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Salsa Splash Cyprus

Nights: 7 nights

Dates: 07/05/2017 to 14/05/2017

Holiday Code: SAL1708

from 629 GBP

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Unique Features

Mambo City's Salsa Splash Cyprus is a non-stop dance explosion in the sun offering fantastic, high energy workshops and unforgettable parties at night with competitions, great music and dance shows, afternoon parties and more! Join Mambo City and team for classes in Salsa cross body, Cuban Salsa, Rueda, Cha Cha Cha, Bachata, and more. Your holiday, workshops and parties take place in the elegant four star Hotel Athena Beach located right on the beach and with a fantastic swimming pool area, gardens with terraces, fitness centre and spa and a choice of restaurants and bars.

Airport Coach Transfers: We include the transfer from and to Paphos airport. Please let us know your flight details if you want to be allocated on a transfer.

 

*PLEASE NOTE UPGRADE PRICES FOR ROOMS IS BASED PER PERSON. EXTRA NIGHT PRICES IS BASED PER ROOM*

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  • The 7 night Salsa Splash Cyprus event, choreographed by Robert White of Mambo City and his team of Salseros
  • Return shuttle transfer from Paphos Airport
  • 7 nights' half board accommodation at the 4 star Hotel Athena Beach / Paphos located on the beach and with a fantastic swimming area, gym, spa and a choice of restaurants and bars
  • Bilingual Club Dance Holidays Tour Host
  • Daily midweek classes with Mambo City and team  
  • evening entertainment
  • Special salsa course for beginners
  • Parties in the afternoon  
  • Time to relax and enjoy the beach, pool and local sights
  • Orientation pack on arrival & welcome drink

NB the price does not include a return flight but we're happy to arrange for you if you wish (£25 admin fee)

Airport Coach transfers

The transfer is included in the holiday price. If you would like to be allocated on a transfer please let us know your flight details.

 

Athena Beach**** (Half Board) (Included) 

Constantinou Bros Athena Beach Hotel is a four star, beachfront hotel in Kato Paphos within easy walking distance from the picturesque harbour, the archaeological sites, the shops and the nightlife. A bus stop is just outside the hotel and taxis are always available. Parking in the hotel car park is free for guests.

 

The resort is situated 15 km away from the Paphos International Airport and 140 km from Larnaca International Airport.

 

All the rooms feature spacious balconies offering beautiful views of the hotel’s tranquil gardens or of the Mediterranean sea, as well as luxury bathrooms featuring bath tub, rain shower and flexible hose shower, Simmons® Luxury Beds and floor to ceiling windows.

 

Room facilities include among others air conditioning and heating, flat screen LCD satellite TV (26 inch in land view rooms and 32 inch in all other rooms) and radio, fridge, mini bar, hairdryer, scales, make-up/shaving mirror, ironing facilities, safety deposit box as well as tea and coffee making facilities.

 

The leisure facilities of this hotel include 3 freshwater swimming and 2 paddling pools, a waterslide, indoor pool (heated during the periods 1st November - 31st March), indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis, floodlit tennis courts, a 24-rink indoor and outdoor Bowls Green facilities, mini golf and a children’s playground with Kids Club.

 

In the hotel’s Elixir Spa there is a heated pool, a sauna, a steam bath, a fully equipped gym and a hairdressing salon. You can also choose from a good choice of professional massages and facial and body therapies, aromatherapy and other treatments are also available.

 

 

 

Mambo City's Salsa Splash Cyprus is a non-stop dance explosion in the sun offering fantastic, high energy workshops and unforgettable parties at night with competitions, great music and dance shows, afternoon parties and more! Join Mambo City and team for classes in Salsa cross body, Cuban Salsa, Rueda, Cha Cha Cha, Bachata, and more. Your holiday, workshops and parties take place in the elegant four star Hotel Athena Beach located right on the beach and with a fantastic swimming pool area, gardens with terraces, fitness centre and spa and a choice of restaurants and bars.

Airport Coach Transfers: We include the transfer from and to Paphos airport. Please let us know your flight details if you want to be allocated on a transfer.

 

*PLEASE NOTE UPGRADE PRICES FOR ROOMS IS BASED PER PERSON. EXTRA NIGHT PRICES IS BASED PER ROOM*

Salsa Splash Cyprus has something for everyone. Not only is it THE Salsa in the Sun event of the year, it is the perfect opportunity for first-time Salseros and Salseras to experience salsa with Club Dance Holidays. Catering to all dance abilities, from complete beginners to advanced, Robert and Jean White of Mambo City bring their expert teaching and hosting to this event.

 

Sunday 
Arrival and transfer to the Hotel Athena Beach for dinner, welcome drink, followed by an Ice Breaker dance session and party-night.

Monday

After breakfast enjoy two hours of salsa classes followed by an afternoon Party.

Party night

Tuesday


After breakfast enjoy two hours of salsa classes followed by an afternoon Party.

Party night

Wednesday

Morning salsa classes followed by time to enjoy the splendid hotel facilities , stroll on the beach or take and a dip in the sea.

Dinner at the hotel followed by an evening Salsa party.

