TAKE A CUBAN SALSA CLASS: Classes are starting up New Series Around San Diego

INTERESTED IN TAKING A CUBAN SALSA CLASS? You have so many instructors to choose from in San Diego County! There is a class going everyday throughout the week. Here is a the Cliff Notes version of the Dance Instructor Tab of this blog for just Cuban Salsa/Rueda de Casino. Contact information is listed on the Dance Instructor Tab.

SUNDAY: Cuban Salsa Casino Series with Master Instructor: Juan Carlos Blanco;  1pm-2pm at the WorldBeat Center, 2100 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101  $10.00 a person.

SUNDAY: Rudy Tamayo and Noe Nesmith teach Rueda de Casino at Mind Body Soul Studio, 
2971 India St., San Diego, CA 92103 at 5pm -6:30pm. Class will be $8 or $25 for the whole month running

SUNDAY: Tim Snedeker teaches Rueda de Casino in Encinitas at Dance North County,  535 Encinitas Blvd #100, Encinitas, CA 92024;  5pm-6:30pm is Beginner level and 6:30-7:30pm isintermediate level. (No class on May 3rd), But will resume the following Sunday.

MONDAY: Maritza Baida teaches intermediate level rueda de casino at Calavera Hills Community, 2997 Glasgow Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92010; City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation. This is a 5 week series for $47.00. No drop-in's. This is a new policy with the parks & recreation admin.  Use this link to create a user name and password to register for the class. Use the following numbers for the summer series:
  • 15124 Apr 27-June 1st
  • 15125 Jun 15-July 13
  • 18065 Jul 20-Aug 17
TUESDAY: Wilfredo Guilbiac Rodriguez teaches a Salsa Suelta class (Cuban Salsa-line dancing - this is popular is Cuba currently; great for body movement and footwork styling for casino 1-on-1 dancing and rueda) in North Park at Dance Unlimited - 4569 30th St. San Diego, CA 92116; 8pm-9pm intermediate. $15 for both classes. $12 for one class.

WEDNESDAY: Maritza Baida teaches beginner level rueda de casino in Carlsbad at Dancessense Studios at 7pm - 2441 Impala Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92010; A month series is $60.00 and drop in is $20. F/T students get a 70% off; 10% Off for Fire, Police and Military. It's FREE  to watch.

THURSDAY: Wilfredo Guilbiac Rodriguez teaches Casino/Rueda de Casino in North Park at Dance Unlimited - 4569 30th St. San Diego, CA 92116; 7pm-8pm beginners 8pm-9pm intermediate. $15 for both classes. $12 for one class.

FRIDAY: Rodrigo "Rudy" Tamayo teaches a rueda de casino class at A Time To Dance Studio in North Park - 3982 30th St. San Diego, CA 92104. This is a FREE rueda de casino class. Starts at 8:30pm.


FRIDAY: Raquel Gordillo teaches Casino/Rueda de Casino in Tijuana, Baja California (Mexico) at Antigua Bodega de Papel: Calle 11va. 2012, entre Revolucion y Madero, Tijuana, Baja California, Tijuana Centro from 9pm-10pm. 

SATURDAY: Wilfredo Guilbiac Rodriguez teaches Casino/Rueda de Casino in North Park at Dance Unlimited - 4569 30th St., San Diego, CA 92116; 1-2PM beginners 2-3PM intermediate. $15 for both classes. $12 for one class.



Combo Libertad Playing Live at Club M - Thursday, Apr. 30th

It's that time again (last Thursday of the month)for salsa dancing in Club M at the Grand Hotel Del Mar. Combo Libertad will be playing live and casineros will be in the crowd to dance and call some ruedas. Spice up your Thursday night with a complimentary lesson, live salsa music and dancing plus an all-night happy hour!


Below are the details:
When: Thursday, April 30, 2015 6:30pm-11:00pm
Where: Grand Hotel Del Mar at Club M
5200 Grand Del Mar Way, San Diego, CA
Cost: Free concert but there is valet parking ($10) OR you can walk a couple of minutes from the FREE hotel parking lot and you have the whole experience for free....unless you order a drink.

Saturday, Salsa Dance Party in Carlsbad Live Music from Son Pa Ti - Sat. May 2nd

Mark your Calendars for a big event. Dancessense Studios and Son Pa Ti have collaborated with Maritza Baida to bring you a fun fill evening of Latin Dancing.
Come early to attend Maritza's Latin Dance class from 6:00 till 6:45.

