Thursday, 12 February 2009

Valentines Specials in Adelaide and Boston

Zouk is rarely heard of in places like South Australia, so it's good to see that after many years of hearing the word zouk, the curiousity has led to discovering more about the dances associated and developing the scene in cities like Adelaide.

The latest edition of Zouking in South Australia is Adelaides LATINO VALENTINES FIESTA

Date: Saturday 14th FebruaryVenue: Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd, HindmarshTime: 8pm to 3amCost: $18 or $16 conc. on the night OR $15 presold from Venue Tix and La Bomba Dance Studio, 194 Wright St, Adelaide

100% authentic Latino Lover Entertainment.... Indulge in passionate, vibrant Latino flavours this Valentines day with La Bomba! Dance till you drop with 2 LIVE music acts Brazza & Tropico, sensational Afro- Zouk show by Lenny & Mio (QLD) & more... Non stop music, dance and culture featuring the sounds, soul and spirit from Brazil to Cuba, Chile, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina & beyond...TROPICO serenading you with exquisite boleros from Cuba to Mexico and dulcet, melodic South American ballads.

BRAZZA Adelaide's fave Latino dance outfit will keep your hips gyrating and your toe's tapping with sizzling mambo, salsa and cha cha cha Queenslands finest Salsa & Brazilian zouk dance couple LENNY & MIO (Vida Latina Dance Academy) will dazzle you with their jaw dropping Acrobatic Zouk dance show (Join their day workshops - details below)

DJ Rumbero (Colombia- SA) spinning salsa, merengue and bachataDJ Raza (El Salvador- SA) mixing up timba, reggaeton and Latin dance beatsDJ Senorita (Chile-SA) mish mash of descargas, boogaloo, zouk & urban latin treats for your feet!

LA BOMBA Floorshows with our sizzling salsa students Latin dance workshops bachata & salsa warm up classes with Bianca and Julio 'rumbero' CardenasMC MAXIMO hyping up the crowd with Latin CDs & movie pass giveaways, limbo and Latin lovers pinata Info Line: 0401 811 722
SATURDAY MIDDAY: Day time workshops with Lenny & Mio (QLD) at the Gov 12:30 - 4pm (details below) Hot Lifts, Sensual Dips & Romantic Zouk Lambada

LENNY & MIO's dance Workshop details: Date: Saturday 14 February - Venue: Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 59 Port Rd Hindmarsh

1. HOT Lifts (OPEN level) - Time 12:30pm to 1:30pmincredible acrobatic moves that can be used in performances

2. SENSUAL Dips (OPEN level) - Time 1:45pm to 2:45pmpassionate and suave moves to dazzle on the dance floor

3. ROMANTIC Zouk Lambada (INTERMEDIATE level) - Time 3:00pm to 4:00pmpolish your zouk style and swirl with tips, tricks and smooth combinations Prices:Purchased on the day:$25 for 1 workshop$40 for 2 workshops (save $10)$55 for 3 workshops (save $20)SUPER PASS - party pass & all 3 workshops = $65 (save $33) Best Deal: SUPER PASS pre-purchased = $55 (save $43) BOOKINGS: phone - 0401 811 722

About Vida Latina's LENNY & MIO:Vida Latina is one of the biggest dance academies in Brisbane, Australia. Established by the humorous Lenny Baeza (Chile) and breathtaking Mio Takagi (Japan) in 2005.

They specialise in diverse Latin dances, from acrobatic salsa to bachata, Brazilian samba, Zouk and more. Lenny and Mio are Australia's ONLY acrobatic salsa & zouk couple! In the past year they have toured from Sydney to Adelaide to Darwin to New Zealand and Tokyo, Osaka and Hiroshima, Japan.Now Adelaide is privileged to once again host Lenny and Mio at the Gov's Valentine Fiesta and experience 3 new, passionate and exciting Valentines themed dance workshops

PLUS be the amongst the first in Australia to view their latest exhilarating, jaw dropping and highly entertaining acrobatic ZOUK performance.

I remember seeing Lenny and Mio dance Salsa a while back at a club called Aqua in Brisbane, and they were amazing, so I can only imagine what they'll be doing with their zouk dancing.

There seems to be a myth about the level dancing in places like Australia, however I can truly say, that there are many Australian dancers that are top class performers. Having attended the 1st Jose Prates Festival as a guest, I was astounded at the high level of performances in Sydney and the overall quality of the dancing in Brisbane is something to strive for, I believe the Queensland scene owes much of their achievements to Tarcisio Teatini Climaco and Tania Climaco (through her business acumen) who worked very hard in the early years to ensure that every dancer was provided with the basic foundations of a variety of dance styles, and not just a one style approach.

This attitude is what gave birth to the wonderful well rounded dancers we see today in Brisbane.
and the inspiration it created for other dance schools.

A place worth visiting for dance.

So Nos Dos -  A Seductive Valentines Day Affair
Celebrate Valentines Day in Boston:

THIS SATURDAY Nino Entertainment is bringing you'So Nos Dos', a Seductive Valentine's Day Affair !! So get sexy, grab your 'Valentine' (or come find one) and head to Boston's Newest Cape Verdean and International Nightclub, Club Nino Live !!
Party 'Til 2AM each and every Saturday with New England's TOP Cape Verdean DJs. Get there early THIS SATURDAY to secure a spot inside !!

Wishing you all a Happy Valentines Day!!!!

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1 comment:

  1. Is there anywhere in New Zealand you can learn the Kazomba??? I started to learn in London but have not had any luck over here....3 years later and I am desperate to take it back up!!!!