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Friday, April 6 2012

The AfroSalsa Festival 2012


The AfroSalsa Dance Festival 2012

Saturday July 14th - 09:30 - 02.30

Sunday July 15th - 12:30 - 23.30

Cambridge - The Missing Sock and the Man on the Moon


[ONLINE BOOKING]


BREAKING NEWS:
Because this year lots of people are coming from far away and are staying for the night, we thought we'd make it even more worth the trip, so the festival has now become a TWO DAYS EVENT with the addition of a 3 hours workshop with NIKOLA MEDIC, RUEDA WORLD CHAMPION on Sunday afternoon, and free access to the Sunday Salsa Lounge party on Sunday evening. You don't have to take the extra Sunday activities if you don't want to: all the options are explained below.

TWO great days out of Salsa dancing, music, fine food, partying and friendship!

  • More than 18 hours of workshop to choose from in: Salsa, AfroCuban, Ladies/Men Styling, Bachata, Kizomba, percussions.
  • Classes for all levels. Indoors and covered outdoors, weather-proof spaces.
  • Non-stop partying until 2.30am on the Saturday night, and extra partying until 23:30 on the Sunday night.
  • Exclusive shows by the invited teachers.
  • Delicious food and drink specials available on site. Ample parking space.


LINEUP:

The programme features professional master teachers who have impressive track records of teaching nationally and internationally. It also actively promotes the new generation of teachers who have learned from the masters and are doing a great job developing Cuban salsa at the national level. Finally, it also features some of the teachers who are doing an essential job in developing Cuban salsa at the local level in East Anglia. In alphabetical order, please welcome:

THE MASTERS
Idalberto Alcala, Cuba/London - Son - NEW
José Ferrera Mullen, Cuba/Norwich - Percussions
Kerry Ribchester, UK/London - Cuban salsa
Ariel Rios Robert, Cuba/London - AfroCuban/Salsa
Osbanis Tejada, Cuba/London
and Anneta Kepka, Poland/Lodon - Musical interpretation/Cuban salsa styling

THE NEW GENERATION
Francis Marinho, UK/Milton Keynes - Styling/Body Isolation
JP Salsa, UK/Bournemouth - Reggaeton
Beki Saunders, UK/Kent - Styling/Zumba/Cuban salsa

THE LOCAL TEACHERS
Cuba Pequena Team, www.CubaPequena.com, Braintree/Essex
Richard and Sharon, www.DanceCuban.net, Norwich
Isa Kizombeira, Cambridge
DJ Sacha, Cambridge Cuban Salsa, Cambridge

EXCLUSIVE: ice-breaker class with KERRY RIBCHESTER to start the Saturday party!

NEW:
EXTRA 3hrs WORKSHOP on SUNDAY JULY 15th with superstar teacher
NIKOLA MEDIC, the RUEDA WORLD CHAMPION, Serbia/London - "Rueda de Casino/Styling"

NEW:
EXTRA CUBAN SALSA CLASS on SUNDAY JULY 15th with
PAPITO SHANGO from the HAVANA RUMBA CAST, straight from Cuba - "The soul of Cuban salsa"

All the above teachers are CONFIRMED at the time of writing, we will add more to the lineup if the festival gets sufficient support.


Programme:


SATURDAY

  • 9:30am - 10am : registration, free tea/coffee, welcome address.
  • 10am - 1pm : morning workshops.
  • 1pm - 2pm : lunch break, special menu from the lounge bus.
  • 2pm - 7pm : afternoon workshops.
  • 7pm - 8.30pm : dinner break, special menu or a la carte.
  • 8.30pm : ice-breaker and party, shows at 11pm.


SUNDAY

  • 12:30 - 14:00 : brunch time, open dancefloors, free ruedas.
  • 14:00 - 17:00 : special workshop with Nikola Medic, Rueda World Champion.
  • 17:00 - 19:30 : Dinner break.
  • 19:30 - 23:30 : Special class with Papito Shango and free party at the Sunday Salsa Lounge, Man on the Moon, 3 Norfolk St, CB1 2LF, upon presentation of the festival's wristband.


Please CLICK HERE to see the draft schedule

All teachers are confirmed at the time of writing. This programme is provisional, we reserve the right to introduce adjustments.


Venue:


The Missing Sock
Finders Corner, Newmarket Road,
Stow-cum-Quy, Cambridge CB25 9AQ
WARNING: DO NOT TRUST YOUR SAT-NAV. Please see the TRANSPORT AND ACCOMMODATION page for more info.

An inspirational and innovative place on the outskirts of Cambridge, with a brilliant deco and some amazing food and drinks. You will be enchanted.
Click here for more information about the venue.

Accommodation: there is a possibility to camp on site for £5 if booked in advance with the Missing Sock. This year SHOWERS are available. There is also a wide range of cheap hotels available nearby. Please CLICK HERE for information about TRANSPORT AND ACCOMMODATION to the festival.


