Like Garfield the cat, the majority of us hate Monday’s, it’s the start of a long working week and the end of what was most likely an amazing weekend. That’s why at Arthouse Hotel we thought we’d spice up Monday by arranging some saucy Salsa classes Liverpool has been waiting for.
The Origins of Salsa Dancing
Hailing from Cuba both Salsa music and the moves came together over time from a mixture of traditional Hispanic and American dance styles, Salsa, however, wasn’t named as such until it reached North America in around 1910.
When looking far back enough the fundamental moves of Salsa dancing are a hybrid mix of Rhumba’s danced by early African slaves in America, the Danzon moves of the French Haiti immigrants and Son dances of Cuban nationals.
This super saucy Latin vibe was eventually picked up by visiting Americans in 1898 during the Cuban War when soldiers entered South America. After this American Jazz musicians would frequently visit Cuba and adapt this new exotic sound to their own musical style, playing it in trendy clubs all over New York and North America.
Soon the rest of the US was intoxicated by this new and super sensual sound and style of dancing. The term “Salsa” was applied in North America to describe this new wave of upbeat Latin music however it wasn’t until the 1970’s when Salsa truly found its fame in America.
An increase in Dominican and Puerto Rican workers into the US brought with them their own dancing style which became well known and liked in clubs and bars across the nation. The rising stars of Salsa music helped spread the Salsa phenomenon to the world and today Latin music influenced by the earliest mixes of Salsa beats still dominates the charts today.
Learn to Salsa like a Pro
Join us on Mondays at Arthouse and meet professional dance instructor Karen who has been passing on her dancing knowledge to eager beginners for over 15 years, guiding them to becoming confident Salsa dancers.
Karen is used to teaching large groups of all abilities and will give you the tools to take to the dancefloor with grace and ease when you next hear a Salsa track in the club.
Bring along some work friends for some corporate bonding fun, take it as a keep fit class with the girls or grab your partner and learn how to be the hottest couple on every dancefloor.
The lessons start at 19:30 pm for beginners and improvers running for one hour. Each Monday lesson included instructions for learning the tricky Salsa steps as well as an opportunity to have some fun.
From 20:30 pm – 22:00 pm the intermediate dancers can hone their dancing skills and strut their stuff and then the venue is transformed into a Salsa free for all where the professionals can show off their moves and the beginners can have some laughs.
So never mind if you haven’t taken a dance lesson in your life or if you fancy yourself a dab hand, these are the Salsa classes Liverpool dancers have been waiting for and now they are here at Arthouse Hotel.
After lesson drinks in Mulholland
After all that twirling and shaking on the dancefloor you’ll no doubt need refreshments.
Luckily Mulholland Bar is situated just a floor up from where your lesson is held and has some fabulous midweek food and drink offers you and the class can enjoy.
Choose from a selection of delicious cocktails or share a perfect pizza and if the night is still young there are plenty of bars around Seel Street where you and the Salsa gang can enjoy a round or two.
Make a night out of it and stay in Arthouse Hotel with the amazing Monday Madness offer including an overnight stay in a marvellous movie-themed hotel room and breakfast the following day for just £59 per couple.
Why not put some of those newly acquired Salsa dance moves to the test in any of the best nightclubs in Seel Street?
No need to book to attend just show up with your dancing shoes in one hand and a partner in the other and you are good to go.
Call 0151 236 0166 to book the offer or inquire any further about Salsa Monday’s email firstname.lastname@example.org.