November 2010

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This Sunday’s Practica, November 21, 4 – 7 pm: Special 1 hour extended time and Rueda class with Antonio and Heather

Posted by on 15 Nov 2010 | Tagged as: Instruction, Practice

Hello Dancing peeps:

Practica hours are extended this upcoming Sunday, from 4 – 7 pm.

The first hour, 4-5 pm, Antonio and Heather will be teaching a Rueda class, injecting some of their experience, enthusiasm, musicality and fun moves into the class.

Fee is $5 for their class.

5-7 pm will be the regular Practica time, with the typical $2-5 sliding scale donation for studio rental.

Please come enjoy the class, and then stay for Practica.

Nos Vemos!

Video of the Week

Posted by on 14 Nov 2010 | Tagged as: Video

Havana:

Next Potluck: Soups-n-stews-n-bread

Posted by on 13 Nov 2010 | Tagged as: Events, Social

More information on the date of our next potluck is coming soon!

Food Theme:  Warming, cozy stuff!  Soups/stews, and of course breads.
(however anything you bring will be greatly enjoyed!)

Looking forward to more relaxing and enjoyable fellowship with this big, great NW dancing familia!

Cuban Coffee, Cuisine in Federal Way

Posted by on 12 Nov 2010 | Tagged as: Cuba, Culture

Cuban sandwiches and coffee made by a Cuban native? Only in Federal Way. . .

I am from Santa Clara, Cuba and wanted to invite you to try Cuban food for those of you willing to travel to the south end.

Mi Pueblo Market (inside) 31007 Pacific Hwy S # A, Federal Way, WA

at the east side of Albertsons parking lot directly facing Pacific Hwy.  Stop in and take some to-go today.  Allí les espero. . . .

Mil gracias,

Noslen Fleites

facebook.com/chef.fleites

Cha-Cha-Cha intro series with Maiensy Sanchez

Posted by on 09 Nov 2010 | Tagged as: Instruction

CHA-CHA-CHA 1

This is a five-session, introductory series to this popular Cuban music and dance genre.

Focus:
– brief historical background (including origins of its name)
– understanding the clave beat (on the 4, not the 2; hence 3 “Chas” instead of just 2)
– individual practice to develop body feeling and style
– transition from close to open position in partner dancing
– transferring the footwork to basic turns

When: December 7, 14 and 21; January 4 and 11
(all Tuesdays from 8 to 9 p.m.)

Where: Address will be provided upon registration.

Payment: $75 for 5 classes
$60 for 4 classes
$20 per class otherwise

Pre-registration is required (you can pay at the door).
Contact Maiensy at 206.931.0485 or Maiensy@hotmail.com. Availability is limited!

Please bring non-traction shoes. No partner necessary: we will work it out in classes.

Going away Partay!

Posted by on 08 Nov 2010 | Tagged as: Events

Some of you may know already, but for those who don’t: By God’s grace only, I got accepted to Georgetown University for their Accelerated Nursing Degree program and will be moving to DC this January. I’ll be leaving Seattle at the end of November and would love to see you all before I go and dance as much as I can before I’m out. 🙂

Would love to make it a potluck so please bring something to eat or drink or music to dance to. We’ll be going all night, so come early and eat, or late, we’ll be here. I’m clearing the floor so we have as much dancing space as possible!

Date: Friday November 19th

Address: 3659 Interlake Ave N, Seattle 98103

Time: 7pm – Late Night
I will miss you all and this amazing city. It’s been an incredible 10 years here. 🙂

Rumba Northwest’s first social dance, Nov 12 !!

Posted by on 07 Nov 2010 | Tagged as: Events, Music, Social

Hi all,

This Friday from 8-10pm: Rumba Northwest will have it’s first social dance in Bellingham !!!

From their Facebook Event Page:
“We’ll have a great selection of Latin DJ music.   Salsa from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Colombia, New York, Merengue, Bachata, Cha-cha, Cuban Son and Reggaeton. Great Dance floor!  Lot of new dancers. ALL AGES!! $5 cover.  Don’t miss it!  Nos vemos bailando!”

Belltower Studio
1430 N Garden St.
Bellingham, WA

I’m planning on going up.  Let’s get a big group together and go have a blast in B-ham, and give Love to Antonio, Heather, and the Bellingham dancers,  just as they have supported us!!

Thanks! and see you there!

Video of the Week

Posted by on 07 Nov 2010 | Tagged as: Video

Italy:

Los Munequitos de Matanzas coming

Posted by on 05 Nov 2010 | Tagged as: Events

Rumba Fans… Los Munequitos de Matanzas, from Cuba, one of the finest Rumba groups out there, will be performing here in Seattle on April 3rd at Meany Theatre!!!!
http://uwworldseries.org/world-music-theatre/losmunequitos/

Nov 6th Workshop with Maiensy is FULL.

Posted by on 03 Nov 2010 | Tagged as: Instruction

Hi all,

This Saturday’s 2-hour workshop with Maiensy Sanchez is now FULL.

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