Salsa Caliente  February 02, 2016

In This Issue
MEET OUR TEAMS
MEN WANTED
SPECIAL WORKSHOPS
DROP IN CLASSES
UPCOMING EVENTS
SALSA DEL BARRIO RADIO
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
CONTACT US
   
Christina Morrison
Lots of classes and special workshops to choose from plus the first performance of our Ladies Team.

Read below to find out more!
 
Christina Morrison, Director
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MEET OUR NEW TEAMS!
Thanks to everyone that auditioned!
 

Click here to meet all of the dancers on this year's teams.  Looking forward to a great season marking 15 years of touring internationally!

MEN WANTED
Salsa Caliente's Local Salsa Team is looking for three more men to join the group.

Rehearsals are once a week on Tuesdays from 6-7pm. 

If you have never performed before or have a limited amount of time you are able to commit to, this is the team for you. Learn exciting choreographies to perform at local events. 

No dance experience, partner or audition required! All levels are welcome.

Contact Christina at 250-881-6141 if you are interested in joining.

SPECIAL WORKSHOPS IN FEBRUARY 
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. 

FEBRUARY 02- SALSA DANCE ETIQUETTE
Christina has been travelling around the world teaching and dancing Salsa for the last 15 years. In this workshop, she will share with you all of the little tips that will help you make the most of your night dancing at the club. What to wear, how to get people to dance with you, how to end a song, how to say no when you don't really feel like dancing and more. Bring your questions!! 
Find out how to be the dancer that is on the floor all night long!

FEBRUARY 09- TIMING & THE MUSIC
Learn how to find the beat and stay on it. Understand the difference between Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha Cha Cha & Reggaeton music. Learn to feel the music and have fun dancing!

FEBRUARY 16- INTRO TO SALSA MUSICALITY
Learn to dance with the rhythms of the music. Become familiar with the structure of a salsa song so that you can find the best time to let go for shines, add styling, put in a hit, and be able to tell when the ending is coming so that you can finish with your best dip! Dance like you have heard every song before!

FEBRUARY 23- SALSA DANCE STRUCTURE WORKSHOP
Learn how to create the ultimate dance with a beginning, middle, high energy section and an ending so that your dance flows with the movement of the song. Match your style with the song you are dancing and each dance will be one you will never forget!

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.

LATIN WORKOUT
Get in shape with a Latin Workout! Stretch away your stiffness and then get in shape the way dancers do to Salsa, Merengue, Lambada, Bachata, Cha Cha, Reggaeton and more! This class will also improve your body movement, timing, coordination and more and is guaranteed to make you sweat! 
ALL LEVELS- Wednesdays, 5:30- 6:30pm

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, February 13, 2016
The first performance for this year's team! Beginner lesson to start and dancing until late.

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!

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!

 

· 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