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Danza Latina Salsa Newsletter #155 - 28th November | Timetable | All Salsa Classes | Map | Instructors | Contact

News Flashes
salsa timing cd New photos in the online (Zymergy & Auckland Salsa Comps) Photo gallery >
salsa timing cd Christmas Break for Danza Latina, Closing for the Christmas break on the 19th December and we re-open again after 2 weeks for classes on the 7th January 2008... view on the timetable here>

Summer Salsa Christmas Party (this Saturday)

Date: Saturday 1st December


Time: Doors open 8:30pm - 2am

A Salsa Party for anyone & everyone who loves to dance
"Theme" Summer xmas party (Dress Up)
- BYO, Supper Provided

Performances By Christchurch Salsa Dancers & special guest Latin dancers.
$5 Pre-sold $8 @ the door
Host: Bridget
Location: Strictly Dancing Studio
Street: 11 Bernard St, Christchurch

NEW Beginner Salsa Class Tuesdays: Just started.. still not to late to join in!
salsa timing cd Start date: Tuesday 27th November
salsa timing cd Time: 7:20pm-8:20pm (every week for 8 weeks)
salsa timing cd Merengue & Salsa Class (Linear salsa On1)
Learn Latin dance basics and motion. No Dance partner required & no experience needed. FREE First Class (no obligation)
salsa timing cd Teachers: Reuben & Vikki
salsa timing cd Enrol in this salsa class Enrol Now, FIRST CLASS FREE >
salsa timing cd Dance Class Location: Danza Latina, 140 Barbadoes St Room 107, at the Music Centre Christchurch, New Zealand. See the map for further details.http://www.danzalatina.co.nz/dance-studio.html

Afro Cuban & Rueda Workshops

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Thursday 6th December Jen Klewitz
Jen Klewitz
Jen Klewitz is a dance teacher and choreographer originally from Los Angeles, California, specializing in Cuban and Rueda de Casino styles of salsa. She brings 10 Years of dancing around the world, and 5 years of teaching experience in Los Angeles, New Zealand and Australia..View Jen's full profile ...click here>

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Workshop 1 - Thursday 7:30pm - 8:30pm
  Intro to Afro-Cuban Workshop
  Come out for this high energy class to learn more about the roots of Cuban Dance and Salsa with this intro to Son, Afro-Cuban Rumba and Afro-Cuban Folkloric styles of dance. Expand your repetoire of dance skills as you learn the dances, unique body movement, and the fascinating history of the traditional music and dances of Cuba. Open to men and women, all ages, no experience necessary. Come in comfortable clothes, women can bring long flowing skirts if they have them, but they are not required.
Level: Open to all Levels from Beginners to Advanced (Open level)

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Workshop 2 - Thursday 8:30pm - 9:30pm

Rueda De Casino Style Salsa Workshop

  Come out for a fun filled evening of high-energy, funky, and improvisational Cuban Ruda de Casino Style Salsa. Sometimes refered to as simply Rueda or Casino, this style incorporates partner salsa into a group experience, where partners dance arranged in a circle (or wheel- a "rueda"), and trade partners around the circle to the calls of a leader-all without missing a beat. In this continuously moving class, you will learn the basic changing steps and guidelines you need to know to jump into any rueda in the clubs. You will learn new steps/combinations that you can both dance and "call" in a rueda, as
well as dance one-on-one with a partner. There will be an opportunity for everyone to practice "calling" the rueda as well. Expect to learn a little bit of Spanish, to dance to the latest, high energy Timba style salsa music out of Cuba, and to have tons of fun!
Level: Improver / Intermediate level
salsa timing cd Price: $15 - Casual workshop rate only applies (per workshop)
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salsa timing cd Location: Danza Latina, 140 Barbadoes St Room 107, at the Music Centre Christchurch, New Zealand. See the map for further details.http://www.danzalatina.co.nz/dance-studio.html

Team Latinissimo DVD & ESPN World Salsa Competition
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TEAM Latinissimo Documentary DVD - LIMITED EDITION
For the past 9 months - 6 students from Latinissimo Dance Co. (Auckland) have been training for the biggest challenge ever - to compete against the best salsa dancers in the world. Giancarlo and Masha have trained them, choreographed the routines, chosen the music, mixed the music, designed their costumes, helped them with their fundraising, structured their rehearsals and on top of all - even documenting everything from training to rehearsals to their thoughts and feelings during this increadibly challenging time.

