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sprite-comedy  Stand Up Comedy and Quillarious

Every Monday
Streetbeat Comedy (formerly Camden Comedy at The Cuban, Camden Market) now has a new home: The Old Crown, 33 New Oxford Street WC1A 1BH
Streetbeat Comedy presents two FREE comedy shows fused into one every Monday!
Streetbeat Open Mic Comedy: An amazing bunch of Open mic talent performing their funnies and frolic. New acts or new material.
and...
Introducing Quillarious! A brand new comedy format!
Quillarious is what happens when a room full of people attempt to write five minutes of stand up collectively in an hour. It’s panel show meets comedy workshop as MC Alastair Sadler leads two teams of point hungry audience through a bunch of exercises designed to fluff out the funnies. Will we succeed? Who knows, but we’ll have a bunch of fun along the way.
Experience required = None! Admission = £0 Embarrassment = None!
Just a huge sense of being at the cutting edge of comedy, joy, well being, happiness, and lowering the possibility of nuclear war (none declared at time of publication) ... and it’s funny.
7.30pm start - 10pm
We're upstairs so use the bar on the ground floor to save a trip :-)

Why not bring Quillarious into your office? More fun than you've ever had in the meeting room (excluding that Xmas party!)
Download a pdf of Quillarious for corporate entertainment

sprite-comedy  Show Details in Brief

Starting Mondays from May 8th 2017
Streetbeat Comedy (formerly Camden Comedy at The Cuban, Camden Market) now has a new home.
The Old Crown, 33 New Oxford Street WC1A 1BH
Please arrive by 7.15pm for 7.30 start until 10-10.30pm
Admission is FREE (There will be a bucket for donations - No obligation or arm twisting)

The evening combines to shows:
Streetbeat Comedy Open Mic and Quillarious

Open Mic - Top open mic talent plus newbies perform five minute stand up comedy sets to try out new material, MC'ed by Alastair Sadler.

Quillarious - A new comedy format where the audience compete to write comedy. It's panel show meets comedy workshop.


Tip: Use the bar on the ground floor and bring you drinks up with you.(saves a trip)
Camden Comedy is my new Free Open Mic Comedy Night held upstairs at The Cuban, Camden Market.
Compared by myself it will feature the top open mic talent plus newbies to stand up and something extra??


Come along and be entertained with real live comedy. Some of it you’ll love and some of it will be ‘ok’ and some will be Uh? or even oh! But I guarantee it will fun!

House Rules:
I have a 'support and be nice' rule. It works both ways. The acts are nice to the audience and the audience are nice and supportive to the acts.

Please share our link on Facebook and Twitter everyone knows someone :-)


sprite-comedy  What is Quillarious

Introducing Quillarious! A brand new comedy format!
Quillarious is what happens when a room full of people attempt to write five minutes of stand up collectively in an hour.
It’s panel show meets comedy workshop as MC Alastair Sadler leads two teams of point hungry audience through a bunch of exercises designed to fluff out the funnies.
Will we succeed? Who knows, but we’ll have a bunch of fun along the way.
Experience required = None!
Admission = None!
Embarrassment = None!
...Just a huge sense of being at the cutting edge of comedy, joy, well being, happiness, and lowering the possibility of nuclear war (none declared at time of publication)

"... and the march of a 1000 mile starts with a single joke then gets really silly and we're there in no time :-)" Chairman Mao NOT!

sprite-comedy  Quillarious for corporate events


When it’s a good idea to reward your team with a fun event, the
challenge is to find something that’s fun , new , different that may
even be productive.
Well here it is ... Quillarious the comedy writing game show!

Premise: We use whatever time’s available (usually 90mins or an
afternoon) to collectively write and perform five minutes of stand up
comedy.
The theme of the comedy can be random or a corporate message
e.g. a mission statement. Quillarious is highly adaptable to your
ideas.
We divide into teams, find the funnies and then connect them up in
a back story. These are presented in our ‘Stand Up Challenge.’
And finally, our awards ceremony is where the best contributor
receives one of the highest accolades ever created, a Quillarei!

Why Quillarious:
This is primarily about fun and enjoyment.

Points regarding the underlying psychology can be made if
desired and it’s possible to use Quillarious as part of you
team building strategy.

Quillarious is a challenging activity that’s out of most
people’s comfort zone. By ‘going there’ as a group,
individuals practice supporting each other and reassess
each other's talents.

Creativity is necessary in any problem solving situation. The
clues are there but connecting them up is tough under
competitive or time pressures. Quillarious achieves success
through creating a friendly creative environment, enjoying
failure, but keeping everyone working towards the goal.


