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:

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

** 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”

RockHouse Salsa! SALSA PARTIES:

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


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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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 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


corie salsa lessons fall 2016 flyer



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:


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 or their website for more details.




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”

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 for prices and location.
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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 for prices and location. fb event link:


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:




go south to cuba flyer

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 for details or send her a message via the fb event:

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


Valentine's at Black Sheep with Cuban Musician Hierrito Fernandez. 3:30-6:30pm. $10 at the door.

Valentine’s at Black Sheep with Cuban Musician Hierrito Fernandez. 3:30-6:30pm. $10 at the door.

___________AND on MARCH 13TH ___________

March 2016


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:

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

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

-Judy D


–> 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


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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.

Visit 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


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”

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.

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

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havana blues 2015

Havana Blues – They’re back! Fb event:

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!

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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
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

Here’s a list of upcoming Latin and multicultural concerts, workshops, festivals, and events for summer 2015 so far, with more details further down the page! Will try to add updates as we hear about new things, either here or in our facebook group. Unfortunately we don’t have any beginner’s salsa classes this summer…keep checking back for more info though, things could change 🙂 Happy dancing St. John’s! – Judy D

–> 7:30 FRIDAY JULY 3rd CUBAN CONCERT!  Adonis Puentes & The Voice of Cuba Orchestra
VENUE: Arts & Culture Centre     TICKET INFO:

–> JULY 3-5 TOMBOLO MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL **including Latin dance demos!**

–> SAT JULY 4 FREE Intro to NY Style Mambo/Salsa “On2” workshop with CORIE HARNETT! at the Tombolo Festivalcheck the festival fb event for scheduled time.

–> SAT JULY 4 ALL NEW BOLLYWOOD DJ NIGHT @ ROCKHOUSE with DJ Prafull 19+ event  <>  $10 at the door  <>  Door opens at 9.30pm

–> SAT JULY 11th 7-10PM Cuban Musician Hierrito Fernandez is playing at The Black Sheep on Water St. Sit back and sip some cold drinks while enjoying soulful songs of Cuba!

–> FRI JULY 17 LATIN HUSTLE WORKSHOP with Yvon “Bboy Crazy Smooth” Soglo! at Mount Pearl School of Dance.   email erikawilansky”AT” to pre register.

–> JULY 22 – AUG 26 : NEW YORK STYLE MAMBO, or Salsa “On 2” — Intensive Intro Series

–> FRI AUG 21 CUBAN CONCERT!! HAVANA BLUES back by popular demand @ The Republic

–> SAT SEPT 26 SALSA PARTY “RUMBON SALSERO” with DJ Chamba @ Rockhouse…more details soooon!



–> CUBAN CONCERT 7:30 FRIDAY JULY 3rd Adonis Puentes & The Voice of Cuba Orchestra
VENUE: Arts & Culture Centre     TICKET INFO:
Adonis Puentes AandC 2015Shining brighter than life in an intimate concert, check out one of the greatest Cuban Soneros of our time! Adonis Puentes brings a high energy (and volume) concert, where you’ll experience his rich voice and all-acoustic orchestra. This music just makes you want to dance the aisles to the Cuban rhythms, deep bass lines, and jazzy horn arrangements. Adonis has been nominated for a Latin Grammy Award and a Juno Award.
Tickets are: $35 Adults | $25 Students | $15 Children 12 yrs & under (HST and Service Charge Included). This is a family friendly event! Come early for international food on the lawn starting at 4:00 pm as the Tombolo Multicultural Festival NL kicks off a weekend full of events…Salsa in St. John’s group members will also be there performing dance demos! Adonis Puentes and the Voice of Cuba Orchestra is presented in partnership with the Arts and Culture Centre, Wreckhouse Jazz and Blues , and the Tombolo Multicultural Festival.

tombolo festival 2015Join us for a great weekend of activities for the whole family!
Visit for full details!
>FRIDAY, JULY 3 at 4 to 7pm PRE- Adonis Puentes CONCERT FESTIVITIES
A variety of delicious multicultural food will be available for purchase (within $5 – $10 price range). Come enjoy dinner before the show! Music, dance, fun activities for children, and **Salsa in St. John’s group members will be performing dance demos!**
>SATURDAY, JULY 4 – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm >MULTICULTURAL WORKSHOPS ON MUSIC, DANCE, ART AND FOOD…explore a range of topics including: music, dance and culture, as well as food and community traditions. Check out the FREE Intro to NY Style Mambo/Salsa “On2” workshop with CORIE HARNETT! This will take place inside the Arts and Culture Centre. *Free Admission *
Local and immigrant food and craft vendors will set up booths to sell their unique food
and crafts at the Festival. Many countries will be represented from around the world including: India, Jamaica, Argentina, Egypt, Pakistan, Nigeria, China, Canada, Belarus, Morocco, Iran, Trinidad, Cuba, Haiti, Cameroon, Turkey, Indonesia, U.S.A., Thailand and Ethiopia. The food and craft fair will be set up in tents set up outside on the Arts and Culture Centre lawn.
> SUNDAY, JULY 5 – 11:30 am – 6:00 pm > MULTICULTURAL VARIETY CONCERT on the south concourse inside the Arts and Culture Centre…a wonderful mixture of local and immigrant music, dance, storytelling, puppetry and a fashion show! Andy Jones, Bollywood Jig, Highland Dance, The Royal Scottish Dance Society,
Association for New Canadians, **SALSA IN ST. JOHN’S DANCE DEMO**, Mary Barry, Hadi Milanloo, Evelyn Osborne, Tanglecove, Neil & Terri Rosenberg, Rogues, Mary-Lynn Bernard, Monique Tobin, Kat McLevey, Hannah Wadman-Scanlan, Drum Circle/Tom Alteen and Inuit Drumming Group.

