Category Archives: Special Events

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!!
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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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¡La Fantasía de Musica! – Live Concert with New Swing Sextet Salsa Band – 22 Oct 2016

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Salsaria is proud to present ¡La Fantasía de Musica!, a live concert series, bringing for the first time the Grammy nominated Legendary band, the New Swing Sextet to Ottawa on Saturday, October 22, 2016, to play at the immaculate brand new theatre, La Nouvelle Scene, at 333 King Edward Avenue!!

¡La Fantasía de Musica!, is an annual live concert series, with a focus on social dancing to live band and to featured salsa vinyl DJs. Each year, we will invite a Latin Band to be part of Fantasia. This is not another congress, festival or convention. This is a one night only, music and dance, for the seriously salsa addicts. Our objective is to bring back live music and dancing.

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In addition, we are overly excited to announce the signing of the ultra, super salsa vinyl DJ Efrain “Frankie” Flores from Cleveland, Ohio, to be part of the inaugural ¡La Fantasía de Musica! How ultra-super? This cat eats, sleeps, burps salsa! A look at him, will have the clave rhythm down your spine. Dancing to his music is a dangerous never ending orgasmic journey! He will make your dancing soul extremely happy!

Event Details:

Tickets Info:

* You can also make EMT payment.

  1. Advance Tickets: CLOSED
  2. At the Door:
    • VIP Platinum: Not Available
    • VIP Gold: $80
    • Regular: $70

General Schedule:

Time
Main Theatre (Studio A)
Bistro
12:30 – REGISTRATION OPEN
13:00 – 14:00 Introductory to Salsa by Luc & Julie-Ane from SalsaOlé Kizomba Beginner by Lynnette & Mike from Capital Kizomba
14:00 – 15:00 Intermediate Salsa Turnpatterns by Roy & Andrea from Salsafanatics Bachata Introductory Lesson by Java Panzo, founder/instructor of Redmambo from Toronto
15:00 – 16:00 Advanced Patternworks On2 by Victor Alexis and Corinne Tardieu from Montreal Intermediate Bachata (50% Traditional & 50% Urban Flavours) by Luc & Julie-Ane from SalsaOlé
16:00 – Stage Set-Up Vendors / Kiosks Set-Up
17:00 – 19:00 Sound Check / Rehearsal (Closed to Public)
19:00 – DOOR OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
19:30 – 20:30 Men’s and Ladies Musicality & Styling Workshop by Ricky & Rania from Montreal. Intermediate Kizomba by Java Panzo, founder/instructor of Redmambo from Toronto
20:30 – 22:00 SOCIAL DANCING to Salsa Vinyl DJ Efrain “Frankie” Flores Social Dancing to DJ Darnell Cruz
22:00 – 22:45 NEW SWING SEXTET SALSA BAND LIVE SET #1
22:45 – Jack & Jill Competition to Live Music / Show Social Dancing to DJ Darnell Cruz
23:15 – 24:00 NEW SWING SEXTET SALSA BAND LIVE SET #2
24:00 – Competition Winners Announcement
24:00 – 02:00 SOCIAL DANCING to Salsa Vinyl DJ Efrain “Frankie” Flores Social Dancing to DJ Darnell Cruz

 

SALSARIA’S SEASON FINALE GALA – 04 JUNE 2016

We are celebrating end of season finale with a summery dressed theme: “bright colourful summer outfits with funky hairstyles”. This evening is mainly a salsa event, but we do take requests for other musical genres.

THEME: Bright colourful summer outfits with funky hairstyles!
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►FEATURING…..
• renowned salsa instructors;
• renowned salsa vinyl DJs;
• immaculate venue and dance floor with vibrant and friendly ambiance and atmosphere;
• two workshops, four shows and social dancing until 1 a.m.
cash bar! Could not get S.O.P. in time.
• shoes vendor!
 
1. Two evening workshops will be given at the Plant Recreation Centre, located at 930 Somerset Street West.
 
o From 7:00 to 8 p.m.—Intermediate Men’s and Ladies Mambo Styling by Rania and Rickey (Montreal)
o From 8:00 to 9 p.m.—Afrobeat for Salsa Dancers by A’Motion (Montreal)

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2. Live entertainment and shows @ 10 p.m. SHARP
 
★ A’Motion by Cherylle (Montreal)
★ R&R Duo – Rania & Rickey (Montreal)
★ Mambo Solo – Rickey (Montreal)
★ R&R Ladies (Montreal
★ Luc Poulin & Julie-Anne Codaire (Ottawa/Gatineau)
★ Isabelle & Jacques (Ottawa)
★ Ritmo Baile Pro-Am (Ottawa)
★ Las Bravas Ladies (Ottawa)
★ Azucar! Ladies (Ottawa)
★ + 1 more to be confirmed
 
3. Social dancing with vinyl DJs till 1 a.m.
★ DJ Gury Gury (Toronto/Guelph)
★ DJ dVo (Ottawa)
 
✰ ★ ✰ ★ ✰ADMISSION✰ ★ ✰ ★ ✰
 
✪ Social & shows (no workshops): $15
✪ Social & shows with workshops: $20
 
✰ ★ ✰ ★ ✰VENDORS✰ ★ ✰ ★ ✰
 
★ Salsa Style Shoes from Montreal
★ Dresses from Salsa Sensation (Jocelyn Joanis)