Jan
21
to Jan 22

AFROCUBANDO - JANUARY 21st

Join us this January 21st for the first edition of Afrocubando!

From West Africa to Cuba to Ottawa.  Bailando presents for the first time, a special full-day event with multiple genres of african diaspora dance, featuring four workshops: afro-cuban orishas, rumba (guanguanco) with salsa, reggaeton, and afro-beat taught by celebrated instructors from Ottawa and Montreal!  

Your evening entertainment will include a large social in true Bailando Ottawa fashion with kizomba, afro-beat, salsa, timba, bachata and cha-cha. Come celebrate Afrocubando this January! 

WORKSHOPS: 2-6:30 PM

1:40 - 2:00  - Doors Open & Registration

2:00 - 3:00  - Afro-Cuban with Sharqiru (OTT)

3:00 - 4:00  - Rumba con Salsa with Issam and Sarah (MTL)

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4:00 - 4:30 - HEALTH BREAK

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4:30 - 5:30 - Reggaeton with Emilie Phaneuf (OTT)

5:30- 6:30 - Afrobeat with Lindsay Hutton (OTT)

SOCIAL: 9:30 PM - 2:00 AM

Potpourri - We will have several kizomba sets throughout the evening, featuring DJ Calypso, and DJ La China will also play a mix of salsa/timba/bachata and cha-cha throughout the night.  And true to form, we will sprinkle in some rumba, afro-cuban and afrobeat:

KIZOMBA/SEMBA/AFROHOUSE 25%

SALSA/TIMBA 50%

BACHATA/CHA-CHA- 20%

PERFORMANCES: Info coming your way shortly

PRICES:

FULL-PASS

$40 super early bird pass, until December 30, 2016  (ONLY 15 available)

$45 early bird, before January 16, 2017 

$50 until January 21, 2017 (midnight)

HALF-PASS

$30 - 2 workshops of choice plus social

AT THE DOOR  (purchases to be made on the day of, cash tender only)

1 WORKSHOP - $20 

SOCIAL ONLY -$8

HALF-PASS $35

FULL-PASS $60

 

LOCATION:

St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall

523 St Anthony St, Ottawa, ON K1R 0A6

 

HOW TO REGISTER?

You can purchase your tickets online: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dec
10
5:00 PM17:00

BAILANDO HOLIDAY PARTY - 2 ROOMS

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Naughty or Nice, at the next BAILANDO HOLIDAY PARTY we’ve got something special in store for you.

Where do we start? We kick off the afternoon with Ottawa’s own cha-cha gurus; Jay and Winnie will be offering an intermediate cha-cha grooves workshop, followed by a three-hour social with 2 ROOMS!

In the KIZOMBA AND SEMBA room, we have Ottawa’s revered Blue Magic (Sory Sidibé), doing what he does best, and in the salsa/timba room we have Dj LuiSon and DJ La China (Caroline) laying down some hard hitting SALSA AND TIMBA, some sensual bachata and a sprinkle of boogaloo. 

To top it all off, Prince Sharq-iru will debut his first solo afro-cuban performance! You won’t want to miss this special performance. So grab your dance shoes and come down to Studio X Ottawa for the next Bailando Social. We will also have some special holiday cocktails to keep everyone feeling festive.

DETAILS:

WORKSHOP 5-6 PM
INTERMEDIATE CHA-CHA GROOVES (intermediate) 5-6 PM with Jay & Winnie


SOCIAL 6-9 PM
ROOM 1 - DJ BLUE MAGIC - KIZOMBA AND SALSA W/ DJ BLUE MAGIC
ROOM 2 - DJ LUISON & DJ LA CHINA - SALSA/TIMBA (and bachata and cha-cha)
with AFRO-CUBAN FUSION performance by Prince Sharqiru

