Archive for November, 2012

Starting THIS Sunday, Nov 25th!

This will be a trial run for a few weeks, still working on if we’ll have beginner’s lessons too.

from fb event:      Mexi’s has closed down, but we have a possible solution for Sunday Salsa…we’ll try it out at The AnnexeLounge (literally around the corner/behind Mexi’s) for a few weeks…if it works it’s ours* for as long as we want it!
There will be a door cost of $5 to cover the venue rental cost…please come check it out this Sunday and see why this is soooo worth the money!!!
(There may not be beginners lessons arranged yet, but hopefully lots of people will be around to practice with any novices that show up)

So it’s still an ALL WEEKEND Salsa weekend, with:
– MUN Spanish Society mixer Fri Nov 23 at UC Loft 5-8pm
– Latin Dance Boot Camp!! with Del & Corie @ Wild Lily Sat Nov 24 2-5pm, registratio still available when you arrive
– ROCKET SALSA $5 CBCF Fundraiser starting with Live Entertainment, Sat evening 7-11pm
– NEW AnnexeLounge Salsa Sundays 6pm-10pm (with a possibility to dance til 11pm), hosted by Judy D (for now)

Join us for a SALSA til you drop weekend 🙂

*Please check weekly for holiday interruptions to our schedule, as there are a couple of dates that were pre-booked for other private events. Updates can be found on or on our fb group:

Hi everyone, Corie & Del of Salsa Floreo just informed me that MexiCali Rosa’s in St. John’s NL has unexpectedly closed down its business. Bad news for our salsa scene because we were all enjoying Salsa Floreo’s Sunday Salsa Socials @ Mexi’s.

Sooooo the search for a regular salsa venue begins anew. If you have any venue ideas please contact us:

judy.salsa”AT”, corie”AT” or write on our fb group wall

and keep checking back for news about special salsa events around our city. ie: Sat Nov 24th there’s all-day salsa: Latin Dance Boot Camp @ Wild Lily, followed by a Salsa Dance fundraiser @ Rocket Bakery

Thanks for your support, patience and enthusiasm…

Judy D, Salsa in St. John’s



    2:00-3:00 RUEDA DE CASINO

    Rueda de Casino is a lively group salsa dance with origins in Cuba. Partners form a circle on the dance floor and a variety of dance moves are called out by a caller. The more moves that are called, the more dynamic the dance—with a series of quick partner switches and rapid travelling around the circle–so come out and learn a handful of the moves!


    Have you seen this guy dance? Smooooooth mooooooves. Join our special guest instructor Gael “Smooth Moves” Couchy as he hosts a session in sultry bachata patterns for your dancing pleasure.

    4:00-5:00 BATTLE OF THE SHINES

    Solo dancing segments within a shared social dance are your chance to SHINE! In the spirit of friendly competition, over the course of this hour long workshop Del will teach a shines pattern to the guys and Corie will teach one to the ladies. Then we’ll come together near the end of class to square off in a shines battle!

    WHERE: Wild Lily Dance Centre (156 Duckworth Street)

    COST: $15 for one workshop!
    $25 for two workshops!
    $35 for all three workshops!

    Spend the afternoon getting your Latin dance on at Wild Lily and then head over to the Rocket to dance the evening away!
    It’s gonna be a full-on Latin Dance kinda Saturday!

It’s back again!!!
Salsa @ Rocket Bakery and Fresh Foods, 272 Water St, 709-738-2011
Sat Nov 24, 7-11pm
(Live music 7-8 with Eren of

We’ll be dancing downstairs in the Rocket Restaurant’s “Orbit Room” to lots of high-energy classic salsa and merengue, with bachatta and reggaeton in the mix too! DJ Marcelo will be helping Judy D to keep the music HOT!

Cost: It’s a fundraiser in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Society – Atlantic Region. Minimum door cost $5…but feel free to donate more!

