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Newsletter, 29 December 2016

Dear TLC Salsa dancers

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and everyone here at TLC wishes you a very happy, dance-full New Year!

After a 2 week break, we are fully charged and ready to rock THIS week with lots of dancing dates for your diary, so shake off all those extra Christmas pounds and kick start your new year with us!

With 2017, we have some BIG changes for you at TLC.  Here is the news in brief and in full further down: 

Price increases  &  monthly discounted subscriptions

I have resisted increasing prices at TLC for 7 years, but unfortunately due to rent and utility price increases last year, I have to pass these on to the cost of classes and party nights.  However, there are some fantastic savings to be made with our monthly subscription packages including a 
FREE Ball ticket if you subscribe for 12 consecutive months.

A brief list is here: 
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 Calientes)
ALL Salsa & Bachata  Weds & Thurs       £40 / month  (saving up to £3.80 / class or £4.30 on Bachata weeks plus                                                                     FREE Salsa Calientes & Bachata Socials)

Please see the website for more detailed information and NUS pricing 
or reply to this email and ask Tracie for details on your preferred discount scheme 

Thursday Salsa 
Returns 5 January 2017
@ TLC St Barnabas Hall, Lodge Road SO14 6QS

We have restructured again to provide  
5  Levels of Salsa 'on1'  
Level 5 will now be taught by Steve and we will be creating a new Level 4 which will be taught by Marcus, Gareth, Debbie and myself on rotation. Levels 1-3 will continue as usual.  For those who will miss the weekly 'on2' classes with Marcus, we will be adding special 'on2' workshops into the diary 
Times remain unchanged but please note the price increases:
8-9.30pm        Absolute Beginners, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4 & Level 5
9.30pm           Dancing until 11pm with DJ Steve

Entrance £8 (£5 NUS / IOW)  or £3 if dancing after 9.30pm (£2 NUS)

(but great savings available with our new monthly subscriptions as above)

Everyone welcome - 
Great vibe, great people and a great place to be!

Salsa Caliente Party Nights - 
restarting 6 January 2016
@ St Barnabas Church Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton SO14 6QS

This is a fantastic night full of fun, friends and 'the feel-good factor'! Format for the evening:

8.30     Level 4/5 Advanced Salsa class with Tracie and Gareth
            Level 3 Improvers Salsa class with Debbie
            Beginners Salsa class with Amy 
8pm     Advanced Kizomba with Steve in the back hall at 8pm.

9.30pm ✯ DJ Marcus & DJ Trevor will keep you dancing until 1am ✯  with all styles of Salsa and a flavour of Bachata and Cha Cha throughout the night (there is a dedicated room for Kiz lovers) until 1am with DJ Steve!

10pm            SHOWTIME with the AMAZING Dance group Fuego from Dance2Salsa!
1am              Close with biscuits!

TLC has a superb dance floor, THE best sound system, a really friendly vibe, and car parking in designated areas - Kwik Fit, Simply Bathrooms, Indigo Press - see website for details

Entrance £8* all night 
(£7 NUS & dancers from the Isle of Wight )
*Prices will increase on 3rd February to £10  (£7 NUS)
Free tea and coffee, with soft drinks on sale for £1

Future Monthly Salsa Caliente dates:

3 February,  17 March, 14 April (Good Friday), 12 May, 9 June, 
21 July, 18 August, 15 September, 13 October, 10 November,
15 December & Xmas Sci-Fi themed party

Wednesday Salsa has moved to 

City Life Church
286 Burgess Road, SO16 3BE

Restarting Wednesday 11th January

After a lot of searching I have now found a perfect new home for Salsa on Wednesdays.

The venue is through an impressive entrance, has a beautiful space with wonderful wooden dance floor.   It benefits from a fantastic sound system and street parking which is free after 6pm.

