Salsa-NI Founder – Chris Scullion

Northern Ireland’s AWARD WINNING Latin dance maestro Chris Scullion, (aka Mr Salsa), is N Ireland’s best-known Salsa instructor. In 1998 he founded Salsa-NI and has been dancing Salsa throughout Ireland making numerous appearances on BBC, UTV and RTE along the way. Awarded Northern Ireland’s Number 1 Salsa Instructor.

Salsa-NI specialises in dance classes, dance performances, DJ’ing and igniting weddings, corporate events, schools and private celebrations into pumping fiestas. With ‘fun’ being a major part of any Salsa-NI event Chris and his team of instructors have set-off countless parties and inspired literally thousands of people like you to dance salsa through our fun and exciting approach. Our enthusiasm and passion for teaching shines through and our classes are ‘famed’ for being friendly, energetic and above all… Fun!

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility is at the very heart of Salsa-NI. Over the last number of years the organisation has raised thousands of pounds for charitable causes. This money is donated to good causes in communities both in Northern Ireland and internationally. Salsa-NI has achieved this through volunteering, ‘salsathons’, and through support from Salersos at its two major annual Charity events, it’s Summer Salsa Ball and Christmas Salsa Ball.

Some of our UK financial beneficiaries include:

  • Air Ambulance of Northern Ireland (2024)
  • Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice (2022)
  • Welcome Organisation (2019)
  • The Childrens Cancer Unit (2019)
  • The Hope Foundation (2018)
  • Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice (2017)
  • Marie Curie Northern Ireland (2017)
  • SANDS – Stillbirth and Neonatal Death NI (2016)
  • Action Mental Health, Northern Ireland (2016)
  • Children’s Heartbeat Trust (2015)
  • Tiny Life, Northern Ireland (2014)
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Groundwork – changing places, changing lives
  • BBC Children in Need (2000)
  • Family Christmas Appeal, 2013 (The Salvation Army & St Vincent de Paul)
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society (2005-11)
  • Positive Futures – for people with a learning disability (2008)
  • Samaritans

Some of our international financial beneficiaries include:

  • Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Turkey/Syria Earthquake Appeal (2023)
  • Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Appeal (2022)
  • Work Vision – Indonesian Tsunami Appeal (2018)
  • Save the Children (2017)
  • Syrian Crisis Appeal – Concern (2015)
  • Red Cross Gaza Appeal (2014)
  • Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Philippines typhoon appeal (2014)
  • Trocaire (2013)
  • Maternity Worldwide (2012)
  • Wells for India (2012)
  • UNICEF East Africa Appeal (2011)

Our past Charities Support

Air Ambulance of NI

NI Childrens Hospice

The Hope Foundation

Save the Children

Marie Curie

Childrens Cancer Unit

DEC Earthquake Appeal

DEC Ukraine Appeal


Childrens Heartbeat Trust

Action Mental Health

Welcome Organisation

NI Childrens Hospice

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