Latin Dance Lessons, Workshops & Events – Sept 2014 update!


–> 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 ūüôā

–> 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 ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď 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!

Weekend Dance News for May 9th-11th: Lindy, Salsa, Swing and Tango :) PLUS dance all week long!

Get your dance shoes ready, there’s soooo much happening this weekend!

–> LINDY HOP: Friday May 9th is a CHANCE TO DANCE!

lindy pic spring session ad picThe Landing (MUN UC) from 7:30-9:30pm.
$2 suggested donation

Chance to Dance is a practice session, held every few weeks, where Hoppers can practice the moves that we’ve already learned. In other words: dancey playtime! We won’t be teaching you anything new, but we can answer any questions you have about what you’ve covered with us before, and we can certainly help you develop some flair or string familiar movements together in new and interesting ways.

Bring your smile and your dancin’ shoes!


–> WEST COAST JIVE: Workshop this coming Saturday May 10!

wcjive flyer may 10 2014A popular and fun dance style on the west coast that has been gaining popularity here in St. John’s!

Workshop takes place at St. Matthew’s Elementary in Cowan Heights 2:00PM!

Learn the moves to dance to the blues, to Latin, or to whatever tune tickles your fancy to put a whole lotta sugar push into it!

Call DEE to reserve your spot at 728 – 1906!


–> TANGO: Milonga¬†Brava Hosted by Argentine Tango with Teri

teri tango milongaMilonga: 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! (
DJ: Carrie Plester
Foundations Lesson: Christina Oates and Samantha Payne


–> SALSA PARTY: FIESTA¬†LATINA¬†–¬†Saturday¬†MAY¬†10 hosted by DJ Marcelo & Annita

marcelo fiesta latina annexe flyer bAnnexe 32 George Street, 10pm – 3am, $5 cover, 19+event

Looking forward to a night of dance and laughter!




Beginner Workshops May 11, 2014

Beginner Workshops May 11, 2014

with Stacy Fowler of Bailamos St. John’s! 6-8:30pm Sunday May 11 @ The Dance Academy, 75 Airport Road. There are still spaces available.¬† No partner necessary. No experience necessary. Registration for full workshop $40 per person.¬†Bring a friend $30 per person
More details/options at Facebook event link:
Pre-registration required. e-mail your payment to

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


And don’t forget that you can dance on into the weekdays too!

–> SUNDAYS – LATIN SOCIALS @ AnneXe Lounge 32 George Street with DJ Marcelo & Annita. NOTE: check fb page for updates or cancellations. Social may not happen on Fiesta Latina weekends.

–> MONDAYS – LATIN DANCE NIGHTS hosted by Deneen Connolly, The Masonic Temple, Cathedral Street.
8-9pm Latin dance class (Next six week course starting June 2nd!) Dance floor is open to everyone 9pm to close.
$5 cover

–> TUESDAY – LINDY HOP SWING DANCE CLASSES with Lindy Hop on The Rock at The Landing (MUN UC). NO PARTNER REQUIRED! **7-8pm – Swing I (beginner) and Swing II (intermediate), **8-8:30 – Social Dance, **8:30-9:30 – Advanced Class.
Full 6 week Session: $30
Drop-in fee $5 (ONLY for our first lesson, if you missed it on May 6th, a new session will start later in June!)

–> WEDNESDAYS – INTERMEDIATE SALSA with Bailamos St. John’s, currently in mid-session, for more info contact Stacy Fowler: bailamosstjohns”AT”

–> THURSDAYS – TANGO ON THE EDGE (TOTE) hosts Tango Practica. Arts and Culture Centre 8:30 ‚Äď 10:30 pm. Room changes sometimes, for more info see TOTE’s fb page (They also have a Sunday Practica 7-9 pm. Mmap room, Arts and Culture Centre. Guided Practice at 7:15 ‚Äď 7: 45.)

Salsa in St. John’s…happily helping keep St. John’s dancing!

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Exciting Dance News for April…keep dancing and sooner or later spring will start lol

–> April 19th is Our next BIG Party:

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!)
Instructors: Annita Esonosedice &  DJ Marcelo

fb event link (ignore the date, it happens every Sunday!):

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

See more about this on Deneen’s fb page:


–> 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




–> 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 ‚Äď 12pm: Workshop #1: Back to Basics.We‚Äôll 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‚Äôll 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 ‚Äď 11pm: Social! We‚Äôll 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,


–> 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:

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

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


March-ing into Spring Latin-themed Events!

Come dance into spring with a Brazilian Carnival Party, a kids n family Swing Dance Concert, a Swing Dance Social, and a Tango Milonga Brava!

