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Salsa in Jersey

Posted on August 21, 2012

Salsa Danza will hold a weekender in Jersey from October 5 to 9. Weekender dancers will stay at the award-winning Westhill Country Hotel, just outside the islands’ main town, St Helier. It has five acres of gardens, two outdoor heated swimming pools and a hot tub spa. The weekender offers three nights of half board, workshops during the day and three salsa party nights.


This year’s lineup includes Lee Hunter, founder of Absolute Salsa, the Venezuelan teacher, DJ and UK salsa champion Henry Vina, tango specialists Adam and Gisele Parnell and Judith Medina, expert in Cuban salsa and rueda. Prices start from £185. You can also book a weekend pass, covering just the salsa events. For more information, see or call 01534 634 104.


Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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