Latino Beat 6th Latin Festival Paradise UK


Live Salsa Band


Lisa & Mark – tbc

Lisa & Mark are professional International Salsa Dance instructors, performers and Choreogeraphers.

They have taught and performed at some of the finest salsa events in the world including:

New York, Brussels, Amsterdam, Norway, Prauge, Turkey, Boston, Luxemburg, Antwerp, Manchester, 5 star Raddison London, Bulgaria, Athens as well as many UK salsa events.

Lisa has been running salsaOxford since 1996. In 1999 she received a special award for “Services to Salsa in the UK” at the Salsa Personality Awards. In 2000 she achieved 3rd place in the professional category of the first salsa competition in the UK at the Bacardi Congress. She has performed with London-based groups in the UK and abroad and assisted some of the top teachers on the international scene at various events and congresses. Due to the success of her Oxford-based business she was able to concentrate full-time on salsa from 2002 after completing her D Phil at the University of Oxford. Since 2004 she has danced with her husband Mark.

In 2006 Lisa and Mark performed their first show at various UK venues including the Mambocity’s 5* Congress. Since then they have performed their show “El Todo Poderoso” (by Hector Lavoe) at many UK and international events. They recently began performing their NEW SHOW “Cuando Despiertes” and are due to teach and perform at many UK and international events in 2009 (see performance schedule for details). They have spent time training with top international dance company Hacha Y Machete who are a great inspiration to them. They also train the ConTambor student group, made up of students from their classes, which performed its debut in 2007 at The Clave Club in Oxford, and the salsaOxford Improver Student group which performed its debut there in 2008. Their aim as teachers is to educate their students to understand latin music and to express this on the dancefloor and they have found that dancing and teaching “on2″, or “on percussion” as they prefer to call it, has best helped them to do this. They run four nights of classes every week in the Oxford area as well as regular workshops and club nights at weekends.

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