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Salsa dancing in Hervey Bay and on the Fraser Coast

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 …..

Salsa Party # 5

Standard post by on October 27, 2009
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Saturday night was the hugest Salsa Party to date with over 200 people dancing up a Salsa storm @ the Bayswater. 

The fun started at lunch time with Hervey Bay’s Jeanette Maynes from Design House and event manager of the Salsa Group parading the incredible Latin dance performers from Vida Latina Dance Co. along our Esplanade at Torquay promoting their upcoming performance; Latin Fantasy “Lolita’s Story’ creating quite a stir for tourists & motorists. This production will be staged at ZPAC Theatre, Scarness on the 18th & 19th of December 2009 with tickets on sale now at Mary Ryan’s Bookstore.

Design House is the major sponsor of the Salsa Group and is also sponsoring and providing advertising and media assistance to Latin Fantasy “Lolita’s Story’ & The Vida Latina Dance Co. “I feel the Fraser Coast needs more fun social alternative’s for all age groups and being able to attract such friendly and professional performers to our area through the Salsa Group and promote them utilising Design House is just an amazing opportunity”, says Jeanette.

The party started with some Latin music to put everyone in the mood, and led into a performance from local Latin dance students followed by a Salsa basics lesson with their instructor Taylor Harte from ‘I Harte Latin’ dance studio in Hervey Bay. 

Then the Vida Latina Dance Troupe really got the party pumping, interacting and dancing with attendee’s, many commenting on their down to earth attitude for such professional & talented performers. They held a male and female dance competition to win tickets to their performance In Dec, being quite hilarious especially the “Bum Shake” comp. Next the Vida Latina Ladies paraded in their petite feathered Samba costumes adding to the excitement of the crowd with several jaws dropping in admiration and photo’s being snapped. 

The party wrapped up close to midnight with a fun high energy night of socialising & dancing had by all …. The next Salsa ‘Christmas’ Party is on Sat Dec 19th at the Bayswater with the Vida Latina Dance Troupe attending again for their performance after party. 

A big Thank You to the Vida Latina Dance Troupe, I Harte Latin, the Bayswater Hotel, Design House, Fraser Coast Chronicle & the Salsa Group and all those who attended making these nights possible!!!!

Salsa Party # 4

Standard post by on July 20, 2009
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Another huge night of dancing was had at the Bayswater hotel on the Esplanade in Hervey Bay with over 170 people in attendance! The room was decked out with beautiful couches, red, black & silver helium balloons and a huge dance floor with plenty of room to move! 

Everyone was dressed to impress!

The night started with some Latin music to get us in the mood, and then led into a Salsa basics lesson with over 50 people participating with instructor Taylor Harte from ‘I Harte Latin’ dance studio in Hervey Bay.

We then went into a night of dancing to many popular Latin tunes also enjoying free tapas and nibbles on the bar courtesy of the Bayswater.

A big thank you goes out to the Bayswater Hotel, for their professionalism, use of their venue and DJ, assistance with the advertising, the setup of the room and helium balloons and supply of tapas for the guests.

Thank you to all that attended, without your support these nights would not be such a success. Thank you also to Taylor Harte for instructing the Free Salsa Lesson.

The feedback has been extremely positive with many commenting they had a ball and would like to learn more and can’t wait for the next party!
Hopefully this is the start of many more……

 

 

Salsa Party # 3

Standard post by on May 3, 2009
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Dear Lenny & Mio, Thank you for such a fun, action packed night! Your performances, Zouk lesson and the way you worked the crowd was sensational!!! Thanks for making our Salsa Party so special and please come back to Hervey Bay soon to dance with all your new friends! The professionalism of your company and performances is to be commended.

Once again the Deck Restaurant was packed for another huge night of Salsa dancing!!

We started the night with some drinks and our buffet dinner then the dancing began with two performances by Lenny and Mio from the Vida Latina Dance Gym in Brisbane. The performances and acrobatic lifts were sensational and absolutely captivating. Such a professional performance has not been seen in Hervey Bay before!

Following this we all hit the dance floor to participate in a Zouk lesson with Lenny & Mio. Most had not done this dance before so it was great to learn something new.