Then our Host Melissa Dexter will invite you out to the main dance floor from 7:00 till 10:00 pm.  A $12 Entry fee is all you need to attend. Healthy snacks, water will be available as part of your entrance fee.
Son Pa Ti band is:
Mark Lopez- Guitar and background vocals
Alex Lopez- Sax, Guitar and background vocals
Roberto Wence- Lead Vocalist and percussion
Oscar E. Angulo-- Bass
Fernando Gomez-- Drums

Special Guest Artists:
Patricia Evans- Tombone
Armando Silva - Trumpet

Salsa Under The Stars - Casinero Invasion at The Headquarters - Friday, May 15th

If you liked the first one of the series, get ready for more Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Bachata and Cuban music from the #1 Salsa Band in San Diego, "The Manny Cepeda Orchestra!" Don't miss it if you didn't come last time!!! SeeYa!!!!
Here are the details:
WHAT: Salsa Under The Stars
WHEN:  May 15, 2015, 6:00pm-9:00pm
WHERE: The Headquarters at Seaport Village 789 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 
COST: Free, but buys some drinks so they keep this event going. 

Curuye Timba Dance Party for May in LA - Sun. May 3rd

TREMENDA GOZADERA! CUBAN STYLE DANCE TIME! CUBAN SALSA TIMBA SON RUMBA y REGGAETÓN is what DEEJAY WARAPO will BE PLAYING! YOUR DANCIN' FEET MAKING THE GRANADA's DANCE FLOOR SMOKE! HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

BETWEEN THE SALSA, SON, WE'LL BE DANCING CONGA & REGGAETÓN LINES, so you'll be FREE TO EXPRESS YOURSELVES! KATI HERNÁNDEZ and her PA' LA ORILLA DANCE TEAM will be teaching you some spicy AFRO TIMBA at 5:30 PM, so come early!

Dancing the BIRTHDAY DANCE so far we have DOMINQUE SANS-DAVID, JENNIFER BOYCE, KARINA HURTADO, MARI HASHIMOTO, MARITZA BAÍDA, TIM SNEDEKER, ZUHAIR ELSHARIEF (message Curuye with advance time if you'd like to celebrate your MAY BDAY as well!). (We may have a few graduates that will be celebrating today too!)

The GRANADA's restaurant offers us everything from tasty wraps, salads, and sandwiches, to entrees such as Cuban style 'lechón asado' (roasted pork), Curuye's particular favorite!

BRING YOUR FRIENDS, GOOD ENERGY, RHYTHM, & DANCE SHOES!

ALL AGES WELCOME! AND WE ALSO HAVE A DOMINO TABLE if you might like to sit a bit between dances!

FREE PARKING in STRUCTURE ACROSS FROM THE GRANADA!
Address: 17 So. First St., Alhambra, CA 91801
$10 cover includes Kati's Afro Timba class.
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The Granada and Curuye appreciate your support by leaving personal beverages at home!

Guerilla Rueda Meet Up at CacaoFest 2015 in Balboa Park - Sat. May 9th

Instead of Casino on Concrete at a beach this month, let's do a guerilla rueda invasion at Balboa Park at CacaoFest 2015. What better way to meet up, dance some ruedas, go to all the chocolate tastings and hear some live music. Maybe they will some salsa, but no matter, I'll bring the boom box and we can practice random act of Cuban movement at the park!! 
CacaoFest is a World Music Festival celebrating the cultures behind the chocolate. A beautiful day filled with internationally inspired music, art, performance and, of course, endless delicious, wholesome, chocolate!

GET TICKETS NOW AT: CacaoFest.com/tickets !!! They are $40 a person, but use the Discount Coupon Code: SDRUEDA for 25% off pre-sale tickets only. Discount not effective the day of at the door. So get your pre-sale ticket online now. 


4 Stages
25+ Bands & Performances
30+ Workshops
30+ Local & International Chocolatiers
Chocolate Tastings
Fair Trade Wine & Craft Beer Garden
Organic Food
Fair Market Place
Art Show
Kids Playshops
History Exhibit
Healing Sanctuary
& MORE!

Embark on a day long journey around the world, exploring the Cacao Jungles of Meso-America, Indonesia, Africa, and South America. Pleasing all the senses, we dive into the alluring flavors, music, art, history, and ritual tradition of the people around the that cultivate cacao, the plant behind the chocolate sweetness. Join us in celebration, honoring generations of growers, chocolateirs, connoisseurs, and chocaholics alike who savor this "food of the gods"!

GET TICKETS AT: www.cacaofest.com/tickets

For more information, check out CacaoFest.com!

Bookoo Rueda Cuban Party in New Orleans - May 22nd-25th

Want to come visit New Orleans AND dance all weekend? Come join us Memorial Day Weekend.  We are doing what we do best, throwing a party! All weekend long. 3 days of Cuban dance & parties. A la carte group and private lessons with Mike Eskeldson from Rumbanana Dance Group in Corvallis, OR.
Buy tickets and book lessons online via the website:
Http://www.bookoorueda.com
Click this link for the FB Event Page