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SALSA

Salsa is the most popular of all Latin Dances Styles!!! Salsa refers to a style of music and dance which has its origins in the Caribbean and South America, but now has developed all over the world.  Salsa music and dance has become an international phenomenon which is taking the world by storm! Cuban Casino style of Salsa, is the style we teach in our studio, has it’s origin in Cuba. Rueda de Casino as part of Cuban Salsa is a group dance where pairs of dancers form a circle, with dance moves called out by one person The Caller. The moves and the cheerful music makes your feet each to dance and just have fun.


 

BACHATA

Bachata is a style of dance that originated in the Dominican Republic and is known for its fun & sexy style and easy to learn steps. Bachata music can be distinguished by its particular guitar riff or sound which is prominent in all Bachata songs. Bachata now is danced all over the world. As all dances Bachata has evolved and few different styles have emerged from that, but they all share the same basic step.  In partnering, the lead can decide whether to perform in open, semi close or close position. In our classes we teach a traditional Bachata that was develop in Europe, also you will learn the basics of  Dominican Bachata and we offer now classes in Sensual Bachata by Korke and Judit .


 

Brazilian ZOUK 

Brazilian Zouk evolved from a Brazilian dance called Lambada. Zouk is both a style of music and a dance that has its origin in the French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. The term “Zouk” literally means “party” in Creole language. The music is characterized by a slow rhythm and a heart-beat like deep base line. Today it is often remixed with R&B, Pop, Oriental and Electronic music.  Around the mid-90s was further developed by Jaime Arôxa, Adilio Porto and Renata Peçanha in Brazil. Different from Salsa who is led with the hands, Brazilian Zouk can be led by various parts of the body. It’s modern, sensual and sexy with  contemporary  moves and beat you can’t resist.


 

SALSA in Wellington

Bachata Wellington

Brazilian Zouk

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About us - Dance Make us Family

Welcome to Salsa Therapy Dance School Wellington. Our school have been promoting the Latin culture and dance for the last 12 years. We know how to teach the syllabus in a fun and easy way so you can build your confidence on the dance floor and become an amazing social dancer in no time. Our classes are friendly with high energy and fun incorporated into the serious business of Dancing. Get your Latin fix and recharge with a great vibe from the Latin music and dance.

What our client's say:

Went to my first ever class of Bachata, Salsa as Brazilian Zouk . Thought I was not going to get anything but the 3 teachers were just amazing! Kept the energy and fun going the whole time! So worth it! Perekorangi Herewini-Te Awa – Nov 2016

Awesome fun teachers! Will be coming back to learn Zouk. A+
Joseph Drodroveivali – Dec 2016

True to its name, this is my therapy. This is my happy place ♥
Bee Tuviera  – Feb 2015

Salsa Therapy is the best place to learn salsa in Wellington! I completed beginners & improvers classes with them and totally recommend!
Juan Pablo Lampe  – VFX Artist  2012

CLASS TIMETABLES

Term 5 : 12 th Aug – 23rd Sep  7 weeks
Days: Mondays
Time: 8:00 – 9:00 pm –  studio 3
Venue: L2, 39 Dixon street
Payment option: Early bird offer is $95 per person for 7 weeks ( regular price $112), Students pay $75
If you wish to prepay via the Internet please do so before 23rd Aug ’19. Contact us for bank account details
Conditions apply …… No Refund unless serious illness or injury occurs and you won’t be able to continue with the classes. Special Offer two styles in one week eg.  Salsa + Bachata for $180

Term 5 : 12 th Aug – 23rd Sep  7 weeks
Days: Mondays
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Venue: L2, 39 Dixon street
Payment option: Early bird offer is $95 per person for 7 weeks ( regular price $112), Students pay $75
If you wish to prepay via the Internet please do so before 23th Aug’19. Contact us for bank account details
Conditions apply …… No Refund unless serious illness or injury occurs and you won’t be able to continue with the classes. Special Offer two styles in one week eg.  Salsa + Bachata for $180

