Join us to learn from two of Australia’s finest Cuban Dance artists! Airagdin Pavon El Moro (Moro) and Christina Monneron are coming to Townsville for one incredible weekend of Workshops and a fantastic ‘Havana Nights’ themed party!!
SATURDAY THE 13TH OF MAY
2PM – 3.30PM: CUBAN SON WORKSHOP
3.45PM – 5.15PM: SALSA WORKSHOP
SUNDAY THE 14TH OF MAY
11AM – 12.30PM: BACHATA WORKSHOP
12.30 – 1PM: LUNCH
1PM – 2.30PM: RUEDA WORKSHOP
All workshops are based on an open level. They would not be suitable for those students who have no prior dance experience.
$50 Per Single Workshop
$85 Per Day (Either Sat or Sun)
$160 For All Workshops
$175 For All Workshops + Party Entry
Workshop Location: Bfitt – 6/2 Woodman Court, West End.
Party Location: Chico Rio – 247 Flinders Street, Townsville City.
For more information contact Cara on 0409700037 or email email@example.com
About our Instructors!
Airagdin Pavon El Moro.
Known as “El Moro”, he was born in Havana, Cuba. He studied dance at the Academia Nacional de Narsico Medina, Havana and performed with many prestigious Cuban Dance Companies including JJ, La Giraldilla, Ballet Folklorico de la Havana, Marrabenta, Raices Profundas and Oriki, which toured to France and Mexico. He was first solo dancer and choreographer with “Havana Nights”, one of the largest independently produced shows ever to leave Cuba, touring extensively throughout Mexico, Central Europe, Scandinavia, Japan and Australia. Moro has worked as a dance teacher in Oslo, Stockholm and throughout Australia. He specialises in Afro-Cuban Dance, Rumba, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Son, Salsa and Dominican Bachata.
In 2004, Moro established Buena Vista Dance, to teach Cuban Dance and promote Cuban culture in Australia. He has choreographed and performed in various shows, including Cuban Folkloric Company, World Salsa Congress, Afro-Cuban Express, and NZ Pacific Salsa Congress. In 2009 he also won the Sydney and Melbourne Bachata Championships, Professional Division with his partner Alegria. In 2009, Buena Vista Dance won the National Cubamemucho Salsa Rueda Competition in Melbourne, in which Moro choreographed, directed and performed. The group went on to represent Australia at the Cubamemucho 2010 World Rueda Championships in Munich, where they were placed third. In 2010 he and his partner won the Australian Bachata Championship.
He currently teaches regularly in Sydney, runs workshops and performs in Festivals throughout Australia, New Zealand and Europe.
Mauritian-born Christina studied with a principal artist of Cuba’s National Folkloric Dance Group in Sweden in 1996, beginning a journey that included participation in an intensive Afro-Cuban workshop held in Denmark and joining a dance troupe and dancing Afro-Cuban and Popular Cuban rhythms (salsa, cha cha cha, mambo, conga) all over Scandinavia.
She joined a cultural exchange program in Havana in 1998 where she studied AfroCuban dance, Yoruba spirituality and Santeria religion which led to her full initiation as a priestess of Santeria.
Christina introduced the energy and passion of Afro-Cuban rhythms to Australia in 1999 under the banner Cuban Dance Academy in Melbourne, which included hosting Cubamemucho, Australia’s first International Cuban Dance Congress in September 2009 and organising annual Culture, Dance & Music Tours to Cuba.
In 2010, Christina followed a call to community development work in arts & culture, especially fostering cross-cultural relations, first on the mid north coast of NSW, where she was named Coffs Harbour’s inaugural International Woman of the Year for her work with women and young girls in 2015. She is now based on the Gold Coast, QLD developing her unique business RhythMMM, and continue her ongoing commitment to enhance wellbeing & happiness, through the culture and rhythms of Cuba to people of all ages and abilities throughout Australia, New Zealand and other parts of the world.