Thursday 
After breakfast enjoy a two hour salsa classes with the team followed by time to enjoy the splendid hotel facilities

Afternoon Salsa Party with informal dancing in the sun.

Dinner at the hotel followed by Salsa Party 

Friday 


After breakfast enjoy a two hour salsa classes with the team followed by time to enjoy the splendid hotel facilities

Afternoon Salsa Party with informal dancing in the sun.

Dinner at the hotel followed by Salsa Party

Saturday


After breakfast enjoy a two hour salsa classes with the team followed by time to enjoy the splendid hotel facilities

Afternoon Salsa Party with informal dancing in the sun.

Dinner at the hotel followed by Salsa Party

Sunday
Transfer to to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay with extra nights in Paphos (please ask us for details). 

You'll enjoy classes each morning catered for all levels.

All workshops begin on day one where the teachers check out your salsa moves to decide which level you're at. Smaller groups are then formed (usually 2)  intermediate/advanced and beginner/improver to ensure everyone gets the most from the classes.

The workshops will be theme based  which can include:

Salsa - Cross Body Style
 A sample programme can include:
Improvers
Focus on connection with partner, Shines, Turn Patterns, Rhythm & Musicality

Intermediate
Better connection in partner work, more advance partner work

Advanced
Dynamics in motion, difficult sequences, variations

Shines
Footwork origination for swing, tap and jazz dance, now used in salsa dancing

Partner work / Turn patterns
 
Cross Body Style
There are 3 distinct style of Crossbody dancing, 1-LA, 2-New York On2, 3-New York On1

Los Angeles style
Basic step for LA-style
L.A. style is danced on 1, in a slot, with a measure of easiness and adaptability to it. It is strongly influenced by the Mambo, Swing, Argentine Tango and Latin Ballroom L.A. style places strong emphasis on sensuousness, theatricality, aerobics, and musicality. The lifts, stunts and aerial works of today's salsa shows are derived mostly from L.A. Style forms with origins in Latin Ballroom and Ballet lifts.
The two essential elements of this dance are the forward–backward basic as described above and the cross-body lead. In this pattern, the leader steps forward on 1, steps to the right on 2-3 while turning 90 degrees counter-clockwise (facing to the left), leaving the slot open. The follower then steps straight forward on 5-6 and turns on 7-8, while the leader makes another 90 degrees counter-clockwise and slightly forward, coming back into the slot. After these 8 counts, the leader and follower have exchanged their positions.

New York style On2
Like LA-style salsa, New York style is danced in a line. However, unlike LA style, it is danced on the second beat of the music ("on 2"), and the follower steps forward on the first measure of the music, not the leader. The etiquette of New York Style is strict about remaining in the "slot" and avoiding traveling dancing in a sandbox area with a lot of spins, turns and styling. There is greater emphasis on performing "shines" in which dancers separate themselves and dance solo with intricate footwork and styling for a time—suspected origins from Swing and New York Tap.
Though he did not create New York style salsa, Eddie Torres is credited with popularizing it, and for having the follower step forward on the second beat of the first measure.
There are two distinct developments of New York Salsa as a music and dance genre:
1. Primary original evolution from Mambo era when Cuban music was introduced to New York due to influx of migrating Cuban dissidents and Latin migrants during Pre/Post Cuban Revolution in the 1950s and 1960s. This era is known as the "Palladium Era". At this time, the music and dance was called "Mambo" or "Rhumba" -- connoting the general term without being specific.
2. Secondary evolution during the late 1970s, Latin migrants, particularly Puerto Ricans, contributed to the New York Salsa development during the "NuYorican" era of Hector Lavoe which greatly popularized salsa as a term and modern Latin music throughout the world. Salsa superstars were "discovered" during the era, such as Ray Baretto ("The Godfather") and Celia Cruz ("The Queen of Salsa"). There are also salsa artists that transcend both periods, notably the legendary Puerto Rican Tito Puente ("The Mambo King").
These two developments create a fusion of a new salsa music and dance genre, different than its Latin American and L.A. Style counterparts.
New York style salsa emphasizes harmony with the percussive instruments in salsa music, such as the congas, timbales, and clave, since many or all of those instruments often mark the second beat in the music

New York style On1
In the mid 1990's a group of dancers headed to New York to learn Crossbody dancing, MamboCity was one of these groups, the style there teach is an adaptation of New York On2 taught On1,

Cuban Style
Cuban style, also known as Casino, Casino traces its origin as a partner dance from Cuban Son dancing, and its rhythmic body motions from Afro-Cuban Rumba heritage. Son is considered an older version and ancestor to Salsa, it is danced in a circular motion, where the follower travels around their partner.
Son is danced on delay measure upbeat (contra-tiempo) following the 2-3 clave (Son Clave) whereas Casino is usually danced on the downbeat break of 1 or 3 (a-tiempo). Musically, the beats 1, 3, 5 and 7 are considered downbeats; whereas 2, 4, 6 and 8 are considered upbeats. Casino was popularized in the late 1950s as the Cuban Son received upbeat and quicker arrangements by musicians. Casino has a very independent development, free from external influences such as Puerto Rican and North American dances partly due to the effect of the Cuban Embargo

