New location for CURUYE AUG 2 CUBAN DANCE PARTY w KATI ft TIMBA LA BAND !

CURUYE and KATI HERNÁNDEZ are joining forces for this month and next to make sure you get your SUMMER GROOVE ON ‘A LO CUBANO’ with some SIZZLING CUBAN MUSIC & DANCE at the outdoor/indoor TRATTORIA 25 RESTAURANT near downtown L.A.! Cuban percussionist CALIXTO OVIEDO's new TIMBA LA BAND will be featured this evening!
























5:15 PM - BEGINNING CASINO (CUBAN SALSA) DANCE CLASS w KATI HERNÁNDEZ & her PA’ LA ORILLA DANCE TEAM

7:30 PM - CALIXTO OVIEDO’s ‘TIMBA L.A. BAND’ 

Before and after the live sounds, DEEJAY WARAPO will keep us moving with the best of CUBAN DANCE MUSIC: including SON! RUMBA! TIMBA! REGGAETÓN! AFRO TIMBA LINE DANCES TO KEEP THE DANCE FLOOR HOT! And YES! WE’LL BE CELEBRATING AUGUST BIRTHDAYS with the BIRTHDAY DANCE & SOME CAKE!

SPREAD THE WORD! LET’s HAVE SOME SUMMER DANCE FUN!

TRATTORIA 25, 2501 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles 90058 located in the SANTA FE PLAZA (peachy pink building on corner of Santa Fe & 25th St.) FREE PARKING BEHIND RESTUARANT! The menu is quite tasty, so you want to be sure to make a table reservation at 
(323) 587-1494

ALL AGES WELCOME!
$10 cover includes KATI’s dance class. 

A KATI HERNÁNDEZ/CURUYE EVENT!

August Curuye Timba Dance Party in LA - Sun. Aug 2nd

Greetings Casineros & Amigos!
SAVE THE DATE! The next best thing to the San Francisco Rueda Festival is the Curuye Timba Dance Parties! Great atmosphere. Great music. Great dance floor. Come where all Southern California casineros go to get their timba dancing fix. If it's your birthday in August, they do a birthday dance Cuban style of course, so come celebrate a lo Cubano! you must tell Kay, the organizer that it's your birthday to put your name on the cake. You can go to www.curuye.com to contact Kay.
Here are the details:
WHAT: Cuban Dance Party (Includes dance class, DJ spinning the best timba, lots of people who can dance casino)
WHEN: Sunday, August 2, 2015 from 5pm-10pm (Dance class is at 5:30pm)
WHERE:The Granada: 17 So. First St., Alhambra, CA 91801
COST: $10

Casinero Invasion at Carlsbad TGIF Jazz at the Park with Louie Cruz Beltran(Latin/Salsa) - Fri. August 7th

We are taking advantage of this wonderful tradition in Carlsbad with a FREE concert as part of TGIF Jazz at the Park Summer Concert Series with a Latin/Salsa band Louie Cruz Beltran. Come dance, eat, drink and be merry at a free concert. Here is a link to Louie Cruz Beltran's website about his group.

Here are the details:
WHAT: FREE Latin/Salsa Concert with Louie Cruz Beltran Orchestra(Part of Carlsbad TGIF Jazz at the Park Summer Concert Series. Casineros will be there to dance rueda, salsa suelta and casino!
WHEN: Friday, August 7, 2015 from 6pm-to 8pm
WHERE: Poinsettia Community Park - 6600 Hidden Valley Road, 92011
SHUTTLE & PARKING:  Click this link for Shuttle and Parking Info or go the the City of Carlsbad website under TGIF Concert in the Park for details of all concerts.

See you there!!
Maritza

Casinero Invasion at Salsa-Under-The-Stars at Seaport Village - Fri. July 17th

It's that time again to dance under the clear San Diego sky at twilight with Manny Cepeda Orquestra this coming Friday. Over 200 people were at the last one and it was a lot of fun. The Casineros stayed later after the event was over to keep dancing as Tim Snedeker (rueda instructor extraordinaire) brought his boom box and played timba and Cubaton. Don't miss out!
Here are the details:
WHAT:  Salsa Under the Stars (Casinero invasion; live music)
WHEN:  Friday, July 19, 2015 from 6:00pm-9:00pm
WHERE:  The Headquarters at Seaport Village: 789 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
COST: Free!

San Diego Pride Parade: Join Maritza and CSUSM by walking and dancing in the parade - Sat Jul 18th

Hello Mi Gente!
Last year 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. To add to the fun, one of our casineras, Christina Espejo, will be leading the efforts for the Western School of Law and joining us for the dance and walk on the parade. 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 & Western School of Law
WHEN: Saturday, July 18th from 1:30am-1pm
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: 209 
        Contingent Zone:  N 
        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 # 209 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!

Communication & Positioning in Casino Workshop in Costa Mesa - Sat. July 18th



Guest artist, Ercan Dereköy, will be giving a communication and positioning in casino dancing workshop in Orange County on Saturday, July 18th. All levels welcome to join. After the workshop, we will continue the music and have an evening of social dancing.  Don't miss out!
Here are the details:
WHAT: Communication & Positioning in Casino Workshop and Social Dancing afterwards
WHEN: Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 7pm
COST: $15 - Some wine and snacks will be offered.

Casineros at the Beach - Birthdays & Anniversaries Celebration - Sat. July 18th

Greetings Ma'Peeps & Familia!!!

Join us as we celebrate a few special birthdays and an anniversary on this very chill, laid back and enjoyable atmosphere as we settle into the night.

Here are the details:
WHAT: Birthdays & Anniversaries Celebration - Music, Dancing and Jam Session; Fun in the sun with our Dancing Family

WHEN: Saturday 18 July! from 1pm (13:00) until whatever time we run out of fire wood ;-) (I'll bring a few fire sticks but most importantly will reserve the fire pit. We'll need your assistance with some wood to burn ;-))

WHERE: behind the Bahia Hotel - Ventura Cove in Mission Bay: 3240 Gleason Rd., San Diego, CA 92109
Here are some pictures
 to give you an idea of where it is going to be:




WHAT TO BRING: beach chair, umbrella, picnic blankets, lots of pillows, hammock, your instruments (this will be unplugged/acoustics), comfortable clothing and dance shoes to dance in the grass.

Instead of gifts, join us and help us contribute to this potluck event with food and "spirits" ;-)

I'll bring chicken rotisserie, some chips and salsa to share, a bottle or two of wine, Also, I'll bring my percussion instruments for some percussion sessions.

This is an open invite, so invite your friends, pass the word around and celebrate the birth of a few special peeps and acknowledge the commitment a two individuals.

Looking forward to seeing your happy, jolly, dancing, musically-adventurous selves :-)

John Gutierrez