Cubamania with Silfredo La O Vigo & DJ Warapo - Sunday July 17th

Curious about learning Rumba & Cuban traditional Dance and body movements to enhance your dancing? Then mark your calendars for July 17th! We are honored to have Santiago de Cuba native Artist, Painter, Percussionist, Professional Dancer and Dance Professor, Silfredo La O as our Guest Instructor. 
✔ See post with Silfredo's Bio to learn more about our multi-talented guest!
✔ DEEJAY WARAPO will play the THE BEST OF CUBAN SON (AKA SALSA), TIMBA & MORE!
✔ RAFFLE TICKETS TO SAN DIEGO CUBAN CONGRESS
✔ALSO RAFFLING FREE PASSES TO UPCOMING CUBAMAN√ćA FIESTON ON 8/21 WHEN WE WILL BE CELEBRATING ROBERT MORALES' BIRTHDAY!!!! BIG PARTY WITH LIVE CUBAN MUSIC !!!!
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✔ FREE ADMISSION IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS IN JULY - MUST SIGN UP for our GUEST LIST!
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✔FREE PARKING & VALET AVAILABLE
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✔ FREE FOR CHILDREN 16 & UNDER
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✔$10 COVER INCLUDES:
- Dance LESSON with Silfredo La O
- Cuban BOCADITOS until supplies last
- BIRTHDAY CAKE
- 9PM-1AM, FREE ACCESS TO
✮✮ SALSA & BACHATA ROOMS ✮✮
* Just show your wristband *
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✔FULL BAR & FOOD AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE in the Cubamania Ballroom. Just ask one of the servers :)
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✔DRESS TO IMPRESS
Steven's Restaurant has a dress code
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✮✮ THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING local instructors and musicians by attending this monthly event ✮✮
Robert & Laura Cristina

Noche Cubana in San Diego - July 9th

San Diego's biggest Cuban music & dance party is back for a steamy summer installment!! Featuring live performances by Tamboreros de mi Cuba, IN-FLOW, Afro-Cuban fused Hip-hop/R&B, Casino dance performance by Timba-thon Dance Contest Winners, Complementary Salsa lesson w/ Master Dancer Juan Carlos Blanco of Havana & former lead soloist of Raices Profundas! Hot dance floor with DJ playing only the best Cuban Timba & Son to keep you movin' and groovin' a lo Cubano. Plus don't miss a surprise Rueda de Casino! Delicious authentic Cuban cuisine & beverages available for purchase.  All-Ages, Family-friendly event!
Here are the details:
WHAT: Cuban Music & Dance Party w/ DJ and dance lesson
WHEN: Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 7pm-12am
WHERE: Balboa Park WorldBeat Center - 2100 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
COST: Admission $20 / Sold at door, day-of. Those attending the Timba MOB Bus event will get in for 25% off

Children 12 & under FREE. 

Casino on Huntington Beach Pier - Sat. July 16th

**Save the date for our next one, JULY 16TH. **FREE EVENT**
Come to Huntington Beach pier and join the fun as we dance Cuban salsa and rueda de casino. We play non stop Cuban Salsa 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 a snack to share, your water bottle and a sweater or jacket! Una bulla!!!
Here are the details:
WHAT: Cuban Salsa & Rueda de Casino Dance Meet Up at Huntington Beach Pier
WHEN: Sat. July 16, 2016, 6pm-9pm
WHERE: Huntington Beach Pier (North side at the bottom of the stairs) 
HOW TO PREPARE: Bring some thing to share (a snack or drinks)

Salsa, Timba, Bachata, Merengue, Kizomba Night at Vintana in Escondido - Wed. July 6th

If you didn't get the chance to come out and dance at the last Vintana Salsa, Timba, Bachata, Merengue, Kizomba night, you won't want to miss out on this. DJ Dino will be play all of this for your dancing pleasure.
There will be a mini-rueda lesson at the event given by Maritza. She's breaking out some new fun moves.
Here are the details:
WHAT:  Salsa Timba, Bachata Merengue, Kizomba Night at Vintana Wine & Dine in Escondido (North County)
WHEN:  Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
        5:00-6:30pm - Happy Hour prices for food and drinks
        6:15-7:15pm - Mini rueda lesson led by Maritza Baida new rueda moves
        7:30-9:00pm - Social dancing
WHERE: Vintana Restaurant 3rd, 1205 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA 92029
COST: FREE but please buy some drinks and food to keep the management happy for future dance nights like this! Here is the menu link. FREE valet parking as well.

