Swinging into Summer with LHOTR, Salsa workshop with Bailamos St. John’s and whole lot more!


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


-> 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!!!!


-> 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!

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.


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/


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!


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


-> 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


-> 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/

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