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About The Latin Connection Dance Company

Welcome to the Latin Connection, a leading UK Salsa & latin dance company



Salsa Classes in Newcastle by Latin Connection

The Latin connection a leading latin dance company in Newcastle, the North & United Kingdom. We teach salsa dance in Newcastle, Durham, Teesside, Darlington guest teaching for promoters in different cities. Plus we teach nationally in major UK festivals and abroad.

Jimmy leads the Teaching arm of the company and was awarded 5 x regionally & nationally as UK Top regional Salsa Instructor. With many years of experience in teaching he has produced dancers, performers, teachers over the span of his career in UK and abroad .. Latin Connection dance team is the largest and most successful in the region and have been voted Top UK newcomer in UK Salsa Awards and performed all over the UK and abroad

The Latin connection also organises Teesside Latin Dance Festivals the first and largest of its kind in the region and one of the largest in United kingdom. Awarded Outstanding contribution to bussiness, Entertainement and community as Runner up - Best Music and Dance festival of the year in the UK Latin Awards 2013



Salsa Abu Dhabi Jimmy

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Jimmy SA founded the first Salsa club in Abu Dhabi and introduced Rueda to the city, was Abu Dhabi lead instructor, taught classes in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, organized various events bringing world famous artists to the region and collaborated with Desert beat in Dubai Salsa Cup for 4 years. He was awarded the National Award for promoting Salsa in Emirates in Dubai Salsa Cup 2005

In UK, Jimmy started the Latin Connection, was lead instructor for Newcastle University Salsa Society, plus choreographed their student team shows for 3 years. He organizes the popular Teesside Festivals and currently teaches and performs with the Latin Connection regionally, Nationally in UK major congresses and International congresses including Cyprus International festival, Malta World congress, Scotland, Salsa Kingdom, Carthago festivals, World Salsa Festival, Abu Dhabi International, EL Grande London, Blackpool Tower Ballroom, Dubai among a few.

Jimmy's passion and energy, strong technique, experience and easy explanation in classes have influenced and inspired generations of new dancers and his classes have always produced successful dancers, teachers and performers accross the region and in his classes

In 2011 Jimmy was awarded Top Regional UK instructor.  Latin Connection Salsa School has been awarded for outstanding achievement to community in UK Latin Awards 2013 (LUKAS)  as Runner up – Salsa School of the year

His aim is that people like and enjoy salsa and have loads of fun whatever their style or level.... Its not just about salsa he says, its the way we live life.. We love dancing and will do it every day if we can!

Catch him on the dance floor or in one of the parties around !!




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  • - National Award for promoting Salsa in Emirates – Dubai Salsa Cup - 2005

  1. - Award of Recognition for teaching, promoting Salsa -  Abu Dhabi - 2008

  2. - Top UK newcomer – Runner up  -  UK Salsa Awards 2009 - 2010

  3. - Top UK promoter Award – Salsa Kingdom Liverpool - 2011

  4. - Top Regional Instructor North & East – (Jimmy SA) - UK Salsa Awards 2010 - 2011

  5. - Runner Up UK Special Event (Teesside Festival) – UK Salsa Awards 2010 - 2011

      1. - UK Latin Awards 2013 LUKAS Awards - Outstanding contribution to Entertainment, business and community. Runner up in Salsa School of the year, Promotion Company of the year, best music and dance festival of the year.