PRICES:
WORKSHOP & SOCIAL: $15
SOCIAL ONY: $8

WHERE:
STUDIO X
250 CITY CENTRE DRIVE, OTTAWA
ON K1R 1C7

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Dec
2
to Dec 3

AFRODISIAC - UPWARD AND ONWARD

  WE ARE BACK!    It's hard to believe that December is almost here and this will be our last party of 2016.     This month, we have a very special guest,   Billy DJ-Ly   (A.K.A DJ Ly) from Montreal, partnering with   Lindsay Hutton  . He will impress you with his unique style and musicality that is undeniably urban.    Check out some of Billy's videos below and make sure you come to class, because Christmas is coming early this year. Billy and Lindsay have some serious gifts to share!     FULL DETAILS:    DATE: Friday, December 2nd, 2016    WHERE: MONTGOMERY LEGION, 330 Kent Street Ottawa  WHAT: 8-9 PM - Smooth and Sustained Movement (Intermediate) 9-10 PM - Alternative Armwork (intermediate) 10 PM - 2AM - Kizomba and Bachata Social, featuring DJ Aquarius Jones and DJ La China  COST:  1 WORKSHOP & SOCIAL - $25 2 WORKSHOPS & SOCIAL - $35 SOCIAL ONLY - $10  WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS  SMOOTH AND SUSTAINED MOVEMENT: How to change the texture and musicality of your dancing through slow and sustained movement.  ALTERNATIVE ARMWORK: Focus will be on how to liberate ourselves from closed position in order to incorporate styling and alternative arm and frame leads?

WE ARE BACK!

It's hard to believe that December is almost here and this will be our last party of 2016. 

This month, we have a very special guest, Billy DJ-Ly (A.K.A DJ Ly) from Montreal, partnering with Lindsay Hutton. He will impress you with his unique style and musicality that is undeniably urban.

Check out some of Billy's videos below and make sure you come to class, because Christmas is coming early this year. Billy and Lindsay have some serious gifts to share! 

FULL DETAILS:

DATE: Friday, December 2nd, 2016

WHERE: MONTGOMERY LEGION, 330 Kent Street Ottawa

WHAT:
8-9 PM - Smooth and Sustained Movement (Intermediate)
9-10 PM - Alternative Armwork (intermediate)
10 PM - 2AM - Kizomba and Bachata Social, featuring DJ Aquarius Jones and DJ La China

COST: 
1 WORKSHOP & SOCIAL - $25
2 WORKSHOPS & SOCIAL - $35
SOCIAL ONLY - $10

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

SMOOTH AND SUSTAINED MOVEMENT: How to change the texture and musicality of your dancing through slow and sustained movement.

ALTERNATIVE ARMWORK: Focus will be on how to liberate ourselves from closed position in order to incorporate styling and alternative arm and frame leads?

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Dec
5
3:00 PM15:00

December 5th - Holiday Edition of Bailando Ottawa (special 6 hour party)

Join us for a 5 hour party from 3-8 PM! 

DJ Angel Design, one of Montreal's most well-known kizomba DJs start with a  2.5 hour set from 3-5:30 PM.

Following kizomba, DJ La China will play salsa, timba, and a touch of cha-cha-cha, kizz, and bachata from (5:30-8 PM).

Date:  December 5th (3-8 PM)

Where: 340 Elgin Street, Ottawa - Maxwells

Price: Cover $6

 

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Sep
2
7:00 PM19:00

BAILA RUEDA - SEPTEMBER SESSION (SEPT 9 - SEPT 30)

Session 2 of the Baila Rueda classes begin September 9th with a Cuban social on September 2 to kick it all off!

CUBAN SOCIAL
September 2 from 6:30-9:30 pm at Maxwells; 
Free beginner rueda class from 6:30 to 7:30
Cost $5 and is open to anyone; bring your friends!

RUEDA DE CASINO CLASSES:

September 9 - September 30 (4 weeks) at Maxwell's Bistro 340 Elgin Street)
6:30 - 7:30 pm - Intermediate
7:30 - 8:30 pm - Beginner
8:30 - 9:00 pm - Social dancing

Cost
$50 for the session ($40 for students/sliding scale)
$15 drop-in (no sliding scale)

Classes will be taught by Warren Eaton and Caroline Yung

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Aug
8
3:00 PM15:00

BAILANDO AUGUST EDITION; 6 MONTH ANNIVERSARY PLUS SEMBA WORKSHOP AND DANCEOFF

BAILANDO'S SIX MONTH ANNIVERSARY! 6 HOURS FOR 6 MONTHS!

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BAILANDO AUGUST EDITION 

This August is Bailando’s 6th month anniversary! It’s hard to believe that half a year has passed already =).

We have two great activities for you this month, plus an extended party until 9 PM.

