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Hola mi gente Salsera
Wednesday 22nd October 2008

Fantastic nights again this & last week at all our venues (inc Royal Hotel in Sutton, Bar Risa, Jongleurs & St Mary's & John's). I've just updated my photos on the web to include our last SalsaBrava special night @ St Mary's & John's Club which once again proved to be a great event. Thank you all again for all your support, it's definitely what drives me on when I'm buried in work and fighting to put on so many top Salsa nights, classes & special events whilst also travelling around the country guest teaching & DJing. Before I forget, must say a massive thanks to Mauro & Eva too, who's show was simply beautiful (check the video clip here too with the latest PHOTOS). They'll be back again with a brand new show for our NYE SALSA BASH @ the Colliery Club. Our next Friday SalsaBrava Special @ St Mary's & John's Club is on Friday 31st October which is also our Halloween Party (dress to frighten)... whahhhhahaha. Classes from 9pm with Terry, Don, Michael & Gary Thomas, plus yours truly (Mauricio Reyes) on the decks! Remember to use the overflow car park right next to the St Mary's & St John's Club entrance which is actually the infant school playground. We're currently ploughing through an amazing line-up of guest teachers & performers building up to our massive NYE SALSA BASH at the end of 2008 @ the Colliery Club. This means we have something special going on every other week (at least) with top salsa names like MAMBATA dance co. (this Saturday), MOE FLEX dance co, SIMON & ANGELIQUE (Seraphim), SALSAESTRELLAS, FRANK SANTOS & NATALIE, MAMBOLEO, MARCHANT BIRCH & DAVINA and MAURO & EVA (back again), to name but a few.

In case you still haven't heard, this Friday 24th October we are at Jongleurs Club instead of St Mary's & John's (for one night ONLY!!!!!). This is due to a little mess up with the venue, but in true form, we have a arranged for an alternative night at Jongleurs Club instead. To make it even more special we will be running 2 rooms, one for our normal Salsa mix, and the other one for R&B, Old Skool Classics, Reggaeton plus Merengue & Bachata with DJs Michael Potty, CLIVE, Gary Thomas & dj H. We've also arranged to run 3 levels of salsa classes like before at 9pm, followed by the salsa party til 1am. ADMISSION ONLY £6 / £5 (members & NUS). Please enter via the Gas Street VIP entrance like before and come and join us for this one-off SALSA & LATIN night in the city!!! click here for full details . Please note that we will be back as normal at St Mary's & John's Club from Friday 31st October onwards which happens to be our Halloween Special... Whahhhhhhh

THIS SATURDAY Saturday 25th OCTOBER we are back at the COLLIERY CLUB for the The Midland's Salsa Special which continues to be one of the biggest & best Salsa events in the Midlands. The venue is bang in the middle between Birmingham & Coventry and well worth the journey too! It's a fantastic venue, plus we have one of the best Salsa Teams around, so if you still haven't been, you simply should come and enjoy. Come at 8pm and join our fun RUEDA classes with Gary & Jose, plus 9pm for the 4 levels of regular salsa classes and 10:30-2:30am for the Party with DANCE SHOW by MAMBATA dance company. YOU CAN ALSO RESERVE YOUR NYE TICKETS FOR JUST £10 AT THIS EVENT (price to increase at the end of this month). New 2009 dates now online too.

LatinMotion's 2008 NYE Salsa Bash is approaching fast and we've already sold nearly 100 tickets!! Thank you all for this support, it really helps to plan ahead. You can now buy your tickets directly from the Latin Motion team at all our events, or from the many other promoters around the UK who are ticket vendors (please see the list below and contact them directly if it's more convenient for you). We've also still got the on-line option using Paypal, which is very convenient too, with no need to join Paypal to use the facility (just need a debit / credit card). Unfortunately we cannot afford to keep the price at just £10 forever so prices will gradually increase to £15 on the door. In the current economic environment, we've tried our best to keep prices as low as possible this year, whilst still ensuring we are providing a top special night on New Years Eve which everybody has come to expect and love so much. It's the one night of the year you don't really want to cut corners with, and we feel the same. The good news is that we've got a much bigger venue which also makes it easier to cover costs by not having to limit numbers so much as in the past. This also makes it less likely to sell out, but if possible please still buy your tickets in advance as this does make it much easier for us to plan ahead. We've also had a lot of requests for Hotel suggestions, and I know lots of people have already began booking nearby hotels to make it even more special. We've now updated our NYE page on our website so please visit for full details including a few hotel suggestions.

