Past Events & Troupe Performances

BACHATA WORKSHOPS WITH SUPER JUAN

We are glad to announce that Mr JUAN RUIZ (Tropical Soul Dance Studio, Sydney) will be here in CHRISTCHURCH to conduct BACHATA Workshops...!!!!

Juan Ruiz is one of the most important Bachata Instructors in Australia. He will be in Christchurch on the 5th of September for 4 hours of cool & awesome Bachata Workshops and 6th September for Privates. Most of us have attended his workshops previously at New Zealand Bachata Festival and Sydney International Bachata Festival. For those who don’t know Juan - Juan’s is the pioneer of the Bachata Moderna style, a style he started developing in 2008. Bachata Moderna is a more stylized style of Bachata where dancers can add different footwork and transitions and yet remain true to Bachata form, maintaining the feeling & emotional elements that makes Bachata what it is. His syllabus and moves are being used around the world. What’s special about Juan is that his moves have smooth transition and his craft of teaching Bachata, Juan ensures that Bachata dancing of his student evolves. 
Juan is also the director of Bachateros Australia and Tropical Soul dance Studio. In addition, Juan is one of the directors of the prestigious Sydney International Bachata Festival.
www.tsdance.com.au
www.bachateros.com

Workshops Schedule:-

Date: September 5th 2015

Bachata Leading and Following techniques (Open) [10:15am – 11:15am] - Learn how to connect properly with your dance partner. Learn about connection points and the 3 rules. Create moves and steps on the go. A must do workshop for all dancers (not just Bachata dancers)

Dominican Bachata steps and patterns (Intermediate) [11:30am – 12:30pm] - Footwork, footwork! that’s what Dominican do when they dance Bachata. Learn from proper Dominican footworks, broken down in an easy to follow manner

Bachata Highlights for the dance floor (Int / Adv) [1:45pm – 2:45pm] - You won’t learn dips in this class (dips are over-rated ). You will learn different ways to hit the breaks and be musical.

Advanced Bachata patterns (Adv) [3:00pm – 4:00pm] - Putting all together. You will be using everything that you learnt on previous workshops plus new combinations that can be used on the dance floor.

Take Advantage of these AWESOME WORKSHOPS with JUAN RUIZ (#SuperJuan).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HQj7UdnfP8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu0jRvo-uYI

The Venue for the Workshops - SHOWBIZ Christchurch, 369 St Asaph Street, Christchurch 8011. 
Please arrive 15mins early to register for the workshops.

COST: 
- $20 for 1 Workshop
- $35 for 2 workshops
- $50 for 3 Workshops
- $60 for 4 Workshops

JUAN IS AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATES ON SUNDAY 6th SEPTEMBER FOR BOOKINGS AND RATES PLEASE CONTACT NIHAL RAO or DONNA FROST. 

We are looking forward to seeing you at the workshops and for your maximum support to this event...!!!!
 

 

SOUTH ISLAND SALSA COMPETITION

3rd October
St Margarets College, Christchurch

Come and join your South Island Salsa dancers for the 12th year at the South Island Salsa Competition!
Youths, Novice, Advanced, Choreographed Couples!
Shine, Salsa & Open Teams!
Any dancer residing in the South Island Welcome to compete!
Come and social dance afterwards with your fellow dancers!
Confirmed judges: Pascale Dernocoure (Sydney), Marie-Louise (Palmerston North), Alfonso Rios (Dunedin).

A big thank you to our main sponsors The Body Fesitval!!

for further info go to: http://www.southislandsalsacomp.com/

HANMER SALSA WINTER FESTIVAL

3rd-5th July
HANMER

Time to start thinking about "Hanmer Winter Salsa Fest 2015" x2 Nights of Parties & x6 Workshops

NEWS UPDATE 25/5/15
Special Guest Teacher from Australia Chloe Loh & Partner Luigi from Italy confirmed, plus more NZ based Teachers.
We have some great workshops in Brazilian Samba, Salsa, Bachata, Zouk Black & Kizomba lined up for this incredible weekend coming. 2015 Workshops are now all confirmed.

Timetable: Saturday 4th July

 

  • 10:30am - Brazilian Samba (Open Level)
    with Chloe Loh (Australia)

  • 11:30am - Body Movement for all Latin Dance styles (Open Level)
    with Chloe Loh (Australia)

  • 12:30pm ----------- Lunch (30mins)-------------

  • 1:00pm - Bachata Shines & Partnerwork (Imp/Int Level)
    with Chloe Loh (Australia) + Luigi (Italy) 

  • 2:00pm - Salsa Shines & Partnerwork (Imp/Int Level) 
    with Chloe Loh (Australia) + Luigi (Italy) 

  • 3:15pm - Kizomba  (Open level)
    with Chloe Loh (Australia) + Luciano (Brazil/NZ)

  • 4:15pm - Zouk Black (Open Level)
    with Luciano (Brazil/NZ) & Sabine (Germany/NZ)

  • 8:00pm - FREE Forro Intro Class (Open & Beginner Level)
    with Luciano (Brazil/NZ) & Sabine (Germany/NZ)
    Note: this is a the beginning of the Party.

WORKSHOP PRICES

Pay on the day: Cash only
$20 for 1 workshop

  • $35 for 2 workshops

  • $50 for 3 workshops

  • $60 for 4 workshops

  • $70 for 5 workshops 

  • $75 for 6 workshops 

The Famous Hot Springs Salsa Annual Winter Fest, with Latin Dance Workshops in the Afternoon & Salsa Parties at Night.Salseros from all around New Zealand inc; Christchurch, Dunedin, Westcoast, Blenheim, Nelson, Wellington, Wanganui, Auckland & further abroad will combine this year and spend an awesome snowy winter holiday weekend in Hanmer to move to the rythms of Salsa, Zouk, Bachata, Merengue and Cha cha cha at the Alpine Hanmer Springs Memorial Hall in New Zealand.
So bring the kids and enjoy the treasures that Hanmer has to offer. Even though its often snowing it will be hot in the Salsa Hall and the Hot Thermal Pools, not to be missed!.
This is a beautiful alpine village, so enjoy the hotpools.. It's also a weekend of the school holidays, kids are welcome at the party, infact school kids have free entry. Everyone is welcome to come, no matter if your a beginner, seasoned dancer or never danced before there is something for you.
This Event has been running since 1995 with Annie and teamed up with Reuben since 2005.Come Join us for the "Road Trip to Hanmer Springs" 
"Its hot both inside the pool and hotter the Salsa hall"
www.hanmersalsa.com

 

 

NZ SALSA SOLO

7th August
Woolston Working Mens Club, Christchurch

SALSA SOLO NEW ZEALAND 2015
ITS YOUR TIME TO SHINE

Thank you Carlos & Elli - This year we have the biggest Line-up of International Judges, Performers and Workshop Teachers we have ever had. Thank you for your continued support of our Salsa Solo New Zealand, looking forward to our 4th year, bigger, better and stronger!

Lets go New Zealand "Its your time to Shine!"

Friday 6th & Saturday 7th 2015

http://www.salsasolonewzealand.co.nz

LATIN FIRE SHOWCASE NIGHT

Venue: Ilam School, Ilam Road, Christchurch
Start time: 6:30pm
Price: $10 single / $15 per couple / $20 per family

 

WORKSHOPS WITH ALEX BRYAN

We are lucky to be able to get Alex Bryan to our lovely city of Christchurch! He will be teaching 3 workshops in Salsa, Bachata & Cha Cha

Saturday 20 June
11.00am-12.00pm: Workshop #1
Salsa Intermediate Level
Learn an awesome LA Style Salsa move from a top Australian performer and choreographer!! He is great fun to learn off and a wonderful, clear instructor!
You must have a good understanding of Salsa Fundamentals! 

