Vladimir invited you to “SALSA CASINO LESSONS ON SUNDAY ON ST CLAIR.” on Sundays
Event: SALSA CASINO LESSONS ON SUNDAY ON ST CLAIR.
“AUTHENTIC SALSA CASINO AND CASINO RUEDA LESSONS SUNDAY AFTERNOONS..”
Start Time: 4:00pm
End Time: 10:00pm
Where: CAFE LURIN TAPAS, 1032 St Clair Ave W… between Oakwood and Dufferin.
Afterwards, dance to Cuban timba and salsa, have some tapas and drinks. Lessons are at reasonable cost. No cover charge for the dancing afterwards.
For Rueda de Casino lessons with Sarita Leyva… Sunday classes remain on the schedule for intermediate and advanced dancers. The club gets full of dancers for this event.
Sometimes there is a rumba event, for example on Sunday Apr 4 … que vengan los rumberos!
This weekly party has very quickly become the biggest club party for Cuban music and dance in town.The Sunday event is a salsa cubana/timba/reggaeton kind of night. Music for a Cuban audience and for the dancers who prefer casino to salsa…… At 8:30 pm, the Rueda de Casino class here has taken Toronto by storm. Come to Babaluú for the real thing… the authentic Rueda de Casino like they do it in Cuba!!
DJ Billy Bryans spins the tunes. Sarita is back teaching the Sunday Rueda de Casino class. (Special thanks to Trevor Forde for filling in while she was away).
Joseph hosts this, and says:
Do you want actually dance CASINO, and not LA or NY styles, in your ruedas? Me too.
Anyone want to meet regulary to do some casino rueda, Cuban style?
I am not a professional or dance instructor. You teach me what you know and I teach you what I know. The important thing is to keep dancing.
As it turns out, we are meeting every Saturday downtown, 12-3 PM in a central downtown location. And alternate Thursdays, about 8-10 pm, same location. Find out more details by emailing: joseph kim <email@example.com>. There is no FINANCIAL cost… but you WILL be required to sweat… dancing with “vigah”… to 100% Cuban timba music. Join the mailing list via Facebook to be updated on last minute changes.
Click here to see a team performance we put on at the recent Pupy show.
At AfroLatino Dance Company… 585 Yonge St near Wellesley in Toronto.
7PM to 9PM Saturdays.
Your opportunity to practice your salsa in a relaxed environment specially geared towards students. Take advantage of these sessions of non-stop music, where you can practice your moves with other students, friends, and the instructors.
While it is not a class in the sense that no new moves will be taught, you can still receive some amount of feedback from the instructors should you wish so.
Cost: $5 per person. Check out the full slate of Cuban style dance lessons at AfroLatino !
Whitby Ontario, east of Toronto: MONDAY group and private lessons in Casino (cuban style salsa) dancing… close by if you live in Ajax or Oshawa… or if you live anywhere in Durham, you won’t get a better chance than this to learn the real thing.
With el pianista rumbero , Orlando Cardoso, phone Claudia at LA Hair (905) 556-9967.
Also… Orlando plays piano for dinner on Wednesdays at South Restaurant, Ajax (previously Havana Nights).
Durham region has sabor de Cuba… !
From the prolific film maker Jen Paz… another beautiful movie about the beautiful music of Cuba. And more of Cuba’s top band, La Charanga Habanera.
The amazing Charanga Habanera, soon to appear in Toronto with El Chacal… check for the latest ticket info here. Saturday April 10 at the Sound Academy, be there.
About the new DVD, Jen notes: “This 71 minute film also features reggaeton super stars “LOS 4? (Los Salvajes) and “La Voz” Osmany Garcia and José El Pillo. This DVD is a cultural showcase of Cuba’s top urban talents in the beloved open air club where Havana has danced for decades. ¡a bailar!”
THURS AM: SORRY, LULA HAS SOLD OUT for DINNER…
You can still come for the dancing…
May we remind Toronto: The living legend of Cuban dance percussion… the man mainly responsible for the rhythms we identify with bands like Los Van Van… Pupy y Los Que Son Son… is here at Lula Lounge, this Saturday March 27. Joaquin Hidalgo’s Rumberos All-Stars make up the band worthy of the man from Havana… and DJ Billy Bryans filling in tunes for dancers between sets.
A note from José at Lula… The door opens at 7pm, there is a jazz set at 8pm, a dance lesson begins at 9pm… and the first dance set at 10pm. Admission only tickets will be $20 advance through paypal or $25 a the door.
AND … a SPECIAL OFFER FOR READERS OF CubaInToronto.com
- full gourmet dinner PLUS show admission together … ONLY $49 !
- please quote “Cuba in Toronto offer” when making a reservation to get this price
- bring a printed copy of this blog post when you go to the show… either printed from the blog or printed from Facebook … see you there!
Los Caballeros Del Son are playing this Friday (26th) at The Troubadour-3071 Dundas West, Toronto.
Great cuban music in a really sweet listening environment. The gig is pwyc (pay what you can)… so please come and bring your friends! Featuring: Jay Danley, Sam Petite, Jake Chisolm, Andrew Frost, Tony Ellington and Max Metrault.
Los Caballeros Del Son are a band from Toronto that specializes in the traditional music of Cuba known as Son Montuno.
The recent night Tiempo Libre was in town, they joined Roberto Linares Brown at Lula after the show. Chris Butcher plays trombone often in the horn section, here’s a fun blog post and video from the horns section.