February 2013

Monthly Archive

Video of the Week

Posted by on 24 Feb 2013 | Tagged as: Video

Ukraine:

Cuban Casino Series, for Experienced Dancers, with Maiensy Sanchez, Saturdays, March 9-30

Posted by on 17 Feb 2013 | Tagged as: Instruction

Pre-requisite: Casino Boot Camp for Experienced Dancers or familiarity with Cuban social dancing (namely Rueda de Casino, Son, Cha-Cha-Chá, etc.)

Saturdays, March 9 through March 30, 12:00 to 2:00

At Phinney Neighborhood Center

These four sessions are designed for experienced dancers and casineros wishing to take their current skills and insights to the next level. It focuses on the practice of communication (connecting to yourself and to your partner) within the context of this celebratory Cuban dance form. We will work on expanding our musicality, versatility, dance sensibility, and creative expression. The routine includes review and feedback, warm-up, partner dancing training and free dance/practice.

$100 4 sessions advance registration by clicking JOIN – $120 4 sessions at door
$80 3 sessions advance registration by clicking JOIN – $100 3 sessions at door

Discount Package for FULL series plus Casino Boot Camp: $110
(please see boot camp details on separate event announcement)

Deadline to change the status of your payment is February 28.

Special payment arrangements can be made on an individual basis if needed.

Please bring comfortable clothing. We recommend medium-to-low heels for follows. Non-traction shoes are best for everyone. Casino Boot Camp is a plus but not required if you already dance a la cubana!

See the Facebook invitation to register, and for more info about the payment options:

https://www.facebook.com/events/408289922597684/

 

Casino Boot Camp, for Experienced Dancers Only, with Maiensy Sanchez, Sat Mar 2

Posted by on 17 Feb 2013 | Tagged as: Instruction

f you are an experienced dancer interested in developing a rapport with this contemporary Cuban social dance, or if you just want to polish your Casino partner dancing technique, this 3-hour workshop is for you. It covers essential dance patterns from close to open position, in addition to structural tips (or where to do what). In case you are asking yourself, this is not a Rueda de Casino workshop; it is the partner dance from which its name originated 🙂

Saturday March 2, 12:00 to 3:00

At Phinney Neighborhood Center
$45 for 3 hrs advance registration by clicking JOIN – $50 at door
$30 with Cuban Casino Series (please see separate event info)
Deadline to change the status of your payment is March 28.

Please bring comfortable clothing. We recommend medium-to-low heels for follows. Non-traction shoes are best for everyone.

See the Facebook invitation to register:

https://www.facebook.com/events/426678130746393/

 

Video of the Week

Posted by on 17 Feb 2013 | Tagged as: Video

Wales:

Video of the Week

Posted by on 10 Feb 2013 | Tagged as: Video

France:

Afro-Cuban All Stars featured on KCTS9 this Thursday at 7pm

Posted by on 05 Feb 2013 | Tagged as: Music

The Afro-Cuban All Stars arrived in Seattle yesterday and performed on KCTS9 for the new series called PIE which begins this Thursday at 7pm.

Juan de Marcos & the Afro-Cuban All Stars – When you think of jazz, you probably think of artists such as Dave Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis. But long before be-bop jazz exploded in America, another kind of music, Afro-Cuban jazz, was quietly taking root in cities like Havana and New Orleans. Join us as Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars electrify the PIE studio with this pulse-pounding and contagious style of little-known jazz music.

And you can also see the Afro-Cuban All Stars peform live at Jazz Alley this week from Feb. 7th through Feb. 10th.

 

Clave Gringa at Tula’s Thur Feb 7

Posted by on 05 Feb 2013 | Tagged as: Kick Me !! (the poster)

It’s a party at Tula’s. Join me, Ann-ita Reynolds, and Clave Gringa for original Cuban-style music from 7:30-10:30 PM. If you go to the All-Stars on Thur – drop on in afterwards –

Video of the Week

Posted by on 03 Feb 2013 | Tagged as: Video

Boston:

Dance Refresher with Maiensy Sanchez, Sat Feb 9

Posted by on 03 Feb 2013 | Tagged as: Instruction

At Phinney Neighborhood Center, Room 2

12:00-12:55pm Body Movement
Dance seeking the alignment of mind, heart and soul. Dance to be present. Dance to improve your social dancing skills. Open to all.

1:00pm-2:00pm Casino Cues
This workshop elaborates on the most significant cues between follows and leads, partners’ dynamic, and the adjustment of emphasis steps. It is a hands-on session recommended for experienced dancers.

$15/ 1 workshop, $25 both workshops

https://www.facebook.com/events/138504162980595/

Festivals: San Francisco (Feb), Vancouver (Mar), Rose City (Apr)

Posted by on 02 Feb 2013 | Tagged as: Events

Just a quick update–there are 3 festivals coming up:

San Fran festival is all Cuban, Feb 14-17:

http://www.salsaruedafestival.com/

Vancouver (BC) International Salsa Festival, March 7-10,  has added a Cuban track. (The Vancouver Cuban Salsa festival that was held a few years ago does not seem to exist anymore.)

http://salsafestival.ca/program/

Rose City Salsa & Timba Festival, April 11-14 in Vancouver WA, has a Cuban track again this year:

http://www.rosecitysalsafestival.com/?q=node/6