–> SAT JULY 4 ALL NEW BOLLYWOOD DJ NIGHT @ ROCKHOUSE with DJ Prafull…it’s not a salsa party but it’s definitely gonna be awesome!!!

bollywood dj night june 2015Ladies and Gentlemen, kindly note that this July 4th, there would be first BOLLYWOOD DJ NIGHT in St. John’s at Rock house, where Prafull will be playing some highly energetic and best dance music from India.
Yeah it will be a night dedicated to only BOLLYWOOD music and there is only one rule of the night
“Do NOT STOP dancing”
Also there will be a mesmerizing performance by the well known Bollywood dance group the Bollywood Jig.
For those who have no idea what Bollywood music sounds like keep an eye on the fb event page until July 4th, I will be sharing some music with you daily so that you have an idea how catchy the Bollywood music is or you could listen to Bollywood Music on CHMR 93.5 FM every Friday form 6pm to 7pm with me (Prafull)
Once again, please mark this date and make sure to bring your date, friends and yourself because on July 4th the DJ and his party is going Wild …….
19+ event  <>  $10 at the door  <>  Door opens at 9.30pm
P.S. This event is organized by Prafull along with “Indian Youth Association” a student association here at Memorial University.

NOTE: If you want to learn how to dance Bollywood-style –> Bollywood Jig class registration opens 4th July for  “July- December 2015” semester! For more details please email- sanchitac”AT”

–> SAT JULY 11th 7-10PM Cuban Musician Hierrito Fernandez is playing at The Black Sheep on Water St. Sit back and sip some cold drinks while enjoying soulful songs of Cuba!

–> FRI JULY 17 LATIN HUSTLE WORKSHOP  Yvon “Bboy Crazy Smooth” Soglo is coming back to The Rock!!! He will be giving a beginner (6-7:30pm) and an intermediate (7:30-9pm) Latin Hustle workshop at Mount Pearl School of Dance on Friday evening, July the 17th. $30 for one workshop and $40 for two… and that includes the hour and a half workshop followed by a social (9-11pm for anyone who wants to stay!) 🙂 This workshop was super popular last time and filled very quickly! If you are interested in either the beginner or inter workshop, please email erikawilansky”AT” to pre register. You DO NOT need a partner!! 🙂      About Hustle:
Hustle, is a partner dance, that originated in urban clubs in the 1970s. From its inception, Hustle fused elements of various dances including Latin (mambo, cha cha, salsa) and disco, and was heavily influenced by popular music of the time, creating a unique social dance. To this day, Hustle is continuously evolving and is one of the few social dances born and cultivated in the U.S.
I promise YOU WILL LOVE THIS!!!!


–> JULY 22 – AUG 26 : instructor Corie Harnett presents NEW YORK STYLE MAMBO, or Salsa “On 2” — Intensive Introductory Series          **On 2 – New in St. John’s!**
Originating in New York in the mid-1970’s Palladium era and incorporating elements from many different dances, from Swing to Hustle to Afro-Cuban, this style of salsa distinguishes itself from others in that it is danced on the second beat of the music. In this way it is like many other urban dance forms because it accents the percussive instruments in the song, lending itself to soulful self-expression through the music.
Plus, it’s just plain fun–learning to dance ON2 will open up your social dancing possibilities and deepen your connection to the music!
In this six-week series, we will cover aspects of musicality, partner connection, basic turn pattern technique, and turning and spin technique “ON2”.
Please note that while this is an introductory course, it is not suitable for absolute beginner dancers—of course you can be completely new to ON2, but some previous dance experience is necessary (and some experience with partner dances is a definite asset!).
WHEN: Wednesdays July 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: at Mount Pearl School of Dance (75 Barbour Drive, Mount Pearl)
INVESTMENT: $90 per person.
Pre-registration only (i.e. no drop-ins).
Contact corieography”AT” to register.
About the Instructor:
Corie Harnett is a dancer, choreographer and arts educator who has explored a wide array of movement forms and dance traditions. She fell in love with Latin street dances about ten years ago when she began social dancing in Toronto’s underground salsa scene. Since then she has performed at such events as the Toronto Salsa Festival, Montreal Salsa Convention, Rochester Salsa Weekend and the Jimmy Anton Social in NYC, and has social danced with some of the finest dancers on the international salsa circuit.
A fan of the New York style mambo (“On 2”), Corie loves to play with the musicality, body isolations and solo footwork it encourages, and seeks to combine these elements in dynamic and soulful ways in her choreographies.



