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Cuban Son(A&B) & Reggaeton Workshop
Saturday – December 18, 2010

Belltown Dance Studio

Antonio Diaz
Back by demand, well know in Bellingham, WA as a latin dance instructor & musician, now coming to you in Seattle.

Cuban Son
-3:30pm -5pm Beginner(A) (First time students)
-4pm-5pm Beginner(B) for students who attended our Dec. 3rd workshop. (Those of you wish to do a review can come early no additional charge).
*It will include Traditional and Contemporary style with variation of patterns and improvisational footwork and Cuban styling for both leads and follows.
*Breathing technique for Cuban body isolation movements
*Listening comprehension of the Cuban Son clave as well as musicality.
*Its relation to other rhythms like Cha-cha-cha and today's Salsa.

Reggaeton
-5pm-6pm ( All levels )
*It will include a combination of Cuban and Puerto Rican styles with
beginner to advanced dance step patterns and sequences.
*Body isolation movements with Afro-Cuban and other influences. Popping and locking intro.
*Syncopation with music.

Cost:
(prepay online or cash at the door please)

-Cuban Son Beginner(A)-1.5hr workshop $15 workshop if pay in advance, $18 day of.

-Cuban Son Beginner(B)-1 hr workshop $12 workshop if pay in advance, $15 day of.

-Reggaeton 1 hr workshop $12 workshop if pay in advance, $15 day of.

-Both Cuban Son Beginner (A) 1.5 hr workshop & Reggaeton 1 hr workshop $27 both workshop if pay in advance, $33 at the door.

-Both Cuban Son Beginner (B) 1 hr workshop & Reggaeton 1 hr workshop $24 both workshop if pay in advance, $30 at the door.

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Seattle Salsa Congress Welcoming Party
Thursday – November 25, 2010

Up to 8 world class dancers attending, this is one party you don't want to miss!

When:
YES! On Thanksgiving night, come help us kick off Salsa Congress weekend. :)

-10pm Main room: Featuring Special FREE 1/2 hr Int/Adv footwork/styling lesson for (Leads & Follows) taught by world famous:
Alien Ramirez
Born in Bayamo, Cuba, coming to you from LA, she is 3X World Salsa Champion and presently the 2009 Mayan World Bachata Competition, the 2010 Stevens Top LA Dancer and the 2010 Stevens Female Salsa Champion.

-10pm Bachata room: FREE 1/2 hr Beg. Salsa lesson with
Leslie Ferreira
Leslie is admired for her smooth upper body isolation's and Hot Sexy styling. She intuitively feels the music making her one of the most original and instantly recognized figures in the Latin dance scene,especially Bachata. Always connected to the music and each other it is obvious that this couple dances from the heart.

Other Super Stars Attending:
-Christian Oviedo
-Johnny Vazquez
-Jason Molina
-Victor & Gaby
-Rogelio Moreno

Guest Salsa Dj: Victor Rumbero
Bachata Dj: JC

$15 cover – 21-ID
Advance tickets for Welcoming Party at $5 discount can be purchase at Experience Shoes, 912 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA -  http://experienceshoes.com/

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"Pro-Am" Salsa Jack & Jack-Jill & Jill Dance Competition
Friday – November 12, 2010

Join us for "Pro-Am" Salsa Jack & Jack-Jill & Jill Dance Competition @ BDS This means ladies leading ladies, men leading men, anyone able to lead and follow may enter.

This event is open to the public. Come to watch, dance or to compete, everyone is welcome!

Dancer from all surrounding cities, Vancouver BC, Victoria BC, Portland OR., please join us!

No partners needed for this competition, we will be rotated partners and you will be switching from being a lead to a follow, 2 round of heat/2 full songs, (NO aerials, all competitors must sign in with the judges by 10pm)

-1st place winners each will receive $100 of part cash/gift packages & trophies.
-2nd place winners each will receive $50 gift packages & trophies.
-3rd place winners each will receive ribbons.

-Hottest latin mix by Dj JC
-FREE: Raffle drawings during the evening
-FREE intro Beg. level Salsa lesson @ 9pm with your $10 event cover
“NO partners are needed for lesson”

-Dance till 1:30am. Full bar (21-ID required).