12:15pm-1:15pm Workshop #2
Bachata 
Alex will be teaching a sensual Moderna style of Bachata. The style is very smooth, flowing and with great musicality. You will love it!
Must know the basic fundamentals of Bachata.

1.30-2.30pm: Workshop #3
Cha Cha Cha
All levels welcome! Join Alex in his passion for this increasingly popular street style Cha Cha. This workshop will ensure you get on the dancefloor next time Santana/Rob Thomas “Smooth” plays at the club. Sure to put a smile on your face! Learn from one of Australasia’s best Cha Cha Cha dancers.

1 Workshop $20
2 Workshops $35
3 Workshops $50

VENUE INFORMATION
All WORKSHOPS will be held at Showbiz Canterbury, 369 St Asaph Street

Alex Bryan is an internationally recognised performer, choreographer and performance coach with a passion for Latin dance and a unique versatility that has seen him coach many Australian champions across a range of dance styles. 
Alex judged the NZ Salsa Open in 2014 and will be back again judging this event this year.
He is the 2012 Aceki World Salsa Champion (Team Australia) and 2013 Australian Salsa Summit Champion in both on1 and Cabaret divisions. 
Alex is Creative Director of Loco Mojo Dance based in Melbourne, Australia and coaches the undefeated Victorian Latin and Salsa champions “Flavoured Rhythm” and as well, team “Aji Ritmo” in Tokyo Japan.
Enjoying the limelight on both stage and television, Alex Bryan placed runner up in the Australasian Strictly Dancing (ABC TV) competition and danced alongside celebrity Kate Langbroek as a professional dancer on “Dancing With The Stars” (Season 4 Channel 10).
CLICK HERE for the YouTube link to Alex and Laura Anderson’s performance at the Hong Kong World Salsa Championships Finals 2014.

Alex is brought to you by World Salsa Tours and hosted by Latin Fire! Latin Dance. He will also be available for a limited number of private tutorials during his stay. Please contact Donna @ latinfire@xtra.co.nz or ph 0272226900 if you wish to organise a workshop or private lesson. 
(PS thanks Liz Parsons for the wonderful right up)

 

LA TORMENTA LATINA

Saturday, 23rd May
@ Woolston Club, Christchurch
Price: Students $15 / Non Students $17 / Door Salsa $20

La Tormenta Latina is a dance party of epic size; the decorations will be bigger and better and there will be a DJ bringing you the best tunes all night long.
There will be music and dance aplenty as well as performances from some of Christchurch's most talented!
Nibbles provided!

 

6TH ANNUAL NZ CUBAN FESTIVAL

6th-8th March, 2015
Rotorua, New Zealand

STAR SALSA SHOWCASE

Saturday, March 28th @ Marlborough Civic Theatre, Blenheim, New Zealand
Workshops and dance performances with Star Dance Academy

FRIDAY NIGHT
Star Salsa Showcase - Welcome Party & Performances 
SATURDAY DAY
Star Salsa Showcase - Workshops - Tbc
SATURDAY NIGHT 1
Star Salsa Showacse - Theatre Show 2015
SATURDAY NIGHT 2
Star Salsa Showacse - Mega After Party 2015
SUNDAY
Annies Famous Salsa Brunch 

Join the Fun...
Join the Family...
Join the Friends!

6TH ANNUAL NZ CUBAN FESTIVAL

6th-8th March, 2015
Rotorua, New Zealand

The festival is the biggest community based Cuban dance and music event in New Zealand.
Every year it attracts some of the best Cuban dance instructors and dancers from around the world and New Zealand who come to share the sounds, rhythms and dances of the Afro-Cuban beat with Kiwis who love Cuban dance.

NZ BRAZILIAN DANCE FESTIVAL

17-19th April, 2015
Christchurch, New Zealand

Back again with popular demand! it will be bigger and better. Save the date. This one is not to be missed.

30 Workshops - Zouk and Samba De Gafieira 
2 Parties massive parties
Friday Night Showcase with International Artists and local NZ Talent on Display.

Artists Confirmed:
Kadu & Larissa - Brazil/Australia
Leo and Becky Neves - Brazil/New Zealand
Amit Zouk-Sensation Arora - Sydney/Australia
RJ and Ali - Melbourne/Australia
And our own super duper Zouk and Sambalicious Couples:
Trajano Leydet and Shannon Ring - Zouk Art/Samba Art Auckland
Dharshana Ratnayake and Shantini Oorjitham - Latinissimo Auckland
More to be confirmed soon.

Pass Information:
1. Payment via direct transfer to NZouk (Please use your name and they type of pass as a reference) to the account below:
NZouk 03 1705 0424369 000 (please email nzouk@hotmail.co.nz after payment so that we can send you a confirmation email please)
1st Round Early Bird - Full Pass (1 Oct - 30 Nov) $225 
2nd Round Early Bird Full Pass (1 December - 28 February) $255
3rd Round Full Pass (1 March - 16 April) $295 
Full Pass - Door Sales $315
2. Payment via Paymate (Visa/MC etc) - handling fee applies.
please visit: www.nzouk.com to pay by credit card.

Tentative Schedule Information: 

Friday 17th April: 
11:30 am: Registration Opens
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Workshops
7:30 pm till late: Showcase and Party 

Saturday 18th April:
10:00 am to 6:00 pm: Workshops
8:30 till late: Saturday night party

Sunday 19th April:
10 am till 6 pm: Workshops
9:00 pm till late: Sunday night party (not finalized)

NZ BACHATA FESTIVAL

29th-31st August 2014
at 12 Bath Street, Christchurch

Get along and be a part of one of NZ's Newest Exciting Latin Dance Festivals!!

Information on Festival Passes- NZ Bachata Festival 2014

Early Bird General Full Pass $220 until 15th June
2nd Round Early Bird General Full Pass $260 16th June until 20 July.
3rd Round Early Bird General Full Pass $285 21st July until 28th August.
At the Door $305
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Early Bird Performers Pass $190 until 20th July
2nd Round Early Bird Performers Pass $220 21st July until 28th August
Performers Pass at the Door $265
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Friday- Day Pass $115
Saturday- Day Pass $145
Sunday- Day Pass $115
UC Restricted Pass $105
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All Cash at Door Only.
Single Workshops $30 ea
Friday Party $15
Saturday Showcase & Party $25
Saturday Night Party only $20
Sunday Farewell Party $15
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Payment Options-
Purchase Tickets Online at Eventfinder:
http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2014/new-zealand-bachata-festival-2014/christchurch-city/christchurch
Or Direct Debit to The New Zealand Bachata Festival Account: 03 1594 0598250 000
(No Fees)
Please write your name and the type of Pass in the reference box. After you transfer, please send an e-mail to ilovebachata@gmail.com and we will send an e-mail of confirmation of payment.

SOUTH ISLAND SALSA COMPETITION

27th September 2014
 at Aurora Auditorium, Burnside High School, Christchurch
Dances will compete in all Street Latin Dance Styles including Bachata, Zouk, Salsa, Reggaeton, ChaCha, Merengue, Samba!!
Latin dancers from all over the South Island meet to dance off their best performances trying to win the Trophy for Best Latin Dancer in Christchurch!

