AfroCuban & Cuban Dance Festival – Sydney 11th – 13th October 2019

Casa Cubana are hoping to have a group attend this event later in the year, as it’s always more fun with a group!

You may have heard of this event previously as the Australia Rueda de Casino Festival & Championship, and while it’s had a re-name. it will still be an amazing weekend with dance instructors from around Australia and the world coming together to provide a variety of dance classes, as well as amazing performances and parties.

If you are keen to attend and would like to take advantage of any deals in registration fees or accommodation we can wangle, please have a chat with Casa Cubana teacher Makrina.

More details on the festival here

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Workshops with El Moro


Airagdin Pavon More “El Moro”

Born in Havana, Moro studied dance at the Academia Nacional de Narciso Medina, and performed with many prestigious Cuban Dance Companies.  He specialises in Afro-Cuban Dance, Rumba, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Son, Salsa and Dominican Bachata.

In 2004, Moro established Buena Vista Dance, to teach Cuban Dance and promote Cuban culture in Australia. In 2009, Buena Vista Dance won the National Cubamemucho Salsa Rueda Competition in Melbourne, in which Moro choreographed, directed and performed. The group went on to represent Australia at the Cubamemucho 2010 World Rueda Championships in Munich, where they placed third. In 2009, 2010 and 2012 he and his partner won the Australian Bachata Championship.

We can’t wait for Moro to share his vast experience and knowledge with us!

Early Bird: Expired
Price from 13th October: $25 per workshop or all 5 for $115.
Registrations close: Sunday 11th Nov

Saturday: Polish Hall, 22-24 Main Road Newtown. Entry via doorway on Main Rd. Limited parking available via Clare Street.
Sunday: Encore Dance, 58A Federal Street

What: Live concert by Veneno (Sydney), and Son del Sur
Where: The Polish Hall, Newtown
When: 8-11:30pm.

BOOK AND PAY TO SECURE YOUR PLACE. Refunds will be issued if class size is exceeded (sorry to those who miss out).
1. Register and pay at Thursday Night Salsa (The Italian Club, North Hobart), or
2. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) to the following bank account and please email through your class registration details

Account Details
Name: Makrina Tsinoglou
BSB: …….
Account: …….
Reference Text: please include your name so we know who has paid
And Email: Send email to “” indicating which classes you have paid for.

What else do I need to know?
• CLASS SIZE will be restricted so book early to avoid disappointment
• There will be NO DOOR SALES this helps us to reduce administration on the day.
• If you CANNOT MAKE A CLASS, then please let us know as early as you can, as we may be able to find a replacement (there will likely be someone missing out who would love to take your place).

Please feel free to contact me via messenger or at if you have any questions.


SATURDAY 17th November (@Polish Hall)

11:50– 12:50 Rueda (Intermediate)
Time to let loose and have a bit of fun with some new turn patterns.

1:10– 2:10 Dominican Bachata Footwork (Open)
Learn to move those feet, with a lesson in authentic Dominican style bachata.

2:20– 3:20 Dominican Bachata Partner work (Intermediate/Open)
In this class we will cover Dominican style partner dancing, varying from open to close hold and putting into practice some of the footwork that was covered in the previous workshop. Note: This class will be easier if you have also attended the footwork workshop

SUNDAY 18th November (@ Encore Dance)

10:30– 11:30 Son (knowledge of basic son timing required)
A predecessor to salsa, this Cuban dance is pure elegance with its contratiempo timing.

11:40– 12:40 Salsa con Rumba (Intermediate/Open)
Unique to Cuba, Rumba is a meld of African rhythms and flamenco influences. Elements of rumba are commonly integrated into Cuban salsa. This workshop will help you to integrate snippets of rumba into your salsa dancing.

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Veneno ft C Major Live in Hobart; Nov 17 2018


Saturday, 17 November 2018 from 20:00-23:30

Polish Hall, 22-24 Newtown Road, Newtown

VENENO has been Australia’s leading Latino Fusion outfit since 1998. With a sound and musicianship like no other, this life-long brotherhood of Australian/Latino musicians push the boundaries with their infectious blend of Afro, Salsa, Reggae, Timba, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Hip hop and Rock. Veneno has also collaborated with acclaimed artists such as: Osvaldo Chacon/Bamboleo (Cuba), Aloe Blacc (USA), Cubanisimo (Cuba), Los De Abajo (MEX), and Havana Meets Kingston.

Front man C Major (Carlos Velazquez) dominates the stage with charisma and flawless vocals, adding his own mix of RnB, Pop, Neo-Soul and authentic Latin Sonero traditions. C Major was seen on The Voice Australia and mentored by Latino Superstar Ricky Martin and Pop icon

Supporting Veneno is Hobart’s very own and much-loved Latin ensemble, Son Del Sur.

We will also have special guests El Moro and Angel from Buena Vista Dance (Sydney) joining us for the night.

Yep, we are going big! This is set to be a night to remember!

Tickets available via Trybooking
Adults: $40 + bf / $45 on the door
Students: $30 + bf / $35 on the door (valid student I.D must be shown on arrival)

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