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Salsa Dancing
• Hanmer Alpine Salsa Party - It's THIS WEEKEND!
Come to Hanmer for a Night or just come for the day, there is dance workshops and hot pools in the day and a hot salsa party by night! If you need travel and accommodation, or need people to come with you please contact us. We are creating a list of people. reply to this email or txt/call us. 021-24DANZA. More about this event here >
• 1st ever Salsa Night Fever at Fox & Ferret was a huge success, 250-300 people and performances during the night. More of these to come See some photos from the night here>
• More NZ Pacific Salsa Congress photos 2008
• Latin Beat 'Arriba Latinos' TV Series coming soon on Sky & FreeTV
A television series in English for fans of Latin American culture, music and dancing...see a video trailer of this TV series more info >
• New Salsa Article - How to get better at Salsa.. more info >

Alpine Salsa Party in Hanmer Weekend - This 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 Rupa Rueda (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
If you need travel and accommodation, or need people to come with you please contact us. We are creating a list of people. email us on the contact form or txt/call us. 021-24DANZA. More about this event here >
• Facebook event link, come and join us here...

NEW Beginner Salsa Course - 22 July
Salsa Dancing
• Start date: Tuesdays 22nd July
• Time: 6:45 - 7:45pm (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.

Salsa Dance Audition
Salsa Dancing
Thursday 10th July 2008 ... 8pm-9pm

Salsa Audition

Interested in peroforming? Become part of Salsa Sabrosa dance troupe in Salsa....
Take your dancing to a new level! Train with some of the best salsa dancers in New Zealand to perform and compete in the South Islands salsa competition & NZ nationals and congresses with Salsa Sabrosa &/or Danza Latina.
We are looking for people who can commit to the time required to learn the routines and are serious about learning Salsa at a performance AND social level. We don't want performers who can't or wont social dance, social dancing is an essential part of the training.
We are also looking for POTENTIAL and KEEN learners
Men and Women wanted.
No experience required - some dancing experience would be ideal.
No partner required - we may partner you with someone.
Anyone can audition but must be 18 yrs and over.
Key members of our team are also keeping an eye out for new dance partners male & female. Must be keen to take it a level futher into couple competition & and possibly train to teach at Danza Latina.
How will the Audtion run?
We will be running this audition as we would run a salsa class but with a close watch. Reuben, Francesca &/or Nikal will demonstrate a salsa combo out of the Salsa Sabrosa routine. We will partner you with someone and we will swap partners. People selected will be notified. More details will be proivided on the day. Note that this will be recorded for our reference.
Register your interest now! ..simply reply to this email.

Salsa Night & Free Lesson @ Chch Casino
Salsa Dancing
Dates: Wednesdays 3rd, 9th, 16th July 2008
Note: the Casino will be under refurbishment 18th July till Mid November
Salsa nights starts Back around Mid November 2008
casino salsa
Reuben & Marcela

• Free Beginners Latin Dance Class 7:30pm
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 in at any week. Register online & come any week this term. You could also just turn up on the day and join in and stick around for the social dancing afterwards. (as advertised on More FM & The Edge radio) - Bring your friends for some free fun!
Enrol in this salsa class Register once for any amount of FREE classes for the term 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.
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

Argentine Tango Courses
Salsa Dancing
Starting: 5th July 2008 - (4 week courses)

Argentine Tango
Marcela & Nicolas


Learn to Dance Authentic Argentine Tango - Tango is a lead and follow dance.
Learn from two Argentinian Tango teachers - Marcela & Nicolas
• Beginners 4 week Course - Saturday 2-3pm
• Intermediate 4 week Course - Saturday 3-4pm
Location: Room 107 Music Centre, 140 Barbadoes St Christchurch, New Zealand
Cost: $10 per lesson
Registration - Spaces are limited, please register with Marcela
on 021 0233 3101 or email Marcela@dancewithme.co.nz

Salsa Night Fever @ Thirsty Weta
Salsa Dancing
• Saturday 19th July 2008

Salsa Night Fever

9:30pm - 2:00am

Opening Salsa Night Fever Party at the Thirsty Weta!
Come down & have a dance on the dance floor for the very first time. 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. Plus Live Percussion on some of these Salsa Night Fever - Salsa nights. Social Salsa dancing all night & feel free to come in earlier to have a few drinks with their $5 Special NZ Beers & Wines.

