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It’s been way too long since I updated our little website, but salsa is still happening in St. John’s! As usual, the best way to get our updates is through our facebook group, or you can email me at judy.salsa “AT”gmail.com

RockHouse Salsa! SALSA PARTIES:

We’re working on booking our monthly RockHouse parties for Sept and Oct…will let you know ASAP!

SALSA SOCIALS:

Join Stacy Fowler at FarOut Fitness for their new bi-weekly Latin dance social starting Friday September 23, 8:30 – 10:30pm. Come out and practice your moves in a relaxed studio atmosphere and enjoy the rhythms of Salsa/Merengue/Bachata and more.  Location: 117 Ropewalk Lane

Join Corie Harnett Wednesdays 8:30-9:30 Oct 5-Nov 23 for an open practice of “on 2” Mambo and other styles of salsa dancing. $2 drop in fee, all are welcome! Location: Steffan Dance, 673 Topsail Rd

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SALSA LESSONS:

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Stacy Fowler, Salsa in St. John’s dance instructor

Stacy Fowler is very excited to be getting ready for the Fall dance session!!!!!! She will be joining FarOut Fitness to teach a Ladies Latin Fitness/Body movement class and we will be also hosting bi-weekly salsa socials. For registration details visit faroutfitness.ca or just click on Stacy’s picture!

jill dreaddy dance flyerAlso join Stacy at Jill Dreaddy Dance Co for Latin Dance Class.  This session she will be teaching in both the CBS and St John’s studios. Classes for complete beginner and experienced. For further details or to register visit http://jilldreaddydanceco.com/

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corie salsa lessons fall 2016 flyer

 

 

photo credit Stephanie Robinson

photo credit Stephanie Robinson

Corie Harnett will be returning to the dance floor again this fall! She’ll be teaching New York Style Salsa (“On 2”) for absolute beginners! No experience necessary, no partner required. PLUS there is an open practice session after this class–all are welcome,$2 drop-in fee for non students! See the flyer for details, or fb event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1259420367435573/

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mun bldc bannermunbldc dancersInstructor Jim Russell will be teaching beginner’s ballrooom dancing again. 10 weeks, on Thursday evenings (includes multi-dance types and a day of salsa!). You do NOT have to be a MUN student to join these classes! Please contact MUNBLDC on facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/6027805871/ or their website http://www.munbldc.com/ for more details.

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SPANISH LESSONS:

Santiago Olmos is again offering Spanish lessons this fall.

Buenas tardes,
Spanish lessons are being offered in an 8-week course in September and October.
Mondays (7:30 to 9:30 p.m.): grammar, verbs, vocabulary – for: beginners and those wishing to review
Wednesdays (7:30 to 9:30 p.m.): Spanish culture and conversation – for: “level 2” beginners and intermediate. Deadline to register for Beginners is Wed Aug 31st!!! Contact
Participants can choose to attend one or both evenings (minimum 4 participants per evening).
Registration is now open, and discounts are available for participants registering early.
Those interested can obtain more information from Santiago via e-mail: contacto.aprendaidiomas”AT”gmail.com

Lynette Lawlor is offering Spanish Lessons again this fall!

This is an intensive Spanish class for absolute beginners – no previous Spanish is required. Come learn in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Classes will run for 4 weeks from September 5th to September 26th, Monday evenings 6 to 7pm to in the downtown area. The focus of this 4 week program is to introduce new speakers to basic concepts of introductions, greetings, pronunciation, the alphabet, numbers and develop conversation and listening skills while incorporating basic grammar and vocabulary in a variety of topics.
–Registration is now open. Interested parties can message me or email me at gosouthtosalsa@gmail.com for prices and location.
fb event https://www.facebook.com/events/1602844343347736/

This is a continuation of our intensive Spanish for low-intermediate students. New students with some Spanish background are welcome. Classes will run for 4 weeks from September 5th to September 26th, Monday evenings 7:15 to 8:45pm in the downtown area. The focus of this 4 week program is to develop and improve conversation and listening skills while incorporating grammar and vocabulary in a variety of topics.
— Registration is now open. Interested parties can message me or email me at gosouthtosalsa@gmail.com for prices and location. fb event link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1734741176793628/

PRACTICE YOUR SPANISH!

