Beginners Level 1 Rueda Practice at Grape Day Park - Fri. June 9th

Greetings Everyone (from my Beginner Level 1 Class)
So sorry for the late post. We are still meeting for Friday Rueda Practice. The picture below is where we will be in Grape Day Park for our practice. I will be there early at 5:30 to help anyone who needs help on the basic moves I taught on Tuesday.

Here are the details:
WHAT: rueda de casino practice (beginner level only)
WHEN: Friday, June 9, 2017 from 6:00pm-7:15pm
Breakdown of the practice:
6:00pm for beginners needing more time to repeat basic moves
WHERE: Grape Day Park at the old Santa Fe Train Depot in Escondido. Also known as the Escondido History Museum
340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025
Look for the green building on this weblink as your visual aid guide to find us. We will be there!

WHERE TO PARK: Park in the big Center for the Arts parking lot off of Broadway and Woodward Ave. Once you park, then click this link to find your way to us. Enter the Center for the Arts and go left towards the grass to the Train Depot. You will see us there on the wooden platform on the picture above.

Una Bulla!

Noche Cubana Sat. June 10th!

WHAT: San Diego, get those dancing shoes ready for a night of Rumba, Son, Timba & Más!
Transport yourself to Havana with a live Rumba show!
Dance the night away to the classic & contemporary sounds of Cuban band, SAOCO SON!
Enjoy a complementary Salsa Suelta (free-style Salsa) lesson with Master Dancer Juan Carlos Blanco!
Get down with DJ Warapo playing the best Cuban dance music throughout the night!
Open dance floor awaits all casineros, ruedas, rumberos, salseros and people who want to dance!
Taste delicious authentic Cuban cuisine and beverages!
All Ages Event!

WHEN: Sat. June 10th, 7pm - 12am

WHERE: WorldBeat Center, 2100 Park Blvd. SD. 92101

COST: $20
Kids 12 & under FREE!

Dinner: $7
Beverages Sold Separately.

Casino on AstroTurf at Solana Beach - Sat. June 24th

Are You Ruedy Casineros?!
That's right mi gente! It's the June installment of Casino on Cardboard but this time on AstroTurf and back in Solana Beach at our favorite spot. Let's dance, and have fun on the Astroturf. This place has one of the best views of the ocean, so bring your camara! Who wants to play Lethal Rueda!!

Come dance with us to our favorite music and join in on some ruedas, salsa suelta and just plain on-on-one casino dancing. The sun will set a little after 8pm so there will be plenty of sunshine and a cool Pacific breeze to enjoy.

Here are the details:
What: Casino on AstroTurf at Solana Beach
When: Saturday, June 24th 4pm-8pm
Where: Fletcher Cove Beach Park in Solana Beach: 111 South Sierra Avenue Solana Beach, CA 92075
What to bring: a snack to share and something to drink. This is a family-friendly event. 

Maritza's Rueda Performance Training Intensive for Tizitozaa Recital Begins Monday, June 5th

Greetings Everyone!!
It's that time of the year to train up for rueda de casino performances for the summer. I am looking for 10 follows and 9 leads to perform in a one of a kind rueda de casino performance. This is a 5-week-3x's-times-per-week commitment. Some of you might have seen my choreography piece from the San Diego Cuban Dance Congress. If you have not, click this link to see the congress video. 

I am aiming this performance for folks who took my Beginner's level 1, 2 & 3 or have performed before in a rueda dance team. This performance will be showcased at the Tierra Caliente Academy of Arts Semi-Annual Dance Recital called Ticitozaa at the California Center of the Arts in Escondido. This will also be the performance I take to the Tri-Cities Salsa Congress in Eastern Washington and will need willing participants to come with me to this fun dance congress. 

