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Tuesday, August 28 2012

AfroSalsa Workshop Series: 8 weeks course with NIKOLA MEDIC and ARIEL RIOS, Oct./Nov. 2012

When: Every Sunday in October and November, 18:30-20:30
Where: Man on the Moon, 2 Norfolk St., CB1 2LF

[Direct link to ONLINE BOOKING]


Cambridge Cuban Salsa is absolutely delighted and excited to continue the AfroSalsa Workshop Series with an 8 weeks master course featuring

NIKOLA MEDIC, Rueda World Champion Cubamemucho 2010
and
ARIEL RIOS, "Ary el Professor", International Teacher.

Every Sunday at the Man on the Moon, 2 Norfolk St., CB1 2LF (parking available), for the months of October and November:
18:30-19:30: CLOSED GROUP, available upon advance booking only.
19:30-20:30: Drop-in class with the invited teacher.
20:30-23:30: Paaaaarty time!
Nikola's dates: Sunday Oct. 7th, 21st, 28th, Nov. 4th, 18th, 25th.
Ariel's dates: Sunday Oct. 14th and Nov. 11th.

The time has come to bring Cuban salsa up to the next level in Cambridge: here is a unique opportunity to practice in a CLOSED GROUP for continuous progress with two of the most influential teachers available in the UK today!

NIKOLA MEDIC
Everyone who attended Nikola's workshop at the AfroSalsa Dance Festival 2012 last July asked us "oh please please please bring him back to Cambridge". His classes are a fantastic blend of irresistible humour and sound technical advice, the kind which will inspire you with quite a few revelations about Cuban salsa as seen from a clever and witty point of view. No convinced yet? Just have a look at this:


Nikola will be assisted in his classes by DANIELLE SATSIAS, who is known as one of the best female dancers of the Cuban scene in London.


ARIEL RIOS
No need to present "Ary the Professor" in Cambridge anymore, as he has been regularly with us for some fantastic monthly classes at the Sunday Salsa Lounge since the beginning of this year. Genuine Cuban flavour mixed with the expertise of a highly qualified teacher: you get the best of everything. Ariel is regularly invited to teach and perform at international congresses such as the one below in Riga:


THE SUNDAY SALSA LOUNGE
The classes are followed by the usual Sunday Salsa Lounge Cuban party, which has been rocking the Cuban scene in Cambridge for the past two years, led by DjSacha whose knowledgeable and tasteful selection of danceable Cuban music has been validated by invitations to play at the most prestigious of the UK's Cuban congresses such as the Bournemouth International Cuban Salsa Congress, the Tropicalentura South Wales Cuban Congress and the AfroCuban Pati weekender series.

What's included in this 8 weeks master course:
This 8 weeks master class includes 1hr of weekly class in a CLOSED GROUP available only upon advance booking, from 18:30 to 19:30. Please note: the closed group is not suitable for beginners. If in doubt about your level, please contact DjSacha about it. Numbers will be strictly limited for the closed group, in order to get full attention from the teacher, and no extra admission will be taken once the course is started, in order to guarantee continuous progress. The closed group class will be followed by another hour in the form of the usual drop-in class with the invited teacher, from 19:30 to 20:30. Then the party will carry on until 23:30. You have the option to book the closed group only or a bundle with the drop-in class which will give you full access to the Sunday Salsa Lounge class and party for the months of October and November at a discounted rate. These options are available as two distinct packages:

  • Closed group only package: 2 months of Cuban salsa classes with top professional teachers in a closed group, including 6hrs tuition with Nikola Medic, 2hrs tuition with Ariel Rios, for a total of 8hrs in closed group. Price: £48 UNTIL SEPTEMBER 16TH, £56 until September 30th, £60 until the October 7th start date. Students: £40 / £48 / £50.
  • Full access package: 2 months "all you can eat" Cuban salsa with top professional teachers for October and November, including the closed group package above plus full access to the Sunday Salsa Lounge drop-in class and party afterwards with a top national DJ. Price: £85 UNTIL SEPTEMBER 16TH, £90 until September 30th, £95 until the October 7th start date. Students: £60 / £68 / £70.

Please note that the full access package corresponds to two months of complete salsa entertainment and tuition with top international teachers, including full access to the Sunday Salsa Lounge for October and November without anything extra to pay.

VALUE FACTS:

  • Nikola Medic and Ariel Rios are internationally acclaimed teachers with verifiable credentials.
  • These teachers are usually available only in London or at faraway congresses. By taking this workshop in Cambridge, you are making huge savings on transport costs.
  • Their invitation to Cambridge is the result of a careful editorial choice, as their classes have achieved great results and have been appreciated by many other dancers around the UK.
  • These teachers have been introduced locally at the AfroSalsa Festival 2012, and the feedback about their classes has been extremely positive.


TIME TO BRING YOUR CUBAN SALSA TO THE NEXT LEVEL: just join and enjoy this great opportunity to learn Cuban salsa with some of the best teachers available today in the UK!

