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A huge thank you to everyone that participated in our Latin dance day! Fun times! Thank you Lupita!!! & Blue Dolphin Marine Tours!!!

Salsa Group
L.A.D Studio – Latin Dance
Zumba Caliente Fraser Coast
Design House

Sat 30th May 2015 With Lupita, Ana & Jeanette!

Just do the workshop, or the cruise, or both, the Choice is yours!
HURRY email for payment details:

Salsa Workshop & Cruise May 2015 FINAL

What an Awesome turnout with well over 150 people at the Beach House Hotel!
A huge thank you to everyone that made the night a big success!!!!
Lupita with her awesome dance lessons & DJ skills, Jeanette from Design House for organising, marketing and running the event, the performers (links below, make sure you like their facebook pages), the venue, the friends, supporters and attendees!
What a fun high energy night!

Salsa Group
Zumba Caliente Fraser Coast
ZUMBA FRASER COAST – ZClub Dance Fitness
Diamond Dolls Burlesque Dancers – Hervey Bay
What’s On In Hervey Bay
Beach House Hotel Hervey Bay



Latin Dance Workshop!

Standard post by on May 5, 2014
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WORKSHOP – $50 for 4 hrs!!!!

Jorge will be here from the 18th of May and he will also be available for one-on-one lessons if anyone is interested…

The prices are: $60/hr/per person if the student goes to him…. or Jorge can go to their home for $80

Couples: $100/hr if they come to him or he can go to them for $130

Workshop May Lupita Jorge rgb

Latin Dance Performance Team!

Standard post by on January 16, 2014
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Expression of Interest:

TWO Positions Available, Lupita’s Latin Dance Performance Team!

The Latin Dance performance team will commence rehearsals at the end of this month. This year I have two spots available, so if you are interested, or know someone who might be, please contact me.

Here are a few requisites:

– Female dancer – Be at least 18 years old, or older – Some dance experience is required (the more the better) – Full commitment to practice every Wednesday afternoon from 5:15 to 6:15 pm – Practice hall is located in Maryborough CBD. – Lots of energy and drive to learn new moves!!!

For more info please email:

Latin Dance Party #13!

@ The Torquay Hotel!

FREE ENTRY: Sat 8th Feb 2014, 7 – 11pm
FREE: Zumba® + Salsa, Samba & Merengue Lesson
DRESS CODE: Cocktail / Sequins / Samba Theme!
Red, Black, Blue & Silver!
PRIZES: Best Dressed / Dance Comp
VENUE: Torquay Hotel 421 Esplanade, Torquay


Salsa Party February 2014

Salsa Party February 2


Latin Dance Party #12!

Standard post by on November 17, 2013
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Latin Dance Party #12!

@ The Torquay Hotel!



Standard post by on October 12, 2013
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I wish to advise that myself Jeanette Maynes on behalf of the Salsa Group WILL NOT be hosting anymore events at the Bayswater.

The new owner & management have made a decision to cancel future events without any consultation with myself or the Salsa Group & have decided to branch out & work with another dance company & have found another client to do the event, I have been notified via email correspondence.
It’s a shame to see the lack of loyalty & support from the new owner & management after hosting seven successful events drawing crowds of 200 – 300 people each time. It is also disappointing that they do not see value in my event or the support of the local Fraser Coast Latino Community, performers, instructors whom are all a very close nit group that have attended in the past.


I would like to profoundly thank everyone that has invested their time, money, energy, hot dance moves, awesome butt shaking & good will into these events; I personally do VALUE your hard efforts & continued support / loyalty.

I am excited to announce I have sourced two new professional venues & wish to advise a new fun element will be added taking the Awesomeness & Success of the party’s to the next level!

More info coming soon on our next ‘LATIN DANCE PARTY’, it’s time to really bring in the ‘WOW’ Factor!

Salsa Party Press Release

Dance Lessons Hervey Bay Update

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On Wednesday night I went to check out a local dance class and had a ball! While the instructor is alittle older and so were some of the members they all certainly knew their stuff! In my first lesson I learnt the basics of: Gypsy Tap, Pride Of Erin, Evening Three Step, Waltz, Cha Cha, Samba & Progressive Jive!!!

Mixing the dances up there was absolutely no room for boredom and everyone was so friendly!

Beginners Class is at 6:30pm at the Memorial Hall, Main St Pialba, Wednesday Nights and costs $9.

If you have not been before turn up at about 6pm and Col will run you through the basics before start of class.

Latin | Ballroom | New Vogue
Please Contact Col Ogilvie 07 4121 5103 or 0448 205 393


Latin Dance Party #10!

Standard post by on August 26, 2013
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Latin Dance Party #10!
Sat 24th August Bayswater!



Latin Workshop

Standard post by on November 15, 2011
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lupita-anaMonday 21st November:
Latin Workshop With The Fabulous ‘Mexicans’ Lupita And Ana!

Josie’s Dance Studio, 15 Driftwood Drive, Urangan. $10 Per Head.

8.15 Sharp:
For 90 Minutes Of Full On Latin Dance Tuition! All Welcome!

07 4128 8359
0407 569 011

Salsa Party # 8

Standard post by on November 13, 2011
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By Jeanette Maynes

This was by far the Biggest Salsa Party to date with at least 300+ people coming to the Bayswater.

The night started with a high energy Latin dance performance by Lupita, Ana & Rebecca from L.A.D Studio (Latin & Alternative Dance Studio) in Maryborough. The girls really got the crowd excited and lead us into a beginners Salsa lesson. This was then followed by some high energy Zumba enjoyed by all!

After we caught our breath it was time to watch the first ever Hervey Bay Burlesque dance performance by Fraser Coast Dance, the hottest new trend in town! The girls were sensational!

“You’ll shimmy, shake, bump, grind, wiggle, jiggle and twirl your way through the classic dance moves. Their classes are designed for adult non dancers or those coming back to dance. The majority of  Tonight’s performance group have never danced before!” …. I announced over the mike.

We then danced the night away till after 11.30pm with
DJ SParks who did a sensational job playing all the songs I had organised for the night to run smoothly!

A HUGE Thank you to all that helped pull off the AWESOME Latin Dance Party last night and  to all for your participation in every special way!

Make sure you join the Salsa Group Facebook Group to keep up on what’s going on.
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L.A.D Studio 2011 Dance Con

Standard post by on October 27, 2011
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L.A.D Studio is proud to present the 2011 Dance Concert, let us take you on a journey through the rhythmic beats of Salsa, then towards the toe tapping Tap Dancers and enchanted by the Lyrical styles of Contemporary Dance (Jazz/Ballet).

Desiree McGann ,Dance teacher for 10 years and  Choreographer of the ‘sold out’ successful Brolga production The Music Man & Wizard of Oz  along with  Lupita & Ana Skuse coordinators of Fraser Coast Council Gianne Abbott  and Latin Dance workshops   are excited to have  created anentertaining show with 100 dancers ranging in age from 3 to 40. This production will showcase the work of enthusiastic dancers in a variety of dance styles, to entertain the whole family.



Standard post by on September 9, 2011
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WANTED Latin Dance Instructor in Hervey Bay!


• Wanted Latin Dance Instructor to teach motived students of all ages in Hervey Bay once a week!

Do you have the talent and credentials because we certainly have the students ready and waiting!

Please email to express your interest ASAP!

• Do you have a Latin or Dance Event coming up on the Fraser Coast?

If so email the details and your poster to and it will be added to the website for you.

The Salsa Group website is donated and updated for FREE by Jeanette Maynes from Design House as a service to connect the Fraser Coast Latin & Dance Community in the hope to have some serious FUN!

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.

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