Philosophy & teaching practice:
Neat Feet & Good Technique!
Dance for your partner not the room!
Quality Moving not Quantity Moves!
Telford salsa club is managed by Sylvie with much support from her friends! Sylvie has danced all her life but was introduced to salsa in 2000 & became hooked!! She has been teaching since 2003 & has trained extensively both as a lead & follower with some of the best teachers & performers on the salsa circuit; Susana Montero, Super Mario, Lee Hunter, Leon Rose, Patrick Mussendik, Marchant Birch, Angus Peters, Mauricio Reyes, Miguel & Mayan, Lee & Shelley, Gary & Jayne, Rohan Brown, plus other international teachers at various salsa congresses & others too numerous to mention! She never stops attending classes; believes you should never stop working on perfecting the fundamentals & underlying techniques in order to become the best you can be. She is very pleased to now be partnered by Mark Collins, one of her former students!!
Telford salsa club is well known & respected in Shropshire and wider salsa community. Sylvie is passionate about providing a quality dance experience for local dancers, regardless of skill level as not everyone has the time, money or ambition to travel to city clubs. This is reflected in the venues used, the high teaching standards & choice of activities on offer. She has a reputation for QUALITY teaching, for turning out smooth social dancers who are well skilled on the dance floor, stylish & most important whether a leader or follower, are safe! Sylvie is also very well known for organising special workshops with the best professional teachers to aid progression for her students and for hosting absolutely fabulous salsa parties so they can dance the night away! Sylvie has been called a trail blazer and has introduced her dancers to many new experiences over the years so her passion for dance is enjoyed by many & the salsa flag continues to fly high and proud in Telford!
SOME SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS!
Some very special events have taken place in Wellington (or near area) over the years; check out the ones listed below and/or the photos on social media! In addition to regular free sessions and displays for local community, Telford salsa also raises money for charity on a regular basis in particular for the BLF at the annual Black Tie Summer & Xmas Balls.
AUG 2009: Performed at first Telford Culturefest @ Town Centre
APRIL 2010: Started monthly Late & Latin Fridays @ Venus Suite Wellington
JULY 2010: First kizomba event in Shropshire; workshop & social with Miguel Monterio in Wellington
SEPT 2010: Special Tango Workshop & Social with White Rose Tango teachers @ Hadley Park Hotel
MAR 2011: Weekend event & workshops with Patrick Mussenjik; Dutch salsa champion
JULY 2011: Display & dancing in the Square for Wellington summer event: see the photo above!
APRIL 2012 : Danced for the Olympic Games 360 project: promotion video shown on the big screens
SEPT 2012: Launched salsa club for Harper Adams Student Campus
FEB 2014: Contacted by Studio to organise official salsa party for Shropshire to launch Cuban Fury film in Feb 2014; held @ Vox nightclub
SEPT 2014 to date: Resident dancers for annual Chilli Festival @ Market Drayton
JAN 2017: Launch of first kizomba club in Shropshire @ All Saints, Wellington
OCT 2017: Organised a day of Latin dance in Wellington for annual Arts Festival
Lots more interesting experiences too numerous to list here but check out photos on Facebook!
Also available for private classes, wedding dances, corporate events & displays with free classes if they are for organisations of benefit to local community.