Archive for April, 2014

It’s NATIONAL DANCE WEEK!

Check out Dancenl.ca for all the news about this week’s events, and how YOU can get involved too! One event, Folk Dance Night at the Ship on Wednesday evening,  will include some Salsa and Tango performances with live music. Hosted by DanceNL 🙂 Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/652060031498600/

AND if you’d like to speak with me (Judy D) in person about our salsa scene, come check out our Salsa info booth at the “May We Have This Dance?” event. Happening 10am-4pm this Saturday May 3 at Gower Street United Church! Hosted by DanceNL it’s a day of family-friendly workshops and displays from the dance organizations in this town! Drop in for a workshop or linger all day: meet the dance schools and companies in town and enjoy a day of dance!
10:30-11:20: HoopDance with Cindy Butt
11:30-12:20: Highland Dance with Lisa Manouchehri
12:30-1:20: Bollywood with Sanchita Chakroborty
1:30-2:20: Scottish Country Dance with Kathy Simonsen
2:30-3:20: Shim Sham with Lindy Hop on the Rock
At $5/workshop or $20 for the day (cash only, sorry!), it’s a deal for the whole family! AND if you buy a day-pass, head over to First Look at 7pm, present your pass at the door and get in FREE!

May We Have This Dance? event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/297080603776473/
See you there  🙂 Judy

Look through today’s post for -> Salsa news -> Swing Dance news -> Tango News -> and Other Community events

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-> Salsa news:

Beginner Workshops May 11, 2014

Beginner Workshops May 11, 2014

Beginner Workshops Hosted by Bailamos ST JOHNS Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/225847740958797/

May 11, 2014
6:00-7:30pm AND 7:30-8:30pm

The Dance Academy, 75 Airport Road, St. John’s

The 6-7:30pm workshop is for complete beginners. No experience necessary. No partner necessary.

Cost: $25 per person Bring a friend and it will only be $20 per person

**If you enjoy this session you are welcome to stay for the next session as we move from the very basic steps to showing you how to do a simple turn pattern to begin to put the basics together.

7:30-8:30pm Beginners+

This workshop is for beginners who are comfortable with the basic steps of salsa and we will be learning a simple turn pattern, or two, in this session. No partner necessary.

Cost: $20 per person Bring a friend and it will be only $15 per person

Registration for both workshops $40 per person Bring a friend $30 per person

Pre-registration required. e-mail your payment to dancingqueen428@gmail.com

Don’t wait!!! These classes will fill up quickly!!!!

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-> Swing Dance news:

lindy pic spring session ad pic

A new session of swing dance classes with Lindy Hop On The Rock (LHOTR) starts Tuesday, May 6th in The Landing at MUN. Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/688289097883642/

Everyone is welcome to drop by our first lesson, and there is NO PARTNER REQUIRED!

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HEY! Have you been leading/following and want to try the opposite role? Try going to Swing I to learn the other side of dancing! All of our instructors have learned both roles and we highly recommend it. It will absolutely make you a better dancer! Plus, you can dance with *anybody*!

Not sure which level will fit you best? The instructors will be able to help you make that decision. Never tried swing before? Drop in for the first class of the session and we’ll show you the ropes! Please note that this session we will not be accepting drop-ins after our first lesson.
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WHAT IS IT?:

Don’t know what swing dancing is? Find out on the Lindy Hop on the Rock Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/munswingclub/
or our swanky website: http://www.lindyhopontherock.com/

WHEN IS IT?:

TUESDAYS at THE LANDING in the University Centre!
**7-8pm – Swing I and Swing II
**8-8:30 – Social Dance
**8:30-9:30 – Advanced Class
*Please note that we will only be accepting drop-ins at the first class of the session.

7-8pm will be for pure beginners and those with slightly more experience, 8-8.30 will be time for free-form social dancing, 8:30-9:30 will be a class for intermediate/advanced dancers.

We will be exploring more advanced moves during the last part which may be tough for beginners to pick up, but beginners may enjoy and benefit from just watching. We’d also very much like to encourage the advanced students to come out for the free-dancing–it’s all about mingling and having lots of people to dance with!

