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




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.

https://www.facebook.com/The-Black-Watch-Club-1524989104390858/

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.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1286986451491429/
There is a bar and a raffle too. Raffle prizes are gratefully appreciated. See www.salsadundee.com for more details. Please pass the word, pop a poster up if you can, everyone welcome.




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





BIG THANKS

8 12 2019

BIG thanks to everyone who came to The Gate last night, we raised £140 for Azul Wasi which is great (a very big thanks to Dundee Salsa for hosting and contributing half of the room hire). Thanks to all those who donated raffle prizes and to Stefan for Djing and Jimmy & Dundee Salsa for the evening and all the drinks & snacks.

Just £304 more then we hit the £110, 000 mark by Christmas for Azul Wasi. There will be a festive social after classes on the 17th December with the usual Christmas fun rueda & party games, further details to follow. So please pass the word. 

There are the Azul Wasi vouchers for sale if anyone wants to purchase one for a present.

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CHARITY MIXED LATIN NIGHT – THIS SATURDAY

4 12 2019
This Saturday ! Pass the word please
Latin Quarter and Dundee Salsa are joining forces to bring you a festive Charity Mixed Latin Night at The Gate, Perth Rd, Dundee. Money raised will go to the street children Azul Wasi Project in Peru. The evening begins with an Improver Bachata class at 8pm with Sarah (LQ) and then social dancing until midnight.
Fruit juice, soft drinks and nibbles will be provided and are included with the entry price. There will also be a raffle too. I have some prizes left from donations from the bands night but if anyone would like to donate a few more things, some wine/chocs would be good.  On the 7th, you can bring your own alcohol if you wish. It will be a great evening to start the festive dancing season, anyone welcome. Doors open at 7.45pm. Hope you can make it along on the 7th of December. Please spread the word, thanks.
Bachata class – 8-8.45pm -£4 or with social included £7 ( £5 conc)
Social only £5 or £4 conc, pay on the door. 
 




Charity Mixed Festive Latin Night -THIS SATURDAY

29 11 2019
Latin Quarter and Dundee Salsa are joining forces to bring you a festive Charity Mixed Latin Night at The Gate, Perth Rd, Dundee. Money raised will go to the street children Azul Wasi Project in Peru. The evening begins with an Improver Bachata class at 8pm with Sarah (LQ) and then social dancing until midnight.
Fruit juice, soft drinks and nibbles will be provided and are included with the entry price. There will also be a raffle too. I have some prizes left from donations from the bands night but if anyone would like to donate a few more things, some wine/chocs would be good.  On the 7th, you can bring your own alcohol if you wish. It will be a great evening to start the festive dancing season, anyone welcome. Doors open at 7.45pm. Hope you can make it along on the 7th of December. Please spread the word, thanks.
Bachata class – 8-8.45pm -£4 or with social included £7 ( £5 conc)
Social only £5 or £4 conc, pay on the door. 
 




BIG THANKS

26 11 2019

BIG THANKS to EVERYONE who came on Saturday to support the Latin Quarter Charity night with the fantastic live band Son Sabroso @ The Friary. Special thanks to those that came from further afield too.. Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Manchester ! etc, there were about 125 people who attended.

We raised a total of £869 (after all outgoings) which is great, for the Azul Wasi project in Peru, home for former street children. Many thanks to the 2 sponsors of the evening, A&J Stephen (Builders) Ltd and Wilson Construction (Perth) Ltd, and big thanks to the Bepoke Bar Company who provided free bar hire. Big thanks to Audiowave, Mitch, Louise & Denni for sound, The Friary, SAS advertising for free run of advertising & Grouchos, Vanessa & Fiona for ticket sales. Many thanks to Patrick, Pawel & Pamela for doing the door on the night and to Pawel for printing the lovely table information and to Tom Jolly who couldn’t be with us but made up the lovely Azul Wasi courier update on the tables (attached).

MASSIVE thanks to Son Sabroso for bringing some latin spirit to warm us up on a rainy Dundee night with their great music & vocals and party atmosphere.

Would also like to thank those who helped on the night with the raffle and for all the raffle donations : thanks to Achray Farm Air bnb, The Peruvian Restaurant, V&A museam, Parcari Chocolates, Clara for the Balinese Massage & Johan for the massage vouchers, Sol y Sombra, Fiona M and to everyone else who gave donations. Next time there are lots of prizes we will pre draw & let you collect rather than call them all out, so more dancing time !

Hope to see you at the next social : Festive Mixed Latin Night- Dec 7th @ The Gate, Dundee.

 

 

 

 

 

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