WE HAVE MOVED!

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After nearly 13 years at our beloved home at PJ state, SalsaJay have finally moved to a brand new location.

Beginner salsa classes now happening at Salsajay@STSD in Taman Megah every Thursday at 8.30 pm. Register here for a trial class http://soletosouldance.blogspot.my/p/schedule.html

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Coffee and Art Fringe Festival Asia (CAFFA) Is Back This Year 2014!

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Hi there people! Last year, SalsaJay was involved in CAFFA 2013 as you can see here; however this year, we are involved again and this time in collaboration with Outcast Dance Studio to bring a different level of dance to the aroma of coffee around!

CAFFA 2014 is a coffee expo which is aimed to celebrate the uniqueness of coffee and art together! It is a 3 days event (from 26-Sep-2014) which will be at Publika, Solaris Dutamas. Among the partners of CAFFA this year are:

  • Dankoff Coffee Specialist
  • Coffex Coffee
  • Dolce Gusto
  • Eciatto
  • Nescafe
  • Farmhouse Milk
  • Pop The Soda
  • Publika
  • MAP
  • The Big Group
  • Time Out KL Magazine
  • Expatriate Lifestyle Magazine
  • Instagramers Malaysia
  • Jo Mama Productions
  • Suria Fm
  • Red Fm
  • Mistermind International
  • Espressolab

 

CAFFA 2014

SalsaJay will be teaming up with Outcast Dance Studio to present a great dance and performance line up for all! The line-ups for performances are below:

  • Salsa performances
  • Cabaret show dance
  • Ladies shine
  • Line dance
  • West Coast Swing
So, look for SalsaJay booth at The Square area as we will be giving away FREE trial classes and door gifts!

 A view of The Square, Publika

Not to forget, we will have social dancing from 7pm onwards there! Don’t miss the fun and do bring your family and friends to support as well! The link to the event page is here!

See you guys there!

Location Map of Publika

P.S. Do you know you can opt for free coffee during CAFFA? What are you waiting for now? =)

 

 

 

SalsaJay Tea Dance Party 2014

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Hello there peeps! We hope you have been well and have been dancing very frequently!

Now, here is an interesting question. What happens when you combine tea party with dancing? You get a tea party dance!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will be hosting SalsaJay’s Inaugural Tea Dance Party! Come and join us for tea, dance and get to know more friends! Share with everyone your passion for dancing too!

Details are:

  • Date: 20-Sep-2014 (Saturday)
  • Time: 3:30pm until 5:00pm
  • Venue: SalsaJay Dance Academy
  • Details: Admission is FREE; however, bring along some snacks to be shared with all the participants; some ideas are:
    • Biscuits
    • Sandwiches
    • Cookies
    • Scones
    • Cup cakes
    • Ice cream

So, bring all your friends to join along in this tea party and lets have a nice tea party and burn the dance floor! You can check the event page here!

See you guys there!

Join the Open Audition for Asia Got Talent

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You will probably have noticed that the media campaign for Asia’s Got Talent has begun.

This week you can see Simon Cowell’s promo going out on AXN. You will also notice stories on international news sites about the show.
Please follow the instructions below to register!

AGT AUDITION DATE & VENUE

  • Date: 28 September 2014 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
  • Auditions Timing: 9am-7pm
  • Location: Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus (Jalan Taylors, Subang Jaya, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia)

If you cannot make at this date DO NOT WORRY – you can submit an online audition, please see below. Ideally you should do your best to attend the Open Audition as producers are more likely to prioritize acts they have seen in person.

HOW TO OFFICIALLY APPLY:

1. IF YOU CAN ATTEND AN OPEN AUDITION KUALA LUMPUR:

Please help us by registering at: Website: www.asiasgottalent.tv

INSTRUCTIONS

CLICK APPLY – ENTER YOUR DETAILS – CHOOSE A CITY (KUALA LUMPUR)
(You will receive a confirmation email with the registration number)

NOTE: IF YOU ARE APPLYING IN THIS WAY PLEASE DO NOT UPLOAD A VIDEO; WE WILL RECORD YOU AT THE AUDITION.

2. IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND THE KUALA LUMPUR AUDITIONS:

INSTRUCTIONS

FIRSTLY: EMAIL; work.farid@gmail.com AND CC edylegalize420@gmail.com AND ryan.castingkl@gmail.com TO INFORM US.

Then prepare a short must show your act stripped down as though you were performing it live, WITHIN THE 90 SECONDS.