Special Events coming up!
(well worth travelling to the Midlands for) :

  • Saturday 25th October > MIDLAND's SALSA SPECIAL @ The Colliery Club (Coventry) with LatinMotion & Salsadelic Teams + MAMBATA dance company
  • Friday 31st October > SalsaBrava HALLOWEEN SPECIAL @ St Mary's & St John's Club (Birmingham, just off J6 M6) with Mauricio Reyes & LatinMotion Team plus FANCY DRESS COMPETITION (£100 to winning outfit) plus discounted admission for all efforts

    NOVEMBER 2008
  • Friday 14th November > SalsaBrava BACHATA SPECIAL @ St Mary's & St John's Club (Birmingham, just off J6 M6) with Mauricio Reyes & LatinMotion Team plus guest teacher & Debut Bachata SHOW by MOE FLEX dance company
  • Friday 28th November > SalsaBrava BACHATA SPECIAL @ St Mary's & St John's Club (Birmingham, just off J6 M6) with Mauricio Reyes & LatinMotion Team plus SHOW by SIMON & ANGELIQUE (Seraphim)
  • Saturday 29th November > MIDLAND's SALSA SPECIAL (with FUNDA & SALSAESTRELLAS) @ The Colliery Club (Coventry) with LatinMotion & Salsadelic Teams + Funda & SalsaEstrellas Team (Milton Keynes), Bachata SHOW + Team SHOW + special bachata class & reggaeton line-ups

    DECEMBER 2008
  • Friday 12th December > SalsaBrava XMAS SPECIAL @ St Mary's & St John's Club (Birmingham, just off J6 M6) with Mauricio Reyes & LatinMotion Team plus guest teacher & DANCE SHOW by FRANK SANTOS & NATALIE
  • Friday 26th December > LatinMotion's Annual BOXING DAY Salsa Party @ Jongleurs HUGE comedy room (Birmingham) with Mauricio Reyes & LatinMotion Team plus NEW SHOWS by MAMBATA dance company (London) & MAMBOLEO (Birmingham)
  • Saturday 27th December > SalsaBrava END OF YEAR SPECIAL @ St Mary's & St John's Club (Birmingham, just off J6 M6) with Mauricio Reyes & LatinMotion Team plus guest teacher DANCE SHOW by MARCHANT BIRCH & DAVINA (Alchemy dance co.)
  • Wednesday 31st December > LatinMotion's Annual NYE SALSA BASH @ The Colliery Club (Coventry) with Mauricio Reyes & LatinMotion Team (inc Gary Thomas, DJ Diablo, Michael 'Potty', Jose Perez, etc...) + guests Mauro & Eva, Moe Flex dance company, Phil & Leah (SalsaNorthWest), Femi & Livvy (R&B Salsa), DJ Graham G (SalsaDelic), DJ Sabroso (SalsaConexion) plus many more. TOP SHOWS + TOP TEACHERS + TOP DJS + Salseros from all over the UK = TOP NIGHT every year (established 1995)

Mauricio Reyes
& the Latin Motion team

Regular Weekly Salsa classes & club nights
Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursday Fridays Saturdays
The Royal Hotel
Bar Risa B'ham Uni Jam House
Seb Coe Colliery Club
Jongleurs Club SS Mary & John

Latin Motion & Salsadelic
join forces to bring you a BIG night of Salsa
for the Midlands

@ The Colliery Club
Coventry, CV7 8HY

Last Saturday of every month
Saturday 25th OCTOBER

7.30pm - 2.30am

with the LatinMotion Team
& Salsadelic Team

plus RUEDA Workshops 8pm



Special Workshops 8pm-9pm
Salsa classes (4 levels) 9.15pm - 10.30pm


massive 200msq Sprung Wooden Dance Floor
Late bar with cheap prices
Free on-site Car Park

click here for more details

Latin Motion presents 'del Camino' @ The JAM HOUSE

@ The Jam House, B'ham

featuring 'del Camino' LIVE SALSA BAND


click for more information


SalsaBrava HALLOWEEN Special


* fancy dress is OPTIONAL but lots of us do
dress-up every year and it's great fun (once a year)
plus £100 cash prize to be won by top fancy dress

9-10.30pm Salsa Dance Workshops (4 levels)
with Terry, Don, Michael 'Potty', Gary & Jayne
10.30-2am SALSABRAVA Party
with DJs Gary 'mamboleo' Thomas & Mauricio Reyes