More information and
online video - click here >

Most people never get to see the months and months of preparation, commitments, sacrifices, physical and mental work - it takes to reach a respectable level of salsa dancing for a world class event. It is an insight into what happens "behind the scenes".

  At the moment, after all our efforts, we are still 2 tickets short and the entire team is not able to go - in other words we need to raise $6,500 to complete this goal. We have done as much as we can, but time is going against us. We have to raise this amount within the next few days as our deadline is December 6th. more..http://www.latinissimo.co.nz/15.html

Salsa on Sundays @ Zymergy
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Every Sunday Night

Zymergy Salsa

Salsa dance
7:00pm - midnight
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Danza Latina's NEW salsa dance venue at Zymergy Cocktail Bar, with social Salsa Dance Night every Sunday.

DJ SLS (Reuben - Danza Latina) will be pumping out the very best & latest of Salsa, Bachata, Merengue & Cha music all night long for your dancing pleasure. Come practice your new moves on the brand new wooden floors.
Salsa performance Dvds will be playing in the Red room out the back (see photo) and Salsa dancing in the main bar all night.
Feel free to wander in before the start time and have a drink from the awesome cocktail menu or selections of nibbles.
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salsa timing cd Free entry
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Location: Cnr Armagh & Oxford Tce,
90 Armagh St, Christchurch, New Zealand www.zymergy.co.nz

  See the Map here >
salsa timing cd See New photos in the Gallery here>

Regular Social Salsa Nights
  Regular Weekly Salsa Venues
dance event Loaded Hog Salsa Night Every Thursday 9pm - 12:30am
dance event City Club Salsa Night Every Friday 9pm - 12:30am
dance event Salsa on Sundays @ Zymergy Every Sunday 7pm -12:00am
  Regular Monthly Salsa Venues  
dance event Mexican Cafe Salsa Night 1st Friday of Month 11pm - 2am
dance event Tuskers Salsa Night 2nd Sat of Month 10pm - 1am
dance event Cafe Bleu w/ Latin Fire performances Friday, Dates Vary
dance event Cafe Bleu w/ Hote Tempo & Del Caribe Friday, Dates Vary
  More events listed on our website here >

Nelson & Blenheim Christmas Salsa Parties
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News flash: Bachata workshops have been canceled
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Friday 8th December

Christmas Party Nelson
With live Peruvian Band "Matecito", Bar on Site
Venue: The Boathouse, Wakefield Quay
From:   8pm
Entry:   $20pp

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Saturday 9th December


Christmas Party Blenheim
With live Peruvian Band "Matecito" BYO.
Venue: Grovetown Hall
From:   8pm
Entry:   $20pp

salsa timing cd Party Pass for both parties $30pp
salsa timing cd Further Information Contact: ann@annies.co.nz

Latin Fire, Hot Tempo Christmas Salsa Party

Date: Saturday 15th December


Time: Doors open 8:30pm till late.

Performances by: Latin Fire Dance Troupe, Reuben & Vikki (Danza Latina), Bachata by Riki & partner, Hip Hop, Craig & Ragni, Latin Fire Teenagers & much more!! Then party on to Salsa music!!!! A night not to be missed!!!
Door entry $10 per person
Location: Cashmere Club

Jambalaya 2008
salsa timing cd Date: 4-6th Jan 2008


salsa timing cd Jambalaya info for Salsa Dancers ....there’s still heaps of Salsa at Jambalaya
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Salsa Night Club at Jambalaya - Friday and Saturday night will feature a Salsa Club, with a live Salsa band direct from Australia and Dj’s until the small hours, big dance floor, new venue inside the new Energy Event Centre.

