Thomas & Anna Melendez are Top International Salsa Instructors in Cheltenham and Gloucestershire.

 

‘Music and dance can make a difference to our lives’ DJ Thomas Melendez

 We are regularl

y invited to perform and run workshops in schools, colleges and Youth Projects including Cheltenham Ladies College, Raleigh International London and Cheltenham University.

We have had a vast range of experience working with young people from a range of backgrounds and cultures.

Thomas Melendez from Venezuela is available to book for special events in schools, festivals and events linked to Citizenship, Latin American Culture, health and the arts.

We promote live cultural salsa events and appear in numerous festivals

TV Radio & Media

  • Three TV appearances including BBC's 'Strictly Dance Fever' also ITV News 2002 2003.
  • Central - Tropicana Salsa Finalists. 2002
  • BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Fat Nation, Asian Mela
  • 2003/2004 /2005/2006/2007/2008/2009/2010
  • Star FM Radio interview 2007
  • BBC Big Dance 2006
  • Numerous newspaper and magazine features
  • Malta International Dance Congress 2010
  • Midsummer at Montpellier 2010/2011

Previous Special Events

  • The Edgar Macias Latin Jazz Quintet – Cheltenham International Jazz Festival 2000
  • Orquesta Huracan – The Midlands Top 9 Piece Salsa Band 2000
  • Questa O D’ Gosta - Top Brazilian Band from London Cheltenham International Music Festival 2000
  • The Copa Bar in Cheltenham 1999/2000/2001/2002/2003/2007/2008
  • Flamenco performance – Cheltenham International Music Festival 2000
  • Candlelight Sax – Latin Sax soloist 2000
  • Coco Xpress – Top salsa & Merengue Band from London 2001
  • Herefordshire County Youth Cricket team Annual dinner – 2002/2003/2004
  • Guest DJ at Pontins 2003/2005
  • Live Band Alka Salsa Subscription Rooms Stroud 2004
  • Live Band Coco Xpress Guildhall Gloucester 2005
  • Guest DJ at Pontins 2005
  • Czech Republic Dance Camp 2005
  • Residencies at Bar Riga, Stroud and Blush Night Club Cheltenham
  • Residencies at A Pres Bar The Brewery
  • Suffolks Festival Cheltenham Performances - 2006
  • Number 8 pershore Live Band Coco Xpress 2006
  • Bristol University 2002/ 2006
  • London Exposition for ‘Latin Quarter’ Docklands 2005

 

Previous Wedding & Event Venues

  • Hatherop Castle
  • Queens Hotels UK
  • Thistle Hotels UK
  • Four Pillars Hotels UK
  • Chapel Spa Cheltenham
  • Hotel The la Bere
  • Mechu Nightclub Birmingham
  • Moat House UK
  • Sarajova Hotel UK
  • B & Q new Store opening party Gloucester
  • Oxford University Guest DJ
  • Guest DJ at Havana Club UK
  • Performances at David Lloyd Leisure Centres
  • Warners Hotel Special Interest Breaks
  • Que Pasa in Cheltenham UK
  • Balcarras School uk
  • Birmingham College of food
  • Grapevine Hotel UK
  • The Shutter Inn UK
  • Warren House UK
  • Dean close School UK
  • Cheltenham Park Hotel UK
  • Ranoush UK
  • The Chase Hotel UK
  • The Guildhall UK
  • The White House UK
  • Midele Stanley Farm UK
  • Panswick Golf Club UK
  • Trent College UK
  • Bellesley Manor Hotel UK
  • Hotel Washbourne Cour UK
  • The Priory inn UK
  • DDB Worrldwide Communications Group UK
  • London Hilton on Park Lane hotel
  • Paramount Oxford Hotel
  • Worcestershire Golf Club
  • The Unicorn Hotel Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Kandinsky Hotel Cheltenham

Guest International Dance teachers we have invited:

  • Henri Vina – 2001/2002/2004
  • Susana Montero - 2002
  • Super Mario – 2002/2003
  • Kerry Ribchester 2004, 2005
  • Wesley Prince 2005 2006
  • Lisa ‘Sasla Oxford’ 2005
  • Wilson Castro 2005/2006/2008
  • Janet & Rafael 2005
  • Robert Charlemagne 2003
  • Lee Wright - South East Professional Salsa Champion 2006
  • Moe flex - February 2007
  • Frank Santos and Natalie Baltao - September 2007
  • Angelique Sinclair and Lord Bachata - October 2007
  • Jayson Arruba - November 2007
  • Lee Hunter 2009
  • Miguel and Mayana 2009
  • Mauricio Reyes 2009
  • Mario Estrada 2010-2011
  • Miguel Monteiro 2010-2011
  • Femi Otokoya 2010

Festivals

  • Salsa del Sol performed in Cheltenham International Fringe Festival – 2010
  • Party in the Park – Imperial Gardens 2001/2002/ 2003/2008-2010
  • Hatherleigh Arts Festival 2002
  • Bristol Queen’s Jubilee Festival 2002
  • Cheltenham Lions Carnival – 2001/2002 (second prize)
  • Prema Arts Centre – workshops 2003
  • Forest of Dean Music Festivals – workshops 2003
  • International Day – Inlingua Cheltenham 2003
  • Cheltenham Jazz Festiva salsa party.2008-2009-2010
  • Cheltenham Fringe Festival – 2003 2004 2005
  • Literature Festival in Cheltenham 2004/2008-2009
  • Asian Mela Gloucester 2005/2006/2007/2008
  • Salsa del Sol Christmas Ball at the Prestigious Pump Room in Cheltenham- 2007
  • Leicester's Biggest Ever Celebration of Multicultural Festivities at The Platinum Suite Leicester-2008