Escapada! – a playful dance weekend with Tony Lara & Movimiento

Renowned performer and experienced instructor at dance congresses and festivals worldwide, London SexyFest founder, international man of mystery and mayhem, Tony BachataWhisperer Lara is coming toMovimiento from this Friday January 30 to Sunday February 1.
As well as being very instructional (sometimes unpredictably so…) Tony believes in never taking yourself too seriously to have fun.  See the details in the event calendar, for workshops in Salsa and Rueda, Kizomba, and of course, Bachata!

We’re kicking off the weekend even before Tony arrives with a FREE sneaky dance social from 8pm to 10pm Thursday January 29 at The Basement Bar; playing a mixture of Salsa, Bachata, Zouk, Kizomba, Merengue, & Tango!

And our first big bash for the year, ¡ESCAPADA! [Escapade] Latin Dance Party, is on Saturday night January 31 at Movimiento | $10 entry at door | 18+ | Artgaze Pop-Up Bar | and some fun and games… Dress code: Playful!

New Friday after-work Salsa Class, + a Sneaky Social

To celebrate Movimiento‘s new fun Friday 6pm
after work Salsa | Bachata | Merengue
Basics & Fundamentals Class,
we’re having a sneaky [impromptu] social!

Movimiento will be open if you’d like to chill out after work with a coffee, affogato, or iced tea!

Salsa | Bachata | Merengue | all levels and absolute beginners welcome
$12 casual or $10 with a Movimiento dance card

7.00pm – 11.00pm:
Social is FREE for those who do the class,
and $5 contribution for everyone else
BYO drinks | plenty of food outlets nearby if you want to go out for dinner or bring your takeaway to the studio

Enquiries; Bernadette 0415 296 764



Current Class Schedule!

Movimiento Classes 2015

Please refer to this post for our current class schedule, as we are solving some issues with the calendar.
Classes and workshops at Movimiento this week commencing January 12 2015…

Monday SALSA y RUEDA [Cuba]
7.00pm: Intermediate to Advanced
7.45pm: Beyond the Basics
8.30pm: Fundamentals | absolute beginners welcome!
Cost $12 p/p casual or $10 with your Movimiento dance card

7.00pm – 9.00pm
with Move With Tom | 16+ | $30 cash on the night
Do both weeks Jan 13 & 20 for $50 up front
Limited places | Last chance to learn with dancer Tom Pitiris before he heads to Europe | Bookings required: Bernadette 0415 296 764 or email

Wednesday BACHATA [Dominican Republic] & ZOUK [Brazil]
7.30pm: Bachata | intermediate
8.30pm: Zouk | intermediate
Cost $12 p/p casual or $10 with your Movimiento dance card
Both classes $20 casual or $15 with dance card
[Please note that once the special HipHop Workshops finish, these classes will be on Tuesday nights]

Thursday ZOUK [Brazil] & KIZOMBA [Angola]
6.00pm: Zouk | Basics and fundamentals
6.45pm: Kizomba | Basics and fundamentals
Absolute beginners welcome
Cost $12 p/p casual or $10 with your Movimiento dance card
Both classes $20 casual or $15 with dance card

AFROSTREET [West Africa]
7.30pm: AfroStreet African Dance Townsville | traditional West African dance | with Lolekola Shabani & team | to live drumming | beginners welcome | casual
8.30pm: AfroStreet | drumming class | dunun & djembe
Bookings required with Debie Djembe for drum class
Cost $15 for one class or $20 for both
[Movimiento dance card does not apply]

TANGO [Argentina]
8.00pm: Social Tango at The Basement Bar
FREE practilonga | not a formal class, just pick up the basics in a social setting | Argentine & Nuevo musica

6.00pm – 7.00pm: Salsa, Bachata & Merengue | Basics and fundamentals | absolute beginners welcome
A NEW, fun, Friday after-work class for optimal weekend energy!
Cost $12 p/p casual or $10 with your Movimiento dance card

COMING UP in Term One:
Courses with Scimitar Moon Belly DanceNomadica Tribal Belly DanceThe Blade’s Edge [check their Facebook pages for details]
AfroStreet Saturday morning Conga classes learning Salsa and Rumba rhythms [book with Debie Djembe]
Bachata, Kizomba, and Rueda weekend of workshops with the inimitable international Tony BachataWhisperer Lara! [Jan 30 – Feb 1]
Tango workshops with Glenn & Martina [dates tba]