Food:

Following last year's feedback, the food options have been revised. This year, there will be a £6 BUFFET offer for lunch (BBQ option to be confirmed), and a 3-course buffet special at £14 for dinner. The dinner special can be bought at the 15% discounted rate of £12 if booked in advance with the party or workshop ticket.

A range of snacks will also be available throughout the day.

Gentle notice: all food consumed on the premises MUST come from The Missing Sock. Thank you for your understanding.
That said, between a walk in the woods with a plain ham sandwich or a warm, tasty, reasonably priced festival special in the funky surroundings of The Missing Sock, is there really much to hesitate about... ;-)

Pricing and tickets:

Tickets are significantly cheaper if bought in advance. The price list below indicates prices until July 12th/on site:

  • Saturday+Sunday, full pass: £55/£60.
  • Saturday+Sunday, full pass, STUDENT: £30/£35.
  • Saturday only, workshops+party: £45,£50.
  • Saturday only, workshops+party, STUDENT: £25/£30.
  • Saturday party + shows only: £12/£15.
  • Saturday dinner extra: £12 ONLY if booked online and in advance with the full pass or party, or £14 on site (£24 dinner+party on site).
  • Sunday only, 3hrs workshop + free party: £20.
  • Sunday only, 3hrs workshop + free party, STUDENT: £15.
  • Children under 12 years old FREE.

PLEASE NOTE: if you bought your ticket online at the early bird price before June 1st, access to the Sunday workshop is included at no extra cost.

Tickets can be bought in advance at the preferential rate through the following channels:

  • online through Paypal, using the drop-down menu below (NO PAYPAL ACCOUNT NEEDED, the bookings can be made with any regular credit card);
  • directly at The Sunday Salsa Lounge, every Sunday, 19:30 - 23:30, Man on the Moon, 2 Norfolk St, CB1 2LF - 079 03 828 017;
  • directly at The Thursday Salsa Social Club, every Thursday, 19:30 - 23:30, Cambridge Working Men's Club, 125 East Road, Cambridge CB1 1DB (opposite the Crown Court) - 079 03 828 017;
  • directly and anytime at The Missing Sock, Finders Corner, Newmarket Road, Stow-cum-Quy, Cambridge CB25 9AQ - 01223 812 660.


ONLINE BOOKING:

ONLINE BOOKING IS NOW CLOSED. Thanks for booking directly at the venue. There are still availabilities.

More info

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further enquiries.


"Welcome and thank you for your support. We wish you two great days of dancing, partying, fine food and friendship at the AfroSalsa Dance Festival!"

-- The AfroSalsa Dance Festival team:
-- DJ Sacha, Cambridge Cuban Salsa and The Missing Sock


Click the flyers below:

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Friday, January 13 2012

NEW weekly Cuban salsa class in Cambridge on Thursdays!

Cambridge Cuban Salsa is CCS_flyer_2011_back.jpg very excited to announce the launch of the new THURSDAY SALSA SOCIAL CLUB on January 19th. Don't miss the opening day, there will be FREE CDs and a RAFFLE. We are soooo looking forward to this!

What is this all about:

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THURSDAY SALSA SOCIAL CLUB
Every Thursday, 19:30-23:45
Cambridge Working Men's Club,
125 East Road, Cambridge CB1 1DB. (Opposite the Crown Court.)
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This is the project which might bring your Cuban salsa to a whole new level. The Thursday Salsa Social Club, that is:

THE CLASSES

  • 19:30-20:30 : a 50' SPECIALTY WORKSHOP for all levels, in styles related to Cuban salsa, such as Cha Cha Cha, body movement, Son, Rumba, Orishas, Bachata, musicality, techniques such as dancing on fast tracks, dancing in small spaces etc. EVERY WEEK A NEW THEME: diversity, to make your dancing really rich and three dimensional, and lots of fun discovering new styles and new techniques!
  • 20:30-21:30: a 50' CLASS OF CUBAN SALSA at 3 levels, beginners / improvers / intermediates. Each level has a programme of moves attached to it. LEARN FASTER AND IMPROVE YOUR CONFIDENCE WITH A STRUCTURED SYLLABUS: think learning to read, first you learn the letters, then the words, then the sentences. At each stage you know exactly what your level is, you get clear explanations and you have enough material to enjoy dancing with confidence at your own level. Bye bye confusion!
  • SPECIAL BEGINNERS SALSA COURSE: beginners will be led through our specially designed beginners syllabus which aims at giving new dancers all the necessary basics to have fun with salsa right from the start. This course will boost your confidence before joining the improvers class. No partner needed, as you will be introduced to other dancers of the same level.
  • QUALIFIED TEACHERS AND RESPONSIBLE TEACHING: BEKI SAUNDERS (www.dancevisions.co.uk) is your guest teacher every week. She is qualified from both the IDTA and the ISTD. DJ SACHA has followed a UKA teacher training. They have both been noticeable members of the UK's Cuban salsa scene for many years, and have been actively training with widely recognized teachers such as Kerry Ribchester, Ariel Rios and others. Positive energy to lift your mood, wide smiles and fun jokes, yet a solid knowledge of Cuban salsa and no compromise whatsoever on responsible teaching.

