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apr 17 2015 salsa party

YESSS this time our Salsa Party is on a FRIDAY night, and it’s time for another “Rumbon Salsero!” event!
Ritmos Latinos Canada‘s DJ Chamba will be playing the best dance music from Cuba, New York, Colombia, Puerto Rico & much more. Which has the best music?…come check it out and see if you just don’t love em all!
DJ Chamba will also play a selection of your other favorites, with a fast-paced mix of salsa, merengue, bachatta, reggaeton and more.
Beginners lesson early in the evening with Stacy Fowler of Bailamos ST JOHNS is included in your cost!

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19+ event
$10 at the door
doors open at 9:30
The RockHouse, 8 George Street

video submission pic strut your salsa 2015

Salsa in St. John’s “Strut Your Salsa!” – call for video clips for a Dance Week Video National Dance Week is Apr 22-29th! So let’s have some fun and show the world how we Salsa in St. John’s! This is purely for fun, and is meant to showcase all of the wonderful dancers, instructors, event coordinators, dance schools, multicultural organizations, DJ’s, supporters etc. who’ve all helped to grow our vibrant Salsa in St. John’s community. PLUS – We’ll be choosing a name from all of your submissions, the lucky winner will receive a Salsa in St. John’s T-shirt!

Want to be a part of this?!
Send to judy.salsa”AT” a short ~20-30sec clip of yourselves dancing to help us put together a video collage. Deadline to submit is Apr 19th but please start sending them ASAP so I can start editing them together – Judy D
Please include:
– your full name for video credits (or nickname if preferred)
– your dance company/group (if applicable)
– when you joined/heard about Salsa in St. John’s
– and a short description of your video i.e.: “This is me dancing in Cuba!” or “I’m from South America and learned to Salsa dance in St. John’s!” or “We met at a salsa dance and are now married with children.”

—> send to judy.salsa”AT” <—

What we’d love to see:
– singles, couples, or groups dancing*
– any kind of Latin Dance: Salsa, Merengue, Bachatta, Reggaeton, Tango, etc. plus jazz, blues, & swing are welcome too
– old or brand new videos/pix
– all kinds of locations: dance events, house parties, weddings, living rooms, beaches, historic sites, festivals, cafes, dance studios etc
– dancing here in St. John’s OR anywhere else in the world
– past and present members of Salsa in St. John’s, and anyone who wants to join us!

If you’d like to participate but don’t have a camera or smart phone, please email me OR come to the April 17th Salsa party at RockHouse and we’ll do mini video shoots in a corner by the bar. FB event:

* Please make sure anyone in your video/pix is aware and agreeable that this video will be posted in public! Also videos and pix may be used for other similar dance community promo projects in the future.

This idea was inspired by the recent Faces of Newfoundland videos, check em out if you haven’t already!

“AT” =@

dance invasion flyer Salsa in St. John’s* DANCE INVASION – Ultra World Club Dance Party – Sat. Mar 14th @ RockHouse
You asked for it, so we’re bringin’ it ALL! Club Dance Music From Around the World…**The UNOFFICIAL Afterparty for MUN ISC’s 29th Multicultural Show
Featuring DJ Chamba, DJ Prafull, & DJ Scrappy takin’ turns at the table…
-Bollywood – Bellydance – Soca – Zouk – Latin – Jazz – Reggaeton – Disco – Bboy – House – Electro – Funk – African – Asian – EuroPop –
you name it, we’ll play it, as long as it gets everyone to Move your Feet – Shimmy – Shake your Thang – Twerk it – Wiggle it – Spin – Gyrate – Busta Move – Get Down – Move Around – Feel Happily Homesick – Tell All Your Friends to Get Their Asses Down Here – And Dance the Night Away!

If you have World Club music/artist requests add them on our event wall and we’ll try to include something for everyone! fb event link:

And here’s a YouTube playlist to get you in the mood!

*proceeds from this party will go towards expenses and future (bigger and better!) salsa/music events, so please invite all your friends to help grow our Salsa in St. John’s scene 🙂

Sat. Mar 14th @ Rockhouse Ongeorge
Doors open 9:30
$8 cover
19+ event

**MUN International Student Resource Center’s (ISC) 29th Multicultural Show

International Student Resource Center(ISC) is hosting our annual event: 2015 Multicultural Show which includes performances from different cultural background.
This year, we are having some amazing performers to showcase their unique cultures from all over the world. So please come out and celebrate an evening of fun and Multiculturalism. INVITE your friends. Everyone is welcome to join this blast!
When: 6pm March 14th,2015
Where: MUN Field House

29th multicultural show mun 2015

internatl food craft fair feb 2015–> Sunday Feb 8th SALSA DEMO @ 2nd Annual International Food and Craft Fair!

