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Danza Latina Salsa Newsletter #232 - 22nd April 09 | Timetable | Salsa Classes | Map | Instructors | Contact


News Flashes
Salsa Dancing
• Danza Latina to Represent NZ. Salsa Sabrosa, Danza Latina's performance team, was selected at the New Zealand Pacific Salsa Congress 09 to represent New Zealand at the Sydney Salsa Congress 2010! Congratulations to our team members; Sonia, Paul, Nikal, Jorja, Vikki & Reuben who also appeared on Friday's News on TV. See the New Video here from the Congress>
• Casino Free Dance Classes & Salsa Night .. Last one this Wednesday. Free Merengue class, learn a new move at 7:30pm (enrol online). Practice to slow Salsa & Merengue at 8:30pm & Salsa Dance Night from 9:30pm. Come any time and its free for everybody all night. Please buy a drink to help support the night.. more below..
• New Beginners Salsa Class starting on Tuesday 5th May 6:15pm Free 1st class for anyone new. So tell all your friends, family, partners etc, Register online for a free class.. more below..
• Salsa Shines Workshop on this Sunday 26th April at 1pm-2pm, Footwork for Men & Women, $15 or Salsa Concession cards welcome...more below..
• New Danza Latina T-shirts Only $25 each. 15 more coming, be in quick! Purchase in Salsa Class times.
• New Kids Classes, Hip Hop & Latin Dance, coming soon, details below..
• Cuban Carousel International Show Be sure to catch this sensational show touring New Zealand. Cuban Carousel recounts the historical journey of Cuba. Conveyed through music and dance. coming very soon to Christchurch Town Hall Sat 2nd May (Chch) .. more below..
• Fuego Del Corazon Sat 23rd May 09. One of the biggest salsa latin parties in the South Island. Live Band Matecito Latin Combo from Auckland. more >
• Alpine Salsa Party in Hanmer 09 4th July 2009. The famous Hot Springs Salsa yearly winter party, with workshops in the afternoon.. more below
• Salsa Sabrosa Performance Course, Learn to perform and learn the Salsa Sabrosa routine and develop your salsa! Date coming soon, more info>
• New NZ Salsa Congress Videos added, selections, performances etc ..more>
• More News & daily updates on the News page here >

Timetable of Classes & Dance Events
Salsa Dancing
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
M 20
T 21
W 22
T 23
F 24
S 25
S 26
Upper
Intermediate
Salsa Class 6:15pm


Beginners
Salsa Class 6:15pm
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Hip Hop Beginners Classes 6pm Zumba 12:15pm Zumba Latin Dance Fitness 6pm Beginners Argentine Tango 10:30am week6 Salsa Shines Workshop Footwork for Men & Ladies 1pm-2pm w/Reuben
Nia Classes 5:30pm
Beginners
Salsa Class
7:30pm week3
Improvers
Salsa Class 7:30pm week7
Hip Hop classes w/ Leia Int 7:15pm Samba Axé Dance Class 7pm Improvers Argentine Tango 11:30am week6
Improvers
Salsa Class 8:30pm week3
Intermediate
Salsa Class 8:30pm
Beginners Lindy Hop 8:30pm Performance Salsa Sabrosa training 8pm   Intermediate Argentine Tango 12:30pm
Free Class & Salsa Night @ the Casino 7:30pm Loaded Hog Salsa Night 'Macs' Cnr Cashel & Manchester St 9:30pm Ibis Latin Night on Hereford St - 9:30pm Salsa Sabrosa team practice 1:30pm
M 27
T 28
W 29
T 30
F 1
S 2
S 3
Upper
Intermediate
Salsa Class 6:15pm


Beginners
Salsa Class 6:15pm
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Hip Hop Beginners Classes 6pm Zumba 12:15pm Zumba Latin Dance Fitness 6pm Beginners Argentine Tango 10:30am week1
Nia Classes 5:30pm
Beginners
Salsa Class
7:30pm week4
Improvers
Salsa Class 7:30pm week8
Hip Hop classes w/ Leia Int 7:15pm Samba Axé Dance Class 7pm Improvers Argentine Tango 11:30am week1
Improvers
Salsa Class 8:30pm week4
Intermediate
Salsa Class 8:30pm
Beginners Lindy Hop 8:30pm Performance Salsa Sabrosa training 8pm Intermediate Argentine Tango 12:30pm
Loaded Hog Salsa Night 'Macs' Cnr Cashel & Manchester St 9:30pm Ibis Latin Night on Hereford St - 9:30pm Cuban Carousel International
Note: Events & Parties are highlighted in light grey - See the Full monthly timetable here>

