NOCHE CUBANA Sat. June 10th


What: NOCHE CUBANA

The Summer Installment of Noche Cubana is here with a night of Live Cuban Music, Dance, Culture & Cuisine!  Transport yourself to Havana with a Live RUMBA show!  Dance to the classic & contemporary sounds of Cuban band, SAOCO SON!  Enjoy a complementary Salsa suelta lesson! And dance the night away with DJ WARAPO playing all the best Cuban dance music for all you casineros and Cuban music lovers. Ruedas welcome on this dance floor!  Authentic cuisine & beverages available for purchase.  ALL AGES Event!

When: SAT. June 10th, 7PM - 12AM

Where: WorldBeat Center, 2100 Park Blvd. SD, CA. 92101

Cost: $20 (admission sold at door/ day-of)
*Children 12 & Under FREE



Rueda Que Se Mueve Project in San Diego - May 20th


Greetings Casineros & Amigos!

Kati Hernàndez & I are super excited to launch the first of many Rueda Que Se Mueve Weekend of Casino/Rueda/Cuban dance styling bootcamp sessions, food, dancing, and rueda games.

Purpose: To bring two Cuban dance communities separated by geographic distance together by hosting each other,share a meal together, socialize with each other, dance together, learn rueda in a fun environment and working together on techniques to become a better Cuban style dancer.

On the weekend of May 20th - San Diego will host Los Angeles casineros and Cuban dance lovers.



LOCATION


COST

PRE-SALE

PACKAGE DEAL! $45 for all 3 workshops & entrance to the party (saves you $10!)
Workshop Pass: $15 per session
Timba Dance Party Pass: $10

AT-THE-DOOR

PACKAGE DEAL! $50 for all 3 workshops & entrance to the party (saves you $5)
Workshop Pass: $17 per session
Timba Dance Party Pass: $12




Friday - May 19th


6:00 - 8:00 pm


Friday Rueda Practice led by Kati!

Grape Day Park in Escondido (next to Center for the Arts) on the Train Depot Platform (No cost to practice!)

321 N Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025



8:30 - 10:00 pm


Welcome LA Casineros to Esco!
Meet and greet our LA casineros for drinks at Plan 9 Ale House in Escondido. (Cost not covered.)

155 E Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025








10:00 pm+


Welcome Party continued! (and it's $FREE!)

Meet for an evening of music, dance, drinks, dominoes, etc at a small local dance studio. Bring your own beer, rum, wine, and food. :)

1717 S. Iris Lane, Escondido, CA 92026

***Parking is limited, please plan to carpool if you can.










Saturday - May 20th


Casino/Rueda Bootcamp with Kati & Maritza


Aside from learning standard and fun new moves, These workshops will focus on strengthening the basics of Casino (Cuban Style Salsa).

340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025













***** IMPORTANT ****** Shoe types allowed for the workshops are ONLY leather soled shoes or soft rubber soled jazz shoes. Dance socks that cover the ENTIRE shoe are allowed. NO HARD soled shoes are allowed unless they are dress shoes. Shoes with nails are NOT permitted. Socks are allowed :) 









12 noon - 1:00 pm - Session 1: Ladies/Men's styling for casino social dancing w/ Kati & Maritza

LEVEL: All levels welcome!
Room: Studio 4
This includes body movement drills. AUTHENTIC CUBAN body movement, musicality and styling for gentlemen and ladies. When and how to add AFRO-CUBAN or RUMBA to your social dance.

*No food allowed in the room. Water bottles or drinks with lids are OK.


1:15 pm - 2:15 pm - Session 2: Cleaning up the basics in casino and rueda w/ Kati & Maritza

LEVEL: Requires basic rueda de casino knowledge.
Room: Studio 4
We will work on Lead and Follow technique, timing drills, partner connection, footwork drills giving you the tools to become a better social dancers. You will get tips for casino social dancing and rueda etiquette. Lastly we will learn how to practice safe Cuban dancing on the dance floor.

*No food allowed in the room. Water bottles or drinks with lids are OK.


2:30 pm - 4 pm - Session 3: Rueda Que Se Mueve RUEDA GAMES w/ Kati & Maritza

LEVEL: Requires basic rueda de casino knowledge.
Room: Studio 4
This will be our culminating rueda experience taking everything we learned and applying it to rueda de casino and 1-on-1 casino. There will be three casino/rueda games to keep you sharp, creative and knowledgeable.

*No food allowed in the room. Water bottles or drinks with lids are OK.



6:00 pm


Dinner at TJ Tacos in Escondido (Cost not covered.)

802 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025











Pre-Party!


