Ride the Timba Mob Bus! - Sat. July 9th

COME ALONG AND TAKE A RIDE ON THE TIMBA MOB BUS!  This will be an experience YOU don't want to miss! Casineros, we will be on board an open top double decker bus touring San Diego stopping and preforming flash mob ruedas at various locations.

The ride will cost $40 pre sale and $45 day of ride. To save you $s on ticket fees, this is a cash/check deal. We have added ability to take credit card online, which has a service fee. Click here to purchase your tickets online. You MUST be on the going list before July 8th. Contact Roi Brignac to arrange payment at 760 453-8515.

Food and drinks (water, Cuba Libres, mojitos & beer) will be provided. We will provide a food selection menu soon. We are limiting the capacity to 50 casineros/riders. If we get more than 50 people wanting to go, we can look into scheduling another bus. We will need another 50 riders to obtain another bus. First come first serve basis. 

------- Schedule -------
3:00pm - Arrive at Town & County Convention Center; 500 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108
3:30pm - Board the Timba MOB bus and have a GREAT time touring San Diego dancing Rueda with good & new friends!
7:30pm - Return to Town & Country Convention Center
*Please be prompt because the bus will be leaving at 3:30pm sharp-ish. We will not wait.

FYI....Noche Cubana is happening that night so the dance party continues! Details to come!

San Diego's 1st TIMBA-THON!

San Diego's 1st TIMBA-THON!  Join us for a night in Timba heaven with Casino Line-Dances, Plenty of room for Ruedas, Timba suelta and even Conga lines...why not?!!!  Plus a Couples Casino Dance Contest!!

The Casino Dance Contest is couples only.  Choreography isn't required, but if you have one, show us what you've got!  We just want to know who can Timbear' the best!  No applications needed. Just let us know at the door if you want to participate as contestants, and you'll be assigned a number. Dance Contest will start at 8pm. If you plan to participate, please arrive before then.

*Dance Contest Winners get Tickets to LOS VAN VAN June 5th San Diego concert at Music Box!!!
And don't miss a Santiago-style Conga-line at 7pm with Juan Carlos Blanco and Omo Ache's Percussion & Dance ensemble.  

TIMBA-THON is also the official closing party for the Cuba Today! Cuba Hoy! gallery exhibit.  You'll be movin' and groovin' to the best Timba music surrounded by beautiful Cuban artwork and photography.  Last chance to see this collection!  There will also be tasty Cuban snacks and light refreshments available for purchase.

This is a family-friendly, all-ages event!
All children must be supervised by adult/guardian.

When: Sunday, May 29th, 5pm-10pm
Where: Centro Cultural de la Raza, 2004 Park Blvd. SD, CA 92101
Admission: $5  (at door)
More Info @ omoachecubanculture.org
Questions about dance contest or event, call us: (619) 520-8353

NEW Beginner Rueda w/ Performance Intensive Series Starting after Memorial Day - Tues May 31st

Get ready to step into performance as a beginner! Yes, Maritza is starting a NEW 3 Week (9 sessions) rueda classes series and is changing it up! This will be a Blended Level 1 through 3 Beginners Rueda de Casino Instruction which leads to a performance at the Vintana Restaurant in Escondido at the near end of the 3-week session. There are NO Drop-ins and NO make up classes for this series. This need to be a 100% commitment to perform at the end of the series. Yes, the pressure to perform will actually add fuel to the fire to learn the dance. No worries, this performance is structured and choreographed.
This class set up for new Cuban Salsa Dancers who:
- Have no dancing experience
- Have not yet found the beat
- Have taken a break from weekly classes and attended sporadically
- Are casino follows but now want to learn to lead
- Are casino leads but now want to learn to follow
- Are salseros (On-1, LA Style, In-line salsa dancers, New York style, On-2)
- Need a review of basic moves for muscle memory sake (so as not to ruin a rueda in a social setting)

(9 classes in 3 weeks) with performance call at a public event

1st intensive week After Memorial Day
  • Tuesday May 31st - 6pm-7:30pm @ a private studio in Escondido
  • Wednesday June 1st - 6pm-7pm @ Vintana Restaurant for casino lesson(public invite)
  • Thursday June 2nd - 6pm-7:30pm @ a private studio in Escondido
  • Friday June 3rd - 6:30pm-8:30pm outside at Maple Street Plaza (public invite)
2nd week
  • Tuesday, June 7th 6pm-7:30pm - @ a private studio in Escondido
  • Wednesday, June 8th 6pm-8pm @ a private studio in Escondido

3rd week
  • Tuesday, June 14th 6pm-7:30pm @ a private studio in Escondido
  • Wednesday, June 15th 6pm-7pm @ Vintana Restaurant casino lesson (performance from the class)
  • Friday, June 17th 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oceanside Pier (public invite) celebrate...the series is over!
$40.00 per person. There are NO Drop-ins and NO make up classes for this series. Click this link to register for the intensive class series.

Una Bulla!!

