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




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.




Last week to Join Beginners Bachata Fusion

17 01 2020
NEXT tuesday is last week to join the Beginners level Bachata Fusion classes-6.15pm at The Deaf Hub, Dundee.  Improvers level can join class from Week 5 ( from 11th February) to week 10
Prices : £5 a class or 9 week block for £31.50
Money raised for the Azul Wasi project for former street children
If you are already dance at Bachata improver level (or above) then join us in week 5 with Massimo from Italy who will be co- teaching.
Usual higher level salsa classes also resume on Jan 14th too.
see http://www.salsadundee.com for directions on class page.
Email LQsalsadundee@gmail.com for any queries.
Please come 10 mins early on first week to register & pay. Dress code is casual. Best to wear shoes with a slippy sole that are firmly secured to feet though.
Please note : There is no car parking directly outside the Deaf Hub, you may get a parking ticket in the privare car park, best to park on Brown Street




LQ Christmas Charity Social – 17 December

12 12 2019

Christmas Charity Social – 17 Dec-  Deaf Hub, Dundee.
7.15-8.15pm – Christmas Cuban Rueda Class ( anyone welcome, including beginners)
8.15-10.30pm- Social latin dancing with Christmas party games

Class £3, Social £3, combo ticket £5. Money raised for Azul Wasi project in Peru- there is now only £247 to raise to hit the £110,000 mark by Christmas. So let’s try !! please pass the word if you can.
There will be a raffle & mince pies & nibbles next tuesday too, donations for raffles always gratefully appreciated.
(The usual beginners salsa class is on too next tuesday- last one at 6.30pm to 7.15pm)

See class page for directions.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1473909739425888/?active_tab=about





New Beginners Bachata Fusion Classes – January 2020

6 12 2019
Bachata Fusion classes-6.15pm at The Deaf Hub, Dundee starting 14th January, 2020.
Beginners level Bachata dance basics- Weeks 1 to 4
Week 5 ( from 11th February) to week 10 – Improvers level Bachata
Prices : £5 a class or 10 week block for £35
Money raised for the Azul Wasi project for former street children
Beginners level join first 2 weeks only, if you are already dance at Bachata improver level or above then join us in week 5 with Massimo from Italy who will be co- teaching.
Usual higher level salsa classes also resume on Jan 14th too.
see http://www.salsadundee.com for directions on class page.
Email LQsalsadundee@gmail.com for any queries.




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.