Bring along a little extra cash so you can buy yourself a delicious treat from the bakery…you may need the energy to keep up with the dancing 🙂

It’s an all-ages event, but if you’re over 19 there’s alcoholic drinks available as long as you purchase at least $5 of food with each drink … this is because of the type of restaurant liquor license Rocket has, we don’t want them to get in trouble!

Also, if you want to come out early you can catch live music from 7-8pm with Eren Bayaz.

Hailing from the warm coast of the Mediterranean, Eren was born with a musical gift not even his parents possess. Refusing to eat his dinner without the accompaniment of a radio, he grew up under the hands of various international music instructors in such genres as jazz, latin, spanish, and classical.

Nominated 2 years in a row by Music NL with his band Evry7th, Eren recently released his latest album “Turkish Delight”. Listen free on

Hosted by Judy D of Salsa in St. John’s and Cindy Butt of FarOut Fitness & HotHoops

Come join our facebook event page so you can make some music requests!


Come and learn the tango with Edit Lopez, visiting St. John’s from Argentina for four weeks only.

$100 per couple for 6 hours of tango instruction and practice, held over four Mondays evenings November 12-December 3, 7:30-9:00pm.

Instruction will be held at Holy Cross Junior High School, located at 7 Ricketts Road, St. John’s.

Enrollment limited to 12 couples – please email carolinaty”AT” to register.

Practica: A practice session for Tango Dancers
This week practica will be at the regular times and places :Thurs. Nov.8, 8:30 – 10:30 3rd floor gallery,  Sun. Nov. 11, 7 – 9  MMaP room.
Regular time but Change of location for Practica :  8:30 pm Thurs. Nov. 15 practica will be at a private home, email  Cecilia at for the address; and 7 pm Sunday Nov. 18th practica is at Bally Haly Golf Course. (Cash bar is available). The change of venue is necessary because the Christmas Craft fair is being held at the Arts and Culture Centre.  We will resume meeting at our regular time and place the following week.  tips on collecting from Oscar and Maryanne Casas; How to make your dance more graceful.
On Thursday, November 8, MMaP offers a lecture and launch! At 6:00 pm they are thrilled to launch Bellows & Bows: Historic Recordings of Traditional Fiddle and Accordion Music from Across Canada, a double CD/book that is the latest release in the Back on Track series. At 7:30pm, they are pleased that Sherry Johnson (York University) will be giving the second lecture in this year’s Music, Media and Culture lecture series. Dr. Johnson will be presenting her talk, “‘Dancing from the Heart’: Interpreting Music in Ottawa Valley Step Dancing.” Both events are free and all are welcome! There is time to take these in and still make it to practica at 8:30 pm in the third floor Gallery upstairs from the Mmap room.
Mun Ballroom and Latin Dance Club Formal dinner and dance Friday, November 16, 2012 at the Pleasantville Legion.  I’ve just heard today is the deadline to order tickets,which can be purchased at any of the classes! $25 for members and $35 for non members! If you can’t make it to class,email them at to reserve a ticket.
If any member would like to promote a dance opportunity or upcoming event through our weekly notices, please send the information to Cecilia at

Browse through our “Salsa in St. John’s” site, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see how much salsa is going on in our city. From lessons to socials to all-out weekend party events hosted by various businesses, the St. John’s Salsa scene is HAPPENING!

Here’s one local business Salsa Floreo’s promo video, featuring Salsa dance instructors Corie & Del.

Feel free to check out any or all of the events you find on this site. If you’re a salsa or Latin dance instructor, musician or event organizer here in St. John’s Newfoundland, contact us and let us know so we can list your salsa info.

And of course, everyone is welcome to join our fb group where Salsa in St. John’s started:

🙂 Judy D
Salsa in St. John’s

Sorry folks, our volunteer instructor has been super busy with her studies! She IS hoping to plan a couple of swing dance social events though. And when it happens we’ll try to post updates here for you.

As always, you can also check the MUN Swing Club fb group:

AND if YOU are an experienced swing dancer with time to throw a few classes or workshops, please let us know and we’ll help make it happen 🙂