I fell in love with Latin dance Salsa, Mambo, Bachata, Kizomba living in Toronto and have now moved to St. John's, ( the city Newfoundland, not the island) where there is, shall we say, less Latin dance but many more icebergs, whales, fjords, puffins. moose, and odd traditions and sayings. My son was out here studying, and I work with an education non-profit that provides a free database of options and support around postsecondary planning -- Workaway is actually one of the programs we feature! Anyway, because I am able to work remotely, I thought it made perfect sense to come come join my son, more or less temporarily in this beautiful spot. But I am missing the quantity and quality of Latin dance that was pretty abundant in Toronto.
Happy to help with English (conversation as well as reading and writing) or even knitting or thrumming (a tradition unique to NL) if that is something that is interesting or needed. Introduction to local St. John's members of the Latin Dance community, and invitation to attend any events. Also happy to help with checking out the College of the North Atlantic or Memorial University if there is interest in exploring some of their unusual and world class education /career options. And of course happy to offer a guided adventure walking in and around St.John's
I'd love to practice and learn more Salsa (LA or Mambo or both!), Bachata, or Kizomba from a someone who knows any one or more of those dances. It can be male or female, as long as you are comfortable enough demonstrating and aware enough of your moves and timing to communicate information. Great if you speak English but possibly ok if you do not. Both Leaders and Followers are welcome to come stay.. Looking for 2-3 hours of dance/day, could be more of a structured session around leading or following techniques, could be some ideas for individual footwork, could be just social dancing and getting more comfortable with musicality. Help with meal prep is always appreciated but really more optional
Private bedroom on the second floor of a downtown St. John's row house. There is a double bed and dresser. Shared bathroom. Towels provided. No pets. All meals and snacks prepared at home are included and food is shared in the house
Stroll down to the Harbour and walk through the town of St.John's. Easy access through walking or a drive or bus ride to walk to Signal Hill, several beautiful pieces of the East Coast Trail. Check out Memorial University or the College of the North Atlantic. Blueberry and Partridgeberry picking, whale watching, iceberg spotting (all depending on the time of year). There is a nearby ferry to the very unusual Bell Island (35 sq km island that looks like it's a puzzle piece of rock face edges that has been pushed out of the ocean).
We are pretty easygoing and flexible, though we do take shoes off in the house and there is no smoking at all in the house. Meals are generally pretty simple, but certainly am open to suggestions or even offers to cook. I will definitely do my best to try to work with dietary restrictions that I am clear on beforehand and can confirm I can accommodate -- we really appreciate flexibility as well :)
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2-3 hours most days; evening community dance socials optional