“To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.” ~Hopi Indian Saying
SILVIA AND MASSIMO’S JOURNEY
15 Years of Salsa y Sol Dance & Yoga
How We Got Started
Silvia and Massimo: Our passion for Salsa brought us together in the first place and gave us the idea to start Salsa y Sol in Sep 2008.
We started with a Salsa Class in the lovely village of Preston Candover and very shortly afterwards were asked to hold a weekly Salsa Class at the Winchester Discovery Centre too.
In January 2010 we added West Coast Swing to our Dance Repertoire. We were smitten with its smoothness and scope for improvisation within a partner dance and the fact that it can be danced to almost any kind of music!
In Spring 2010 we discovered Zumba® and were instantly “hooked” with its easy to follow dance steps to infectious Latin American Rhythms! Our Zumba® Dance Classes are high-energy dance fitness classes and just a fabulous excuse for having a Party anytime you want to and in the process you stay fit, healthy and well toned too!
In April 2011 we qualified as Zumba Gold® Instructors and started our Zumba Gold® Dance Classes in September 2011.
Our Zumba Gold® Dance Classes offer you all the Party Fun of Zumba®! We tend to call it our “dancier” version of Zumba®, since due to the fact that they are lower impact, our Zumba Gold® Dance Classes provide a huge variety of Dances such as Tango, Flamenco, Mambo, Cha Cha, Belly Dancing, Salsa, Swing, Bollywood and many more. Nowhere else are you able to find such a huge variety of dances in one Dance Session!
Here come the kids!
Our Zumba® & Zumba Gold® Dance Classes are a huge success with all our grown-up Salsa y Sol Friends and such fun, that we wanted to make them available to kids as well! So in August 2011 Silvia trained in Vienna and we started our very first Zumba Kids® Dance Classes in September 2011.
Our dance classes were an instant hit with all the youngsters and continue to be so as we do our very best to keep them fresh and fun!
Sol Yoga, Living Yoga
Apart from Dancing, Silvia’s other passion is Yoga. Yoga has been part of Silvia’s life for over 40 years and with all our lovely Dance Classes Silvia felt the time had come to deepen her Yoga Experience and start sharing it with others.
Yoga provides a wonderful balance to all our Dancing. So after her Yoga Teacher Training at the wonderful Yoga Sanctuary our Sol Yoga Classes were born in Sep 2012. Our Sol Yoga Living Yoga Classes are suitable for absolutely everyone!
We love our Salsa, West Coast Swing and Zumba®, Zumba Gold®, Zumba Kids® and Sol Yoga Classes and look forward to them every single week!
Silvia: Dancing has always been my passion from an early age. I recall coming back from Kindergarten, flinging my lunchbox down and starting to dance & sing in my parents’s vast bedroom when I was 4! My dancing found its first public expression in Ballet Dancing at the age of 8 and then Jazz Dance in my teens. In 1980 I started Ballroom Dancing as pretty much every girl my age to get me ready for the Ball Season! I loved the variety of dances and aquired some extra dance medals in Ballroom Jive and Rock’n Roll! My true passion have always been the Latin Dances though, so after venturing into Modern Jive after my divorce, I started Salsa Dancing in 2006 in Winchester and loved every second of it! My true passion for all our wonderful dances blossomed from there!
Massimo: In 2001 I relocated to London, where I had the opportunity to learn Salsa with the help of excellent local and international teachers. I began to teach Salsa from March 2004 and found it to be another exciting and rewarding way to enjoy dancing! It opened up a whole new world of Dancing Fun for me!
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