Salsa takes a lot of forms, LA, new york, miami, some with quite different timings and a host of different leads / styles and moves. So when looking for salsa videos on the internet, it can be quite confusing, as often the style isn’t clearly defined.
Here is a video on Cuban dance for beginners that encapsulates true cuban style of salsa. Minimal back steps and weight transfer, moving forwards, encircling each other, body movements. It’s spoken in spanish with strong cuban accent, but the words are the same: adelante y atrás is forwards and backwards, en el lugar is on-the-spot, and crusado is opening-out.
The skill in teaching cuban salsa is in breaking down the steps while connecting them into a real groove that can be dance on the dance floor. This video will complement your cuban-salsa adventures beautifully.
Hurrah! We’ve moved to the ITALIAN CLUB, with classes and social dancing every Thursday from 26th Feb 7pm-11pm. 77 Federal St, North Hobart. We’ve had a lovely time at the Uniting church, and we’re looking forward to moving to the spacious Italian Club. We’re hoping to make good use of their bar, their restaurant and host some fun parties, workshops and classes there. Come dance with us!
Our last night at the church proved to be a successful one. A combination of a great turnout and a generous last minute donation from our friend Paul Stockwin saw us raise over $400 dollars towards Rose’s fundraiser. A big thank you to everyone who was there and thanks to all for supporting us through the venue transition stage over the last few months.
An early heads up that this week (Feb 19) will be our last Thurs night at the North Hobart Uniting Church, 2 Swan St, North Hobart (opposite State Cinema) before moving to the Italian Club.
As a small way of helping one of our dancing friends, Rose, with her efforts to save her family home, we will be donating proceeds from the night to her fundraising efforts.
We’d love to see you there to say ta-ta and thank you to the church and to give a helping hand to a friend in need.
We have a genuine Cuban band playing in Hobart as part of the Tasmanian International Arts Festival (formerly Ten Days on the Island). playing a mix of cha-cha, son, danzón, danzonete, mambo, rumba, salsa and bolero.
10pm Saturday 28th March 2015 at the Spiegletent on PW1 forecourt.
For further information and tickets visit http://www.tendays.org.au/event/el-son-entero-2
The Tasmanian International Arts Festival (formerly Ten days on the Island) presents Pasaje, a journey through the musical landscape of Cuba. Covering rhythms such as Salsa, Son, Bolero, Cha Cha, Chanqui and Trova, it will be a fantastic education for all of us who love to dance!
7.30pm Friday 27th March 2015, Wrest Point Casino.
For tickets and further information visit http://www.tendays.org.au/event/pasaje
RUEDA WORKSHOPS in Launceston April 11th
Our lovely cuban dancing compatriots from Hobart (Nick and Pip) will be joining us to provide a 1 hour introduction to rueda class and two 90 minute classes followed by social dancing in the evening
**note Nick will be hiring a mini-bus to take people up and back the next day.
Venue: Launceston Workers Club, 66 Elizabeth Street
A: Introduction to Rueda: 12.00 – 1.00pm (No Rueda experience necessary) B: Beginner Rueda: 1.00 – 2.30pm (Some Rueda experience necessary for participation in this class)
C: Intermediate Rueda: 2.45 – 4.15pm. (Rueda experience and more experienced salsa dancers)
Social Dancing: 7.30pm-12am
B or C Class: $20.00
Both B and C Classes: $30.00
Social Dancing $10.00
B and C + Social $35.00
Payment Details: (Cash can be paid in person at class)
PAYMENT DEADLINE IS THE 2ND APRIL
Please pay online to
Acct name: Michelle Walkden
(Include in the description name and class and send Michelle an Email on firstname.lastname@example.org) Call Michelle on 0408712751 for further details.
Rueda Workshops. A four week block of introduction and Intermediate level Salsa.
Wednesday evenings March 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th.
Introduction level: 6:30pm
Intermediate level: 8pm
Instructors: Nick and Pip
Uniting Church North Hobart (across road from State cinema, across park, downstairs entrance)
Nick – 0434718463