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Hervey Bay Fire Twirling

Standard post by on July 12, 2011

fire-twirlingHey Hey guys!


Sunday Nights from about 6pm down next to the Sea Front Oval, Pialba.

There’s fire, fun, music and is a great night out for all, so please come down and have some fun!”

Join the Facebook Group to know what’s on!


Burlesque Dance Classes

Standard post by on April 6, 2011
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Hervey Bay

fraser-coast-dance  zumba

Burlesque Showgirl & Licensed Zumba® Fitness Instructor
Tuesday & Thursday evenings
6.30pm – 8pm
P: 0429 662 736
Classes Starting from 28th March 2011

Strictly Females Only. 18years +

These classes are an introduction to burlesque dance,  the hottest trend in town…Think Las Vegas and Moulin Rouge blended with the Burlesque Showgirl and that’s what you will learn.

These classes will bring out the Glamorous Showgirl in you… Learn how to be a Diva! – how to walk and dance in heels and how to exude confidence and sex appeal!

You’ll shimmy, shake, undulate, bump, grind, wiggle, jiggle, twirl and swirl your way through the classic burlesque moves.

Not only will you walk away with a few new moves, but this is also a great workout to help tone hips, bums and thighs!

Wanting to know what kind of dance you will learn in these classes? Clcik on the following links:


Credits: Nekyia dancers are Kristina Canizares, Kat Kresch, Leah Gonzalez, & Shannon Gaines. Music by Scott Sterling.

December 4th was a fantastic night with over 100 people attending. The band ‘Sweet on You’ played  beautiful music all night , and the patrons danced the night away.  


By Jeanette Maynes

Last Wednesday I went to Casablanca’s in Brisbane for the CASA DE SALSA END OF YEAR BLITZ Party… bringing 2010 to a close with a night of industrial strength SALSA, ZOUK + BACHATA, with a Free Salsa class 8.20-9, taught to us by the lovely Georgia: SOCIAL DANCING was from 9 – LATE, with some of the hottest tracks this side of Puerto Rico…!

My friend and I had a ball!

WHAT’S ON BRISBANE:  At CASA DE SALSA FACEBOOK GROUP you can get notifications of Brisbane mid week parties – CDS has a pretty big following (1000 plus).
They have parties on alternate Wednesdays at Casablanca (to keep it fresh)

The classes start on Monday 10th of January at St. Paul’s Memorial Hall on the corner of Ellena and Adelaide Street, Maryborough. 

Class starts at 6:30 to 7:30

Cost $10

“Bring a friend for free!” Yes!   
Pay $10 and your friend is free… or just bring a friend and each will pay $5!

If people have any questions about the classes please call or email Lupita & Ana.
They are more than happy to have a chat and help out with anything.

0431 227 324




Zumba® @ the Pier

Standard post by on June 28, 2010
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By Jeanette

Yesterday I went down to the Jazz and Blues festival at the Pier in Hervey Bay to catch up with Enrique who was doing a Free Zumba® demo. We had an awesome 45 minute high energy workout with Enrique and guest Zumba® instructor from the Sunshine Coast, Celestia Spong.

Classes on the Fraser Coast can be found here

Salsa Party # 7

Standard post by on June 11, 2010
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A fun time was had at our Latin Dance and Zumba Fitness Party at the Beach House Hotel.

Once again the room was packed and we enjoyed a fantastic performance from the dancers at Latin & Alternative Dance studio in Maryborough, then we all participated in a Latin class with their instructor Lupita and a Zumba class with Enrique!

Zumba® 500

Standard post by on April 22, 2010
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Was so much fun!

A big thank you to Enrique for his awesome 2 hour lesson.
We had a fantastic turn out with Zumba® enthusiasts of all ages and sizes completing the full two hours!!!

Also thank you to all who attended and sponsored this FUN event!
I can’t wait for the next one!

Zumba® 500, is tomorrow!

