Archive for June, 2012

Summer of Salsa in St. John’s 2012

























Our new quick at-a-glance calendar is to the left! It includes future months’ events too 🙂

  • Salsa Event of the Summer with HAVANA BLUES!

Thanks for all your feedback…IT’S GONNA HAPPEN ****Note change to date & location: July 7th @ The Rockhouse on George St***** $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Tickets available at:

  • Fred’s Records 198 Duckworth St
  • O’Brien’s Music Store Water St
  • Mexicali Rosa’s during Sunday Salsa Socials
  • and each Wed in MUN’s UC Food Court next to Treats.

Way to go L.L.!!! – One of our salsa group members is bringing a LIVE CUBAN SALSA band from Toronto to St. John’s for July 7, 2012. Please buy your tickets soon! Send us a comment here, or come write on our group wall if this is something you can’t wait to attend!

EVERY WEEK: Weekly Sunday Salsa Social at Mexicali Rosa’s, 6pm-10 pm

  • Sundays continue to be a fabulous time, with people enjoying salsa, bachatta, merengue and reggaeton! Intro salsa lesson 6-7 p.m. ($5) or $2 for social dancing from 7 p.m. onward.
  • July 1st Sunday Salsa Social @ Mexi’s: CELEBRATE CANADA DAY WITH US! From away? Bring your country’s flag!

Successful Summer Salsa and Other Dance Events that already happened (but will come around again!):

  • Sat, June 23 Saturday Nite Salsa @ Loft 709’s The MIXX on Duckworth St with DJ Gustavo- Fabulous time, we’ll definitely have to do that again!
  • Sat, June 2, Salsa @ Rocket Bakery – “Pay-what-u-can” fundraiser for Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Hosted/DJ’d by Judy D of Salsa in St. John’s & Cindy Butt of FarOut Fitness. – Absolutely huge and very generous crowd of dancers attended; the Rocket felt like home- thank you to the staff and management. Can’t wait to dance there again 😉

  • TANGO: Fri June 1

Dinner and Dancing Series* at the Battery Hotel – Summer’s Here! Tango on the Edge (TOTE’s) next evening of dinner and dancing at the Battery takes place Friday June 1st, 7:30-11:30 pm. TOTE will offer a play list of Argentine Tango with a mix of other dance styles as well. ***Special demo of WEST COAST SWING this Frida!*** Please remember to email Cecilia at ceciliamcgruer”at” to confirm your table booking. This weeks specials 3 course meal includes vegetables, dessert, tea and coffee. Choice of Prime rib, chicken fettucinne alfredo, or Rocky Harbor Cod for $24.95 (*Please note there’ll be no August session, stay tuned for next scheduled session).

  • WEST COAST SWING Workshop, Sunday June 3,  note: time changed to 12:30-2:30pm

At the MMap, Arts & Culture Centre. Workshop fee $20 per person. Instructor: Bruce Innes.  There will be a ***demo of west coast swing at the Battery on Friday Evening. No previous experience necessary.

Salsa Floreo Presents: The Summer Salsa Series

This 7 week introductory series covers your salsa basics: footwork, frame and connection–the basis of leading and following LA Style Salsa (“On 1”), a turn and the cross body lead. By the end of this series, you’ll have some solid salsa tools downpat to bring to the social dance floor. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, NO PARTNER REQUIRED.
Dates: Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21
Time: 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Cost: $90.00 per person

This 7 week series builds on the basics of LA Style Salsa (“On 1”) learned in the Absolute Beginner Series. With continued emphasis on strong frame and partner connection, as well as footwork and timing, this class will also expand upon the basic building block of club style salsa, the cross body lead, to give you a more extensive vocabulary of well-executed moves to take to the social dance floor.
PRE-REQUISITE: Absolute Beginner Salsero Series AND/OR knowledge of Cross Body Lead
Dates: Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21
Time: 7:15-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $90.00 per person

This 7 week series is for those with some experience dancing LA Style Salsa (“On 1”) who are looking to build upon the skillset they have already acquired. From a solid frame and partner connection and increased kinesthetic awareness, more intricate moves and patterns will be explored and mapped on to songs of varying tempo to further enhance leading/following and timing skills.
PRE-REQUISITE: Knowledge of Cross Body Lead AND at least one year’s experience salsa dancing (or by permission of instructor)
Dates: Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21
Time: 8:30-9:45 p.m.
Cost: $90.00 per person

**Pre-register to reserve your space in one of three ways:

-by emailing
-in person at The Sunday Salsa Social at MexiCali Rosa’s on Sunday, July 1st or Sunday, July 8th
-at the Havana Blues Concert on Saturday, July 7th at the Rockhouse

**Please note that pre-registration is mandatory, as class size is limited. First come, first served.
Pre-registrations will be accepted until MONDAY, JULY 9TH. Payment must be made in full on the first day of class.

Salsa Floreo’s Summer Salsa Series will be running out of Wild Lily Dance Studio (156 Duckworth Street), Studio A (at street level).



Can’t commit to sessions…not sure if you’d like salsa?

Why not try $5 Drop-in beginner’s lessons available EVERY Sunday 6-7pm @ MexiCali Rosa’s on George St 🙂

  • Tango on the Edge Practica Notice
    Practica: A practice session for Tango Dancers
    Please note change of venue for Thursday practica!  From April 12 to August 31:
    We will meet Thursday evenings at the 3rd floor Gallery in the Arts and Culture Centre, 8:30 – 10:30 pm
   Sunday Practica will take place at the Mmap Room, Arts and Culture Centre  7 – 9 pm. Our focus at our guided practice is the foundation of colgadas. Watch this demonstration:
  • Dinner and Dancing Series at the Battery Hotel *
 (*There will be no dinner and dancing in July or August because so many wedding bookings at the Battery!!!) Check back in September for the Fall schedule.
  • Paid Members: Watch for details of a House Milonga coming in August in your TOTE Newsletter!
  • Fee Schedule for Summer Term: It’s renewal time for the Members Plan and the practica fees
    4 month term ending August 30, 2012:
    Membership fee Adult: $70 Student $35.00 (Includes 18 Free Practica)
    Special Combination of 35 Practicas- membership fee $70.00 plus extra $10
    Adult $80.00 Student $40.00
    General Admission for non-members: Adult $7.00 Student: $4.00
    If any member would like to promote a dance opportunity or upcoming event through our weekly notices, please send the information to Cecilia at

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Posted: June 3, 2012 in Classes & Events

Saturday Nite Salsa @ The Rocket on Water Street

June 2nd

Thank you so much everyone for coming out to enjoy the dancing June 2 at the Rocket and being so generous! Proceeds from the event totaled $316.33, so far, for Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation!!! (People who requested tax receipts should receive them in the mail in 3-4 weeks, and please message me this week if you missed the event but would still like to contribute).
Thanks to Cindy Cindy M Butt for allowing us to use her FarOut fitness sound system 🙂  Thank you to Hope for helping with decorations 🙂
And a big thank you to the management and staff of Rocket, 272 Water Street, for helping us make this an awesome Saturday Nite Salsa 🙂

A wonderful turnout for Saturday Nite Salsa @ Rocket-Fundraiser for CBCF