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What did the pirate say when he turned 80?
"Aye Matey"


(say it out loud.)

 

CLASSES

JANUARY – FEBRUARY 2018

Monday, Thursday & Saturday classes take place in the Bate Hall of the allsaints Event Space – 10 Blackburn Ave.

Sunday classes take place in the Hall A of the John G. Mlacak Community Centre – 2500 Campeau Dr.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Salsa Level 1
Jan 13 - Feb 24
11.00 - 12.00
Jeff & Ashvini
allsaints Event Space
Salsa Level 1Location: Allsaints event space, 10 Blackburn Ave.
Take your first salsa steps. Discover the salsa rhythm, basic footwork, partnering technique and simple turn patterns.
No experience needed!
Salsa Level 2
Jan 13 - Feb 24
12.00 - 13.00
Jeff & Ana
allsaints Event Space
Salsa Level 2Location: Allsaints event space, 10 Blackburn Ave.
Go beyond the basics - learn footwork and partnering patterns and discover spins and body isolations.
Prerequisite: Salsa - Level 1 or equivalent.
Practika!
Jan 13 - Feb 24
13.00 - 14.00
Free practice time!
allsaints Event Space
Practika!Come practice your salsa, cha-cha and bachata moves and meet other Azucar students! Our instructors will be around if you need help.
Salsa Level 3
Jan 13 - Feb 24
14.00 - 15.00
Jeff & Ana
allsaints Event Space
Salsa Level 3Location: Allsaints event space, 10 Blackburn Ave.
Explore complex patterns and shines, enhance your body movement, develop your multiple spin technique and hone your musicality and style.
Prerequisite: all moves taught in Salsa - Level 2 or equivalent.
Salsa Level 4
Jan 13 - Feb 24
15.00 - 16.00
Jeff & Ana
allsaints Event Space
Salsa Level 4Location: Allsaints event space, 10 Blackburn Ave.
Hone advanced techniques that take your dancing from just 'ok' to looking like a dance pro!
Prerequisite: concepts and techniques taught in Salsa - Level 3.
Leading Ladies Workshop
Jan 22 & Feb 12
18.00 - 19.30
Ana
allsaints Event Space
Leading Ladies WorkshopLocation: Allsaints event space, 10 Blackburn Ave.
Already know how to follow? Learn to lead all Salsa Level 1 moves in just two lessons!
Prerequisite: comfort following all moves and techniques taught in Salsa Level 1 or above.
Bachata Level 1
Jan 11 - Feb 22
18.00 - 19.00
Ana & Brian
allsaints Event Space
Bachata Level 1Location: Allsaints event space, 10 Blackburn Ave.
Take your first bachata steps! Discover the bachata rhythm, basic footwork, partnering technique and simple turn patterns.
No experience needed!
Salsa Level 1
Jan 14 - Feb 25
18.00 - 19.00
Jeff & Ana
John G Mlacak Centre
Salsa Level 1Location: John G. Mlacak Community Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr., Kanata
Take your first salsa steps. Discover the salsa rhythm, basic footwork, partnering technique and simple turn patterns.
No experience needed!
Bachata Level 2
Jan 11 - Feb 22
19.00 - 20.00
Jeff & Ana
allsaints Event Space
Bachata Level 2Location: Allsaints event space, 10 Blackburn Ave.
Go beyond the basics - learn footwork and partnering patterns and discover the bachata closed hold and body isolations.
Prerequisite: Bachata - Level 1 or equivalent.
Bachata Level 1
Jan 14 - Feb 25
19.00 - 20.00
Jeff & Ana
John G Mlacak Centre
Bachata Level 1Location: John G. Mlacak Community Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr., Kanata
Take your first bachata steps! Discover the bachata rhythm, basic footwork, partnering technique and simple turn patterns.
No experience needed!
Bachata Level 3
Jan 11 - Feb 22
20.00 - 21.00
Jeff & Ana
allsaints Event Space
Bachata Level 3Location: Allsaints event space, 10 Blackburn Ave.
Explore complex partnering techniques, turn patterns and body movement; hone your bachata technique, musicality and style.
Prerequisite: all moves taught in Bachata - Level 2 or equivalent.
Practika!
Jan 14 - Feb 25
20.00 - 21.00
Free practice time!
John G Mlacak Centre
Practika!Come practice your salsa, cha-cha and bachata moves and meet other Azucar students! Ana and Jeff will be around if you need help.

