15th April 1999




The hot new craze of Latin American salsa which is currently sweeping the country is coming to Lincoln next Saturday (24th April) to help raise money for a Colombian earthquake appeal.


Local people are invited to the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside for dance classes by the Salsa First dance company, a disco, salsa food and a late bar.


The ‘Eje Cafetero’ area of Colombia was devastated by an earthquake in January. Columbian postgraduate students at the Lincoln campus of the university have launched an appeal with the backing of the city council to raise £25,000 to rebuild a school destroyed in the disaster.


The students are organising a series of events to raise money for the ‘adopt a school’ campaign and the salsa evening will be followed by further salsa workshops around the city, a Colombia day in the summer and a live concert all raising money for the appeal.


Salsa First will instruct absolute beginners at the university event as well as the more experienced. The class, which begins at 8pm, will be followed by a disco that will go on until 1am with top British-based band Merengada.


Tickets priced £3 are available from the university on 01522 886141.


Dance workshops will be held on 10th May at St Swithin’s Community Centre and Bishop Grosseteste University College. For further information and tickets contact the Tourist Information Centre on 01522 560306.




Sam Hendley

Marketing (Media Relations)

Tel: 01522 886042

Fax: 01522 882088

e-mail: shendley@lincoln.ac.uk