Havana Blues 2015 fb eventOne night only! The summer salsa event not to be missed! Stay tuned for more info and ticket prices.
Proudly supported by Salsa in St. John’s!


–> SAT SEPT 26 SALSA PARTY “RUMBON SALSERO” with DJ Chamba @ Rockhouse…more details soooon!

May 23 AnneXe salsa DJ MarceloHi Latin Music lovers of st Johns! Its almost here the monthly Latino Fiesta with DJ Marcelo Saturday May 23 at Annexe 32 George Street, 10pm to 3am Lots of new tunes of salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Reggaeton and much more! PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TIME WILL BE Saturday INSTEAD! Don’t forget to bring along some friends! this event is 19+ See you all soon! Fb event link:

And the next SALSA IN ST. JOHN’S event:

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Let’s celebrate the warm weather with a great big Salsa Party!!!*  Hosted by Salsa in St. John’s​, featuring Ritmos Latinos Canada​’s DJ Chamba and a mini-lesson with Bailamos ST JOHNS​! Please feel free to make some music requests on the event wall. DJ Chamba has TONS of music to choose from, including new and classic salsa, merengue, cumbia, bachatta, reggaeton, Latin club and more 🙂

Please note that facebook no longer allows me to invite Salsa in St. John’s group members who are not my personal fb friends! If you would like to see/say yes to the fb event please click this link:
The RockHouse 8 George Street <> Saturday June 6th <> Doors open@ 9:30pm.
$10 at the door includes a mini-lesson which starts early! <> 19+ event
*proceeds from this party will go towards expenses and future (bigger and better!) salsa/music events, so please invite all your friends to help grow our Salsa in St. John’s scene 🙂

apr 17 2015 salsa party

YESSS this time our Salsa Party is on a FRIDAY night, and it’s time for another “Rumbon Salsero!” event!
Ritmos Latinos Canada‘s DJ Chamba will be playing the best dance music from Cuba, New York, Colombia, Puerto Rico & much more. Which has the best music?…come check it out and see if you just don’t love em all!
DJ Chamba will also play a selection of your other favorites, with a fast-paced mix of salsa, merengue, bachatta, reggaeton and more.
Beginners lesson early in the evening with Stacy Fowler of Bailamos ST JOHNS is included in your cost!

fb link:
19+ event
$10 at the door
doors open at 9:30
The RockHouse, 8 George Street

video submission pic strut your salsa 2015

Salsa in St. John’s “Strut Your Salsa!” – call for video clips for a Dance Week Video National Dance Week is Apr 22-29th! So let’s have some fun and show the world how we Salsa in St. John’s! This is purely for fun, and is meant to showcase all of the wonderful dancers, instructors, event coordinators, dance schools, multicultural organizations, DJ’s, supporters etc. who’ve all helped to grow our vibrant Salsa in St. John’s community. PLUS – We’ll be choosing a name from all of your submissions, the lucky winner will receive a Salsa in St. John’s T-shirt!

Want to be a part of this?!
Send to judy.salsa”AT” a short ~20-30sec clip of yourselves dancing to help us put together a video collage. Deadline to submit is Apr 19th but please start sending them ASAP so I can start editing them together – Judy D
Please include:
– your full name for video credits (or nickname if preferred)
– your dance company/group (if applicable)
– when you joined/heard about Salsa in St. John’s
– and a short description of your video i.e.: “This is me dancing in Cuba!” or “I’m from South America and learned to Salsa dance in St. John’s!” or “We met at a salsa dance and are now married with children.”

—> send to judy.salsa”AT” <—

What we’d love to see:
– singles, couples, or groups dancing*
– any kind of Latin Dance: Salsa, Merengue, Bachatta, Reggaeton, Tango, etc. plus jazz, blues, & swing are welcome too
– old or brand new videos/pix
– all kinds of locations: dance events, house parties, weddings, living rooms, beaches, historic sites, festivals, cafes, dance studios etc
– dancing here in St. John’s OR anywhere else in the world
– past and present members of Salsa in St. John’s, and anyone who wants to join us!

If you’d like to participate but don’t have a camera or smart phone, please email me OR come to the April 17th Salsa party at RockHouse and we’ll do mini video shoots in a corner by the bar. FB event:

* Please make sure anyone in your video/pix is aware and agreeable that this video will be posted in public! Also videos and pix may be used for other similar dance community promo projects in the future.

This idea was inspired by the recent Faces of Newfoundland videos, check em out if you haven’t already!

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