Archive for October, 2013

Welcome to Salsa in St. John's

So this is really exciting!!! And it’s been possible largely with the help and enthusiasm of all you Salsa Dancers, past and present, here in St. John’s NL! We’ve certainly come a long way over the past few years.

Here’s part of the email I received just this week with the subject line: Congrats, finalist for ILD Community Award

Greetings Judy,

My name is Ronna and I am the Communications Officer for Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA). Nice to e-meet you.

 As part of our national campaign “I love dance/J’aime la danse”, CDA facilitates a celebration of dance with an annual national awards ceremony that sets out to recognize and honour the achievements from within the Canadian dance community including dance enthusiasts, supporters and practitioners.  It is our second year to host the national “I love dance/J’aime la danse” Awards on November 19th, 2013 in Vancouver, BC. Winners will be announced at the Orpheum Annex theatre beginning at 8pm.

 This year we are pleased to inform you that you and Salsa in St.John’s have been selected as a finalist for the “I love dance/J’aime la danse” COMMUNITY Award.  It is hoped that you would be able to attend the evening’s ceremony…

 Attending the awards is not the only exciting event taking place in Vancouver. Canadian Dance Assembly’s national conference “Moving Strategies” runs November 19 – 20. This year’s conference aligns with Dance in Vancouver and the CanDance Network meetings…


 Ronna – Laine Flowers

Communications Officer – Agente des communications

Canadian Dance Assembly ~ Assemblée canadienne de la danse 

Canadian Dance Assembly

Canadian Dance Assembly

Did I mention this is so exciting! If I get to travel west for the conference, I promise to search out some new dance contacts and salsa moves to share with you all!  -Judy D

p.s. Thank you DanceNL for the nomination 🙂

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1) Bailamos St. Johns is having a Free Salsa Practice this Saturday Nov 2/13 from 6-7pm. Not just for their students, everyone welcome!

4th floor rehearsal room Arts and Culture Center.

This is not a class. This is an opportunity for dancers, with a minimum knowledge of the basic steps, to get to practice together. All level dancers welcome.

2) The countdown has started for DJ Marcelo‘s next Latino Fiesta Nov 2nd at Annexe!!

Come early for Merengue, Bachata, salsa and reggaeton basic lessons from 9-10pm with Annia La Cubana & DJMarcelo! Then party from 10pm til 3am!

If you can’t see the event link for the fiesta:
then you need to join the group Latin Community in St Johns:

(note: Salsa Social @ Turkey Joe’s is cancelled again this weekend and will return on Nov 9th. Apologies for any inconvenience, and feel free to check out the other two events above! – Judy D)

nov 2 2013 fiesta dj marcelo flyer

Message from Stacy Fowler of Bailamos St. John’s:

Free salsa practice tonight (Sat Oct 26th) 6-7pm. Not just for our students, everyone welcome!

4th floor rehearsal room Arts & Culture Center.

This is not a class. This is an opportunity for dancers, with a minimum knowledge of the basic steps, to get to practice together. All level dancers welcome.

(this will be your “social” opportunity for this weekend since there’s no Saturday Social at Turkey Joe’s due to Mardi Gras weekend! – Judy D)

click the link for more info and news for all things Tango in St. John’s NL:

click the link for more info and news for Swing Dance in St. John’s and Lindy Hop in St. John’s:

havana to canada etc oct 2013 sound symposium poster

TJs SATURDAY Socials from jayson

FIRST Join us at Turkey Joe’s 7 George Street 7-10pm for an early Salsa Social.
$5 cover includes:
Mini salsa lesson shortly after 7pm then social dancing until 10pm.
We’ll play all your Latin favorites…salsa, merengue, bachatta, reggaeton and more!
Join us SATURDAY to practice all your dance moves in a friendly relaxed atmosphere 🙂

THEN head on over to 32 George Street for a HOT NEW “LATIN CLUB” NITE featuring DJmambo.
DJmambo will put you into a spin with his out of this world Latin mix, starting the evening with salsa, bachatta, & merengue, then adding lots of late night reggaeton, International and Latin electro/club/hiphop…don’t miss it!
DJmambo (Kalet) hails from Cuba, and has been a key player in Halifax’s salsa scene over the past several years. He’s in St. John’s this weekend and while he’s here wants to throw us a Latin Party! Let’s show him how we love to party 🙂
$5 at the door
party starts at 10pm

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Besides Salsa & Latin dance, there’s lots of interesting things going on around St. John’s this fall, to see a few just click on

You’ll find things like Samosa fundraisers, live music events, poetry nights, community talent shows, multicultural events, other dance events and much more! If you know of an event you think would be of interest to our salsa community, please email judy.salsa”AT”

🙂 Judy D
Salsa in St. John’s coordinator

THREE places to salsa this Saturday:

ONE: Salsa (Technicalities and Shines) and Cha Cha (Basics) Workshop
Sat. Oct. 12 6pm-8pm, 4th Floor Rehearsal Room, Arts and Culture Centre
–> 6-7 pm Session 1 – Salsa Technicalities and Shines
This session is for Both the Beginner 1 and 2 class. Anyone with a good knowledge of the basic steps and beginner turn patterns are welcome to attend.
–> 7-8pm Sessioin 2 – Cha Cha Basics
This session is for EVERYONE!!! Add another dance to your repertoire or bring a friend who wants to try out something new. No experience required, no partner required.
Cost $20 per session
To register send a message to our page or e-mail

Bailamos St. John's fb event link

TWO: 7-10pm Social @ Turkey Joe’s on George Street, includes mini-lesson. Enjoy a friendly relaxed social dance atmosphere where you can practice all your new dance moves! $5

TJs SATURDAY Socials from jayson

THREE: 10pm-2am Halloween Fiesta @ AnneXe with DJ Marcelo. Drinks specials and best costume prize! $5

annexe halloween salsa with dj marcelo oct 12 2013

TJs 1st salsa party THRIVE Drive Oct 5 2013b

Oct 5th 2013: 1st Saturday Nite Salsa Party at Turkey Joe’s, featuring guest DJ CHAMBA…thank you Salvador for helping make the party rock!
And thank you everyone for coming out to dance and help support THRIVE Community Youth Network St. John’s…over 100 people came thru the door! And Turkey Joe’s is excited to have us come back for more “all-night” Latin Club parties in the future!