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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Announcing the Opening Sale for SalsaCrazy's Advanced Salsa Dance DVD Series (6 DVD Set)

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

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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:

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.


Three workshops to tune-up your Nightclub 2-Step
with Ari Levitt and Lilli Ann Carey

September 16, 2009

Get your dance running smoothly, looking good, and feeling confident on the dance floor. If you've taken a Night Club workshop with Ari at any time in the past, these beg/intermediate classes will remind you what you forgot, polish with tips and tricks what you already know, and add variations to make your dance feel fun and fresh.
1. Wednesday, September 9th: Nightclub 2-step Beginning Review
The basic, right turns, left turns and embellishments.

2. Wednesday, September 16th: Checks and Pivots
Checks are the set up to gently power your moves and pivots can be fun on their own….

3. Wednesday, September 23rd: Variations To Add a Little Wow
Not really complicated but sure to become favorites.

"Exit Space Dance" in Greenlake (East side of the lake), 8-10pm
414 NE 72nd Street
Seattle, Washington 98115
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Each workshop is $20, pay at the door with cash or check!


Exit Space Dance (Greenlake)

414 NE 72nd Street
Seattle, WA 98115

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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

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"Out Door Salsa on Alki Beach"

September 12, 2009  – Saturday

Dancing to sun set and summer breeze, what more can we ask for? Bring drinks, food, BBQ and come hang out with us.
A big thanks to those who came to join us for our last beach party, also all the volunteers who help set up and break down our dance floor. Cheers!

All Dancers, if you are not a volunteer, your small donation of $3-$5 for this event is most welcome!
Bring drinks, food watch the sun set and dance SALSA! or just come hang out with us.

Request for the ladies: "Wear flat shoes rather then heels so our cardboard floor will last"

30 mins Beginner lesson at 5pm ,Dancers, this event takes a lot time and effort to put together, volunteer are much in need 5pm to help set up and 10pm to break down, if you are not a volunteer, your $3-$5 donations is very much appreciated! *No promoters allowed without approval.

Alki Beach Park cross Alki Cafe
2726 Alki Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
Same place, south end by the Statue of Liberty.


Class Schedule

Classes are held Sundays @
China Harbor Restaurant
1240 Westlake Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98109

Class Times:

  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm . . . beginners/ intermediate
  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm . . . ladies styling
  • 5:00pm – 6:00pm . . . advanced spins & turns, footwork, and partnering

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Salsa Caliente! Private Classes with Howard & Marisa

Private instruction allows you to learn at your own pace and in your learning style.  Maybe you want to learn something new, work out a few kinks, or learn in a more private setting.

Gift Certificates are available upon request.  If you have questions about private instruction or would like to arrange a time, contact us at 206-633-5166 or email us at

Cost: Pricing for private instruction is the same with or without a partner. In other words, the cost is per lesson, not per person. For cost information for small groups, please call our studio at 206-633-5166.

  • 45-minute lesson: $75
  • 60-minute lesson: $100
Series Discount: If you sign up for a series of four lessons you receive a discount. Fee is paid in full at the first lesson.
  • Four 45-minute lessons: $200
  • Four 60-minute lessons: $260
Private Instruction Policy: Although we do offer flexibility in our scheduling, we do require 24 hours notice if a lesson needs to be rescheduled otherwise you will be charged for that lesson. Please be on time for your scheduled lesson. Lessons and gift certificates must be used within 3 months from purchase date and are non-refundable.
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September Friday 11th and Saturday 12th, 2009

Starring Julio Marino and Mirabai Deranja and Daniel Diaz – Bandoneon
Special Guests Carlos Barrionuevo and Mayte Valdes

Century Ballroom – 915 E. Pine $30
Doors open at 6:00 for dining with reservation $65
Show is from 7:30-9:00
Social Dancing from 9:30-1:00 Tango on Friday — Salsa on Saturday

Julio and Mirabai have taught and performed around the world to rave reviews. You can also see them performing every week in Plaza Dorrego in Buenos Aires when they are home.

Special workshops and group classes are being offered.
Details please contact: Michelle Badion
Office: (206) 525-5928, Cell (206) 334-7496

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