Azul Wasi Tamar Challenge 2020 – Registration now open

16 05 2020
Please see Tom’s video  at
to mark the GO LIVE date for the Azul Wasi Tamar Challenge donations & prediction stage times. Everything explained on the video, but here are the key points :-

Challenge dates:               1st – 10th July 2020 – 10 Stages in the Tamar Valley
Donations with:       

As a donor, you will have a chance to win a daily prize from Peru – details on the Just Giving site
Closing date for your predictions will be 23.59hrs on the 30th June 2020

Background info:

If you don’t recognise the bloke cruising across the alti plano, you may possibly identify him having been magnificently captured, styling in Dundee back in 2006. Still not sure?
It is of course Tom Jolly of GlobalEd, our go-between who helps out with our link to Azul Wasi. Why, you’ll now be wondering, should we be popping these images onto our site?
With life as we know it now closed down across our regions and beyond, lives of course at Azul Wasi go on. Latin Quarter has been consistently supporting the boys for nearly two decades now, support that has been vital in providing the much needed funds that a programme of this importance requires. That support, through salsa events and classes, as you will all be aware are now and for the foreseeable future on hold.
Tom has always thought of himself as a hidden hand who occasionally pops up at a Latin Quarter extravaganza where the real hard work happens thanks to the salsa fraternity of South East Scotland. With that in mind it’s time for him to get back on his bike and see what he can do to help.
Tom is planning to not literately cycle to Cusco, but, Covid 19 restrictions considered, he will use and repeat 20 times the long ride out of the Tamar Valley in Devon/Cornwall (a rise of 150metres above sea level) to achieve an accumulated vertical distance of 3000m, the altitude in the part of the Andes Azul Wasi calls home.
More details will be explained in a week or so with a short video, but the outline is:
· 10 stages comprising 2 laps of route giving a 300m altitude gain (including what would be a ‘Cat 4 climb’ in any of Europe’s Gran Tours)
· Challenge dates: 1st – 10th July 2020 – 10 consecutive days with a total altitude gain of 3000m, the altitude of the Azul Wasi home in the Andes
· Registered supporters have a chance each day to win a lovely prize all the way from Peru by accurately predicting daily stage times
· Daily stage footage will be available. All results published by end of July 2020.
Registration OPEN NOW Until the end of June.  Also see Salsa Dundee – Latin Quarter Facebook group,
Thank you

Azul Wasi news

26 04 2020
Remember there is the Corona Salsa site on facebook, that will help keep you entertained and up to speed during these unusual times. 


15 03 2020
Given the recent change in situation with the Coronavirus, all Latin Quarter tuesday classes (and the Social on 20th March @ The Blackwatch) are cancelled until further notice. This coming week was the last week of the Bachata block so we had planned to do Dominican bachata footwork with no partner work next week to reduce the risks (and non partner footwork in all the 3 classes) but given that the situation has changed (although the government has not yet specified to stop classes) we have decided not to do this next week. We hope everyone stays safe. Will update when we have further guidance.
A further note : I am aware that I owe the people who bought a bachata pass £3.50 refund for the last class, so we will have to work out a way to give this, there are a few possibilities. I was going to start a new beginners salsa block after the Easter holidays from 21st April (ish) if the virus situation depicts can restart. Or I may recover the last bachata class before start these classes, whenever they will restart as could well have to wait until later, we are not sure yet of course. So people can save their passes from the Bachata fusion class to use either for another class in the future, or entry towards a future social, if anyone wants the refund let me know and I will try to get it to you. I will try to email the pass people about this in the next few days and give a few options.

LQ Charity Social – Friday 20th March & The Blackwatch

7 03 2020
Latin Quarter Social with Improvers Cuban Rueda workshop

Friday 20th March @ the Blackwatch Club
20 Arthurstone Terrace, Dundee DD4 6RS.
Venue has a large dance floor, see photo on this page & directions. Come in the front door & the room is upstairs.

Pay on the door. Please bring along friends & family & help raise money for the Azul Wasi Project near Cusco, Peru while having fun !

7.30pm – Cuban Rueda workshop- Improvers level £4 or Combo with social £7 (class not suitable for beginners to Salsa or rueda) This workshop is for those who already know the basic salsa rueda concept and already know a number of beginners level cuban salsa moves, including sombrero & setenta.
8.30-midnight – latin music for dancing (Salsa, bachata & a little merengue/kizomba) – Social £5
Children can also attend this event ( £3) but need to be well supervised on and around the dance floor area to avoid any accidents and avoid the bar area.
There is a bar and a raffle too. Raffle prizes are gratefully appreciated. See for more details. Please pass the word, pop a poster up if you can, everyone welcome.

Big thanks

4 03 2020

A BIG thanks to everyone who came tonight to the Deaf Hub social, we raised £152 (after room hire) for the Azul Wasi project in Peru.



Latin Quarter Socials- Tues 3rd March & Friday 20th March

22 02 2020

Latin Quarter Charity Social – Tues 3rd March at the Deaf Hub
Bachata Rueda Taster Workshop @ 7.30pm, suitable for those with beginners (or above) bachata dance experience
Social dancing – playing Salsa & Bachata music with a little merengue & kizomba – 8.15- 10.15pm
Workshop only – £4, Social £3
Combo Workshop & social £5
Money raised goes to Azul Wasi Project in Peru. There will be a raffle, any donations gratefully appreciated.
Note – there will be a bar, no parking outside venue park on Brown Street.

LQ existing Beginners Bachata class will run as usual at 6.15pm on this night – class closed to new entrants on this day


ALSO SAVE THE DATE – Social on friday 20th March @ The Blackwatch Club – more details to follow soon

Delay for improvers bachata & On2 Salsa workshop this tuesday

9 02 2020

We are 1 week behind in the Bachata beginners fusion class, so can any Improver bachata dancers wishing to join the class please come in week 6 instead, on 18th February (tues, 6.15pm, deaf hub) when we will be stepping the pace up abit. Classes £5 each, or Improver 5 week pass is £17.

Also remember it’s Yuno’s On 2 Salsa workshop at 7.20pm this tuesday 11th Feb at the Deaf Hub too, see below.

Guest Teacher Yuno will be teaching a Salsa On2 taster workshop at Latin Quarter, Deaf Hub classes on Tuesday February 11th at 7.20pm for £5 ( cash only). This workshop is open for anyone who already has the basics of On1 Salsa dancing ( which is what we do on tuesdays in Deaf hub salsa classes),  ie. cross body lead, CB inside turn,  titanic etc. Cuban salsa dancers also welcome to try.   Workshop not for total beginners to Salsa.
Salsa on2, also known as New York Mambo, is a form of crossbody style salsa which originated in New York in the 1970s and is popular in many cities around the world today. This 1-hour taster workshop will show you the difference between on1 and on2 timings through basic steps and simple moves.
It’s always good to learn more about timing and different styles of salsa dancing, as this will enhance your dancing skills overall.  Hope you can come along to support Yuno’s love and enthusiasm for On 2 salsa, it’s a great class !