  Workshops/Jambalaya Theatre Show (Dance Showcase) - Workshops with Al Liquid Silver and Karla Espinosa (U.S.A) Vivio and Greydis (Cuba/AK) and Danika and Andrew (AK) will feature throughout the weekend as well as a big mix of Latin, Pacific, African and hip hop workshops to choose from.
salsa timing cd Jambalaya Salsa Summer Camp - Stay on after the festival to get immersed in salsa, two courses featured below include optional Marae style accommodation, five hours of intensive tuition each day, fresh water lake swimming in the late afternoons.... and a huge wrap party at the end!
salsa timing cd The courses are $250.00 for three days. - If you get a group of ten people together, the price goes down to $200.00 each, plus the organiser gets their pass free! (i.e. tenth pass free) people can be attending either of the Salsa courses on offer.
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Funk up Your Salsa Performance - Al Liquid Silver and Karla Espinosa - This course is especially aimed at advanced level Salsa teams and couples who want to add serious flavour to their performance routines. You will be given performance tips and new moves throughout the course. If you come as a team or couple and learn a choreography, which you will perform as a group at the end of the course. You will also have the opportunity to have your performance routine critiqued by one of the worlds top Salsa performance duo’s. Al Espinosa has a unique explosive Salsa style that mixes hip-hop and popping and a huge amount of humour.

salsa timing cd Cuban Salsa “Cuban Feel” - Vivio and Greydis - This course is aimed at intermediate level dancers who want to get some Cuban feel into their dance style. No one moves quite like the Cubans, and no one can teach this movement and style better than Vivio and Greydis. Be prepared for a workout and lots of fun as you learn to feel the music and tune your salsa style to move like a Cuban!
salsa timing cd See the website below for more current details http://www.jambalaya.co.nz

Current Salsa Classes

Even if you miss the first couple of weeks you can still join in. Feel Free to wander into any of our running salsa classes to take a look! You can use your concession card in any 'class' you choose. More information on all our salsa classes here... to find out what week these classes are in view the timetable.

salsa timing cd Beginners Salsa - On1 Linear Basics - 8 weeks - Teachers: Reuben & Nikal
Mondays 6:15pm - 7:15pm - enrol Now >
salsa timing cd Beginners Salsa - On1 Linear Basics - 8 weeks - Teachers: Reuben & Vikki
Tuesdays 7:20pm - 8:20pm - enrol Now >
salsa timing cd Improvers Salsa - On1 Linear Fundamentals - 8 weeks - Teachers: Reuben & Nikal
Mondays 7:20pm - 8:20pm - enrol Now >
salsa timing cd Improvers Salsa - On1 Linear Basics - 8 weeks - Teachers: Reuben & Vikki
Tuesdays 8:30pm - 9:30pm - enrol Now >
salsa timing cd Intermediate Salsa - On1 Variations, Combos & Cool moves - Teachers: Reuben & Vikki or Nikal
Mondays 8:30pm - 9:30pm - enrol Now >

Salsa Timing Cd's

This New Salsa CD contains essential timing, rhythms & music for salsa dancers ranging from beginners to advanced levels. It contains counts so you can get used to stepping in time with salsa and give you not only music to practice to, but knowledge of how salsa music is constructed, so you can become a better dancer. This CD has a total of 30 tracks and tempos ranging from slow 72bpm to med 86bpm. It also has a diagram on how salsa music is contructed as an aid for dancing.

• Tracks 1-11 Salsa Rhythms
Include variations of the following:
3-2 Clave, 2-3 Clave, Conga, Congas, cowbell
On1 counts, Bongos, Drums, shakers, & bass.
• Tracks 12-30 Instrumental Salsa
On1 counts and composed Instrumentals with many more instruments.

Price :
$20 each (NZ$)
Purchase direct - just come in during class times.

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© Danza Latina Ltd, sampled, composed and produced by Reuben 2007

Private Lessons

To advance quickly in salsa we recommend these 3 ways..
Group classes, Social Dancing & Private Lessons.....'combined you will advance very quickly'
With private lessons you can learn at your own pace. Private lessons are also for beginners who want a head start or for when you miss a class or two (or even a level) and want to catch up. Maybe you want to Improve your fundamental skills and Iron out bad habits or Quickly highlight areas that may need more practice.
Learn other Latin dance styles.. On2 Salsa, Rumba, Lambada, Merengue, Samba, Bachata, Cha cha.
Ideal if you want to do Wedding dances, Perfomances & Routines. Ideal for Advanced dancers or Performers who want BIG show moves for performance or competitions.

salsa timing cd Bookings & more Prices see this page http://www.danzalatina.co.nz/private-lessons.html
or call/txt Reuben on 021 1311137 ......
Group Bookings also available

Quote of the week

~ We can try to avoid making choices by doing nothing, but even that is a decision. ~ Gary Collins







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