Bailamos ST JOHNS, Salsa in St. John’s, DJ Chumba, and dancer/coreographer Corie Harnett are joining together to bring an exciting performance for this event. We have 2 Ladies Styling coreographies by the talented Corie Harnett. A freestyle Salsa Routine with Del and Stacy and a Merengue with students Judy and Roman. We will be dancing from 1:00-1:20pm
It will be an exciting afternoon and we are pleased to be featured with some very talented dancers/performers. Not to mention all the great food and vendors!!! See you all there!!!!!!!

annexe valentine fiesta 2015–> Friday Feb 13th San Valentine Latino fiesta  with DJ Marcelo!

Annexe Latin Dance is back again with their first Latino fiesta of 2015! San Valentine Fiesta with great tunes, and this time including romantic music to celebrate love not just for our partners but also for our friends and family.
Doors open at 10pm until 2am – $7 at the door – 19+event
See you all on the dance floor!
“There is no remedy for love but to love more”
– Thoreau

red hot 2015–> Feb 27th* & 28th Red Hot Productions presents “Red Hot” 2015

Red Hot Productions is a local dance entertainment company that produces the annual “Red Hot” showcase. “Red Hot” is a community dance event that brings together some of the top performers in the city, and across the country. Join us on Friday, February 27th (*the 27th includes a sexy salsa performance by Bailamos St. John’s performers!)  and Saturday, February 28th 2015 at the CLB Armoury for an evening of incredible and sexy performances by some of the best choreographers,dancers, vocalists and performers from St.John’s, NL all the way to Toronto, Ontario. Don’t miss out on an evening of amazing entertainment, hosted by your very own Mark Day, with feature performances by the Red Hot Company Dancers, as well as, Kelly-Ann Evans., just to name a couple.
**A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society, more specifically “Our Living Room”, helping to provide our local chapter of Cancer patients undergoing treatments with wigs, prosthetics, etc.. **
Ticket Information:
**Tickets will be available for purchase in December ( Date TBA)**
**Each ticket includes a complimentary drink upon arrival, as well as entry into an amazing door prize draw**
-Standing Admission : $25.00 -Sitting Admission : $30.00 -VIP Table of 8 : $350.00
-Online, by email money transfer to :
– In Person (cash only) : The Mount Pearl School of Dance, The Hair Factory (Sheraton Hotel) and Our Pleasure (all locations)


brazilian film fest 2015Invite your friends!


multicultural show auditions 2015Do you have any talents that you wanna share? WE WANT YOU!
Memorial ISC will have few auditions for the coming Multicultural Show! Everyone is welcome, and is encouraged to bring your/your group’s performances!
Know a friend or two with talents, huh? By all means, tell them Multicultural Show Committee wants to see his/her/their performances!
Thursday(Feb.5th), 6-11pm The Landing
If you CAN NOT make it to this audition, you can either send the video of your performances to  And hopefully the ISC team will conduct more auditions in future weeks. See you all there!

Salsa Lessons: for more about Bailamos St. John’s winter session (starting Jan 11th) and Jan 18th Beginners Workshop, along with other Latin dance class info, click on:

Salsa Event: Save the date!!! Sat Jan 31st is the next Great Big Salsa Party @ RockHouse! Co-hosted by Judy D of Salsa in St. John’s and Ritmo Latino’s DJ Chamba. More details sooooon. Come to the fb group for the most up-to-date info!

Swing Dance: Click  for all the details about Lindy Hop on the Rock’s Winter 2015 session starting Jan 13th!

KEEP CHECKING BACK…more events will be added as soon as I get the details from everyone 🙂


Next two Latin events in St. John’s:
-> Dec 13th – Red and White Parranda Holiday Tropical Party (12/13/14) hosted by Salvador Fernández III & Gustavo. Turkey Joe’s on George St.

Red and White Parranda | Holiday Tropical Party (12/13/14)

Naughty or nice ?? hmmm …nice or naughty???? hmmmm Naughty? Nice ?
Can’t decide if you have been nice or naughty all year through ? ..Well here’s your chance at both …
On December 13th, come support our first Ritmo Latino 93.5 FM Annual Holiday Fundraiser Tropical Party at Turkey Joe’s Nightclub 7 George Street , since a portion of the proceeds of this will go towards the purchase of toys and treats to give out on Christmas day to underprivileged kids in the St. John’s area. It will be your nicest gesture yet !!!
Performing your favorite Authentic Latino Tropical Djs, Dj Chamba and Dj Gustavo, playing your favorite Tropical music: Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Salsa and Latin dance….
Remember if you are naughty, wear RED, and if you are nice, wear WHITE …. You decide !!!!
Join us for a FREE! Salsa Lesson by Annita La Cubana – 10pm-1030pm
Doors open at 930 PM
Cover Charge : $10 at the door ( Tickets also available in advance)
This is all taking place in the HEART of George St.
Turkey Joe’s Nightclub – 7 George St.
There will also be drink specials which consist of $3 labatt products, $3 Hi-Balls, and $3 shooters.

