Archive for September, 2012

FOLKS!

*IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP!
REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED WED OCT 11th AT MMAP GALLERY AT THE START OF EACH CLASS!!*

Hey St. John’s!We’ve finally solidified our FALL 2012 salsa dance class series! Have a look below to see which class suits you best, and send us an email at: corie@salsafloreo.com to register.

THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER SALSERO

This 9 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 down pat to bring to the social dance floor.NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, NO PARTNER REQUIRED.

Dates: Wednesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 21, 28, Dec 5
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Cost: $110.00 per person

2. SALSA LEVEL 1

This 9 week series builds on the technical framework of LA Style Salsa (“On 1”) that was introduced 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: Wednesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 21, 28, Dec 5
Time: 8:00 -9:00 p.m.
Cost: $110.00 per person

3. SALSA LEVEL 2

This 9 week series is for those with some experience dancing LA Style Salsa (“On 1”) who are looking to build upon the technical 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 Inside Turn AND at least one year’s experience salsa dancing (or by permission of instructor)

Dates: Wednesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 21, 28, Dec 5
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $110.00 per person

**ALL CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN THE MMAP GALLERY AT THE ARTS AND CULTURE CENTRE**

A bit about us:

Corie is a multi-disciplinary artist who has trained in improvisation comedy, physical theatre, as well as a smorgasbord of danceforms. Her movement quality is chiefly informed by the polyrhythmic dances of the African diaspora and she has choreographed and performed salsa and latin-fusion pieces for audiences in St. John’s, Toronto, Montreal and New York.
Del hails from Lagos, Nigeria where, in addition to having had an instrumental role in growing the local underground salsa dance scene, he also taught, performed and competed at several high-profile latin dance events. Del’s performance career has also extended into the realm of hip hop and breakdance, leading him to teach classes in pop locking to help others grow their skills. The urban flavour of Del’s dance background offers a distinctively smooth character to his movement.
Together with Stephanie Robinson, Corie and Del are committed to growing the salsa dance community in Newfoundland through offering lessons, socials and corporate/event based latin dance entertainment.

  • Check out our salsa freestyle from RIAC’s Summer Culture Festival in Bowring Park this past August!
    Stay tuned for announcements of upcoming performances this fall!
**Session topics and pricing now listed below!**
Argentine Tango Workshop with Amira Campora

An energetic and passionate teacher, straight from Buenos Aires, Amira Campora has done several worldwide tours, including two previous visits to Central and Eastern Canada. This fall, we are excited to announce her visit to Tango on the Edge!

http://www.amira-tango.com.ar/

Amira will be teaching a series of tango classes during the weekend of October 5th-7th, 2012. All sessions to be held at the Arts and Culture Centre.

Thursday, October 4th
8pm – Amira joins us at our regular Thursday practica (starting early for more dancing!)

Friday, October 5th
7pm – Class Registration
7:30pm – Session 1 – Core Essentials (all levels)

Saturday, October 6th
10am – Session 2 – Change of direction; Turns and Counterturns (all levels)
1pm – Session 3 – Maximizing movement in a small space without compromising your dance (all levels)
3pm- Session 4 – Expression with the free leg; Boleos (intermediate/advanced)
7pm – Evening Milonga (a tango social dance party)

Sunday October 7th
1:30pm – Session 5 – Displacement – the power of the triangle; Sacadas (intermediate/advanced)
3:30pm – Session 6 – Rhythmic Vals Turns (intermediate/advanced)

We will endeavour to give prompt notice of any changes to this schedule to all participants.

Pricing:
Sessions 1 and 2: $50.
Any 4 Sessions: $100.
All inclusive: $125.
Student Discount; half price

In addition to these sessions, private lessons will be available. Contact Alison Powell (powellalison@yahoo.com) for more information.

To register for workshops or to schedule private lessons, contact Cecilia McGruer (ceciliamcgruer@live.ca), or speak to the Tango on the Edge executive committee at any Practica in the Arts and Culture Centre (Thursdays 8:30pm in 3rd floor gallery, Sundays 7pm in MMAP room).

We look forward to dancing with you!
https://www.facebook.com/events/172348412889663/
-Tango on the Edge

WHEN: MONDAYS, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

OCTOBER 1, 15, 22, 29, NOVEMBER 5, 12, 19, 26, DEC 3, 10, 17

WHERE: WILD LILY DANCE CENTRE
(156 DUCKWORTH STREET)

Come out and move your body to the sexy latin rhythms as we shake our hips and shimmy our shoulders to salsa, reggaeton, bachata, cha cha and merengue.

This dance class is for everyone! No experience necessary!

Join us at Wild Lily on Monday evenings this fall for a fiesta of fiery, feisty moves!

COST: $130 per person

FOOTWEAR: This class may be done barefoot or in flats, but if you’re daring enough to do it in heels, then do it in heels!
(No street shoes please!)

**PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, AS CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED

Please email corie@salsafloreo.com for more information, or to register

Ray Barreto singing Trucutu…dance to great classic salsa hits like this every Sunday at MexiCali Rosa on George St, St. John’s NL

    It’s Marcelo’s BIRTHDAY so he’s throwing a salsa party at The MIXX for everyone…and he says NO COVER CHARGE!!!

*** NEWS FLASH! The party’s starting EARLIER & still on til 3am!!! -New dancers/beginners wanting extra practice–> Join us early for a complimentary beginner salsa lesson from Del and Corie from 8-9 p.m.
-Also midway thru the evening, catch the ladies of Salsa Floreo as they showcase their styling routine “Salsa Dura,” and Del and Corie will wow everyone with a little freestyle :)***

Saturday Night Salsa with DJ Gustavo & DJ Marcelo @ The MIXX, 371 Duckworth St
Sat, Sept 22
9pm-3am
NO COVER!
Awesome drink specials!

Great dance floor, super salsa music ALL NIGHT – with DJ Gustavo and introducing DJ Marcelo bringing a mix of hot new merengue, reggaeton, salsa and bachata!!!

2 DJ’s spinning salsa, how are we gonna survive?! And they’ll be taking turns dancing too!
Come check it out, *invite all your friends cause there’s lots of room upstairs too!* have a few drinks, dance lots…Saturday Nite Salsa returns!

FIRST COME FIRST SERVE! All new and returning members are welcome to sign up. Please have your fees ready to paid in full.

On the schedule page of http://www.munbldc.com/ class times are outlined. Classes begin on September 23rd. Please note that Salsa classes will only run for the first eight weeks.

Since classes are different durations the fees are as follow:

Membership is $25 *please note everyone must pay membership in order to be part of MUN BLDC

Salsa 1:

Student: $10, Non-Student: $25

Salsa 2:

Student: $5, Non-Student: $20

Ballroom 1 and 2:

Students: $15, Non Students: $35

Ballroom 3:

Student: $10, Non Student: $25

Open Dance:

Student: $5, Non- Student: $10, Walk-ins $2/ night with members, $5/ night non-members