Friday Rueda Practice at Maple Street Plaza - Fri. Apr. 12th

Greetings Everyone!
It is amazing to see how many are now intermediate level and we just keep growing. This will be an instruction class to cover my canceled class on Tuesday. We will be having Friday Rueda Practice tonight at 7pm to 8:30pm at Maple Street Plaza. Let's make this Rueda huge. 































Here are the details:
WHAT: Meet Up for a Rueda de casino practice and social dancing; Open to all.
WHEN: Friday, March 29, 2019   7:00pm-8:30pm 

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
or
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

CURUYE's APRIL CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY! in L.A. - Sun. Apr. 14th

CURUYE's CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY!
SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 5:00-10:00 PM
The GRANADA 17 So First Street, Alhambra 91801

HELP SPREAD THE WORD! CURUYE’s CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY is BACK ON for SUNDAY APRIL 14 at The GRANADA! LET’s PARTY HARDY with DEEJAY WARAPO playing the latest dance music from the island: CUBAN SALSA! TIMBA! REGGAETÓN!

MARITZA BAíDA, back by popular demand, will kick off the party with a RUEDA de CASINO class at 5:30 PM, so come early! In addition to Cuban salsa, Rueda de Casino, we’ll be dancing some fun and funky line dances to the hot Cuban dance beats.

Consider sharing a meal with your dance friends! The Granada’s Chef Israel serves up everything from light appetizers and salads to full entrees for all you hungry dancers!

We’ll be dancing the birthday dance with APRIL BIRTHDAY peeps including so far CHRISTOPHER BRENNER, JUANA ROSA CAVERO! If you’re celebrating an April birthday (or had one in March) you'd like to celebrate, please message Curuye!
All ages are welcome!
$10 cover includes dance class!
FREE PARKING in the parking structure across from the Granada.
SEE YOU ON THE DANCE FLOOR FRIENDS!






Casino on AstroTurf at Solana Beach - Sat. Apr. 13th

Are You Ruedy Casineros?!
That's right mi gente! It's the April installment of Casino on Cardboard and this time on AstroTurf and back in Solana Beach at our favorite spot.  Come dance with us to our favorite music (timba)  and join in on some ruedas, salsa suelta and just plain on-on-one casino dancing. The sun will set a little after 7:15pm 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, April 13th 5pm-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. 

Friday Rueda Practice at Maple Street Plaza (Flash Mob Review of Rueda Moves) - Fri. Mar. 29th

Greetings Everyone!
We are finally going to change our location to Maple Street Plaza for Friday Rueda Practice. This will be a review of some of the flash mob moves as well as a review of El Uno and El Dos and if there is time, I will teach setenta and saca la vecina.  Don't be late!

Here are the details:
WHAT: Meet Up for a Rueda de casino practice and social dancing; Open to all.
WHEN: Friday, March 29, 2019   7:00pm-8:30pm 

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
or
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

Maritza's Tuesday Class (Beg Level 3) Practice for International Flash Mob - Tues, Mar 26th

Greetings Everyone!
We are gearing up for our biggest International Rueda Flash Mob Day ever this Saturday. My Beginners Level 3 (last class) will be used as a review of flash mob moves which are part of the which are part of the class anyway. Come learn the rueda moves tonight so you can be ready at 12 noon on Saturday for the Flash Mob.


Here are the details:
WHAT: Beginner Level 3 (last class) to include Flash Mob Review of Rueda Calls
WHEN: Tuesday, March 26, 2019      7pm to 8:30pm
WHERE: California Center for the Arts Escondido - Rehearsal Room
COST: $10 if you are not in Cohort 8 (Cohort 8 already paid for it)

SD Latino Film Festival Opening After Party & Concert - Thurs. Mar 14th

OPENING AFTER PARTY & CONCERT WITH LEGENDARY ORQUESTA BI-NACIONAL DE MAMBO  - Casineros! Come see some of our casineros in the band and dance some casino.
About the band:
This group is a 20-piece band dedicated to performing and promoting Latin big band music from the 1950's to the present. The band's dazzling performances celebrate a wide range of musical styles including mambo, bolero, cha cha cha, salsa, and other forms of Latin Jazz. Led by versatile trumpeter Bill Caballero, Orquesta Bi-Nacional de Mambo features some of the best cross-cultural musicians from the San Diego-Tijuana border region. The band's sizzling live shows have gained them a devoted following and reputation for passion and authenticity. Since its inception in 2000, the band has performed for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the San Diego Latino Film Festival, the San Diego Museum of Art, the California Center for the Performing Arts in Escondido, the Adams Avenue Street Fair, the Centro Cultural de Tijuana, Tijuana's Casa de la Cultura, Dizzy's, and the KSDS Jazz Live radio program.

About the DJ:
One of San Diego's Premiere DJ's. Ukeim plays everything from Latin Music (Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Bachata), Funk, 80’s, 90’s, Dance Music and Top 40’s.

Join us for a special night as we kick off our 2019 San Diego Latino Film Festival in style at Bread & Salt in Barrio Logan! Be prepared to mambo the night away!  Brought to you by Bread and Salt, Univision TV, Azteca TV, Radio Latina, La Cocina 35, Cine Latino, & Stella Artois.

Here are the details:
WHAT:  San Diego OPENING NIGHT AFTER PARTY & MAMBO CONCERT
WHEN: THURS, MARCH 14, 2019  8:00pm – 12:30am
WHERE: Bread and Salt - 1955 Julian Ave, San Diego, CA 92113
COST:  Purchase tickets here -  https://2019.sdlatinofilm.com/openingnight/
             $15 (before March 8th)
             $20 (March 9th-March 14th)
             $25 (at the door)
The ticket includes the following:
           1 Free Movie ticket to be used throughout 11-day fest!
           1 Free Stella Artois drink ticket
           20-piece live Mambo Orchestra
           Red Carpet & Photo Booth
           DJ Ukeim
           Silent auction
           All proceeds benefit Media Arts Center San Diego‘s education programs The chance to mingle w/ guest filmmakers & actors from the hit NETFLIX show EL DESCONOCIDO, y más!
PARKING: Street parking only. We encourage you to take public transportation, Lyft, Uber or support our sponsor GetAround.com

Hike & Rueda at Los Peñasquitos Canyon Trail - Sat. Mar. 23

CALLING ALL CASINEROS!!
Grab your hiking boots, get your moves ready and JOIN US! Let's get out in nature and do some Ruedas. 


WHAT: Meet up that combines two loves - hiking and rueda de casino
WHEN: Trailhead Meet-Up Time: 9:30am 
WHERE: 12020 Black Mountain Road, San Diego, California 92129
DIRECTIONS: Link to Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/2J9cvdAGZuB2


INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRAIL
Link to the trail info:
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/los-penasquitos-canyon-trail
Distance: 6.8 miles RT
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation gain: 178 ft.