Our lucky door prizes included first prize being a $50 Seafood Meal voucher at the Deck Restaurant, second prize being a $50 dance voucher for I Harte Latin dance classes in Hervey Bay followed by two bottles of wine and lastly a dance with Lenny won by Carol from the Latino group!!!

Lenny & Mio took the time to talk and dance with most of the attendees making the night so much more interactive and personalised plus Mio led and taught us some fun new dance moves and steps.

Thanks to Mick Kruger our Fraser Coast Regional Mayor for attending and joinging in the FUN, your support is always appreciated!

The night wrapped up just before midnight with everyone going home thoroughly exhausted again!

Please go to the Gallery to see more images.

A Big thank you to: 
1.    To all who attended, without your support the night would not have been such a success and so much FUN!
2.    The
Vida Latina Dance Gym for the fantastic performance and dance lesson. Thank you so much Lenny & Mio!
3.    The Deck Restaurant for a superb venue, delicious buffet, lucky door prize & bottles of wine, sensational service and room presentation. Especially Nada, Z, Dom & Di plus all the members of their professional team!
4.    Fraser Coast Sound and Lighting for the excellent DJ & sound system. Thanks heaps Tony!
5.   Taylor Harte from I Harte Latin Dance Studio for the Lucky door prize of a $50 dance voucher.
6.   
The Fraser Coast Chronicle for their editorial support. Thank you Kerrie!   
7.    Jeanette Maynes, Salsa Group and Design House for the overall organisation, website, advertising and marketing of the event and Salsa Group. 

Salsa Party # 2

Standard post by on October 26, 2008
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By Jeanette Maynes

Once again the Deck Restaurant was packed for another huge night of Salsa dancing!! Dance enthusiasts came from everywhere; Sunshine Coast, Bundaberg, Maryborough, Gold Coast and of course Hervey Bay!

We started the night of with some drinks and our buffet dinner then the dancing began with a performance by Lupita and Wendy from the Latin and Alternative Dance Studio in Maryborough. The ladies went off and their timing was spot on, I was exhausted just watching by the end of the performance. This coming Saturday the 1st of November the group is having their end of year performance if anyone is keen to see more high energy dancing!

The performance was followed by the lucky door prizes. First prize being a 3 month membership to Otto’s Fitness World was won by Ruth a member of the Fraser Coast Latino Group. Second prize of a $50 Seafood Meal voucher at the Deck Restaurant was won by Jennifer.

The dance class then began with the dance floor over flowing as we ran through the basic salsa moves in a very high energy lesson with Lupita. There was much laughter especially as we tried to step from side to side and shake our shoulders at the same time, many of us stating we must look pretty uncoordinated trying to do this saucy move!

Later on in the night we had a surprise announcement for Jose, President of the Fraser Coast Latino Group who was having his birthday. His members brought along a cake and Ruth led everyone as we sang ‘Happy Birthday’. It was lovely to celebrate Jose’s birthday with him.

Bob Campbell from the Latino Group brought along his conga and bongo drums and was absolutely sensational! He really set the mood and I was amazed at his skill with all the different beats. Even Dom and Di couldn’t resist banging out some tunes!

The dancing went till late and it was fantastic to be able to watch the experienced dancers from the Sunshine Coast and Bundaberg with their professional Salsa and Merengue moves on the dance floor plus Lupita and Anna with their husbands from Maryborough. The Fraser Coast Latino Group also took over the dance floor with Jose at one stage leading a congo line through the restaurant and it finishing with everyone doing limbo under a broom!!!

Thank you to the Deck for letting us have so much unrestricted FUN!
I can’t wait to see everyone again at the next Salsa Party!

Please feel free to email me with any positive or negative feedback from the night or for the next party… info@salsagroup.com.au

To see more images please click here or go to the gallery.

