Salsa Caliente  May 20, 2015

In This Issue
SALSA COMPETITION & DANCE
WEEKEND OF WORKSHOPS
NEW WORKSHOPS
CLASS SCHEDULE
UPCOMING EVENTS
SALSA DEL BARRIO RADIO
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
CONTACT US
   
Christina Morrison
It's going to be an exciting summer! Read below for all the details and be sure to write the dates of our upcoming events on your calendar!  
See you on the dance floor.
 
Christina Morrison, Director
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AMATEUR SALSA COMPETITION & DANCE 

Join us for the Salsa Caliente Annual Salsa Competition & All Ages Dance with special guest judge Baudilio Rivera from New York!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

$15 in advance or $18 at the door. Get your today by calling 250-881-6141 or pick them up from Cafe Casablanca, 2524 Bridge St.

 

Your night will start with a beginner Salsa lesson. No partner or experience is required and all ages are welcome. We'll start with the basics and give you enough to keep you dancing all night! There will be lots of social dancing throughout the night to Salsa, Merengue, Bachata & Cha Cha Cha.

 

Next up is an exciting Salsa Competition. Who will be your favorite? There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and the winners will go on to represent Victoria at the Portland Salsa Congress.

 

While the scores are being tabulated, we'l have a special performance by our guest Baudilio Rivera from New York!

 

Social dancing until after midnight to Salsa, Bachata, Merengue & Cha Cha Cha.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2015
AMATEUR SALSA COMPETITION & ALL AGES DANCE
White Eagle Hall, 90 Dock St, Victoria, BC
 

8:00pm Doors Open

8:30- 9:30pm Beginner Salsa Lesson- no partner/experience required
9:30- 10:30pm Dancing to Salsa, Bachata, Merengue & Cha Cha
10:30- 11:30pm Competiton
11:30pm- 12:30am Dancing to Salsa, Bachata, Merengue & Cha Cha

 

Everyone is encouraged to enter the competition which is open to amateur dancers. Couples must register in advance by emailing info@calientedance.com and must come prepared with their own music and routine no more then 2 minutes long. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Click here for full rules

 

Click here for event website.

WEEKEND OF WORKSHOPS & DANCING

 

Join us for a special weekend of workshops and dancing!  
No partner required. Drop ins welcome.

SATURDAY, JUNE 6

1:30- 2:30pm Intermediate Salsa Partnerwork On 2- Must have permission to attend
2:45- 3:45pm Intro to Pachanga- All levels
Tonight we'll be dancing at Cafe Casablanca starting with a beginner Salsa lesson at 8:30pm, followed by dancing for all ages until 1am.  We'll also have a special performance by our Touring & Ladies Salsa teams. 
 
SUNDAY, JUNE 7
1:30- 2:30pm Timing, Musicality & Movement- All levels
2:45- 3:45pm Salsa Shines- All levels

4:00- 5:00pm Salsa Partnerwork On 2- All levels


COST: (+$2 min charge at the cafe)

$18 per workshop
$15 each for 3 or more

$60 for all 5 (paid in advance only)
Dancing on Saturday night is $12 at the door. 


Register now by emailing or calling 250-881-6141


NEW WORKSHOPS

Join us every Tuesday from 8:00- 9:00pm for special workshops designed to get you to the next level and teach you the things you don't usually learn in a regular class!

Workshops are held at Cafe Casablanca, 2524 Bridge St.
No partner or experience required unless otherwise stated.
Cost is $12 drop in or $55 for a 5 class punch card. (+$2 min charge at the cafe)

 

May 26- INTRO TO SON

Son is a style of music & dance that gained worldwide popularity in the 1930s. Come and learn all about it!

 

June 02- EASY DIPS & TRICKS FOR SALSA COMPETITION & PERFORMANCE

Getting ready to compete in the Amateur Salsa Competition on June 5 and looking for a couple new moves to spice up your routine? Not competing yet but want to start getting more comfortable with moves like this? Find a partner and come give it a try! this workshop is open to couples only.

 

June 09- WORKSHOP WEEKEND REVIEW
This workshop will review the material covered in the weekend workshops on June 6 & 7.  It will only be open to those that attended on the weekend. 

 

June 16- PORTLAND CONGRESS REVIEW

This workshop will review the material covered in workshops at the Portland Salsa Congress. Couldn't make it to Portland?  No worries!  Come and learn something new. 

 

June 23- PUERTO RICAN BOMBA & PLENA

Bomba is a Puerto Rican folkloric dance that first developed in the late 17th century as a way for slaves to continue to worship their African gods once their religion had been banned.  Plena was referred to as the "singing newspaper" and related events of the day from town to town.  Come and learn about some of the roots of Salsa!   

 

June 30 & JULY 7- PUERTO RICAN DANCE, MUSIC & CULTURE (2 week series)

Come and learn about the history, dance, music and culture of Puerto Rico in this 2 week series.

