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 are held at the Harlequins Rugby Clubrooms in Lansdowne Park, to be part of the wider community and close 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, plus offer private lessons, and wedding dance lessons too.  Salsa Groove offer dancing as a team building for your next work due, social club or corporate function, birthday or special occasion - if you are looking for something different (includes demonstrations and fun dance lesson).    

We hold regular dance parties usually once a month in Blenheim providing a great social atmosphere with a variety of Latin music and dancing, ie. Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha Cha, Rueda de Casio, Zouk and Kizomba.   Our group participate in various community events, such as school galas, Relay for Life, Maritime Festival, Multicultural Festival, Ignite Marlborough, fundraising events, 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 as we rotate partners regularly during class. Singles, couples, everyone is welcome!  When you join Salsa Groove Marlborough_, you just don’t just join a dance class, you become part of our dance family!!!