Free entry & Everybody welcome
Location: 56 Lichfield St, Christchurch New Zealand (accross the road from Ballentines)

Peruvian Grand Fiesta with Matecito, Live Salsa Band
Salsa Dancing
Date: Friday 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 in Foam Bar
Salsa Dancing
• Friday 8th August 2008 ( DJ CC )
• Friday 29th August 2008 ( DJ SLS )

Foam Bar Salsa Night Christchruch Chch New Zealand NZ

9:30pm - 1:00am

Opening Friday Salsa Party at Foam Bar
DJ CC (Carl) or DJ SLS (Reuben) will be playing the hotest and best Salsa, Bachata, Merengue & Cha music all night long for your dancing pleasure. Live percussion on some nights to get you in the mood to dance hot salsa - all night!
Note: The Dance Floor will be re-surfaced in July - ready for August

Free entry & Everybody welcome
Location: 30 Bedford Row Christchurch New Zealand

Salsa Extravaganza Tour
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
SHOWCASE New Zealand's Very Best Salsa Dances on Stage
WORKSHOPS Zouk - Bachata - Samba - Salsa
Instructors including Csaba & Vali from Sydney Australia; Christchurch's Nikal and Rikki
PARTIES - Live Band and DJ's - Banda Latina, Taupo - Confirmed
COST: 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

South Island Salsa Competition 08
Salsa Dancing
Date: Saturday, 27th September 2008
South Island Salsa comps
Competition - RESULTS 2007- here >
Time & Location : info coming soon
This yearly competition at near the beginning of the night and party with social salsa dancing all night, Everybody welcome.
Price: Door sale for public $... to be confirmed
Competition Categories: Salsa Freestyle, Beginners Freestyle, Advanced Freestyle, Salsa Performance, Teams More Information on these Entry Fees, Judges & Criteria here >

NZ Pacific Salsa Congress 2009
Salsa Dancing
Easter Weekend - 10th-13th April 2009, Wellington
New Zealand Salsa Congress
Three Days and nights of parties, shows and workshops held in Wellington NZ
Featuring some of the top salsa dancers in the world. The Congress aims to give New Zealander's the chance to experience the international world of salsa styles and music and showcase teams and couples from all over New Zealand.
In 2009 the congress will be featuring world class couples from Puerto Rico, Columbia, Cuba, USA, Australia & Peru!
Be inspired during the day and dance all night in a super friendly atmosphere with people of all levels from all over New Zealand.
Automatic Payment (AP) for Congress pass & Accommodation packages
are NEW this year From ONLY $10 per week. AP's Starting from 1st August 2008 only.
Have your Congress Pass & Accommodations sorted and Paid for by April!
For Further information or for an AP form ask your dance teacher.
Danza Latina now stock Congress AP forms.
For More packages & info view further details on our website.

Salsa Night Clubs
Salsa Dancing
Regular Weekly Salsa Venues
dance event Casino Salsa Night - Diamond Bar Every Wednesday 7:30pm - 12am (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 Salsa in Foam Bar Friday, Dates Vary
dance event Salsa Night Fever @ Fox & Ferret Saturday, Dates vary
dance event Salsa Night Fever @ The Thirsty Weta Saturday dates vary
More events listed on our website here >

Current Salsa Classes
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 6:45pm - 7:45pm @ 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 7:45pm - 8:45pm @ Danza Latina- enrol Now >
Salsa Classes & Salsa Courses
Intermediate Salsa (Level 3 & 4) - On1 Variations, Combos & Cool moves
Teachers: Reuben & Nikal
• Tuesdays 8:45pm - 9:45pm @ Danza Latina - enrol Now >
• Sundays 4:00pm - 5:00pm @ Danza Latina - enrol Now >
Salsa Classes & Salsa Courses

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


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