2019 update!

Posted: October 20, 2019 in Uncategorized

It’s been a while since we updated with a blog entry, but don’t worry…Salsa in St. John’s is still going strong! There’s so many events and venues to choose from now, we’ve been relying on facebook pages to spread the word. If you don’t have facebook, don’t worry! This website has facebook live feeds to keep you all updated. You can find them on the side and bottom of this website: one is the feed for Bailamos St. John’s: https://www.facebook.com/BailamosStJohns/  and the other is for Salsa in St. John’s Latin Lounge Series: https://www.facebook.com/SalsaInStJohnsLatinLoungeSeries/  These pages regularly post information about Salsa and Latin dance events and classes in and around St. John’s NL. If you use facebook, please look up our pages and give them a like. You can also join our facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/SalsainSt.Johns/

Just to give you a quick overview, here are some current and upcoming events:

  • Spicy Sundays salsa socials 8pm followed by world club til close. 19+ Check out Spicy Sundays Facebook page link for more details, dates and location(s): https://m.facebook.com/spicysundays/
  • Also on Sundays, 7-9pm Jim Russell is hosting drop-in dance lessons in Pouch Cove at the All Saints Anglican Hall, 149 Town Circle. Just $5!
  • 7pm Mondays at the Legion in Pleasantville Jim Russell hosts drop-in Latin and ballroom lessons. Only $5!
  • Boca Tapas Bar has a Live Cuban musician every Friday and Saturday evening ~7-10:30pm, dancers are welcome! Facebook page link: https://m.facebook.com/bocastjohns/
  • Look for live music by Latin cover band Vuelo Directo, and Brazillian & jazz music by Ana & Eric, in various locations. Facebook page link: https://m.facebook.com/vuelodirecto.band/
  • Look for live Cuban traditional music by Isla Son Latin Ensemble! Facebook page link: https://m.facebook.com/islason1/
  • Look out for upcoming Salsa events at various venues including: The Rockhouse on George Street, Elixir Lounge on Water Street, Elements Coffee Bar & Lounge on Topsail Road, Remax Centre on Mayor Avenue, and of course Boca Tapas Bar downtown on Clift’s-Baird’s Cove!

These are just a few of the Latin events happening in and around St. John’s! Please keep looking at our live Facebook feeds for more updates. If you know of or are planning other Latin dance/music events you’d like to see promoted through our Salsa in St. John’s community, send an email to judy.salsa”AT”gmail.com

Happy dancing!

p.s. here’s a link for my most recent Spotify playlist, Fall 2019 Latin Playlist by Judy D:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/67SvAeE9KctvZHUhudpFCM?si=Ti9JyGKXRJyUAqhrqF9BeA

Enjoy!

Bailamos St. John’s owner Stacy Fowler is proud to announce a new partnership with Boca Tapas Bar as of Wednesday Jan 24, 2018…weekly Drop-in Beginner’s Bachata+ lessons! 8:30pm, $10 per person, no partner necessary. This one hour lesson will focus on Bachata basic steps each week, with occasional addition of another Latin style dance such as salsa, merengue or reggaeton. All dance participants will get 2 for 1 Tapas and $25 Sangria jugs!! The lesson will be followed by a few hours of Latin ​music so you can practice your new dance moves!

PLUS…every Friday and Saturday evening Cuban musician Hierrito “Onelvis” Fernandez will be playing live music at Boca! After ~10:30pm staff will even clear space for a dancefloor. Come join us 🙂

https://www.bocatapasbar.com

(Updated Aug 9/18)

for more info about lessons and events email: stacymfowler@gmail.com

for more info about Boca Tapas Bar and/or reservations call (709) 237-2622.
Address Clift’s-Baird’s Cove (off Water Street)
St. John’s, NL

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Salsa in St. John’s
A Decade of Dance – Fundraiser* in Support of The Huntington Societyimage

Venue: Bella Vista, 26 Torbay Road, St. John’s NL

Date: *POSTPONED* due to power outage/windstorm. New date to be announced soon

Time: Doors open at 8, dance til 3am
Dance Styles: Salsa and Latin (Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton, and Latin Club)

DJ: Jonathan Young…has many years of DJ’ing experience both independently and as the Bella Vista’s house DJ. He has provided DJ services for various Latin and International dance events.