NZ SALSA SOLO

Friday and Saturday, 1st & 2nd August @ Woolston Club, Hargood Street
Solo competitions for Youths & Adults, Solos, Duets, Teams, Masters & more!

NZ SALSA CONGRESS
30th May - 1st June

The NZ Salsa Congress is the biggest Latin Dance Event in New Zealand. Some of the best Latin dance instructors and dancers from around the world and Australasia will come together in Wellington for 3 days and nights of exciting parties, workshops and world class shows. Keep an eye on this website as we bring you updates on our 2014 artists, workshops, parties and more…

~The first round of Limited Early Bird Passes Sold Out within the first week of ticket sales!

The Second round of Early Bird Passes are now available: Performers Passes $230 and a Full Pass is $270, LIMITED to 60 altogether until end of March (or until sold out first) so get in quick before these ones sell out too and prices go up another $30. Go to the BUY TICKETS page now!

WIN a FREE weekend at the Comfort or Quality Hotel! Simply book your accommodation at either of the official Congress Hotels for the weekend of May 30 – June 1 before March 7, and you go in the draw to WIN those 3 nights FREE!

For further information go to: http://www.nzsalsacongress.co.nz/

SALSA NIGHTS AT FRENCH FARM AKAROA

For those looking for a special dance night out with wonderful scenery & a fantastic venue with a difference & who enjoy Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Zouk & ChaCha!!
SALSA AT FRENCH FARM WINERY, AKAROA
SATURDAY 15TH MARCH
Beginners class from 7pm with glass of wine or beer ($15)
Social dancing from 8:15pm  ( price $5)
IT WILL BE A WONDERFUL SPECIAL EVENING TO ENJOY FOR EVERYONE!
http://frenchfarm.co.nz/index

THE 5TH ANNUAL NEW ZEALAND CUBAN FESTIVAL

The 5th Annual New Zealand Cuban Festival will be held at the Millenium Hotel in Rotorua, New Zealand

 From Fri 28th Feb - Sun 2nd March 2014

 Confirmed Artist :
 > Christina Monneron, Coffs Harbour
 > Israel Ortiz Castellanos, Brisbane
 > Greydis Montero Liranza, Wellington
 > Isbert Vivio Ramos, Auckland
 > Alejandro Espinosa, Melbourne
 > Rafael Ferrer Noel, Wellington
 > Esteban Isnardi II, Geneva
 > Akshar Apte & Maxine Buxton, Melbourne
 > Kate Maguire, Auckland
 > Liza Kohunui, Rotorua
 > Ewa Chmurzynska, Auckland
 > Mama Marie-Louise, Whanganui
 AND SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST Jaime Jesus Manuelian

 Check out more info at http://www.nzcubanfestival.co.nz/

MELBOURNE LATIN FESTIVAL 2014

The 6th International Melbourne Latin Festival

4, 5 & 6 April 2014

‘a celebration of Latin Dance’

The theme for 2014 is SUPERHERO’S & VILLAINS – who’s your favourite Superhero or Villain!!

Featuring international and local Latin Dance Artists

Melbourne Latin Festival 2014 bringing you an even more exciting and entertainment filled weekend filled with

3 EVENING OF LATIN DANCE SHOWS & PARTIES, OVER 150 LATIN DANCERS, 10 LATIN DJ’S, LIVE LATIN BAND 40 DANCE WORSKSHOPS OVER 3 DAYS OF FUN!”

Workshops range from the complete novice to the professional latin dancer including Salsa, Bachata, Zouk, Samba, Cha Cha, Argentine Tango and more

Each year the team at Melbourne Latin Festival tries to provide the best level of entertainment and value for money.  Every year we have left a lasting impression so don’t miss out next year.  Don’t wait to book now
 TICKETS START FROM $45 – BOOK ONLINE NOW @ www.melbournelatinfestival.com.au

“Early Bird Full Pass tickets are now available $250 (Normally $295)” (Until January 29, 2014)

LATIN FIRE KIDS HIP HOP PARTY

FRIDAY, 29TH NOVEMBER @ Jackmann Dance Room, College of Education
Adult entry : $10
Come and enjoy both adult & kids performances with a disco afterwards!!

 

NEW ZEALAND SALSA CHAMPIONSHIPS

FRIDAY 15TH & SATURDAY, 16TH NOVEMBER
44 Northcote Road, Takapuna, Auckland

For information on this event including workshops go to: http://www.nzsalsachampionships.co.nz/index.php/competitor-registration

 

BAY SALSA FESTIVAL
 

25th & 26th October, Tauranga
 

Are you up for the adventure, the challenge and the dance spectacular that will be the 7th ANNUAL BAY SALSA FESTIVAL? Then come join the troops for a weekend of full on action!

Our dynamic drill sergeants will be ready to workshop your salsa to a 4-star ranking. Be inspired by performances that will showcase the best that all our NZ salsa soldiers have ... or be the one that blazes the trail for others. The safeties will be off as we storm the parties and the official Bootcamp Ball.

It's time to prove y...ourself, so sign up now - don't be found MIA. Come get a better salsa story with us - BOOYAH!!!

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

WE WANT YOU!

Friday 25th – Sunday 27th October

Various venues in Tauranga (please see www.baysalsa.co.nz for timetable)

Tickets are on sale now at http://baysalsa.co.nz/store/category/11/Festival-Passes

MITCH & ELLICIA from LDA, Sydney

Will be teaching workshops in Christchurch on 3rd-5th October

Come and learn from this supremely talented young couple. Taking the dance world by storm right now and winning titles in both Sala & Bachata - we are extremely excited to be bringing Mitch & Ellicia to your doorstep!!!!

3 awesome workshops, 2 parties , performances & more!

Join us Saturday 5th October for these workshops:...

2pm - 3pm Salsa Int (from the 2012/2013 Australian Salsa Open Champions)

3.15pm - 4.15pm Sensual Bachata (from the current Bachata world champions)

4.30pm - 5.30pm Bachatango (open level)

These workshops are aimed at dancers with a knowledge of the dance styles.

Parties:
Friday Night 9pm onwards at Latin Addiction Dance Studio

Saturday Night 9pm onwards - Avonhead School Hall
55 Avonhead Road. Chch

Private Lessons available Friday only.

Pricing:

3 x workshops + Saturday Party $85
Individual Workshops $35
Friday Party Free
Saturday Party $10

Pre-purchase your $85 day pass and go in the draw to win a Private one hour lesson with either Mitch or Ellicia valued at $100!

Payment can be made at the studio with eftpos, cheque or cash or via internet banking.