@ St. Mary's & St. Johns Club
20 Gravelly Hill North, Erdington, Birmingham, B23 6BQ
tel : (0121) 373 3892, (see multimap)
(behind church & INFANT SCHOOL,
700metres off J6 M6 spaghetti junction
heading north towards Erdington on the A5127)

ADMISSION £7 / £6 Members/NUS
ONLY £5 for all in fancy dress

100s of Dancers & Great LatinMotion Atmosphere, Top UK Salsa DJs & Teachers (resident & guests), Ball-room type venue, Wooden Dance Floor, Air-conditioning, Reasonably priced bar, Licensed till 2am, 4 dance workshop levels, Free secure onsite car parking (use venue, church & adjoining school car parks), Central B'ham Location with easy access

click for more information

click here for more details

£10 early-bird Tickets
(limited period)
available on-line
You do NOT have to join Paypal to use this facility, all you need is a credit/debit/payment card. Just bring your Paypal confirmation email to act as your ticket on the door.

or from our Special Guests & Ticket Vendors below
Birmingham - all LatinMotion venues (LatinMotion.co.uk) 07973 402 911
Birmingham - Gary Thomas (Mamboleo.co.uk) 07790 111 530
Birmingham - Julie (SalsaCaribe, FCF) 07944 876 444
Birmingham - Michael 'Potty' (SmoothSalsa) 07838 178 123
Brighton - Dean & Jess (DeanAndJess.co.uk) 07980 269 783
Bristol - Ian (BristolSalsa.co.uk) 07946 577141
Cambridge - Sally (PureSalsa.co.uk) 07951 723774
Cardiff - Irene 07825 345 197
Coventry - Graham / Paul (Salsadelic.co.uk) 07732 948877
Coventry - Julian (SalsaWarwick.co.uk) 07816 121 010
Derby - Lee Hunter (AbsoluteSalsa.co.uk) 0800 9707859
Hertfordshire - Joy 07932 058 458
Leamington Spa - Hopeton (SalsaConexion) 07970 901 431
Leicester - Valery (SalsaNightFever) 07939 230 891
Tamworth - Kate Judge (www.salsaspeople.com) 0750 6557692
n - Mauro & Eva (MauroCasali.co.uk) 07808 475 972
London - Rowan (SalsaMoves.co.uk) 07712 186 698
London - Steve (SalsaJunkie@gmail.com) 07918 870 520
Newcastle - David (SalsaNewcastle.co.uk) 07906 355938
Nottingham - Cleon (CrossBodyLeads.com) 07886 937771
Oxford - Lisa & Mark (SalsaOxford.com) 07885 574 360
Preston - Phil & Karen (SalsaNorthWest.co.uk) 07775605175
Shrewsbury - JoJo 07812 121 192
Tamworth - Kate Judge (www.salsaspeople.com) 0750 6557692
Telford - Silvie (SalsaParaMi.com) 07929 862 462
UK wide
- Femi (R&B Salsa / Jinga shoes) 07875 135 028
UK wide - Teresa (SuziQuk.com) 0121 788 1111
York - Tony & Mary (SalsaYork.com) 01904 636726
more to be announced soon!

