Current Term 6th May - 28th June
Buena Vista Dance runs weekly classes at various locations all over Sydney. All our classes run in continuous 8 week terms.
Rueda de Casino Competition Training
A lot of you have asked us when are going to start a new Rueda de Casino performance team, finally here's your chance!!
Buena Vista Dance will be putting together an Amateur Rueda de Casino team for competition at the Australia Rueda de Casino Championship, held on 25-27 October 2013.
We would like to encourage all Buena Vista Dance salsa students to consider this opportunity, as learning a choreography is a great way to take your dancing skill to the next level, as well as a chance to build friendships with your fellow dancers.
Experience level required for this choreography will be BVD Beginner level 4 or above (at least 4 terms of regular attendance at BVD classes). If you are unsure about your level, please speak to Moro at any of our classes.
Training to learn this choreography will run for 10 weeks starting on 8th June, for 2 hours every Saturday at the All Souls Church Hall, Leichhardt.
Cost for the course will be $250 for 20 hours training (2 hrs/week for 10 weeks), payable on the first week of training. Please keep in mind there are also additional expenses for a performance such as costume and shoes, and purchasing a performers pass for the event (which will be heavily discounted at half price for BVD students!).
After the 10 weeks is completed, there may be extra rehearsals required leading up to the competition, to be decided depending on how well the team progresses.
Rumba with Live Music Every Thursday at Leichhardt
We are very happy to anounce that our weekly rumba classes are now being accompanied by live drumming courtesy of Moro's brother Yuri, who will be joining us to play live music during Moro's class every Thursday.
Yuri is a highly skilled and experienced Cuban percussionist, and we are lucky to have him here in Sydney with us now, teaming up with Moro to make our rumba classes even better! Come and join us for the most authentic Cuban rumba class available in Australia, taught by a pair of talented brothers!
Rumba classes are on every Thursday at 8pm at All Souls Anglican Church, Leichhardt, and are suitable for both beginner and intermediate level students. If you've been thinking about learning rumba, now is a great time to start!
Updates to Wednesday Classes at Bar 100
We are pleased to announce some changes to our regular Wednesday classes at Bar 100, in response to requests from the management of Bar 100 (and from our students for a rueda class). From 16 Jan, here's the new Wednesday schedule:
- 6.30-7.00pm Free intro salsa class
- 7.00-8.00pm Rueda class / Beginners Salsa $15.00
- 8.00-9.00pm Intermediate / Advanced Salsa. $15.00
- 9.00pm - late Social dancing ($5 entry)
2 classes for $25.00. Class includes entry to social dancing.
Australian Salsa Solo Competition 2012The Buena Vista Dance team travelled to Brisbane on 23-25 November 2012 to compete in the Australian Salsa Solo Competition. It was a fantastic event, and another successful competition for Buena Vista Dance as we were able to bring home 4 trophies in total. Here are all the Buena Vista performances:
- Moro - 1st Place Male Salsa Solo
- Moro - 1st Place Open Latin Solo (video not yet available)
- Buena Vista Dance Rumba Team - 1st Place Amateur Latin Team
- Stephen Neal - 2nd Place Amateur Latin Solo
Moro and the BVD team would like to once again thank all our friends and students for their support, which makes our continued success possible. Students interested in learning choreographies and performing with Buena Vista Dance in 2013 should speak with Moro at any of our classes.
Australian Bachata Championships 2012
We are very happy to announce that Moro and his partner Romina won first place in the professional division at the Australian Bachata Championships, held on 26-27 Oct. Moro is now a 3 time Australian Bachata Champion.
In addition, the Buena Vista Dance Bachata Team also won first place in the Amateur Team Division, proudly showcasing our Dominican style and winning a tough competition against the top dance schools in Australia.
Moro and the Buena Vista Dance team would like to thank all of our friends and students for their support leading up to this event. Thanks also to the organisers, judges, volunteers, and fellow competitors who all put in a lot of work to make this event possible.
We hope that everyone enjoyed our performances, and that it inspires you to continue dancing with us in future!
Rueda - List of Elements
We've now made available for our students a list of all Rueda elements included in the Buena Vista syllabus.
Memberships Now Available
Can't get enough dancing? We are pleased to announce that we now have 3, 6, 9 and 12 month memberships available, which entitle you to unlimited Buena Vista Dance classes.
Buena Vista Dance Newsletter
Buena Vista Dance has created a new email newsletter, which will keep you up to date with the latest information on Buena Vista Dance classes and events. We will no longer be sending out emails to our old mailing list, if you would like to receive information about Buena Vista Dance, please click the link below to subscribe to our new and improved newsletter.
Moro Receives Keys-Arenas Dance Award
Congratulations to Moro who is one of three recipients of this year's Keys-Arenas Dance Awards. Moro has developed an original choreographic work that was showcased for the dance community and general public at the Parade Theatre at NIDA, on Saturday 10th September.
For further infomation please see www.keysarenasdance.com.au
Buena Vista Dance 2010!!!
- Teaching and performing at the Sydney Salsa Congress as well as invited to Melbourne, Adelaide and New Zealand
- 3rd at the World Rueda Championships in Munich, representing Australia
- 4 performances at the Australian International Bachata Festival
- 2nd in Sydney's best Social/Freestyle Bachata Competition
- 1st in Sydney's best Social/Freestyle Salsa Competition
- 1st and 2nd in Australia's Solo Championship
- 3rd in NSW Bachata Championship
- 1st and 3rd at Marconi's Cuban Festival Competition
- 1st at Australia's Bachata Championship for the 2nd year running
Let's see what the future will bring!
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