Sue’s introduction to Salsa was at Lakeside back in January 2006. After cajoling her daughter into coming along, with trepidation and curiosity she ventured into the beginners group. By the end of just one hour she was hooked:
‘The music was irresistible and I found myself smiling a lot. I then proceeded to talk non-stop about it at home, practising my steps on the kitchen floor, grabbing anyone who was willing (or not so willing!) I would mentally go over the routines every week, remembering all the great dances I’d had, the songs playing over and over in my head. Thanks to the skill and professionalism of the tutors I quickly progressed through the levels and within 6 months found myself in the advanced class.
‘My journey has been exciting. I have benefited so much from the regular exercise and interaction with others who are just as enthusiastic. The atmosphere is fun, friendly, encouraging and all levels of dancers are equally accepted. I am still learning so much and it seems there is no end to what you can learn in latin dance. My advice: Try it and I defy you not to love it.’
Sue has been teaching beginners salsa since 2012.