Mauricio Reyes Out & About Guest Spots Teaching or DJing
all the time > Latin Motion events in Birmingham www.latinmotion.co.uk
Sat 4 - Sat 11 Oct > Eagle Activities @ Majorca, Spain www.eagleactivities.co.uk
Sat 11 Oct > SalsaNight @ RLS Polo Club, Leamington Spa www.salsanight.co.uk
Fri 17th Oct > SalsaBrava Special @ St Mary's & St John's, B'ham www.latinmotion.co.uk
Sat 18th Oct > Clave Club @ Cowley Conservative Club, Oxford www.salsaoxford.com
Fri 24th Oct > Salsa at Mullingar @ Mullingar, Ireland
Sat 25th Oct > Salsa del Este @ The Burgess Hall, Cambridge www.puresalsa.co.uk
Tue 28th Oct > SalSeduce @ Beyond Bar, Newcastle www.salseduce.co.uk
Thu 30th Oct > LIVE Salsa Special @ The Jam House, B'ham www.thejamhouse.com
Fri 31st Oct > SalsaBrava Halloween Special @ St Mary's & St John's, B'ham latinmotion.co.uk
Sat 1st Nov > Mambocity @ Radisson Edwardian, London www.mambocity.co.uk
Tue 4th Nov > SalsaSabrosa @ Oceana, Bristol www.salsasabrosa.co.uk
Fri 7th Nov > Salsa-Amor @ The Black Swan, Newcastle www.salsanewcastle.co.uk
Sat 8th Nov > RedHotRed Salsa @ Spirella Building, Letchford www.redhotredsalsa.co.uk
Fri 14th Nov > SalsaBrava Special @ St Mary's & St John's, B'ham www.latinmotion.co.uk
Thu 20th Nov > LIVE Salsa Special @ The Jam House, B'ham www.thejamhouse.com
Fri 21 - Sun 23 Nov > GBSEx @ Manchester Town Hall, Manchester www.salsology.com
Tue 25th Nov > SalSeduce @ Beyond Bar, Newcastle www.salseduce.co.uk
Sat 29th Nov > MIDLAND SALSA SPECIAL @ Colliery Club, Coventry www.latinmotion.co.uk
Sat 6th Dec > Salsa Soc Classes @ Bath Uni, Bath www.salseros.biz
Fri 12th Dec > SalsaBrava Xmas Special @ St Mary's & St John's, B'ham latinmotion.co.uk
Sat 13th Dec > AbsoluteSalsa @ Rollerworld, Derby www.absolutesalsa.co.uk
Fri 19th Dec > Club Havana Xmas Party @ Club Havana, St Albans www.club-havana.co.uk
Sat 20th Dec > Salsa Xmas Party @ , Bournemouth www
Sun 21st Dec > RedHotRed Xmas Salsa @ Woughton Leisure Centre, Milton Keynes www
Fri 26th Dec > LatinMotion's Boxing Day Special @ Jongleurs, B'ham www.latinmotion.co.uk
Tue 30th Dec > SalSeduce @ Beyond Bar, Newcastle www.salseduce.co.uk
Wed 31st Dec >
LatinMotion's NYE SALSA BASH
@ Colliery Club, Coventry latinmotion.co.uk
Fri 9 - Sun 11 Jan 09 >12th Night Salsa Extravaganza @ York Uni, York www.salsayork.com

Hopefully see you there too!

recently voted/awarded Top Salsa DJ
UK International Salsa Congress 2007

for bookings please contact : mauricio@latinmotion.co.uk

Guest gigs & other courtesy info

Salsa Del Este
Saturday 25th Oct
The Burgess Hall, St Ives Cambridgeshire

After the success of its first year Salsa del Este returns as one of the regions biggest all day events with a host of local, national and international instructors and performers.

Instructors include Irene Miguel (Danzalifestyle) Emma & Mushi (Salsology) Moe Flex (Moe Flex Dance) Mauricio Reyes (Latin Motion) and the Pure Salsa Team plus performances from Irene Miguel, Danzalifestyle and Salsology Dance Co.

The day includes 5 hours of workshops + evening party and a specialized workshop dedicated to Beginners.

Venue The Burgess Hall adjoining the St Ives Leisure Centre is the premier events and entertainment venue in Cambridgeshire. It is fully air conditioned and has ample free car parking. The venue has been chosen for this years event because of its spacious comfortable setting, large semi – sprung dance floor, bar and facilities plus its close links to Cambridge.

Directions The Burgess Hall Westwood Road, St Ives Cambridgeshire PE27 6WU

Tickets on sale now. Visit the Website to buy online.
For more details contact Sally on 07951723774 or visit www.puresalsa.co.uk

The Great British Salsa Experience
From the producers of Brit Salsafest 2006 & 2007
21-23 November 2008
Salsology is proud to present this international 3 day salsa congress featuring over 80 hours of workshops, daytime social dancing, 3 nights of partying until the early hours, and showcases from the world’s most inspiring performers. Over 70 artists booked including giants of salsa, SANTO RICO, YAMULEE, AHTOY & DANIEL, THE COBO BROTHERS, PABLO & DIANA and many, many more. PLUS the not-to-be-missed warm-up Party on Thursday 20 November featuring the awesome HACHA Y MACHETE and including the UK premier of their new show, Cinturita. This is the first international dance festival to be held in Manchester’s spectacular Town Hall slap bang in the middle of the fashionable city centre and alongside the vibrant European Christmas markets. For dancers of all levels and styles, this event will be a truly memorable, fun-packed salsa experience – don’t miss it!!!
Tickets on sale now from £89
Pre-congress party £9
www.thegreatbritishsalsaexperience.com |info@thegreatbritishsalsaexperience.com |+ 44 (0)161 881 4604