BIG thanks

10 02 2021

BIG thanks to Chris for the Cypriot Kebab & Greek Bulgur Salad class last night, we raised £77 for Azul Wasi which is fantastic.  Thanks to everyone who joined in.

Here is Chris’s U tube video of the recipe.

Meet the Spiritualist Tues 2nd Feb @7pm

26 01 2021

Tuesday 2nd Feb at 7pm, meet Thiru via zoom who will speak about Spiritualism and how to adopt values in practical life.   Thiru has been practicing the principles of the vedanta spiritualism for over 15 years in his day to day life and business. This will be a talk and perhaps a short taster of meditation.

Please email to reserve a space, by Friday 29th January. 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.


11 11 2020

BIG thanks to everyone who has engaged with Meet The … series so far. We raised £77.50 for Joachim’s environmental session and £77.50 for Elvira’s cooking session raising money for The Azul Wasi project in Peru. Check here for details soon of other events. If anyone would like to volunteer to help raise money as part of this series to do other talks/classes please let us know at asap. Here are a few pictures of the Polpettone (meat & veggie versions) from this Tuesday. Well done everyone!

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 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 :-
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 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

Anyone still wishing to donate to Tom’s Tamar Cycle challenge effort for Azul Wasi go to

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 .  You can still donate during the 10 day challenge, at


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

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,
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.