Thanks to Rangitikei District Council - Creative Communities funding for providing a grant for Salsa at Ratana.

For a period of 10 weeks a number of classes were held in Ratana and attended by residents. It didnt hel that these classes were during the coldest Winter snap we had for a number of years and thanks to those who braved the conditions.

As a result from this funding we were able to host classes at Ratana and attend "Salsa Boot Camp" as part of professional workshops that were arranged by Petera Hudson of Salsa on the Awa and tutored by Raine from Palmerston North.

A further growing interest from those at Ratana are further professional development workshops namely Salsa Rueda being the 1st National Salsa Rueda to be held in New Zealand. This is to be held in 11-13 December 2009 attended by National and International salsero's.