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?:

– Full Session: $30
– Drop-in fee (for our first lesson): $5

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-> Tango News:

teri tango milonga mar 8 2014

Milonga Brava Hosted by Argentine Tango with Teri

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1472244269673778/

Milonga: a social tango event. If you’ve never danced tango before, there will be a foundations lesson from 7-8, with social dancing from 8-11. You don’t need to bring a partner, but may do so if you want.

Date: Saturday, May 10th
Time: 7-11pm
Place: MMap room of the Arts and Culture Centre
Bring: Yourself, a friend or two (if you like), dry shoes, and $5 to help pay for the venue.

A big thanks to Tango on the Edge for helping to organize these milongas! (tangoontheedge.ca).

DJ: Carrie Plester
Foundations Lesson: Christina Oates and Samantha Payne

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-> Other Community events:

Salsa in St. John’s members are invited to participate in Walk for Memories 2014! Kenny’s Pond on May 25, 2014 at 2:00pm

If any Salsa in St. John’s members (or anyone else) are interested in organizing or participating please email me judy.salsa”AT”gmail.com I’ll be putting a facebook event together for this soon too! Stay tuned 🙂

walk for memories banner ad May 25 2014message from Amelia White, Events Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, Inc. :

” Salsa in St. John’s is known for your very skilled and varying ways of getting people excited! From dancers to all sorts of exciting ways to have an event, you are sure to always dazzle spectators!  We would be most grateful for your consideration in joining our Walk for Memories fundraising event!  There is no monetary contribution necessary, as we invite you to simply join our Walk around Kenny’s Pond on 135 MacDonald Drive, St. John’s, NL, May 25th.

Our Walk for Memories takes place each May, and this will be our 25th year, which is very exciting! What better way to commemorate this occasion, then by having dances from the Salsa in St. John’s attend our Walk.  Our fundraiser is a family event and welcomes people of all ages to attend.

This event is in support of over 7,681 families and individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease in Newfoundland and Labrador, and all funds raised stays in the province to support those in need.  Your presence will help to generate excitement and participation for our fundraiser, which will help to make it a huge success!… the purpose of this event is to promote awareness and raise funds to support all the helpful programs and services provided by the Society.

Find more info on “Walk for Memories” at http://walkformemoriesatlantic.ca/

salsa at the ship poster april 19 2014Salsa in St. John’s Celebrates 700 Members!
Invite all your friends so we can make it 800!!

Oh yes! Salsa in St. John’s “Latin Lounge” Series is bringing you another Super Salsa Party, featuring DJ Chamba from The Ritmo Latino Radio Show this time in at The Ship 265 Duckworth St. Saturday April 19th 9:30pm-1:30am

Come early for a drop-in lesson in beginners salsa dancing with Stacy Fowler of Bailamos St. John’s*

Dance all night with Ritmo Latino’s DJ Chamba and his energetic mix of Latin dance music… Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton and Underground Tropical Beats.

$7 on the door
19+ event
The Ship Pub
265 Duckworth Street

* This Saturday’s party is just one of many Salsa in St. John’s events hosted by Judy D  coming up this spring and summer! If you want to get an early start practicing your salsa moves, join Stacy’s newest 8-week session of Salsa Intermediate starting THIS Wednesday, April 16th, 8:30-9:30pm. THERE’S STILL ROOM FOR YOU! Drop ins welcome ($10/session) – info: bailamosstjohns@gmail.com

 

–> April 19th is Our next BIG Party:

Salsa in St. John’s & Ritmo Latino 935FM
Presents Salsa Party at The Ship with DJ Chamba

salsa at the ship poster april 19 2014Salsa in St. John’s Celebrates 700 Members!
Invite all your friends so we can make it 800!!

Oh yes! Salsa in St. John’s “Latin Lounge” Series is bringing you another Super Salsa Party, featuring DJ Chamba from The Ritmo Latino Radio Show this time in at The Ship 265 Duckworth St. Saturday April 19th 9:30pm-1:30am

Come early for a drop-in lesson in beginners salsa dancing with Stacy Fowler of Bailamos St. John’s

Dance all night with Ritmo Latino’s DJ Chamba and his energetic mix of Latin dance music… Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton and Underground Tropical Beats.