Bank details: 12-3147-0397421-00
ASB Bank Latin Addiction

SOUTH ISLAND SALSA COMPETITION

Saturday, 29th September @ St Margarets College
For more information see our separate page for the Competition

Or go to www.southislandsalsacomp.com

 

MOVIE FUNDRAISER NIGHT

Friday, 9th November @ 4 Curletts Road
Bring your bean bag, pillows, blankets & chill out at the studio watching on the Big Screen!
$5 entry, all proceeds going to our Bachata Team performing at Sydney Latin Festival, January 2012


SALSA BOSTON STYLE

 29TH NOVEMBER - 3RD NOVEMBER

Salsa Latina, Latin Fire & Latin Addiction
  •  
    x4 International Salsa Dance Teachers
    x4 Parties Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
    x9 Performances at the Saturday Showcase Party
    x6 Workshops: New York Salsa & Cha on Sat & Sun
    x3 Part Ladies Performance Routine Course with Elli
    ...
    x3 Venues: Salsa Latina, Latin Fire & Latin Addiction

    If you're from outside of Christchurch, this event is worth the trip as this is a one off event in New Zealand

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    • Thursday 29th November 2012
    Ladies Shines Course Pt1 & Free Pre Party @ Salsa Latina

    • Friday 30th November 2012
    Ladies Shines Course Pt2 & Triple Treat Party & Freestyle performance @ Latin Fire

    • Saturday 1st December 2012
    x3 Salsa Workshops + Ladies Shines Course Pt3 & Showcase Party @ Salsa Latina

    • Sunday 2nd December 2012
    x3 Salsa & Cha Workshops @ Salsa Latina & Cool Down Party @ Latin Addiction

*Special guest stars:
Mariano from Boston USA & Elli Torres from Australia plus Carlos (Aust) & Alfonso (Dunedin/Peru). Mariano & Elli will be teaching and performing across Australia (Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide) and now here in Christchurch. Mariano is Dominican but based in Boston and is booked for practically all the key world congresses in American and Europe... see profiles & videos below

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Thursday 29th Nov: Workshop & Party
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Location: @ Salsa Latina Dance Centre (12 Bath St)

Ladies Salsa Shine Routine with Elli Torres (Part 1)
Learn a Routine over 3 days and option to perform on it on the Saturday Night.... See full information on this below
- Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm (1hr)
- Price: see details below

Salsa Night on Thursdays
- Time: 8:30pm - 12am
- Free Entry.
- DJ Reuben & Carlos (Aust)**
Come down and have a dance, everyone is welcome. During the night we'll be pumping out the very best & latest of Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha music all night long for your dancing pleasure in Studio#1, & an extra DJ in studio#3 pumping out Zouk & Brazilian music.
- Drinks ~ BYO

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Friday 30th Nov: Workshop & Party
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Location: @ Latin Fire Dance Studio (4 Currlets Rd)

• Ladies Salsa Shine Routine with Elli Torres (Part 2)
Learn a Routine over 3 days and option to perform on it on the Saturday
Night.... See full information on this below
- Time: 7:30pm (1hr)
- Price: see details below

• Triple Treat Salsa Party
- Time: 8:30pm - 12am
- $5 Door Entry
- DJ Carlos (Aust)
- Freestyle performance from Elli & Mariano during the night
Come down and have a dance, everyone is welcome. The latest of Salsa, Bachata, Zouk, Merengue, Cha music all night long for your dancing pleasure.
- Drinks ~ BYO 
 
Saturday 1st Dec: Workshops
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Location: @ Salsa Latina Dance Centre (12 Bath St)

• Afternoon Workshops: New York Style Salsa & Lifts & tricks
#1: 12pm - New York Style Salsa Shine & Partnerwork with Mariano & Elli - Intermediate Salsa level
#2: 1:15pm - Mambo Salsa Shines, with Mariano- Open Level (all levels).
#3: 2:30pm - Show Moves, Lifts & Tricks with Carlos & Elli - partners recommended for this workshop - Open Level
- Prices: see details below

• Ladies Salsa Shine Routine with Elli Torres (Part 3)
Learn a Routine over 3 days and option to perform on it on the Saturday Night....
See full information on this below
- Time: 3:30pm (1hr)
- Price: see details below

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Saturday 1st Dec: Showcase Party
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Location: @ Salsa Latina Dance Centre (12 Bath St)

• Salsa Boston Style Party & Showcase
- Time: 8:30pm till 1am
- Price: $10pp or part of a Pass (details below)
- Kids FREE - If you bring kids with you under the age of 15YO
- * Special performances from Mariano & Elli during the night.
- DJ's: DJ Carlos (Aust) & Dj El Tata (Alfonso)
Come down and dance or watch all the live Performances. Great music all night to dance to.
The latest of Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha music all night long for your dancing pleasure in Studio#1,
& an extra DJ in studio#3 pumping out Zouk & Brazilian music.
- Drinks ~ BYO

• Performance Show starts 9:30pm (approx)
- SPECIAL feature: Mariano & Elli’s New Salsa Routine **
- SPECIAL feature: Elli's Ladies Shines routine. **
- Salsa Moves: Ladies Salsa Team *
- Latin Fire: Team Shines **
- Latin Fire: Team Bachata **
- Salsa Latina: Salsa Sabrosa Team**
- Salsa Latina: Reuben & Marcela's Salsa Routine**
- Latin Addiction: Student Troupe routine**
- Latin Addiction: Couples Bachata routine **
- MC's: Warren, Mark & Jeremy**
(Legend: * = to be confirmed & ** = confirmed)

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Sunday 2nd Dec: Workshops
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Location: @ Salsa Latina Dance Centre (12 Bath St)

• Afternoon Workshops: New York Style Salsa & Cha
#4: 12:30pm - NY Style Salsa - Intricate Partner-work On2, with Mariano & Elli, Advanced Intermediate level
#5: 2:00pm - NY / Eddie T. Style Cha Cha On2 Shines & Partnerwork with Mariano & Elli: Intermediate level
#6 3:00pm - Salsa Musicality 101 - Learn about Salsa Music with Alfonso, Learn to listen to the Salsa beat and song structure. Open Level - all levels welcome.
- Prices: see details below

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Sunday 2nd Dec: Party
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Location: @ Latin Addiction (166 St Asaph St)

• Cool Down Salsa Party
- Time: 8:30pm - 12am
- $3 Door Entry
- DJ Mark & Carlos (Aust)
Come down and have a dance, everyone is welcome.
The latest of Salsa, Bachata, Zouk, Merengue, Cha music all night long for your dancing pleasure.
- Drinks ~ BYO

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• ELLI's Performance Course
Performance Routine Course & Performance
Elli will be teaching a ladies cha routine course on Thursday, Friday & Saturday and perform it on the Saturday night. She would like to take further to the NZ Pacific Salsa Congress for those that are interested. All ladies are welcome to give it a go, recommended Improver & above. Aimed at Intermediate and above levels.

Learn in this special course over 3 parts in 2 locations:
- Part1 on Thursday 7:30pm at Salsa Latina
- Part2 on Friday 7:30pm at Latin Fire
- Part3 on Saturday 3:30pm at Salsa Latina
- Perform on Saturday night 10pm (no obligation)
• Price: $70 for the whole course.
Note: Elli's shine course is for all 3 classes, no individual price is offered per class, this is a course only.

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• Prices
Note: Pay on the day, Cash & cheque only

Individual Prices
- FREE Pre Party on Thursday
- Parties on Friday $5 door charge only.
- Parties on Sunday $3 door charge only.
- Saturday Salsa Showcase Party $10
- Workshops Elli & Mariano, Carlos & Alfonso $25 each
- 1 hr Private lessons available @ $100 for 1 instructor

Special Packages:
- Elli's Ladies Shines Performance Course x3 parts $70
- Pass#1: Mariano & Eili x5 Workshops + Showcase Party $120
- Pass#2: Mariano & Eili All x6 Workshops + Showcase Party $130

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• Locations

- Salsa Latina - 12 Bath Street, Christchurch
- see google map > http://goo.gl/maps/E40cW

- Latin Fire - 4 Curletts Road, Christchurch
- see google map > http://goo.gl/maps/QiQR4

- Latin Addiction - 166 St Asaph Street, Chistchurch
- see goolge map> http://goo.gl/maps/xlX4Y

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Profiles
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• BIO: MARIANO NERIS….
Mariano Neris is one of Boston’s youngest rising salsa professionals, headlining at salsa congresses all over the world, including the United States, the Caribbean and Europe.
Mariano has been recognized worldwide for his unique mambo style.
He enthralls his audience with his complex footwork and flavorful partner work.
Starting at the young age of 11 he has been inspired by the likes of the late Michael Jackson, Fred Astaire, and the mambo king Eddie Torres.
Among his most recent dance accomplishment are winning 1st place on the World Latin Cup Qualifier at the Chicago Latin Street Congress.
He was also one of the Principal Choreographers and dancer for Elvis Crespo & NG2's new music video coming out December 2012 (filmed in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Mariano is a sought after artist, teaching workshops, performing, choreographing and training groups all over the world.
He loves to share his passion for the salsa/mambo industry.
In his 11 years in the salsa business, Mariano Neris has become one of the many reasons why people attend salsa congresses worldwide.
He will keep every social dance floor rocking all night long!

