Hi! ¡Hola! We are Sandra and Francisco. We are a perfect example that dancing connects people. Yes, you are right: we met in a salsa class!
Sandra started dancing when she was a teenager. She
During that time she had many opportunities to perform on stage and participate in contests. That was the moment when she fell in love with Latin rhythms. However, Cuban salsa had to wait until Sandra discovered it. During studying at university she attended LA salsa classes but something was still missing.
In 2008 she decided she would give
However, after mastering the basics of
When she arrived
There was no way back! From that moment there were even more workshops and congresses. What she appreciates in Cuban salsa
She is trying to expand her knowledge and dancing abilities within many styles such as son, cha cha cha, rumba guaguancó, pilón, orishas and so forth and it is always a great joy for her.
Sandra believes that treating dancing as an element of culture and heritage helps her to be a better dancer. And the true depth, authenticity
Francisco’s salsa journey started after he went to Cuba in 2013. He visited various places on the island and discovered the diversity of the culture of the Pearl of Antilles. The fascination grew and in 2014 he decided to join salsa classes (that was a bull’s eye!) and this is when he met Sandra.
He enjoyed learning salsa and became a diligent student; with the vigilant eye of Sandra (now his girlfriend) he quickly learned the basics of salsa and later, putting a lot of effort into practicing and dancing socially as much as he could, became a reputable dancer (and a
What is more, he loved the community feel of the salsa scene in Edinburgh
In 2017 Sandra and Francisco went to Cuba together (which was Sandra’s biggest dream) and danced practically all the time – nothing compares to dancing in La Habana
What Francisco claims to be the most important in dancing is following the rule: “It’s a party – let yourself go!” and enjoying yourself on the dance floor no matter your level or even if your moves are not entirely perfect.
His spontaneity and smile are extremely contagious and make him a desirable dancer. You will see him dancing the night away at every possible Cuban fiesta, especially if the DJ plays some timba track
It was the passion to dance that brought us together. And we love to share this passion with other people: that is the reason why the idea for starting Baila Escocia was born.
Get ready to not only learn how to dance salsa but also make lots of friends and experience something beautiful and life-changing which only dancing can be.
We hope that you would like to go join the adventure of discovering Cuban culture which fascinates us so much and