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It may have been a cold rainy evening in Camden, but London yelpers know how to brighten the darkest of days. The hand-picked selection of London elites finest dancers (….?) descended on The Cuban for an evening of island fun and sexiness. The night was dedicated to Cuban deliciousness: Tasty tapas, mind blowing mojitos and sexy salsa. Oh and how we danced! 

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Myles, the super cool bartender whipped up some of London's finest cocktails. We sampled classic and contemporary concoctions that were mixed with aplomb. They go down easy when there so good don't they? As well as drinks, Elites got to sample and enjoy yummy Cuban inspired food. Linzi M put it perfectly "The food was gorgeous." We tried potato bravas, crunchy nachos, gigantic shrimp and huge platters of foodie delight.

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As the cocktails took effect and as our inhibitions fell away, Alastair, the Salsa Street Beat teacher supremo called us to the dance floor. It was time to salsa! With charisma and grace, Alastair led us in a packed 45 minutes of hot salsa fun. We twisted and turned, revelling in the moves we pulled off and sneaking a wry smile when we knew we looked sexy. Don't we always? It was fast, it was furious and as the temperature rose we might of unearthed a few salsa champions of the future. Fazan K after schooling up on a few Ricky Martin videos shook his bon bon to perfection. Jarkyn S for her first time was a natural, and Becky B, Alastair's first dance partner assistant did a tremendous job. Many of the Elites who had never salsa'd before shared Miguel G's sentiment. "I enjoyed the salsa lesson tremendously more than I thought I would!"

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I'm sure we'll see a couple of you on Strictly Come Dancing soon. Look out Brucie, here we come!

SYOY

The London Yelp CM Crew 

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