Monday

  • Leading Ladies Workshop Jan 22 & Feb 12Ana
    allsaints Event Space
    18.00 - 19.30

Thursday

  • Bachata Level 1 Jan 11 - Feb 22Ana & Brian
    allsaints Event Space
    18.00 - 19.00
  • Bachata Level 2 Jan 11 - Feb 22Jeff & Ana
    allsaints Event Space
    19.00 - 20.00
  • Bachata Level 3 Jan 11 - Feb 22Jeff & Ana
    allsaints Event Space
    20.00 - 21.00

Saturday

  • Salsa Level 1 Jan 13 - Feb 24Jeff & Ashvini
    allsaints Event Space
    11.00 - 12.00
  • Salsa Level 2 Jan 13 - Feb 24Jeff & Ana
    allsaints Event Space
    12.00 - 13.00
  • Practika! Jan 13 - Feb 24Free practice time!
    allsaints Event Space
    13.00 - 14.00
  • Salsa Level 3 Jan 13 - Feb 24Jeff & Ana
    allsaints Event Space
    14.00 - 15.00
  • Salsa Level 4 Jan 13 - Feb 24Jeff & Ana
    allsaints Event Space
    15.00 - 16.00

Sunday

  • Salsa Level 1 Jan 14 - Feb 25Jeff & Ana
    John G Mlacak Centre
    18.00 - 19.00
  • Bachata Level 1 Jan 14 - Feb 25Jeff & Ana
    John G Mlacak Centre
    19.00 - 20.00
  • Practika! Jan 14 - Feb 25Free practice time!
    John G Mlacak Centre
    20.00 - 21.00
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Bachata Level 1
Jan 11 - Feb 22
18.00 - 19.00
Ana & Brian
allsaints Event Space
Bachata Level 1Location: Allsaints event space, 10 Blackburn Ave.
Take your first bachata steps! Discover the bachata rhythm, basic footwork, partnering technique and simple turn patterns.
No experience needed!
Bachata Level 2
Jan 11 - Feb 22
19.00 - 20.00
Jeff & Ana
allsaints Event Space
Bachata Level 2Location: Allsaints event space, 10 Blackburn Ave.
Go beyond the basics - learn footwork and partnering patterns and discover the bachata closed hold and body isolations.
Prerequisite: Bachata - Level 1 or equivalent.
Bachata Level 1
Jan 14 - Feb 25
19.00 - 20.00
Jeff & Ana
John G Mlacak Centre
Bachata Level 1Location: John G. Mlacak Community Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr., Kanata
Take your first bachata steps! Discover the bachata rhythm, basic footwork, partnering technique and simple turn patterns.
No experience needed!
Bachata Level 3
Jan 11 - Feb 22
20.00 - 21.00
Jeff & Ana
allsaints Event Space
Bachata Level 3Location: Allsaints event space, 10 Blackburn Ave.
Explore complex partnering techniques, turn patterns and body movement; hone your bachata technique, musicality and style.
Prerequisite: all moves taught in Bachata - Level 2 or equivalent.

Thursday

  • Bachata Level 1 Jan 11 - Feb 22Ana & Brian
    allsaints Event Space
    18.00 - 19.00
  • Bachata Level 2 Jan 11 - Feb 22Jeff & Ana
    allsaints Event Space
    19.00 - 20.00
  • Bachata Level 3 Jan 11 - Feb 22Jeff & Ana
    allsaints Event Space
    20.00 - 21.00

Sunday

  • Bachata Level 1 Jan 14 - Feb 25Jeff & Ana
    John G Mlacak Centre
    19.00 - 20.00
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Practika!
Jan 13 - Feb 24
13.00 - 14.00
Free practice time!
allsaints Event Space
Practika!Come practice your salsa, cha-cha and bachata moves and meet other Azucar students! Our instructors will be around if you need help.
Practika!
Jan 14 - Feb 25
20.00 - 21.00
Free practice time!
John G Mlacak Centre
Practika!Come practice your salsa, cha-cha and bachata moves and meet other Azucar students! Ana and Jeff will be around if you need help.

