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Salsa Dancing

• New Event - Friday Night Salsa @ Foam Bar this Friday coming! more below >

• Chch Casino Salsa Nights have started back every wednesday!
FREE Latin Dance Classes 7:30pm, practice 8:30pm & Social Salsa dancing 9:30pm. more>
• New Article - Benefits of Salsa & Dancing
No Wonder Dancing Salsa Feels So Good......Music and dancing has been a part of many different cultures for centuries. It is part of celebration and entertainment. And whether they knew it or not, way back when the dancing began, there are numerous amazing health benefits. Now that the American population is facing a major obesity epidemic, health benefits from dancing is something that should be taken a closer look at..... read on here>

Friday Salsa Night @ Foam Bar - this Friday
Salsa Dancing
• Friday 13th June 2008

Foam Bar Salsa Night Christchruch Chch New Zealand NZ

9:30pm - 1:00am
Opening Friday Salsa Party at Foam Bar
DJ CC (Carl) will be playing the hotest and best Salsa, Bachata, Merengue & Cha music all night long for your dancing pleasure.
• Drink specials:
- Squza Tequilla Shots x2 $14
- Monteiths, Export Gold, Speights, Light Ice & Amstel Light $6 each or x2 for $10
Free entry & Everybody welcome
Location: 30 Bedford Row Christchurch New Zealand
• Facebook salsa event Link

Salsa Night & Free Lesson @ Chch Casino just started back
Salsa Dancing
Dates: Every Wednesday from now til August casino salsa
Reuben & Marcela

• Free Beginners Latin Dance Class 7:30pm
Salsa Teachers: Reuben & Marcela will teach all the basics of Merengue along with a new beginner combo each week along with the salsa basic step. Anyone from absolute beginner to more advanced can join. Register online for every week. You could also just turn up on the day and join in and stick around for the social dancing afterwards. (as advertised on Radio)
Enrol in this salsa class Register for a FREE class here>
• Salsa & Merengue Practice time: 8:30pm
Practice all you dance moves learnt in class at Danza or Casino during this hour, its free fun and nice & hot! We will play Merengue & slower Salsa songs to practice & warm up to.
• Social Salsa Dancing Night 9:30pm
DJ SLS, Salsa, Cha, Merengue & Bachata music playing all night to dance to! Come down and have a hot salsa dance during this winter.
salsa FREE Entry all night & everyone is welcome at any time.
Please buy drinks at the Bar to support this free night! (to keep it FREE)
There are 2 restaurants in the casino, one of them is 24hr why not make a night of it!
Location: 30 Victoria Street, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Casino's DRESSCODE Smart and neat presentation is required at all times. AGE LIMIT R20

Explosive Latin Party Night @ Al's Bar
Salsa Dancing
• Date: Saturday 21st June
• Time: 8:30pm till 12:30am
Dance the night away with the best Latin Caribean music in town featureing Latin DJ Mr.F.T from the Latin brothers. Enjoy a lovely time of dance, music and fun in a friendly & happy atmosphere
Salsa, merengue, Cumbia & Vallenato, Everybody Welcome!
• Cover Charge: $5 at the door
Location: Al's Bar "LA CASA LATINA" - 31 Dundas St. (Beside Smith City)

NEW Beginner Salsa Course - Monday
Salsa Dancing
• Start date: Monday 23rd June
• Time: 7:30 - 8:30pm (every week for 8 weeks)
Merengue & Salsa Class (Linear salsa On1) Learn Latin dance basics and motion. No Dance partner required & no experience needed. From week 3 onward is purely salsa. You can join anywhere up to week3! ...and if you have been to the Casino Nights you have a head start.
Enrol in this salsa class Join in Now, 1st CLASS FREE >
Dance Class Location: Danza Latina, 140 Barbadoes St Room 107, at the Music Centre Christchurch, New Zealand. See the map for further details.

