My mother has been talking loads about Salsa lately. She’s been taking some classes and was wondering how things are with Salsa here in Cyprus. I myself am not a big fan of dancing. I did about three years of ball dancing back in elementary school. It was long ago, but I don’t miss it one bit.
Anyway, my mom persuaded me to visit one of the Salsa clubs in Limassol, just to see what’s going on there. I asked a few people and was surprised to find out that a couple of my friends are frequently visiting Los Amigos club. So, we agreed to go together on Friday night.
I was more than impressed.
The place was excellent – with all the dancing being outdoors, but on the inside of the building. It’s one of those old places in the downtown, where they have a huge hole in the roof in the middle of the room, with trees growing through. Everything is decorated in style but without too much of a show off. All makes a nice impression.
Non-stop Latin music was good, but the quality of sound setup was mediocre at best. Maybe it was just on this day, I don’t know.
But sound didn’t matter anymore when I saw people dancing. Los Amigos turned out to be one of those places, where people who know what they are doing come to practice. I literally couldn’t take my eyes off the stage for two hours. It’s been a long time since I saw something this beautiful.
Something tells me that I’ll be coming back. I don’t want to dance, or even learn how to dance, but I want to see more of that. Believe it or not, during those two hours that I spent there, I barely talked with anyone and had only one pint of beer. That’s how fullfilling the exprience was – I needed nor wanted nothing else.
By the way, if you are interested in Salsa or other Latin dancing, there is a lot of information at Latin Dance Cyprus website – places, events, people, etc.