Salsa Unity

  • Salsa Unity

    Saturday 11th November 2017

    Doors Open: 14:00

    Advanced Ticket Price: £10

    Event Details:

    Salsa McQuire (Karen McQuire) and her team are proud to present yet another great Event with some of the UK’s Best Teachers and DJ’s.


    As you know for those who attended Yorkshire Salsa Congress you’ll know that we had a superb vibe at the pre-party night and the dancefloor was just awesome at Warehouse 23.


    We have special workshop in the afternoon with the very fabulous Melissa Rosado flying in from New York ( Eddie Torre’s dance partner), so ladies come along in the afternoon for this special ladies styling, technique and spinning class. ( extra charge, but includes entrance to main event). price £25.


    At teatime we also have a Sensual Bachata class with Daniel & Pebbles ( extra charge for this too), just £25, but includes entrance to our main event and evening class.







    If you would like to do both workshops please message me directly.




    One room comprising of the following music :

    Salsa Music 90% (including Mambo, cha cha, NYC Guaguanco and cuban.

    We will also have some Bachata especially for those that did the workshop so they can practice all their new moves learnt earlier in the day.


    Melissa Rosado II​


    Internationally acclaimed dancer Melissa Rosado, AKA “The Mambo Princess”, is one of the top international instructors and performers of NY Style Mambo “On 2.” She is an energetic and charismatic dancer who is known all around the world for her unique, sexy styling and body movement on and off the dance floor, powerful stage presence, and passionate love for teaching. In addition, her humble attitude and welcoming personality is what makes her popular amongst the mambo community today. She has an ability to effortlessly follow any lead and is known to be one of the best examples and instructors of the Eddie Torres technique.


    Melissa has shared stages with some of salsa’s greatest musical legends such as Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Tony Vega, Eddie Palmieri, Wynton Marsalis, El Gran Combo, Jose Alberto “EL Canario,” Gilberto Santa Rosa, Menique and many others. Furthermore, she has performed at prominent venues such as Madison Square Garden, Lincoln Center, Apollo Theater, and Manhattan Center. Some of her television appearances include a promotional commercial for Univision (Channel 41) with merengue celebrity Millie Quezada, as well as a video production of “Oye Como Va” with legendary salsa singer Celia Cruz. In 2006, as part of the Eddie Torres Dance Company, she was featured in the CW’s segment on Hispanic Heritage Celebration. In late 2011, Melissa acted as a consultant and was featured in the one of New York’s most prestigious newspapers “The New York Post” on its piece of how and where to mambo in NYC. Furthermore, she interviewed with WFUV’s Cityscape host George Bodarky regarding the New York Salsa On 2 style and its roots. Not only has Melissa shared her talent in many festivals and congresses only in the US, but also internationally in countries such as Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Russia, Portugal, France, Canada, Turkey, England, Korea, Japan, Austria, Germany, China, UK, Australia plus many more.



    The Bronx born native has trained in a variety of dance styles consisting of Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, African, Afro-Cuban, and Flamenco since the tender age of 5. It was not until the age of 9 that she discovered her passion for mambo when she began taking classes with Eddie and Maria Torres at the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club in the Bronx. After years of training under Eddie and Maria and being a part of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Senior Dance Company, she was later invited by Eddie and Maria to become one of the first members of the Eddie Torres Junior Company, which made its debut at Madison Square Garden in 1995. She continued to study and train in the Eddie Torres technique and later became part of the Eddie Torres Senior Dance Company and teaching staff, one of the top in the nation, while attaining her Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology at John Jay College in NYC. During this period, she had the amazing opportunity to work as Eddie Torres’ partner until 2006 and again in 2011. Shortly after leaving the Eddie Torres team, she partnered with Eddie Torres principal dancer Adolfo Indacochea for almost two years, performing and teaching as one of mambo’s international leading couples. Currently, she is an established and highly sought out solo artist who continues to make her mark on the salsa scene today.


    In 2013, she officially formed both a semi-pro ladies team titled “Inaru” (meaning spirit of women) as well as a children’s competition company titled “Petite Royale” which perform all over the tri-state area. Not only does she choreograph for her teams, she is one of the most sought out instructors, coaches and choreographers worldwide for many dance schools, teams, and couples. Many students from all over the world come to NY just to train with Melissa. In addition to teaching youth classes in the Bronx, she provides special event choreographies for weddings, Sweet 16’s, competitions, and more.



    Melissa’s extraordinary talent and genuine love for mambo is evident through her captivating stage presence, sensual style and sincere manner with people. It is for this reason that she is considered to be one of the most prestigious and sophisticated dancers of her generation.



    Dont forget for those advanced ON2 dancers we also have the workshop on the 12th, see seperate event page.



