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Caramelo Named in Top 20 UK Dance Schools by TripAdvisor

Caramelo Latin Dance School

 

Hello everyone! Today we got some exciting news - Caramelo Latin Dance got selected as one of the Top 20 UK Dance Schools by TripAdvisor! We are very grateful and definitely super excited to be in the "Best Of" list, so if you are in London, you know where to go :-) We absolutely love TripAdvisor and always use it when planning our travel and holidays, it is a super helpful resource with a ton of useful information about various locations all around the globe and amazing options for hotels and holiday lettings as well! 

 

It lovely to see more media covering dance, it's a fantastic way to stay active, be creative, meet like-minded people and have a lot of fun in the process. At Caramelo we strive to provide a high standard of teaching in a very warm and friendly environment. Our teaching team loves what they do and it really shows in their classes where they inspire and train both new students and old-time regulars every month. Social Latin dancing is a fabulous way to open your life to more creativity and fun! Whether you are a complete beginner or a more seasoned dancer looking for more intensive training and performance opportunities - we have courses for you!

 

 

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Antalya Mediterranean Latin Fest - Turkey - 19-23 May 2016

Now this is something to look forward to this spring! Once again Albert Torres & Co are putting on an amazing event in sunny Antalya. Right on the beach front, in a stunningly luxurious stunning Kremlin Palace Hotel, the world of sea, sun, beach, party & dance is at your feet! Complete with a great artist and DJ line-up this event has got dancers worldwide in a booking frenzy!

 

We are so happy to be back at this event! Caramelo Latin Dance student teams will be performing at the festival and Caramelo's Shaan will be teaching and DJ-ing.

 

Antalya Latin Fest 2016

 

  

 

For everyone wishing to attend, the organizers are offering an ALL-INCLUSIVE package, GET A €10 DISCOUNT WHEN USING OUR CODE: CARAMELO2016.

 

ALL-INCLUSIVE UNBELIEVABLE PACKAGE, INCLUDES...

- 3 NIGHTS in 5* HOTEL RESORT
- PASS FOR THE FESTIVAL
- FOOD ALL WEEKEND INCLUDED
- DRINKS/ALCOHOL ALL WEEKEND INCLUDED

All of this for as little as 340!!... if you book early, and wish to room share.

To profit from the 10 DISCOUNT simply enter our Caramelo DISCOUNT PROMO CODE "CARAMELO2016" in the booking process.

 

At the end of every month, ticket prices go up – so don't delay and BOOK EARLY!! 

FLIGHTS/BOOKING QUERIES - please contact Burak Urgen DJ Fox on Facebook for help.
Turkish Airlines and also Pegasus Airlines, for flights.

 

Mark the dates on your calendars and start getting ready!

 

We'll keep posting all the info in the comments, and here is what we already know:

 

- You can get 10 off by using promo code "CARAMELO2016" on your registrations, so use it well and don't forget about it!

 

- Party Animal Boat Trip - reserve your place early, it's "while it lasts" offer!

 

- Tons of great instructors & performers: http://www.antalyamedldf.org/artists.php

 

- Awesome Instructors & DJs... including Shaan!!!

 

- All-day pool parties, DJ, cocktail bar and swimming pool, indoor jacuzzi, and all that so close to sea you can just take a run and drop into it!

 

- Pool party!

 

- ANDDDD another pool party! :)

 

- And lots and lots of nice friendly people to dance with whole weekend long! :)

For even more info visit official website... http://www.antalyamedldf.org/
and official Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/AntalyaMedLDF

 

 

Join us at what will be ONE OF THE MOST FUN SALSA FESTIVALS IN THE WORLD! :D

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Amsterdam International Salsa Congress 30 Oct - 01 Nov 2015

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Coming up very soon! The next installment of the amazing Amsterdam International Salsa Congress, taking place from October 30th to November 1st 2015!! What a great way to spend the Halloween in the beautiful city of Amsterdam :-D

 

Take advantage of the Caramelo discount, EUR 10 off if you use the promo code "caramelo" and book here: http://www.salsacongress.nl

 

We can't wait for you to join us on this holiday trip, all five of Caramelo student teams, as well as our pro instructors will be performing at this amazing event representing UK, lets partyyyyyyy!!!

 

Check out this unbelievable line-up of artists and DJs, you are in for a treat! For more information about the event and to stay up to date visit www.salsacongress.nl/

 

SALSA ARTISTS
Eddie Torres (NY)
Frankie Martinez (NY)
Adolfo & Latin Soul Dancers (IT)
Adrian & Anita (ES)
Terry & Cecile (FR)
Leon Rose Project (FR)
Fadi Fussion (LU)
Bersy Cortez (ES)
Ronald & Vivienne (NL)
Deniz Seven & Ceren Bayhan (TU)
Gill & Shelley (UK)
Shaan y Su Caramelo (UK)
Fadi K (UK)
Mike & Amanda (LB)
Proyecto Bajari de Yamulee (UK)
Julio Rojas (IT)
Talal & Edyta (BE/PL)
Volkan Karaman (BE)
Erkin & Selin (TU)
Miler Rodriguez Maximo Rodriguez (ME)
Sami - M DC (IL)
Di Marzo Brothers (IT)
Jorge Suarez (NL)
Tim & Zunaira (NL)
Fuerza Dance (NL)
More to come...

 

BACHATA ARTISTS
Kaytee (IT)
Toni & Lara (ES)
Gatica & Keskya (NO/FR)
Gianni & Alecs (BE)
Bachata Passion (NL)
More to come...

 

Dj's
DJ Ryad
Willy (NL)
Shaan (UK)
Mauricio Reyes (UK)
Kamal Salsa Dura (NL)
Aime O (BE)
Roberto (DE)
Fadi K (UK)
DJ Erick thesaint (UK)
DJ Rosi (UK)
Walter Correia (NL)
More to come...

 

 

We hope you can join us, it will be absolutely EPIC!! See you all in Amsterdam!!!

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SONG OF THE WEEK - ÁMAME, EL GRAN COMBO

I get asked a lot by students and other instructors about good songs to use for practicing with, for teaching classes with and so on. Invariably, songs for classes come about from popular good songs, but alas they get used so much in classes that certain DJ's are reluctant to play them as they become over-played, for example, Chin Chon Chow, HK Mambo, La Llave. This is a shame, speaking as both a teacher and a DJ, I love these songs.

 

This week's selection is a great song to teach in classes with and a great song to DJ at parties, congresses and festivals. Penned by Palmer Hernandez and released by El Gran Combo in 1989, in the album by the same name which topped the US Billboard Tropical Albums Chart, it went on to become one of most cherished salsa romantica songs.

 

I give you... the mighty & legendary El Gran Combo with "ÁMAME"! :D

 

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SONG OF THE WEEK - BANG BANG, JOE CUBA SEXTET

This week, it's all about the Boogaloo! ;)

 

I've chosen one of the most famous, and most covered, of the Boogaloo genre. In 1967, the great Jimmy Sabater wrote what would become the biggest hit for the Joe Cuba Sextet, "Bang Bang"! A joyful and exuberant mix of funk, R&B and afro-cuban rhythms that helped launch the Latin Boogaloo craze from the mid 1960's. 

 

It has been performed to by some of the greatest Latin dancers in the world and played in clubs, parties and festivals all around the world since its release.

 

I give you... the Joe Cuba Sextet with "BANG BANG"! :D

 

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