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Salsa Club to host second public dance after initial springtime success

After successfully establishing itself in the community with an inaugural dance event in April, the Moose Jaw Salsa Club is now looking to host its second official dance on Saturday, July 13
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After successfully establishing itself in the community with an inaugural dance event on April 6, the Moose Jaw Salsa Club is now looking to host its second dance of the year to build on this success.

The salsa club’s second dance will take place at Against the Grain Studios on Saturday, July 13 with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. The dance event is intended for guests ages 16 and over and will run until 9 p.m.

“This time we will have many more surprises for our guests,” announced Marcela Borrero Cruz, founder of the Moose Jaw Salsa Club.

“This is a place to go to dance salsa, share with people from other cultures, and (to) live life,” she said. “You will also have the opportunity to see some performances loaded with lots of energy and Latin flavour.”

The Moose Jaw Salsa Club is organized by Cruz and her husband, Danilo Bravo. The couple lived previously in Columbia and, as new members of the community, are hoping to share and enjoy their cultural background with anyone in their new home who’s interested.

Now that the club’s well established, the couple hopes to spread the word further by growing momentum little by little.

The first step in this process was the first public dance event in April, which Cruz has described as “a great success.”

“It was more than what I expected,” she said. “We received good (feedback) and we hope that people continue to be encouraged to attend.”

Cruz is now hoping to see some additional interest for the second upcoming dance.

“I hope to see new faces (and)… meet more people who are encouraged to participate and have a nice and different night,” she said. “It’s a space to laugh, to distract us, and above all, to learn from others and dance a lot.”

Cruz said reception from the community has been “kind and friendly,” and added that Moose Jaw has been generously accommodating. The couple is now hoping to pay it forward by sharing something they are passionate about.

“Our goal will always be to promote dance – not only as entertainment, but to bring something emotional and physical to people,” she said. “It’s a life(-long) learning (process).”

In addition to its upcoming dance event, the club also hosts several ongoing classes throughout the year.

On July 21st and 28th from 10:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. respectively, the club will have a Summer Dance Camp with courses on tap, ballet, hip hop, jazz, musical theatre, highland, and salsa. Then, on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the club’s next course will feature an introduction to bachata. Cruz said she’s also considering additional classes for belly dance and Latin rhythms later in the year.

Cruz described the club as a welcoming cultural space that is primarily educational.

“It’s a safe environment where (guests) can laugh, enjoy dance, and meet people," she said. "Let's continue to grow together and build (the) community."

The entrance fee is $10 per person which includes a drink and a five per cent discount on the club’s next dance class, which will feature bachata. Tickets are limited, so anyone interested in attending is reminded to register well in advance.

For more information, contact Cruz at 1-639-538-0062 or preferably by email at [email protected].

The Moose Jaw Salsa Club’s upcoming dance will take place at Against the Grain Studios, located at 33 High Street West.