Hablamos Español en St. John’s! is a self-running group…

Hello! Do you live in St. John’s? Do you like Latin cultures and particularly the Spanish language? Do you speak Spanish? Would you like to speak or practice your Spanish? Would you like to learn more about the language and the culture? Then, this group is for you! We are inviting anyone who have an interest in the language, Spanish fans, Hispanics and Latin people, students learning Spanish etc…for conversation and to enjoy ourselves!
We meet every Saturday at 5:30 pm at Coffee Matters, in front of the Sheraton, @ 1 Military Road.
For beginners, we will give you some recommendation and help you get up to speed with the language.
We are also a fun group and we can use this group to help organize lots of parties, such as Karaoke Nights, Movie Nights, BBQs, Beach parties and Camping just to name a few…Come and join us and meet some new people!! fb group link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/65543733891/

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LATIN DANCE TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY!:

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Whether you are a dance fanatic, a music lover or a travel nut, this vacation is for you. Mark your calendars for our next Cuban dance extravaganza, October 2-8, 2016 in Havana, Cuba! Come experience an authentic, amazing, unforgettable Cuban experience. We are currently taking reservations for our second dance tour and space is limited so don’t hesitate. Email Lynnette at gosouthtosalsa@gmail.com for details or send her a message via the fb event: https://www.facebook.com/Go-South-to-Salsa-784786948292337/

Hi everyone, Corie & Del of Salsa Floreo just informed me that MexiCali Rosa’s in St. John’s NL has unexpectedly closed down its business. Bad news for our salsa scene because we were all enjoying Salsa Floreo’s Sunday Salsa Socials @ Mexi’s.

Sooooo the search for a regular salsa venue begins anew. If you have any venue ideas please contact us:

judy.salsa”AT”gmail.com, corie”AT”salsafloreo.com or write on our fb group wall https://www.facebook.com/groups/SalsainSt.Johns/

and keep checking back for news about special salsa events around our city. ie: Sat Nov 24th there’s all-day salsa: Latin Dance Boot Camp @ Wild Lily, followed by a Salsa Dance fundraiser @ Rocket Bakery

Thanks for your support, patience and enthusiasm…

Judy D, Salsa in St. John’s

Browse through our “Salsa in St. John’s” site, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see how much salsa is going on in our city. From lessons to socials to all-out weekend party events hosted by various businesses, the St. John’s Salsa scene is HAPPENING!

Here’s one local business Salsa Floreo’s promo video, featuring Salsa dance instructors Corie & Del.

Feel free to check out any or all of the events you find on this site. If you’re a salsa or Latin dance instructor, musician or event organizer here in St. John’s Newfoundland, contact us and let us know so we can list your salsa info.

And of course, everyone is welcome to join our fb group where Salsa in St. John’s started:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SalsainSt.Johns/

🙂 Judy D
Salsa in St. John’s

FOLKS!

*IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP!
REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED WED OCT 11th AT MMAP GALLERY AT THE START OF EACH CLASS!!*

Hey St. John’s!We’ve finally solidified our FALL 2012 salsa dance class series! Have a look below to see which class suits you best, and send us an email at: corie@salsafloreo.com to register.

THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER SALSERO

This 9 week introductory series covers your salsa basics: footwork, frame and connection–the basis of leading and following LA Style Salsa (“On 1”), a turn and the cross body lead. By the end of this series, you’ll have some solid salsa tools down pat to bring to the social dance floor.NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, NO PARTNER REQUIRED.

Dates: Wednesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 21, 28, Dec 5
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Cost: $110.00 per person

2. SALSA LEVEL 1

This 9 week series builds on the technical framework of LA Style Salsa (“On 1”) that was introduced in the Absolute Beginner Series. With continued emphasis on strong frame and partner connection, as well as footwork and timing, this class will also expand upon the basic building block of club style salsa, the cross body lead, to give you a more extensive vocabulary of well-executed moves to take to the social dance floor.

PRE-REQUISITE: Absolute Beginner Salsero Series AND/OR knowledge of Cross Body Lead

Dates: Wednesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 21, 28, Dec 5
Time: 8:00 -9:00 p.m.
Cost: $110.00 per person

3. SALSA LEVEL 2

This 9 week series is for those with some experience dancing LA Style Salsa (“On 1”) who are looking to build upon the technical skillset they have already acquired. From a solid frame and partner connection and increased kinesthetic awareness, more intricate moves and patterns will be explored and mapped on to songs of varying tempo to further enhance leading/following and timing skills.

