Venue Information


(1) General

Venue : Waterside Hotel & Leisure Club, Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 5WZ

The event runs from 8.30pm, Friday 9th February 2018 , with a sizzling Party Night till 1.30am

Workshops start at 10.30am, Saturday 10th February 2018 through to close of the Evening Party at 3am.

Bonus Workshops start at 10.30am, Sunday 11th February 2018 followed by a Lunchtime Salsa Social Matinee with Live Cuban Music from CubaVida.

Event ends on Sunday 11th February 2018, at 1.30pm approx


£45 before 31st May 2017

£50 before 31st August 2017

£55 before 31st December 2017

£60 from 1st January 2018

(2) By Road

The Venue with expansive, private onsite car park and invaluable links to three of Manchester’s surrounding motorways, it is no surprise that many guests choose to travel to Waterside Hotel by car.

A stone’s throw away from Manchester’s outer ring road, the M60, which passes through all of Manchester’s metropolitan boroughs and with close links to the M6 and M5, guests and visitors from across the country will find it easy to reach The Waterside Hotel.

Travelling via the M60?

If you are travelling via the M60, at Junction 3, take the A34 exit to Cheadle/Wilmslow. Continue on the A34, until you take a right onto Wilmslow Road, take another right onto Morningside Drive and a left onto Broad Oak Lane where you will find Waterside Hotel on your right.

Travelling via the M6?

If you are travelling via the M6, turn off at Junction 20A and use the left lane to take the M56 exit to North Wales/Manchester. Continue on and follow the signs for Manchester Airport. At Junction 1, exit onto the A34 towards Didsbury. Once you reach the A34, turn right onto Wilmslow Road, take another right onto Morningside Drive and a left onto Broad Oak Lane where you will find Waterside Hotel on your right.

Travelling via the M5?

If you are travelling via the M5, stick to the right until you reach a turning for the M6 towards Stafford. At Junction 19, take the A556 exit to Manchester Airport. At Tabley Interchange, take the 3rd exit onto Chester Road/A556. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the M56 slip road to Manchester Airport. At Junction 1, exit onto the A34 towards Didsbury. Once you reach the A34, turn right onto Wilmslow Road, take another right onto Morningside Drive and a left onto Broad Oak Lane where you will find Waterside on your right.

Such great transport links mean our guests can find us with ease, so for those traveling to us from across the UK by car we are easy to find.


(3) By Rail

The East Didsbury train station is also a short distance away, providing services into the well-used Manchester Piccadilly, so rest assured that you will be able to navigate the UK with ease – even without a car – when you stay at Waterside.

The nearest mainline station to The Waterside is Manchester Piccadilly approximately 6 mile from the venue.

(4) By Air

With Manchester airport no more than 6 miles from Waterside, international guests will be able to comfortably catch their outbound flights and reach us without difficulty on arrival.

(5)  Accommodation

Rooms are available on a first come first served basis at the Waterside Hotel at £79 per night Bed & Breakfast with a minimum 2 night stay.

The Hotel is fully booked out for our event and we are confident that all rooms will sell out well in advance of the event date.

Twin Rooms    SOLD OUT

Family Rooms SOLD OUT

Standard Double  (1 or 2 persons) Limited availability at £79 per night Bed & Breakfast with a minimum 2 night stay.

King Double   (2 persons) Limited availability at £79 per night Bed & Breakfast with a minimum 2 night stay.

Enquiries for accommodation should in the first instance be made directly with

There is alternative Local Accommodation available 2 mins away at the Travel Lodge ( see accom page for full details )

(6) Workshops/Classes

All workshops/classes will take place in the Waterside Hotel buildings.

We will be using Dance Studios 1, along with the Waterside Suite and Riverside Suite . Individual room timetables will be posted outside each room.

The array of workshops/classes will cater for as many different tastes and needs as possible. There will be workshops/classes for advanced, intermediate, improver and beginner levels.  Cuban Salsa and other dances, for example Son, Reggaeton, Rumba, Orishas, Rueda, Bachata, Cha Cha Cha & Styling will be included. In addition, content will be varied to include partner work, ladies & mens styling and maybe specialties such as threesomes, dips and tricks. There may also be special workshops on rhythm and timing. The final Workshop schedule is compiled from the majority responses from completed questionnaires issued at the time of booking. We believe we cater for the needs of those that book, by completing the workshop questionnaire in this way.

These type of workshops are pitched slightly higher than at class level and the pace is quicker, as emphasis is on group teaching.  Therefore if you find you are struggling please drop down a level as we want you to enjoy and retain something from the day. As workshops are free-choice if overcrowded, students will be asked to join another workshop.

Interpretation of levels – please remember that whatever your level of Salsa doesn’t always apply to other dance styles e.g. Little or No experience of other styles means you go into the Intro or Beginner classes. For Rueda classes you must have knowledge of the calls for the level (see programme) otherwise go down a level or go into the Beginners class.

