Smooth moves at Hog’s Breath

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Townsville Bulletin - - The Guide -

FEEL­ING

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

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