Who are We?
Dr Salsa started Salsa in 1997 with Salsa Sabrosa in Glasgow. He formed his dance company, Salsa Dura, in 1999, running dozens of classes and club nights every week. Dr Salsa was also a resident teacher and DJ at the UKs biggest salsa weekends, Pontins, with over 2,000 Salseros!!
He moved to Birmingham in 2006 and worked for LatinMotion. In 2009 he moved to Leeds and now runs the Scottish Salsa Congress with Sagi Iluz (www.scottishsalsacongress.co.uk) every January in Edinburgh.
Dr Salsa teaches and DJs at many of the UK's Salsa Weekenders and Congresses (see Upcoming Gigs).
As an LA Salsa fan he is famous for his fast and flashy footwork and complex turn patterns. However, as he's also a DJ and plays congas, there is a very strong emphasis on musicality in his dancing.
Dr Salsa believes that the essence of dancing is Passion with Control!
Vicki Sammons - Vicki began her salsa life in 2005, learning to dance in Australia. She has taught all over the UK, as well as performing with her ladies dance troupe, Encantada. For the last 8 years, she has been a key member of the team behind the Los Angeles Salsa Congress, and has been fortunate to meet and learn from many of the modern-day legends of the salsa world – both dancers and musicians.
In the UK, she is part of the Scottish Salsa Congress team and runs her own Ladies Styling Workshops in the Yorkshire area. Vicki s a huge advocate of the importance of musicality in salsa. Her aim is always to pass on the techniques to help people increase their confidence, have fun and dance to their very best of their ability.