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 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 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. 




CANCELLED LATIN QUARTER Tuesday CLASSES & SOCIAL-20th March

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.

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.




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 !