NEW Improvers Salsa Course - Monday
Salsa Dancing
• Start date: Monday 23rd June
• Time: 8:30 - 9:30 (every week for 8 weeks)
Salsa Class (Linear salsa On1) Salsa Fundamentals. This is the most important level you will ever learn, its the foundation to linear salsa. It's worth repeating this level no matter what level you are, Improver, Intermediate or Advanced you can still improve your foundation. It's highly recommended you have completed 8 weeks of beginners class before joining this level. Remember if you find our intermediate a struggle, do this level as well as intermediate to help.
Enrol in this salsa class Enrol Now >
Dance Class Location: Danza Latina, 140 Barbadoes St Room 107, at the Music Centre Christchurch, New Zealand. See the map for further details.

Salsa Night Fever@ Fox & Ferret Opening Night
Salsa Dancing
• Saturday 28th June 2008

Fox & Ferret

10:00pm - 2:00am

Opening Salsa Night Fever Party at Fox & Ferret Riccarton!
Come down & have a dance on the large dance floor for the very first time at the Fox & Ferret. 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. Salsa dancing from 10pm & feel free to come in earlier to dine or have a few drinks.

• Performances
- Bollywood performance (Maxine)
- more coming.....
Free entry & Everybody welcome
Location: Westfield Riccarton Mall, Rotherham Street, Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand

• Facebook salsa event Link http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=14040739203

Alpine Salsa Party in Hanmer Weekend
Salsa Dancing
• Date: Saturday 5th July 2008
The famous Hot Springs Salsa yearly winter party, with latin dance workshops in the afternoon. "Its hot both inside the pool and hotter the Salsa hall"
Salseros from all around the south Island from Christchurch, Dunedin, Westcoast, Blenheim and Nelson and even a few from the North Island will combine this year and spend an awesome weekend in Hanmer to move to the rythms of Salsa, Bachata, Merengue and Cha cha cha at the Hanmer Memorial Hall. So bring the kids and enjoy the treasures that Hanmer has to offer. This is a beautiful alpine village ...enjoy the hotpools..
It's also the first weekend of the school holidays.
Hanmer Salsa Party New Zealand
Workshops Saturday afternoon
Workshop #1 - Imp/Intermediate Bachata Combo
with Riki & Nikal (Christchurch) , 1pm-2:15pm
• Workshop #2 - Imp/Intermediate Salsa Combo
with Reuben & Nikal (Christchurch) , 2:30pm-3:30pm
Workshop #3 - Open Level Rueda
with Petera (Wanganui) , 3:45pm-4:45pm
• Workshop Prices: $15 for 1 or $25 for 2 or $35 for 3
Hanmer Salsa Party on Saturday
Social Salsa Dancing all night, come and dance the night away to Bachata, Cha, Salsa!
• Time: 8pm till 1am
MC: Annie (Salsa Groove - Blenheim)
DJ: DJ SLS 'Reuben' (Danza Latina - Christchurch)
Price: $5 entry for adults, free for school kids, BYO
• Workshops & Party Location: Memorial Hall in Hanmer New Zealand
• Accommodation & Travel information & Packages visit this page

• Facebook event link, come and join us here...

Peruvian Grand Fiesta with Matecito, Live Salsa Band
Salsa Dancing
Date: Saturday 25th July 2008


Time: 8pm - 1am
Peruvian National day Grand Fiesta with Matecito Live Latin Band
Once again we would love to share with you National day celebration, with the best of latin music from South America: Salsa , Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia, Cha cha & Reggaeton. Everybody welcome.
Performances: Authenic dancers from Peru, Mexico, Spain, Paraguay & NZ
• Tickets: Presold $15, Door sales $20
Tickets on sale at: Bella Silver (Merivale Mall) and in Pinata Party in 466 Papanui Rd.
• Location: Shirley Club, 260 Hills Road, Shirley, Christchurch, New Zealand.
• Inquiries call Gerardo: ph: 021 104 3691

Salsa Extravaganza
Salsa Dancing
- Taupo: Friday 15th - Sunday 17th August 2008
- Christchurch: Friday 22nd - Sunday 24 August 2008

Salsa Extravaganza

Zouk - Bachata - Samba - Salsa - New Zealand's Very Best Salsa Dances on Stage, parties & workshops, in Taupo and Christchurch New Zealand
New Zealand's Very Best Salsa Dances on Stage
Zouk - Bachata - Samba - Salsa
Instructors including Csaba & Vali from Sydney Australia; Christchurch's Nikal and Rikki
- Live Band and DJ's - Banda Latina, Taupo - Confirmed
FULL Weekend Pass - TBAALL
proceeds from these events are going to the travel funds of couples and teams representing NZ at salsa events around the World.
Contact: Petera: 063444949 - Email: petera@worldsalsatours.com
Facebook Event
Link http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=28012390352

