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Newsletter, 23 August 2017

Dear TLC Salsa dancers

Hold on to your hats!!   Here are the exciting new changes and additions I promised to announce:
Salsa on Wednesdays will be returning to TLC on Lodge Road as from Wednesday 6 September!
Following on from recent feedback we have decided to change our Wednesday Salsa venue.  After lots of searching  we have discovered there is no place quite like home!!
Our last night at  City life Church  will be THIS Wednesday 23 August  with a farewell party, (normal classes running as usual), cake and fun Rueda class for all at 9.30pm

Please note: Wednesday 30 August - Salsa is cancelled
And our re-launch to the TLC studio will be on 6 September where the format, times and awesome teachers etc will be exactly the same.   Please click here and say that you are attending the FB event and also share with your friends so they know where to go:
(TLC Tango will be moving into the back hall)

Salsa on Thursdays sees the return of Marcus's on2 class PLUS many other excellent classes for your enjoyment
Quite a few of the advanced dancers have requested the return of Marcus's 'on2' advanced classes so we have devised a completely new format to encompass this which will take effect from Thursday 28 September - the new schedule will be coming soon

NEW 6 week Beginners courses will also start on Thursday 28 September and Wednesday 18 October ! 

And if you didn't read the last newsletter, then you have another chance to sit with a cuppa and read all the news at TLC, starting TONIGHT with our Moulin Rouge themed Ballroom/Argentine Tango easy choreo for everyone:
Mon 21 August        8pm - Moulin Rouge themed Ballroom/Argentine Tango
Weds 23 August      8pm  Last Salsa classes at City Life Church venue
Thurs 24 August      7-8pm Bachata + 8pm Salsa classes as usual
SUN 27 August      11am-1pm - TLC's Al Fresco social in Guildhall Square
Mon 28 August       TLC closed for Bank Holiday
Wed 30 August        Salsa Cancelled
Thurs 31 August     8pm Salsa classes for all levels
Fri 1 September      8pm TLC Kizomba party night
Weds 6 Sept           8pm  Salsa relaunch at TLC (St Barnabas Hall)
If you are new to TLC, please checkout page where you can download ALL Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba classes & event dates to your computer/laptop/phone etc etc!
Plus there are huge discounts available on your weekly Salsa/Bachata classes by our new direct debit membership scheme (see below)

Finally - Dance Out Loud children's ballet/movement classes will return on 19 September with a new timetable - see below
Hugely discounted subscriptions

Monthly subscriptions are a much cheaper way to attend TLC - including a FREE Ball ticket if you subscribe for 12 consecutive months.

All subscriptions MUST start on the first of each month:
All Wednesdays         Salsa                      £25 / month  (saving £2 per class)
All Thursdays             Salsa                      £25 / month  (saving £2 per class)
All Thursdays             Salsa & Bachata     £30 / month (saving £2 or £2.40 per class on Bachata weeks)

ALL Salsa                   Weds & Thurs        £35 / month  (saving up to £3.80 / class plus FREE Salsa Caliente)

ALL Salsa & Bachata  Weds & Thurs       £40 / month  (saving up to £3.80 / class or £4.30 on Bachata weeks plus                                                                     FREE Salsa Caliente & Bachata Socials)

Please see the website for more detailed information

and then email me with your preferred discount scheme and I will send the relevant bank details for you to set this up from the first of every month.
TLC at the Moulin Rouge - Ballroom Tango choreo to Roxanne
Monday 21 August
@ St Barnabas Church Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton SO14 6QS

Imagine ....
His hand upon your hand ….. his eyes upon your face ….. a red dress upon your skin ….. drawing you into his embrace……

All this and more at TLC's Ballroom Monday Night!  It promises to be a fantastic night of drama & intrigue when Tracie & Claire teach you the simple but fun Ballroom Tango choreography to this amazing track from the iconic film Moulin Rouge

Wear anything red and/or black for this night of daring dance!

8pm             Ballroom /Argentine Tango basics for everyone
8.30-9.30     Ballroom /Argentine Tango dramatic choreography to Roxanne!
9.30-10pm   Social practice dancing & after party!
Entrance £8 (£5 NUS / IOW)

This is an open class to everyone - with a minimum of basic dance experience, in any form such as Salsa, Argentine Tango, Bachata, Kizomba, Jive etc.  It's more about the storey-telling choreography than knowledge of the dance!