Saturday

  • Practika! Jan 13 - Feb 24Free practice time!
    allsaints Event Space
    13.00 - 14.00

Sunday

  • Practika! Jan 14 - Feb 25Free practice time!
    John G Mlacak Centre
    20.00 - 21.00
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Salsa Level 1
Jan 13 - Feb 24
11.00 - 12.00
Jeff & Ashvini
allsaints Event Space
Salsa Level 1Location: Allsaints event space, 10 Blackburn Ave.
Take your first salsa steps. Discover the salsa rhythm, basic footwork, partnering technique and simple turn patterns.
No experience needed!
Salsa Level 2
Jan 13 - Feb 24
12.00 - 13.00
Jeff & Ana
allsaints Event Space
Salsa Level 2Location: Allsaints event space, 10 Blackburn Ave.
Go beyond the basics - learn footwork and partnering patterns and discover spins and body isolations.
Prerequisite: Salsa - Level 1 or equivalent.
Salsa Level 3
Jan 13 - Feb 24
14.00 - 15.00
Jeff & Ana
allsaints Event Space
Salsa Level 3Location: Allsaints event space, 10 Blackburn Ave.
Explore complex patterns and shines, enhance your body movement, develop your multiple spin technique and hone your musicality and style.
Prerequisite: all moves taught in Salsa - Level 2 or equivalent.
Salsa Level 4
Jan 13 - Feb 24
15.00 - 16.00
Jeff & Ana
allsaints Event Space
Salsa Level 4Location: Allsaints event space, 10 Blackburn Ave.
Hone advanced techniques that take your dancing from just 'ok' to looking like a dance pro!
Prerequisite: concepts and techniques taught in Salsa - Level 3.
Leading Ladies Workshop
Jan 22 & Feb 12
18.00 - 19.30
Ana
allsaints Event Space
Leading Ladies WorkshopLocation: Allsaints event space, 10 Blackburn Ave.
Already know how to follow? Learn to lead all Salsa Level 1 moves in just two lessons!
Prerequisite: comfort following all moves and techniques taught in Salsa Level 1 or above.
Salsa Level 1
Jan 14 - Feb 25
18.00 - 19.00
Jeff & Ana
John G Mlacak Centre
Salsa Level 1Location: John G. Mlacak Community Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr., Kanata
Take your first salsa steps. Discover the salsa rhythm, basic footwork, partnering technique and simple turn patterns.
No experience needed!

Monday

  • Leading Ladies Workshop Jan 22 & Feb 12Ana
    allsaints Event Space
    18.00 - 19.30

Saturday

  • Salsa Level 1 Jan 13 - Feb 24Jeff & Ashvini
    allsaints Event Space
    11.00 - 12.00
  • Salsa Level 2 Jan 13 - Feb 24Jeff & Ana
    allsaints Event Space
    12.00 - 13.00
  • Salsa Level 3 Jan 13 - Feb 24Jeff & Ana
    allsaints Event Space
    14.00 - 15.00
  • Salsa Level 4 Jan 13 - Feb 24Jeff & Ana
    allsaints Event Space
    15.00 - 16.00

Sunday

  • Salsa Level 1 Jan 14 - Feb 25Jeff & Ana
    John G Mlacak Centre
    18.00 - 19.00
No events available in workshop category!
No events available!

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

salsa   |   bachata

Salsa Level 1

Instructors: Jeff & Ashvini

Take your first salsa steps! Discover the salsa rhythm, basic steps, left and right turns, cross-body leads, inside traveling turns, and simple combinations. You will also learn partnering technique and simple footwork to spice up your dancing! No partners needed!

level: no experience needed! This is a beginner class.
shoes: dance shoes, or dress shoes with clean soles. Avoid running shoes.
drop-ins: registration required; drop-ins welcome in the first 2 weeks only.

