Latin Dance Workshops & Parties

Timetable

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Workshops & Parties

Friday Night Workshops:

27th August 2021​

★ 5:00pm - Doors Open for Check-in

★ 5:30pm - Workshop#1  (1hr)

Afro Cuban - Palo

- Ideal for Salsa dancers who want to learn the Afro Cuban roots.

- Level: (Open Level) - Recommend for any dance level
- Palo Monte is from the region of Congo West Africa and is part of the Bantu religion.

- Teacher: Greydis (Cuba)

★ 6:45pm - Workshop#2  (1hr)

Cuban Casino Salsa Partnerwork & Rueda Intro

- Learn Cuban style partnerwork & Learn how to dance in a giant circle known as a "Wheel" aka Rueda, the leader calls and everyone executes specific moves and people swap partners as they dance. Its an amazing style to try. If you haven't tried Cuban style Salsa we recommend to do this one!

- Level: (Open Level) - Recommend for any Salsa dance level but not absolute beginners

- Teacher: Greydis (Cuba)

★ 8:00pm - Workshop#3 (1hr) - Pre-party
Kizomba

- Level: Improver & Intermediate

- Discover the illusion of feet drags to level up your Kizomba elegantly

- Teacher: Bari & Wimmy

Friday Latin Party 

Date: 27th Aug 2021

Time: 9:00pm - 12am


Salsa & Latin Dance Party

Come join us for the first party of the event, the Friday night warmup party with the latest & greatest Salsa, Zouk, Bachata, Kizomba, Cha Cha & Merengue to dance to.

There is also Workshop prior to the party for all levels. This is a great way to join in just before the party and mingle, meet new people and learn to dance. Come make a night of it

• DJ Reuben &  DJ Dave

• MC: Annie (Blenheim)

Dance Animation: 

During the Party around 10:30pm with Pablo
What is Animation? 2-4 songs of 'follow me' fun style dancing, a little like Zumba, but with more of a solo dance focus. See video below

 
Saturday Day Workshops:

28th August 2021
★ 9:40am - Doors Open for Check-in

★ 10:00am - Workshop#4 (1hr)
Afro Cuban - Ogun

- Ideal for Salsa dancers who want to learn the Afro Cuban roots.
- Oggun is a warrior god/saints from the Yoruba Religion.

- Level: (Open Level) - Recommend for any dance level

- Teacher: Greydis (Cuba)

★ 11:15am - Workshop#5 (1hr)
Kizomba

- Level: (Open Level) - Recommend for any dance level but not absolute beginners
- Surprise your dance partner by using Kizomba core moves differently.

- Teacher: Bari & Wimmy

★ 12:15pm - LUNCH BREAK PRACTICA (1hr)

60mins Lunch Break Practica (Practice).

Music playing for your practice time playing Salsa, Bachata & Kizomba

★ 1:15pm - Workshop#6 (1hr)
Bachata Partnerwork

- Partnerwork Bachata class designed for all levels

- Level: (Open Level) - Recommend for any dance level but not absolute beginners

- Teacher: Masha & Lev

★ 2:30pm - Workshop#7 (1hr)
Kizomba

- Level: Intermediate

- Taking your Saidas to the next level with unique transitions

- Teacher: Bari & Wimmy

★ 3:45pm - Workshop#8 (1hr)
Cuban Salsa Shines

- Learn Salsa Cuban style footwork
- Level: (Open Level) - Recommend for any Salsa dance level but not absolute beginners

- Teacher: Greydis (Cuba)

★ 5:00pm - Workshop#9 (1hr)
Cuban Casino Salsa Partnerwork & Rueda

- Level: Improvers / Intermediate Salsa

- Note: its recommended do the Friday workshop if you are new to Rueda

- Teacher: Greydis (Cuba)

★ 6:00pm - DINNER BREAK (2hrs)
Saturday Night Workshop:

29th August 2021

★ 7:45pm - Doors Open for final Check-in / Workshop & Party

★ 8:00pm - Workshop#10 - Pre-Party (1hr)
Bachata Sensual

- Learn Bachata Fusion Shines and fun Bachata Sensual Partner-work.

- Level: (Open Level) - Recommend for any dance level above beginners

- Teacher: Reuben & Milena

 
Saturday Salsa Ball

Date: 28th Aug 2021

Time: 9:00pm - 12am

 

Salsa & Latin Dance Party

Dance the night away.  Great dance floor, great sound system, be prepared for one of the largest, most fun, relaxed & best Salsa nights for the year.

DJ's playing the latest & greatest Salsa, Bachata, Reggaeton Zouk Kizomba, Cha, Samba, Merengue and more.
There is also Workshop prior to the party for all levels. This is a great way to join in just before the party and mingle, meet new people and learn to dance. Come make a night of it

 

• DJ Reuben &  DJ Dave

• MC: Annie (Blenheim)

Dance Animation: 

During the Party around 10:30pm - Wimmy & Greydis
What is Animation? 2-4 songs of 'follow me' fun style dancing, a little like Zumba, but with more of a solo dance focus. See video below

 

Levels:
  • Open Level is for "any level" including Beginners.

  • Imp/Int level suitable for those tha have completed at least 2 months of beginners and caters for both Improver / Intermediate Levels.

  • Intermediate Level, if you have been dancing for a while in that style. caters for the more Advanced as well.

 

 
Privates Lessons:

Private lessons are also available for any of the above teachers during the event, They can be booked at the event or pre-booked by contacting your local New Zealand dance school.

 
Workshop & Party Entry Info

• Full Workshop Entry Info
For the very first workshop you do please come extra early so you get your wrist band.

If you have full pass, make sure you turn up at least 5-15mins early so you can guarantee priority entry to any workshop. So in other words turn up on time if you have a Full pass, so you can make sure you gain entry to a workshop because your slot might be given to someone else who doesn't have a Full pass. You could be turned away if you are late to a workshop.

• Casual Workshop Entry Info

If you don't have a full pass, you may not be able to gain access to all workshops, however, If there is space 5mins before class starts, spaces will be given to any casual entry dancers that can pay on the day....see pricing info >

• Party Entry Info

You are welcome to come anytime during the night, there is no set limit on numbers for parties.

Pricing for Workshops & Parties

You can pay on the day (Cash or Online store here) No need to book or register, turn up on the day. But if numbers max out you might be turned away so we do recommend the full passes or party passes to secure your entry.

Dance Teachers Lineup for 2021

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Greydis -

(Cuba / Rotorua/NZ)

Reuben (Chch/NZ)

Milena (Caribbean/NZ)

Masha (Slovenia / NZ)

Lev   (Nelson/NZ)

Bari & Wimmy

(Wellington/NZ)

Pablo

(Chile / NZ)