More than just a West End watering-hole, Floradita is a cultural hub for a wide range of Latin American music genres and dance styles. Throughout summer, leading salsa choreographer, Richard Marcel, has been running classes that, every Tuesday night, utilise live music and tasty snacks. Packages that include salsa lessons, a Mojito and dinner are available until the end of October.
Marcel is resident choreographer on Strictly Come Dancing and is heavily involved in many TV shows, commercials and music videos. His film credits include Kick Ass 2 and Cuban Fury. Not only is Marcel a great dancer and choreographer, but he is also a knowledgable student of the historical themes behind Latin American music. During the classes, he exhibits a complete awareness and mastery of the interlocking rhythms that make up the Salsa, Mambo and Songo genres. The live Cuban band seem to respond to his every step, nuance and variation which really makes the sessions come to life.