A teacher at Eastbourne Salsa Club and his partner have appeared in the new box-office hit Cuban Fury alongside comedy favourite Nick Frost.
Lamar Moore and Nicola Bennett, both originally from Barbados, showcase their saucy salsa moves in the film after a successful audition in London last year.
The romantic comedy, which has been in cinemas since Valentine’s Day, follows the story of a former salsa prodigy who attempts a comeback years after his career was ruined in the hope of attracting his new boss.
The movie, which also stars Chris O’Dowd and Rashida Jones and promotes the tagline ‘real men dance’, has received mixed reviews, receiving three-and-a-half stars from the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).
Lamar and girlfriend Nicola, both 26, flaunt their moves in the club scene during the film, which was choreographed by Richard Marcel – a big name in the dance world having worked with BBC show Strictly Come Dancing and celebrities such as Madonna, Kylie Minogue and Tom Jones.
Lamar has been teaching at Eastbourne Salsa for around two years and was joined by around 30 members of the club at Cineworld in Eastbourne to celebrate the film’s release by dancing in the foyer.
Lamar’s usual dance partner Sarah Black, who was unable to make the audition for the film as she was getting married, said, “It was an ideal opportunity to show the audience what salsa is all about and I hope it inspires people to take it up. We had a fantastic evening and would like to thank Cineworld for letting us perform.”
Eastbourne Salsa meets every Tuesday evening at the Albany Lions Hotel from 7.30pm, with classes to suit every level.
It welcomes people with or without a dance partner and no prior booking is needed - just turn up on the night.
Six week beginner courses are held on Thursday evenings at Ratton School (Park Lane entrance) and the next course starts on February 27.
Call Sarah for further details on 07909 507063.