A huge thank you to everyone that participated in our Latin dance day! Fun times! Thank you Lupita!!! & Blue Dolphin Marine Tours!!!

Salsa Group
L.A.D Studio – Latin Dance
Zumba Caliente Fraser Coast
Design House

Sat 30th May 2015 With Lupita, Ana & Jeanette!

Just do the workshop, or the cruise, or both, the Choice is yours!
HURRY email for payment details: Workshop & Cruise May 2015 FINAL

1 more sleep till ZUMBA 500!

Jeanette Maynes wants to shake up the idea of setting a Queensland record with Fraser Coast Zumba enthusiasts.

And if you’re not hooked yet, she says it won’t take long.

The owner of Design House in Hervey Bay and organiser of the popular Salsa Group, has teamed up with dance enthusiast Enrique Salomao for a fun two-hour Zumba 500 workout at the Great Hall, Beach Rd Pialba, this Saturday, April 17.

“We are aiming to get 500 people on Saturday.  But that’s just the start,” she said.

Ms Maynes says Zumba 500 isn’t just for fitness gurus; just about anyone can come along and give it a go, male or female.

“There is no room to feel uncomfortable.  You just go at your own pace. Everyone is too busy getting their own groove on to look at you” she said.

“It’s for all shapes and all ages.  They’re people in their 60s and 70s that come along to Zumba and can certainly keep up.”

“For that whole lesson I’m getting a huge maximum workout. It’s so much fun, and you feel awesome for the rest of the day.”

The party starts with registration at 9.30am at a cost of $15. The event runs from 10am to noon.

Make sure you dress in comfortable and sporty clothing. Children welcome.

To find out more visit

‘Zumba in the Park’

What an awesome morning of fun was had with ‘Zumba in the Park’ at Scarness foreshore in Hervey Bay on Saturday. Over 80 people enjoyed the outdoor exercise.

This was a FREE event I organised for the Fraser Coast Community with:
The Fraser Coast Regional Council kindly donating the stage, electricity and park permit for FREE
I have designed the artwork and organized the event for FREE – Design House
Sea FM Radio for doing a fantastic FREE plug
Enrique instructing the ZUMBA class forFREE
Salsa Group promoting the event for FREE

A big thank you to all who assisted and those who attended.

I just did my 1st ever ZUMBA class, I’m hooked!!!!!!

Today at 10.30am I went to Changes Gym in Hervey Bay for my first ever ZUMBA class.

Ricky Salomao our Instructor is from Rio in Brazil and certainly put us through a FUN & High energy workout!

Ricky was extremely funny as he instructed us how to do our Latin fitness moves to the pumped up Latin music.

The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Our goal is simple: We want you to want to work out, to love working out, to get hooked.

….. click here to learn more.

Ricky also mentioned to me he would be training people to take over to tackle the Kokoda Trail plus doing adventure & training days on Fraser Island. I’m in!!!!

I can’t wait till he returns from vacation in January so I can start attending regular ZUMBA classes!

Salsa Party # 5

Saturday night was the hugest Salsa Party to date with over 200 people dancing up a Salsa storm @ the Bayswater. 

The fun started at lunch time with Hervey Bay’s Jeanette Maynes from Design House and event manager of the Salsa Group parading the incredible Latin dance performers from Vida Latina Dance Co. along our Esplanade at Torquay promoting their upcoming performance; Latin Fantasy “Lolita’s Story’ creating quite a stir ….. click here to read more about the party and view the gallery.


A big Thank You to the Vida Latina Dance Troupe, I Harte Latin, the Bayswater Hotel, Design House, Fraser Coast Chronicle & the Salsa Group and all those who attended making these nights possible!!!!

Gold Coast Salsa Weekend

ladyFriday night my friend Naomi & I booked into Jupiter’s Casino to watch Lady Salsa!!! What a sensational, electric & high energy performance. We thoroughly enjoyed the show and even went up on stage and did some Salsa! The show is a must see!

Shake your maracas and shimmy on down for the sauciest stage show in Jupiters’ history.
Hit the steamy streets of Havana and take a dip in the red hot world of Rumba, Mambo and Salsa for the dancing revolution that changed the world.
Lady Salsa is a stunning dance spectacular that charts Cuba’s vibrant and amazing history through the music and rhythm of this intoxicating island.
This whirling kaleidoscope of dazzling colour and seductive glamour features the red-hot rumba, mambo, cha-cha-cha and the sensational salsa. Gorgeous dancers in an incredible array of glittering, sexy costumes and an impossibly funky band, transport you to the steamy streets of Havana and the world of Salsa, rum and revolutions.

jean-lucSaturday it was off to DouDouLe Latin Dance Camp 2009 for a full day of dance workshops plus a party and some amazing performances!!! This camp is organized by Jean-Luc Lambs whom I met and found to be an extremely pleasant, professional and helpful person. The thank you speech at the end of the night seemed to sum up his personality with the comment, “Heart of Gold!” What Jean-Luc is doing for the Australian Latin Dance Community is sensational and even with all the pressure of organising such a huge event he displayed no signs of stress. The 368 Latin enthusiasts in attendance had the choice of over 20 different Latin workshops in a range of levels throughout the day, followed by a huge party with the Sauciest & Hottest Latin Dancing I have ever come across.

