Date: Saturday 23rd May 2009
Time: 8pm SALSA Party Starts
Where: Fashiontv – Cape Town. Corner Buitengragt & Hout Streets
… Beg Salsa Class to start the flow!!!
… DJ’s playing brand new Salsa tracks brought back from Europe!!!
… CD & The Salsa Studio merchandise to be won!!!
… Huge airconditioned dance floor!!!
… Awesome Dancers, Music & Venue!!!
COST: R50pp before 10pm (R60pp thereafter)
TIME: 8:00pm – 11:30pm
downstairs – Only the best Salsa music from the international Salsa scene!!!
upstairs – Commercial music all night…
Two hobbies which are getting extremely popular these days are Yoga and Salsa. Now I’m not just saying this because I’m into salsa and a good friend is into yoga, it’s the honest truth.
By definition, Yoga is a system of exercises practiced as part of the Hindu discipline to promote control of the body and mind. I’ve never attended a Yoga class, but I’ve always heard positive reviews from friends and am, at present, having my arm twisted to attend a class.
Naked Yoga is an initiative raising money for existing organisations that
are doing work in South Africa to fight the cruelty in animal farming
methods worldwide. It features a yogi friend of mine from Living
Yogastudio. I sometimes go there to do Nia classes with Carmen.
To purchase these meditations, please head over to nakedyoga.co.za and do something positive about global warming!
It’s Friday! Yup, that means it’s salsa time tonight at Fiesta!
Every Friday at 22h00, Fiesta opens its dance floor for several hours of pumping salsa music and this time around I’m going to be able to jam, I can’t wait. Fiesta really is a perfect place to grab some dinner, enjoy all the movement from Cape Quarter and gear up for some fantastic dancing.
So, as I progress with my salsa dancing, I felt I needed to get a pair of proper dance trainers, so that I could do the turns correctly. I got myself a pair from the Ballet Dance Emporium, located at 32 Plein Street in Cape Town and I have to say, they’re quite amazing, turns are much easier and not just that, they’re more comfortable then any show I’ve ever worn!
The cross body lead is a relatively simple move in salsa, but one which, when perfected, opens up your whole ability to move around the dance floor. This evening, Fe and I were practising our salsa and I must just say that we actually are doing quite well, I think my leading has gotten stronger and Fe is able to take my queues – which is very really well.
Right, so as most of you know, I’ve become quite involved with dance classes and am now calling on you to join me to have some fun!
Tuesday and Thursday nights from 19h30 – 20h30ish, beginner salsa classes are held at Que Pasa. The structure for each class is as follows:
1. Warm Up
2. Basic Step
3. 1 Move
3. Warm Down
This is repeated every single Tuesday and Thursday, so it doesn’t matter when you start nor which night you go on. You can just come along without ever dancing before and you’ll not feel left behind.
I am going every Tuesday and Thursday, Fe is joining me on Tuesdays and Alice is keen to join me on Thursday, it would be totally awesome if a few more people would join in!
Directions from De Waal Drive M3 …
- driving into town along De Waal Drive M3
- take Roeland Street turnoff to Right
- drive down Roeland Street
- turn Right into Harrington Street
- turn Right into Caledon Street
- Que Pasa Latin Lounge on Left #15
You’ll see it when you arrive there, there’s a big parking lot and it’s next to Diva’s Tavern :)
I really hope to see some of you there! If you need more details, pop me an email.
It’s been a fantastic weekend! Friday evening I did exactly what I wanted to do – nothing! I ordered my Kauai, as I always do on Fridays and then I spent the evening playing Battle Field 2 and watching series – absolute bliss I tell you.
Saturday morning came quickly and the first thing on my list was to get to the bank and that’s exactly what I did, however, seems like FNB broadcast that they close at 11am, but arriving their at 10h50 to closed doors sort of contradicts that, I really was NOT impressed at all that they closed 10 minutes early, are they even allowed to do that?
After getting denied at the bank, I had to race off and do some Woolies shopping before heading through to dance class. Now, as you know, Fe and I have been doing salsa, rumba, cha cha and swing, but this time it was an introduction to foxtrot and boogie. I must admit, ballroom dancing basics are far easier than latin basics – the foxtrot didn’t take long at all to learn and the boogie is extremely similar to swing, so it was a very easy class, but enjoyable non the less. If you’re interested in taking classes in the Southern Suburbs, John is the man to contact, you can catch him with the following details:
I cannot tell you how much fun I’m having, it’s really worth it for so many different reasons other than just learning how to dance!
After class, I went through to Johan’s place for a braai. Myself, Fe, Ian, Jo, Dave, Deon, Alice, Jax and Kyle all attended, which was a great group. Johan organised a huge steak and other braai goodies, including a delicious plate of nacho’s! Ended up drinking quite a bit and laughing most of the afternoon – it was a seriously great braai!
After the braai, Fe and my next stop was the launch party of the new venue of Que Pasa – We arrived a little late, but managed to join into the class and then did some dancing afterwards. The new location is nice, there’s a good amount of space and they’ve put huge fan all around the dance floor, which is such a fantastic idea!
It’s Sunday now and I’m feeling rather exhausted, but don’t have too many things on the agenda, so hopefully I’ll be able to chill quite a bit and feel refreshed for the week ahead!
Saturday 14th March presents the reopening of the Que Pasa salsa school. In light of the reopening, they are throwing a launch party, which promises to be great fun.
The way the evening is structured is that there’s a beginners class from 9PM to 10PM, where they will be going over the basics – I would imagine the 3 step movement and an under arm turn, probably. Then from 10PM the actual party starts.
The party takes place at 15 Caledon Street and the entrace is R60pp.