Annie Giles - the "Angel" of salsa

Salsa Groove Marlborough was born from a passion for Latin Dance, particularly Salsa. It is the passion of Annie Giles the ‘Angel’ of Salsa who taught classes in Marlborough for over 20 years, and since then couple Gary and Karen Knofflock have taken over the teaching with classes in Blenheim. Like Annie, they wanted to create an awesome club for like-minded individuals who wanted to learn to dance, keep fit, have fun and make friends.

Salsa Groove continues to grow and thrive, it’s Blenheim classes have moved from Grovetown to the Harlequins Rugby Clubrooms, as it’s classes were “growing too big” and to be part of the wider community we wanted to be closer to town.  With beginner lessons reaching upwards of 20-30 people, it has grown into an awesome club full of wonderful people.  All ages welcome!  Our students range from late teens to the more mature age group.  We also teach Improvers and Intermediate classes as well.  We also hold dance parties once a month in Blenheim, providing a great social atmosphere with a variety of Latin music and dancing.  Our group participate in various community events, such as school galas, Relay for Life, Maritime Festival, Multicultural Festival, Ignite Marlborough etc.

Gary and Karen Knofflock

Whether you used to dance regularly and let it slide or whether you are a total newcomer who likes to learn salsa dancing and meet a community of new friends, Salsa Groove is the one for you.  Each class is a workout and a perfect way to learn social Latin dancing techniques, meet new people, get in shape, and just a great way to relax and have fun!  It’s okay if you are a beginner or never danced before.  No need to bring a partner.  Don’t forget to wear comfortable casual clothing and shoes.