Salsa Buena Cardiff brings its vibrant dance classes to Bute Park’s temporary outdoor courts


Due to Covid-19 Salsa Buena have currently suspended their normal dance classes in favour of dancing outdoors at Bute Park's temporary outdoor courts near Blackweir changing rooms.

Shahid, the Salsa Buena dance instructor, hired the courts as part of a local scheme to make use of outdoor areas that are not currently being used, providing a private space for group activities to continue in a safe environment.

The outdoor dancing classes have been a huge success, making it a welcome addition the growing number of activities operating in the outdoor courts.

The team at Bute Park are currently taking bookings for any groups who are experiencing difficulty practicing activities that may usually take place indoors.

Read more to find out how Salsa Buenahas personally benefited from the scheme.

Where you normally practice?

Shahid, Dance Instructor: "Our usual venues are pubs and clubs across Cardiff and Cowbridge and they are not available under current covid-19 security requirements."

What does it mean to be able to re-start your business in this way?

Shahid, Dance Instructor: "It means a lot not just to our business but to the people that love dancing and learning."

What have been the positives about re-starting and how do they find participating in your sessions at Blackweir?

Salsa Buena attendees: "It's been a great experience. Thank you. Good to get out and dance again and to do classes and see everyone."

If you are interested in hiring one of the outdoor courts or would like more information, including prices, visit theBute Parkinformation pages.