No booking or partners required, as we all dance together. Just turn up, pay on the door and have a great night of fun.
Kizomba at the TLC studio
MONDAYS   -  Classes except Bank Holidays
St Barnabas Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton S014 6QS

8-10pm          - a progressive class for Beginners  to Advanced
10-10.45pm    - Practice dancing until 10.45pm
£6 on the door  or £5 NUS


Friday 1st September - Kizomba Party Night
With amazing guest teacher Rico  and  DJ  DGil !

See below for details


Friday 15 September - Intermediates Class only & party night for all
8pm start for Intermediate Kizomba dancers only
This is at our Salsa Caliente club night and Kizomba is in the back hall

8-9.30pm           Class for Intermediates with Steve
10.30-1am         Dancing for everyone with Kiz DJ Steve & Salsa in the main room
£10 on the door - or £5 NUS

 Changes to Wednesday Salsa

Wednesday 23 August - last one at City Life

Wednesday 30 August - Salsa cancelled

Weds 6 Sept onwards - moving to TLC!

THIS Wednesday is our final evening at the City Life Church - so there will be cakes and a massive Rueda for everyone there at 9.30pm

            Level 1 Beginners
            Level 2 Recent Beginners
            Level 3 Improvers         
            Level 4 - Challenging Cross Body classes with SUPERB teacher Marcus
9.30     One large and fun Rueda for everyone with Olga
9.40     DJ  Marcus will keep you dancing until 11pm  

Entrance £8 and £5 for NUS
(great savings available with our new monthly subscriptions)

Don't forget to join our Facebook group for updates

NB Wednesday 30 August - Salsa cancelled

& Weds 6 Sept onwards - RELAUNCH to TLC, St Barnabas Church Hall, Lodge Road, SO14 6QS
Same format and awesome teachers - please click on the FB event to say you are coming:

Bachata on fortnightly Thursdays @ TLC

24 August, 7, 21 September etc

7-8pm  -  3 Bachata classes
The Bachata revolution is continually growing in Southampton, and ALL 3 classes are PACKED on a fortnightly basis.  
7pm  THREE classes for Bachata :
              Level 1 for Beginners with Debbie
              Level 2 for Improvers with Gareth / Marcus
              Level 3 for experienced Bachateros with Joanna and guest teachers

8-9.30pm  ALL Salsa classes for Levels 1-5
9.30      Dancing with DJ Steve with a 50:50 mix of Bachata and Salsa

Bachata Class ONLY            £5   (£3.50 NUS)
Salsa classes ONLY             £8   (£5 NUS) 
DISCOUNT price for both Bachata & Salsa   £11  (£7 NUS)


TLC's summer social dance Al Fresco
Sunday 27 August 2017

@  Guildhall Square Southampton

Join us for a Summer social dance OUTSIDE!

11am  -  1pm  and it's FREE

This will be a dance for all ages, all styles with lots of smiles

Setting up in the main Guildhall Square itself (!) - Tracie will be Djing Salsa, Argentine Tango, Bachata, Ballroom and all things Latin (except Kizomba – sorry)
Bring outdoor dancing shoes as we are dancing on smooth concrete, take refreshments and some scooby snacks to keep you going.

It’s going to be a wonderful afternoon of dance to show Southampton how much fun we have!

Please invite your friends and family so they can watch and see what it's all about and why we are so addicted! They can also join in as there will be basic Beginners Salsa classes and 'line animations' interspersed throughout the duration of our dancing.

Performance skills and partners are not required – just the ability to dance and have fun with everyone there …. Just like a normal TLC night out!

Let’s make the sun shine!   Click on the FB event to say you are coming:
TLC Kizomba party night

Friday 1 September 2017
@ TLC, St Barnabas Church Hall, Lodge Road, SO14 6QS
TLC Kizomba is delighted to invite you to its party on Friday 1st September with the amazing guest teacher Rico!!

Doors will open at 8pm

There will be 3 simultaneous workshops: Advanced level with Rico, improvers with Steve and beginners with the TLC Kizomba team

8.30 - 9.30: Advanced workshop with Rico
8.30 - 9.30: Improvers workshop with Steve
8.30 - 9.30: absolute beginners with Anna

Party from 9.30 to 3am with Deejay DGil coming back from London to play the best kizomba music again!!!
£10 on the door including workshop and social party

St Barnabas Hall, Lodge Road SO14 6QS

There is free parking on the venue or in the opposite side of the road

TLC doesn't have a licensed bar, soft drinks will be available on the venue but feel free to bring your favourite drinks with you!!
TLC & Alchemy
Saturday Salsa Socials

Saturday 9 September 2017
@ TLC, St Barnabas Church Hall, Lodge Road, SO14 6QS

Dates for 2017 :
28 October (Halloween theme!)