Salsa Level 2

Instructors: Ana & Jeff

Go beyond the basics! Each 7-week session we introduce a combination of footwork and partnering moves based on common salsa patterns, including double-hand turns, hammerlock holds, wraps, traveling turn variations and more. We also introduce spin technique and body isolation exercises at this level. No partners needed!

level: requires comfort with all moves, techniques and concepts taught in Salsa Level 1.
shoes: dance shoes, or dress shoes with clean soles. Avoid running shoes.
drop-ins: registration required; drop-ins welcome in the first 2 weeks only.

Salsa Level 3

Instructors: Ana & Jeff

Once you have mastered ALL the moves we teach in Salsa Level 2, explore the endless combinations salsa has to offer while honing your technique and style. In this class we introduce more complex concepts (such as copas, 360s, multiple spins) and create new footwork and partnering combinations that will make you the star of the dance floor. No partners needed!

level: requires comfort with all moves, techniques and concepts taught in Salsa Level 2.
shoes: suede-soled dance shoes are highly recommended.
drop-ins: registration required; drop-ins welcome in the first 2 weeks only.

Salsa Level 4

Instructors: Ana & Jeff

Once you are comfortable with the types of concepts taught in Salsa – Level 3 and have been dancing salsa for at least a year, come hone your technique, precision, balance, and styling with this in-depth, challenging class. In Level 4, we explore the muscle memory-busting details that make the difference between looking “just ok” and looking like a dance pro.

Each session will have two areas of focus: one aimed at improving your solo technique (balance, weight transfer, core engagement, spin technique, styling etc), and one aimed at improving partner connection and musicality. Get ready for lots of drills and make sure to set aside some practice time between classes!

NOTE: this class will not teach you new turn patterns, nor is it meant to be a replacement for Salsa Level 3. If you’d like to keep learning new salsa patterns while fine-tuning your technique as well, we recommend taking both levels (3 and 4) at the same time.

level: requires a minimum of one year of Latin dance experience, and familiarity and comfort with the concepts taught in Salsa Level 3.
shoes: dance shoes only.
drop-ins: registration required.

Leading Ladies Workshop

Instructor: Ana

This two-part Leading Ladies workshop is aimed at dancers who are already comfortable with following (Level 2 and above), and will teach you to lead all of our Salsa Level 1 moves comfortably, as well as link moves together. It consists of two 1.5h workshops spaces two weeks apart to allow for ample practice time!

level: requires comfort with following all moves, techniques and concepts taught in Salsa Level 1 or above.
shoes: dance shoes, or dress shoes with clean soles. Avoid running shoes.
drop-ins: registration required.

Bachata Level 1

Instructors: Ana & Brian

Take your first Bachata steps! Our Level 1 course introduces you to the bachata rhythm, basic steps, turns and promenades that are the core of this fun and intimate dance, as well as basic styling elements to add sizzle to your dancing! Get dance floor-ready in 7 weeks! No partners needed!

level: no experience needed! This is a beginner class.
shoes: dance shoes, or dress shoes with clean soles. Avoid running shoes.
drop-ins: registration required; drop-ins welcome in the first 2 weeks only.

Bachata Level 2

Instructors: Ana & Jeff

Once you are comfortable with the beginner moves covered in Bachata Level 1, this class takes it up a notch and introduces more complex moves. Mix things up with outside turns, cuddles and hammerlocks, fancy footwork, sensual body isolations and lots of turn patterns and combinations to take straight to the dance floor. No partners needed!

level: requires comfort with all moves, techniques and concepts taught in Bachata Level 1.
shoes: dance shoes, or dress shoes with clean soles. Avoid running shoes.
drop-ins: registration required; drop-ins welcome in the first 2 weeks only.

Bachata Level 3

Instructors: Ana & Jeff

Take your bachata to new heights! Once you have mastered Bachata Level 2, join this intermediate-level class. Learn how to get comfortable with your partner, develop great bachata leading and following technique, and make your dancing stand out from the crowd! No partners needed!

level: requires comfort with all moves, techniques and concepts taught in Bachata Level 2.
shoes: suede-soled dance shoes are highly recommended.
drop-ins: registration required; drop-ins welcome in the first 2 weeks only.