-SPONSORS:
Experience Shoes- http://www.experienceshoes.com/
Belltown Dance Studio-http://belltowndancestudio.com/
Citrus-http://CitrusLakeUnion.com/
Petra-Mediterranean Bistro – http://www.petrabistro.com/

By being a selected sponsor, with your donating gift certificates, we like to offer you free advertising announcing your business name, posting of your business to all 3 sites and student data base, total reaching over 8,000 people, please contact me at salsa1jim@yahoo.com if you are interested.

Belltown Dance Studio
2521 4th Ave. Seattle, WA 98121
BelltownDanceStudio.com/events
ph: 206-930-7246

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BBDS very first Halloween Salsa Dance Dessert Party!

*FREE Home made desserts & treats.
*Wear your best costume and win $100 cash. Show up no later then 9pm to ensure your spot if you are entering the competition.
**All contestants – CAPTURE photos by Jim Hadley of (Experience Shoes), You will get to pick one of your favorite Compliments photo from him for FREE.

*Sponsors:

http://belltowndancestudio.com/

http://www.experienceshoes.com/

Beer & wine bar
$7 cover 6:45pm-11:30pm

Belltown Dance Studio
Seattle, WA 98121
2521 4th Ave.DS very first Halloween Salsa Dance Dessert Party!

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Halloween International Ball
at the
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Saturday – October 30, 2010

Secure Your Early Bird Tickets Now !! Price will increase as
the date gets closer. Our Last Year's Halloween Event was Sold Out
in advance and the final ticket price was $80. Please buy yours now
while they last and be part of the absolute BEST !!

4 Separate Dance Floors with World Renowned DJ's and Performances.


for more details and inquiries please visit: http://salsacrazyhalloweenball.com

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Come celebrate Afro-Brazilian rhythm and dance in this fun and energetic class!Learn dances that draw from the rich cultural traditions of Bahia and Northeast Brazil, including Afro, Samba Reggae, Samba de Roda, Dances of the Orixas, Forro and Carnaval/Street dances. The cultural context and history behind these dances are also integrated into class.

Our beginner class introduces basic Afro-Brazilian movement, starting with a warm-up that emphasizes stretching, strengthening and breathing. You'll then learn basic movements, movement sequences, and simple choreography working individually, in pairs and in groups. Each class concludes with a cool-down session.

A diverse selection of the enchanting rhythms and music from Brazil accompanies you throughout class. You'll learn how to recognize the rhythms specific to each dance. This blend of vibrant Brazilian rhythms and movement leaves your body invigorated and your spirit refreshed!

Class is taught both in Portuguese and English.
Instructor: Pitta Santos

No previous dance experience needed.

Venha! Join us!!
$15 1hr drop-in weekly class Thursdays. 6pm-7pm**Please wear comfortable clothing that allows movement and stretching. Class is done barefoot but if you have injuries or difficulties, please speak to the instructors before class.**

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This event is open to the public, come to watch, dance or to compete, everyone is welcome!

Dancer from all surrounding cities, Vancouver BC, Victoria BC, Portland OR., please join us!

Amateur Intermediate/Advanced Level Only.
No partners needed, as you get to dance with each follow or each lead, 2 round of heat/2 full songs, (NO aerials please, all competitors must sign in with the judges by 10pm)

-1st place winners each will receive $100 gift packages & trophies.
-2nd place winners each will receive $50 gift packages & trophies.
-3rd place winners each will receive $25 gift packages & ribbons.

-Hottest latin mix by Dj JC & Victor Chaves
-FREE: Raffle drawings during the evening
-FREE intro Beg. level Salsa lesson @ 9pm with your $10 event cover
“NO partners are needed for lesson”

-Dance till 2am. Full bar (21-ID required).

Belltown Dance Studio
2521 4th Ave. Seattle, WA 98121
BelltownDanceStudio.com/events
ph: 206-930-7246

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Belltown Bachata Dance Classes

October 4, 2010 – Monday – Beginner and Intermediate Level

October 7, 2010 – Thursday – Intermediate Level

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