Client list including:
? Kings Cross Management Services,
? Wellcome Trust,
? BBC,
? British Army,
? Pride,
? HM Revenue & Customs,
? Ernst & Young,
? British Airways.
Contact:
Alastair Sadler
Mob: 07939012231
Email: salsa@streetbeat.co.uk

sprite-comedy  Where and When

Address:
The Old Crown, 33 New Oxford Street WC1A 1BH

The Old Crown is a traditional pub on the corner of Museum Street and New Oxford Street.
It’s halfway between Tottenham Court Road tube (0.3miles) and Holborn (0.2miles) so easy to walk to within five minutes.
We’re on the second floor so remember stop off at the ground floor bar and bring your drinks up with you.
It’s an old narrow steep staircase so disabled access is difficult. Please ask for assistance.

Map link:

sprite-comedy  How to Perform at Streetbeat Comedy

Important:
Advanced booking is only for the Open mic part of the show i.e. acts with five minutes of prepared material.
To take part in Quillarious does not require booking. Please text if you are bringing a group of four plus so I can arrange seating 07939012231

To acts:
This gig is not a bringer but please do bring your friends anyway as we'll all have a better gig.
Content: As ever I'm steering the show away from course, overtly adult, foul mouthed and the hate filled sets.

Booking form links to get a five minute open mic spot at Quillarious.
Each date has it's own form so choose the right one. If you fill it the form the spot is yours, instantly! Confirmed! Booked and totally in the bag.
If you need to change the date please text me on 07939012231

Choose two or three dates:

02-10-2017
09-10-2017
16-10-2017
23-10-2017
30-10-2017

Thanks in advanced Alastair

sprite-comedy  My Favorite comedy gigs on YouTube

Here's a link to my YouTube playlist of my favorite gigs.

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sprite-news Events:

This Autumn, after over twenty years of teaching salsa in London, I'm taking Salsa Rapido®, my fast ‘n fun teaching method to Edinburgh.

Two evenings of back to back intensive three hour salsa workshops 7pm to 10pm.
Location: The Foxy Fiddler Bar & Kitchen, 192 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3, use Haymarket station. Map Link

Wed. 25th Oct. 2017 Salsa Rapido Beginners Intensive.
Thurs. 26th Oct. 2017 Salsa Rapido Improvers plus.

Do one or both, the choice is yours.
Book as a single or a couple, the booking system balances the numbers of men and woman.
Open for ages 18+
Prices £30 or less (discounts for couples, Uni students and doing both courses)
BOOK NOW!

Salsa Rapido® method uses humour and popular psychology to speed your learning, making it a fast, fun alternative approach to learning salsa. It’s aim is to get you up to ‘club competence’ and beyond as soon as possible, while helping you to avoid many of the bad habits and pitfalls.
Salsa Rapido method works for all regional styles of salsa, enabling you to dance with anyone from anywhere.

For Beginners:
  • Salsa Rapido is simply the fastest and most fun way into salsa, so let’s get dancing.
  • There’s no slog and no stress just easy core moves and clear explanation.
  • We’ll pinpoint the skills of leading, following, looking good and having fun on the dance floor.
  • I’ll introduce you to the seven rules that make salsa a lot less complicated.
  • You’ll gain a clear insight into where style and your confidence comes from, why things go wrong and a practical approach to going from clunky to mastery.


For Improvers and above:


  • A series of unique Salsa Rapido concepts and exercises that help develop your dancing and dance experience.
  • Understanding your journey from beginner to advanced dancer
  • Building rapport with your partner.
  • Musical interpretation, easy ways to connect to the music.
  • Event based vs choreography based moves.
  • Remembering moves and processing moves from the internet.
  • Finding your flow and creativity.

If I’ve missed something just call/text me on 07939012231

Please help spread the word in Edinburgh. Share if you can.
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I can’t remember how many times I’ve been asked for Intermediate levels intensive courses and so I’ve organised one.
The NEW 'Deep Salsa for Intermediates' Salsa Rapido Intensive course.

This course is not and bunch of moves, styling or footwork. It’s for dancers who are looking to energise their salsa through looking at things in a different way. It uses models and exercises that you may not be familiar with, but they allow you to discover the underlying psychology and ways to change the way you dance if necessary.

Salsa Rapido® Method:
The ethos of Salsa Rapido is the same at all levels.It’s the Fast, Fun and Progressive approach to salsa. In other words I want to get you better faster, while having a heap of fun. If you think teaching should be a dry, boring or an authoritarian experience, be warned you’ll hate this! It's fun and challenging.