–> Brazilian Carnival Party @ MUN, Billy Miller Common Room in Courte Real, March 21 7-11pm

brazilian carnival party march 2014

The Off-Campus Housing Office will be doing a Brazilian Carnival Party at Billy Miller Common Room in Corte Real on Friday, March 21st, 7pm – 11pm, 2014.

Join us for Brazilian Snacks, carnival songs and dance. Prize for the best costume and other prizes to be won.

The fee is only $5 per person, which should be paid until 19th, March at OCH, Coughlan College 1035.

For more information, please e-mail us on

fb event link:


–> SWING¬†DANCE¬†SOCIAL!!!¬†(lesson¬†included) @ The Republic on Duckworth, March 22 @9pm

Swing Dance Social III copySaturday March 22, 9pm-1am, upstairs at The Republic, 379 Duckworth St

Hi lindy hoppers, so we’ve had LOTS of new dancers the past few months, and I’m sure everyone is itching to get a little dolled up, get out on the dancefloor and try out their moves! We’ve got a great social lined up.

We want to emphasize as usual that BEGINNERS ARE WELCOME!!! We’ll have a lesson to kick off the night.

Here’s the schedule:
9pm: beginner’s lesson
10pm: social dancing

We’ve got lots of great tunes to play for ya, and a great new venue, upstairs at the Republic – it’s the door to the right of the main door, on Duckworth St.

Check out our website for more information on Lindy Hop and our group!

Only $6 cover! See you there!!!

fb event link:


–> The¬†Swinging¬†Belles¬†–¬†Swing¬†Music¬†for¬†Kids¬†at¬†the¬†Rocket¬†Room, 272 Water St, March¬†29, 1:30-3pm.

swinging belles march 29 2014Come on down to the Rocket Room, Saturday March 29th and meet the Swinging Belles, a local swing band for kids! Kick up your heels and have a swinging good time with the whole family. The Belles will perform from 2-3pm but why not come on down 1:30 for the Belle Hop, a chance to warm up with the musicians and have a little playtime! Tickets are $7 at the door.

The Swinging Belles feature child educators and performers Laura Winter and Erin Power joined by guitarist extraordinaire Duane Andrews. This is the Swinging Belles debut show and it will be packed with music, interactive story telling and dancing‚Ķ lots of dancing. So saddle up and swing on down for a hoe down that don’t slow down.


–> Milonga¬†Brava, MMap room of the Arts and Culture Centre, Sat April 5, 7-11pm

milonga brave april 2014Milonga: 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.

A big thanks to Tango on the Edge for helping to organize these milongas! ( DJ to be announced, music requests welcome.  fb event link:


–> Please see individual event organizers’ events/websites for additional info, changes, cancellations etc. Oh and check back soon for the next Salsa Party announcements…we have over 700 fb members now, celebration plans are in the works ūüôā Judy D

What’s happening in MAY 2013 – Salsa in St. John’s: lessons and events!

————> SALSA LESSONS <————

Start date EXTENDED to Sunday May 12th –¬† 8 weeks of Latin & Ballroom dance lessons with Jim Russell at Wild Lily Dance Ctr, 753-5232

Starting Wed May 8th – 8 weeks of Salsa classes (Beginner’s, Intermediate or Advanced, +Drop-in option) with Delali Ajiboye & Stacy Fowler at Arts & Culture Ctr, for info/to register email stacymfowler”AT”¬† Private lessons also available. fb event:

Drop-in beginner’s salsa continues every Sunday at AnneXe, 32 George St, 6-7pm & NEW Rueda mini-workshop with Del @ 8:30pm

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————–> OTHER DANCE LESSONS <—————–

————– MUN SWING CLUB —————

NEWS (updated May 25th): starting May 7th, new schedule for Swing classes:

Summer dancing information:

– Session 1 (4-weeks) Tuesday, May 7-Sunday, June 2.
‚Äď Session 2 (5-weeks) Tuesday, June 4-Thursday, July 4.
‚Äď Session 3 (8-weeks) Tuesday, July 9-Thursday, Aug. 29.


– $20/session.
‚Äď Drop-in fee: $5/class.

Time and location:

– Session 1: Tuesday and Sunday nights from 7:30p.m.-9:30p.m. Location: SN 4083.
‚Äď Sessions 2 and 3: Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7:30-9:30p.m. Location TBA.

Note: feel free to come to class at 7:00p.m. if you ever want to practice steps/moves or are bringing new dancers.

keep up with all things Swing Dance: and on fb:

May 18th and 25th

teris tango classes may 2013


Practica: A practice session for Tango Dancers
‚ÄĘThursday practica will take place in the 4th floor practice room of the Arts and culture Centre May 2nd ¬†,¬† 8:30 ‚Äď 10:30 pm Take the elevator by the NSO Office. Signs will be posted to point the way.
‚ÄĘSunday Practica will take place at the Mmap Room, Arts and Culture Centre 7 ‚Äď 9 pm. Our focus is on Milonga for the next couple of guided sessions.

