Sai Lee, Salsa and UKA British Mambo Champion, choreographer and co-director of Salsa Connexion Dance Company, is a leading UK and International Salsa Instructor and Performer. He has been dancing Salsa for 11 years.
After winning a major UK Salsa Championship title with Deanne, he started teaching and performing Salsa. They have both made various BBC, Carlton, Channel 4 and Sky TV appearances, given interviews and Salsa dance demonstrations.
Deanne Chandler, also Salsa and UKA British Mambo Champion, choreographer and co- director of Salsa Connexion Dance Company, is a leading UK and International Salsa Instructor and Performer, as well as a ladies stylist and salsa footwork specialist. She has a background of over 20 years in dance.
She has trained with the Emsley School of Dance, the Imperial Society of Teachers of Latin Dance and the London Academy Dance and Drama school. She is also a qualified fitness instructor.
Friday class consists of 4 levels, aimed at beginners, improvers, intermediates right through to advanced level.
This fun, energetic class, taught by Sai, Deanne and the Salsaconnexion team, begins with warm-ups at the beginning and a warm down at the end.
The style taught is Cuban/Colombian for the basics plus partnering for levels 1-2, alongside cross body lead style (London/New York Style On1) freestyle footwork to begin with, followed by partner work, for improvers to advanced level.
Their style of salsa dancing is a combined fusion of jazz, Afro-Cuban, New York, Puerto Rican and Colombian flavours, as well as combining their own individual styles and dance influences.