Friday Rueda Practice Beginner Level 2 at Grape Day Park - Fri. Feb. 8th

Greetings Casineros & Amigos,
Layer up! The temperature may be dropping but that won't stop us for raising our own body temperature while dancing rueda outside. Our first week in Beginner level 2. Come practice what I taught on Tuesday night (Adios/Prima, Adios con la Hermana, Adios Doble, & Adios con la Familia.
Here are the details:
WHAT: Rueda de casino practice 
WHEN: Friday, February 8, 2019 from 7-8:30pm
Breakdown of the practice:
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 parking lot off Woodward Ave. Once you park, then click this link to find your way to us. If you enter at the Center for the Arts and go towards the grass to the Train Depot. You will see us there on the wooden platform as on the picture above.

Una Bulla!
Maritza

Maritza's Beginner Level 2 Class Series Starts Tues. Feb 5th

Greetings Everyone!

Beginner Level 2 of Rueda de Casino will start tomorrow. Same bat time! Same bat channel! To Enter Level 2, you must already know pa'l medio, caminamos, Un tarro,  dile que no, enchufla, & enchufla doble, Un fly, matala, & chequendengue (at minimum)

Beginner Level 2 will be focused on basic turn patterns (Adios/Prima, Pa'bajo, Exhibela and, if there is time, Vacilala

Here are the details:
Tuesday nights
7-8:30pm
at the California Center for the Arts Escondido - Rehearsal Room
340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025
Click this link to get Google Map directions

Just come early (15 minutes before) so we can handle the payment and use up the actual time dancing and learning. No registration needed. There is a sign in sheet at the door to sign up for the class series.

$40.00 cash, check or Venmo (If you use Venmo please just write "Dance class" for use the little dance icon. )

Parking: Park in the big parking lot off of Woodward Ave and Escondido Blvd. walk over the foot-bridge and you will see our crew waiting for you. See the circled area on this map.

See you tomorrow at 6:45pm
If you have questions, please call or text me before 6:45pm.
(206) 300-4523

CURUYE's FEB CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY!

CURUYE's CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2019  -  5:00-10:00 PM
The Granada L.A., 17 So First St., Alhambra 91801

     FAMILIA! COME OUT to CELEBRATE LOVE! COMMUNITY! FRIENDSHIP! CUBAN MUSIC & DANCE! SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10 at CURUYE’s CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY!  The one and only DEEJAY WARAPO will be keeping us smoking the dance floor all night dancing to CUBAN SALSA! SON! TIMBA! & REGGAETÓN! 

Birthday girl KATI HERNÁNDEZ, will add some Cuban flavor to your dancing by kicking off the party with a dance class at 5:30 PM, so come early! 

February is another big birthday month, and SO FAR we will be celebrating the birthdays of KATI HERNÁNDEZ, AKANE NELSON,  ANA PATRICA TÉLLEZ, BRIANA THORPE, CHUL HEE KIM, JUDLY LAM, LULU VÁSQUEZ, MARINA RIVAS, MIREILLE MOURET, PAULA WARD… They’ll be dancing the birthday dance, and sharing some cake with you! (Message Curuye if you too will be celebrating a birthday this month.)

Since we’re celebrating community and friendship, plan on sharing a meal with friends from the Granada’s  kitchen!  Message Curuye if you’d like to reserve a table.

ALL AGES WELCOME! BRING YOUR LOVED ONES & FRIENDS, & LET’s CELEBRATE OUR CUBAN DANCE COMMUNITY ON THE DANCE FLOOR of The GRANADA’s BALLROOM!

The GRANADA 17 So First Street, Alhambra 91801. Free parking in the structure across the street.

$10 cover includes dance class.

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Friday Rueda Practice at Grape Day Park - Fri. Feb 1st

Greetings Everyone!
Come rain, sleet or snow! Layer up and let's dance outside under a covered awning in Esco. Don't let the weather stop you from an opportunity to practice your rueda basics. We are finishing up with a full month of Beginner level 1 training. Next week, we start up again with Level 2 - turn patterns. So let's make sure your basics are solid so you can keep adding to your basics.
Here are the names of the moves we covered in Beg level 1 (January 2019) 
Pa'l Medio - Gordo-Flaco - Saca'l agua del Pozo - Caminamos
Dile que no 
Guapea
Menea (New Santiago move from Maritza's Cuba trip)
Enchufla
Enchufla doble
Enchufla con Manolin (pa' mi/pa ti)
Enchulfa doble y Quedate (New Santiago move from Maritza's Cuba trip)
Un Fly series
Aguarachar con la vecina
Un hi-5 a la vecina




Here are the details:
WHAT: rueda de casino practice (beginner level 1 only)
WHEN: Friday, February 1, 2019 from 7:00pm-8:30pm
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 parking lot off Woodward Ave. Once you park, then click this link to find your way to us. If you enter at the Center for the Arts and go towards the grass to the Train Depot. You will see us there on the wooden platform as on the picture above.

