Members/Student Information Page

UPDATE: Thank you at 2.45pm Wed 23 June

Thank you... thank you... thank you... For all your support and understanding. I have received SO MANY messages with offers of help from offering to help with the timetable; bringing me coffee and even offering to come in and help sanitise the studio in preparation for Monday.  I sincerely, appreciate all your beautiful energy.  I for one want to be dancing, as I know you all do. It seems that we are the ones who bear the brunt of restrictions.

There has NEVER been a COVID case in Sydney (at least) that has happened through dancing! Yet, dance studios and gyms are the first to be penalised.  

COVID Restrictions Update 23 June 2021 at 11.00am

Our priority is to keep you safe and keep us safe!

Following on from new restrictions announced for Greater Sydney this morning, I have made the very difficult decision to not run classes tonight (Wednesday 23 June) and tomorrow (Thursday 24 June).

Therefore the studio will be closed till Monday.

Why are we closing?  I believe its the better decision and to ensure we all stay safe.  We all know it just takes one person... 

The restrictions issued this morning state that we can only have a maximum of 20 people in the studio on any given day with no partner dancing permitted till at least 12.01am Monday.  We all know at the ATOS castle that is just not possible!

So What Happens Now?

First and foremost:

  • ALL your dance passes will be frozen.
  • You will not lose out in any way

Now is where the work (for me and my staff) begins... Over the weekend, I will do up a new temporary timetable so that we can run classes as close to normal as we can from Monday 28 June. This will include running classes on a Friday night. 

This means... from Monday 28 June

  • We will only be able to have a maximum of 20 people in each class
  • Masks will not need to be worn in class
  • Masks will need to be worn to the studio on public transport
  • Sanitising hands every 20 minutes
  • Temperature checks
  • COVID Marshal
  • QR code check in a must
  • 5 min break every 25 mins
  • Partner dancing permitted
  • rotating permitted
  • Sanitising studio after each class

I will keep you informed the whole way

  • We can do this... 
  • You will receive an SMS from me at every step of the way. 
  • PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ THE SMS
  • the new temporary timetable will show classes being run from the Monday to the Friday
  • the first 20 people to respond for each class/genre being scheduled will get in.
  • If you miss the first intake, there will be a 2nd intake, etc
  • If you DO NOT MESSAGE back and you don't attend, it will mean someone else will miss out.
  • The responsibility will be on to you to let me know.
  • Remember, there will be no other make up classes.
  • We will do our very best to ensure ALL classes are covered once we re-open

I know you will all understand.  We will get through this and if we all work together, it will come together nicely and we should be able to use the P word (party) and party on Saturday 17 July! 

Restrictions:

  • Restrictions come into force from 4pm today
  • 10 locally acquired cases to 8pm last night
  • A further 13 local cases after the 8pm close.
  • This now brings the cluster to 31.
  • Caps on 5 visitors at home
  • Masks now mandatory in all indoor spaces (including work)
  • No singing or dancing at any venue except 20 people at a wedding
  • Dance classes and gyms can have 20 max (masks mandatory)
  • If you live/work in City of Sydney, Randwick, Canada Bay and Woollahra LGA you cannot travel outside the metro sydney area.
  • All night clubs shut - no dancing permitted

You know the drill:

If you are not feeling well, please stay home and get tested. 

Practice:

This a great opportunity to practice at home what you have learned at the studio.

Stay safe and please SMS me if you have any questions.  Regards Nola & the ATOS Team

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Parking - Frustrated trying to find parking? We have a solution!

The Derby Street Underground car park. If you are driving down Railway Parade from Hurstville way, turn right into Derby Street and you'll see the car park on your left.  If you are driving up Railway Parade from Rockdale, Derby Street is the next street after Belgrave Street on your left. 

This car park is free after 6pm and only a one minute walk to the studio from there. Its so easy! Drive down into the car park, get the lift up to the plaza level, turn left and walk towards Railway Parade. It will literally take you one minute... Any questions, please ask!

Want to see where all our photos end up?

Join our Facebook group and see what's happening. We don't need to be Facebook friends for you to be a member of our Group. Search A TOUCH OF SALSA in groups (all in capitals) and ask to join. Or try this link: https://bit.ly/2P56zF5

** Choreography Course - Student Bachata Team - We want you! **

WOW! Have you ever wanted or thought to take your dancing to the next level?

Be part of team and learn some cool choreography and perform it in front of your fellow friends/students.

You will learn a choreography and perform it at events throughout the year. You don't need to have performed before and you don't need to be an advanced dancers.  BUT you do need to want to be challenged and have some fun as well,

Costs are applicable.  The costs include ALL training sessions. You do need to also attend regular classes during this time. Training sessions run for approx. 16 hours (12 weeks). Everyone is welcome to be part of these courses.  There is a $50 deposit to hold your spot, then the rest can be paid off over a four week period.  Approx cost for the training course is $200, that's $12 a class

Costumes are not included in this cost, but we do try to keep costumes (and bling) costs down to a minimum.

Sign up NOW! You'll love it! Message Nola on 0414 229966 with your name and which course you'd like to be part of. 

Byron Bay

Did I just say Byron Bay? Every year, around the first week of November, there is this AMAZING latin dance festival in Byron Bay and A Touch of Salsa has been attending this event for the past 10 years! We love it! It is a great weekend away filled with lots of dancing, fun, beach, ice cream and did I say dancing?

The weekend is also made up of dance workshops and performances by student teams and professionals. Who wants to go? Hands up all over the place right about now.

What you need to do:

  1. Let Nola know you would like to join our Student Bachata choreography team
  2. You will need to book your own flights to Ballina or Gold Coast (but we can do this as a group)
  3. Nola will book groups into apartments in Byron for a really really good rate or you can book your own
  4. Then we learn a choreography and train it till we get it right!
  5. travel to Byron and perform it then have a weekend of fun
  6. Return home to more dancing at the studio and brag about all the fun we had in Byron

Do it.  You know you want to?  You will love the experience and you will love the challenge of learning something new.  All steps we teach in choreographies can be danced on a regular dancefloor too.

Private Lessons

Want to better understand your learning? Want more confidence?  Still can't work out the difference between Salsa & Bachata music (you aren't alone!)? Book in a one on one lesson with any of our instructors either for one hour or half an hour and watch your learning accelerate even faster! We do have limited private lesson spaces available so bookings are a MUST. Contact me on 0414 229966 to book in and for more information.

Winter Wonderland Party - Saturday 17th July

This is a party not to be missed!

3 rooms; 4 styles

100% Kizomba Room hosted by Chris & Amanda;

100% Zouk Room hosted by Sunny & Heidi;

50/50 Bachata & Salsa Room hosted by Nola & Alberto.

No classes; no workshops. Just dancing till late! 

Only $20pp or $35 per couple (lead & follow only). Buy early to make sure you don't miss out!

This is going to be a massive party... 

Afterpay is coming to A Touch of Salsa

We know the love of dance and we know sometimes life gets in the way and you can't afford to do what you want to do. This is where Afterpay comes in. Soon you'll be able to pay off your dance classes over a four week period with Afterpay. Watch this space. More information coming soon.

Review us... and WIN!

We'd love to hear from you and how much you love being at the ATOS castle. For everyone (new) who posts a review on Google, you'll go into the draw to win gift voucher to put towards dance shoes. What are you waiting for? Here's the link which should take you to Google Reviews: https://bit.ly/3rmiyfb

See you at the studio!

Sharing our Passion for Dance. Nola
A Touch of Salsa Latin Dance Studios, 86-88 Railway Parade, Kogarah. Tel: 0414229966