This event has attracted some of the UK’s top Salsa teachers, which enables you to learn from the best. This will prove to be a real treat at any level.

You may attend as many workshops/classes as you please ( see schedule ). Regarding the Workshops, you don't need a partner to attend as teachers are asked to rotate couples, just as you would find in a normal Salsa class.

There will be a 10 minute interval between each class. Please arrive early as classes will start and end on time.

(7)  Party & Shows

The Event will start on the Friday Night with a Party until 1.30 followed by the main Party Night the following day on Saturday night with 2 party rooms and will feature top UK DJ’s and include Shows / Animation. You’ll see established performers, showcasing their talent and passion for dance – a great way to get inspired!

So whether you’re looking for Cuban Salsa, Afro Cuban, Son, Reggaeton, Bachata , Kizomba or Cha Cha Party music then there’s something for you!

The Evening Party starts at 8.30pm but guests are welcome to come along from 7.30pm where the Waterside Bars will be open and used until the main room is ready. Please retain your wristband for entry.

We aim to provide quality show performances rather than quantity

Great music, relaxed atmosphere, fun animation & line-ups, along with your chance to dance with the instructors from the day will make for a great Salsa Night. Add to that amazing shows and your night is complete. We will party until 3am so come prepared to have a fantastic Northern Salsa –Mini Weekender fun time!!!!!

(8) Shopping

Manchester Trafford Shopping Centre's is easily accessible by car from the venue.

(9) Merchandising Stands

Details TBC

(10) Security

No admittance to Workshops or Parties will be allowed without the official event wristband. Please DO NOT remove your wristband. Even if the colour is not to your liking!! Not wearing a valid band may result in you having to pay for another one should it go missing.

(11) General Venue Information

Please note that valuables left unattended are at the owners risk, as the venue will be open to the general public during the day.

Refreshments will be available all day and sandwiches, jacket potatoes, salads, hot/cold/alcoholic drinks etc will be available from the Hotel’s Cafe Bar.

There are a number of shops, pubs, cafes, restaurants etc in Didsbury Village should you require them.

In the event of fire Centre Staff will evacuate – Meeting point is front car park.

(12) Feedback

After the event please give us your feedback in verbal or written form (email/facebook) as we appreciate your comments and it is important for future planning.

(13) Filming

Filming will take place during the day for promotional purposes by Chris & Andy-Salsa Feel The Heat. Please check with instructors before filming the class.

Emma & Andy ( are the official photographers for the day.

(14) Dance Styles

Rueda  de Casino – Salsa danced in a circle where a ‘caller’ shouts the moves. Focus is on positioning and timing.

Son -  Based on contra-tiempo rhythms, this is the precursor to Salsa.

Rumba – Afro-Cuban roots and is danced as an improvisation between couples (Yambu, Guaguanco) or men’s (Columbia)

Cha Cha Cha – popular triple step dance.

Bachata – Originating from Dominican Republic, has 4 beats with a sexy hip action. It is very sensual!!

Salsa 3Somes – 1 man leading 2 women!!! Great fun

Reggaeton – Very energetic & sexy. It is a mix of hip hop, reggae, bomba & plena beats. Involves lots of body movement and is great fun!

Styling/Body Isolation – essential upper & lower body movement and techniques that will improve & develop you as a dancer

Kizomba -  is becoming one of today’s most popular dances. It is a fusion of Angolan Semba, Argentinean Tango, French Zouk, Samba and Salsa. This diversity of influence adds to the unique flavor of Kizomba Dance with its extraordinary footwork, sensual body movement and African rhythm, where leading and being led finds a new dimension.

Salsa Suelta /Cuban Shines - focus on footwork that blends Salsa with Rumba, Son, Afro Cuban etc.

Not too sure? Ask at the Information Desk or try the ‘Intro 2’ or ‘All’ classes to get the flavour of the dance

(15) Car Parking

Car Parking is complimentary at the front / rear of the Venue.

Important Notice for all Guests attending the Salsa feel the heat Summer Salsa Weekender who are travelling by Car and wish to use the car park at the Waterside Hotel & Leisure Club.

Please ensure that you input your vehicle registration number into the terminals located in reception and around the venue to avoid any parking penalty fines. Salsa feel the heat will not be held responsible for anyone in receipt of a parking notice.  Car Parking is Free but is controlled by Parking Eye.

  1. (15)Performers/Instructors Cancellation

All advertised Performers/Instructors have been confirmed prior to publishing all promotional material and Salsa feel the heat cannot be held responsible in the event of cancellation by any of the advertised personnel. Changes may be made to the programme and line up of instructors at our discretion and/or in response to circumstances beyond our control.

  1. (16) Cancellation Penalties

Please note that Salsa feel the heat are unable to make a refund should you wish to cancel your booking, We recommend that you take up insurance to cover your own cancellation as without it, you may result in a loss of monies paid.  Please read our terms and conditions of booking.