Cubamanía - Friday Cuban Salsa Night - Fri. May 20

****CUBAMANIA EVENT UPDATE*****Nayara Nuñez is unable to teach class on Friday due to a conflict with her work schedule****SOOOO WE WILL INSTEAD HAVE RUEDA DE CASINO LESSON with your HOSTS Robert Morales & Laura Cristina. COME LEARN THIS FUN, ADDICTING, CUBAN DANCE!!!!! We apologize for the sudden change. We will invite Nayara to our Cubamania event in the near future. WE HOPE YOU WILL STILL JOIN US TO DANCE A LO CUBANO until 1:45 a.m. THIS FRIDAY, MAY 20TH. 

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Facebook Event: Cubamania - Friday Cuban Salsa Night

$10 cover includes: Entry to our Fieston que te va' gustar!
- Dance lesson
- Cuban Pastelitos hasta que se agoten (until supplies last).
- Birthday Cake (until it lasts)
- Access to Steven's salsa/bachata lounge for more dancing (at no additional charge).
* Valet Parking Available + FREE parking on back of restaurant + street parking.
Dinner can be purchased in the Cubamanía ballroom. Just ask one of the servers. Steven’s Steak House and Cubamanía appreciate your support by leaving personal beverages at home.
We are GRATEFUL for you and for supporting our local instructors and musicians! Una bullaaa!
Robert & Laura Cristina

Here are the details:
WHAT: Cubamania - Friday Cuban Salsa Night
WHEN: Friday, May 20th, 2016 7pm
7-8pm - Rueda de Casino Class by Robert Morales & Laura Cristina
8pm - Party (music by DJ Warapo)
WHERE: Steven's Steakhouse - 5332 Steven's Place, Commerce, CA 90040
COST:  $10 cover charge includes:
- Access to Steven's salsa/bachata lounge for more dancing (at no additional charge).

* FREE parking back of restaurant + street parking.

Casino on Huntington Beach Pier (Cuban Salsa & Rueda) - Sat. May 21st

Oye mi Gente!!! Come join us at the beautiful Huntington Beach Pier for some fun Cuban Salsa as we watch the sunset and enjoy the ocean breeze. Enjoy the scenery, the music and the fun and dance the evening away!!
Facebook Event: Casino On Huntington Beach Pier (Cuban Salsa & Rueda)

****There is no class given at this event, just social Rueda and Casino dancing (play time)!****

We've been hosting for a few months and are very happy to see it growing! Come to Huntington Beach pier and join the fun as we dance Cuban salsa and rueda de casino. We play non stop Cuban Salsa/Timba from sundown pretty much until our feet just don't want to move anymore! Plenty of lights and excitement to keep us going. Look for us next to the pier, on the North side, in front of the grassy area. Wear comfortable shoes, bring your water bottle and a sweater or jacket!

Una Bulla!!!

---Robert Morales and Laura Cristina

Here are the details:
WHAT: Rueda de Casino & Cuban Salsa at the Huntington Beach Pier
WHEN: Saturday, May 21, 2016,  5:30pm
WHERE: Huntington Beach Pier Plaza  
Look for us at the North side of the pier.

HOW TO PREPARE: Walking/dancing shoes, snacks to share. Drinks to share as well!

Casinero Invasion at TGIF Jazz at the Park feat. Boogaloo Assassins (Latin, salsa, soul) in Carlsbad - Fri, July 22nd

Get ready for an incredible summer full of Cuban salsa dancing opportunities! City of Carlsbad TGIF Jazz at the Park just posted their schedule and here is the first featured latin group: Boogaloo Assassins (Latin, salsa,soul). If you want to hear theses guys, they are awesome! Click this link to hear one of their their song videos. As part of my weekly Friday class social dance meet up, we will be at this event to practice and dance with our rueda de casino friends! You don't want to miss this!
Here are the details:
WHAT: Carlsbad TGIF Jazz at the Park Casinero Invasion with Boogaloo Assassins - Latin, salsa Soul
WHEN: Friday, July 22, 2016 6pm-8pm Field opens at 4pm
WHERE:  Poinsettia Community Park - 6600 Hidden Valley Road, 92011 
Concert site is located at ball field #1.
HOW TO PREPARE: Bring chairs, blankets, some picnic snacks and drinks (yes you can bring wine/beer)
We will be on the grass closest to 1st base on the baseball field. 
PARKING: It is advisable to use the shuttle buses - Parking and shuttle information.
Free shuttle service will operate between 4:30 and 9 p.m. from North Coast Calvary Chapel, 1330 Poinsettia Lane at Aviara Parkway. Enter the parking lot at the stoplight intersection of Aviara Parkway and Camino de las Ondas.  Poinsettia Park map

Salsa Bachata Timba Night at Vintana Restaurant in Escondido - Wed. June 1st

After a successful Salsa Bachata Timba Night at Vintana in Escondido last Friday (May 13th), the management was so pleased that they want to do it again. It will be a Wednesday night but reasonably set so you can still wake up the next morning to go to work! So plan it out to dance after work! This venue is top notch classy, elegant and it's outside on the top patio deck. A great place to dance! Next one is June 1st!

Here are the details:
WHAT:  Salsa Bachata Timba Night at Vintana Wine & Dine in Escondido (North County)
WHEN:  Wednesday, June 1, 2016
        5:00-6:00pm - Happy Hour
        6:00-7:00pm - Mini Cuban salsa lesson
        7:00-9:00pm - Social dancing
WHERE: Vintana Restaurant 3rd, 1205 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA 92029
COST: FREE but please buy some drinks to keep the management happy for future dance nights like this!