Video:
Mariano Neris and Vera Rowe NYCSC 2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUueYclbmBE
 
 BIO: ELLI TORRES…
Elli Torres has taught and performed locally, nationally and internationally for the past 9 years.
Just to name a few, Madrid, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Las Vegas, Puerto Rico. Alongside her partner Carlos Galiano, Elli is the current Australian Salsa Cabaret champion, 4 years running and in 2011 represented Australia at the World Latin Dance Championships in Las Vegas. As co-founders of Brisbane's premier dance academy Latin Steps Dance Company, she has trained and developed some of Queensland and Australia’s key dancers and teams.
Elli is known for her elegant style with loads of flavour and show-stopping choreographies.

Video:
Elli Torres & Kylie Strickland from Australia performing at NZ Salsa Solo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqoSXwGg_M4

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• BIO: CARLOS
Carlos Galiano, Carlos is the founding director of Brisbane’s premier Latin dance academy Latin Steps. Originally based in Spain, Carlos has been a key figure in the Australian Salsa scene over the past 11 years. With his dance partner Elli Torres, Carlos is 4 times and current Australian Salsa Cabaret Champions (2008 – 2011), Their team Latin Steps is also the current Australian Team Champions. Carlos’ dancing is epitomised by a strong masculine style with loads of “sabor”.
He is Australia’s pioneers of acrobatic/cabaret Salsa, exhibiting amazing lifts, tricks and aerials in his routines. Carlos has represented Australia as instructor/performer around the globe sharing his wealth of knowledge.

Video:
Carlos and Elli Champions Cabaret Salsa performance at the 2011 ASC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDgD-gGhxB0

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• BIO: AlLFONSO
Alfonso Rios is the founding director of Salsa Moves NZ, Otago’s premier Latin Dance studio. Originally from Peru, Alfonso trained at the Conservatory of Music before studying under some of Peru’s best musicians in Afro Latin-American Music. Alfonso, also known as Mr Musicality, is one of New Zealand’s finest Salsa dancers; his smooth, playful style coupled with strong masculinity is his trademark.
Whether you are new to Salsa, or have years of experience, Alfonso will open your eyes, ears and soul to that essence of Salsa which you might have been missing.

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Contact one of these schools for further information

Dance Schools Associates
• Salsa Latina Dance Centre - Christchurch
- www.salsalatina.co.nz
• Latin Fire Dance Studio - Christchurch
- www.latinfire.co.nz
• Latin Addiction Dance Studio - Christchurch
- www.latinaddiction.co.nz
• Salsa Moves Dance Studio - Dunedin
- www.salsamoves.co.nz

Sponsors
• Salsa Solos Competition - New Zealand & Australia
• Dance Addiction Dance Shoes - Christchurch
• Dance with me Dance Wear - Christchurch

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• Stalls
With a selection of DVD's, CD's & T's & other dance related items for purchase.
Stalls will be available at Salsa Latina During the event at Salsa Latina at the showcase party and workshops on Saturday & Sunday all in studio#2.
 

 

CHRISTMAS SALSA BALL

Saturday, 15th December, 2012
at Cashmere Club, Hunter Terrace
-More details to come

 


NZ SALSA CHAMPS

17th November, 2012
-at AMI Netball Stadium, Auckland
 

**RULES & DEFINITION** for new 2012 categories Pro/AM, Bachata Open, Zouk Open and Ultimate Street Latin are now available online!! Check it out >> http://www.nzsalsachampionships.co.nz/divisions

 

Championship Divisions

www.nzsalsachampionships.co.nz

2011 New Zealand Salsa Championship category rules and judging criteria.

 

NZ BACHATA FESTIVAL 2012

31st August – 2nd September

This new event will be in Christchurch, so keep these dates free!!

Nirico Mambo in association with World Salsa Tours presents.....
NEW ZEALAND'S 1st INTERNATIONAL BACHATA FESTIVAL

Bachata and Latin dance lovers from around New Zealand, Australia & the World are summoned to gather at The 1st New Zealand Bachata Festival.

The Festival focuses on...

...the sexy and sensual rhythms of Traditional Bachata and Bachata Moderna;
...the strong street beats of Urban Bachata;
...the vibrant and freestyle moves of Dominican Bachata;
...the elaborated kicks & embellished dips of BachataTango and
...the intricacies and group dynamics of Bachata Rueda...

...with emphasis of Latin Rhythms like Salsa, Merengue and Zouk/Lambada at Party-Time

FESTIVAL OF RHYTHM AND DANCE 'JAMBALAYA'

Easter Weekend
Friday 6th - Sunday 8th April, 2012
Corban Estate Art Centre
Auckland

Three nights and two days of parties, workshops and shows

  • Only 15 minutes drive from down town Auckland
  • Full weekend pass $125 gets you in to all 50 open level workshops, shows and parties.

Immersion courses for Latin dancers

Three days of intensive fast track learning with international teachers.

Take your dancing to a new level!!

This year the immersion courses will be held over the festival period, so you can workshop with the internationals by day and go to shows and parties every night.

Courses will run a full day on Friday and two half days on both Saturday and Sunday allowing you time to explore the festival and take part in additional workshops You will have the evenings off to watch the shows and join the parties.

Immersion Course Cost - $255.00 (for bookings before December 24th )

(Includes full festival pass)

Kids course Cost - $75.00 per child

Tango Dance – Fast track to Argentine Tango
Fabio Robles and Ana Andre
Targeted at accomplished dancers of other styles who want to fast track in to learning the beautiful dance of Argentine Tango. You will need to have a good ability to pick up new dance concepts and have good body awareness as this course will move quickly. Fabio and Ana are highly respected world-class teachers and have choreographed for Australia’s "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Dancing With The Stars".  "Wow, after just one hour class I feel like I can dance tango, Fabio and Ana are amazing!"

Zouk Dance – Upper Intermediate/Advanced
Rodrigo Delano and Adriana Coutinho
This course will take your Zouk dance to a new level, Adriana is current world Zouk Champion and Rodrigo is one of the founders of the Zouk style in Brazil.
They have a wealth of knowledge to share.
In order to give New Zealand's dedicated Zouk enthusiasts this rare opportunity to spend three days immersed with world class international teachers, please do not register for this course if you are not experienced in Zouk.

Kids Music and Dance Course - For 5 – 12 year oldsThese lucky kids will have a chance to try many different styles of music and dance over three days, and will have the opportunity to prepare for a performance on the final day. Including costume making, art and watching shows. Kids will be fully supervised so you can get on with your own immersion course!!

