Seattle Salsa Dancing Experiences and Performances

Learn about some of the hottest first-hand accounts of salsa dancing in Seattle. From performances to personal experiences…

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*NEW CRUISE* REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2011
SALSA CRUISE TO THE CARIBBEAN **

OCTOBER 9th – 16th 2011!

SalsaCrazy Cruise to the Caribbean …

This cruise features all the amenities of a Caribbean Cruise – Plus the fun and excitement of a Salsa event at sea.
Those booking with "SALASCRAZY" and DanceFun will enjoy many hours of dancing throughout the cruise and workshops on our days at sea with great professionals.

All Dances & Workshops are “Private Parties” only for our group.
** MAKE SURE TO MENTION SALSACRAZY WHEN BOOKING!
Cabin Prices include all Dances, Workshops, and Group Activities on board
$799.00* Inside / $899* Ocean View / $1149.00* Private Balcony
* Per person price based on double occupancy / pricing includes non-commissionable fare of $159.00
*Airfare, Transfers & Government taxes of $84.11 /person are additional
Fares are subject to change without notice

Fares are subject to change without notice
For Detailed Pricing and Staterooms – See Staterooms/Pricing

Departs from:
Port Canaveral, FL (Orlando)

LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS SHIP!

All Star Staff:
Joy Divina & Todd Paulus (Minneapolis, MN)
Derik Dollis & Mariangel Mendoza
(New Orleans, LA)
Francisco & Stacey Martinez (Pasadena, CA)
Karen McCall (Bangor, ME)
Salomon Rivera (Orange County, CA)
SalsaCrazy.com (San Francisco, CA)
Shawn Sallee (Phoenix, AZ)
Raul Santiago (Los Angeles, CA)
Jed Walker (Chicago, IL)
More Instructors to be Announced !

DJ: Gregory Parmerton, (New York, NY)

Just Call DanceFun (our cruise partners) and say you want to…
"Register for the SalsaCrazy Cruise"
Call 1-866-DANCEFUN (1-866-326-2338) or 405-282-8989 (Outside the US)
You must mention "SalsaCrazy" otherwise you wont
get the best price! Make sure you are in our group…

Dancing for our Group

- Dancing & Workshops – Enjoy Dancing Latin / Tango / Salsa themed Dances & Workshops.
- Dance Parties most nights – Latin, Tango, & Salsa Dancing
- Including Mambo, Rumba, Cha-Cha, Tango, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Rueda & More.
- Our evening Dances are scheduled to be on large wood floor ! (based on ship's schedule)
- Workshops – Lots of Workshops on days at sea for All Levels !
- Workshops to be Latin & Salsa (Beginning to Intermediate/Advanced)

Our dance schedule is announced about 30 days prior to cruise. This usually comes to you with final travel documents 3 to 4 weeks prior to departure. The ship does not confirm space to us until that time due to considering the needs of all groups traveling. We also post the schedule here at that time.

For inquiries and more information please visit: www.salsacruisecrazy.com

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Salsa Dance Tips

Rhythm is by far the most important element to dancing.
Meaning, you need to dance on the beat throughout the entire song which is the basic fundamental. Learning the beat is probably the hardest thing to learn. Try to find the one on the 8 count when listening to salsa music. Remember to pause twice when your dancing to salsa music.

Spotting is very helpful when doing turns with your partner.
When a person turns he or she spots an object to make the turn easier and at the same time to prevent dizziness. For instance, you might spot your partners face or shoulder which keeps your eye on the object while your body completes the entire turn.

Resistance is very important when salsa dancing with a partner.
Their needs to be a constant push and pull when salsa dancing. You need to push and pull with your finger tips. Make sure to have strong resistance with your forearms when pushing and pulling your partner. Remember to use your forearms for resistance and not your shoulders

Eye Contact is a necessity when dancing with your partner.
When applying eye contact correctly it makes the dance flow more smoothly and elegantly. It also makes your partners life much easier when your making your facial expressions which dictate what your going to do. T

Try not to anticipate when following ladies.
One major problem is that their are many women dancers who anticipate moves. It looks much better when a woman reacts to a lead rather than anticipate a move.

Cut down the size of your dance steps.
Make your steps from a 1/2 foot to 1 foot length. By shortening your step length it will give you better control and balance. Your style will probably also look cleaner.

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Charanga Danzon and Grupo Ashe LIVE!!!

 

Friday, March 20, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.

 

Rainier Chapter of the D.A.R.
800 East Roy Street (Capitol Hill)
Seattle, WA 98102

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The evening begins with a concert (Charanga Danzon) in the elegant living room of the Rainier Chapter House, followed by dancing to live music (Grupo Ashe) in the upstairs ballroom.

