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9TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY BLACK & WHITE GALA – 13 JAN 18

WOW! Already it has been 9 years of running Salsaria! What an impeccable journey of friendship, happiness and social enlightenment!! We are ecstatic to be having your support over the years in order for us to continue this far!
 
LET’S MAKE THIS A REUNION OF YOUR DANCING FRIENDSHIPS/CIRCLES OVER THE YEARS BY HAVING YET ANOTHER DANCE AT OUR 9TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!
 
In celebrating this special milestone, we will have:
 
– available a 2nd room specifically for Bachata and Kizomba;
– 4 workshops to choose from;
– a few quality shows to entertain and inspire you;
– guest DJs;
– Salsa Style Shoes Kiosk (from Montreal);
– CASH BAR!!!!
– + more to be confirmed!!
✧✧✧✧✧ EVENT DETAILS ✧✧✧✧✧
 
DRESS THEME: Black & White Semi-Formal. Dress to impress.
 
► WORKSHOPS:
 
✪ SOMERSET (KIZOMBA/BACHATA) ROOM:
(1) 7 – 8PM: Urban Bachata Sensual Moves & Styling by Sharq-iru & Hala; and
(2) 8- 9PM: Kizomba Intermediate by Sêssi & Joshua of the Golden Tribe Academy from Montreal.
✪ PRESTON (SALSA/CHACHACHA) HALL:
(1) 7 – 8PM: Ladies & Men Shines Salsa On2 by Julie-Anne Codaire; and
(2) 8 – 9PM: Intermediate Salsa Partnerwork by Carlos Alejandro Martinez of Alejandro Dance Company from Montreal!!
  
► GUEST DJs:
 
✪ SOMERSET (KIZOMBA/BACHATA) ROOM: DJ Peets (Ottawa’s Own) will drop some sick, deep kizomba grooves and afrobeatd for you all night long. He will top it off with the hard to dance straight bachata melodies.
 
✪ PRESTON (SALSA/CHACHACHA) HALL: DJ Gury Gury (Guelph/Toronto) takes great care of his dancers with unparalleled salsa rhythms in the son montuno, guaracha, guajira, boogaloo and gusguanco tracks! You will be delighted.
 
► PROGRAM:
 
✪ 9 – 10PM: SOCIAL DANCING. This leg of the social dancing is all about warming up. Our Guest DJs will shake off the cold with a few slow tempo tracks to loosen your leg & core muscles, readying for the long, epic night of dancing ahead.
 
✪ 10:15PM: LATIN DANCE MIXER. What is a Latin Dance Mixer? It’s a concept introduced back in the days as a way to introduce everyone to everyone. We invite all leaders or followers to form a giant circle on the dance floor where each will be partnered up to dance (salsa, bachata, or chachacha). Up on calling “SWITCH”, the leaders or followers are asked to rotate by moving to the next dancer. It goes on for about 3 songs. During which time, hopefully, everyone would dance or be acquainted to everyone in the circle.
 
✪ 10:30PM: SHOWS By (1) A & S Ottawa Team; (2) Sêssi & Joshua; (3) Sharqu-iru & Hala; (4) Alejandro Semi-Pro Troupe.
 
✪ 10:45 – 2AM: SOCIAL DANCING. This leg of the social dancing is not for the faint of heart. This is the “dancing zone” for the hardcore dancers. This is where hardcore dancers are in the becoming. They dance into the wee hour, soaking up varied musical melodies by our Guest DJs with enthusiasm and to respond to them with admiring moves & grooves. They are on a musical journey that only you would know if you dance with them. You will find them at peace and happy because music and dance to them are the soul.
 
► ENTRANCE FEES:
 
✪ $10 for social only; or
✪ $15 for social and workshop(s).
 
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SALSARIA VINYLISMO MONTHLY: 09 DECEMBER 2017

We are changing it up this year given the low participation in the Potluck in the previous years. Instead, we just social dance into the Holiday Season with our « Ugly Outfit » Theme.
 
Ever have a pair of outfit that you don’t just quite want to donate yet but still are hanging onto them for sentimental value or you just want to wear them once more time? Well, here is the occasion to wear them! Come on out in all colours!!
 
Join us for a true salsa social experience!
 
► SALSARIA WORKSHOP FROM 8PM – 9PM: Salsa Intermediate Turnpattern Workshop by Komlanvi & Claudine from GoSalsa.
 
► DANCE MIXER @ 10 PM: Join the circle and participate in social dancing with everyone! It’s a great opportunity to get acquainted to new fellow dancers. “SWITCH!!”
 
► SOCIAL DANCING FROM 9PM – 12AM: Your resident DJ dVo will play for you some of his finest collection in salsa, chachacha, bachata, and kizomba tunes!
 
► FEE: $10 entrance fee with complimentary workshop.
 
► PLEASE NOTE THAT:
1. Outside drink, alcohol or non-alcohol, is NOT PERMITTED on the premises.
2. Street/outdoor shoes, or shoes with rubber bottom soles, are NOT PERMITTED on the dance floor. You may wear leather or suede bottom shoes.
 
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
 
See you on the dance floor!
Salsaria

 

 

Salsaria’s Vinylismo Monthly: Plaid Fashion Theme – 18 Nov 2017

Join us for a true salsa social experience!
 
This edition of Salsaria’s Vinylismo Monthly, we gather to showcase our Canadian plaid fashion. You are highly encouraged to wear a plaid pants or shirt. In fact, whole plaid outfit is encourged! Show us your taste in plaid fashion!
 
► SALSARIA WORKSHOP FROM 8PM – 9PM: Advanced Beginner / Intermediate Level Salsa Workshop by Aletta and Abby Ambrose of Golden Flame Dance Company.
 
► SOCIAL DANCING FROM 9PM – 1AM: DJ dVO will play for you his finest selection of music on vinyl.
 
► FEE: $10 entrance fee with complimentary workshop.
 
► PLEASE NOTE THAT:
1. Outside drink, alcohol or non-alcohol, is NOT PERMITTED on the premises.
2. Street/outdoor shoes, or shoes with rubber bottom soles, are NOT PERMITTED on the dance floor. You may wear leather or suede bottom shoes.
 
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
 
See you on the dance floor!
Salsaria