1) SPECIAL SEMBA WORKSHOP (3:00 - 4:15)

David Espinosa from Amigos do Semba (Toronto) will provide an intro to semba workshop from 3:00 to 4:15.  Are you crazy about Kizomba? If so, don’t miss this special workshop on semba, an angolan dance that kizomba was derived from.  What's more is that David will be partnering with Ottawa’s own, Lindsay Dance for the workshop!  (Cost of the workshop and social $20)

2) BAILANDO DANCE OFF - This is your chance to shine!

This is a chance for Ottawa's best/most daring to share your individual style with the Ottawa dance community.  Everyone is a winner and there are no formal judges.  All participants receive free entry to the social. 

How it works:  

- The dance off will take place at 8 PM sharp during the salsa social 
- Each participant (or pair) will perform a 30 second chereo/improv. 
- Time permitting, we can have a second round of battles for those who want to keep going.  
- Incorporating other genres outside of salsa is permitted and encouraged (but your overall performance should still have a salsa flavour).

How to participate:  Send a private message to Bailando Ottawa by Tuesday, Aug 4 to confirm your spot.

Note:  The song will be published on Thursday at noon (it will be a salsa dura piece); The order of performers will be determined the day of Bailando.

**Dance off participants attend the Bailando social free.  Performers who attend the semba workshop pay $14 

TO SUM UP OUR SIX HOUR EVENT:

SEMBA WORKSHOP: 3:00- 4:15 PM
KIZOMBA SOCIAL: 4:15 - 6:00 PM
SALSA SOCIAL: 6:00 - 9:00 PM

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COST:

SEMBA WORKSHOP AND SOCIAL: $20
SOCIAL ONLY: $6

MUSIC PROVIDED BY:

Kizomba social: DJ Addiction of A2K Addicted 2 Kizomb
Salsa social:  DJ La China 

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Mark this in your calendars folks, and please invite your friends!

For more info: cy-iwander.com/bailandoottawa
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*drink specials ($5 Mojitos!)
*kitchen is open in case you get hungry 
*free street parking available, as well as free indoor parking at the World Exchange Centre (45 O'Connor Street)

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Aug
5
to Aug 26

BAILA RUEDA! - NEW RUEDA DE CASINO CLASSES IN OTTAWA AUG 5-29

 

Building on the great response for the post-bailando Cuban workshop on July 12, we're excited to announce a new session of rueda de casino classes during the month of August.  

What’s more, all classes will be followed by social dancing at Salsa at City Hall! 

Details:

Aug 5 - Aug 26 (4 weeks)
6:30 - 7:30 pm class at Art’s Court (2 Daly)
8:00-9:00 pm social dancing and practice at Salsa at City a Hall outside (weather permitting); dancing is moved indoor in the case of rain.

Cost
$50 for the session ($40 for students/sliding scale)
$15 drop-in (no sliding scale)

The session will end with a Cuban social on September 2 (details to follow)

Classes will be taught by Warren Eaton and Caroline Yung; bios coming soon.

Once we're all on the same page, we'd like to bring back The Rueda Project in the fall for more workshops and social dancing!!

 

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Jul
15
6:00 PM18:00

SALSA AT CITY HALL WEEK 2 WITH CAPITAL KIZOMBA, DJ LUIS AND DJ LA CHINA

Salsa at City Hall is a weekly, free event that takes place on Wednesdays from July 8 until the end of August 

The social begins with a class from 6-7 PM followed by four hours of social dancing and one/two performances.

On July 15, we have a workshop in Kizomba offered by Capital Kizomba.  Kizomba is not a latin, but it is a partnered social dance that has exploded in popularity.  It originates from Angola and has its roots in semba and zouk. In a few words I would describe it as sensual, romantic and playful.  

From 7-11 pm, DJ Luis and DJ La China will be heating up the dance floor.  Luis will play 7-9, and I will play from 9-11 pm.  I'm thrilled by this opportunity, this will be the 'biggest' crowd I've ever played for!

For the earlier part of the night, I will also be there with my photography class from School of Photography Art Ottawa. This will be our 'on-location' shoot, and the photos will be shared with everyone attending through social media.  Look out for us, and don't worry we will only post the best photos from the night.

If you re are on fb, here is the link to the event invite:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1600335940229879/

Are you ready?

 

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