Rio, Roda e Rueda Workshops - Samba, Salsa and more... - December 5, 2009

Letting you know about some fabulous workshops coming up Saturday, December 5th.

RIO, RODA e RUEDA is a collaborated effort of Bahia In Motion, Tudo Beleza and Dennis Richards to provide you with 3 hours of Brazilian Samba and Cuban Salsa! Explore Samba from its roots to its festive Carnaval flavor. Try the enticing and addicting Cuban Rueda. The workshops will leave you smiling and shining for the holiday season!

The workshops also serve as a food drive for Northwest Harvest. Please bring something to donate for those in need this Holiday Season.

Brazilian Samba and Cuban Salsa Workshops

Saturday, December 5th
3:30-4:30pm Samba de Roda ~ Bahia In Motion
(ladies bring long flowy skirts please)
4:30-5:30pm Rio-style Samba ~ Tudo Beleza
5:30-6:30pm Cuban Salsa ~ Dennis Richards

Belltown Dance Studio
2521 4th Ave. (at Vine and 4th in Belltown)
Seattle, WA 98121

$10-1 class/$18-2 classes/$25 3-classes

We hope to see you soon – and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Lisette Austin
Managing Director

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BDS Salsa Dance Competition

Belltown Dance Studios

Salsa Dance Competition

Salsa Spins & Ladies Styling/Tricked out Leadable Pattern Competition
December 4, 2009
Here we go again at BDS…

Please join us for another fun event. Calling all Intermediate/Advance Level (((Amateurs))), please bring your game on! This event is open to the public.

Bring your special lead "prop" and show us your best one or two hand gentleman's break, (with up to 4 eight counts).
Show us your best spin(s). Either the amount of spins or the style/flavor of your spins. Example: single spin, crazy amount of spins, traveling spins, coffee grinder spins, ect.

Patterns that make you ask, "What?…What did you just do?" or "Wow, that was pretty cool!" It does not have to be brand new, if is done well, it can be counted for. So guys, bring your most tricked out (leadable) patterns for up to 6 eight counts. You'll have 2 special out of town very advance follows to put your moves to the test, so no need to bring your partner.
To keep things safe for our guest follows, we ask that there be no aerials or lifts of any kind.

2 Winners will be receiving a $100 gift package.

* Anyone wish not to be filmed during this competition, please let us know in advance.

Free 45 min beginner salsa lesson with cover charge of the event, 8:45pm- 9:30pm & Free raffle drawings between the competition event.
The contest starts at appox. ((10:30pm)), with a social dance until 1:30am – $10 cover, 21-ID – Dj Jim

Competitors, please feel free to E-mail us if you have any questions about the competition. salsa1jim@yahoo.com

Belltown Dance Studio
2521 4th Ave. (cross Vine St.)
Seattle, WA 98121
ph: 206.930.7245



Bachata Dance Workshop - November 20, 2009

Bachata Dance Workshop
w/Javier & Holly of Gemini, follow by Friday Night Salsa Dance

FREE dance cover with workshop, DJ Jim

Nov. 20, 2009-  8:30pm – 1:30am

1 hr workshop 8:30pm-9:30pm, $15 if pre-register (Discount expires 12pm on the day of) $20 at the door. Cash only please.

Belltown Dance Studio
2521 4th Ave. (cross Vine St.)
Seattle, WA 98121
ph: 206.930.7245


Grand Opening of MOJITO - November 14, 2009


Becka’s Birthday Bash - November 1, 2009

Becka’s Birthday Bash

at Sound Lounge

November 1, 2009

9pm – 2am

21 Plus w/ID

115 Blanchard Street (Belltown)


 5th Annual Halloween Party - October 30, 2009, rock salt


Seattle Salsa Festival - E. Mayimbe Dance Company Anniversary - September 18 to 20, 2009

for further details please visit: http://emayimbedancecompany.com


World Salsa Champion Charlene Rose
Monday – September 21, 2009. 6:30pm – 9:10pm
Workshops for both Leads & Follows!

Returning from LA World Salsa Champion," Charlene Rose will be offering 2.5 hours workshops you won't want to miss!
55 students attended her last visit Seattle in Oct., see photos and students comments from last workshop: http://www.meetup.com

A) Salsa Intermediate & Advance Partnering with Spin & Style w/Charlene asst. by Jim. 1.5 hrs 6:30pm-8pm: Both leads and follows. Ladies, Charlene will be offering lots of styling with partnering. Leads, if you like drop in Intermediate/Advance classes, here it is! You know all about the tricked out patterns that I will be delivering, the last half hour we'll be focusing on spins traveling spin for the ladies, leads I'll show you how to triple spins or more for the follow and yet keeping her center and stopping on a dime, spot spins for both lead and follows, a lot of emphasis will be placed on technique and details from Charlene.

B) Afro-Cuban Body Movement with Charlene, 1 hrs 8:10pm-9:10pm: Both leads and follows of (All levels). "This is a very fun workshop". To start, Charlene will take you through isolations of all the body parts, and show you how to integrate those isolations in your dancing. This class will help loosen up the body, and teach you how to add more suppleness to your movement. Charlene will also lead you through some basic Afro-Cuban movements such as Guaguanco, among others, that will add a lot of flavor to your dancing.
This class is HIGHLY recommended for any level dancer. The techniques learned in this class will be VERY helpful in your dancing, whether you just do it socially or for performance.

1.5 hrs of Partnering w/Styling & Spins (leads & follows) $24 if paid in advance or $28 at the door.
1 hr Afro-Cuban Body Movement (leads & follows) $16 if paid in advance or $20 at the door.
Both workshop for $38 if paid in advance, $45 at the door.
please note that Paypal fee will apply.


Charanga Danzon Concert - September 11, 2009

Join up for an evening of Cuban music at one of Seattle's favorite performance venues, Chapel Performance Space, located in the historic Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford. Our repertoire includes traditional Cuban charanga, son, danzon, cha-cha-cha, classical, and jazz.

Sit and enjoy the music, or, get up and dance! All ages welcome.
Ticket prices are $20 for general, $17 for students/seniors, and free for ages 12 and under.
Each ticket is an additional $5 at the door.

For more Details at http://www.charangadanzon.com/


Special Workshop in Seattle

September 12 to 13, 2009


Ryan and Sidney

Saturday, September 12th
1:00 PM Partnering for Cuban-style Salsa 1 (Beg/Int)
2:00 PM Body Movement and Styling for Men (taught by Ryan) and Women (taught by Sidney)
3:00 PM Dancing the Rhythms of Salsa and Timba
4:00 PM Sidney’s Salsa Workout

Sunday, September 13th
12:00 PM Partnering for Cuban-style Salsa 2 (Beg/Int)
1:00 PM Musicality for Salsa Dancers: Changing Time
2:00 PM Group Moves for the Rueda
3:00 PM Sidney’s Salsa Workout
(please see class descriptions below)

One class: $15 pre-reg / $20 door
Two classes: $25 pre-reg / $35 door
Each Additional Class: $10
All Eight classes $75 pre-reg / $90 door

My World Dance and Fitness Studio
849 Hiawatha Place South
Seattle WA 98144

for complete details and information please visit:  www.ruedaconritmo.com