Below are the details of this 5-week dance performance training:
WHAT: Rueda Performance Dance Training Intensive to showcase at a dance recital & TriCities Salsa Congress
WHEN: begins Monday June 5th through Saturday July 8th - Below is the time commitment

Performance Training Intensive (5 weeks- 3 x's a week)
Week #1
Monday, June 5th7:30pm-9pmchoreography part 1Vista Community Service Center
Tuesday, June 6th7:30pm-9pmchoreography part 1Center for the Arts
Friday, June 9th7pm-8:30pmchoreography part 1Center for the Arts
Week #2
Monday, June 12th7:30pm-9pmchoreography part 2Vista Community Service Center
Tuesday, June 13th7:30pm-9pmchoreography part 2Center for the Arts
Friday, June 16th7pm-8:30pmchoreography part 2Center for the Arts
Week #3
Monday, June 19th7:30pm-9pmchoreography part 3Vista Community Service Center
Tuesday, June 20th7:30pm-9pmchoreography part 3Center for the Arts
Friday, June 23rd7pm-8:30pmchoreography part 4Center for the Arts
Sunday, June 25th11am-4pmShopping for costume Shopping for costume
Week #4
Monday, June 26th7:30pm-9pmChoreograhy part 4Vista Community Service Center
Tuesday, June 27th7:30pm-9pmadding intro and endingCenter for the Arts
Friday, June 30th7pm-8:30pmadding intro and endingCenter for the Arts
Week #5
Monday, July 3rd7:30pm-9pmcomplete choreographyVista Community Service Center
Wednesday, July 5th7:30pm-9;30pmcomplete choreographyCenter for the Arts
Thrusday, July 6th7:30pm-9:30pmcomplete choreographyCenter for the Arts
Friday, July 7th7pm-9pmDress rehearsalCenter for the Arts
Saturday, July 8th6pm-10pmShowtime!Center for the Arts

Monday's at the Vista Community Service Center - 642 Vista Village Drive, Vista, CA 92084
Tuesdays & Fridays at the Center for the Arts Studio Room TBA - 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025
COST: $50 total for the whole 5-week training if you are not a member with Tierra Caliente Academy of the Arts. If you are a Tierra Caliente member it is $25 for the month (since it goes through two months (June and part of July, it's is the same ($50) but you pay it to Tierra Caliente. Ask Maritza for clarification. 
HOW TO REGISTER: Please complete this online easy & quick registration form.



LET’s DANCE TO SOME CUBAN TIMBA-SON-RUMBA-REGGAETÓN to welcome  SUMMER at CURUYE’s JUNE CUBAN DANCE PARTY! DEEJAY WARAPO will be playing the best of CUBAN DANCE MUSIC, past and present, to keep the energy high on the dance floor throughout the evening! 
We’ll not only be CELEBRATING SUMMER, but KAREN POWELL’s RETIREMENT as well, and the JUNE BIRTHDAYS of KAY TORRES, STEFANIE ENDERSON, TANIA de LA PEÑA, MARLON CLARK, SEAN WILSON (so far!) who look forward to sharing some cake and dancing the birthday dance with you! 

DAMON WEBBER & KATI HERNÁNDEZ will team up to teach a RUEDA de CASINO CLASS at 5:30 PM to kick off the party, so be sure to come early!

Plan on having a meal or snack from Chef Israel’s varied menu! 

Message Curuye if you’d like to reserve a table!


The GRANADA, 17 So First Street, Alhambra 91801
FREE PARKING in structure across from the GRANADA.

$10 cover includes dance class. 


Casinero Meet-Up at 2nd Annual South Bay Salsa Festival - Sunday, July 9th

Summer is going to be packed with wonderful rueda and casino dancing opportunities. We were invited to perform a rueda performance at this event. See our picture below in the flyer. We will be there to call some ruedas and take in the beautiful view of the South Bay in Chula Vista. Get your tickets now as they are going fast for this event.

Here are the details:
WHAT: Casineros Meet Up at the 2nd Annual South Bay Salsa Festival
WHEN: Sunday, July 9th 12pm-6:30pm
WHERE: 550 Marina Bayside North, J Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910
COST: General $30; $40 at the door;  VIP (Reserved Seats) go for $60; $70 at the door
21& over (ID Required);   CLICK THIS LINK to buy your tickets.