Cuban Band - Learn the Cuban instruments and make a SALSA BAND!After 10 years of churning out Salsa musicians in Sydney, Australia, TRESMAMBO are coming to NZ for the first time to stage an intensive music workshop from which you will emerge forming an authentic Cuban Salsa band! In 15hrs of hard core tuition, you will learn to play the authentic Cuban instruments in the traditional way: CONGAS, BONGO, GUIRO, MARACAS, CLAVES, CUBAN TRES, TIMBALES, PIANO, BASS, GUITAR, KIT DRUMS, TRUMPET and VOCALS in the context of a Cuban Band.


NZ PACIFIC SALSA CONGRESS

1st - 3rd June

Welcome to the 2012 NZ Pacific Salsa Congress!

The NZ Pacific Salsa Congress is the biggest Latin Dance Event in New Zealand. Some of the best Latin dance instructors and dancers from around the world and New Zealand will come together in Wellington for 3 days and nights of exciting parties, workshops and world class shows. Keep an eye on this website as we bring you updates on our 2012 artists, workshops, parties and more…

Early Bird Passes on sale NOW!

The first round of Early Bird Tickets are available now to the first 50 people before end of November or until sold out.

Full Congress Pass $270

Access to all Congress Workshops, Shows and Parties
$300 from March 1

Full Performers Pass $225

Access to all Congress Workshops, Shows and Parties
$255 from March 1

Go straight to the tickets page to purchase.

2011 DVDs & T-shirts

You can still order copies of the 2011 Congress DVD and T-shirt while stocks last, also if you had ordered and paid for one already but haven’t received it yet please contact us: info@nzpacificsalsacongress.co.nz

For more information on this event go to www.nzpacificsalsacongress.co.nz!!

FUNDRAISER NIGHT FOR LATIN FIRE

Your Latin Fire Team are representing NZ Salsa in the Gold Coast at DouDouLe Latin Festival!

Please help support our team & join us on

SATURDAY, 12 MAY @ JACK MANN AUDITORIUM, Solway Avenue.

10 Performances / Bottle Auction / Salsa dance party

$10 for adults or $5 for dance party only!

Starts 7:30pm sharp till 12!!

CARNIVAL DEL FUEGO
Saturday, 19th May

@ Woolston Club, 43 Hargood Street

Tickets $20 or $25 at the door (available from Latin Fire)

Performances on the night & Gerardo & his band will be playing his awesome Latin music!!

 

DOUDOULE LATIN DANCE CAMP

18th- 20th May, 2012
Join Latin Fire & the Team who are performing at this fantastic event on the beautiful beaches of the Gold Coast!!!

ZOUK LAMBADA & SAMBA DE GAFIERIA WEEKEND with KADU & LARISSA
 

Friday, March 16, 2012 at 6:00pm until Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 9:00pm
SAVE THE DATE! The famous Kadu Pires & Larissa Thayane are coming to Christchurch, New Zealand

Come and celebrate a weekend of Brazilain & Latin dance
2 Nights & 2 Days of Workshops & Parties

Kadu & Larissa are professional Zouk Lambada & Samba De Gafieria Dancers & Teachers originally from Brazil, now based in Brisbane, Australia.

For more Info on Kadu & Larissa visit: kadularissa.com

DATES: 16th-18th of March 2012

Friday 16th March - Latin Party & Performances
Venue: Cashmere Club, 88 Hunter Terrace, Cashmere
Time: 8.00pm till 12.00pm
Price: $15
Performances from
Kadu & Larissa
more tbc

Saturday 17th March - Workshops & Party
Venue: Teacher's College Gymnasium, 1 Dovedale Avenue, Ilam

Zouk Workshop 1 - 11.00am - 12.00pm
Zouk Workshop 2 - 12.15pm - 1.15pm
Lunch 1.15pm till 2.15pm
Samba Workshop 1 - 2.15pm - 3.15pm
Samba Workshop 2 - 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Zouk & Samba Party
Time: 8.00pm till late
Venue: tbc
Price: tbc

Sunday 18th March - Workshops
Venue: Teacher's College Gymnasium, 1 Dovedale Avenue, Ilam

Samba Workshop 3 - 11.00am - 12.00pm
Samba Workshop 4 - 12.15pm - 1.15pm
Lunch 1.15pm till 2.15pm
Zouk Workshop 3 - 2.15pm - 3.15pm
Zouk Workshop 4 - 3.30pm - 4.30pm

more details on Workshops coming soon

Prices:

$175 - Full Pass - 8 Workshops & 2 Parties payment by 21st February $200 after 21st February

$100 - 4 x Zouk Lambada Workshops
$100 - 4 x Samba de Gafieria Workshops

Individual Class $ 30

for payment details or other questions
private message me on facebook
or
email: ez_hamilton@hotmail.com


Aug 26-28, 2011

WORLD SALSA TOURS
in association with
EDWIN RIVERA & AMICITIA DANCE COMPANY
presents:

LA SALSA UNPLUGGED
                           IN AOTEAROA, NEW ZEALAND

Undoubtedly the most sought after dancers on the salsa world circuit - youthful, energetic, charismatic, talented and great fun to be with; coming direct from Los Angeles California with titles and credits including...

* The release of his CD - Sole of a Dancer
** Wild-card finalist of America's Got Talent
** From Jennifer Lopez' movie El Cantante
* 8 Time World Champs-Renowned Brother and Sister Blockbusters

Mr. Edwin Rivera
and
Junior & Emily Alabi

...return to New Zealand for their Tour

LA SALSA UNPLUGGED IN AOTEAROA, NEW ZEALAND

CHRISTCHURCH – Friday 26 – Sunday 28 August 2011
Venue: St Albans Shirley Club 269 Hills Road, Shirley, Christchurch

6 Workshops, 2 Performances, 2 x Parties and Demos

Limited number of Private Classes available

Watch this space for workshop descriptors and schedule


SOUTH ISLAND SALSA COMPETITION

Date: Friday, 30th September
Venue: Aurora Centre, Burnside High School, Christchurch

Judges confirmed: Masha (Latinissimo), Irina Kapeli (Dance Pro, Auckland), Jake Rosevear (Wellington), Annie Giles (Nelson) & Marie-Louise (Wanganui)

For more info go to South Island Salsa Competition page!!!


ANZAC BACHATA TOUR with Nestor & Katrina

 

ONE  WEEKEND  ONLY !!!

Date: Saturday 29 October 2011

Location: Christchurch New Zealand

Introducing our instructors:  Nestor Manuelian & Katrina Quintal

 

Synonymous with Bachata and Salsa in Australia, Nestor & Katrina have taught Salsa and Bachata all over the world and Australia.

 

Australias first and prominent bachata exports, they have represented Australia in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Bali, Malaysia, Singapore, Wellington, Hong Kong, Rome, Milan, London, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and the list goes on.

 

Nearly every corner of the world has been exposed to their funky and fun style of Bachata which encompasses many styles fused to make them one of the most versatile bachata couples in the world.

 

Recognised for energy, flair, fun and musicality in their choreographies, Nestor & Katrina are the 2 x Australian Bachata Team Championships winners and 5 x Australian Salsa Champions.

 

World class salsa dancers, Nestor’s Modus Vivendi are 5 x Australian Team Champions and are the only Australian team to ever make the World Salsa Championships Finals and the only team in the world to make the finals 4 years consecutively.

 

 

Book NOW as prices will go up… 15 October 2011, prices WILL GO UP!!!

