13 July 2009

Salsa Under the Stars

Hi! I'm Mark, and I'm a Salsaholic.

In fact, I'm a member of Salsaholics Anonymous, and not only a salsaholic - I'm a Salsa Dealer and I can help get you addicted! (I teach the Intermediate I class, and am one of the Dealers that provides the free salsa beginner lesson at Sidewalk Salsa.)

Part of the weekly salsa fix is Sidewalk Salsa, a free, open-air salsa event that happens every Thursday (weather permitting) at the corner of Bloor and Spadina (in downtown Toronto) from 9:10 to 11:00 p.m. (We come out to the corner just after teaching our classes from 7:00 to 9:00 at Trinity St. Paul Church at Bloor and Walmer - all levels welcome, from beginner to more advanced, drop in, no partner needed.)

Woman.ca just wrote a great article about us called Salsa Under the Stars:
Wishing you could spice up your Thursday nights while enjoying the balmy weather and without emptying your wallet? Well, put on your dancing shoes, Toronto. Sidewalk Salsa has arrived, and it is muy, muy caliente!

Salsaholics Anonymous (SA), a University of Toronto dance organization, has launched their free, weekly Sidewalk Salsa event for the public. Every Thursday at 9:00 p.m., following their dance lessons, SA instructors and their fired-up students spill on to the spacious sidewalk at the southeast corner of Bloor and Spadina – and transform it into a pulsating dance floor.
In addition to every Thursday evening, we host an additional free Sidewalk Salsa event each week in a different location. Here's the tentative line-up for the rest of July and August (end times are nominal - we'll go as long as the crowd wants to dance):

Sunday, July 19 from 1:30 to 3:30
HTO Beach at Harbourfront - Hosts: Nixon and Mark

Sunday, July 26 (date and time subject to confirmation)
Kensington Market - Hosts: Debbie and Sunny

Wednesday, July 29 from 8:00 to 11:00
Cumberland Rock in Yorkville - Hosts: Sunny and Nixon

Friday, August 7 from 8:00 to 10:00
Queen Street West near Lush @ Soho Street (across from Peter Street)
Hosts: Debbie and Mark

Saturday, August 15 from 2:00 to 4:00
Ashbridges Bay Beach - Hosts: Nixon and Debbie

Wednesday, August 19 from 8:00 to 10:00
College & Grace - Hosts: Debbie and Sunny

Monday, August 24 from 8:00 to 10:00
Yonge & Eglinton - Hosts: Sunny and Mark

Plus, watch for us at TIFF (in Yorkville) and Nuit Blanche (at the ROM).

Even if you've never danced before, come on out - we provide a free basic lesson and we'll have you dancing - and addicted - in no time!

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