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charanga danzon

CHARANGA DANZON: founded in 2008 by violinist and educator Irene Mitri, is a unique Cuban music ensemble. This fluid ensemble of wonderful Seattle-based musicians finds its basis honoring the tradition of strings in Cuban music, with a repertoire including traditional charanga, son/danzon, cha-cha-cha, classical, and jazz.  www.charangadanzon.com

Members of Charanga Danzon include: Irene Mitri (violin, ensemble director), Fred Hoadley (piano, tres), Francisco Medina Jr. (percussion), Michael Nicolella (guitar), Jim O'Halloran (flutes), Andy Schloss (percussion, radiodrum), Pedro Vargas (percussion), Ben Verdier (bass). Special guest: Lance Lu (shekere)

grupo ashe

GRUPO ASHE: Pedrito Vargas y su Grupo Ashe brings the true sabor of timba to the pacific northwest. Formed in 2008, the group is made up of some of Seattle's most prominent latin and jazz musicians. The group's unique mix of Cuban rhythm, salsa beats and funk sensibility creates an infectious, high-energy atmosphere that is sure to lift everyone off their seats to move to the music. Grupo Ashe's specialty is timba, a contemporary Cuban music style that combines the elements of traditional Cuban music, salsa, funk, jazz, rock and hip-hop.  www.pedritovargas.com

Visit Brown Paper Tickets for ticket Purchase!!

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Puerto Plata LIVE with Edilio Paredes!!

 

Saturday, March 14

Meany Hall
UW campus
Seattle, WA

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The traditional Dominican group Puerto Plata is performing Saturday
8pm at Meany Hall (presented by the University of Washinton). Puerto
Plata is an 85 year old singer of son, bolero and merengue from
Santiago in the Dominican Republic and he will be accompanied by
requinto guitar giant Edilio Paredes – the father of bachata.

Tickets: $33.00

To Purchase Tickets Click HERE!!

 

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Come and See Charanga Danzon and Grupo Ashe Live!!

Friday, December 19; 7:30-11:30 p.m.

Ranier Chapter House of the D.A.R.
800 East Roy Street
Seattle, WA 98102

Here’s an elegant holiday party that’s suitable for families with kids of all ages. Charanga Danzon performs Cuban music in the living room of the Rainier Chapter House, followed by a dance with music by Grupo Ashe in the upstairs ballroom, and a dessert buffet.

Concert/dessert tickets for ages 12 and younger are $10; other ticket combos include dance/dessert and concert/dance/dessert and range in price from $15–$25. Dec. 19, 7:30–11:30 p.m.; concert/dessert 7:30–9:30 p.m. 

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Buy tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Please purchase tickets in advance. Tickets at the door will be an additional $5 per ticket. Three types of tickets available: Concert+Dessert, Dance+Dessert, Concert+Dance+Dessert

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Cuban Music Concert & Salsa Dance Party!!

Friday December 19th, 2008

Rainier Chapter of the D.A.R.
800 Roy Street (Capitol Hill),
Seattle, WA 98109



Another 2 Part Evening – You can get your Cuban Culture and Groove on in the Same Night, plus enjoy a dessert buffet between the two events!

Charanga Danzon Concert and Grupo Ashe (Concert / Dance Party)
When: Friday, December 19, 2008, (7:30 p.m. / 9:30 p.m.)
Where: Rainier Chapter of the D.A.R.
800 Roy Street (Capitol Hill), Seattle

Cost – A) Concert + Dessert Buffet – $20

Cost – B) Concert + Dessert Buffet + Salsa Dance Party – $25

Cost – C) Salsa Dance Party + Dessert – $15

Buy tickets through http://www.brownpaper…. Day of the event tickets will cost $5 extra dollars at door.

 

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A) 7:30 – 9:00 pm Charanga Danzon Concert

CHARANGA DANZON: founded in 2008 by violinist and educator Irene Mitri, is Seattle's new Cuban music ensemble. This fluid ensemble of wonderful Seattle-based musicians finds its basis honoring the tradition of strings in Cuban music, with a repertoire including traditional charanga, son/danzon, cha-cha-cha, classical, and jazz. www.charangadanzon.com

Members of Charanga Danzon include: Irene Mitri (violin, ensemble director), Fred Hoadley (piano, tres), Francisco Medina Jr. (percussion), Michael Nicolella (guitar), Jim O'Halloran (flutes), Andy Schloss (percussion, radiodrum), Pedro Vargas (percussion), Ben Verdier (bass).

 

DESSERT BUFFET – 9:00pm till it disappears :-) So come early if you are just attending the Salsa Dance Party.