PRE-REQUISITE: Knowledge of Cross Body Lead Inside Turn AND at least one year’s experience salsa dancing (or by permission of instructor)

Dates: Wednesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 21, 28, Dec 5
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $110.00 per person

**ALL CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN THE MMAP GALLERY AT THE ARTS AND CULTURE CENTRE**

A bit about us:

Corie is a multi-disciplinary artist who has trained in improvisation comedy, physical theatre, as well as a smorgasbord of danceforms. Her movement quality is chiefly informed by the polyrhythmic dances of the African diaspora and she has choreographed and performed salsa and latin-fusion pieces for audiences in St. John’s, Toronto, Montreal and New York.
Del hails from Lagos, Nigeria where, in addition to having had an instrumental role in growing the local underground salsa dance scene, he also taught, performed and competed at several high-profile latin dance events. Del’s performance career has also extended into the realm of hip hop and breakdance, leading him to teach classes in pop locking to help others grow their skills. The urban flavour of Del’s dance background offers a distinctively smooth character to his movement.
Together with Stephanie Robinson, Corie and Del are committed to growing the salsa dance community in Newfoundland through offering lessons, socials and corporate/event based latin dance entertainment.

  • Check out our salsa freestyle from RIAC’s Summer Culture Festival in Bowring Park this past August!
    Stay tuned for announcements of upcoming performances this fall!
WHEN: MONDAYS, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

OCTOBER 1, 15, 22, 29, NOVEMBER 5, 12, 19, 26, DEC 3, 10, 17

WHERE: WILD LILY DANCE CENTRE
(156 DUCKWORTH STREET)

Come out and move your body to the sexy latin rhythms as we shake our hips and shimmy our shoulders to salsa, reggaeton, bachata, cha cha and merengue.

This dance class is for everyone! No experience necessary!

Join us at Wild Lily on Monday evenings this fall for a fiesta of fiery, feisty moves!

COST: $130 per person

FOOTWEAR: This class may be done barefoot or in flats, but if you’re daring enough to do it in heels, then do it in heels!
(No street shoes please!)

**PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, AS CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED

Please email corie@salsafloreo.com for more information, or to register

Ray Barreto singing Trucutu…dance to great classic salsa hits like this every Sunday at MexiCali Rosa on George St, St. John’s NL

—> Tuesday, August 28

Salsa Floreo Presents: The Summer Workshop Event!

fb event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/215593498566860/

Hey friends! Come check out our last workshop offerings of the summer!
All workshops will be held on Tuesday, August 28 at Wild Lily Dance Centre, 156 Duckworth St., 1 (709) 753-5232
Prices are $15 for one workshop, $25 for two workshops, or $35 for all three!

No partner necessary!

*Intro to Bachata, 6-7pm. Bachata is a sensual partner dance with origins in the Dominican Republic that is taking the latin dance scene by storm! Join us for a taste!

*Musicality and Shines, 7-8:15pm. Solo dancing segments within a shared social dance are your time to SHINE! This workshop explores rhythms in addition to the regular 1-2-3–5-6-7 salsa counts so that you can begin to enrich your musicality in social dancing. We will learn a shines pattern that incorporates both footwork and body movement to encourage a sense of play with the music that you can then take to the dance floor!*Dancefloor Dips with Del, 8:15-9:30pm. Adding dips to your repertoire of salsa moves adds a sexy and seductive flair to your social dancing; join Del as he shares some of his smooth moves with us!
—> Saturday Sept 8:
Attempt number 2! The FREE SALSA WORKSHOP has been rescheduled! Anyone who wants to participate please email the club at bldc@mun.ca!

The details:

When: Saturday, September 8, 2012Schedule:
10:30- 12:00- ‘Introduction to Salsa’ (for beginners)12:30- 2:00- ‘Rueda de Casino I’ (for salsa dancers familiar with the music/
lead and follow/ cross body lead)

2:15- 3:15- ‘Advance Salsa Patterns’ (for experienced dancers)

Where: The Landing (UC 3018)
Fee: FREE!
Who: EVERYONE! Invite your friends, family, significant others or even random
people you meet on the street!

Did you see our ladies perform at a Mid-Summer Salsa on Saturday? Wish you were up there with them? Or do you want some new moves to bring to the dance floor? Come learn some styling technique at our latest workshop!

This dance class focuses on latin motion technique–sexy body movement set to salsa and other latin musical genres such as reggaeton, cha cha, merengue and bachata!

In addition to learning some characteristically latin body isolations, we’ll also cover footwork and musicality to enhance your own sassy/sexy/sultry personal dance style!

This class may be done barefoot or in flats, but if you’re daring enough to do it in heels, then do it in heels!
(No street shoes please!)

