Smooth moves at Hog’s Breath
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up for some hot latin vibes this New Year’s Eve? If salsa is your thing, it’s hard to look past Hog’s Breath.
Latin dance instructor Ross Dadds will be hosting a wild night of latin dancing in the upstairs area of Hog’s Breath — and he’s even going to show you how it’s done.
‘‘We’re having a free basic salsa lesson at 8.30pm and we will be providing free champagne. We’re going to spoil everyone,’’ he said.
‘‘We’re having a live dance performance with a tropical salsa act.
‘‘It’s going to be pumping latin music all night long with a DJ and finishing about 1am.’’ And anyone can do it. ‘‘The basic lesson means anyone can come in from off the street with no experience and interact with people and have a dance socially,’’ said Mr Dadds, who has been holding dance lessons at Hog’s Breath for seven months now. Before that he taught for four years in Cairns.
Mr Dadds’ lessons have been extremely popular, attracting crowds of up to 100 people.
The music at the New Year’s dance will be a fusion of classical and contemporary styles guaranteed to get the room pumping.
‘‘We’re representing more traditional salsa music which originated in Cuba and was developed in New York,’’ Mr Dadds said.
‘‘We’re also showcasing the type of music and dance which is currently popular in contemporary Cuba amongst the young people growing up. ‘‘It fuses hip-hop with traditional salsa. ‘‘It’s fun, playful footwork combining funk dance moves with traditional Cuban moves.’’
>> The Latin New Year’s Eve spectacular will be held at Hog’s Breath on Flinders St East on the top floor. Doors open at 8pm and entry is $10.
Ross Dadds and Marion Wong bust a move