In February, SIAS held a salsa night at the popular Bar Salsa in Charing Cross. Starting straight after work, guests took advantage of the happy hour and the extensive cocktail menu, creating a pleasant holiday ambiance.
A private dance lesson followed. Attendees were asked to partner up, and an even split of men and women gave those who had experienced a lonely Valentine's day the opportunity to meet someone new.
Initially, everyone was concentrating really hard with no one wanting to be the first to slip up. But these budding movers soon loosened up and managed to dance to the rhythm without stepping on each other's feet. I was very surprised at how well the group picked up the routine and it definitely proved that there is more to actuaries than meets the eye.
After the class, Bar Salsa provided a South American meal to offset all the calories we had shed on the dance floor. There was a nice range of quesadillas and burritos to dig into while giving everyone a chance to rest their weary legs.
Those who wanted to develop their skills further stayed on after dinner for some of the more advanced classes. I decided to avoid any embarrassment and watched the experts from the side. It was a great evening and I would like to thank Bar Salsa and the dance instructor for their hospitality.
I look forward to seeing you again at next year's dance event.