Meet the activist Joachim Grant for a talk on how to live/travel in a more sustainable and efficient way.

27 10 2020

We will kick off our charity Meet the … series with the very enthusiastic and engaging Joachim Grant from France. 
Meet environmental and animal rights activist Joachim Grant for a talk on how to live/travel in a more sustainable and efficient way.  The talk will include veganism, zero waste living, biking, reducing spending and therefore reduce impact and pursue what you plan on in life.

 
Tues 3rd Nov at 7.30pm UK time- 40 min zoom session. To book a space for Joachim’s talk and/or for the Meet the Italian Cook session on the 10th Nov (6.30pm) email LQsalsadundee@gmail.com to reserve a space, by monday 2nd Nov evening for the talk on the 3rd. You’ll then be sent information about how to donate to the Azul Wasi project in Peru for former street children along with the ZOOM link for the session.A suggested donation for each of the sessions is £ 4 – £5 each person attending, but if you want to donate less or more that’s fine. We’re aware people are all in different circumstances financially at present.
All donations go to the Azul Wasi project in Peru. Please share if you can to spread the word.
Hope you can make it, 





Pleased to announce the new Meet the ….. series

27 10 2020

We hope everyone is well and safe. Just thinking of other ideas to help raise money for the Azul Wasi project in Peru while our dance classes are not running due to covid. Very pleased to say a few volunteers are happy to talk to you or demonstrate their skills for a donation for Azul Wasi. Hoping to bring the following delights to by 40 min zoom session ( or 2 x 40 min sessions back to back)

Meet the Italian cook – 6.30pm Nov 10th – making Polpettone (sicilian style). Will be a veggie version aswell.

Meet the activist Joachim

Meet the dancers Yamil and Kath – dance style to be announced soon

Meet the educator Tom Jolly (our link person with Azul Wasi)- Sustainable futures- Uniting the Nations – over the next 75 years. And a surprise session hopefully, waiting to be confirmed. May also be a few footwork shines classes on zoom if camera work allows.

We really hope people will engage with these ideas and sessions leading up to Christmas. If anyone else would like to donate time with a skill or something they think others would be interested in hearing about please get in touch soon.NOTE : You can book a space now for Meet the Italian Cook session or reserve a space in other session now by emailing LQsalsadundee@gmail.com and then information about how to donate to Azul Wasi and the ZOOM link will be sent out to you.A suggested donation for each of the sessions would be £ 4 – £5 each person attending, but if people want to donate less or more that’s fine. We’re aware people are all in different circumstances financially at present.All donations go to the Azul Wasi project in Peru.





Azul Wasi Tamar Cycle Challenge – predicted times winners

14 07 2020
Hi folks, Last video from Tom with the Azul Wasi Tamar Challenge predicted stage time winners on the video. There were very few people who entered times so the chances of winning were very high ! Well done Charlotte in particular ! WELL DONE Tom for raising over £500 for Azul Wasi and big thanks from Tom to everyone who donated money to the project. The Just Giving site will stay open until the end of July incase anyone else wishes to make a donation.
Tom will be on a zoom chat at 8pm next tuesday if anyone wishes to meet him for a chat about this recent cycle challenge. He’s also looking for ideas for his next challenge later in the year.
Email LQsalsadundee@gmail.com for the zoom link before next monday.





End of Azul Wasi Tamar Valley Cycle Challenge- Day 10

10 07 2020
That’s Tom’s last cycle today in the Azul Wasi Tamar Valley Cycle Challenge to help raise money for Azul Wasi while the Latin Quarter dance classes are off at present. So a VERY BIG THANKS to Tom and to everyone who donated to the challenge and Azul Wasi. Tom will have raised just over £500 I think so far which is fantastic. Tom’s stage times will be posted soon and prizes allocated to those who predicted the closest times.
The Just Giving donation site will be open for donations for a further 2 weeks incase anyone still wishes to donate go to :- https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/thomas-jolly
Video here :
Tom will be joining in the Greek Orange Yogurt Cake ZOOM class with Christina this coming Tuesday at 7.30pm if anyone wants to meet Tom and join us – email asap to LQsalsadundee@gmail.com for a space & the ingredients list if you want to have a go at making the cake on Tuesday or you can just watch and make it later.




Azul Wasi photo video

4 07 2020

Lovely video of azul wasi pictures,  can’t upload here, go to  https://www.facebook.com/sarahsalsa.brox/videos/1751584118318216/

Anyone still wishing to donate to Tom’s Tamar Cycle challenge effort for Azul Wasi go to https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/thomas-jolly





Toms update on first day of cycle challenge

1 07 2020

Hi folks, If you want to see the rest of the daily updates of Tom’s progress on the Azul Wasi Tamar Cycle Challenge, they will just be published at https://www.facebook.com/groups/LQsalsadundee/ .  You can still donate during the 10 day challenge, at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/thomas-jolly





Only ONE more day to go to Azul Wasi Tamar Cycle Challenge

29 06 2020
Only ONE more day to go before the 10 day Azul Wasi Tamar Cycle Challenge starts on Wednesday 1st July.  So anyone still wishing to donate & enter the daily stage time predictions ( which is optional) for a chance to win a prize from Cusco needs to do so by 23.59 on 30th June.  You can still donate during the challenge but won’t be able to win a prize. A short update video Tom, attached or see here https://www.facebook.com/groups/LQsalsadundee/
Donations can be made at :
PLEASE send an email to Tom after donating to make the predicted times the email address is on the Just giving site. You’ll then be sent the form by email to complete with your time predictions. There are also details of the challenge route on the just giving site information.
See event here for more information :

More 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, https://www.facebook.com/groups/LQsalsadundee/
Thank you




ONLY 5 DAYS to go to AZUL WASI TAMAR CHALLENGE

26 06 2020
Tom sent a short video while out training for the Azul Wasi Tamar Challenge, ONLY 5 DAYS left now until the challenge starts so please send your predicted times in asap if you’d like a chance to win one of the lovely daily prizes from Peru for accurately predicting daily stage times. You can make donations now and during the 10 day day challenge which starts on the 1st of July, but the closing date for predictions will be 23.59hrs on the 30th June 2020. PLEASE SHARE.
As you know LQ dance classes are off at present so Azul Wasi, home for former street children in Peru, have much reduced revenue this year so Tom is hoping to raise as much as possible with this cycle challenge, but is a long way off his target amount. If anyone can make even a small donation for Tom’s cycle challenge this will greatly help the children at Azul Wasi.
Donations can be made at :
 
PLEASE send an email to Tom after donating to make the predicted times the email address is on the Just giving site. You’ll then be sent the form by email to complete with your time predictions. There are also details of the challenge route on the just giving site information.
See event here for more information :
Please see Tom’s video  at  https://www.facebook.com/events/688434195326222/

More 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, https://www.facebook.com/groups/LQsalsadundee/
Thank you




Azul Wasi Tamar Challenge 2020 – Registration now open

16 05 2020
Please see Tom’s video  at  https://www.facebook.com/events/688434195326222/
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:                 https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/thomas-jolly

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:
www.azulwasi.wordpress.com
www.salsadundee.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/LQsalsadundee/

www.globaled.org.uk/partners/ngos

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, https://www.facebook.com/groups/LQsalsadundee/
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.