Alcohol is not provided nor allowed inside the dance party (Center for the Arts rules), BUT, there are many spots close by that provide tasty libations! Grand Ave has many places to explore :)











Timba Dance Party with DJ Warapo 

8:00 pm - 12:00 am


Room: Studio 1

California Center for the Arts Escondido
340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025


*** ALL shoe types are allowed at the party :) ***


*Food and beverage are allowed for the party. NO ALCOHOL is allowed in the space.







Sunday - May 21st


Breakfast


There are many great breakfast options in Oceanside near the pier. (Cost not covered.)


11:00 am


Casino on Concrete @ Oceanside Pier for a final dance practice. (No cost to practice!)

The Strand N, Oceanside, CA 92054

Beginner Level 1 Rueda de Casino Series to Starts June 6th

Greetings Everyone!
Due to a high demand of requests, I am opening registration for my One-Month Summer Beginners Series for Level 1. This is series is for anyone who has never danced Cuban salsa before. If this describes you, then this class is for you.

"Level 1: Never danced at all, brand new to the Cuban style dances, 2 left-feet;don't know how to find the beat, Salsa on-1(LA style, Mambo) dancers wanting to try casino/rueda de casino for the first time or you took one rueda class; did it one time but forgot it all "

Register for the Series: please complete this Online Google Form as this helps to determine how many leads and follows there will be in the class.  Please pay cash on the first day of the class. Registrations accepted until the day of the 1st class.
WHEN: Tuesdays 6pm to 8pm and additional Friday Rueda Practice
LOCATION:  1717 S. Iris Lane, Escondido, CA 92081; turn left. 
This is a private dance studio in Doug Simon's property. The studio is a yellow-painted separate garage-turned-dance-studio. There will be an A-frame sign that says: Rueda De Casino a.k.a. Cuban Salsa class at the entrance of their drive way.  Look for the "BLUE reflector lights" off of Iris Lane.  Go past the first house on the left side. Please park on the other side of the street from the studio

WHAT TO BRING: Water bottle, small towel, comfortable sneakers or suede-bottom dance shoes. 

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? Contact Maritza directly: sbdiva32@yahoo.com or Phone: 206-300-4523

COST: $40.00 for the whole series. Do not miss a class, there is no make up class. The purpose of a closed series is to raise the level of casino rueda dance knowledge to the next level. There are 3 levels of Beginner level. This is LEVEL 1. To read more about Maritza's curriculum, click this link.

Rueda Practice Turns Dance Party Celebration for Cinco de Mayo in Escondido - Fri. May 5th

Hello My Familia!
Great news. Instead of a rueda practice at one of our outside spots, we are going to have rueda practice and a dance party to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Doug's Studio. This is a potluck/snack-luck and yes, bring your favorite favorite beverage.
Here are the details:
WHAT: Combined Rueda Practice & Cinco de Mayo Celebration Dance Party
WHEN: Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 6:30pm+
WHERE: Doug's Studio (Private Residence) 1717 S. Iris Lane, Escondido, CA 92026
HOW TO PREPARE: This is casual and all the potluck items will be set on tables outside the studio room. Bring covers for your potluck items and or bring a cooler with your drinks to share. Also Bring some beach chairs or lawn chairs so you have a place to sit out in the driveway. The studio is a perfect size for dancing and the outside is a driveway - where all the food and beverages will be.
DONATION: $2 or $3 to help with electricity bill and maintenance for the studio.

New Rueda de Casino 4-week Series in Escondido begins Tues. May 9th

Register Now for 
Beginner Level 3 Rueda de Casino with Maritza 
from 6pm to 8pm
and/or

Intermediate Level 3.1 Rueda de Casino with Tim & Rocio 
from 8pm to 9:30pm












When: Tuesdays & Fridays 6:00pm-8:00pm
Tuesdays are instruction; 
Fridays are rueda practices to review what was covered in Tuesday class and a more social time to practice one-on-one casino using rueda moves.

Beginner Level 3 Rueda de Casino Series: May 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th
6:00pm-8:00pm
This one-month rueda class series is set up for Beginner Level 2 Cuban salsa dancers. This mean, dancers have completed Beginner Levels 1 and 2 and already know the following dance commands: Guapea, Dame, Dile Que No, Enchufla, Exhibela, Adios Prima, Pa'l Medio, Pa'bajo, Vacilala and Setenta (in addition to Echeverria, Matala series, Un Fly series and a few add-on's to the above mentioned moves). This series will take you into add-on moves and group moves plus moves Maritza learned in Cuba plus footworks and body movement drills for social dancing.