If you are a singer or a band please do not send mixed music videos – only a recent live performance. It is best to record something in a quiet location – old gig videos are not recommended.
Do not send compilations or show reels. We need to see a complete 90 second performance.

If your act requires a little more time: ie. magic, dance, illusion etc then we will accept and view longer clips.
ONCE YOUR AUDITION CLIP IS CREATED – THEN GO TO :
Website: www.asiasgottalent.tv

CLICK APPLY – ENTER YOUR DETAILS –– BUT DO NOT SELECT A CITY – CLICK ON THE LINK UNDERNEATH TO SUBMIT AN ONLINE AUDITION – UPLOAD YOUR CLIP – THEN SEND US YOUR REGISTRATION NUMBER

WHAT TO DO AT THE OPEN AUDITION A GENERAL FAQ

What do I need to bring?

  • Bring the registration number from your confirmation email
  • Bring any official identification
  • Bring your passport
  • Bring friends, family, supporters if you wish – they can sit with you as you wait BUT THEY MAY NOT BE ALLOWED INTO THE AUDITION ROOM.
  • No equipment is supplied by the production at the open audition, anything you need should come with you and be portable
  • Bands are advised to play as un-plugged as possible or using small portable practice amps
  • DRUM KITS – are not provided. If you want to bring a drum kit please arrive early on the day, speak with an AGT representative who will direct you on where to set up. Be aware that you will only be able to pack up the kit at the end of the audition or during lunch or a natural break.
  • THE AUDITIONS WILL NOT BE HALTED FOR ANY ACT TO CLEAR AWAY COMPLEX SETUPS.
  • SINGERS: YOU MAY SING A CAPELLA OR WITH A SMALL PORTABLE AMP.
  • IF YOU WISH TO SING TO A BACKING TRACK BRING IT WITH YOU ON A THUMB/FLASH DRIVE – TO BE SAFE BRING 2 COPIES, ONE FORMATTED FOR MAC OS & ONE FOR WINDOWS
  • Come dressed as YOU. In whatever you feel comfortable in and best represents WHO you are! BUT PLEASE NOTE: We may ask you to wear what you are wearing at the actual JUDGE AUDITIONS – so think about what you are wearing!

How Long do I Perform?

  • Your performance duration should be no longer than 90 seconds
  • Singers & Musicians may be asked to play something else (come prepared to perform 3 pieces, one slow, one fast, one of your choice) to show us your flexibility and range.
  • Other acts like Dance or magic & illusion, comedians: bring other material you could perform as a backup
  • You will only audition once – avoid long/slow self-indulgent intros & buildups – show us your best bits up front!!

Good luck and we hope you enjoy the experience!!

Free Salsa Trial Class for Beginners 8-Jul-2014

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Hello folks! Do you fancy learning how to dance and at the same time, meet a lot of wonderful people from diverse background? Not to mention, always wanting to look and feel good by sweating it out? Look no more, as SalsaJay will be having a free Salsa trial class on in this month of July 2014!

Details are below:

  • Date: 8-Jul-2014 (Tuesday)
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Venue: SalsaJay Dance Academy
  • RSVP with Jeamie (012-390 0048) or Pip (012-250 6664)

So mark your calendar and bring your friends along to have a taste of what Salsa dance is all about and have fun on the dance floor when you go out to social dance!

See you in the free Salsa trial class!

 

Keep Calm and Salsa

SalsaJay Post-Easter Studio Party 2014

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Hey there awesome people!

Easter has just passed and after a great time spent with the family, time to be back on the dance floor! SalsaJay will be having a Post-Easter Studio Party as a warm up to all you awesome Jayers out there! The theme for this round, Easter Bunny =) Let the creativity run wild!

Details are below:

  • Date: 31-May-2014 (Saturday)
  • Time: 9:30pm until 1:00am
  • Venue: SalsaJay Dance Academy
  • Dress Code: Bunny ears and anything else to turn your self into a salsa bunny
  • Mode: No cover charge, bring your own drinks/booze

Come and join this awesome studio party filled with interesting games and most of all, wonderful peeps!

See you all there!

SalsaJay Open Day 15-Mar-2014 Instructors

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SalsaJay Open Day 2014 will be held on 15-Mar-2014! There will be free dance and activity classes held during the open day from 2pm until 8pm, namely Salsa, Yoga Theraphy, West Coast Swing, and Ladies Pump Heel and Hip-Hop!