Advance booking can be done:

  • Directly with DJ Sacha on Thursday evenings at the Cambridge Working Men's Club, Sunday evenings at the Sunday Salsa Lounge or the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month at Da Cuban Room at USC (details on http://www.CambridgeCubanSalsa.co.uk);
  • Online with the PayPal button below. Please note:
    • You do not need a PayPal account to book online, just use a credit card by clicking "Don't have a PayPal account?" on the checkout page.
    • We operate a ticket-free scheme. Your name will be registered on our list at the door. Please print your PayPal receipt as a proof of purchase.
    • Please bring your student ID if you booked at student price. We reserve the right to claim the difference or to refuse access to the workshop if a student ID can't be shown.

ONLINE BOOKING IS NOW CLOSED. Thanks for coming directly to the venue if you would like to make arrangements to follow the course. We are looking forward to seeing you there.


Thank you for booking, we are looking forward to sharing the excitement of this fantastic master course with you!

-- Cambridge Cuban Salsa

Sunday, August 12 2012

AfroSalsa Workshop Series: 3hrs workshop with KERRY RIBCHESTER, Sunday Sept.30th 2012 in Cambridge

When: Sunday September 30th, 2012 - 15:00-18:00
Where: Cambridge Working Men's Club, 125 East Road, Cambridge CB1 1DB

[Direct link to ONLINE BOOKING]


Cambridge Cuban Salsa is absolutely delighted and excited to kickoff the new AfroSalsa Workshop Series with

KERRY RIBCHESTER in Cambridge!

3hrs Cuban salsa workshop
on Sunday September 30th - 15:00-18:00
at the Cambridge Working Men's Club, 125 East Road, Cambridge CB1 1DB.
(Parking available.)

If you attended the AfroSalsa Dance Festival 2012 in last July, you have definitely been left wanting for more of her unique and amazing teaching. With 20 years of experience as a dance teacher and movement analyst, Kerry provides classes which have had a clear before/after effect on many a Cuban salsa dancer in the UK, and have changed many people's dancing for the better in profound ways. She offers a structured course which explores Cuban salsa dancing in a systematic way, building from traditional Orishas dances straight through to the more modern reggaeton moves, using each of the typical Cuban dances to illustrate movement principles which will add flavour and authenticity to your salsa dancing. Definitely not to be missed.

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More info about Kerry:
Article about Kerry last visit to Cambridge
Kerry's Key2Cuba website

If you live in Cambridge or nearby, please don't miss this unique opportunity to follow a dance class with Kerry right at your doorstep, as she is usually available only at major congresses throughout the UK. We also expect people to travel from other part of the UK for this workshop, as Kerry's classes are both famous and addictive. So please don't wait until the last minute to book!

This workshop includes 3 hours of tuition with Kerry at the Cambridge Working Men's Club from 15:00 until 18:00, and complimentary snacks during the workshop (low cost drinks will be available at the CWMC's bar). As a bonus, you will receive FREE ENTRY TO THE SUNDAY SALSA LOUNGE on the same day, where Kerry will teach an extra 4th hour before starting a fantastic party to close the day with some amazing entertainment!

What's included: 3hrs workshop with Kerry; free snacks (low cost drinks available from the CWMC's bar); free access to the Sunday Salsa Lounge at 19:30, at the Man on the Moon, 2 Norfolk St., CB1 2LF, for an extra 1hr class with Kerry and a massive party afterwards with DjSacha on the decks.
Workshop price: £25 in advance / £30 at the door.
Student price: £15 in advance / £18 at the door.

Advance booking can be done:

  • Directly with DJ Sacha on Thursday evenings at the Cambridge Working Men's Club, Sunday evenings at the Sunday Salsa Lounge or the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month at Da Cuban Room at USC (details on http://www.CambridgeCubanSalsa.co.uk);
  • Online with the PayPal button below, UNTIL FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28th at 6PM. Please note:
    • You do not need a PayPal account to book online, just use a credit card by clicking "Don't have a PayPal account?" on the checkout page.
    • We operate a ticket-free scheme. Your name will be registered on our list at the door. Please print your PayPal receipt as a proof of purchase.
    • Please bring your student ID if you booked at student price. We reserve the right to claim the difference or to refuse access to the workshop if a student ID can't be shown.

ONLINE BOOKING IS NOW CLOSED for Kerry's workshop. There is still some room left, tickets are available directly at the venue.


VALUE FACTS:

  • Kerry is an internationally known professional Cuban salsa teacher. She travels to Cuba more than 4 times a year to keep up with the latest evolutions of Cuban music and dance, and has worked with legends such as Juan de Dios from the Raices Profundas Cuban national dance company.
  • Usually that kind of workshop is only available in London or at faraway congresses. By taking this workshop in Cambridge, you are making huge savings on transport costs.
  • Many people from Cambridge and surroundings have taken workshops with Kerry in the past, and we have never heard any negative feedback about it, rather quite the opposite: everyone asked her back. Checking your teacher's credentials is important: please ask around for people's feedback.

Just join and enjoy this great opportunity to learn Cuban salsa with one of the best teachers available today in the UK!

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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