-> Dec 19th – Christmas Latino Fiesta with DJ Marcelo!! 10 pm, Annexe 32 George Street


Christmas party with one of the best DJ’s in town!
It’s here again our last fiesta of the year; don’t miss this great chance to dance with your fave Latin tunes! Great drinks specials and more.
The first 5 people receive a free pass for the next 2015 party!!
$5 at the door
See you all on the dance floor!

2014 halloween poster copyWear your Halloween costume and get ready to join us for an out-of-this-world Halloween dance experience!
Great dance floor, super salsa music – with a macabre mix of hot merengue, reggaeton, salsa and bachata!!! Hosted by Salsa in St. John’s* Judy D, beginners lesson shortly after 9pm with Stacy Fowler of Bailamos ST JOHNS. BONUS: Step into our freaky photo booth to capture your creepy moment for all eternity 😉

-> 3 Victoria St – LSPU Hall’s Cox & Palmer Second Space
-> Sat, Nov 1st, 9pm-1am (leaves you time to hop on over to the Mardi Gras too***)
-> $8 cover
-> Bar service available (19+ event, ID’s required)
-> fb link
*proceeds from this party will go towards expenses and future (bigger and better!) salsa/music events, so please invite all your friends to help grow our Salsa in St. John’s scene 🙂

***Please note: this event is NOT a part of the Mardi-Gras. Your $8 door cover is for access only to The LSPU Hall Spooky Salsa (people wanting access to George Street will have to enter at the Mardi Gras gates for $20)***


–> Save the dates… sisj and bailamos cardJudy D’s next two Salsa in St. John’s Parties, co-hosted by Bailamos Stacy Fowler:
Sat Oct 4th @ RockHouse on George Street
Sat Nov 1st Halloween Salsa Party @ LSPU Hall on Victoria Street!
More info coming soon 🙂

–> Milonga Brava – Beth’s Birthday edition Saturday Sept 27th 7pm-11pm. Beginners lesson included! fb event link:

–> Annexe Latino Fiesta  with  DJ Marcelo! Saturday Sept 27th 10pm-3am. fb event link:


I’m a little late posting, but it’s not too late to join in this fall’s LESSONS & WORKSHOPS:

–> Bailamos St. John’s instructor Stacy Fowler still has room in her Salsa lesson classes, it’s not too late to join! Stacy’s lessons are a great way to get started AND to continue building your social salsa dance toolkit! For more info/to register send a private message to the Bailamos ST JOHNS page: OR e-mail
Wednesday 8:45-9:45pm – Level 2 Salsa/Latin This class is for students of our previous level 2. New students are welcome but must be able to complete basic salsa turn patterns. Price: $110 for 8 weeks, $15 drop in.
Sunday 7-8pm – Level 1 Salsa/Latin This class is for complete beginners. No experience necessary, no partner necessary. Price: $110 for 8 weeks, $15 drop in.
Sunday 8-9pm – Zumba Fitness Ditch the workout and join the party as we have fun using music and dance to get into shape. This is not a dance class. No dance experience necessary! Price: $80 for 10 Zumba sessions, $10 drop in.

–> MUN Ballroom and Latin Dance Club is having their registration this Thursday Sept 18th! Yes they are offering beginner salsa lessons for just $45 for the term for MUN students… a great way to get you on the social dance floor quick! Check out the website for schedule, prices and details on all classes offered!

–>LINDY HOP on the ROCK aka MUN Swing Club started their semester sessions last Tuesday, so far being held at the Bruneau Centre  If you’re wondering about joining up, contact them at  AND LHotR are looking for MUN students to be on their exec committee (treasurer, president, secretary). Elections being held Sept 30th. If interested, email

–> Argentine Tango Workshop  presented by Tango On The Edge (TOTE)

tango workshop bobby thompson pic sept 2014with Bobby Thompson coming up this weekend, Sept 18th-21st.

If possible, please register at any TOTE practica leading up to the workshop, contact Cecilia at or Alison at otherwise register at the workshop.

Classes will be filled on a first come first served basis, some classes were full at the Winter Workshop so register early.

See for full details!


Soooo, there were some logistical changes with RIAC’s Fourth Annual Summer Cultural Festival (read more here: )…but THE SHOW MUST GO ON!!! They’re still having the World Music Night at The Ship on Sat Aug 23rd. fb event link:

World Music Night scf2014 posterJoin us at The Ship, 265 Duckworth Street, for an evening of tunes from around the world. Dancers bring your dance shoes, you won’t be able to resist…music will include Latin, jazz, blues, reggae, swing, and much more!