 

PASS PRICES: Up til 14th October 2011
FULL PASS - NZ$90 (5 x Workshops & Party)
INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOPS - NZ$20 each
PARTY - NZ$10

PASS PRICES : From 15th October 2011
FULL PASS - NZ$110 (5 x Workshops & Party)
INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOPS - NZ$25 each
PARTY - NZ$15

 

 

·         5 x Workshops

·         1 x Party

·         Performances and Demonstrations


CARLOS CINTA In Christchurch !!  July 2011

Carlos Cinta was born in San Francisco. He was raised in Chicago and lived there for 26 years. Although Carlos' first experiences of Bachata were not particularly pleasing, it was only after attending a club in Chicago and seeing Bachata danced with sensuality, passion and sexy moves that he truly fell in love with it. Inspired by an extremely talented Bachatera, Carlos began to learn Bachata in order to dance with her. Through his observations while social dancing, he noticed that the level and skill of Bachata on the dance floor were limited to the basic step. Owing much to his boredom and creative collaboration with a friend, Carlos decided to make up all kinds of crazy moves and patterns. With a teaching experience of four years, Carlos started in the humble surroundings of his grandparents' basement helping out a couple friends (who loved the moves he was creating) to teaching his turn patterns with a friend in a little family style Mexican restaurant.Carlos has since moved to San Diego two years ago and can still be found teaching in a dance studios, club classes as well as workshops. He mainly instructs what we know as traditional Bachata (Dominican style) which combines intricate footwork and syncopated steps. Because of his carefree, light-hearted and fun attitude towards dancing, people are ultimately drawn to his Bachata style and his teaching methods. Carlos is grateful for the doors it has opened for him and also for the many chances he has had to meet and get to know new faces and friends from all walks of life.
10-11am
1-Bachata Breakdown (musicality)
*** after this class, you will never hear bachata music the same again... you will now hear all the instruments, understand the timing of the breaks and be able to connect to the songs on a much larger scale ! ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BACHATA CLASSES YOU WILL EVER TAKE !

 
HANMER WORKSHOPS
11:15am-12:15pm
2-Timing & Traditional Steps
*** no need to "fear" dominican style anymore, this class will put to rest all the dominican style bachata myths by explaining the timing and steps very clearly and in a fun way...be ready to have your understanding of timing challenged and strengthened

1:45-2:45pm
3-Partner work I & Footwork I
*** now that we have the fundamentals down pat.. let's master our lead and follow skills and float around the dance floor

2-3pm
4-Partner work II & Footwork II
*** let's spice it up a notch and take what we know to the next level with more footwork and more lead / follow steps

Prices:
$20 for 1 workshop
$30 for 2 workshops

$40 for 3 workshops
$50 for 4 workshops

HANMER DANCE WORKSHOPS
Saturday, 16th July

Saturday afternoon Workshops (1hr each) Note: Open Level means for 'All Levels'. Times and workshops details may change as the date approaches, keep an eye on this page.
• 10:30am Zumba Brazil (Samba/Axé) - Open Level - with Marcela - (DWM/Salsa Latina, Christchurch)
• 11:45pm Dips & Tricks- Open Level
- with Donna & Jeff - (Latin Fire, Christchurch)
• Lunch 12:45pm-1:15pm (30mins)
• 1:15pm - Salsa On1, turn pattern - Imp/Int Level
- with Reuben & ... - (Salsa Latina, Christchurch)
• 2:30pm - Zouk (Open Level & Imp/Int)
- with Saione - (Viva Latino, Auckland)
• 3:45pm - Salsa (Open Level & Imp/Int)
- with Alfonso & Rebecca- (Latin Moves, Dunedin)
Workshop Prices:
• $15 for 1 workshop
• $25 for 2 workshops
• $35 for 3 workshops
• $45 for 4 workshops
• $50 for 5 workshops
- Pay on the day, Cash only
Salsa dance Classes & Events
Hanmer Salsa Party
Saturday Night Salsa Party with Latin Dance Intro
• Latin Dance Intro 8pm (45min) This fun class is included with party entrance fee. This intro class is ideal for absolute beginners and all other levels to get started with some Latin dancing for the night!
• Social Salsa Dancing all night from 8pm, come and dance the night away to Bachata, Zouk, Cha, Salsa, Merengue and more... This is a BYO party, bring your own drinks. Great dance floor, great sound system, be prepared for one of the most fun, relaxed & greatest Salsa nights for 2011. 
 Time: 8pm till 1am•
• MC: Annie
• DJ: DJ Reuben
• Price: $5 entry for adults, Free for school kids

SalsaDivasladystylz 
CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND
Date: Friday 15th - 17th April 2011
Venue: Grand Chancellor Hotel Christchurch, New Zealand

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Check out our NEW website - <<SalsaDivaslady stylz>>

Experience these exclusive, unique and breath-taking workshops led by our exceptional Salsa Divas & Divo.

Sharon Pakir - Spin City Melbourne, Australia
Greydis Montero Liranza - Cuban Groove, New Zealand
Lidia McMahon - LDA, Sydney, Australia
Mr Jaime Jesus - LDA, Sydney, Australia

Lucy Balfour - Royal New Zealand Ballet is our Guest Speaker for our Gala Dinner.
Supported by our very own Salsa Diva Debutants - Becky Truscott & Kendall Burt

 

The Salsero is the frame and the Salsera is the picture.
With this in mind, Salsa Divas Lady Stylz was created.
Enjoy the ultimate, all ladies, pampering weekend including your accommodation, all meals and lots of extra goodies.

Yes that's right ladies... Think...
** Champagne and Chocolate Pyjama Party
** 4/5-Star Hotel Venue & Accommodation
** Your choice of indulgent pampers
** Guest Speaker
** Gala Dinner
** Salsa Ball

All workshops and your entire weekend will be led by World-Leading Salsa Divas.

Movement - spinning, footwork, isolations, arms, hands and head
Accessories - make-up, shoes, costumes, hair and nails
Health and Well-Being - stretch and strengthen


RETRO SALSA/MAMBO SESSIONS

Roberto & Jenna ( Australian Salsa On2 Champions)

All Workshops and Dance Party will be held at the Woolston Club, 43 Hargood st, Woolston.

Saturday 19th February 2011

10.30am- 11.30am: Salsa Fundamentals( incl Body Movement) On2 Open Level
11.45am- 12.45pm: Mens and Ladies Styling (Shines, Footwork/ Partner work) Open Level
12.45pm- 1.30pm: LUNCH BREAK
1.30pm- 2.30pm: Cool Combos On1 Impr/ Int Level
2.45pm- 3.45pm: Musicality: Open Level

Sunday 20th February

11am-12pm: Cha (On2) Impr/ Int Level
12:15-1:15pm: Partner Work (Hot Turns, Convert to On2) Int/ Adv Level

Workshop Pricing: Early Bird Full Pass- 6 workshops & Dance party $130 until Monday 14th February. After that date-$150
If you are interested in purchasing a Full Pass, please contact me- Nirico ilovebachata@gmail.com / 0212928012

Retro Salsa/ Mambo Party
Saturday 19th February
Theme: Dress up Retro Style (Golden Age of Salsa 70's New York)
8pm- 12.15am....
Performances...Roberto & Jenna performing their Hot Choreo!!...
Also other performances from some of the Best Local talent in NZ
DJ- Gille Nantel confirmed...the latest and Classic Salsa/Mambo music!! Also Bachata, Zouk...
Prizes for the Best Retro Style Dancer...

