Ben is a qualified LA Salsa and Cuban Salsa dance teacher in Weston-Super-Mare. He achieved his Highly Commended professional qualifications after studying under Susana Montero from Latin Dance Academy (Strictly Come Dancing, So You Think You Can Dance and Choreographer for Cuban Fury) with the ISTD.
Teaching not only Salsa but many other styles of social dance, such as Bachata, Cha Cha, Merengue & Ballroom too, Ben believes anyone can learn to dance and the best way to do so is in a fun and friendly environment, his lessons always reflect this.
With 15 years of dance experience his training began at a young age studying tap, ballet and jazz, progressing onto Ballroom & Latin in later years. Receiving an FdA from Bath Spa University in Musical Theatre. Ben has performed professionally in the Uk and across Europe in singing, dancing & acting roles.
This fabulous bunch are who really make Salsa Vida what it is and why Mondays and Wednesdays are the best nights of the week. The people that support us, dance with us, make us laugh out loud and come along week after week come rain or shine.
..... the brains and the beauty
behind it all!
Ali is a social dancer and has been Ben's dance partner in class for 3 years. She loves nothing better than dancing with her Salsa friends, seeing our dance floor full of happy people and bossing Ben around.
Ali and Ben have shared the privilege of choreographing and teaching for Weston Hospicecare's fabulous Strictly Fun Dancing event since it began in 2018. At the glitzy Grand Finale 12 couples perform 2 routines to an audience of 350 in the beautiful ballroom at the Winter Gardens.
The event has raised over £20,000 each year so far and both are very proud to be a part of something so special. Plans are already underway for Strictly Fun Dancing 2020 .