Eyes up, shoulders back and whatever you do, please don’t stand on anyone’s toes! The words running through every wannabe dancers minds on Thursday night ‘Learn to Salsa Night’ at the Pier Bar.

With a Salted Caramel Espresso Martini under my belt and under the instruction of one of Cairns best salsa instructors Jose Martinez from Sabor Dance Company, I was able to make good use of my two left feet as Jose sang instructions across the writhing dance floor. Jose told me he thrives on the passion of dance and Latin culture ‘Salsa brings people together. It is all about the connection.’

I imagined what it must be like to be a tourist in our town, especially over the last few weeks. With the esplanade closed off, famous musicians performing LIVE, the Commonwealth Games on multiple big screens and salsa dance classes for free for ‘the people’ of Cairns. I love you Cairns!