Are you intermediate?
My definition of an intermediate is someone who regularly dances freestyle salsa.
I’m the first to admit that’s a wide group of levels but I’m working on the basis that those who dance in clubs should know enough to lead/ follow and can operate at ‘club speed’. Improvers can handle the info but struggle to implement things as fast simply because they haven't had enough ‘real time’ dance floor experience.
If you’re not sure call me 07939012231

Itinerary:
11.30am -5pm at Salsa Soho, 96 Charing Cross Road,
Cost £35 per person.
Advanced booking only please.

What’s on the course:

What is an advanced dancer:
What motivates a dancer to go from Intermediate to advanced? Motivation
Getting the most from each dance. Rapport
The Buzzsaw of Tension Release

Deep salsa:
Reactive leading - turning mistakes into opportunities.
Avoiding the blame game
The follower’s game - (trust me you’ll love it) Adv Body language

Moves:
The random move machine - Divergent thinking
Making the moves your own
Within his combos
Finding the state of Flow

Musical Interpretation to energise everything:
Find the beat
Making beats work for you
MI framework
Smooth Styling has to be my favorite i2i course. It takes off all the rough edges and smooths moves down until they flow. It also takes us to exciting new combos and techniques.
"I believe most people aspire to a smoother style where dancers seamless shift from one move to the next in complete balance with each other and the music."
This course aims to:
• Polish your salsa leading and following skills and develop true free styling (as opposed to choreographed salsa)
• Take your salsa style somewhere new and different so you gain an objective view of where you want to go with your salsa style
• Deliberately take the genre of Salsa somewhere new and exciting.
.....more

Please note:
All Salsa Rapido® i2i Flavors salsa classes are not suitable for absolute beginners (see Salsa Rapido 1-Day Intensive Salsa for Beginners)
All i2i Flavors salsa lessons start with the compulsory Salsa Rapido® framework section which introduces/ reinforces core concepts of event led salsa dancing.

If you've done an i2i course in the last 6 months use the offer code 'flav'
If you've done a 1-Day Intensive for Beginners in the last two months use the offer code 'b4'
Regular price £40 per person
times 11.30 -5pm bar Salsa 96 Charing Cross Road
Wow! two courses in one!

Garnish - the pretty stuff on the edge of the dish, and so it is for salsa....
I've collected many salsa techniques over the years that seem to breaks the rules of salsa and put them together in one full day course including:
Freezes, Dips 'n drops (doing them safely), Six beat moves (multiple spins and footwork, Transition steps
plus a some body language tips you wont get anywhere else! and
Musical interpretation!
So much more than counting!!!! arrrrrr!
The terms may not be familiar but their effect on the dance is!

Please note:
All Salsa Rapido® i2i Flavours salsa classes are not suitable for absolute beginners (see Salsa Rapido 1-Day Intensive Salsa for Beginners)
All i2i Flavours salsa lessons start with the compulsory Salsa Rapido® framework section which introduces/ reinforces core concepts of event led salsa dancing.

If you've done an i2i course in the last 6 months use the offer code 'flav'
If you've done a 1-Day Intensive for Beginners in the last two months use the offer code 'b4'
Regular price £40 per person and we now start at 11.30am

sprite-news News:

I've publish a new article on the Salsa Rapido blog.
Salsa Rapido method- Fast, Fun & Progressive 28/09/2017
streetbeat.co.uk/blog

Other Salsa Rapido articles include:

Travelling steps 30/04/2017
The Mechanics of Spinning 20/04/2017
What is Salsa Style? 08/02/2017
How I got into salsa 11/01/2017
Welcome to the Salsa Rapido Method 09/01/2017
We're Back!!!
After months in the wilderness of Camden Market we're back at the venue formerly known as The Cuban and now called Gabeto. It's a new clean shiny bar in the same building and the decor's more London and less Havana.

Join Moe, DeLarry and Me for a bunch of classes and fun

Some of the classes will be in Gabeto bar and some in Gabeto Studio AKA Alchemy but come to the bar first.

NEW START TIME OF 7.30pm we will be starting on time with or without you so please check in early.

New Pricing: £10 per evening. We'll be introducing a Cafe Nero style loyalty card.

I'd like to thank everyone for their support over this summer and welcome everyone back to get this night buzzing.
Professional lifestyle blogger Lela London came on the Salsa Rapido 1-Day Intensive and blogged about it.
Read her report:

becoming baby dirty dancing salsa swing dance london

"Whether you're prepping for a trip to Cuba or simply want to burn 2000 calories feeling sexy, Salsa Rapido is an absolute must."


I've set up a new section on the site for Tripadvisor reviews of the 1-Day Intensive Course.
If you've been on the course recently and would be kind enough to review it please go to
link
Thanks in advance :-)
For suggestions and suggestions please email me at salsa@streetbeat.co.uk

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