Salsa Workshops with Darlin Garcia
Salsa Workshops with Omar Clinton
Omar Clinton (videos shown at the bottom of the post) will be coming to Champaign, IL for a workshop series on December 3rd, 2011. Workshops are designed to benefit every levels of dancers including complete beginners to advanced dancers.
The workshop schedule:
11am-12.50pm–> 1st block: Body isolation & musicality (open level, everybody is welcome)
1pm-2.50pm–> 2nd block: Leading/ following techniques (open level, basic salsa knowledge will be expected)
3pm-4.50pm–> 3rd block: Spinning and styling (open level, basic salsa knowledge will be expected)
Workshops will be held at Channing Murray, Urbana, IL.
Goodbye New Orleans, Hello Champaign
Hey Everyone. I came to the end of my journey in New Orleans (for now!). I finished my Ph.D. and moved to Champaign, IL for my postdoc. I am currently teaching private lessons in the area and will be teaching group classes with iSalsa2 at UoI. New schedule will be coming up soon!
New Orleans Jam RELOADED
Mambo Orleans present New Orleans Jam RELOADED, a Nickiijammzz Production.. Jan 29-31st.
Check out the performers, full event schedule and register online at
You do not want to miss this event!
Workshops on Saturday, Socials with shows on Friday and Saturday nights, BBQ on Sunday!! It is gonna be going down!!!!
New Orleans Jam RELOADED!! Jan 29-31st, 2010
Since the New Orleans Jam in July was such a HUGE success!! We are bringing the New Orleans Jam RELOADED on January 29-31st!! Nikkiijammzz Production in collaboration with Noel Rodriguez..
Mambo Orleans is your host!!
Registration will be available soon!! Get your early-bird discount, because you know it is going down with 2010’s first big event!!!!
Confirmed with many great performers already.. International instructors will be coming to share their knowledge with New Orleans salseros!! )
All New Orleans Instructors are encouraged to teach workshops and/or perform.. So that we can all work together to built the salsa scene in the city!!
Notes on New Orleans Jam
New Orleans Jam was a HUGE success!! Thank all of you for supporting the event.. I am not going to say we are planning to rebuild the scene, cuz we are alredy in process and we ARE REBUILDING the scene.. Thanks to all instructors who cooperate for this important goal. It is a team work!
Pre-party, Workshops (How much fun was that!!!), After-party (WOW!!!, everybody was enjoying themselves so much! Nobody wanted to leave..), BBQ at Oscar’s house (it would be wrong to call that just a BBQ, it was also crawfish boil, salsa social, domino party… wait to see the videos lol)
I want to thank Raymond, Amanda, Ector, Oscar, Jonte, Mikhael and Lea for their help with organization..
All the performers, John and Kattye for their beautiful modern choreographies they brought to the stage with their dancers.. Oscar, Jonte and Jana for representing New Orleans with impressive routines.. Anna Karassik for coming down from Chicago for tango workshops and beautiful show.. Shaka Brown for the amazing workshop and MCing at the party.. Nick, Noel and Melissa for bringing the Jam to New Orleans..
And thanks to all out of town guests coming from Talahasee, Texas, Atlanta, Missisipi… We now put New Orleans on salsa map and all country will be talking about this!!. Here are some of the quotations from our guests..
“Mamita, I had such a great time this weekend, and I am soooo proud of you and all of the energy you are giving to the New Orleans scene (and all over the world!). Everyone I met was so sweet, and the event was very well organized and executed. I am confident that every year will be even better!
Again, thanks for everything. You and all your friends made me feel so welcome in New Orleans, and I truly appreciate it. You are such a sweetheart, and your passion is very contagious! I would really love to keep in touch.” Adrienne
“What a great event, Tumay!! Thanks for having us! It was so nice to meet you- New Orleans is full of such wonderful people!! Hope to see you again soon:)” Abygail
“Just got back from the amazing BBQ at Oscars House!!! What an amazing weekend in New Orleans!!! MAJOR SUCCESS!!!!!! I want to thank all of New Orleans on behalf of Melissa, Noel, Jayden and Myself!!! New Orleans has great ppl and dancers, and we would love to see you this city grow!!! Much love… “New Orleans Jam: Reloaded” coming soon…. PS.. Thanks Tumay, Oscar, Raymond & New Orleans” Nickiijammzz
PEACE, LOVE and DANCE!!!
1st Annual New Orleans Jam !