    Daniel & Pebbles ( sensual Bachata)


    Daniel first burst onto the Bachata scene with his team “Reyes del Ritmo” who are the current UK Bachata Masters Team Champions. He went on to represent the UK with Reyes del Ritmo in February 2014 against other Champions from around the world at the World Bachata Masters where they placed 8th in the World.


    Daniel’s passion for bachata has seen him become a popular teacher in his home city of London, with his classes exuding a relaxed atmosphere with a strong emphasis on having fun along the way. It has been said that he has a unique style which has been labelled as “ChongChata” amongst London Bachateros.




    Fresh on the Bachata scene, Pebbles took the London scene by storm when she partnered Daniel to win the first London heat of the Bachata Stars UK Competition.


    With a background in Hip Hop, and Commercial dance, she has drawn on her previous experiences to fuel her passion for Bachata. Always with a smile on her face she brings positive and cheeky energy to the classes.


    Together Daniel & Pebbles are skilled in all the Bachata styles, Moderna, Sensual and Dominican, adding their own flavour. They utilise this knowledge to interpret the music and use tools and concepts from each style to do so. They regularly teach Bachata and Salsa in London, and were recently placed 4th at the Bachata Stars UK Finals, and unofficially labelled the “People’s Champions”.


    Daniel & Pebbles were subsequently invited to represent the UK at the Bachata Stars International Competition in Salamanca, Spain 2014.


    They have taught and performed nationally and internationally including Lisbon – Portugal (Love 2 Dance Beach Festival), Hungary – Budapest (All Stars Festival), Prague,Czech Republic, Ulm – Germany, Munich – Germany, Majorca – Spain, Corfu – Greece and around the UK in Bristol, Milton Keynes, Canterbury, Dartford, Gravesend, Essex and Nottingham.


    My 2 FAB DJ’s for the evening are DJ Dennis Carter ( one of Cafe Mambos favorite DJ’s) and DJ Mani ( One of Smooth Salsa’s resident DJ’s).


    Dennis Carter (aka DJ Dennis) is a Birmingham based Salsa DJ and keen Salsa dancer who started collecting music long before he got into DJing. His interest in the Salsa scene started in 1998 with his first Salsa lessons in Birmingham’s Custard factory. Approaching 2 decades on the scene he is still a keen social dancer, but it is his enthusiasm for hearing and sharing fresh and good quality Latin music which has sustained his interest in the Salsa scene until the present day.


    He first started DJIng in Birmingham in the late 90’s, working with a number of the main promoters in the city. Into the 00’s Dennis worked for promoters in the wider Midlands (e.g. Derby, Nottingham). He was also no stranger to gigs further afield such as the early weekenders in Southport, Brean Sands, and on the East Coast of the UK.


    His tastes range from good quality romantic salsa to more hard core big band ‘salsa classica’(as long as it’s dance-able). The music continues to be a real source of inspiration and pleasure.


    Over the years Dennis feels very privileged to have DJ’d at a variety of venues in the North and South of the UK, but has strong links with the Midlands scene which boasts some of the UK’s leading Promoters, Performers, Teachers and DJ’s. Some of his personally memorable events have been his guest DJ slots at a variety of the top club nights in the area – Café Mambo; Smooth Salsa; Salsa Central and Assembly rooms to name just a few.


    Known for his understated and laid back attitude, he expresses himself through the music.


    One of the DJ’s rocking the room will be Mani Muchasalsaaaaaaaaaa.


    DJ Mani (a.k.a Mr. COOLIOO) is recognised as one of the best salsa DJ’s in the UK. Mani is resident DJ in most of the popular salsa events around the country, boasting 19 years of experience under his belt. It’s true to say that he is a talented all-rounder with a unique ability to blend the music for the crowd and also the ability to choose tracks that complement dancers, appeal to listeners and salsa music enthusiasts.


    A resident DJ and founder of PICANTE SALSA, Muchasalsa,CLUB CUBANA in Leamington, KUBANA SALSA FLAVA, resident DJ at the V.I.P salsa event in Tally Ho, Smooth Salsa Birmingham, Salsa Fever Weekenders in Jersey, Hot Salsa Party Derby, DJ at Salsafuntherapy Wellington, Salsa Central weekender,LatinXes weekenders, annual Southport Jazz Festival(Latin Jazz). The list goes on and on within the UK and abroad.


    When you meet DJ Mani you automatically sense his joy and passion for what he does whilst entertaining his audience. A DJ who always delivers the right mix of tracks to fire up any dance floor.



    Online Tickets:

    Tickets also available from:
    Hellraiser Records (Wakefield). Crash Records and Jumbo Records (Leeds)

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