January 2016 Newsletter

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Start 2016 with a new passion!!

Highlights

Let us celebrate the start of new year 2016 with a fun evening, with dancing and a midnight Champagne Toast on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at Salsa Mississippi Dance Studio. Let us celebrate the end of the holidays and being our weekly parties again!  This past year was filled with excitement, learning new dances, and above all, with new, happy friendships, and a feeling of dance community.

2015 in Review!

For the first time in Jackson, MS we conducted On2 dance classes and workshops. Now Jacksonians are On1 and On2 dancers!! We had multiple events and numerous workshops for the benefit of dance community.

June – On2 Dance with Fred Cheung
July – On2 Dance with Fred Cheung
July – Save the Rhino Charity Event
July – Workshop with Carlos Colon (Huntsville)
August – On2 Dance with Fred Cheung
August – Dancing with the Stars
August – Workshop with Sergio Zelaya (New Orleans)
September – Dr. Igor Iwanek, Think Salsa Music Classes
September – Yoga Workshop by Hamilton Walter
October – Latin Festival
October – Shawntel McQuarter New Class Series
October – Halloween Party
November – Workshop with Dr. Igor Iwanek (Advanced Musicality)
November – Workshop with Joe Spencer (Chicago)
December – Fondren Festival

UPCOMING  

Bachata class Thursdays at 7pm for the month of January with Shawntel McQuarter – Shawntel McQuarter will being a four week Bachata classes series starting January.   Bachata is sexy, stylish and it is lot of fun.  This class is designed for absolute beginners and will also benefit non beginners to refine their basic techniques and skills.

New Tai Chi class Mondays at 5pm with Richard Balestre – Richard Balestre will be teaching Tai Chi classes each Monday at 5pm starting January 4, 2016.

January 7 – Fondren First Thursday – Salsa Mississippi will be out on Duling Avenue with the dance floor set up and will do a ‘Salsa Performance’ in the evening. Dr. Igor Iwanek, an accomplished musician and composer from MIT will be teaching free Salsa lessons with live musical instruments.

Past Events

December 3 – Fondren First Thursday – Salsa Mississippi celebrated the year end fondren festival.

IMPORTANT! Don’t forget to come down to the Fondren District for Fondren’s First Thursday on January 7! Salsa Mississippi Dance Studio will do a Salsa Performance in the evening. Dr. Igor Iwanek, an accomplished musician and composer from MIT will be out there with live musical instruments. We invite everyone to come out and shake their groove thing with us! Please join us this month to dance the night away!

Looking forward to seeing you all at the studio and at the dance floor on Duling Avenue!

December Newsletter 2015

Salsa Mississippi is the place to be!!

Highlights

Salsa Mississippi wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and happy holidays!! Dance lesson is the perfect gift for the holiday season for someone special who always wanted to dance but needs a little encouragement. The dance studio is also available for rental for Christmas and holiday parties! Salsa Mississippi dance studio celebrated the holiday season with a thanksgiving party on November 28. Our dance team will take a break in December. We’ll be ready to start the new year with renewed energy and passion.   

UPCOMING  

December 3 – Fondren First Thursday Salsa Mississippi will be out once again on Duling Avenue with the dance floor set up and will do a ‘Salsa Performance’ in the evening.  Dr. Igor Iwanek, an accomplished musician and composer from MIT will be teaching free Salsa lessons with live musical instruments.

Past Events

November 14 – Joe Spencer Salsa workshop (On1 and On2) – Joe Spencer’s workshop was a great event with a huge turnout. Joe truly raised the bar for us! He taught us new and cool combinations, and, moves that we would love to show off on the dance floor. Our dancers were delighted to learn Chicago style Salsa with a flair! They’ll have the opportunity to practice and perfect them during our weekly classes and parties.     

November 7 – ThinkSalsaMusic, ‘Musicality and Advanced Musicality’ workshop with Dr. Igor IwanekThe Musicality workshop was greatly beneficial to all who express themselves through movement. This workshop was designed to help experienced dancers to better understand rhythm and music to enhance their dancing. Dr. Igor Iwanek, conducted the workshop with live musical instruments, Clave, Conga and Piano to facilitate learning.   

ALSO! Don’t forget to come down to the Fondren District for Fondren’s First Thursday on December 3! Salsa Mississippi Dance Studio will do a Salsa Performance in the evening. Dr. Igor Iwanek, an accomplished musician and composer from MIT will be out there with live musical instruments. We invite everyone to come out and shake their groove thing with us! Please join us this month to dance the night away!

Hoping to see you soon, at the studio and at the dance floor on Duling Avenue!

All at Salsa Mississippi Dance Studio wish you happy holidays!

Workshop with Joe Nov 14 2015

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Saturday November 14, 2015 3:30 pm – 6:30pm

Joe Spencer’s workshop – Chicago Style!! 