Term 5 : 12 th Aug – 23rd Sep  7 weeks
Days: Mondays
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Venue: L2, 39 Dixon street
Payment option: Early bird offer is $95 per person for 7 weeks ( regular price $112),
Students pay $75. If you wish to prepay via the Internet please do so before 23rd Aug ’19. Contact us for bank account details
Conditions apply …… No Refund unless serious illness or injury occurs and you won’t be able to continue with the classes. Special Offer two styles in one week eg.  Salsa + Bachata for $180

Term 5: 15th Aug – 25th Sep  7 weeks
Days: Thursdays
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Venue: L2  39 Dixon Street
Special Offer: 7 weeks for only $95
Please prepay before 23rd Aug (regular price is $112) Students discount with valid ID is $75 .
Condition apply NO refunds unless serious injury or sickness occurs and you can’t continue with the classes. Casual payment of $16 p/p and Vouchers of 5 and 10 trip classes are available at the studio.
Two style in one night eg. Bachata + Salsa or Zouk = $180 for Term 5

Term 5: 15th Aug – 25th Sep  7 weeks
Days: Thursdays
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Venue: L2  39 Dixon Street
Special Offer: 7 weeks for only $95
Please prepay before 23rd Aug ’19 (regular price is $112) Students discount with valid ID is $75 .
Condition apply NO refunds unless serious injury or sickness occurs and you can’t continue with the classes. Casual payment of $16 p/p and Vouchers of 5 and 10 trip classes are available at the studio.

Term 5: 15th Aug – 25th Sep  7 weeks
Days: Thursdays
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Venue: L2  39 Dixon Street  – Studio 3
Special Offer: 7 weeks for only $95
Please prepay before 23rd Aug (regular price is $112) Students discount with valid ID is $75 .
Condition apply NO refunds unless serious injury or sickness occurs and you can’t continue with the classes. Casual payment of $16 p/p and Vouchers of 5 and 10 trip classes are available at the studio.
Two style in one night eg. Bachata + Salsa or Zouk = $180 for Term 5

Term 5 : 12 th Aug – 23rd Sep  7 weeks
Days: Mondays
Time: 8 – 9 pm
Venue: L2, 39 Dixon street
Cost: $16 Casual or $10 Students discount with valid ID. Concession card 5 trip for $70 or 10 trip for $130

Term 5: 15th Aug – 25th Sep  7 weeks
Days: Thursdays
Time: 8 – 9 pm
Venue: L2 , 39 Dixon street
Cost: $16 Casual or $10 Students discount with valid ID. Concession card 5 trip for $70 or 10 trip for $130. Email us for Special Early bird deal for this style.

We run small groups and private classes in Whitby, Porirua by demand

Have you try dancing before? How about give it a go before you commit

Now you can just get your FREE CLASS PASS and join us Salsa, Bachata or Brazilian Zouk

Pricing

We have new Beginners Salsa, Bachata or ZOUK classes starting every 7  or 14 weeks.

  • Casual Salsa/Zouk or Bachata classes – Adults – 60 Min class
    $16/class adult and $12/ class student with valid ID
  • Concession cards for 5 classes $70 for 10 classes $140
    Cards are valid for 3 – 6 months from the date of issue
  • Two dance styles in one night casual $25
  • We have also special deals if you want to prepay in the first 2 weeks of each TERM – get 15% for one style; 20% for two styles conditions apply  no refunds unless serious illness occurs. Contact us for details of this deals.

Private lessons: Start from $80 per person or $100 per couple (per 1 hour Including venue hire) We have special prices for people who are interested in regular private lesson. Please contact us for more details.
Group private lesson up to 4 people $100 (per 1 hour excluding venue hire).
Contact us for Large groups one off private, Hen’s parties or Corporate function as we have a special rate.  

