For many years now, Manchester has been the cradle of many salsa dancers, identifying with their different styles and rhythms. This is something that now cannot be denied.
People in Manchester fell in love with this type of music, scrolling around the entire region and spreading to many others.
Salsa En Manchester (DJ-Vlad) in association with DJ Guzman and Reina Dance Shoes are proud to present from another Region this time us talking about Spain Juan Soto & Isabella Guzman Spain/Colombia. In our especial event ‘’Spanish Salsa Night’’ Also, especial Bachata class will be teach by Charlotte Lowe (UK)
Juan Gabriel Soto Castiblanco was born in 1985 in Manizales, Colombia, a country with a great salsa and dance tradition. He grew up in a culture and an environment where music, salsa and indigenous rhythms such as cumbia and vallenato, became part of his everyday life from an early age. Soon he was noticed for his natural dancing abilities, but it was after his arrival in Spain in 2001, at the age of 16, when he decided to train to become a professional dancer. Fascinated by the world of dance, he also discovered other Latin rhythms such as bachata, and started taking classes and training in contemporary dance, classical ballet, spinning techniques, soil and partner acrobatics, transforming himself into a versatile and skilled professional. He performed in musicals such as 'Dirty Dancing' , 'Grease ', ' The Force of Destiny ' by Mecano, and participated in numerous promotional tours of Caribbean drinks producers like Ron Barceló and Havana Club, both as a dancer and entertainer. In Madrid, he began to teach Latin rhythms in 2006 (Rueda de Casino, Salsa Cubana, Salsa Los Angeles, Chachachá and Bachata) and to work in the most famous nightlife dance events in Madrid, becoming a renowned teacher and entertainer. In 2009 and 2010, he won the Spanish Salsa Championship for two consecutive years, representing Spain at the Mayan Salsa Championship in Los Angeles. He has participated in videoclips of singers like Luis Miguel Del Amargue, Juan Magan and Victor Magan, and several key figures of the Electro -Latin music scene.He currently forms part of a group of male dancers, which includes the World Salsa Champion 2009 (Puerto Rico), Fernando Alonso, and Michel, a talented Cuban dancer. Always seeking new challenges, he has in recent years deepened his knowledge of fashionable new rhythms such as sensual bachata or kizomba. Dancing is life and he has been dedicating his passion and energy to it from an early age, having achieved a personal style that is characterized by its strength, flow and an elegance that he combines with speed and precision.
Charlotte Lowe mini bio: Charlotte started her dance career early in life, but it was whilst she was studying at university in Sheffield that she developed a passion for Ballroom and Latin American dance. She has performed, trained and competed in several European countries, as well as on national television, and has won a variety of awards. She started dancing salsa and bachata about 5 years ago, and has danced all around the UK. She likes to mix all different styles and loves to try new things.
DJ-Guzman mini bio: Originally from Callao, Peru in South America, Gary Garamendi has a history of teaching salsa and merengue in both Liverpool and Manchester. He is also an experienced Latin DJ and appears at salsa events and party nights around the North-West region.
After a spate of Latin DJing at the Saint Petersburg restaurants in both Liverpool and Manchester, Gary began the Latin Revolution! group in 2011, offering services as a Latin DJ, salsa performer and instructor. He has played at La Cubanita in Liverpool and is currently playing regular Latin nights at Bem Brasil Liverpool, where his unique style of DJing, incorporating Latin/Brazilian beats with more urban/electronic sounds, caught the eye of samba dancer Simone Reeves. He was later lucky enough to be contracted by the Brazilica International Samba Festival in both July 2011 and 2012 as a Latin DJ to play on their main stage and at their official Carnival Queen Competition in 2011 - a fantastic experience!
DJ-Vlad mini bio: Professional Latino DJ, Promoter & Musician from El Salvador, based in Manchester. He acquired a taste of Latin rhythms during his youth, having sponsored and promoted many local events in addition to being a guest at many other venues. He has combined his services with of others, creating unforgettable relationships and experiences. He is truly committed and loyal to his craft and he continues to support artists, promoters and dancers.
He was the resident DJ at Copacabana Club, a very well recognized venue by Salseros in Manchester and the whole UK, where he worked for 8 Years. He is the founder of various salsa groups such as, Salsa En Manchester, Latinos En Manchester, Dominicanos En Manchester, Peruanos En Manchester to mention some. He currently is the Salsa Manchester resident DJ at Walkabout, holding weekly Salsa Nights, every Friday and Saturdays. He is continuing working hard to keep Salsa alive, working in co-ordination with many local promoter and artists.
This Event will take place on the May 30th 2015
Venue: Walkabout (3rd Floor) 13 Quay Street
Manchester M3 3HN
Door opens at: 8 PM
Bachata Class Charlotte: 8:15PM-9:00PM
Salsa Master Class Juan Soto & Isabella: 9 PM-10 PM
Partyby DjVlad & Dj-Guzman: 10 PM-11:30 PM
Show by Juan Soto & Isabella: 11:30PM-11:35 PM
Partyby DjVlad & Dj-Guzman: 11:35 PM -02 PM
£10.00 includes 1 Bachata Class (Charlotte) +1 Salsa Master Class (With Juan Soto & Isabella) + Show & Party with 2 DJ’s. Barging price!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
£6.00 Includes Party & Show
Viva La Salsa! See you in the dance floor…