Dress: we encourage guests to dress up in their springtime best…photo ops will be available!

MiniLesson: Basic salsa lesson with Stacy Fowler from ~ 8:30-9:00

Door prizes**: include a gift certificate from Harvey WagonLit Travel, NLC gift cards from Don Tucker General Contractor, Mary Kay gift card from Stacy Fowler, $25 Irving gas gift card from realtor Olga Pippy…and more to be announced via fb event as we gather sponsors and donors.

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/104354510082869/

Cost: $5 at the door gets you all of the above…just like the good old days!
19+ event

* Salsa in St. John’s is honoured to have profits from this event donated to Huntington Society of Canada. More information about Huntington Disease and this charitable organization can be found online at http://www.huntingtonsociety.ca/about/

** chances of winning a prize depend on number of attendees. Tickets will be drawn for starting at 11pm until ~1am during the event, winning ticket number holders must still be in attendance at time of draw in order to claim their prize. Prizes will be as described via fb event info, no substitutions.

It’s been way too long since I updated our little website, but salsa is still happening in St. John’s! As usual, the best way to get our updates is through our facebook group, or you can email me at judy.salsa “AT”gmail.com

RockHouse Salsa! SALSA PARTIES:

We’re working on booking our monthly RockHouse parties for Sept and Oct…will let you know ASAP!

SALSA SOCIALS:

Join Stacy Fowler at FarOut Fitness for their new bi-weekly Latin dance social starting Friday September 23, 8:30 – 10:30pm. Come out and practice your moves in a relaxed studio atmosphere and enjoy the rhythms of Salsa/Merengue/Bachata and more.  Location: 117 Ropewalk Lane

Join Corie Harnett Wednesdays 8:30-9:30 Oct 5-Nov 23 for an open practice of “on 2” Mambo and other styles of salsa dancing. $2 drop in fee, all are welcome! Location: Steffan Dance, 673 Topsail Rd

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SALSA LESSONS:

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Stacy Fowler, Salsa in St. John’s dance instructor

Stacy Fowler is very excited to be getting ready for the Fall dance session!!!!!! She will be joining FarOut Fitness to teach a Ladies Latin Fitness/Body movement class and we will be also hosting bi-weekly salsa socials. For registration details visit faroutfitness.ca or just click on Stacy’s picture!

jill dreaddy dance flyerAlso join Stacy at Jill Dreaddy Dance Co for Latin Dance Class.  This session she will be teaching in both the CBS and St John’s studios. Classes for complete beginner and experienced. For further details or to register visit http://jilldreaddydanceco.com/

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photo credit Stephanie Robinson

photo credit Stephanie Robinson

Corie Harnett will be returning to the dance floor again this fall! She’ll be teaching New York Style Salsa (“On 2”) for absolute beginners! No experience necessary, no partner required. PLUS there is an open practice session after this class–all are welcome,$2 drop-in fee for non students! See the flyer for details, or fb event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1259420367435573/

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mun bldc bannermunbldc dancersInstructor Jim Russell will be teaching beginner’s ballrooom dancing again. 10 weeks, on Thursday evenings (includes multi-dance types and a day of salsa!). You do NOT have to be a MUN student to join these classes! Please contact MUNBLDC on facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/6027805871/ or their website http://www.munbldc.com/ for more details.

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SPANISH LESSONS:

Santiago Olmos is again offering Spanish lessons this fall.

