Summer 2015 Latin Workshops, Cuban Concerts, Multicultural Festivals and NEW Bollywood DJ Night!

Posted: June 29, 2015 in Bloggin' Along About Salsa, Classes & Events, Salsa Classes, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events

Here’s a list of upcoming Latin and multicultural concerts, workshops, festivals, and events for summer 2015 so far, with more details further down the page! Will try to add updates as we hear about new things, either here or in our facebook group. Unfortunately we don’t have any beginner’s salsa classes this summer…keep checking back for more info though, things could change🙂 Happy dancing St. John’s! – Judy D

–> 7:30 FRIDAY JULY 3rd CUBAN CONCERT!  Adonis Puentes & The Voice of Cuba Orchestra
VENUE: Arts & Culture Centre     TICKET INFO: artsandculturecentre.com

–> JULY 3-5 TOMBOLO MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL **including Latin dance demos!**

–> SAT JULY 4 FREE Intro to NY Style Mambo/Salsa “On2” workshop with CORIE HARNETT! at the Tombolo Festivalcheck the festival fb event for scheduled time.

–> SAT JULY 4 ALL NEW BOLLYWOOD DJ NIGHT @ ROCKHOUSE with DJ Prafull 19+ event  <>  $10 at the door  <>  Door opens at 9.30pm

–> SAT JULY 11th 7-10PM Cuban Musician Hierrito Fernandez is playing at The Black Sheep on Water St. Sit back and sip some cold drinks while enjoying soulful songs of Cuba!

–> FRI JULY 17 LATIN HUSTLE WORKSHOP with Yvon “Bboy Crazy Smooth” Soglo! at Mount Pearl School of Dance.   email erikawilansky”AT”yahoo.ca to pre register.

–> JULY 22 – AUG 26 : NEW YORK STYLE MAMBO, or Salsa “On 2” — Intensive Intro Series

–> FRI AUG 21 CUBAN CONCERT!! HAVANA BLUES back by popular demand @ The Republic

–> SAT SEPT 26 SALSA PARTY “RUMBON SALSERO” with DJ Chamba @ Rockhouse…more details soooon!

 

EXTRA EVENT DETAILS:

–> CUBAN CONCERT 7:30 FRIDAY JULY 3rd Adonis Puentes & The Voice of Cuba Orchestra
VENUE: Arts & Culture Centre     TICKET INFO: artsandculturecentre.com
Adonis Puentes AandC 2015Shining brighter than life in an intimate concert, check out one of the greatest Cuban Soneros of our time! Adonis Puentes brings a high energy (and volume) concert, where you’ll experience his rich voice and all-acoustic orchestra. This music just makes you want to dance the aisles to the Cuban rhythms, deep bass lines, and jazzy horn arrangements. Adonis has been nominated for a Latin Grammy Award and a Juno Award.
Tickets are: $35 Adults | $25 Students | $15 Children 12 yrs & under (HST and Service Charge Included). This is a family friendly event! Come early for international food on the lawn starting at 4:00 pm as the Tombolo Multicultural Festival NL kicks off a weekend full of events…Salsa in St. John’s group members will also be there performing dance demos! Adonis Puentes and the Voice of Cuba Orchestra is presented in partnership with the Arts and Culture Centre, Wreckhouse Jazz and Blues , and the Tombolo Multicultural Festival. www.adonispuentes.com www.arhyel.ca/tombolo/

–> JULY 3-5 TOMBOLO MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL
tombolo festival 2015Join us for a great weekend of activities for the whole family!
Visit www.arhyel.ca/tombolo/ for full details!
>FRIDAY, JULY 3 at 4 to 7pm PRE- Adonis Puentes CONCERT FESTIVITIES
A variety of delicious multicultural food will be available for purchase (within $5 – $10 price range). Come enjoy dinner before the show! Music, dance, fun activities for children, and **Salsa in St. John’s group members will be performing dance demos!**
>FRIDAY, JULY 3 at 7:30 pm >ADONIS PUENTES & THE VOICE OF CUBA ORCHESTRA (see info above)
>SATURDAY, JULY 4 – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm >MULTICULTURAL WORKSHOPS ON MUSIC, DANCE, ART AND FOOD…explore a range of topics including: music, dance and culture, as well as food and community traditions. Check out the FREE Intro to NY Style Mambo/Salsa “On2” workshop with CORIE HARNETT! This will take place inside the Arts and Culture Centre. *Free Admission *
> SUNDAY, JULY 5 -10:00 am – 6:00 pm > INTERNATIONAL FOOD/CRAFT FAIR
Local and immigrant food and craft vendors will set up booths to sell their unique food
and crafts at the Festival. Many countries will be represented from around the world including: India, Jamaica, Argentina, Egypt, Pakistan, Nigeria, China, Canada, Belarus, Morocco, Iran, Trinidad, Cuba, Haiti, Cameroon, Turkey, Indonesia, U.S.A., Thailand and Ethiopia. The food and craft fair will be set up in tents set up outside on the Arts and Culture Centre lawn.
> SUNDAY, JULY 5 – 11:30 am – 6:00 pm > MULTICULTURAL VARIETY CONCERT on the south concourse inside the Arts and Culture Centre…a wonderful mixture of local and immigrant music, dance, storytelling, puppetry and a fashion show! Andy Jones, Bollywood Jig, Highland Dance, The Royal Scottish Dance Society,
Association for New Canadians, **SALSA IN ST. JOHN’S DANCE DEMO**, Mary Barry, Hadi Milanloo, Evelyn Osborne, Tanglecove, Neil & Terri Rosenberg, Rogues, Mary-Lynn Bernard, Monique Tobin, Kat McLevey, Hannah Wadman-Scanlan, Drum Circle/Tom Alteen and Inuit Drumming Group.