Standard post by on April 16, 2010
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Jeanette Maynes wants to shake up the idea of setting a Queensland record with Fraser Coast Zumba® enthusiasts.

And if you’re not hooked yet, she says it won’t take long.

The owner of Design House in Hervey Bay and organiser of the popular Salsa Group, has teamed up with dance enthusiast Enrique Salomao for a fun two-hour Zumba 500 workout at the Great Hall, Beach Rd Pialba, this Saturday, April 17.

“We are aiming to get 500 people on Saturday.  But that’s just the start,” she said.

Ms Maynes says Zumba® 500 isn’t just for fitness gurus; just about anyone can come along and give it a go, male or female.

“There is no room to feel uncomfortable.  You just go at your own pace. Everyone is too busy getting their own groove on to look at you” she said.

“It’s for all shapes and all ages.  They’re people in their 60s and 70s that come along to Zumba® and can certainly keep up.”

“For that whole lesson I’m getting a huge maximum workout. It’s so much fun, and you feel awesome for the rest of the day.”

The party starts with registration at 9.30am at a cost of $15. The event runs from 10am to noon.

Make sure you dress in comfortable and sporty clothing. Children welcome.

Zumba® in the Park!

Standard post by on April 12, 2010
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By Jeanette Maynes 

What an awesome morning of fun was had with ‘Zumba® in the Park’ at Scarness foreshore in Hervey Bay. Over 80 people enjoyed the outdoor exercise. This was a FREE event for the Fraser Coast Community with:

The Fraser Coast Regional Council kindly donating the stage, electricity and park permit for free

I have designed the artwork and organized the event for FREE – Design House

Sea FM Radio for doing a fantastic free plug

Enrique instructing the ZUMBA® class for free

Salsa Group promoting the event for FREE


A big thank you to all who assisted and those who attended. 


Salsa Party # 6

Standard post by on March 30, 2010
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On March 20th it was another absolutely huge night at the Bayswater Hotel with over 250 people attending the ‘Latin Dance & Fitness Party’.

The party featured a FREE beginners Cha Cha class run by Taylor of ‘I Harte Latin’ in Hervey Bay and a Cha Cha performance by her students; a high energy beginners Salsa class by Lupita of ‘Latin and Alternative Dance Studio” in Maryborough; and & Zumba Fitness lesson by Enrique who instructs in both Hervey Bay & Maryborough.
Thank you to all the instructors for your awesome classes that really got the crowd moving!!!!

A big thank you to the Bayswater plus our media sponsors; Design House, The Fraser Coast Chronicle and Sea FM Radio! These parties would not be a success without your kind assistance and support!

Plus a big thank you to all those who attended, participated and had a fantastic time!
We can’t wait for the next PARTY so thank you for your SUPPORT!

Cha Cha Routine

Standard post by on March 21, 2010
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Performance by ‘I Harte Latin’ Dancers last night at the Latin Dance & Fitness Party at the Bayswater Hotel. It was only our second ever performance ….

If you would like to learn Latin Dance please come along, all welcome and no partner required …..


Standard post by on March 9, 2010
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Described as “One of the most important surf movies of our times” and YOU have the opportunity to come along and see it on the big screen. “Somewhere Near Tapachula” is a truly inspiring story of love, life and hope. Set in Tapachula, Mexico, this film follows the stories of 54 children from lives of poverty, trauma and abuse, and their journey to Mission Mexico, a children’s refuge founded by Australian couple Pam and Alan Skuse.

It also focuses on the unique surf community that they have pioneered in Tapachula, a coastal city with no other wave riders. The surfing experience has had a phenomenal impact on the children, creating an escape from their unimaginable pasts.

“Somewhere Near Tapachula” will challenge you with the important things in life and open your eyes to the power of riding waves, wether you are a surfer or not.

The film recently won the People’s choice award at Yallingup Surfilm Festival in W.A. It has also featured in the latest edition of Surfing World Australia and this week’s copy of Grazia Magazine. “Somewhere Near Tapachula” has also been nominated for the “Heart of Gold Award” in the International Film Festival held in Gympie this month.