Salsa Night Clubs
Salsa Dancing
Regular Weekly Salsa Venues
dance event Casino Salsa Night - Diamond Bar Every Wednesday 7:30 (till August)
dance event Loaded Hog Salsa Night Every Thursday 9:30pm - 12:30am
dance event City Club Salsa Night Every Friday 10pm - 12:30am
Regular Monthly Salsa Venues
dance event Mexican Cafe Salsa Night 1st Friday of Month 10:30pm - 2am
dance event Cafe Bleu Latin Nights Friday, Dates Vary
dance event Saturday Night Salsa @ Zymergy Saturday, Dates Vary
dance event Saturday Night Salsa @ Fox n Ferret Saturday, Dates vary
More events listed on our website here >

Current Salsa Classes - New Times
Salsa Dancing
Feel Free to wander into any of our running salsa classes to take a look! More information on all our salsa classes here... to find out what week these classes are in view the timetable.
Beginners Merengue / Salsa Free Class Latin Dance Basics
see dates and more information about this night here>
Teachers: Reuben & Marcela
• Wednesdays 7:30pm - 8:30pm @ The Casino Diamond Bar- enrol Now >
Salsa Classes & Salsa Courses
Beginners Salsa Courses (Level 1) On1 Linear Basics - 8 weeks
Teachers: Reuben, Nikal & Francesca
• Mondays 7:30pm - 8:30pm @ Danza Latina- enrol Now >
• Tuesdays 6:30pm - 7:30pm @ Danza Latina- enrol Now >
Salsa Classes & Salsa Courses
Improvers Salsa (Level 2) - On1 Linear Fundamentals - 8 weeks
Teachers: Reuben, Nikal & Francesca
• Mondays 8:30pm - 9:30pm @ Danza Latina- enrol Now >
• Tuesdays 7:30pm - 8:30pm @ Danza Latina- enrol Now >
Salsa Classes & Salsa Courses
Intermediate Salsa (Level 3 & 4) - On1 Variations, Combos & Cool moves
Teachers: Reuben & Nikal
• Tuesdays 8:30pm - 9:30pm @ Danza Latina - enrol Now >
• Sundays 4:00pm - 5:00pm @ Danza Latina - enrol Now >
Salsa Classes & Salsa Courses

Private Lessons
Salsa Dancing
For beginners who want a head start.
Learn your basics or to improve your fundamental skills & Iron bad habits
Learn at your own pace & Quickly highlight areas that may need more practice.
Combined with group classes, private lessons will get you dancing very quickly.
If you miss a class or level or two you can use these to catch up.
Advance yourself to the next level in our salsa courese very quickly.
Learn other Latin dance styles.. Cuban, Merengue, Bachata, Brazilian Samba, Cha cha.
SPECIAL's with Reuben ...(limited time in the 2 time slots available below)
• One on one @ Danza Latina (1/2hr)
Only $30 (normally $35)
• Couples @ Danza Latina (1/2hr)
Only $45 (normally $55)
- Time Slot #1..... 5:15pm-5:45pm on Sundays
- Time Slot #2..... 5:45pm-6:15pm on Sundays
Bookings & more Prices see this page http://www.danzalatina.co.nz/private-lessons.html
or call/txt Reuben on 021 24DANZA ......Group Bookings also available

Salsa Timing CD for Dancers
Salsa Dancing

This New Salsa Audio 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 18 tracks (inc 3 new ones). Tempos ranging from slow 72bpm to med/fast 96bpm. It also has a diagram on how salsa music is contructed as an aid for dancing.
Price : $20 each (NZ$) To purchase direct just come in during class times.
More information about this CD here >

salsa cd cover


Quote of the week
Salsa Dancing

~ There are thousands of causes for stress, and one antidote to stress is self-expression. That's what happens to me every day. My thoughts get off my chest, down my sleeves and onto my pad. ~ Garson Kanin
ps... note salsa dancing is a stress antidote too ;-)

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