The Party included performances from some of Australia’s most famous and talented Latin Dancers. It was an amazing experience to be part of such a huge Latin dance event and to feel the electric energy run through your body. I can’t wait for next year’s camp!!! 

ludaSaturday Nights Performers: 
1.     Jaime Jesus & Mary (Jaime organises the Sydney Salsa Congress)
2.    Latin Motion Rising stars
3.    Kevin & Chelsea
4.    Carlos & Elli (Australian Salsa Cabaret Champions)
5.    Csaba & Val
6.    Kadu & Larissa (who made Zouk famous in Australia)
7.    CDA Samba
8.    Modus Vivendi
9.     Oliver Pineda & Luda Kroitor  (the current 5 times World Salsa Champions from ‘Dancing With The Stars’) 


Right on the beautiful beaches of the Gold Coast….DouDouLe Latin Dance Camp was founded in 2008 by Jean-Luc Lambs , who is also the Organiser for Brisbane Number 1 Latin Club “Casablanca Sunday Salsa Seduction”. Jean-Luc is also the Official MC to many Latin Parties, Festivals , Congresses and Concerts around Australia and has built himself a reputation for being partly involved in bringing the Latin Community together in his home town Brisbane.

DouDouLe Latin Dance Camp is designed to bring all Latin Dancers from different schools and cities under 1 roof, in a different setting and environment to your Dance Halls. A relaxed, Holiday environment makes this Latin Event one of its kind and it’s right on the Beaches of the Famous Gold Coast. His ideas of everyone together under 1 roof is to bring Unity and Love and also bring Dancers closer together by sharing more personal time together and the Passion that everybody brings with them , which is Latin Dance. For more information please click here .

 [Info via Jupiters Casino & DouDouLe Latin Dance Camp]

Salsa Party # 3 Goes Off!

Dear Lenny & Mio, Thank you for such a fun, action packed night! Your performances, Zouk lesson and the way you worked the crowd was sensational!!! Thanks for making our Salsa Party so special and please come back to Hervey Bay soon to dance with all your new friends! The professionalism of your company and performances is to be commended.

Once again the Deck Restaurant was packed for another huge night of Salsa dancing!!

We started the night with some drinks and our buffet dinner then the dancing began with two performances by Lenny and Mio from the Vida Latina Dance Gym in Brisbane.

To find out more please click here.

Next Salsa Party, All Welcome!!!


Sat 2nd May 09

6pm til’ late

The Deck Restaurant

Smart / Cocktail
(Pink, Red, Black & Silver theme)

Complimentary beverage on arrival, Buffet Dinner & Dessert, Lucky Door Prize, 2 Live Performances & a FREE 1/2 hr lesson by Lenny & Mio from Vida Latina in Brisbane + a night of high energy dancing!
Contact The Deck Restaurant
P: 07 4125 1155
to pay and secure your tickets.
(eftpos | credit card facilities available)
(tickets are non refundable)
Hurry! Tickets will Sell fast!

Please click here to download poster.

Please click here for more info.

Spice it up with Latin Dance Lessons in Hervey Bay!


Wednesday night it was off for my first dance lesson with Taylor Harte a new Street Latin Salsa Teacher in Hervey Bay at Stafford Park Sports & Leisure Centre (Seagulls Football Club).

I took part in two lessons learning the basics of the progressive Jive, Cha Cha and Salsa and had a good time thoroughly enjoying the exercise.

Taylor knows her stuff and her Latin dance lessons are strictly FUN!

There was a good turnout for the first night with over 20 Latin dance enthusiasts attending, thought it always great to attract more, especially guys. So if you’re keen please contact Taylor and come on down to the classes. For more information please click here.

So You Think You Can Dance!


GIANNE ABBOTT from Brisbane / Sunshine Coast, Queensland is in the Top 12 of “So You Think You Can Dance” on Sundays Channel 10 at 7.30pm. 

This is one talented woman, her performances are definately worth a look!

Let’s support Gianne by voting for her and keeping her in the competition.  

Send SMS message to 19 10 10 and type in Gianne or call check the number from the showchanges weekly

[Image Via So You Think You Can Dance}

I’ve decided to start a new venture to provide myself and others with abit of fun and fitness!

The group welcomes all ages, singles, couples, dancers, non dancers and will seek to ensure all have a fantastic time. The music is exciting, the dancing is HOT and the atmosphere electric!

I hope you may enjoy the website and the events too!

Welcome to Salsa Group

For those of you that like to have fun through dining, socialising and dancing this is the website for you.

Keep an eye on upcoming events and read and view images on posts of the past events.

There are also links if you are interested in taking dance classes to improve your latin rhythms and dance movements.

Please enjoy…click here to go to Salsa Group!