We’re giving free classes – and you’re invited!

At Azúcar!, our goal is to share our love of Latin dance with as many people as possible. To help us get started, we are offering free demonstrations and trial classes throughout Ottawa for the next 3 weeks!

If you’re new to the world of salsa, if you want to see what we’re all about, or if you’re just looking for something different to do for the evening, come join in!

Here’s where you can find us:

Thursday, August 30, 8:30-9:30pm
Dovercourt Recreation Centre – 411 Dovercourt Avenue
The first of two beginner demo/trial classes in the land of Dovercat, promoting our 15-week Intro to Salsa course at Dovercourt which starts on September 13. Completely free!

Thursday, September 6, 6:00-7:00pm
Salsa on Sparks Street – 109 Sparks Street
Merengue workshop by Jeff and Ana, celebrating the awesomeness that is Salsa on Sparks! Big thanks to José Sandoval, the creator of this fantastic weekly event, for the invitation! Workshop is included in the admission price ($4).

Thursday, September 6, 8:30-9:30pm
Dovercourt Recreation Centre – 411 Dovercourt Avenue
The second beginner demo/trial classes in the land of Dovercat, promoting our 15-week Intro to Salsa course at Dovercourt which starts on September 13. Completely free!

Friday, September 7, 8:00-9:00pm
Rahim’s Latin Fridays – 275 Elgin Street
Basic salsa styling workshop by Jeff and Ana. Learn to spice up basic salsa moves and add some flare to your dancing. Special thanks to Rahim for inviting us to teach, for making this the most consistent salsa event in Ottawa, and for being a pillar of the dance community. Lesson is included in the admission price ($8). 

Monday, September 10, 7:00-8:00pm
Old Ottawa South Community Centre aka “The Old Firehall” – 260 Sunnyside Avenue
Demo/trial class promoting our 12-week Intro to Salsa course at the Old Firehall, which starts on September 27. Completely free!

Saturday, September 15, 10am – 5pm
Grand Opening of our new studio – 111A Rideau Street
It all leads up to this – a full day of free classes in our brand new studio, on the third floor of 111A Rideau Street! Come out to learn something new, meet our teachers, feel our sprung hardwood floors, and enjoy a fun and welcoming atmosphere!

Will we see you at one of these events? Let us know in the comments!

Our web site is up!

Azúcar! Latin Dance Company now has an official home on the Internet! We’re proud to present our very own piece of online real estate: www.azucarottawa.com.

On our site, you’ll find a wealth of information about who we are, what we do, and why we do it. You’ll also find our class schedule, class descriptions and pricing, and you can get acquainted with our location and policies.

 We need your help!

The site is still in beta at the moment, while we finalize some of the pages and evict the last of the bugs. So if you see something strange, or if there’s something you’d like to see on the site that you’re not seeing, let us know!

So click over to www.azucarottawa.com and let’s get to know each other!

We’d love to see your suggestions in the comments below, or you can email them at info@azucarottawa.com.

Grand Opening – Join us on September 15!

For the past few months, the crew behind the name of Azúcar! Latin Dance Company has been sleeping a little less than usual. We’ve been busy meeting, setting schedules, getting things printed, putting things up on the walls of the Internet, and equipping our new studio with everything we’ll need to make sure our students have the best learning environment we can provide.

In just a few short weeks, on Saturday, September 15th, we will be holding our Grand Opening, and unveiling our new central location at 111A Rideau Street, right across the street from the Rideau Centre! We’re planning a full day of free dance classes and workshops taught by our amazing teachers as well as some special guests, great music, snacks and refreshments, and of course a tour of our gorgeous studio!

As September 15 approaches, we’ll keep putting up tidbits of information on this blog and on our Facebook page, so check back often, or sign up for email updates and Like us to make sure you don’t miss the exciting the things to come!

For now, below is our flyer for our Grand Opening, including the class schedule. Our mission is to share our joy of Latin dance with as many people as possible, so please pass this on, and come join us on September 15!

Join us for the Grand Opening of our new studio!

Click on the image to enlarge it.

Have a question about the opening, the class schedule, who we are, or just want to share a thought with us? Leave a comment below, or email us at info@azucarottawa.com.

Welcome to Azúcar!

The Azúcar! Latin Dance Company is the latest addition to Ottawa’s already thriving Latin dance scene. Azúcar! was born out of the collaboration of some of Ottawa’s finest salsa dancers, who decided to come together and create a school that would teach and promote Latin street dances as the fun, energetic and friendly dances they are.

Our studio will open in September, offering a wide range of Latin dance classes (salsa, cha cha, merengue, bachata, reggaeton…) to get you dance floor-ready or hone your moves and style.

Until our opening, this blog will keep you up to date with school developments and give you a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes preparations leading to our grand opening. We will also let you know whenever we’re running free classes or other promotional events.

Once the school is open, we will be publishing new content every day, Monday to Friday, to help guide you in the world of Latin dance. Check back often for new dance tips, information about local and national dance events, fun tidbits about our teachers, and articles about Latin music, culture and history.

We want this blog to be a useful resource for all dancers, so if you have burning dance question and need an answer, we’d love to hear from you! Email us at info@azucarottawa.com and your question may be featured on this site.

 See you on the dance floor!