For Salsa, the instructors involved would be Jeamie Lee and Pip!

Below are the instructors for Yoga Therapy, West Coast Swing and Ladies Pump Heel & Hip-Hop!

Yoga Therapy (by Caroline)

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Caroline is a certified Yoga Instructor and qualified Jazzercise instructor. She took up yoga in 2004 and has accumulated over 200 hours of teaching training course. She was tutored at the famous Manasa Yoga, under the careful guidance of Guru Manoj Kaimal. Realising that she has a passion for teaching adults and kids alike, Caroline attended an intensive kid’s yoga course under Rainbow Kids Yoga in 2013. Caroline’s principle in life is, “Never ending learning, never ending knowledge, never ending of experiences that will always give purpose and constant love for life.”

West Coast Swing (by Amir and Ling)

 

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Amir

Amir is the lead instructor of West Coast Swing at SalsaJay. Amir fondly recaps how he fell in love with West Coast Swing when he saw World Champions, Jordan Frisbee and Tatiana Mollmann performed at the 2009 Salsa Cruise Asia. Since then, he has been hooked.

Amir describes West Coast Swing as a contemporary dance which blends emotion and expression into flowing movements that showcases the dancer’s musicality. Amir is presently actively lending a helping hand to expand the community of West Coast dancers in the Klang Valley.  Catch Amir and his students at the West Coast Swing socials at Paradox Art Café every Wednesday.

 

 

Yee Ling

Looking for something to do after work, what started off as a weekday activity or fun workout turned into a passionate exploration of music, grooving, self-expression through dance and growing friendships.

Since walking into the studio in 2007, Yee Ling has gone from social dancing, to various performances, to choreography for the SalsaJay Performance Team, even venturing into other styles of dance such as American Tribal Bellydance. Some of her public performances have been at the 2009 SalsaCruiseAsia Launch Party, 2009 Stopover’s Exclusive Flower Power Salsa event and the RITMONIANS Performance 2012 with The Banshees Danse Du Ventre.

Having discovered the world of West Coast Swing, she is now keen on spreading the word on this Bluesy style, allowing for dancers to move to a flexible array of music, even most songs played on radio today.

 

Ladies Pump Heels & Hip-Hop (by Caprice)

Caprice started dancing at age 18 and is well versed in Hip Hop, RnB and Jazz. She travels around the world picking up new dance styles and techniques as well as conduct dance programmes.  Having competed her Hip Hop training at UDC Sydney, Australia, Caprice underwent a professional dance training workshop at the Millennium Dance Complex, a premiere studio in Los Angeles with A list clientele such as Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Usher, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Kenny Ortega, and P. Diddy. She had the privilege to train with Marty Kudelka (Justin Timberlake Choreographer), JR Taylor (Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce’s choreographer), and Nick Demoura (Justin Bierber Choreographer). Caprice cites Michael Jackson, Tabitha Napoleon and Janet Jackson as her dance influences.

So be on a lookout for these instructors for the free classes which you want to join or better yet attend all of them during SalsaJay Open Day on 15-Mar-2014!

SalsaJay Open Day 15-Mar-2014

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Hola peeps!

It has been a great Chinese New Year 2014 celebration for most of you with great time spent with family and friends. As time goes forward as well, we at SalsaJay would like to share with all you awesome folks out there that we will be having our SalsaJay Open Day 2014 on 15-Mar-2014!

Most of us have always been keen to pick up dancing, be it partnership dance or even solo dance. The complication comes when there are so many kinds of dance genres and one does not know exactly what each of the dance genre is about. Moreover, one would be wondering which dance genre would suit best for him or her. For those who experienced or may be experiencing such thoughts, fret not, as SalsaJay Open Day would be the event which you would not want to miss!

SalsaJay Open Day is an event that will showcase offerings from SalsaJay studio from existing dances such as Salsa and West Coast Swing to new offerings like Yoga Theraphy and Pump Heel and Hip-Hop! We will have free classes for all those dances and on top of that, there will be special performances at the end of the event alongside with lucky draws! So, if you have always been wondering what all these dances are all about, look no further, as this event is definitely for you!