Free Latin Dance Class @ Chch Casino - Last Wednesday
Salsa Dancing
Date: Wednesday, 22nd April 2009 (last wednesday this week)
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 or Bachata 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!
Enrol in this salsa class Register for a FREE classes here>
• Salsa & Merengue Practice time: 8:30pm
Practice all you dance moves learnt in class at Danza Latina 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 some hot salsa dancing. Dress to impress!
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

The Hog Salsa Nights - Thursdays
Salsa Dancing
Every Thursday Night 9:30pm - Late (1am) Loaded Hog Salsa Nights Thursdays
• Totally Fun filled and hot. Drink and dance the night away. Every Thursday night at the (Mac's) AKA Loaded Hog. Come down and have a look, a drink and have a dance!
Anyone can come, this night is for everybody at all levels.
• Music & DJ - DJ-SLS (Reuben Danza Latina) playing the very best and newest Latin Music including - Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Cha, Zouk & Bachata.
• Performances Monthly, keep an eye on the timetable for performance details... keep an eye out for updates here! Including - Salsa Couples & teams, Hip Hop, Bachata, Latin American, Zumba, Tango, Samba & Axé.
• Drink Specials - 2 Coronas for $10 (more to come)
Please support the salsa nights and buy drinks. Alcoholic or Non Alcoholic it all helps.
• Location: Cnr Cashel & Manchester St, Christchurch
(1 block south from Danza Latina Studio) See a Map here >

Salsa Shines Dance Workshop - this Sunday
Salsa Dancing

• Date: Sunday 25th April

Salsa Footwork shines
• Time: 1pm - 2pm
• Dance Teacher: Reuben
• Price: $15 Casual & Salsa Concession Cards Welcome
• Location: Danza Latina Studio, 160 Manchester St .. map>
What Level is it?: Anyone can give it a go, however we will be aiming it to these levels: Improvers, Intermediate to Advanced
What is a shine? a shine is simply when you break away from your dance partner and do footwork to a section of the music.
Learn a Salsa shine dance pattern, this will be like a mini routine and it will show you how to fit footwork into salsa music. You will also learn new footwork patterns.
Partners?: No partner is needed, this is footwork only. This workshop is for Men & Ladies.
Registration: Not required, simply turn up, but if you are not on our database please join the newsletter below..
TO SHINE…OR NOT TO SHINE…?
Shines are a vital and exciting element within Salsa. When we first start salsa most of us have to get used to the whole ‘partner’ idea, which at first seems to be a strange ‘invasion of space’; After a while, we get so ‘comfortable’ with simply holding hands and tying and untying knots, that the thought of letting go and ‘shining’ on our own becomes quite confronting. We don’t know what to do with our feet or our bodies, and the shapings and ‘moods’ of some steps may be a little unfamiliar at first. However shines are really liberating! It allows the leader and follower equal possession and enjoyment of the song, without breaking the ‘partnership’ bond. To avoid them is missing out on half the experience of salsa. Shines should not overtake the dance, but it is an exciting break in patterns to watch and is great fun to do

Cuban Carousel International Show 2009
Salsa Dancing
Date: 2nd May (Christchurch)

Cuban Dance Show

Cuban Carousel International Cuban Dance Show.
Take a dash of Latin rhythms, mix with a passionate splash of Cuban history and ignite with some of the hottest dancers this side of Havana and you have a new show that's sure to be a tempting cocktail of all things Cuban. Be sure to catch this sensational show touring New Zealand in April/May. Cuban Carousel recounts the historical journey of Cuba. Conveyed through music and dance it incorporates a blend of contemporary dance and Afro Latin. Featuring six world-class Cuban dancers and a New Zealand chorus of hand-picked contemporary dancers, the show is an exhilarating ride through the dance forms that personify Cuba. From the first inhabitants of Cuba through to modern day, the show is described as a magical carousel of fantasy and Cuban rhythms.
Get a group of ten together, then the next ticket is FREE, or you can spread the saving over the group as a discount. This group deal can be done directly through ticketek by phone or over the counter (not by internet).
Nationwide Tour
Hamilton, Wanganui, New Plymouth, Tauranga, Wellington, Blenheim, Marlborough, Rotorua, Napier, Auckland, Dunedin & Christchurch, see more info on these locations on the link below
Christchurch: 2nd May – St James Theatre