REGISTRATION for Beginner Level 3 Rueda Series: 
Please complete this online registration form. This helps us figure out how many leads and follows we have in the group.
COST: $40.00 per person; Please bring cash
LOCATION: Doug's studio in Escondido - 1717 S. Iris Lane, Escondido, CA 92026
WEBSITE: See Maritza's curriculum in the Casino Rueda Links tab

Intermediate Level 3.1 Rueda de Casino Series: 
May 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th
Expands the learning of intermediate level rueda de casino moves as there are so many. This will be a continuation from the previous series and adding more complicated moves. Student must be proficient in the following moves: 
Dedo, Montana, Balsero, 70 Complicada, 71, 72, Abanico, Juana La Cubana, Amistad, Rotorno, Caramelo Y Chocolate, Escapate, Enrosca, Dame con Cuba, Dame con giro, Patin, Ponle Sabor, Siete Moderno, Candado Cubano and all basic rueda moves. This series will add more intermediate/advanced moves.

REGISTRATION for Intermediate Level 3.1 Rueda Series
Please complete this online form to register
COST: $40.00 per person; Please bring cash
LOCATION:  Doug's studio in Escondido - 1717 S. Iris Lane, Escondido, CA 92026
There are NO Drop-ins and NO make up classes for this series. Do not miss a class or you will have to wing it! The purpose of a closed series is to raise the level of casino rueda dance knowledge to the next level. There are 3 levels of intermediate in learning rueda de casino.  

Contact Info:
Maritza Baida
Vista and Escondido, CA
Beginner Casino/Rueda

sbdiva32@yahoo.com
Facebook: Baila Cubano San Diego, Inc.

Rueda Que Se Mueva in San Diego (Workshops, Dance Party & Food) - Sat. May 20th

Greetings Casineros & Amigos!

We are super excited to launch the first of many Rueda Que Se Mueva Weekend of workshops, food, dancing, and rueda games.

Purpose: To bring two Cuban dance communities separated by geographic distance together by hosting each other with a place to stay, share a meal together(Potluck style), socialize with each other, dance together, and learn rueda in a fun environment.


Here is the Weekend Itinerary

FRIDAY May 19th 

Friday Rueda Practice at Grape Day Park 
6:00-8:00pm in 
Escondido (next to Center for the Arts)
On the Train Depot Platform



      
Welcome - Meet & Greet our LA Casineros to Esco! 
8:30pm+ 
Plan 9 Ale House in Escondido
155 E Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025                   



SATURDAY May 20th
Casino/Rueda Bootcamp 

Aside from learning standard and fun new moves, These workshops will focus on strengthening the basics of Casino (Cuban Style Salsa).

Session 1: Ladies/Men's styling for casino social dancing 
w/ Kati & Wilfredo
12 noon -1:00pm - 
This includes body movement drills. AUTHENTIC CUBAN body movement, musicality and styling for gentlemen and ladies. When and how to add AFRO-CUBAN or RUMBA to your social dance.


Session 2: Cleaning up the basics in casino and rueda
w/ Maritza & Kati
1:15pm-2:15pm
We will work on Lead and Follow technique, timing drills, partner connection, footwork drills giving you the tools to become a better social dancers. You will get tips for casino social dancing and rueda etiquette. Lastly we will learn how to practice safe Cuban dancing on the dance floor.


Session 3: Rueda Que Se Mueva RUEDA GAMES
w/ Maritza & Kati
2:30pm-4pm

This will be our culminating rueda experience taking everything we learned and applying it to rueda de casino and 1-on-1 casino. There will be three casino/rueda games to keep you sharp, creative and knowledgeable.


Cost: $45 - all workshops & entrance to the party
$15 per session
$10 for the party


Dinner at TJ Tacos in Escondido This place is considered one of the               best places for their street tacos

6:00pm
802 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025

Timba Dance Party with DJ Warapo at
California Center for the Arts Escondido - Studio 1 Room

8pm-12am
340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025
$10 for the party

SUNDAY May 22nd 

San Diego Send Off Breakfast 
Location to be Announced

In L.A.: ALEXANDER ABREU & HAVANA D' PRIMERA ft MAYITO RIVERA

From Cuba!ALEXANDER ABREU & HAVANA D' PRIMERA ft MAYITO RIVERA

SUNDAY MAY 28! 
DJ MELAO from MIAMI
WARAPO PRODUCTIONS



WARAPO PRODUCTIONS brings CUBA’s hottest band, ALEXANDER ABREU & HAVANA D’ PRIMERA, to L.A. featuring MAYITO RIVERA, former singer with Los Van Van! DJ MELAO will be visiting from MIAMI to co-dj with WARAPO for this special night!  A 21+ event.

When: SUNDAY MAY 28 (doors open 8 PM)
Location: The GLOBE THEATRE 740 S Broadway, Los Angeles, 90014

TIX: $40 TICKETON.COM. Discount using CURUYE (all caps) as PROMO CODE. (Also, see Warapo,   Curuye, Kati have tix!)
VIP TIX: Call 310 989-4817 or  310 989-0143.