mine Urze for your massive contribution and support! There are obviously many more that have contributed and still continue to support Smooth Salsa and I thank you all for that.

Smooth Salsa has been running monthly parties at Aston University since 2010 and I started teaching Aston Salsa Society in 2009, which is a very good achievement indeed. So I would also like to thank Aston University for the opportunity they gave me back in 2009 -2010!

So let’s celebrate, Saturday 6th October 2018, bringing back the old format of 2 rooms, Salsa and Kizomba!

In the Kizomba room Queen Norma is back with the Princess herself Annette, DJ Johnny Reggae, DJ Gerson!

In the Salsa Room we have the usual Smooth Salsa team, myself, Maxine, Sheron, Fiona, Patrick and new addition Amandine. DJ Potty, DJ Mani and more to be announced in the Salsa room!

Teachers On The Night

  • Michael Pottinger - Smooth Salsa
  • Maxine Stephens - Smooth Salsa
  • Sheron McKnight - Smooth Salsa
  • Amandine Hemery - Smooth Salsa
  • Patrick Wong - Smooth Salsa
  • Norma Facey
  • Annette Thompson
  • DJs On The Night

  • DJ Potty - Smooth Salsa - Salsa Dura
  • DJ Mani - Muchasalsa - Cuban & Salsa Dura
  • DJ Dennis - Salsa Dura
  • DJ Gerson - Kizomba
  • DJ Johnny Reggae - Kizomba
  • Class starts at 9.15pm

    2 Rooms of Music, Partying until 4am!

    Classes start at 9.15pm

    ADMISSION

    £10, student £8 (with valid student card)

    ADDRESS

    The Guild Hall, Aston University, Woodcock Street, Birmingham, B4 7ES

    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 & 3pm.

    Classes start at 9pm

    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 & 3pm.

    ADMISSION

    £10, student £8 (with valid student card)

    ADDRESS

    The Guild Hall, Aston University, Woodcock Street, Birmingham, B4 7ES

    Car park 5 is safe to use for those attending the Smooth Salsa party, there is a fee but Security have said that we can use it for the full duration of the party, which is 4am.

    There is still on street parking around the University but obviously this is limited whereas car park 5 holds 200 cars. Please refer to the map below to locate car park 5

    Hotels near Aston University, Woodcock Street, Birmingham, B4 7ES

    Hotels

    Conference Aston Hotel and Conference Centre
    The Aston Triangle
    Birmingham
    West Midlands B4 7ET
    United Kingdom
    +44 121 204 4300

    Campanile Hotel
    Chester St
    Aston
    Birmingham
    West Midlands
    B6 4BE
    United Kingdom
    +44 121 359 3330

    The Thistle
    Birmingham
    St Chad's Queensway
    Birmingham
    West Midlands
    B4 6HY
    United Kingdom
    +44 871 376 9005

    Premier Inn Birmingham Central (East)
    Richard Street
    Waterlinks
    Birmingham
    B7 4AA
    United Kingdom
    +44 870 238 3312
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    Smooth Salsa party every 3rd Saturday of the month at Studio 1

    New Smooth Salsa Monthly Party, Saturday 15th September 2018.

    Salsa Party at Studio 1, Walsall

    With DJ Potty!

    This venue is absolutely stunning boasting a large open plan dance floor with a fully licensed bar. Not only is the venue spectacular to look at, combine with my sound system the acoustics are great.

    Classes On The Night

    On the night we will provide 2 levels of Salsa classes, beginners & an Improver/Intermediate class starting at 9pm.

    DJs on the night in the Salsa room will be DJ Potty playing music until 2 am.

    Admission is £10, £8 with valid Student Card

    Address

    Studio 1 is located at 1 Town Hill, Walsall WS1 2AP

    Car Parking

    There are 3 car parks within a 1-minute walk of the venue which are free after 6.30pm too.

    The first & largest is a 30-second walk away located at the end of Upper Rushall Street.

    The second is about a minute walk on Alblewell Street & the third is on Tantarra Street opposite the second car park.

    There is also a fourth car park close by. If you turn left at the end of Town Hill onto Upper Rushall Street & then left again you will find another car park available.

    Google map showing location of Studio 1, Walsall.

    Hotel

    Click on the Google map below.

    Hotel.

    There are a number of hotels in the area but the best option is probably The Premiere Inn which is located on Wolverhampton Street, Walsall Town Center, postcode WS2 8LR. As of 7th November 2017, the room rate for “Flex” which is amendable or can be cancelled up to 1 pm on the day is £58.00 or “Saver”, which is Premier Inns’ lowest price but this has no amends or refunds & costs £45! These prices are without breakfast & if you would like breakfast it would be an additional £8.99.

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