Featuring two of the top voted acts in The Overcast’s recent entertainment poll:
–> The Skylarks (Andrew McCarthy, sticks and skins Aneirin Thomas, the low notes Luke Power, keys keys keys) AND
–> The Brad Jefford Trio+ (

Door opens 10:30pm
Cost is $10 minimum donation…a steal for a show like this!


Join instructor Stacy Fowler of Bailamos ST JOHNS for another semester of dance and fitness fun! For more info/to register send a private message to the Bailamos ST JOHNS page:
OR e-mail bailamosstjohns”AT”

Bailamos St. John's logoDETAILS:
Wednesday 8:45-9:45pm – Level 2 Salsa/Latin This class is for students of our previous level 2. New students are welcome but must be able to complete basic salsa turn patterns. Price: $110 for 8 weeks, $15 drop in.

Sunday 7-8pm – Level 1 Salsa/Latin This class is for complete beginners. No experience necessary, no partner necessary. Price: $110 for 8 weeks, $15 drop in.

Sunday 8-9pm – Zumba Fitness Ditch the workout and join the party as we have fun using music and dance to get into shape. This is not a dance class. No dance experience necessary! Price: $80 for 10 Zumba sessions, $10 drop in.


FRI SEPTEMBER 5TH – First BIG SALSA PARTY of the semester @ The RockHouse! more details coming soooon 🙂

FRI SEPTEMBER 26TH – NEWFIBANA “International Music Festival” featuring Jamaican recording artist Wayne Wonder Plus Dj Scrappy playing the best Reggae, Hip Hop , DanceHall, Soca, Afrobeats. DJ Chamba will be Tearing Up the Dance Floor with a red-hot mix of the biggest hits of tropical, Reggaeton and a sprinkle of Salsa, & Merengue.

RIAC's Summer Cultural Festival - website:

RIAC’s Summer Cultural Festival – website:

It’s coming soooooon!

The Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council (RIAC) will be hosting its Fourth Annual Summer Cultural Festival on August 23-24th in Victoria Park.
(in case of bad weather, check the website
for location changes…the festival will go ahead whatever the weather!)
RIAC’s Summer Cultural Festival (SCF) was founded in 2011 as part of RIAC’s outreach efforts. In 2012, RIAC’s SCF found it’s role in the community as a platform where newcomers to Newfoundland have an opportunity to explore the thriving local cultural influences while, at the same time, participate in them. The SCF has been growing since 2011.
In 2014, RIAC’s SCF is a two day festival at Victoria Park and includes workshops, two food markets and three concerts. The SCF celebrates cultural diversity and artistic creativity in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Along with musical, dance, and spoken word performances, the Summer Cultural Festival also features cross-cultural workshops and an open air market with unique food and crafts.
The dance concert at The Ship on Sat Aug 23rd will feature The Brad Jefford Swing Ensemble AND The Skylarks! They’ll be playing swing, world music and jazzy tunes, including some Latin pieces. In between sets will be salsa and Latin DJ’d music…so break out your dance shoes for a night full of fun 🙂
AND Bailamos St. John’s will be hosting a Salsa Dance Workshop at the festival!
Say, you want to know more about our Summer Cultural Festival Passes? Our poster above has all the information you need! These passes get you all the food you need to enjoy the weekend and some extra bonuses!
30 Festival Founder passes and 20 Family Festival Passes are on sale now! These passes are great for those who want to support RIAC’s Summer Cultural Festival. For your support, you will receive a large number of discounts on foods, the indoor events and will get some perks on the day of the festival. Get your passes before they run out!
Ways to get your Passes:
– Drop by our office on Water Street above Coffee&Company
– call RIAC 709.754.4122
– e-mail projects”AT”
– or email judy.salsa”AT”
*Note: Our afternoon activities at Victoria Park are free and open to the public!
Newfoundland and Labrador has the lowest newcomer retention rate in the country. That is why making everyone feel welcome is more important than ever. The Summer Cultural Festival is a wonderful way to get out and meet your new neighbours!

Bailamos St. John's logoSalsa Workshop – presented by Bailamos St. John’s

Where: Dance Academy, 75 Airport Rd.

Beginner: 1-3pm
No experience or dance partner required

Intermediate: 3-5
For students of the current beginner 2 class or anyone with a good knowledge of basic salsa turn patterns. No partner necessary.

$35 per person (bring a friend for $30 each)

Register early and save!!!
$30 per person (bring a friend for $25 each)
e-mail payment to:

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