Cuban Workshops with Roly and Piter: July 2019


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!


(@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.

(@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.

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

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

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

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

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 “” 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.
• 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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