Meet some of the amazing people and places that share our love of dance:
Ottawa’s Friday night salsa event, come rain, shine or mid-winter snow storms, Rahim’s Latin Fridays is a fun and friendly place to dance every week. Each social starts with a beginner- friendly class from 8 to 9pm and the social dancing goes on until 1am. Rahim also often hosts talented dancers of all styles, putting on awe-inspiring shows you won’t want to miss.
Where: 275 Elgin Street
When: every Friday, 8pm to 1am
One of Ottawa’s favourite dance events and venues, Salsaria takes place every second Saturday. Salsaria is a non-profit organization created by dancers, for dancers, which seeks to bring together local dancers and talents from Canada and the world for exciting salsa socials and shows. Every night starts with a workshop from 8 to 9pm, followed by social dancing until 1am.
Where: 930 Somerset Street West
When: every second Saturday, 8pm to 1am
Ottawa’s first regular outdoor salsa dancing event, Salsa on Sparks takes place every Thursday, weather permitting, in front of L’Ange Café. Start with a salsa lesson from 6 to 7pm, then dance until 10:15pm to great salsa, merengue and bachata music! Salsa on Sparks is organized by José Sandoval, founder of Salsa-Force.
Where: 109 Sparks Street – L’Ange Café
When: (summer) Thursdays, 6pm to 10:15pm
This blog offers information on salsa-related events in ONE click in Ottawa and Gatineau ―the National Capital Region – with a weekly update on where to go salsa dancing and other salsa events. This is your best resource for all salsa happenings around town!
Sharing a studio with Azúcar! Latin Dance Company, Fun Comes First offers a fun place for older generation couples (40+) who want to have fun, move to great music, socialize and also learn a little bit. Specializing in International Style Ballroom and Latin dances, and in getting ordinary people to dance and have fun doing it!
Also sharing a studio with Azúcar! Latin Dance Company, Kee teaches Tai Chi classes that help you explore slow, gentle & expansive movements to feel your qi (life-force)! Shifu Kee Hong is a 20th Generation Chen Style Disciple, as well as a 3rd Generation Hunyuantaiji lineage instructor from Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang’s Chen Shi Xinyi Hunyuan Taijiquan. He is certified as an International Wushu Coach by the International Wushu Federation (IWuF) in Beijing, China. Kee was awarded 7th Master Level Degree by the Confederation of Canadian Wushu Organizations (CCWO).
Dovercourt is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the Westboro community through recreation programs. They offer a wide range of recreation activities for all ages including our very own Azúcar! Intro to Salsa class!
Candid Light Photography
Owned by Ana Gherasim and Jeffrey Huang (also the founders of Azúcar!), Candid Light provides all official photography for the Azúcar! Latin Dance Company, from the teacher headshots and studio photos you can find on this web site, to coverage of shows and social dance events.