 

For details or to register, call 250-881-6141 or email info@calientedance.com

DROP IN CLASS SCHEDULE

 

SALSA ON 2 (MAMBO) & CHA CHA CHA
Salsa On 2 is danced to the rhythm of the congas and the techniques used allow for quick turns and direction changes, complex partner patterns and more body movement while dancing on a crowded dance floor.  This is not just On1 moved over a count. 
BEGINNER FUNDAMENTALS- Tuesdays, 7:00- 8:00pm
Come and learn the differences and experience the music and the dance in a whole new way! We`ll also teach you to Cha Cha Cha the way they do in Salsa clubs!   This class will introduce you to the essentials by starting with the basic steps and moving through to basic partner combinations. Learn to move your body to the rhythm of Latin music and practice leading and following techniques to get you ready to move to the next level. No dance experience or partner required! 

INTERMEDIATE- Mondays, 6:30- 7:30pm

Challenge yourself to improve in this class.  We will be working on body movement, spinning, shines, ladies styling and more. Each class will start with an open footwork combination (shine) and continue to a partnerwork combination. Must be a competent On 2 dancer or have instructor permission to attend. No partner required.  (pay for this class and attend Fundamentals the next day for free!)
 
SALSA ON 1
LA Style Salsa is one of the newest forms of salsa having been developed in the late 1990's with a strong Hollywood influence. This style is characterized by large, flashy moves and is based on variations on the Crossbody Lead.
BEGINNER- Thursdays, 9:00- 10:00pm
This class will introduce you to the essentials by starting with the basic steps and moving through to basic partner combinations. Learn to move your body to the rhythm of Latin music and practice leading and following techniques to get you ready to move to the next level. No dance experience or partner required! 

IMPROVERS- Thursdays, 8:00- 9:00pm

Get really comfortable with all of your foundations and learn how to combine the moves you already know into smoothly flowing combinations that are great on the social dance floor! We will also be working on body movement, spinning, shines and ladies styling. Each class will start with an open footwork combination (shine) and continue to a partnerwork combination. The shines portion of the class is a great way to improve balance, timing, speed and coordination. Must have completed Beginner Salsa On 1 or have instructor permission to attend. No partner required.  (pay for this class and stay for beginner for free!)
 
SPECIAL WORKSHOPS
Every week we will be offering special workshops to help you improve your dancing.  Spinning, styling, musicality, history, social dance tips and more.  You won't want to miss this!
ALL LEVELS- Tuesdays, 8:00- 9:00pm
Click here to see workshop schedule.

All classes are held at Cafe Casablanca, 2524 Bridge St in Victoria.  Cost is $12 drop in or $55 for a 5 class punch card. (+$2 min charge each time at the cafe).    Click here for more details.

 

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES & SPECIAL EVENTS  
CLICK ON THE EVENTS BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS. 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

SELKIRK WATERFRONT FESTIVAL

All of our teams will be performing from 1:00- 1:30pm at this free outdoor event!

 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

CAFE CASABLANCA DANCE & PERFORMANCE

Our Student Salsa Team will be performing at tonight's dance. 

 

Friday, June 5, 2015

AMATEUR SALSA COMPETITION & DANCE WITH GUEST BAUDILIO RIVERA FROM NY

All amateur dancers are invited to compete.  Come and cheer on your favorites!

 
Saturday, June 6- Sunday, June 7, 2015

 WEEKEND OF WORKSHOPS

Join us and learn something new!


Saturday, June 6, 2015

 CAFE CASABLANCA DANCE & PERFORMANCE

Our Touring Salsa & Ladies teams will be performing at tonight's dance. 


Friday, June 12- Monday, June 15, 2015
Our Touring & Ladies teams will represent Victoria at this event for the 11th consecutive year.

 

Tuesday, July 14- Saturday, July 18, 2015

Our Ladies Team will perform and Christina will judge the World Salsa Open. 

 

Wednesday, September 2- Monday, September 7, 2015

 

Our Touring & Ladies teams will be performing.  Get your discounted pass by clicking above. 
 

SALSA DEL BARRIO RADIO 
   
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS  
 
?SALSA CALIENTE! 
would like to thank our sponsors for the their support.  We really appreciate it!  Please try to send your business their way!

 

? CAF? CASABLANCA, Victoria

      www.cafecasablanca.ca  

      Victoria's only dance caf? with salsa or tango every night.

 

? STUDIO 4 ATHLETICS, Victoria

      www.studio4athletics.com 

      The downtown gym. 

 

HOW TO CONTACT US 
 

Telephone: 250-881-6141

 

Email: info@calientedance.com


Website: www.CalienteDance.com & www.SalsaWithMe.com 
 
 

Thanks for staying in touch and for all of your support.  See you in class!
 
Sincerely,
 
Christina Morrison & The Salsa Caliente Dancers