Rueda Practice at Grape Day Park in Escondido (next to Center for the Arts) - Friday July 1st

Greetings Casineros,
Want to get your rueda on at the start of the weekend? Come and join us at Grape Day Park in Escondido for a rueda practice meet up. The Park is located next to the Center for the Arts.  This is an open door meet-up to come and social dance with my beginner's rueda cohort. We will be outside dancing while Cruisin' Grand Car Show is going on around us.


Here are the details:
WHAT: Meet Up for a rueda de casino practice and social dancing (part of my beginners class) Open to all. 
WHEN: Friday, July 1st, 2016 from 6pm-8:30pm+
WHERE: Grape Day Park at the old Santa Fe Train Depot in Escondido. 
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 Escondido Blvd 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!
Maritza

San Diego Pride Parade: Join Maritza and CSUSM by walking and dancing in the parade - Sat Jul 16th

Hello Mi Gente!
Two years ago we had a few casineros join Maritza and the Cal State University San Marcos students, administrators, faculty and staff to walk and dance in the parade. Maritza will be leading a salsa suelta routine as we walk in the parade. We did this last year and it was so much fun.  If you are interested please let Maritza know by e-mail or text. Her contact information is on the Instructors Tab of this blog or contact her on Facebook.
Here are the details:
WHAT: 2015 San Diego Pride Parade -  dancing Cuban Salsa Suelta w/ CSUSM 
WHEN: Saturday, July 16th from 9:30am-1:30pm
WHERE: Hillcreast Area of San Diego - 
WHERE TO MEET: CSU San Marcos has a Zone Color,  Zone # and Letter:
        Check-In Color Station: BLUE 
        Contingent Name: Cal State San Marcos 
        Contingent Number: To be announced soon!
        Contingent Zone: To be announced soon! 
        IMPORTANT: Please be at the contingent Zone/#  by 10:30 am.
Plan for enough time to park and take shuttle to parade starting point. The later it gets the longer the wait for the buses. 

PARADE LOCATION: Parade steps off at Normal Street and University Avenue. It runs west to 6th Avenue, south to Balboa Drive and Quince.  

PARKING & SHUTTLE INFO: There is free parking at The Old Naval Hospital on Park Blvd and President’s Way. (The parking lot across from the WorldBeat Cultural Center  - 2100 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101). This is directly across from the back of Balboa Park along Park Blvd. Free shuttle service will be available from the Naval Medical Hospital to the parade site. Shuttle service will also be provided between Hillcrest and the festival site after the parade. The shuttle drops off at the festival entrance at 6th and Juniper Street. Remember: the closer it gets to 11:00 am the longer it takes to get on a shuttle to get to the parade. Maritza will be at 10am at Zone # TBA with CSU San Marcos. Meet you there! 

WHAT TO WEAR: Colors of the rainbow or a rainbow tutu. wig sunglasses, hats (available at any party store). Most importantly, comfortable shoes. We are walking and a dancing for two miles!! See you there!

Rueda Practice at Meple Street Plaza - Friday June 24th

Greetings Casineros,
Want to get your rueda on at the start of the weekend? Come and join us at Maple Street Plaza in Escondido for a rueda practice meet up. This is an open door meet-up to come and social dance with my beginner's rueda cohort. We will be outside dancing while Cruisin' Grand Car Show is going on around us.
Here are the details:
WHAT: Meet Up for a rueda de casino practice and social dancing (part of my beginners class) Open to all. 
WHEN: Friday, June 24, 2016 from 6pm-8pm
WHERE: Maple Street Plaza in Escondido: Click here for Google directions 
(see pictures above for reference)
WHERE TO PARK: Two Options
Option #1: Park across from US Bank in the parking lot next to Maple Street Plaza - Here is the US Bank address: 125 N Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025

Option #2: Park across from Maple Street Plaza in the Center for the Arts Parking Lot off of W. Valley Parkway (a one-way street only going west). Use this link to help you guide yourself to this parking lot. There is plenty of parking there even with Cruisin' Grand Classic Car show going on.