You can check out the teaser trailer on

This is going to be a fantastic night with live entertainment, art show, prizes and giveaways, Q&A with the director and producer and one of the stars from the film. 100% of profits go to Mission Mexico Children’s Refuge.

Maryborough Town Hall, Friday 19th March.

Adults $ 15
Concession $ 10
 Family $ 40 (2 Adults, 2 Children).

Doors open: 6:45 pm
Tickets available by calling the numbers below or online at

For further information please contact:
Rachel 0424 190 494
Ana 0431 227 324
Lupita 0403 797 723


9:30- 12:00 March 13th  2010

Orientale routine to “Raks Verona” 7 mins

This routine is full of wonderful, rich dance combinations.  It encompasses many different styles in the one routine.  The morning workshop will cover a beautiful veil entrance that could be used on its own or with the dance.  Then we add a little bit of taxim and to finish off the morning followed by a fun and challenging saiidi routine.

1:00p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

We will continue the routine in the afternoon by refreshing what we learnt in the morning and then go into the next segment: the khaleegy, which is a dance originally from the gulf.  The routine will then move into a cute little accented sequence and then conclude with the combination learnt at the beginning of the day!

This routine is absolutely fabulous as a solo or as a troupe dance!


369:30a.m.-12:00 March 14th

Salsa /Belly Dance!  5 mins

Ladies you will need your flat dance shoes for this one or even better a heel is preferred for some sexy salsa dancing!!!!!

This workshop is cute, sexy, fun and cheeky and has elements of the jazz style in it.  In the morning we will work on the technique:- the foundations and the combinations of Salsa.  Most of this time will be spent learning how to dance in high heels and how Latin dance feels in the body (as it is quite different to belly dance).  This routine has elements of both.  There will be lots of dance drills and repetition in the morning.

1:00- 3:30p.m. March 14th

The afternoon workshop time will be spent putting it all together in a fun and vibrant little choreography!

Please wear red and black and a red flower in your hair for this workshop.  It is important to be in character and have lots of fun and giggles to execute the real style and feel of the Latin dancer!

***Melissa will have all the music used in the workshops available for purchase as well as a DVD with the routines on it.***


Friday night March 12th  ** Note different venue for this function

6:30 till 9:00 p.m.

We will kick the weekend off with this special evening to meet, dance and share.  All workshops participants are invited to dance and share their talents and skills.  We will also be treated to an outstanding performance by Melissa who will wow us with some of the dances for the weekend plus some extra surprises.  If you have not seen this fabulous dancer perform then you are in for a real treat!! 

It will be a casual blackboard affair so just bring your music on the night.

There will be lots of time to get to know Melissa before the workshops start so be sure you do not miss this very special social evening.

We ask everyone to bring a plate of food to share for early supper and your own drinks.  There are kitchen and fridge facilities in the hall. 


 All workshops will be held at the Maryborough Senior Citizen’s Hall Alice St. Maryborough.  This hall backs onto Station Square the main shopping centre so there are plenty of places to go for lunch each day.

At the Macdonalds and Hungry Jack’s lights intersection turn towards the main business centre and the Hall is on the left just after MacDonalds.  Look for balloons.  If you get to Do Lots you’ve gone too far! 


The venue for Friday night is Tiaro Memorial Hall in Tiaro which is 20kms south of Maryborough on the Bruce Highway. 


Saturday– Veil, water, Stick or cane

Sunday-  Shoes- flat or heeled, Red rose for hair, Red and black clothes

Please call Helene on 0427757546 or 41296306 ( )

for any information or queries.  Accommodation information available on request.  There are many motels walking distance from the venues.  See you there for another wonderful weekend of fun and learning in our region!

LAD Studio ‘End of Year Performance’ at the Brolga Theatre in Maryborough was huge with 470+ people coming through the door!!! All the performers looked sensational!