Buenas tardes,
Spanish lessons are being offered in an 8-week course in September and October.
Mondays (7:30 to 9:30 p.m.): grammar, verbs, vocabulary – for: beginners and those wishing to review
Wednesdays (7:30 to 9:30 p.m.): Spanish culture and conversation – for: “level 2” beginners and intermediate. Deadline to register for Beginners is Wed Aug 31st!!! Contact
Participants can choose to attend one or both evenings (minimum 4 participants per evening).
Registration is now open, and discounts are available for participants registering early.
Those interested can obtain more information from Santiago via e-mail: contacto.aprendaidiomas”AT”gmail.com

Lynette Lawlor is offering Spanish Lessons again this fall!

This is an intensive Spanish class for absolute beginners – no previous Spanish is required. Come learn in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Classes will run for 4 weeks from September 5th to September 26th, Monday evenings 6 to 7pm to in the downtown area. The focus of this 4 week program is to introduce new speakers to basic concepts of introductions, greetings, pronunciation, the alphabet, numbers and develop conversation and listening skills while incorporating basic grammar and vocabulary in a variety of topics.
–Registration is now open. Interested parties can message me or email me at gosouthtosalsa@gmail.com for prices and location.
fb event https://www.facebook.com/events/1602844343347736/

This is a continuation of our intensive Spanish for low-intermediate students. New students with some Spanish background are welcome. Classes will run for 4 weeks from September 5th to September 26th, Monday evenings 7:15 to 8:45pm in the downtown area. The focus of this 4 week program is to develop and improve conversation and listening skills while incorporating grammar and vocabulary in a variety of topics.
— Registration is now open. Interested parties can message me or email me at gosouthtosalsa@gmail.com for prices and location. fb event link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1734741176793628/

PRACTICE YOUR SPANISH!

Hablamos Español en St. John’s! is a self-running group…

Hello! Do you live in St. John’s? Do you like Latin cultures and particularly the Spanish language? Do you speak Spanish? Would you like to speak or practice your Spanish? Would you like to learn more about the language and the culture? Then, this group is for you! We are inviting anyone who have an interest in the language, Spanish fans, Hispanics and Latin people, students learning Spanish etc…for conversation and to enjoy ourselves!
We meet every Saturday at 5:30 pm at Coffee Matters, in front of the Sheraton, @ 1 Military Road.
For beginners, we will give you some recommendation and help you get up to speed with the language.
We are also a fun group and we can use this group to help organize lots of parties, such as Karaoke Nights, Movie Nights, BBQs, Beach parties and Camping just to name a few…Come and join us and meet some new people!! fb group link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/65543733891/

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LATIN DANCE TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY!:

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Whether you are a dance fanatic, a music lover or a travel nut, this vacation is for you. Mark your calendars for our next Cuban dance extravaganza, October 2-8, 2016 in Havana, Cuba! Come experience an authentic, amazing, unforgettable Cuban experience. We are currently taking reservations for our second dance tour and space is limited so don’t hesitate. Email Lynnette at gosouthtosalsa@gmail.com for details or send her a message via the fb event: https://www.facebook.com/Go-South-to-Salsa-784786948292337/

feb 6 2016 Rockhouse salsa flyer fundraiser

Put it in your calendar, and we’ll help you dance away the winter blues!

Featuring DJ Robinson…
DJ Robinson has been DJing for about 6 years. His main genre is salsa, bachata, reggaeton, and merengue. DJ Robinson always tries to please people’s requests but his most important goal is to help people have fun and have a great night!

PLUS come out early to catch a mini salsa lesson with Salsa in St. John’s premiere instructor Stacy Fowler!

RockHouse, 8 George St
Doors open 9:30
$10 cover
19+ event

More details…
We will be donating part of the door proceeds to the Association for New Canadians’ Private Sponsorship of Refugees Fund. If anyone would like to make extra donations, please let us know, we’ll be collecting throughout the evening. All funds donated go directly to supporting refugee sponsorship efforts in the province. <NOTE: we donated $350 to the ANC’s Private Sponsorship Fund! Thanks everyone for coming out, the night was a tremendous success.>

Can’t wait to see you all on the dance floor!
Judy D and the Salsa in St. John’s crew


Tango Your Way Through Valentine’s Day Weekend!

