New videos, new classes, and summer fun!

Azucar! News – Week of August 12

This weekend, your teachers were in the studio, dancing in front of cameras. We decided it was high time we had some promo videos to show the world who we are and what we do. The first two are done and edited (and posted below), with more to follow! This is our first videography effort, so let us know what you think!

Salsa at Azúcar! Latin Dance Company

Dancehall Funk at Azúcar! Latin Dance Company

Summer Classes
We might be technically on summer break, but summer school at Azúcar! doesn’t mean catching up on your math – it’s a chance to try something new and fresh!

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Intro to Salsa  – Summer Bootcamp
If you’re brand new to salsa and were worried there would be no beginner classes before the fall, you’re in luck! A condensed summer course is starting next week! In just 6 classes over 3 weeks you will learn the basic steps and partnering skills that are essential to salsa. We started yesterday, but we are still accepting new students this Thursday, so come on over!

Class times: Mondays and Thursdays, 5.30 – 6.30pm
Class dates: August 12 to August 29 (6 classes)
Instructors: Jeff and Emilie
Price: $70/person

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Afro Urban Dance Workshop – Drop-ins welcome!
Explore a dynamic fusion of soulful African and urban movement. You will experience high energy choreography inspired by the hottest dances of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Develop and refine your rhythmic and freestyle expression in a lively and fun environment. Sizzling rhythms will energize and transport you to the tropics! This is a drop-in friendly course, so come try a class!

Class times: Thursdays, 6.30 – 7.30pm
Class dates: August 8 to August 29 (4 classes)
Instructor: Natalie
Price: $50/person for the full course or $17/class

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Ladies’ Salsa Styling – Drop-ins welcome!
Develop technique to increase self-expression, musicality, elegance and finesse.  The focus is on shines, body movement, spins, body isolations and hand styling. Learn how to add flavour to your dancing to shine on the dance floor!

Class times: Tuesdays, 6.00 – 7.00pm
Class dates: ends on August 27
Instructors: Emilie
Price: Drop-ins welcome! Payable by Azucar! class cards or at the drop-in rate of $17/class.

OSCH banner3 more weeks of Salsa at City Hall!
Last week, we were back indoors with 2 workshops, 3 shows, and lots of social dancing! This week, we’re indoors once again – Craft Beer Week is taking up the Rink of Dreams, so come check out the brewers (please drink responsibly) and duck inside for some dancing! Ana and Jeff will teach a salsa workshop, DJs Abby and Chris are providing the music, and there will be yummy snacks from Royi Fruta Bar and Mr. Churritos! Bonus: we will have a hot dance show by Churun Meru once again!! Like the event’s Facebook page for all the details!

Connect with us!
On Twitter: @AzucarOttawa
On Instagram: @AzucarOttawa
On Facebook: /AzucarOttawa

smakk logoAzúcar! gift cards available on!
Give your loved ones the gift of dance – send them an Azúcar! gift card from Click, order, and have the card send directly to them, electronically or by mail!

This week’s events
For a list of other socials happening this week, check out Salsa à la carte.


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