The Alchemy Social is brought to you by Marchant & Davina Birch, directors of the UK's largest On2 salsa school. Often described as 'Dance Heaven' with the perfect floor, lighting, sound system, the best DJs on the salsa scene, and an exceptionally friendly vibe. This is a really popular event for discerning dancers who travel from all over the UK.
At this event we are celebrating 13 years of Alchemy. We started Alchemy Dance Company in 2005 along with founder members Steven Abbiw and Simone Mowen. Originally a performance company, it has grown to encompass Alchemy Dance Academy, MAD Salsa Bootcamps, Alchemy Performance Teams, The Alchemy Social. Its been quite a journey so far, and one we hope to continue on for many years to come. This celebration is not just about us, it is also about the many of you who have supported us and been part of the Alchemy journey in the last 13 years.
Making his Alchemy Social debut, we have guest DJ Jamil (London) & resident DJ Davina who will be supplying the hottest salsa - mambo, salsa dura, guaguanco, latin jazz and cha cha grooves in the main room.
ON2 SALSA CLASSES for all levels including Beginners with Marchant & Davina and the Alchemy team.
9.30pm - 2am
***2 ROOMS OF DANCING***
MAIN HALL - SALSA SOCIAL with guest DJ Jamil & DJ Davina.
ROOM 2 - Bachata & Kizomba
VENUE: Carnival Hall, Council Road Basingstoke RG21 3DH
Everyone loves our venue Carnival Hall with its huge wall to wall sprung wooden floor and free parking.
It is easily accessed from several major routes including M3, M4, A33, A303.
To give people travelling an idea of distance... London (M3) 45 minutes, Oxford (south) 50 minutes, Portsmouth 50 minutes, Reading 25 minutes, Southampton 35 minutes, Winchester 20 minutes.
ENTRY: £12 on the door. Alchemy DD members £10
PARKING: Free car park and on-road
BAR: There is no bar. We provide free water all night and limited soft drinks, ice & snacks. You are also welcome to bring your own drinks, however we respectfully request that alcohol is consumed sensibly.
DRESS CODE: Saturday Smart
HOTEL: There is a Premier Inn within a 3 minute walk of Carnival Hall. Prices from as little as £19 per person if booked early -http://www.premierinn.com/en/checkHotel/BASBAR/basingstoke-town-centre
10% of all proceeds are donated to Community Youth Dance Projects in the townships of Cape Town, South Africa.
15th September -Guest teacher - Nelson Flores (New York). DJ Tuli
3rd November - DJ Julian the Duke
15th December - DJ Cruz (Robert White from Mambo City)