15.08.11 – Finns love to dance and they are great at making the most of the long summer evenings. The chemistry of these two traits was in full effect last Sunday night when Salsa Borealis, a friendly group of Helsinki salsa addicts, danced the night away at the Jailbird terrace at the Hotel Katajanokka. Salsa Borealis hosts the event every Sunday evening during the summer but this was the first time at the Jailbird. Usually they are held at the small amphitheater behind Ooppera, the Finnish National Opera building. Next Sundays, 21.08, dance will also be at the Jailbird.
The events are so much fun to attend, even if you don’t know how to dance salsa. If you’re brave, there are a number of experienced dancers who would be happy to teach you the basics. If you would rather be more conservative ;), it’s always fun to sit and watch others dance the night away. I’ve been going throughout the summer and I’m slowly moving from the conservative side to the braver side. I hit the dance floor a couple of times last night, you have to start somewhere, and I was lucky to dance with some very patient and supportive girls. I had a blast.
Checkout Salsa Borealis’ schedule and then checkout the fun.
- Bridge of Love – Rakkauden Silta (tbeidler.wordpress.com)
- Dancing in the Dark on Pihlajasaari (tbeidler.wordpress.com)
- Sunday, sweet Sunday – Helsinki, Finland (travelpod.com)