North Shore Times : December 23rd 2010
5 NORTH SHORE TIMES, DECEMBER 23, 2010 NEWS 18ct two tone three stone diamond ring $2199 $1599 18ct two tone sapphire and diamond cluster ring $1899 $1395 18ct two tone channel set solitaire diamond ring $3699 $2795 18ct yellow gold diamond channel set dress ring TDW .50ct $2599 $1999 diamonds are the key to her heart this Christmas Shop G06 Westfield Shore City, TAKAPUNA Ph: (09) 489 8461 www.fifth-avenue.co.nz Fifth Avenue Diamond Jewellers www.kmart.co.nz 0405P-NST we're extending Christmas for you Open 7am - midnight Open 7am - 8pm Closed Open 7am - 7pm Open 8am - 9pm Thurs. 23rd December Fri. 24th December Sat. 25th December Sun. 26th December Mon. 27th December Dancing to a Kiwi tune Oozing confidence: Greydis Montero needs music like she needs water. It is one of her lifelines to dance. Photo: BEN WATSON ' Moving your hips around is like getting your Cuban passport. You learn to dance before you learn to walk. ' Greydis Montero By LISA HONEYBONE Dance is a rite of passage where Greydis Montero comes from. Moving your hips around is like getting your Cuban passport,'' she says. People dance while they're cooking, doing the dishes, even in the shower, she says. You learn to dance before you learn to walk.'' The 28-year-old has been living here for nearly eight years and one of her dreams is to call herself a Kiwi. She is working towards gaining residency and she eventually hopes to gain citizenship. Greydis knew she wanted to be a dancer when she was a little girl and by age 16 she was already working with professionals. She is a graduate of the pres- tigious National School of Arts in Havana and has toured all over the world. Greydis was a principal dancer and choreographer for the show Lady Salsa that ended its tour in New Zealand. She fell so in love with the country that she decided to stay. Although it's painful to be away from her family they support her in everything she does. She says she won't travel back to see them until she has New Zealand residency. Right now, it's her number one priority. Auckland may seem a long way from tropical Havana where people dance in the streets and bars any time of day and night. But Greydis is passionate about teaching her rhythmically infectious moves to people of all ages and fitness levels right here in Auckland. She teaches everything from the traditional salsa to the more emerg- ing and contemporary styles like salsaton and reggaeton. One of her most important lessons is learning to relax and feel confident. She teaches her students one of her own first lessons in life, how to walk like you own the world. You're allowed to feel sexy and use your body,'' she says. Greydis says it may sound cliched but she honestly believes she was born to dance. It's an emotional release and allows her to express herself freely. She spends practically every waking moment moving to music. It's not so much a question of how long I spend dancing as how long I spend not dancing,'' she says. Greydis says she will never stop. I will dance in a wheelchair if I have to,'' she says. As long as I'm moving one part of my body, I'll be happy.'' Greydis teaches around Auckland including Latin fitness and Cuban salsa in Devonport on Tuesday nights. Visit www.thecubangroove.com for more information.
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