A Salsa/ Mambo Event not to be missed!!...Learn from one of the Finest Australian talent!! Get a chance to dress up Retro!!
Join in on the Latin/ Soul/ Funk train line on the Party night!!...


SALSA - NEW ZEALAND MASTERS GAMESCOMPETITION

DATE:    Saturday 12 February 2011

VENUE:   Masters Games Village, Springvale Park

WHERE:  Whanganui, New Zealand

TIME:    6pm-8pm

AGE POLICY: 30+ Men & Women as at 30 January 2011
Couples – Age group determined by the younger partner.

DANCE STYLES
All styles of Latino dance will be accepted in this competition.

CATEGORY - Couples Division** Couple Ages 30-39
** Couple Ages 40-49
** Couple Ages 50+

CATEGORY - Teams Division
Teams must be at least 3 persons. Any number of lifts, dips, drops andflares are permitted. The team division will be judged onsynchronicity.

CATEGORY - Novelty Division
Novelty dance/perform a floorshow/item fit for family viewing oftheir own choice or design of duration of no longer than four (4) minutes - suchtime to include entry/exit from the competition floor, inclusive of property setup. While fun and humor is important, points will be awarded for thepresentation and entertainment value of the item. Example - Latin ContemporarySalsa Routine -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rzsyrh8Wbto

REGISTRATION

Furtherinformation and registration details can be found here - http://www.nzmg.com/

OTHER EVENTS COMING UP:
Sydney Salsa Congress 2011: 27th - 30th January
Jambalaya : 5 & 6th March, 2011
NZ Heartland Salsa Tour: March/April/May 2011
Nz Pacific Salsa Congress: 3rd-5th June, 2011, Wellington

LATIN FIRE PRESENTS
' SCARED SCRIPTLESS with a SALSA FLAVOUR'

 

Experience the Court Jesters razor sharp wit in off the cuff theatre!! A fun evening for your friends & family to attend. No dancing shoes needed!!

Date: Saturday, 15th January
Venue: Court Theatre

Where: Christchurch Arts Centre, Worcester Boulevard
Time: 7:30pm - 10pm

7:30pm: Meet for drinks in the Court Theatre foyer, bid in the silent auction
8:15 - 10pm: Court Jesters show with Latin Performances
Limited tickets. See Latin Fire OR Court Theatre!!

Proceeds support the Latin Fire Performance Team, assisting team members perform on an international stage, representing New Zealand at the Sydney Salsa Congress, 27th January, 2011!!

NEWZEALAND RUEDA FESTIVAL 2010 ~ NEW ZEALAND RUEDA FESTIVAL 2010

New Zealand Rueda Festival, hosted in RuedaCentral– Whanganui New Zealand.

DATE: 3-5 December 2010
VENUE: Infusion, Wanganui Racecourse, Purnell Street
WHERE: Whanganui, New Zealand

WHAT'S GOING TO BE HAPPENING...
** Friday night Pre-Party with a Mega Rueda
** Lunchtime Public Workshops and Demonstrations PLUS Zumba in the Centre ofthe City - Majestic Square
** The NOT to be missed Cocktail Party hosted at the Grand Hotel
** The Salsa on the Awa and Festival Christmas Gala Ball - this year's theme -"The Pirates of the Caribbean"
** Performances by our International and National Instructors
** PLUS Performances by Teams: Dance Pro; Star Rueda Squad; Pirate of the Awa;Salsa Therapy
** 19 hours of AfroCuban Workshops lead by International and NationalInstructors

PASSES:
** Early Bird 2 up to 2 Dec - $180.00
** Door Charge - $200.00

DOOR CHARGES:
Workshops - $20
Pre-Festival Party - $15
Cocktail Party - $20
Christmas Salsa Ball - $35
Special offer – Cocktail and Christmas Ball $45

For more info or to enrol go to:www.worldsalsatours.co.nz

SALSA NIGHTFEVER
FEAT: LIVE BAND 'SON ASERE'

Date: Saturday 27th November 2010
Time: 8:30pm - 1am

· Live Band "Son Asere Trio"
· Performance Showcase
· Social Dancing: Salsa, Bachata, Zouk all night.

· Salsa Night 8:30pm - 1am - Come downand dance or watch a live Salsa Band! with Performance dance showcase & greatmusic all night to dance to. DJ Reuben will be pumping out the very best &latest of Salsa, Bachata, Merengue Zouk, Cha music all night long for yourdancing pleasure.
Drinks ~ BYO ~ Friends BYO... everyone is welcome..

· LIVE SALSA BAND - "Son Asere"
After performances there will be a Salsa Band " Son Asere Trio" which is onTour in NZ. Now playing at Salsa Night Fever playing from 10:30pm till justafter midnight.

· Performance Show starts between 10pm to 10:30pm
- MC: Jeremy
Price: $8pp at the door (from 9pm)
(Note: NEW price, just this month because we have a live Band)
Kids FREE - If you bring Children with you they have free entry if under theage of 15 years old
· Location: Salsa Latina Studios


CHRISTMAS SALSA BALL

Join Latin Fire & Salsa Latina in the biggest social night of theyear!

Date: Saturday, 18th December
Venue: Cashmere Club, 88 Hunter Tce, Cashmere, Christchurch
Time: 8:30pm - 1am
DJ: Reuben / MC: Warren
Entry: $10 per person
Theme: Black & White

Come along in your finest dress & dance to some of the latest Latin& Salsa dance music. You will see some of Christchurch's best Latin/Salsa danceperformances by Latin Fire, Salsa Latina & Bachatearoa!!

BACHATA FIESTA 2010

BACHATA FIESTA  6th- 7th Novemember

Christchurch, Woolston Club- 43 Hargood st, Woolston.
International Instructors Moro & Alegria (Buena Vista Dance, Sydney)

Saturday Workshops: 6th November
10.30am- 11.30am-  Bachata Dominican Fundamentals (Open Level)
11.45am- 12.45pm-  Dominican Bachata Footwork  (Open Level)
12.45pm- 1.20pm     Lunch Break
1.30pm-   2.30pm- Essential Partner & Lead Work  (Open Level)
2.30pm-   3.30pm-  Mens & Women Dominican Style Body Movement (Impr/ Int Level)

Bachata Fiesta Party:  6th November

8pm- 12.15am /  Woolston Club, 43 Hargood st

$15 Door Charge

DJs spinning some of the Hottest Bachata, Salsa, Zouk, Merengue...

Performances...Moro & Alegria will be performing their Hot Bachata routine!!...Other performances to be confirmed...

Annoucement!!...At the Australian Salsa Solo Championships this year, Moro has just recently won the Open Latin Division, and placed 2nd in the Salsa  Solo Division. (Pro Division)

Moro will be gracing us with a Solo Performance at the Bachata Fiesta!!

Sunday 7th November

Workshops:
11am- 12pm- Dominican Bachata Sequence  (Impr/ Int Level)
12.15pm- 1.15pm- Cool Dominican Partner Work ( Impr/ Int Level)
1.15pm Social dance/ Lunch- meet the Instructors....

Prices for Workshops: 1 Wksp: $25/  2Wkshp: $45/ 3Wkshps $70/ 4Wkshps $95/ 5Wkshps $120, 

  Full Pass: 6 workshops & Dance party $150/   Party separate: $15
 

  Early bird Discount on Full Pass if you pay before Friday 1st November...$130                                   Contact: www.ilovebachata@gmail.com