$7 on the door
19+ event
The Ship Pub
265 Duckworth Street

–> Sunday Nite Salsa @ AnneXe is BACK, now hosted by DJ Marcelo and Annita!

What have you been waiting for?! Right here on the Rock, let’s have some fun while learning some BACHATA, MERENGUE AND REGGAETON STEPS!
EVERY SUNDAY  6-7PM at ANNEXE 2nd floor.
Then after you feel comfortable it’s time for you to enjoy and practice your moves 7-9pm. (Salsa and other Latin music will also be played!)
$10 AT THE DOOR BEFORE 7PM
FROM 7 TO 9PM $5 AT THE DOOR.
Instructors: Annita Esonosedice &  DJ Marcelo

fb event link (ignore the date, it happens every Sunday!): https://www.facebook.com/events/816094285091579/

–> NEW: Monday Nite Salsa @ Masonic Lodge, 8-11pm, hosted by Deneen Connolly Starting April 21st.

See more about this on Deneen’s fb page: https://www.facebook.com/deneenconnollydance

 

–> Latino Fiesta! hosted by DJ Marcelo, Sat Apr 12th @ AnneXe Lounge

Let’s melt the snow left with some sweat and heat! Its almost here – the next Latino Fiesta with DJ Marcelo! Come on out to enjoy with great music!
Salsa, Bachata, Regueton, Merengue and much more!
We cant wait to dance with you!
See you all on the dance floor
$5 at the door 19+event

 

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AND SOME OTHER GREAT DANCE NEWS…

–> LINDY HOP Workshop PLUS Social THIS Weekend! April 6th, Hosted by Lindy Hop On The Rock (LHOTR)

fb event link (SWING DANCE WORKSHOPS with Adrian Warnock-Graham from Montreal)

Message from LHOTR: If you’ve come to at least one Swing class with Lindy Hop on the Rock, we wanted to let you know about a fabulous workshop organized for Saturday April 5th and we’d love to see you at! We’re really excited to have a teacher from Montreal coming to help us tighten up our dancing and bring it to the next level! After the daytime workshops, we will cap things off with a swingin’ social in the evening. Hope to see you there! Here are the details:

Lindy Hop Workshop !

Join instructor Adrian Warnock-Graham and Lindy Hop on the Rock for a day of fun, intensive Lindy Hop workshops this coming Saturday, April 6 at The Landing (UC 3018):

10:30am – 12pm: Workshop #1: Back to Basics.We’ll start the weekend with a review of the fundamentals of Lindy, such as position and connection. Even the most advanced dancers will benefit from this review! We’ll quickly move on to more advanced material.

12pm-1pm: lunch break

1pm-2:30pm: Workshop #2: Intermediate Lindy Hop. Working on intermediate moves such as Swingout, Texas Tommy and Charleston variations.

2:30-2:45: 15 min break

2:45-4:15: Workshop #3: Intermediate Lindy Hop #2. A continuation of intermediate moves.

8pm – 11pm: Social! We’ll cap the day off with a social dance! (A lesson will be offered for absolute beginners at 8pm, but will be away from the main dance space)

Cost for all 3 workshops and social is only $20 !!! (or $10 for each workshop individually, $7 cover for the social).

No registration required, just show up ready to dance!

*please respect individuals with allergies and refrain from wearing strongly scented products*

Can’t wait to see you all there!!!

Swing salute,

LHOTR

https://www.facebook.com/groups/munswingclub/

–> Tango MILONGA BRAVA, Sat Apr 5th, hosted by Argentine Tango with Teri

Milonga: a social tango event. If you’ve never danced tango before, there will be a foundations lesson from 7-8, with social dancing from 8-11. You don’t need to bring a partner, but may do so if you want.

Date: Saturday, April 5th
Time: 7-11pm
Place: MMap room of the Arts and Culture Centre
Bring: Yourself, a friend or two (if you like), dry shoes, and $5 to help pay for the venue.

fb event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/821536334540671/

A big thanks to Tango on the Edge for helping to organize these milongas! (tangoontheedge.ca). DJ to be announced, music requests welcome.

–> National Dance Week and International Dance Day are coming up in April…more news SOON!!!