Cuban Workshops with Roly and Piter: July 2019

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Piter Pantoja Lopez
Born in Havana, Cuba. Piter is a professional dancer and dance instructor of all Cuban dance styles. Piter is well known for his energy and unique street style that he brings to the stage. Recognised as an outstanding performer, Piter has danced for some of Cuba’s biggest internationally recognised stage shows, including “Kings of Salsa”, and “Lady Salsa”. In the past few years Piter has been teaching in Europe, Finland, and dancing as part of the show “Jazz it Up”. Piter now resides in Adelaide, teaching and performing with his wife Emma Dawson at their school, The Dance Pad.

Rolando “Roly” Garcia Callaba
Rolando was born and raised in Nuevo Vedado, Havana and studied at the acclaimed Instiuto Superior de Arte. He is a vibrant and energetic dancer of Salsa, Rumba, Son, Reggaeton, and the dances of the Orishas. Roly has spent his youth dancing and performing in the streets of Havana, and has also trained and performed with the Folkloric Group “Quatro Vientos”.
Roly teaches all levels of students and is passionate about his homeland and all things Cuban. Rolando is currently teaching with La Bomba Productions in Adelaide and is a frequent guest instructor at the various Cuban dance festivals across Australia, and more recently also in Dubai.

We can’t wait for the boys to share their knowledge and infectious energy with us!

CLASS SCHEDULE

SATURDAY 20th JULY
(@Ukrainian Hall, Moonah)

10:30– 11:30 Cha Cha Cha (Intermediate/Open)
This one is for all you cha-cha-cha lovers out there. We will cover the traditional steps as well as looking at how to incorporate this into your social dancing.

11:40– 12:40 Casino/Salsa/Rueda (Intermediate) (At capacity for follows)
Learn some new turn patterns to add into your repertoire.

1:10– 2:10 Reggaeton (Open)
Reggaeton is the blend of Latin, Hip hop and Reggae rhythms and has spread in popularity from the Caribbean to the world. This class will be high energy and is sure to get your blood pumping.

SUNDAY 21st JULY
(@Encore Dance, North Hobart)

11:00– 12:00 Rumba (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 ground yourself to the beat of the music and develop your body movements.

12:10– 1:10 Orishas/Afro-Cuban (Open)
Popular Cuban dance is deeply rooted in African cultures and Salsa especially also incorporates styles from other genres, like the Orisha dance. Orishas are deities/gods that maintain the Earth and watch over the affairs of humanity. Each Orisha is responsible for different parts of nature and each one has their own specific music and dance. In this class we will learn some of these movements which will help to unlock the body and develop your musicality.

1:40 – 2:40 Salsa Suelta (Open) (At capacity)
Non-partnered dancing to help you move to the music and incorporate all of the Cuban rhythms into your salsa. This may be a little challenging for new dancers, but don’t let that stop you from giving it a try.

COST
Early Bird: Expired
Price from 24th June: BOOKINGS ARE NOW CLOSED
Registrations close: Sunday 14th July

VENUES
Saturday: Ukrainian Hall, 185 Main Road Moonah (opposite McDonald’s). Parking is limited at the location.
Sunday: Encore Dance, 58a Federal Street, North Hobart

PARTY
Where: The Founders Room, Woobys Lane, Salamanca
When: 8:30pm-12
Tickets: $10 cash on the door or online via www.trybooking.com/499826
Bar: Cash sales only

PAYMENT
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 Transfer (EFT) to the following bank account and please email through your class registration details

EFT
Name: Hobart Salsa Inc
BSB: 632 001
Account: 100192106
Reference Text: please include your name so we know who has paid
And Email:
Send email to “makrina_t@hotmail.com” indicating which classes you have paid for.

What else do I need to know?
• There will be NO DOOR SALES this helps us to reduce administration on the day.
• LUNCH: BYO.
• 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.

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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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Veneno ft C Major Live in Hobart; Nov 17 2018

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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 Will.i.am.

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
https://www.trybooking.com/423771
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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A Weekend with Airagdin Pavon “El Moro”

We are very lucky to be hosting one of Australia’s leading Cuban instructors next February for a weekend of workshops. Moro will be covering Cuban, Afro and Dominican styles of dance. This is a weekend you don’t want to miss!

Airagdin Pavon More “El Moro”
Born in Havana, Cuba, Moro studied dance at the Academia Nacional de Narisco Medina, and performed with many prestigious Cuban Dance Companies. He was first solo dancer and choreographer with “Havana Nights”, one of the largest independently produced shows ever to leave Cuba, touring extensively throughout Mexico, Central Europe, Scandinavia, Japan and Australia. Moro has worked as a dance teacher in Oslo, Stockholm and throughout Australia. 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. He has choreographed and performed in various shows, including Cuban Folkloric Company, World Salsa Congress, Afro-Cuban Express, and NZ Pacific Salsa Congress. 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. In 2013, Moro founded the Australian Rueda de Casino Championships.

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

Cost
Early Bird Price: $20 per workshop or all 5 for $90.
Price from 29th January: $25 per workshop or all 5 for $110.

Venues
Saturday: Ukrainian Hall, 185 Main Road Moonah (opposite MacDonald’s). Parking is limited at the location.
Sunday: Encore Dance, 58a Federal Street, North Hobart

Party
Where: The Founders Room, Wooby’s Lane, Salamanca.
When: Three hours of dancing goodness, kicking off at 9pm.
Cost: $10

Payment
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

EFT
Institution: Members Equity
Name: J Holtzclaw
BSB: 944600
Account: 466-996-675
Reference Text: please include your name so we know who
has paid
+Email:
Send email to “john.holtzclaw@education.tas.gov.au” 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.
• LUNCH: BYO.
• DRINKS: BYO. NO GLASS (glasses or glass bottles) allowed in the room as this is a condition of use when hiring the studio.
• 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).
• SHOES: It is a proper dance floor so please wear proper dance shoes or shoes with soft soles (suede or leather), no hard plastic.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Saturday (20th Feb)

11:15– 12:15 Son (Intermediate)
Danced on the off-beat. Son is one of the traditional partner dances that salsa evolved from with a beautiful and elegant style.

12:45– 1:45 Rueda (Intermediate)
Time to let loose and have a bit of fun with some new turn patterns.

2:00– 3:00 Dominican Bachata (Open – All levels)
Learn to move those feet, with a lesson in authentic Dominican style bachata.

Sunday (21st Feb)

11:45-12:45 Rumba (Open – All levels)
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 ground yourself to the beat of the music and develop your body movements.

1:15 – 2:15 Palo & Makuta (Open – All levels)
Originating from the Bantu culture, Palo is characterised by fast, energetic and fighting motions. It is usually performed with sticks or poles and there is a constant movement of shoulders, chest and torso.
Makuta is a cheeky, social dance originating from Congo & brought to Cuba through Haiti.

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