Payment options: Cash on the day; Direct credit

Venue Details:  Monday,  Wednesday and Thursday  Classes (Salsa/Bachata and ZOUK ) .
Our NEW venue  L2, 39 Dixon St. Wellington.  Name of the studio ABCD ANYBODY CAN DANCE

Workshops

Day: TBC
Time: TBC
 Venue: L2, 39 Dixon st.
Cost: TBC

Join us for Salsa Beg. Crash course . We know how busy life can be, so we have designed this Salsa Beginners crash course just for you. Get the most important syllables, all basic steps, and moves in just 2.5 hours.
Let us help you fast forward your dancing skills and you will be dancing Salsa in no time.

Day: 12th Oct
Time:
11am – 12.30pm  –  Tony’s Signature Social Partnerwork (include 20 min Free Practice to music)
12.30pm – 2pm  – Cool footwork for Ladies & Men and applying them in the connected position.(include 20 min Free Practice to music)

Venue: Toi Poneke Wellington Arts Center – 61 Abel Smith St.

Improver and above level. Salsa Therapy is proud to bring to you the one and only Tony Lara and Tiffany Amber. Get your Bachata to the next level and learn from one of the first Bachata teachers and promoters in Europe and Australia 🙂

💳💵Pay in advance by Thursday 10th Oct to save💵💳:

x1 Workshop $35 ($50 Party/Show Included)
x2 Workshops $55 ( $65 Party/Show Included)
x3 Workshops $70 (Party night FREE!)

Paid at the door cash or there will be online option but NO Efpost:
x1 Workshop $45 ( $60 Party/Show Included)
x2 Workshops $60 ( $75 Party/Show Included)
x3 Workshops $75 (Party night FREE!)

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT
>> 5 EASY STEPS <<
1. Choose an option from above (Party Pass or Workshops or Both)
2. Bank transfer to: 01-1823-0012007-46
3. Account name: Liliya de Castro
4. Reference put YOUR NAME + 12 BDay
5. Email: lily@salsatherapy.co.nz with – Your name and what workshops u have paid for as we will try balance the numbers

Day: 13th Oct
Time: 11am – 12.30pm   – Mastering Isolation Leads & Follow
( include 20 min Free Practice to music )

Venue: Toi Poneke Wellington Arts Centre – 61 Abel Smith st.

Open level for all Bachata lovers those workshops are must. Book your spot now email lily@salsatherapy.co.nz

Events

We run Salsa Latin Party every month

🌴📻 SALSA LATIN PARTY 21st Sep @ 9pm

Join us for a great night out with lots of music and dance. FREE SALSA/LATIN Lesson at 9pm

Entry Fee: $12

>>>>>SALSA THERAPY 12th Birthday Latin Party and Show<<<<<

12th Oct at 8.30pm till late – Party pass $20

Prebook your pass before 5th of Oct to not miss out on a great performances and party with us

Our Party Venue : Thistle Hall – Cnr Cuba & Arthur Streets, Wellington

Wedding dance Lesson: Add a touch of a magic to your first dance together as Mr. & Mrs.

Wedding Special Offer 10% OFF your 8 class pack if you book before 15th December. Call us to book a consultation. 

Watch one of our latest couples, Craig and Rachel, dancing Dirty Dancing time of my life” Learning to dance with Lily, our dance teacher and choreographer, is easy and it is a lot of fun. No Dance experience needed. The dance can be tailored to suit your style, song or wedding theme. We know how much stress organizing a wedding is, so the choreographs are easy to remember. Email us for a quote or look for a special deal at the wedding shops in Wellington. Corporate Events, Hen parties, Private lessons and Team building are all available, just send us an email or call/text for a quote.

Michael and Jenna Sabiston FEB 2015
Thank you so much for all your patience and immerse skill in getting us from not being able to dance without falling over each other to the beautiful dance we were able to share on our wedding day. Seriously we had no idea what we were capable of, but it’s all down to how great teacher you are.

