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Get on your dancing shoes and get down to The Grounds
Do you love the sounds and flavours of Latin American culture? If your answer was a resounding yes, or sí - then the salsa night at The Grounds of Alexandria may be the event for you. The event has already been held twice before, selling out quickly on both occasions. If you want to get a ticket, you'll need to get in fast. Tickets are available online, you can find them through this link.
This exciting event involves a short dance demonstration followed by a live performance of Latin music by Carlos y Los Papis. You'll find plenty of brilliant salsa dancers on the floor, and the beautiful scenery of the garden in The Grounds is the perfect setting for a date night. Most people will have brought a partner along to dance with, but it's also a family friendly event - meaning that you can bring your kids and enjoy the fun environment, or just settle in and watch the professionals dance.
If you're more of a foodie than a dancer, the night is a great chance to try some South American inspired cuisine. Some of the things on the menu include beef or prawn empanadas, homemade arepas, tacos and quesadillas. There are also jugs of Sangria being made all night, but do note that the food stops being served at around 9pm, so you'll want to arrive on time. Though there is reduced seating for the night to make room for dancing, there are still plenty of places to sit and relax between songs or to enjoy your dinner and drink.
If you've been taking salsa classes and are looking for somewhere to show off your new skills, this is the perfect opportunity. If you are a complete beginner, then you can still come along and join in the fun - but be warned that the night doesn't involve a formal dance lesson, it's more of a relaxed demonstration followed by everyone dancing. If you're particularly rhythmic, you might be able to follow along by watching the professionals on the dance floor - or if you love Latin music but can't dance the salsa, nobody will judge you for improvising some of your own dance moves.