Argentine Tango Valentine's weekend 2016

AND CELEBRATE VALENTINES THE CUBAN WAY…


Valentine's at Black Sheep with Cuban Musician Hierrito Fernandez. 3:30-6:30pm. $10 at the door. https://www.facebook.com/events/674731966001695/

Valentine’s at Black Sheep with Cuban Musician Hierrito Fernandez. 3:30-6:30pm. $10 at the door.
https://www.facebook.com/events/674731966001695/

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March 2016

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It’s been a long time since I updated this website, but in between updates you can still find out what Latin dance events are happening in our city:

-> You can look to the left side of this page for live facebook feeds from our Salsa in St. John’s “Latin Lounge” Series page or the Bailamos ST JOHNS page  (no need to be a fb member).

-> You can join our Salsa in St. John’s facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SalsainSt.Johns/

-> You can email me with your Latin dance/event/lesson questions or to share information about your own Latin events: judy.salsa”AT”gmail.com

Thanks everyone for your patience and continued support of our great big little Salsa in St. John’s community!!!

-Judy D

EVENTS:

–> Saturday Sept 19th Baile Latino @ Annexe, 32 George Street annexe salsa sept 19 2015 Hi Folks! Its back again our Latino Fiesta with 2 DJ’s: DJ Marcelo! and dj alex. Lots of Bachata, Merengue, and Salsa tunes. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to socialize and have some real Latin fun with the great Latin community of St. John’s!
$7 at the door

–> Saturday Sept 26th, Rumbón Latino @ The Rockhouse, 8 George Street rockhouse salsa sept 26 2015 We’re BACK for another tropical rhythms event in St. John’s. We are saying farewell to summer with a “Rumbon Latino!” on Sept 26th. Ritmos Latinos Canada’s DJ Chamba will be playing your favourite fast paced selection of tropical tracks all night long! Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton & Bachata.
Beginners lesson early in the evening with Stacy Fowler of Bailamos ST. JOHN’S is included in your cost! with a chance to WIN a 3 CD Set of the best Salsa music from around the world.
19+ event
$10 at the door
doors open at 9:30
The Rockhouse 8 George Street

Estamos de vuelta para otro evento de música tropical en San Juan. Estamos dandole adiós al verano con un “Rumbon Latino!” el 26 de septiembre. Ritmos latinos de Canadá DJ Chamba estará tocando su selección de tus favoritos ritmos tropicales durante toda la noche! Salsa, Merengue, Bachata y Reggaeton.
Lección de salsa temprano en la noche con Stacy Fowler de Bailamos ST JOHNS está incluido en el precio! Tendras la oportunidad de ganar un set 3 CDs de la mejor música de Salsa de todo el mundo.
19+ evento
$ 10 en la puerta
puertas abren a las 9:30

LESSONS:

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Stacy Fowler – Salsa in St. John’s Lead Latin Dance Instructor

–> Salsa, Merengue, Bachata classes with Latin Dance instructor Stacy Fowler begin Sept. 21st!!!! Have you registered yet? Classes are offered at the Jill Dreaddy Dance Studio LeMarchant Rd location.

Salsa – Beginner – Tuesdays 9pm-10pm
Salsa & Bachata – Experienced – Monday 7:45pm-8:45pm
Merengue & Bachata – Experienced – Tuesday 8pm-9pm

Instructor: Stacy Fowler

Classes start the week of September 21st and run until December 15th.

