by COD Newsroom
Dancing is a big part of the culture in Bermuda. And salsa dancing has made its way through the nightlife circuit, as well as events throughout the island. If you’re looking to feel the rhythm of the music, but have two left feet, you can still dance like a pro thanks to a few local organisations. Here are three ways to get involved in the salsa scene during your visit to Bermuda:
The salsa group is the go-to spot for dance classes, events, local and international musicians, zumba and more. You can really get a feel of the beat thanks to instructors like Jamelle Ming and company who offer private and group lessons in mambo, salsa and bachata.
With Bermuda Salsa, salsa is second nature. They offer a Sabor Dance School, a radio programme — every Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. — and weekly Latin events, as the group’s mission is to provide an almost holistic experience in Latin food, beverages, music and dance. Whether you’re looking for group or private classes, they have it on offer here. They up the ante with choreography lessons, Latin entertainment and then some.
Salsa Friends were the 1st and 2nd place winners of “Bermuda So You Think You Can Dance” 2013 and 2014, and have taught and performed locally and internationally. The group hosts Casual Wednesdays at The Docksider Pub & Restaurant. Every Wednesday night, seasoned and amateur dancers can get their salsa fix. Drop-in classes run from 7 until 9 p.m., followed by social dancing from 9:30 p.m. until midnight.