Salsa Caliente  March 08, 2016

In This Issue
SPECIAL WORKSHOPS
DROP IN CLASSES
RADIO FUNDRIVE
UPCOMING EVENTS
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
CONTACT US
   
Christina Morrison
Lots of opportunities to learn new skills and get out and dance.  See you in the dance floor.

Read below to find out more!
 
Christina Morrison, Director
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SPECIAL WORKSHOPS IN MARCH 
Workshops are held Tuesdays from 8:00- 9:00pm @ Cafe Casablanca, 2524 Bridge St.
$12 drop in or $55 for a 5 class punch card (+$2 min charge at the cafe).  
No partner or experience required.  Drop ins welcome. 

MARCH 8, 15 & 22- SPINNING FOR SALSA 
Learn the techniques for spinning, balance, and multiple turns. This workshop series will cover drills to help eliminate dizziness when spinning, improve balance, preparations for turns, stationary spinning adding spins to partnerwork.  Drop in for 1 workshop or drop in for all 3.

MARCH 29-  EASY DIPS & TRICKS FOR SALSA COMPETITION AND PERFORMANCE
Getting ready to compete in the Amateur Salsa Competition on June 3 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 for couples only.

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!)
 
BACHATA
Bachata is a dance from the Dominican Republic that is now popular all over the world!
ALL LEVELS- Thursdays, 7:00- 8:00pm
This all levels class will get you started with all of the basics you need to have a great dance and then teach you to dip & sway your way into a dance to remember! WARNING- This workshop is going to get sexy!!! There will be lots of time to social dance and practice what you have been learning during class.

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.

SALSA DEL BARRIO RADIO FUNDRIVE
   
It's Fundrive time again and CFUV is celebrating over 30 years on air!
 
Since 1984, CFUV has provided listeners with the most diverse music, community affairs and multicultural programming of any station in Victoria with the support of our listeners.

Salsa Del Barrio Radio is a show airing every Saturday from 11:00am- noon featuring interviews with local and international Salsa dancers and musicians, the history of Salsa music and dance and lots of great Salsa music! Please pledge your support so we can continue to bring you the show.

If you're strapped for cash, pledge small amounts. It all counts!

Call us live on the show, Saturday, March 12 between 11am- noon Pacific Time at 250-721-8700, or pledge online using UVic's secure server BY CLICKING HERE
 Remember to let them know that you are pledging to support Salsa Del Barrio Radio so we can meet our show's goal of $350. 

For your support of $25 or more, you can visit The Gift Room, filled with gift certificates, CDs, LPs t-shirts and assorted SWAG, or you can ask for a tax receipt.

Thank you for your support!
Check out the show HERE. You can listen in Victoria on 101.9fm or online from anywhere in the world!


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

Saturday, March 19, 2016
This team's first performance at Casablanca! Beginner lesson to start and dancing until late.

Saturday, May 14, 2016
Come and see our top team perform a brand new Bollywood routine!

Saturday, May 28, 2016
All of our teams will be performing at this free outdoor festival.  More details to follow.

Friday, June 03, 2016
Who will go on to represent Victoria in the Northwest Championships?

Friday, June 17- Sunday, June 19, 2016
Our top teams & competition winners will be representing Victoria at this event.

Sunday, July 24- Saturday, July 30, 2016
Our top teams will be performing at this event for the 12th consecutive year!

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!

 

· CAFÉ CASABLANCA, Victoria

      www.cafecasablanca.ca  

      Victoria's only dance café 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