More information about the Dates, Venues & the Cuban dancers here >
http://www.danzalatina.co.nz/dance-event-cuban-dance-christchurch.html


NEW Beginner Salsa Course - Tues 5th May
Salsa Dancing
• Start date: Tuesdays 5th May 2009
• Time: 6:15 - 7:15pm (every week for 8 weeks)
• Teachers: Nikal & Reuben
Salsa Class (Linear 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!
• You will Learn;
- 10 footwork footwork patterns
- 18 Turn patterns, moves & variations
- 5 Essential beginner salsa fundamentals**
Enrol in this salsa class Join in Now, 1st CLASS FREE >
Danza Latina Studio Location: 160 Manchester St, (Cnr Manchester & Hereford St Upstairs- Level1) Christchurch, New Zealand. See the map for further details.

NEW Improvers Salsa Course - Tues 5th May
Salsa Dancing
• Start date: Tuesdays 5th May 2009
• Time: 7:30 - 8:30 (every week for 8 weeks)
• Teachers: Nikal & Reuben
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. You will pick up more details second or third time round, no matter what level you are.

• You will Learn;

- 8 footwork footwork patterns
- Body Isolations & movement
- Spinning, singles & doubles
- 12 Turn patterns, moves & variations
- 8 Essential improver salsa fundamentals**
Enrol in this salsa class Enrol Now >
Danza Latina Studio Location: 160 Manchester St, (Cnr Manchester & Hereford St Upstairs- Level1) Christchurch, New Zealand. See the map for further details.

Kids Hip Hop & Latin Dance Classes
Salsa Dancing
Kids Hip Hop Classes on Mondays

Kids dance classes

• Mondays Hip Hop 3:45 to 4:30 - Ages 6 to 9 Years of Age
• Mondays Hip hop 4:30 to 5:15 - Ages 10 to 13 Years of Age
Both Hip Hop Classes starts on the Monday 11th May
• Term 2 Cost $60 for 7 weeks days
(11,18,25 of May 8,15,22,29 of June)
Kids Latin dance on Tuesdays
Have fun and learn how to dance different Latin dance styles. Learn how to dance salsa, cha-cha, bachata, merengue, tango and samba. Each class starts with a warm-up full of free styling, stretching and conditioning. Then students will learn basics steps of different dance styles. We will be working on techniques footwork, body control and rhythms. This is a very energetic and fun dance class for children that is a great confidence booster.
• Tuesdays 4:30 to 5:15 - Ages 10-13 years old
Classes start on Tuesday 12th May
• Term 2 Cost $65 for 8 weeks days
(12,19,26 of May 2, 9,16,23,30 of June)
Location: Danza Latina Studio - 160 Manchester St, (Cnr Manchester & Hereford St Upstairs- Level1) Christchurch, New Zealand. See the map for further details.
Registration essential Call Marcela on - Ph 021 023 33101
Dance Company: Dance with me, Director: Marcela

Alpine Salsa Party in Hanmer 09
Salsa Dancing
Date: Saturday 4th July 2009 (3rd-5th July) Hanmer Salsa Party New Zealand
The famous Hot Springs Salsa yearly winter party, with latin dance workshops in the afternoon. "Road Trip to Hanmer Springs - 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 'World Salsa Tours' 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.
Workshops Saturday afternoon.. info coming
Hanmer Salsa Party on Saturday
Social Salsa Dancing all night, come and dance the night away to Bachata, Cha, Salsa and more...
• 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
Location Workshops & Party: Memorial Hall in Hanmer New Zealand
Hot pools visit http://www.hanmersprings.co.nz

Salsa Timing for Dancers CD (4th edition - 2009)
Salsa Dancing
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.

Salsa Timing CD

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

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 percussion timing
Price : 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.
• To order online fill out the form here >

Danza Latina is on Facebook
Salsa Dancing
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
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5699922561

Quote of the week
Salsa Dancing

~ Whether you believe you can do a thing or believe you can't, you are right. ~ Henry Ford 1863

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