The format when we return will be

            Level 1 Beginners
            Level 2 Recent Beginners
            Level 3 Improvers          
            Olga's CUBAN class every week 
            Level 4 - Challenging Cross Body classes with SUPERB teachers Debbie & Marcus on rotation
9.30     DJs Debbie/ Marcus will keep you dancing until 11pm                        

Please note entrance prices are now £8 and £5 for NUS
(but great savings available with our new monthly subscriptions see above)

Don't forget to keep checking the website for any changes and also join our Facebook group for further updates

Bachata on fortnightly Thursdays @ TLC     Returning 12 January 2017

The Bachata revolution is continually growing and we return on Thursday 12 January 2017

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 the awesome Simon & Joanna

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)

Charity Salsa Party - Saturday 21 January
@ Pitchside Suite, Test Park Sports Ground, Lower Brownhill Road SO16 9BP (just off the M27)

An amazing party in aid of the Mayor of Southampton's Charity of the year and is hosted by TLC and the Wayne Howard Trust

8pm    Beginners Class for all non-salseros with Tracie 
8.45    Dancing starts with awesome DJ Trevor Pinto
10pm  SHOWTIME by South Coast Ladies PLUS  Alex & Valeria 
1am    Close

Tickets £10 on the door
Licensed bar with club prices, raffle and lots of parking


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

Tuesday 3, 10 +  Wednesday 4, 11 January         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
Once you are on the course, if you cannot make a Tuesday then you can join a Wednesday, or vice versa.  If you miss a whole week, you can attend twice the week after, it's very flexible.  
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 February and the initial £10 (£7 NUS) is deducted from the course fee of £72 (£48 NUS).

Kizomba  Classes

@ the TLC studio, St Barnabas Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton S014 6QS

Returning Monday 9 January 2017

Mondays - except Bank Holidays
8-10pm - a progressive class for Beginners at 8pm to Advanced at 9pm
10-10.45pm Practice dancing until 10.45pm

£6 on the door - or £5 NUS
Please register with Sarah-Jane in the front entrance on the right side of the car park, then go to the back door, on the left side of the car park for your class in the back hall.

Please note that the class is for all levels of dancers with an 8pm start.  The class becomes more challenging 2/3 of the way through for the more experienced dancers.  Then there is a freestyle 10-10.45pm.

Party night Fridays 8pm start for Intermediate Kizomba dancers only
This is at our Salsa Caliente club night - dates on website

8-9.30pm         Class for Intermediates with Steve
9.30-1am         Dancing for everyone

£8 on the door - or £5 NUS (6th Jan)
Prices will increase on 3rd February to £10 (£7 NUS)

The TLC Ball - Saturday 18 February 2017

If you have not been to the wonderful TLC Ball, you are in for a real treat! 

This is a fantastic unique event and we have 4 beautiful ballrooms in which to dance or mingle:

Sizzling Salsa with 2 awesome DJ's: Internationally renowned Julian the Duke from London & our very own DJ Grooves (mixing Cuban Salsa & Mambo with a Latin flavour of Bachata/CCC

Tantalising Argentine Tango dancing to the beautiful Tango Siempre Quartet  and top TLC Diva DJs Debbie & Claire until 1am (70% traditional / 30% neo)

Smooth Swing with the superb Andy Kale  & his Jive & Swing Jukebox until 1am

Hot Kizomba in the 'Courtyard' hall with master DJ Steve until 1.30am

8pm           Doors open 
9pm           Live Tango Siempre
10pm         SHOWTIME 
1am close  Tango & Swing
1.30 close   Salsa & Kizomba

All 4 ballrooms have SUPERB wall to wall dance floors
Excellent sound systems
The most friendly and social party vibe
Full licensed bar 
Dress to impress for this spectacular event
Large attended cloakroom available
FREE car parking behind the venue in both car parks after 6pm

Please note this event no longer sells out, as we have more capacity with 4 rooms open - so the event no longer sells out. You can purchase your tickets on the door, but they will be more expensive

Larissa will also bring her divine selection of DSI Shoes - so bring your credit cards!!

£20 until 16 December at classes only - the unpublished discounted price for TLC dancers
£22 until 31 December via Paypal only
£25 until 9 February
£30 thereafter and on the door

Students with ID £15 anytime and on the door (if NUS students are not able to pay for tickets at TLC Classes, please bring your ID with you on the night of the Ball and pay £15 cash on the door)

Strictly no refunds

All tickets available from any TLC classes or club nights or by Paypal - see website for online payments:

TLC & Alchemy Saturday Salsa Socials

Saturday 1 April 2017

@ TLC, St Barnabas Church Hall, Lodge Road, SO14 6QS

Dates for 2017 :
1 April,  24 June,   9 September,   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 guest teachers
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.

Don't forget to check out the NEW diary page where you can download all the TLC events to your computer/phone/tablet etc etc in one easy click! 

Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous New Year and hoping to see you back very soon

Kind Regards