• 2 Monday
Classes progress to the next Level next week! • 1: If you were taking a beginners salsa class on Monday then, -> Progress to the New Improvers
class at 8:30pm on Mondays, starting next week! See below for details.
• 2: If you were taking a Improver salsa class on Monday then, -> Progress to the New Intermediate at
8:30pm on Tuesdays. You can join this level at any stage.
You can always repeat the same level again, or parts of them, to help with your learning. infact we recommend repeating the improvers level, this is the most important level to master. If you can't make it to the next level please contact
us, we can help!
• Male Helpers needed for the New Beginner class on Monday 7:30, if you have completed improver level or confidient with the Beginners level, extra helpers are need to help make numbers even in classes. Please contact us if you are interested or would like futher information.
• Wednesday Hip Classes Start back next week with Monique, more here >
• Foam Bar Salsa Has Finished - We start at the Casino Free Latin Dance classes and Salsa nights on 4th of March. Also check out the free salsa class at the Art Gallery Next Wednesday! details below.
• Danza Fiesta - Salsa Party & Showcase, at Danza Latina Studio, Saturday 14th February 8:30pm, $5 entry after 9pm and free entry between 8:30pm-9:00pm. see more details >
• Join Danza Latina at the NZ Salsa Congress - In previous years going to the Congress has been left up to the individual. This year Danza Latina is getting more involved, we are working with the organisers of this event to help you with travel, accommodation, deals & bookings... more below
• New Beginners Salsa Class - Mon 9th Feb 7:30pm. Our next new beginners class starting in February is starting soon. Mention to all your friends to come along for a First Free class, find out more here>
• Zumba Classes are running now until the 5th of February and then starting back on the 14th of March. More>
Note: Events & Parties are highlighted in light grey - See the Full monthly timetable here>
Free Salsa Class @ Christchurch Art Gallery (Next week)
• Wednesday - 11 Feb • Time:
7:15pm-8:45pm (1.5 hours)
Latin Dance Festival, Celebrating Latin Culture presents a;
Free Beginners Salsa Workshop with Reuben & Vikki.
This Salsa Class is for Beginners, if you have never danced or never tried Salsa this class is for you! Just bring a water bottle, no need to bring a dance partner because we will swap people around so you learn faster. - ANYONE can join in, it's for all levels & it's free!
Location: Christchurch Art Gallery.
This Workshop is a build up to the Main Event:
The festival features Latin dancers performing: -
Argentine Tango, Cuban Salsa, NY Salsa and Brazilian Samba along with local and national dance clubs, dance workshops & Live band. Latin food and lots of dance! on Saturday 28th February 2009... more details here>
Enrolment: No need for enrolment, simply turn up on the day!
salsa On1) Learn Salsa dance basics and motion.
No Dance partner required & no experience needed. This course is purely Salsa. You can join anywhere up
to week2 if you have never danced Salsa! ...tell all your friends so they can join in!
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. You will pick up more details second or third time round, no matter what level you are.
Danza Latina Studio Location: 160 Manchester
St, (Cnr Manchester & Hereford St Upstairs- Level1) Christchurch, New Zealand. See
the map for
Hip Hop Dance Classes with Leia (next week)
Starting: Friday 13th February and every Friday after
• Beginner/Intermediate Class - Friday 7:30pm
Intermediate Hip Hop lessons
• Instructor - Leia, Hip Hop Dancer & Choreograher • RIP THA FLO • FREE 1st Lesson
Hip Hop Class Prices:
- Free First Class
- Casual class $10
- Hip Hop Concession cards $50 (6 classes)
Level: The classes are for beginner/intermediate dancers with a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
Hip Hop Style: The dancing styles will be a mix of Hip-hop, Rhythm and a little Crump. All moves are original and easy to learn, but look phat when pulled off!
What will I learn?: Students will learn the basics of how to hip-hop dance and how to keep to the beat. They will be taught a dance set which will change every few weeks and build up to be a set routine for a performance. Dancers have the option to try out to be apart of the crew which will form throughout the year.