3:30p – Bachata
4:30p -“Nothing but Feet” footwork
5:30p- Salsa combination
Price $20 each, 2 for $35 or all for $45

Our very own prodigal son is returning! Joe Spencer began his Salsa dancing career at Salsa Mississippi. Joe is an accomplished Dancer and Choreographer. He currently leads a “Dance and Performance Team” in Chicago. Joe is making a special trip to Jackson to show us Chicago style Salsa. Please come and join us for the workshop!

Musicality Workshop 11/7

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Workshop Timing – November 7, 2015
Musicality                        –  1:00pm – 2:30pm – Session I
Advanced Musicality – 2:30pm – 4:00pm – Session II

Cost:
$35 – Advance (601-213-6355 ) email info@alsamississippi.com
$40 – On the day of the workshop (Both Sessions)
$25 – For Individual workshop (Individual Session)

‘Musicality and Advanced Musicality’ workshop – Dr. Igor Iwanek

A workshop for all who express themselves through movement. Dr. Igor Iwanek, musician and composer from MIT will make complicated Salsa rhythms feel simple and straightforward. Dr. Iwanek will conduct the workshop using live musical instruments, Clave, Conga and Piano to facilitate learning. Your understanding of the music you dance to will reach a new comfort level. You absolutely don’t want to miss this workshop.

 

 

November Newsletter 2015

SALSA MISSISSIPPI – ITS THE PLACE TO BE!

Highlights

Salsa Mississippi dance team performed a Salsa routine (See video) at the Latin Festival in Jackson on October 25. The Latin Festival was a cultural celebration and featured food, dance, music and lots of visitors from the State and other Countries. Nissan Motors was one of the main Sponsors of the Latin Festival and they also created promotional videos (See video) for the festival that featured Salsa Mississippi

We are already at the beginning of the holiday season, and we know how to celebrate with rhythm, music and laughter. In this newsletter you will see how we will celebrate, with new steps made easy for all of you, and with the joy of dancing.

Salsa Foundation class series began on October 6. ‘ThinkSalsaMusic’ class with Dr. Igor Iwanek concluded on Monday October 19.  The new series with Dr. Iwanek will be announced soon.   

UPCOMING  EVENTS

November 5 – Fondren First Thursday Salsa Mississippi will be out on Duling Avenue with the dance floor set up and will do a ‘Salsa Performance’ in the evening. Dr. Igor Iwanek, an accomplished musician and composer from MIT will be teaching FREE Salsa lessons with live musical instruments.

November 7 – ThinkSalsaMusic, ‘Musicality and Advanced Musicality’ workshop with Dr. Igor IwanekA workshop for all who express themselves through movement. Dr. Igor Iwanek, musician and composer from MIT will make complicated Salsa rhythms feel simple and straightforward. Dr. Iwanek will conduct the workshop using live musical instruments, Clave, Conga and Piano to facilitate learning. Your understanding of the music you dance to will reach a new comfort level. You absolutely don’t want to miss this workshop.

November 14 – Joe Spencer Salsa workshop (On1 and On2) – Our very own prodigal son is returning! Joe Spencer began his Salsa dancing career at Salsa Mississippi. Joe is an accomplished Dancer and Choreographer.  He currently leads a “Dance and Performance team” in Chicago. Joe is making a special trip to Jackson to show us Chicago style Salsa. Please come and join us for the workshop.   

PAST EVENTS

Salsa Mississippi School Teaching Program

This past month Salsa Mississippi has been teaching Salsa and Bachata at different Middle and High schools with Spanish Language Programs to the young minds, who are learning these dances effortlessly.

The Germantown High School Spanish Language Program invited Salsa Mississippi to teach Salsa and Bachata lessons to their students on October 16 and 23.

Crystal Springs Middle School invited Salsa Mississippi to teach a Salsa and Bachata lesson to their students on October 2 to celebrate the National Hispanic Heritage Month.

October 31 – Halloween PartySalsa Mississippi hosted a Halloween Party at the Dance Studio. Heavy rain in the Metro Jackson area did not prevent party enthusiasts from attending the party and showing off their creative and scary costumes! It was a fun and festive evening. Door prizes were given to the best dressed couple and the scariest costume.  

October 26  – Latin Fest –  The Latin Festival was a wonderful event showcasing Latin American culture, food, music and dancing. 

ALSO! Don’t forget to come down to the Fondren District for Fondren’s First Thursday on November 5! Salsa Mississippi Dance Studio will do a Salsa Performance in the evening. Dr. Igor Iwanek, an accomplished musician and composer from MIT will be out there with live musical instruments. We invite everyone to come out and shake their groove thing with us! Please join us this month to dance the night away!

Hoping to see you soon, at the studio and at the dance floor on Duling Avenue!