A MIXED TEACHING COUPLE: as much advice for the ladies as for the gents!
WE START ON TIME: more dancing for the social!

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It's all superlatives and it can't get any better:

  • Central location. Free parking available.
  • Large, wooden dance floor. Effective air conditioning.
  • Low cost bar (e.g., £1.60 for a pint of lager).

The dance space has its own bar, separated from the regular pub area, which means no hassle from non-salsa patrons.

THE PARTY

Oooooh my gooood:

  • 21:30 - BOOOOM! Maximum Cuban party with DJ SACHA on the decks.

As you know, that means: a balanced blend of all-time favourites and cutting edge unreleased new tracks which give you an irresistible urge to dance and which boost up your mood for the rest of the MONTH!

  • The party is TOTALLY FREE for members (see membership below).

With a low cost bar. And a great DJ. And some quality party lighting. And a fine tuned sound system. And lots of happy people. 'Nuff said, you wouldn't believe. Just try it and see for yourself!

THE THURSDAY SALSA SOCIAL CLUB:
BRINGING YOUR CUBAN SALSA
TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL.

Practical info:

THURSDAY SALSA SOCIAL CLUB
Every Thursday, 19:30-23:45
Cambridge Working Men's Club,
125 East Road, Cambridge CB1 1DB. (Opposite the Crown Court.)

Prices:
1 class or workshop £6.
Class+workshop bundle £8.
Half price for students upon presentation of a valid student ID.
Introduce a friend = get a free class.
Party FREE, membership required. Membership: one-off £15 for yearly membership from January to January. Comes with a free class and right to use the Working Men's Club facilities at all times (including outside of salsa hours; lounge area, snooker, pool table, darts, low cost drinks etc.).

Contact/more info:
Mobile: DJ Sacha on 079 03 828 017
Web: http://www.CambridgeCubanSalsa.co.uk/
Email: CambridgeCubanSalsa@gmail.com
Facebook: join group "Cambridge Cuban Salsa"
or befriend "DjSacha Cambridge"

JOIN THE MOVE, COME AND ENJOY,
LIVE THE CUBAN SALSA DREAM!
CAMBRIDGE CUBAN SALSA.

Friday, December 16 2011

FREE NEW YEAR'S EVE SALSA PARTY!!!

Yielding to popular demand (and you also have to thank Jason for giving me the last push), we are doing it again:

FREE NEW YEAR'S EVE
*** SALSA PARTY ***
AT LA TASCA, 14-16 Bridge St., CAMBRIDGE CB2 1UF
SATURDAY DECEMBER 31st (as it should be :-) ), 18:30-02:00


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Yesssss! Here is the deal:

  • This is a free salsa party. Come in, come out, whenever you want. Bar open all night long until 2am. Salsa music and dancefloor open all night long. Beautiful venue with great Latin atmosphere. DJ Sacha on the decks, 'nuff said. Other DJs may be announced soon.
  • Right, OK, you could just come for a free dance. HOWEVER: the New Year's Eve 2010 menu at La Tasca was good value and the food made everyone quite happy. THIS YEAR, THEY ARE GOING TOTALLY OVER THE TOP WITH A FANTASTIC 4-COURSE MEAL FOR £19.95 ONLY:
    • Signature NYE platter for a starter (cold meats, Spanish cheese, smoked salmon trout, olives etc.)
    • Selection of tapas for the 1st course (calamari, chorizo, patatas bravas, tortilla, melon&chilli sorbet)
    • Paella Valenciana for the main course
    • Churros with strawberries and chocolate&orange liqueur sauce for desert. (Waow.)

Plus 12 grapes for good luck and a glass of Cava at midnight!!! Yes, £19.95 only. All you have to do is call them on 01223 464 630 and book your table (£5 deposit required). As simple as that.

So:
1) call your friends
2) book your table by calling 01223 464 630
and then on the night:
3) have a fantastic meal with your friends
4) shake your bottom to the sound of the best salsa music in town, and start 2012 with a phenomenal salsa bang.

SURE BEATS TV, DOESN'T IT? :-)

(Dancing starting after dinner, likely around 10pm though we might do some line-ups in the meantime to circulate all that tasty food.)

"I am hoping to see you there to share the good times."
Enjoy!

-*- DJ Sacha -*-

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