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

$15/person, Thursday August 2, 8-930pm

156 Duckworth Street, St. John’s, NL

check out the event page on fb https://www.facebook.com/events/438374079518651/

Salsa Floreo Presents: The Summer Salsa Series

1. ABSOLUTE BEGINNER SALSERO
This 7 week introductory series covers your salsa basics: footwork, frame and connection–the basis of leading and following LA Style Salsa (“On 1”), a turn and the cross body lead. By the end of this series, you’ll have some solid salsa tools downpat to bring to the social dance floor. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, NO PARTNER REQUIRED.
Dates: Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21
Time: 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Cost: $90.00 per person

2. BEGINNER TWO
This 7 week series builds on the basics of LA Style Salsa (“On 1”) learned in the Absolute Beginner Series. With continued emphasis on strong frame and partner connection, as well as footwork and timing, this class will also expand upon the basic building block of club style salsa, the cross body lead, to give you a more extensive vocabulary of well-executed moves to take to the social dance floor.
PRE-REQUISITE: Absolute Beginner Salsero Series AND/OR knowledge of Cross Body Lead
Dates: Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21
Time: 7:15-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $90.00 per person

3. INTERMEDIATE
This 7 week series is for those with some experience dancing LA Style Salsa (“On 1”) who are looking to build upon the skillset they have already acquired. From a solid frame and partner connection and increased kinesthetic awareness, more intricate moves and patterns will be explored and mapped on to songs of varying tempo to further enhance leading/following and timing skills.
PRE-REQUISITE: Knowledge of Cross Body Lead AND at least one year’s experience salsa dancing (or by permission of instructor)
Dates: Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21
Time: 8:30-9:45 p.m.
Cost: $90.00 per person

**Pre-register to reserve your space in one of three ways:

-by emailing info@salsafloreo.com
-in person at The Sunday Salsa Social at MexiCali Rosa’s on Sunday, July 1st or Sunday, July 8th
-at the Havana Blues Concert on Saturday, July 7th at the Rockhouse

**Please note that pre-registration is mandatory, as class size is limited. First come, first served.
Pre-registrations will be accepted until MONDAY, JULY 9TH. Payment must be made in full on the first day of class.

Salsa Floreo’s Summer Salsa Series will be running out of Wild Lily Dance Studio (156 Duckworth Street), Studio A (at street level).

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Can’t commit to sessions…not sure if you’d like salsa?

Why not try $5 Drop-in beginner’s lessons available EVERY Sunday 6-7pm @ MexiCali Rosa’s on George St 🙂

Posted: March 25, 2012 in Classes & Events, Corie's Corner, Salsa Classes

SALSA FLOREO PRESENTS: THE SPRING INTO SALSA SERIES

WILD LILY DANCE CENTRE (156 DUCKWORTH ST.)

This April, Salsa Floreo is pleased to be offering the following:

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THE BEGINNER SALSERO BUNDLE:This 4 week introductory series covers your salsa basics: footwork, frame and connection–the basis of leading and following LA Style Salsa (On 1), a turn and the cross body lead. By the end of this series, you’ll have some solid salsa tools downpat to bring to the social dance floor. No experience necessary, no partner required.MONDAYS: APRIL 2, 9, 16 & 23
FROM 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

$50.00 per person for the four week series.

*PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED
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THE BURGEONING SALSERO BUNDLE:

This 4 week series is for those with some experience dancing LA Style Salsa (On 1) who are looking to build upon the basics they have already acquired in order to grow their leading and following skills. From a solid frame and partner connection and increased kinesthetic awareness, more intricate turns and patterns will be explored and mapped on to songs of varying tempo to reinforce timing skills.
*PRE-REQUISITE: KNOWLEDGE OF THE CROSS-BODY LEAD

WEDNESDAYS: APRIL 4, 11, 18 & 25
FROM 8:30 – 9:45 p.m.

$50.00 per person for the four week series

*PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
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SALSA SPECIALTY SESSION: MUSICALITY AND SHINES:

Solo dancing segments within a shared social dance are your time to SHINE! This workshop explores rhythms outside the regular 1-2-3–5-6-7 salsa counts so that you can begin to enrich your musicality in social dancing. We will learn a shines pattern that incorporates both footwork and body movement to encourage a sense of play with the music that you can then take to the dance floor.

SUNDAY, APRIL 22ND
FROM 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

$15.00 per person for the workshop.
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PRE-REGISTER IN ONE OF TWO WAYS:

1. VIA EMAIL AT: salsafloreo@gmail.com

or

2. IN PERSON AT THE SUNDAY SALSA SOCIAL AT MEXICALI ROSA’S ON MARCH 25TH OR APRIL 1ST.
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We’re looking forward to springing into salsa with you!

Stephanie and Corie
(Salsa Floreo)