Registration Opens now for Maritza's Beginner Level 1 to Start Tuesday October 18th in Escondido

Greetings Everyone!
Due to a high demand of requests, I am opening registration for my One-Month Fall Beginners Series for Level 1. This is series is for anyone who has never danced Cuban salsa before. If this describes you, then this class is for you.

If you want to learn rueda de casino before this series starts and learn the basics, it is highly encouraged to take the beginner's 3-day bootcamp intensive at the 1st San Diego Cuban Dance Congress Oct 13-16. Click here for more details. This is taught by the best instructors around the country and local area. That 2-day intensive is $150 before Oct 1st; $175 on Oct 1st and after.

Or, you can take Maritza's class after the congress is over.

"Level 1: Never danced at all, brand new to the Cuban style dances, 2 left-feet;don't know how to find the beat, Salsa on-1(LA style, Mambo) dancers wanting to try casino/rueda de casino for the first time or you took one rueda class; did it one time but forgot it all "
To sign up: please complete this Google Registration Form and then pay cash on the first day of the class. Registrations accepted until the day before the class starts. 
MEETING Dates: Starts Tuesdays Oct 18, 2016 
Meeting Tuesdays 6:30pm-8:30pm for instruction AND....
Fridays for open rueda practice outdoors 6-8pm is an integrated 
(one hour for beginners 6-7pm; 7-8pm for Intermediates) 
LOCATION:  1717 S. Iris Lane, Escondido, CA 92081; turn left. 
This is a private dance studio in Doug Simon's property. The studio is a yellow-painted separate garage-turned-dance-studio. There will be an A-frame sign that says: Rueda De Casino a.k.a. Cuban Salsa class at the entrance of their drive way. Go past the first house on the left side. Look for the "BLUE reflector lights" off of Iris Lane. Plenty of parking nearest the house.  

WHAT TO BRING: Water bottle, small towel, comfortable sneakers or suede-bottom dance shoes. 

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? Contact Maritza directly: sbdiva32@yahoo.com or Phone: 206-300-4523

COST: $40.00 for the whole series. Do not miss a class, there is no make up class. The purpose of a closed series is to raise the level of casino rueda dance knowledge to the next level. There are 3 levels of Beginner level. This is LEVEL 1. To read more about Maritza's curriculum, click this link.

Cubamania White Dance Party Sunday September 18th

WHITE THEME CUBAN DANCE PARTY ** Matinee 4-9p.m.
Wear White, wear a Fedora and be ready to party with us a lo cubano as we say goodbye to the summer! 

Facebook Event: Cubamania White Dance Party Sunday September 18th



An afternoon of non-stop Cuban salsa, Timba and Cubaton with DEEJAY Warapo. 
Rueda de Casino Class with Guest Instructor Corey Eiland from Orange County!

We will have complimentary pastries from Porto's Bakery (until supplies last). 

$10 cover includes class and Porto's Cuban pastries (until supplies last). 
✮✮Plus 9PM-1AM, FREE ACCESS TO  SALSA & BACHATA ROOMS ✮✮
* Just show your wristband *
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✔ FREE ADMISSION IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS IN SEPTEMBER- MUST SIGN UP for our GUEST LIST! 
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CHILDREN WELCOMED. No charge for Children under 16. 

To learn about all of our Cuban Dance events and our Rueda de Casino classes, click LIKE on our page Dame Salsa Cubana

✮✮ THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING local instructors and musicians by attending this monthly event ✮✮

Address: 5332 Stevens Pl, Commerce, CA 90040

Robert & Laura Cristina

Friday Rueda Practice Meet Up (B-day Celebration) at Oceanside Pier - Fri. Sept 9th

Greetings San Diego Casineros!
Come dance outside with us in Oceanside. Rueda at the Oeanside pier. This is a public rueda practice and a social time.  All casineros are welcome no matter what level. Just come for some dancing. We are also celebrating 3 birthdays in September (Ziba, Veronica and Roi). We have a cake and have the Cuban Birthday song. Come join our fun North County rueda group. We are growing!

Here are the details
WHAT: Rueda Practice Meet Up....San Diego Style....OUTSIDE
WHEN: Friday, Sept 9th, 2016 6:30pm-8:30pm+
WHERE: Meet us in front of Wheel Fun Rentals on the other side (NORTH side) of the Pier. Click this map link for directions.

HOW TO PREPARE: Wear layers, flat shoes you don't mind scuffing. We will be on concrete with some sand. Bring water and some snacks to share. We will go have a late dinner together afterwards!  Come dance and break bread together. Free rueda class at Level 3 beginner level/Intermediate Level 1. We are practice our social dancing with some simple 1-eight-count moves. Get ready to learn paseala, exhibela, paseo inverso (a.k.a. rodeo).

In L.A.: CURUYE & KATI's CUBAN DANCE PARTY w CHANGUí MAJADERO & ROYLAND LOBATO - The GRANADA

CURUYE.COM, KATI, & The GRANADA invite you to a very special CUBAN DANCE PARTY on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 5-10 PM!

SABROSO! CHANGUí MAJADERO plays LIVE CHANGUÍ, & SON, the roots of SALSA, with very special guest, visiting Cuban dancer, ROYLAND LOBATO! Between sets DEEJAY WARAPO will be dropping those hot  contemporary Cuban dance beats they’re dancing to from Havana to Santiago de Cuba including CUBAN TIMBA, RUMBA, and REGGAETÓN!