Una Bulla!
Maritza

Friday's Quick Refresher Rueda Practice before Musica en la Plaza - Fri. Jan. 25th

Greetings Everyone!
Start the weekend right dancing rueda de casino at our Friday Rueda Practice for 45 minutes before we  go to the Musica en la Plaza event featuring Kimba Light. Come refresh on the moves we learned in class this week and what I plan to call in the ruedas at Musica en la Plaza. The picture below is where we will be in Grape Day Park for our practice. 


Here are the details:
WHAT: Rueda de casino practice 
WHEN: Friday, January 25, 2019 from 6:15pm-7pm
At 7pm, we will walk together to the Lyric Plaza where Manny Cepeda is playing
Breakdown of the practice:
6:15pm - Beginner Level 1 and for beginners footwork drills and pal'medio, caminamos, Un tarro, guapea, un fly, matala, menea, 


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 parking lot off Woodward Ave. Once you park, then click this link to find your way to us. If you enter at the Center for the Arts and go towards the grass to the Train Depot. You will see us there on the wooden platform as on the picture above.

Una Bulla!
Maritza

Musica en la Plaza in Escondido FEAT. Kimba Light - Fri. Jan 25th

Greetings Casineros & Amigos!
Great news to share! Musica en la plaza is now going to be offered once a month and they are starting it off with Kimba Light which means we can do a full-on rueda flashmob that night! Let's make this our biggest casinero meet yet!! Musica en la plaza is presented by the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.
Bring your dancing shoes and join us for live music, tacos, and tequila in our beautiful Lyric Court at Música en la Plaza, now taking place the last Friday of every month year round!
From Cumbia and Huapango, to Salsa and Norteña, these rhythms will move you to get up and dance under the stars. Everyone is welcome, so don’t miss out!
Here's a small bio about Kimba Light:
The three-year-old band based out of San Diego brings its unique sound of salsa, timba, merenge, bachata, reggaeton, cumbia, and chachacha with a funky twist. The band is made up of five members: Yorly Quintero (piano and vocals) from Cienfuego, Cuba; Daniel Feldman (conga/percussion); Rene Campos (trombone) from Havana, Cuba; and native Californians Michael Atesalp (drums) and Fernando Garcia (bass and vocals).

Here are the details:
WHAT: Casinero Meet-Up for Rueda Flash Mobs at the Musica en la Plaza event with Kimba Light
WHEN: Friday, January 25, 2019   7pm-10pm
WHERE:  California Center for the Arts Escondido - Lyric Court
                     340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025
COST: FREE

Noche Cubana at the Riviera in Orange County - Wed. Mar. 13th

Welcome to Noche Cubana hosted by OC Salsa and Dame Salsa Cubana at the Golden Rose (ex Riviera)






















Here are the details:
WHAT:  Cuban Dance Party (timba music, rueda, and more!)  18+
WHEN:  Wednesday, March 13, 2019  -----Also April 10 & May 8 (second wed of the month)-------
Schedule:
   7:30pm Beginner Casino Rueda Class (must know salsa basics, cross body lead and basic turns)
   8:30pm Intermediate Casino Rueda by Robert and Christina from Dame Salsa Cubana!
   9:30pm-1am Music By DJ Nestor with the best mix (Mostly timbas, with a mix of Salsa, Bachata and Merengue)

WHERE: The Riviera Restaurant & Lounge - 7115 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620
COST:  $15 per class, $10 for Social dancing Only at the door. $15 PRE PAID includes both classes + Party! Click this link to purchase your tickets online
HOW TO PREPARE:
Description: Wear white and fedoras optional night, but encouraged. Big patio, you can smoke your cigars (you must bring your own, we won't be selling there). Dj will be playing a mix of timba then alternating with bachata, merengue, and salsa, then back to timba (Cuban salsa as well). Lots of folks to dance Cuban salsa and casino rueda with!!!

Beginner Casino Rueda is for intermediate Salsa on-1 students. Basic won't be covered at this class. No Intermediate Bachata Class That night.