NEW ORLEANS JAM, JULY 18th
A NickiiJammzz Production In Association with Noel Rodriguez
& Collaborating with Tumay Tunur presents…
1st Annual: New Orleans Jam: Salsa & Tango Festival
Please click below to find information on:
FRIDAY, JULY 17th 2009:
@ Starlight Ballroom Dance Studio,
5050 W Esplanade Ave # L
Metairie, LA 70006-2558
$5 cover fee at the door.
Soft drinks and water can be purchased at the party, Bring Your Own Alcohol !!
The best Salsa, Cha Cha, Bachata, Tango music with DJ Nickkijammzz & DJ 2My
SATURDAY, JULY 18th 2009
9am-1pm: Anna Karassik (Chicago) and Ector Gutierrez (New Orleans)
1-2pm: Leading and following techniques – Nickiijammzz
2-3pm: Ladies’ styling/ men’s footwork – Melissa Pabon/ Noel Rodriguez
3-4pm: Intermediate turn patterns – Noel Rodriguez, Melissa Pabon & Nickkijammzz
4-5pm: Advance turn patterns – Shaka Brown
9pm – till @ Club Silhouette (3505 N. Hullen, Metairie, LA)
Many great performances, dancing all night and the best music by DJ NickiiJammzz representing Philly!!!
SUNDAY, JULY 19th 2009
4pm-till BBQ & Jambalaya Party!!!!! To attend please contact me at email@example.com
LIST OF PERFORMERS
Salsa, Tango and Contemporary/ Jazz Performances by:
Melissa Pabon, NYC
Noel rodriguez, PHL
Ector Gutierrez, NO
Tumay Tunur, NO
Jonte Thibodeaux, NO
Jana Blakes, NO
Theodore George, NO
Oscar AKA Hershey, NO
Cherylyn L. Tompkins, NO
John Allen, NO
Cristine Barona, NO
Michaela Cannon, NO
Kettye Voltz, NO
SHAKA BROWN is your official MC for the event!!!!
Full pass: $120 early registration, $140 at the door
Half day pass: $70 early registration, $80 at the door
Single workshop at the door: $25
After Party–> $10
Purchase your full pass today and save!!
The Saturday workshops and after-party are going to be held at Club Silhouette which provides the best dance floor in the city, a nice bar, nice atmosphere. Please note that this is an Non-Smoking event.
Club silhouette is located at 3505 N. Hullen, Metairie LA 70002. N. Hullen runs between 17th street and West Esplanade by Lakeside Shopping Center.
Sheraton Metairie Hotel is located at 4 Galleria Drive Metairie LA 70001.
Please call Kristy Tramuta for reservations at 504.620.9425Monday-Friday or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
We only have a block of 10 rooms, so RESERVE yours TODAY!
The Hotel may continue to accept reservations from attendees after the ten rooms are booked depending on the availability.
Check In – 07/17/2009 Check Out – 07/19/2009
· Single or double occupancy rooms are $69/night for New Orleans Jam attendees. All rates are subject to a city and state tax, which are currently 12.75%. Rate includes covered parking and airport shuttle transfers.
Check in time is 3:00pm. Check out is time is 12pm.
New Orleans, get ready for this salsa event -New Orleans Jam-!!
Mark your calendars for July 18th! Salsa workshops during the day and after party with a lot of great performances.. You don’t want to miss this! Thanks everyone ahead of time who is helping the New Orleans Salsa scene grow!!
Check back for the updates on the event.. You will save with the early registration..
Dear Salseros in New Orleans,
I would like to take this moment to thank Uriel and Darlin Garcia for their recent visit on March 28th. their workshops were very beneficial and we all had a blast at the parties!!!
Thanks to everyone who have supported or been a part of it.
Please check back for the new class schedule.
LLNstyle Features World Salsa Championship 3rd Place Darlin Garcia!!!
Darlin Garcia Workshop Series
January 24th, 2009 @ Club Silhouette
Tentative Workshop Schedule (subject to change)
|* 9:00am – 9:50am||Fundamentals & Principles of Slotted Salsa Dancing – LLN|
|* 10:00am – 10:50am||Turn Pattern Variations Series – LLN|
|* 11:00am – 11:50am||Beg/Int Turn Pattern On1 – LLN|
|* 12:00pm – 12:50pm||Ladies Styling – LLN|
|* 1:30pm – 2:20pm||Intermediate Footwork On1 – Darlin Garcia|
|* 2:30pm – 3:20pm||Intermediate Partnerwork On1 – Darlin Garcia|
|* 3:30pm – 4:20pm||Musicality In Partnerwork On1 – Darlin Garcia|
|* 4:30pm – 5:20pm||Advanced Partnerwork On1 – Darlin Garcia|