• Contact Teacher: Leia - 021 0241 0038
Leia Carlton started dancing at the age of 12, was involved in performing arts for many years. At the age 13 she started attending Hip-Hop classes. From there she performed locally with various crews and built a rep for herself until she was asked to be a part of the Hip-Hop Dance crew “ZION”. From there she has moved around dropping her talent on many different crews helping others as she went. Now she is taking over with her own hip-hop class in 09’.
• Registration - not required, just turn up on the night.
The festival features Latin dancers performing: -
Argentine Tango, Cuban Salsa, NY Salsa and Brazilian Samba along with local and national dance clubs, dance workshops & Live band. Latin food and lots of dance!
Performances Including: Danza Latina - Reuben & Vikki & Salsa Sabrosa
MC: Aaron Gilmore
Location & Times:
Victoria square 10am to 3pm (Free Admission).
Town Hall 7.30 pm.
Tickets from Ticketek (Service fees apply)"
See you at the festival!
Contacts: Maria and Denise 2x4 Passion, Spirit and Dance Trust
Latin Dance Festival - T: (03) 377 6941
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
& come any week. 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) - Enrol you and your friends now there is limited space!
you dance moves learnt in class at Danza Latina or Casino during
this hour, its free fun and nice & hot! We will play
& slower Salsa songs to practice & warm up to.
Salsa Dancing Night 9:30pm
DJ SLS, Salsa,
Cha, Merengue & Bachata music playing all night to dance
to! Come down and have some hot salsa dancing. Dress to impress!
Entry all night & everyone is welcome at any
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!
Victoria Street, Christchurch, New Zealand.
DRESSCODE Smart and neat presentation is required
at all times. AGE LIMIT R20
NZ Pacific Salsa Congress 2009
Easter Weekend - 10th-13th April 2009, Wellington
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.
First international teachers announced – sneak preview…
Next year we would like to present some of the very best in Latin American Salsa: Tito and Tamara – Direct from Puerto Rico, masters of the smooth sensuous Puerto Rican style and “Royalty” of the Salsa World. You Tube Link > Ricardo and Viviana - Direct from Columbia, 2005 world Champs, masters of the quick footed Columbian Salsa style, unbelievable dancers and teachers. You Tube Link > Kadu and Larissa – Brazil/Australia, stunning Zouk/Lambada and Samba de Gafieira experts. You Tube Link >
Join Danza Latina at Congress In previous years going to the Congress has been left up to the individual. This year Danza Latina is getting more involved, we are working with the organisers of this event to help you with travel, accommodation, deals & bookings. Further more we will be encouraging Danza Latina students to join us for dinner etc to keep a group spirit at the Congress. If you are thinking about coming or have decided to come to the congress this year, or perhaps you have booked already. Please register your interest with Vikki from Danza Latina, she will assit with your bookings, help with accomodation and travel. Register your interest NOW!
Please call or txt Vikki on 027-2399400
your dance school when registering;
Please mention ( Danza Latina ) where ever you
New Timing Salsa CD (2009) contains essential timing, rhythms
& music for salsa dancers. it's for 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.
Danza Latina uses tracks from this CD in its classes, it will train your brain to stay in time. This CD has a total of 13 tracks and tempos ranging from
slow to med paced songs and now includes a bonus cha cha percussion track.
Tracks 1-8 Salsa Rhythms - Include variations of the following: 3-2 Clave, 2-3 Clave, Conga, Congas, cowbell On1 counts, Bongos, Drums, shakers, & bass.
Tracks 9-12 Instrumental Salsa - On1 counts and composed Instrumentals
*NEW - Track 13
Cha cha - Cha Cha
: RRP $20 each (NZ$)
Special Price: $10 if you hold a current Danza Latina Salsa Concession Card and purchase at our studio during class times (NZ$)
How to purchase: • To purchase direct just
come in during class times.
order online fill out the form here >
Danza Latina is on Facebook
Join facebook - leave messages, find dance partners, find friends in your salsa class, find out who is going to which salsa dance events and more... This link below goes directly to the Danza Latina Facebook Group
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~ There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them. ~ Vicki Baum