UK salsa enthusiasts get back on the dancefloor
15 August 2021 | 10:19 am
Salsa dancing was among the first casualties of restrictions on close-contact indoor activities during the coronavirus pandemic -- and among the last in the UK to see bans lifted. Now enthusiasts of the paired-dance technique set to Latin beats of the same name have wasted no time shimmying back onto the dance floor.
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