Come and join us and bring your friends to join in the fun as well and experience what all those dances or activities are all about! Details are below:

  • Date: 15-Mar-2014 (Saturday)
  • Time: 2:00pm until 8:00pm
  • Venue: SalsaJay Dance Academy
  • Contact No: 012-390 0048
  • Detailed Schedule:
No Activity Time
1 Registration    2:00pm
2 Free Salsa Class    2:30pm until 3:15pm
3 Free Yoga Theraphy Class    3:30pm until 4:15pm
4 Free West Coast Swing Class    4:30pm until 5:15pm
5 Free Ladies Pump Heel and Hip-Hop    5:30pm until 6:15pm
6 Party, Special Performances, and Lucky Draw    6:30pm until 8:00pm

 

Please note that we have limited space for each classes. Thus, please RSVP to guarantee your participation for this event! There will be door gifts for the first 50 participants!

So, mark your calendars on 15-Mar-2014 and come join us in this SalsaJay Open Day and experience a life-changing experience on how dances can do for you! Have a great day, folks and see you at SalsaJay Open Day 2014!

 

SalsaJay would like to thank VanityTrove for being our lucky draw prize sponsor! VanityTrove is well-known for their personalized beauty solution catered for your needs. Come join us and stand a chance to win attractive prizes up to RM470!

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SalsaJay Chinese New Year Studio Party 2014

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Hey there people! We all just got off the mood of Chinese New Year (CNY) which was filled with food, gatherings and *cough* gambling *cough*.

At SalsaJay, we think the spirit of CNY should be longer than its present timeline. Thus, we will be having a SalsaJay Chinese New Year Studio Party 2014 after the CNY period! It will be a studio party themed in accordance to CNY for the year of the Horse! So, dress up to the theme and experience the gathering, Jayer style. There will be game as well and of course, social dancing for sure.

Details are below:

  • Date: 22-Feb-2014 (Saturday)
  • Time: 9:00pm until 1:00am
  • Venue: SalsaJay Dance Academy
  • Theme: CNY Year of the Horse
  • Mode: No cover charge, bring your own drinks/booze

So, mark your calendar and come join in the fun! See you there!

 

SalsaJay Post-Christmas Party Write-Up

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It has been a fun-filled Wild, Wild West Christmas Party with people catching up with one another. We kicked off with dinner for those who opted for dinner at The Saloon Bar.

SalsaJay Christmas 2014 Group Picture

From Left To Right: Sylvia, Benny, Rebecca, Georjinah, and Lavanya

From a scrumptious dinner to a nice catch up between the Jayers, it was indeed a great session for all of us.

SalsaJay Christmas 2014 Group Picture

From Left To Right: Ian, Ching Huei, Irene, Ashley, and Yan Zer

Not to forget, the ladies did what they did best in their styling, striking a pose and look beautiful.

SalsaJay Christmas 2014 Group

From Left To Right: Mei Ling, June, Pip, and Annabelle

Then we had games whereby we were divided to groups and given a piece of newspaper each. Then, we were to stand on the newspaper as a group and dance to the various dance genre as determined by Jeamie. The games were exciting and we all enjoyed watching each other dancing in such a limited area. Some groups were clearly excited until the newspaper which they danced on, tore during the activity.

SalsaJay Christmas 2014 Game Winner

Group Winner for Game Activity

Then, we had two surprise performances, one is a West Coast Swing showcase by Eve and Bryan. They showed what it means to dance to the modern contemporary English song and definitely a dance not to be missed (ping Amir/Ling for classes). Next, we had SalsaJay Ladies Shine performance performed by Pip, Ching Huei, Sylvia, and Lavanya. Those ladies definitely nailed it in showing what it means to be sexy and hot!

Later on, we had a Christmas Gift exchange between all the Jayers! Everyone were to stand in a circle and lay down their gifts and start moving in a circle whenever song is played. Once the music stopped, they picked up the gift which is right in front of them. We also celebrated December babies’ birthday with our customary birthday dance.

SalsaJay Christmas 2014 Gift Exchange

Happy Faces After Gift Exchange

Next we had a bull-riding session. Yes, you saw that alright, bull-riding at The Saloon Bar. They have a mechanical bull which caters for bull rider enthusiasts. Though it may have looked easy to ride it, after some of the Jayers tried to tame it, all of them were unable to do so. The one that lasted the longest among all Jayers is Clarence! Hats off to him for lasting so long on the mechanical bull!

All in all, it was a great Christmas which was not to be missed. We would like to thank all Jayers for your participation in making it a success and without you, SalsaJay Christmas 2014 would not have been a success! Thank you and cheers!

SalsaJay Sayonara

Thank You All For Being There!