A Big thank you to: 
1.    To all who attended, without your support the night would not have been such a success and so much FUN, especially those who had travelled from the Sunshine Coast, Bundaberg, Maryborough and Gold Coast!!!
2.    The Maryborough Latin and Alternative Dance Club for the fantastic performance and dance lesson. Thank you so much Lupita & Wendy!
3.    The Deck Restaurant for a superb venue, delicious buffet, lucky door prize, sensational service and room presentation. Especially Nada, Z, Dom & Di plus all the members of their professional team!
4.    Fraser Coast Sound and Lighting for the DJ and excellent sound system. Thanks heaps Tony!
5.    Otto’s Fitness World for the donation of a 3 month gym membership for a lucky door prize. Thanks Dan that was very kind!
6.     The Independent Newspaper for their editorial support. Thank you Ben!
7.    The Fraser Coast Chronicle for their editorial support. Thank you Toni!   
8.    Bob Campbell for his amazing drumming on the night to create the right atmosphere! Thank you so much Bob!
9.    Ben May from Design House for the photography on the night and website support and maintenance. Thanks Ben!
10.  Naomi Wood and Anna for their professional PR work leading up to the event. Thanks Naomi and Anna!
11.  Jeanette Maynes, Salsa Group and Design House for the overall organisation, website, advertising and marketing of the event and Salsa Group.

Hervey Bay’s 1st Ever Salsa Party!

Standard post by on September 1, 2008
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By Jeanette Maynes

Wow, what a Big Night of dancing was had at Hervey Bay’s 1st ever Salsa Party at the Deck Restaurant.

The evening was attended by 120 Latin dance enthusiasts and those who were curious to learn as to what Salsa dance is all about. The bling, sequins and sparkles were on show as the crowd was dressed in their finest! Table clothes were out and the room precisely planned for maximum mingling, social interaction and dance floor participation.

The night commenced with a delicious buffet dinner and an exciting dance performance from the Maryborough Latin and Alternative Dance Club. The 16 performers did an amazing routine, keeping in time with their fun Latin movements and thoroughly showcased the skills learnt from their experienced teachers Lupita and Desiree.

After dinner international dance instructor Rico from Rico’s Salsa Club started a dance lesson and the dance floor was instantly packed with all aspiring to perfect the moves and keep in time. Fraser Coast Mayor Mick Kruger was a quick learner and has no problems mastering the moves along with the many others who braved the dance floor!

The Mayor then officially opened the Salsa Group and the 1st Salsa Party presenting a plaque and commenting on how much fun it is to have a different social option on the Fraser Coast.

Lilly and John who won the FREE tickets given away in The Independent Newspaper commented on what a wonderful time they had and were also spotted on the dance floor. They were visiting Hervey Bay from Boort in Victoria and it was their 28th anniversary on the night!

Rico kept everyone partying well up to midnight! I’m sure the Maryborough dance ladies would have danced till dawn if Rico didn’t stop the music! These ladies are dancing machines and demonstrated what Salsa Parties are all about – FUN, SOCIALISING and DANCING!!!!

I can’t wait to see everyone again at the next Salsa Party!

Please feel free to email me with any positive or negative feedback from the night or for the next party… info@salsagroup.com.au

To see more images please click here or go to the gallery.

A Big thank you to:

1. To all who attended, without your support the night would not have been such a success and so much FUN!

2. Rico’s Salsa Club for the fantastic music, dance lessons and entertainment on the night. Thank you so much Rico!

3. The Deck Restaurant for a superb venue, delicious buffet, sensational service and room presentation. Especially Nada and Dom plus all the members of their professional team!

4. The Independent Newspaper for their editorial support of the community event. Thank you Ben!

5. Mantra Hervey Bay for the donation of rooms and discount offered to those attending the Salsa Party. Thank you Nicole!

6. The Maryborough Latin and Alternative Dance Club for their professional performance and the atmosphere they created throughout the night. Thank you Lupita, Anna, Desiree and the team!

7. Mick Kruger the Fraser Coast Mayor for your attendance and support! Thanks heaps Mick!

8. Ben May from Design House for your photography on the night and website support and maintenance. Thanks Ben!

9. Naomi Wood for her professional PR work leading up to the event and especially on the night. Thanks Naomi!

10.Jeanette Maynes, Salsa Group and Design House for the overall organisation, website, advertising and marketing of the event and Salsa Group.