Members/Student Information Page

Keeping you informed - Update Friday 16 July 2021

As all of Greater Sydney, Blue Mountains and Wollongong are now into extended stay at home orders until 11.59pm 30 July 2021, we are not able to be at the studio. We will need to be closed at least until that time as advised by NSW Premier. We are hopeful that once restrictions are eased very we can come back to our dancing. 

But what about my dance pass?

  • ALL your dance passes continue to remain frozen
  • You will not lose out in any way
  • Once we re-open, it will be business as usual

We all know, its tough. Small businesses have suffered badly during the last 18 or so months with this pandemic with hardly any assistance from the Government.  All I ask is that you have faith in me and in A Touch of Salsa; be here for me and the ATOS castle; and stay positive that we will be dancing face to face again real soon.  Remember to support your local business by buying a coffee and food from the local cafe, shopping local and keeping it all local.  We need your support at this time!

Dance Online

We are currently dancing online through our private Facebook Group. All footage being posted is on demand so you can practice anytime you feel like moving and grooving. NO CHARGE. THIS IS ALL FREE!

Here is the link: Facebook Student Group

If the link doesn't work, please search Facebook in Groups for A Touch of Salsa Current Student Group and ask to join. You will be asked a question prior to being accepted. This to ensure we keep this group private.

What will ATOS look like after Restrictions have eased?

That, of course, is THE question everyone is asking. I am currently in talks with NSW Health and NSW Premier's office to see how we can operate in a safe way once restrictions ease. At this stage, it appears that once restrictions begin to ease, Dance Schools, Gyms, Clubs will be last to return to normal practice so we may not see us returning to some form of normal until mid August. However, as soon as I know more, I will let everyone know. 

As we are an educational institution/indoor recreation/sport, we will be able to operate under specific rules, which include training for competition or performance. So this will be an option ATOS will consider in the first instance. I will inform everyone once I know more.

I will keep you informed the whole way

  • We can do this... 
  • PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ THE TEXTS from me as they will keep you informed

We have done this before. We know what to do.  We will get through it and rule the dance floor once more! 

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay home 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