Rueda de Casino (Rueda, Casino Rueda, Salsa Rueda) is a particular type of round dancing of Salsa. It was developed in Havana, Cuba in the late 1950s and early 1960s by the group Guaracheros de Regla and one of its main choreographers and creators was Jorge Alfaro from San Miguel del Padrón, a soloist of a comparsa.
Pairs of dancers form a circle, with dance moves called out by one person, a caller (or "líder" or "cantante" in Spanish). Many moves have hand signs to complement the calls; these are useful in noisy venues, where spoken calls might not be easily heard. Many moves involve the swapping of partners.
The names of the moves are mostly in Spanish, some in English (or Spanglish; e.g., "un fly"). Some names are known in slightly different versions, easily recognizable by Spanish-speaking dancers, but may be confusing to the rest.

 

Robert and Jean White of Mambo City "Our first Salsa experience, was at a night club in Toronto Canada in 1992, where the Salsa night was hosted by Josie Neglia but it wasn’t until we returned to London that we decided to take lessons with the first generation of UK Instructors, Xihomara Granados, Nelson Batiste, Ramiro Zapata and Zina. We were first introduced to cross body style dancing by Pedro Gomez and have since gone on to work with and learn different styles from salsa luminaries including Eddie Torres, Nelson Flores (Descarga Latina), Thomas Guerrero (SantoRico), Frankie Martínez and more. Owing to these influences, we have experienced styles ranging from Columbian and Cuban Salsa, to the Cross Body styles "On 1" / "On 2" and Cha Cha Cha. It was in May 1999, on a visit to the first SalsaWeb Convention (which was hosted in Washington DC), that we became inspired to launch Mambo City. Our first class was attended by about 15 of our friends and steadily grew. The following month (November) we got involved in promoting a New York dance group who wanted to come to the UK, led by Luis Zegarra of Fuerza Latina and Ismael Otero of Caribean Soul. This happend by chance, due a promoter who was responsible for organising the event pulling out and this saw the beginning of our work as salsa promoters. We have since organised and promoted numerous events both in the UK and abroad and our salsa congresses attract up to 1000 people".

more teachers to be announced

Paphos offers a choice of restaurants offering locally caught fresh seafood as well as international cuisine.

In addition to your holiday we also offer you a variety of optional extras to make your holiday even richer and add some local colour.  You can buy your optional extras at the welcome meeting at the beginning of your holiday.  We will ask you to pay in cash and fill out a form. 

On Arrival: You'll receive a detailed itinerary and details of any optional extras

Tour Host: Our tour host Anja will be around to help you with any questions or problems. She will be present from the pickup at the airport until you go home, and is also actively participate in the social events. Her role is to facilitate as much as possible that you have an unforgettable holiday.

Overview of the Week and Welcome Drink: There'll be an Overview of the Week at the beginning of your trip where your tour host Anja will tell you about all details of your holiday. Here you can buy your optional extras and will also be invited to the Club Dance Holidays welcome drink.

Getting Around: You'll be responsible for making your own way to the dance classes and meeting points on the itinerary. We'll point out those times when it is sensible to take a taxi.

Free time: We encourage you to explore the local area and make use of the excellent hotel facilities. This can be done when you please around the activities and dance classes that we have organized for you. Your tour host will be on hand for any queries you may have about the local area.

 

Banks and Money: The easiest way to obtain euros is by using a credit card at the cashpoints. You can take out small amounts, as often as you like, at any time, without queuing. You will need to know your P.I.N. Bank opening hours are normally 9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. Banks will change cash, travellers cheques and will sell you currency on your credit card providing the lines are open. You will always need to show your passport at a bank.

Tipping It is usual to leave a 5 - 10% tip at a restaurant but entirely at your discretion.

 

Salsa Splash Cyprus offers you nightly entertainment in the company of some of the best names in the salsa world.  On some nights we will be joining the local Salsa crowd.

All workshops start on day one where the teachers check out your salsa moves to decide which level you're at. Smaller groups are then formed (usually 2) intermediate/advanced and beginner/improver to ensure you get the best from your classes.

Each of the workshops are theme based which can include:

Salsa - Cross Body Style
A sample programme can include:
Improvers
Focus on connection with partner, Shines, Turn Patterns, Rhythm & Musicality

Intermediate
Better connection in partner work, more advance partner work

Advanced
Dynamics in motion, difficult sequences, variations

Shines
Footwork origination for swing, tap and jazz dance, now used in salsa dancing

Partner work / Turn patterns
 

Flights: The standard price advertised does not include a return flight out to the event.  We suggest flying to Paphos airport.

Airport Coach Transfers: The transfer is included on the Holiday dates from and to Paphos airport. Please provide your flight details so we can organize the transfer for you.

Insurance, Visa and Passport Requirements: Insurance is a condition of booking. Visas may be required for non EU citizens. British nationals need a full passport to travel to Cyprus.

Travel Documents: You'll receive these 10 days prior to departure.

The average temperature in Paphos in May is 28 degrees Celsius.