REGISTER NOW!
Visit www.jilldreaddydanceco.com for details

PLUS our favourite Cuban musician Hierrito Fernandez is coming back to the Black Sheep stage on October 17th! Check back often for more info about this and other exciting Salsa in St. John’s events!      🙂 Judy D

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jill dreaddy dance co posterLATIN DANCE LESSONS Fall 2015

Exciting news from Bailamos St. John’s instructor Stacy Fowler:

I am very excited to announce that this fall I will be teaching Latin Dance with Jill Dreaddy Dance Co. Registration opens Aug. 17, 2015

Here is the tentative schedule:

Classes will run Sept. 21 – Dec. 15, 2015
120 Lemarchant Rd. Studio

Tuesday 9-10 pm Beginner Salsa Bailamos St. John's logo
Monday 7:45-8:45 pm Experienced Salsa/Bachata
Tuesday 8-9 pm Experienced Merengue/Bachata

For further details or questions please email me: bailamosstjohns “AT” gmail.com

Registration details:

JDD Is Celebrating Its 19th Season!!
If you’re a returning student, we can’t wait to see you again! If you plan on taking a class at JDD for the first time, we can’t wait to meet you!
Registration is open to all starting August 17th.

NEW STUDENT’S – you are required to register in person during office hours. You can register at either location, CBS or St. John’s.
RETURNING STUDENT’S – registration will be available online as of 6pm August 17th. Register anytime, anywhere, 24/7! No line ups or waiting!! Payment must be made with Visa and Master Card.

REGISTRATION/OFFICE HOURS
641 Conception Bay Hwy location
August 17, 19, 25, 27, 31 and September 02
Time: 6pm-8pm
120 LeMarchant Road location
August 18, 20, 24, 26 and September 01 & 03
Time: 6pm-8pm

These registration details regarding place and time are also in the Fb event: REGISTRATION FOR THE UPCOMING DANCE SEASON https://www.facebook.com/events/856865494362511/

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Havana Blues – They’re back! Fb event: https://www.facebook.com/events/856953601019676/

Friday Aug 21st 9:30pm-3am <> The Republic <> 379 Duckworth Street

One night only! The summer salsa event not to be missed!
Proudly supported by Salsa in St. John’s!

<><><><><><> LATIN HUSTLE BEGINNERS LESSONS! <><><><><><>

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Beginner Adult Latin Hustle Class available at Mount Pearl School of Dance in the fall, Sundays from 7-8pm! Registration information and class schedule online at www.mountpearldance.com
Pass the word along! Keep the Hustle movement alive!

…more exciting events coming in the fall too, keep checking back for updates! J Judy D

Hierrito Fernandez Aug 8 2015

Join us for an unforgettable evening of Latin music…you’ll feel like you’re in a tropical paradise!
Hierrito Fernandez, born in Holguin Cuba, made his way to Toronto Canada in 2004. Since then, this multi-instrumentalist musician has been mesmerizing audiences alongside the most renowned musicians in Cuba and Toronto. His genre scope knows no bounds. From modern jazz to Brazilian jazz his flag sound is the sounds of Cuba, old and new. Hierrito’s guitar dexterity is unique and spell-binding. Hierrito attended the Jose Maria Ochoa Conservatory in Holguin where he graduated to become the great artist he is today.
His experience since his academic years includes Trio Union, Las Neiras group, and collaborations with the renown Arara group in Cuba. In Toronto, Onelvis regularly collaborates with musicians like Luis Mario Ochoa, Tipica Toronto, maestro Hilario Duran, Café Cubano, Clave King (Johnny Borres), Joaquin Nuñez, and also the great bassist Roberto Riveron, his cousin. He has performed regularly in the Beaches International Jazz Festival and other various festivals throughout Ontario and Canada. His first performance in St. John’s was as the lead vocalist with the 10 piece Cuban Orchestra Tipica Toronto at the Arts and Culture Centre with the International Council for Traditional Music World Conference.
Come check out this wonderful opportunity to hear some infectious Latin music without having to leave the rock! Saturday, Aug 8th, 10:30pm-1:30am at The Black Sheep 164 Water St. $10 cover. Come early…last month we had a crowd dancing all night! Fb event link: Hierrito Fernandez fb event link

 

Check back next week for more exciting Salsa lesson and Latin event news 🙂

-Judy D