To enjoy the band to the max, you’re invited to take a class in CHANGUÍ and SON with ROYLAND and KATI HERNÁNDEZ at 5:30 pm. Hopefully they’ll also give a demo of how these rhythms are  danced in Cuba to appreciate the Cuban phrase, “EL SON ES EL MÁS SUBLIME! ” (’Son is the most sublime!”). 

Along with al you dancers, KATI’s PA’ LA ORILLA DANCE TEAM will keep it happening on the dance floor all night.

Chef Israel has a varied menu for hungry dancers. He has added some special Cuban dishes for us  including Curuye’s fave lechón asado (lroasted pork) with black beans and rice among the entrees.

We’ll be celebrating September birthdays ALMA ÁLVAREZ SALAZAR, RICARDO SALAZAR with a special Cuban Birthday dance!

ALL AGES ARE WELCOME (including supervised children)

SPREAD THE WORD! LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING BACK at The GRANADA and DANCING WITH YOU ALL!

CURUYE & KATI's CUBAN DANCE PARTY
Sunday, September 11, 5:00-10:00 PM
The GRANADA 17 South First Street, Alhambra 91801
$15 cover at door
$12.50 PRE SALE DISCOUNT: CLICK HERE
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We are honored to bring together CHANGUÍ MAJADERO, the Los Angeles-based band who specializes in CHANGUÍ, and CUBAN SON, the dance  music born in eastern Cuba: Guantánamo and Santiago de Cuba, together with ROYLAND LOBATO from Guantánamo, graduate in DANCE from Havana’s esteemed SCHOOL of INSTRUCTORS of the ARTS, and founding member of Cuba’s renown 7 POTENCIAS folkloric dance company. Royland has performed and taught Cuban folkloric and popular dance internationally, and currently lives and performs in the Bay Area. 

In L.A.: ROYLAND LOBATO: TEACHING 4 AFRO CUBAN DANCE WORKSHOPS SEPT 10 & 11!

Cuban dancer ROYLAND LOBATO in L.A. SAT & SUN, SEPT 10 & 11!


Cuban dancer ROYLAND LOBATO from Guantánamo, is a graduate in DANCE from Havana’s esteemed SCHOOL of INSTRUCTORS of the ARTS, and founding member of Cuba’s renown 7 POTENCIAS folkloric dance company. Royland has performed and taught Cuban folkloric and popular dance internationally, and currently lives and performs in the Bay Area. 

SAT SEPT 10: RUMBA!
- 1:00-2:30 PM:  GUAGUANCÓ ($20)
- 2:30[3:30 PM:  COLUMBIA ($15)
$30 for both classes
LIVE DRUMMING ACCOMPANIMENET

SUN SEPT 11
-11 AM-12:30 PM - CHANGÓ from Cuba's Yoruba tradition ($20)
-12:30-2 PM - FOLKLOR CAMPESINO ($20)
$35 for both classes.
LIVE MUSIC ACCOMPANIMENT

DOWNTOWN DANCE & MOVEMENT
1144 So Hope St, L.A. 90015

To PRE PAY and RESERVE YOUR SPOT, CLICK HERE.

SUNDAY 5:30 PM - ROYLAND will be teaching CHANGUÍ & SON to kick off CURUYE & KATI's CUBAN DANCE PARTY at The GRANADA 17 First St, Alhambra 91801



Back To School Social Alma Latina San Diego - Sat. Aug 27th

Alma Latina Dance Company San Diego will be having their 2nd social at their new studio location! The first one was a success and everyone gave them great reviews about their new location! So, if you missed the first social, come check it out for yourself in your favorite school boy/girl attire!

We will be having a Jack & Jill contest where two lucky winners will be winning a ticket, each, to next month's Carnival Boat Cruise party in San Diego (a ticket value of $59 each!!!) No partner required for contest!

Performances by rueda casino team. enRuedame Mas, Majesty In Motion, and special presentation by Ivette Bogarin one of her young students, Isabella, have been confirmed! Awesome!!! Yours truly, as DJ Nox, will be in the mix! Save the date and please share!
Alma Latina San Diego will be having a guest instructor for Saturday's social. Our guest will be Maritza Baida from the team, enRuedame Mas. Maritza will be teaching a Basic Fundamentals de Casino class from 8pm to 9pm! Welcome Maritza!
Here are the details:
WHAT: Salsa/Rueda Social Meet Up (Rueda class for beginners led by Maritza)
WHEN:
WHERE: Alma Latina Dance Company San Diego - 4255 Ruffin Rd, Ste 200, San Diego, California 92120
COST: $10.00 a person
HOW TO PLAN: Optional - dress in Back to School Harry Potter themed attire. 

Casino on Concrete at Moonlight Beach - Sat. August 27th

We are taking it outside to dance to Cuban music at Moonlight Beach. Our August installment of Casino on AstroTurf will be on Saturday, August 27th at Moonlight Beach. Join us for some fun ruedas, salsa suelta and  on-on-one casino dancing. Bring your camera to capture the sunset while we dance. 
Come join the salsa suelta line dances and rueda de casino and just one-on-one casino dancing.

Detail are listed below:
What: Casino on Concrete at Moonlight Beach (Casinero Meet Up)
When: Saturday, August 27th 4:00pm-7:00pm
Where: Moonlight State Beach near the concession stand. Click this link for Google Direction
What to bring: a snack to share and something to drink.