Tim and Ellane – October 2012
Working with Lily on our wedding dance was a pure pleasure. Her talent and passion for salsa made us motivated, her charisma made learning fun, and as a teacher, her patience is a true virtue. We only had a handful of lessons but in that short time Lily was able to teach us the basics of Salsa, some slightly more tricky steps and construct our own personalised routine. Thank you Lily for giving us a surprise first dance that all our guests will remember!
Rachael and Todd – March 2012
After watching many ‘Best Wedding First Dance Ever!’ , my fiance and I decided we wanted to make our wedding first dance special too, and really surprise our friends and family. We choose the final dance from the movie Dirty Dancing. Neither of us had any dancing experience at all. We found Lilia de Castro from Salsa Therapy and were at once put at ease by her enthusiasm and her belief right from the beginning that we could do it! Lily is simply an amazing and highly skilled teacher (patient too!). In just three months, we went from complete beginners to reaching our goal.
We totally recommend Lily – learning from her has been an absolute pleasure.

Team Members

We are here to help you grow and develop your dancing skills!

Lilia De Castro

Lilia De Castro

Owner - Senior Teacher

Lily started dancing and performing from the age of 8. Her experience through the years includes: jaz balet, ballroom, Bulgarian folklore and Salsa, Bachata, Zouk-Lambada, Reggaeton Kizomba. Her passion for dance brought her to the magic of Latin Dance. She says “When I start dancing salsa in 1999 I didn’t know that this is Salsa, just my body start moving with the rhythms”. Since then she learnt Salsa Cuban Casino style with various famous Cuban instructors in her home town Sofia, Spain and USA. She also had learnt and continued her training from a range of world best instructors and performers in Salsa, Zouk–Lambada, Bachata, Kizomba etc. Instructors like Oliver Pineda, Adrian Medina, Kadu & Larissa, Daniela and Alex de Carvalho etc. In 2005 she moved to New Zealand. Since then she has been teaching Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Zouk Lambada in Wellington and has also performed many times in different public and private events and Salsa Congresses in Wellington. Lily is the founder and owner of Salsa Therapy Dance School since 2007.

Adam Polaczuk

Adam Polaczuk

Instructor

He began dancing the fun style of Cuban Salsa in 2007, then fell in love with and began dancing the passionate and flowing Brazilian Zouk Lambada in 2010. Also to compliment these styles he has a keen interest in dancing the beautiful Bachata and funky Samba de Gafieira. Adam has learnt from a diverse range of the world’s best Zouk Lambada teachers, both in New Zealand and abroad. They include Kadu and Larissa, Allison and Audrey, William and Paloma, Lidio and Monique, Adilio, Alex and Daniela, Renata and Jorge and more. Adam is also involved in ethnic Polish folk dancing and is heavily involved in keeping this tradition alive. He has been teaching, trained, competed and performed in New Zealand and abroad since 2008 in all of the dance styles. This wide diversity of dance styles has given Adam a very good understanding of the variety of particular body movements needed accentuate each style of dance. Adam has been teaching Zouk- Lambada as part of the Salsa Therapy team since 2012

Leona Wolpert

Leona Wolpert

Instructor

She started ballroom dancing at the age of 14. After several years of lessons, many tests with results of high level points and being tightly involved with ballroom dancing, Leona discovered salsa at the age of 18. Although never having learnt any fundamental steps in Latin dancing Leona soon learnt to understand, follow and love Salsa and other Latin dance styles by travelling to different countries and dancing in different cities. The first time she saw Zouk Lambada was at the NZ Salsa Congress in 2009. She was struck by the beautiful flowing dance and the music. One year later she started her first Zouk-Lamabada training at the Salsa Congress and soon after signed up with Salsa Therapy to learn more. She got a great fundamental base of Zouk-Lambada and continues her training in Auckland, Christchurch and Brisbane where she learnt from the experts such as Kadu & Larissa, Allison & Audrey and many more. Since Oct 2012 Leona has been teaching and performing together with Adam Brazilian Zouk -Lambada as part of the Salsa Therapy team.

Address

Our NEW studio is:  L2,  39 Dixon street , Wellington
Call Us: Lily: 0210346155 or email lily@salsatherapy.co.nz ;  Adam:0211326997

 

 



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