B) 9:30 – 11:30 All Age Salsa Dance Party w/ GRUPO ASHE:
Pedrito Vargas y su Grupo Ashe brings the true sabor of timba to the pacific northwest. Formed in 2008, the group is made up of some of Seattle's most prominent latin and jazz musicians. The group's unique mix of Cuban rhythm, salsa beats and funk sensibility creates an infectious, high-energy atmosphere that is sure to lift everyone off their seats to move to the music. Grupo Ashe's">Ashe's specialty is timba, a contemporary Cuban music style that combines the elements of traditional Cuban music, salsa, funk, jazz, rock and hip-hop. www.pedritovargas.com



 

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Latin Dance Grand Opening at Navya Lounge

Friday December 5th, 2008

 

Navya Lounge
1333 5th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121

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GRAND OPENING!
Free Lesson 1/2 hr beginner lesson 9:15pm

Attention Dancers, Romancers Fans and Friends.. Please join us for the exciting opening of the new hottest salsa night Fridays…

$10 Cover

Dress to impress or be comfortable! Come early for dinner!

 


About Navya Lounge:

Located in the heart of beautiful downtown Seattle in the Rainier Square Building, the restaurant is easily accessible from either 4th or 5th Ave on University Street. The parking garage accommodated with valet parking is accessible from the Union Street side of the building.  The chic contemporary interior of the restaurant subtly reflects the rich vibrancy of Asia with a glowing palette of rich colors; copper, yellows, bronze and green.

The main restaurant area seats 120 and is available for all party varieties, private entertaining, banquet events, fundraisers and weddings by appointment. The stylishly inviting cocktail bar is also used for entertaining private parties of up to 20 guests. Navya Lounge houses an additional two spaciously sized rooms that can be booked for both private conferences and exclusive meetings.  These rooms house up to a party of 50 people.

Since opening its doors Navya has been receiving a generous amount of praise for its cuisine, tastefully stylish décor and excellence in overall ambience.

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The Syndicate LIVE!

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Free Salsa Dancing with Live Music

—-Band Plays 9:00pm – 12:00am—-

 

The Triple Door 
216 Union Street

Seattle, WA 98101

 

 www.rhythmsyndicatelive.com

 

About Rhythm Syndicate:

Rhythm Syndicate was formed in 2002 by drummer Eric Olson and percussionist/guitarist Zachery Price with the fundamental idea of playing unique dance grooves from all over the world. Since the band’s inception, the two have slowly but steadily assembled an all-star cast of the finest musicians in Seattle.Salsa from Cuba, Samba from Brazil, Muerga from Panama, second line from New Orleans and plenty of funk from both the U.S. and the U.K. are incorporated into a typical performance. The band’s book includes material from Tito Puente, Cubanismo, Willie Colon, Joe Aroyo, Jamaroquoi, the Brand New Heavies, the Brooks Brothers, James Brown, Tower of Power and Stevie Wonder.The Syndicate is a high energy group of well-traveled, experienced musicians who are equally at home in either a nightclub or at a private function. With a three piece horn section that’s second to none and an infectious passion for the groove, you’ll want to bring your dancing shoes and set your expectations nice and high before a Rhythm Syndicate performance. 

 

 

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Burn The Floor 

January 24th, 2009 

 

Shows at 2:00pm & 8:00pm

Tickets go on Sale November 21st!! 

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Special intimate setting inside the arena! 

Presale Tickets go on Sale

Wednesday, Nov. 19th at 10am – Thursday, Nov. 20th 10pm 

Tickets on Sale to the general public.

Friday, Nov. 21 at 10am 

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About Burn the Floor: 

Burn the Floor is a dazzling display of Ballroom dance that

forever blurs the line between the frenetic energy of an

electrifying rock and roll arena show and the seductive glisten

of Broadway-style theatre.  If dancing really is the new black,

Burn The Floor’s award-winning troupe of twenty international

dancers brings it to a level of dramatic sophistication never

before seen.

 

Nine years beyond its spectacular debut, having sold over 3

million tickets to enthralled audiences in over 30 countries,

Burn the Floor continues to take the world's stages by storm

with a breathtakingly sexy, super-charged Ballroom performance

that really turns up the heat.

 

Featuring a high-voltage, superbly executed blend of Rumba, Cha-

Cha, Samba, Salsa, Waltz, Tango, Quickstep, Swing and Jive,

Burn the Floor ushers in a new era of Ballroom dancing stripped

of pretense with a unbridled energy, making this sensuous mix

of dance and music a stunning rhythmic spectacle never before

witnessed.

 

For more information on Burn the Floor, please visit www.

burnthefloor.com. 

 

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