————–> EVENTS <————–

SATURDAY NITE SALSA @ AnneXe, 32 Geaorge St, May 18th $5 cover, 19+,  fb event:


SALSA DEMO ~2pm Sunday May 5th FEATURING Instructors Del & Stacy and several other Salsa in St. John’s members, at the HEAD2TOE trade show featuring products and services for women!! Delta Convention Ctr. Great place to do some shopping for Mother’s Day presents too ūüėȬ† FarOut Fitness with Cindy Butt is also having a 12:30-1pm demo with custom weighted hula hoops to get you all hooping it up! Check out Head2Toe on fb

Sunday Salsa @ AnneXe: Cinco de Mayo Edition! SPECIAL PRICES: 2 for 1 door cover


Sat May 6th, 7-11pm¬†Come one, come all to the MUN Swing Club’s Spring Social!

All are welcome! No experience or partner required. Just bring indoor shoes (that don’t have too much grip, like Keds), and an itch to dance!

We will have a beginner’s lesson from 7:00-8:00p.m. and social dancing from 8:00-11:00.

How much? Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door. This money will go towards funds for a future Swing Social with a live band.

Where exactly is the dance? On the third floor of the Arts and Culture Center, in the MMAP Room.

We will be playing songs from my laptop for this event.  fb EVENT:


Summer is on its way! What better reason is there to dance?

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

Date: Saturday, May 11th
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! As always, music requests are welcome, up until the Wednesday before the milonga. There will also be a few songs of swing music thrown in there. fb EVENT:

———-TANGO ON THE EDGE – Dinner and Dancing at Bally Haly! —————-

Friday, May 17th,  7 Р11:30pm.  Contact Alison to book your space.


JOIN THE CAUSE: Zumbathon Charity Event, Mental Health Awareness Week 2013
Sun May 12, 4-6pm
Let’s break the stigma against mental illness and raise awareness about it. The affected could anyone, a beloved one, a friend or yourself. We are not alone in this journey! Tickets $10 each, or 2 for $15,¬† phone: 753 2560,
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what’s happening in April?!

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April 20th: Salsa @ The MIXX, 371 Duckworth Street…perhaps we could even do a little video to post for Dance Week!

April 22nd-29th is National Dance Week! Go to now to see how YOU can get involved. (HINT: see  for details on a Virtual Flash Mob Video Taping, Sun Apr 14th)

Every Sunday – Salsa @ AnneXe, 32 George St

April 13th FOR TANGO LOVERS: Milonga Sat April 13, 7pm-11pm @ the Arts & Culture Centre MMAP Room.  Foundations lesson 7-8pm.  Social dancing 8-11pm. More info:

Practica Notice Dec. 13 General Meeting and Christmas Milonga this Thursday!‚ÄŹ


Practica: A practice session for Tango Dancers
¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Thursday practica: Arts and Culture Centre 3rd Floor Mezzanine Gallery 8:30 ‚Äď 10:30pm.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Sunday Practica will take place at the Mmap Room,¬† Arts and Culture Centre¬† 7 ‚Äď 9 pm.
 Thank you Christine, for leading our focus on the rhythm of the waltz, and the possibilities for improvisation over the past several weeks. 
General Meeting  third floor Gallery  of the Arts and Culture Centre, 7:00 pm, Thurs. Dec. 13
Christmas Milonga Dec 13, 7:30 pm -11:30 pm. Bring your own beverage and some finger foods/appetizers to share, as there is no kitchen. Tea and Coffee will be provided.
Sunday Practica, January 6th  will take place at Bally Haly Golf Course at the regular time, because the Arts and Culture Centre is booked for the Arts and Letters Competition. There will be no practica Dec. 23rd, 27th  or 30th.  Have a very merry Christmas with your family and loved ones.
Practica will take place in the 3rd floor Gallery Dec 20th, Jan. 3, and January 10. Our regular schedule will be in place for the remainder of the winter term.
Dance away the Winter Blues! We have booked Bally Haly for dinner and dancing Friday, Jan. 11th, 2013. Email Cecilia or Alison to book your table.
2nd Annual Toronto Tango Marathon (January 11-13th)
Burning Tango 2013 Tango Festival in McCloud,Oregon. Links to other festivals as well.
If any member would like to promote a dance opportunity or upcoming event through our weekly notices, please send the information to Cecilia at