This is a fantastic party night held jointly with the amazing Marchant & Davina from Alchemy Dance Company. Join us for a fun evening of dancing with an exceptionally friendly vibe.  We also have a beginners class, so why not bring your friends along to try salsa!

8-9.30pm    Intermediate/Advanced (Level 4/5) workshop with Marchant & Davina
8-9.30pm    Beginners class with Debbie Sherman
8-9.30pm    Improvers (Level2/3) workshop with Tracie
9.30pm        Social with DJ Davina  until 1am
9.30pm        Dedicated Kizomba room until 1am

Entrance £10 all night

ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS - this workshop is designed for people with no prior knowledge of Salsa (or very little) and we will give you a taster class to get you started, so you can join the party afterwards.

Fantastic venue with superb dance floor, THE  best sound system and most of all an exceptionally friendly vibe.

Parking available on site or in Kwik Fit, Simply Bathrooms  and Indigo Press.

Next Tango Tasters at TLC:
@ St. Barnabas Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton, SO14 6QS

Tuesday 5 & 12 September 2017         8-9.30pm and dancing until 11pm

Try this tantalising dance, where you share a moment in time and space - like no other social dance!   The technique you learn will translate to Salsa or any other dance you do and will help you progress enormously!  
You can join on any of the Taster nights above as we revise the basics on the first 2 classes before progressing onto the course
There is no need for partners as we all dance together in our respective classes - just like all classes at TLC
You can come on your own or invite your family & friends to join our vibrant Tango club on any of the above nights, pay £10 (£7 NUS) on the door and we'll do the rest for you!  If you want to continue (and we are sure you will), the 9 week course continues until the end of October and the initial £10 (£7 NUS) is deducted from the course fee of £72 (£48 NUS).
NEW monthly Rueda class on Wednesdays

Wednesday 27 September

We will be introducing a brand new Rueda class on Wednesdays with Olga.
The next one will be Wednesday 27 September continuing on the last Wednesday of every month.
You may have seen some of us dancing it on the dance floor at TLC, in a circle, usually with a lot of laughter taking place!
If you haven't seen it before then in a nutshell, Rueda is a circular Cuban Salsa dance where a leader calls moves in quick succession and everyone follows. It's exciting and sometimes chaotic, but above all it's so much fun.

The format will be the same as usual and will run concurrently with the other levels;:
8-9.30 pm - Rueda class with Olga for anyone with 10 weeks or more experience
8-9.30 pm - classes for all including absolute beginners with the TLC team.

DJ Debbie or Marcus will keep you dancing until 11pm with plenty of Cuban music thrown in to practice Rueda.

Southampton’s newest dance school will open its glittery doors in June 2017. Founded by dancer and medical doctor Haylee Solomons, Dance Out Loud is a boutique ballet studio specially for children aged 18 months to 7 years, and is "not your traditional ballet school", Miss Haylee explains.


“We have amazing dance adventures together. In our programs, we layer right back to the concepts of movement and what developmental milestones children should be reaching. From there, we add ballet-specific foundations and vocabulary such as ‘plie’ and ‘pirouette’, but also concepts of musicality, line, stagecraft and expression. Then comes the fun part! We wrap all of this in a fairy floss of storytelling to make the education feel so organic to children.”


Dance Out Loud will have classes at Tracie’s Latin Club on Monday and Tuesdays, and welcomes all children who love to create magic!


For more information and full timetable, visit or email


Canine Partners Stamp appeal
Collect stamps and help us raise money to fund a
puppy’s first year of training
Support Canine Partners by sending in your stamps. We accept all kinds of stamps on or off paper with no more than a 5mm border around each. Every stamp we receive will help towards training more puppies, transforming the lives of people with disabilities.
Please give your stamps to Tracie as she has a collection box on the front desk - or
Send stamps to
Canine Partners Stamp Appeal, PO BOX 638, Fareham, Hampshire, P014 9JJ
For more information
Call: 01730 716032

Looking forward to sharing a dance with you soon

Kind Regards

Tracie and the TLC Salsa team