–> SAT JULY 4 ALL NEW BOLLYWOOD DJ NIGHT @ ROCKHOUSE with DJ Prafull…it’s not a salsa party but it’s definitely gonna be awesome!!!

bollywood dj night june 2015Ladies and Gentlemen, kindly note that this July 4th, there would be first BOLLYWOOD DJ NIGHT in St. John’s at Rock house, where Prafull will be playing some highly energetic and best dance music from India.
Yeah it will be a night dedicated to only BOLLYWOOD music and there is only one rule of the night
“Do NOT STOP dancing”
Also there will be a mesmerizing performance by the well known Bollywood dance group the Bollywood Jig.
For those who have no idea what Bollywood music sounds like keep an eye on the fb event page until July 4th, I will be sharing some music with you daily so that you have an idea how catchy the Bollywood music is or you could listen to Bollywood Music on CHMR 93.5 FM every Friday form 6pm to 7pm with me (Prafull)
Once again, please mark this date and make sure to bring your date, friends and yourself because on July 4th the DJ and his party is going Wild …….
19+ event  <>  $10 at the door  <>  Door opens at 9.30pm
P.S. This event is organized by Prafull along with “Indian Youth Association” a student association here at Memorial University.

NOTE: If you want to learn how to dance Bollywood-style –> Bollywood Jig class registration opens 4th July for  “July- December 2015” semester! For more details please email- sanchitac”AT”hotmail.com

–> SAT JULY 11th 7-10PM Cuban Musician Hierrito Fernandez is playing at The Black Sheep on Water St. Sit back and sip some cold drinks while enjoying soulful songs of Cuba!

–> FRI JULY 17 LATIN HUSTLE WORKSHOP  Yvon “Bboy Crazy Smooth” Soglo is coming back to The Rock!!! He will be giving a beginner (6-7:30pm) and an intermediate (7:30-9pm) Latin Hustle workshop at Mount Pearl School of Dance on Friday evening, July the 17th. $30 for one workshop and $40 for two… and that includes the hour and a half workshop followed by a social (9-11pm for anyone who wants to stay!) :) This workshop was super popular last time and filled very quickly! If you are interested in either the beginner or inter workshop, please email erikawilansky”AT”yahoo.ca to pre register. You DO NOT need a partner!! :)      About Hustle:
Hustle, is a partner dance, that originated in urban clubs in the 1970s. From its inception, Hustle fused elements of various dances including Latin (mambo, cha cha, salsa) and disco, and was heavily influenced by popular music of the time, creating a unique social dance. To this day, Hustle is continuously evolving and is one of the few social dances born and cultivated in the U.S.
I promise YOU WILL LOVE THIS!!!!

 

–> JULY 22 – AUG 26 : instructor Corie Harnett presents NEW YORK STYLE MAMBO, or Salsa “On 2” — Intensive Introductory Series          **On 2 – New in St. John’s!**
Originating in New York in the mid-1970’s Palladium era and incorporating elements from many different dances, from Swing to Hustle to Afro-Cuban, this style of salsa distinguishes itself from others in that it is danced on the second beat of the music. In this way it is like many other urban dance forms because it accents the percussive instruments in the song, lending itself to soulful self-expression through the music.
Plus, it’s just plain fun–learning to dance ON2 will open up your social dancing possibilities and deepen your connection to the music!
In this six-week series, we will cover aspects of musicality, partner connection, basic turn pattern technique, and turning and spin technique “ON2”.
Please note that while this is an introductory course, it is not suitable for absolute beginner dancers—of course you can be completely new to ON2, but some previous dance experience is necessary (and some experience with partner dances is a definite asset!).
WHEN: Wednesdays July 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: at Mount Pearl School of Dance (75 Barbour Drive, Mount Pearl)
INVESTMENT: $90 per person.
Pre-registration only (i.e. no drop-ins).
Contact corieography”AT”gmail.com to register.
About the Instructor:
Corie Harnett is a dancer, choreographer and arts educator who has explored a wide array of movement forms and dance traditions. She fell in love with Latin street dances about ten years ago when she began social dancing in Toronto’s underground salsa scene. Since then she has performed at such events as the Toronto Salsa Festival, Montreal Salsa Convention, Rochester Salsa Weekend and the Jimmy Anton Social in NYC, and has social danced with some of the finest dancers on the international salsa circuit.
A fan of the New York style mambo (“On 2”), Corie loves to play with the musicality, body isolations and solo footwork it encourages, and seeks to combine these elements in dynamic and soulful ways in her choreographies.

 

–> FRI AUG 21 CUBAN CONCERT!! HAVANA BLUES – They’re back!

Havana Blues 2015 fb eventOne night only! The summer salsa event not to be missed! Stay tuned for more info and ticket prices.
Proudly supported by Salsa in St. John’s!

 

–> SAT SEPT 26 SALSA PARTY “RUMBON SALSERO” with DJ Chamba @ Rockhouse…more details soooon!

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