Los Van Van in Concert in Tijuana, MX - Sat. Oct 19th

This event is to celebrate the 37th Anniversary of the Centro Cultural Tijuana - CECUT. It will be on an outdoor stage, open to the public and completely free!!!

And if your haven’t been to Tijuana ever or in a while, this place is great and close to the border.


Here are the details:
WHAT:  Concert (Direct from Cuba) Los Van Van (Part of the 37 Year Anniversary of Centro Cultural Tujuana
WHEN: Saturday, October 19, 2019 @ 6pm

COST: Free



La Gozadera/Cuban Nights with Kati Hernandez - Sat. Oct 12th

La GOZADERA (CUBAN SALSA party) is back this October with special guest Master Instructor KATI HERNANDEZ! 

Kati was born and raised in CUBA, she currently teaches in LA Orisha therapy and casino. She is a treat to have in San Diego, she will be teaching a Timba Fusion class with AFRO and RUMBA!!!

This a class you don’t want to miss, her technique will improve your social skills and get your upper body going to the sounds/breaks of the music. Kati will also be leading salsa suelta lines and getting everyone on the dance floor, no previous experience or partner needed. 

Here are the details:
WHAT: Cuban Dance Party in North County San Diego
WHEN: Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 5pm
WHERE: Dance North County 535 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, CA 92007
COST:  $10 entry fee. This event is open to all ages, so enjoy dancing with the whole family just like in the streets of Cuba. Students get in for free before 6:00pm with Student ID

Music played by your favorite DJ - Warapo coming from LA just for you!

Ahi na ma!!! SE FORMO!!!!!

CURUYE's 10 YR ANNIVERSARY of SO CAL CUBAN DANCE PARTIES! ft YASSER RAMOS! Sun. Oct 6th


CURUYE's 10 YR ANNIVERSARY DANCE PARTY/CONCERT w CUBA's YASSER RAMOS!
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 5:00-11:00 PM
The GRANADA LA's Main Ballroom, 17 So First Street, Alhambra 91801
CURUYE’s celebrating ‘en grande’ 10 YEARS of CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTIES in L.A. with a blowout DANCE PARTY/CONCERT featuring Cuban singer YASSER RAMOS (formerly with Maykel Blanco y Su Salsa Mayor!) with Clave Dura! DEEJAY WARAPO, keeps the groove happening on the dance floor with the latest, hottest Cuban dance beats! It all takes place at The GRANADA, co-hosts for this special event!

YASSER will be performing hits from his last cd, LA RESISTENCIA, on Warapo’s WARACHANDO label (available on iTUNES), offering the best of Cuban salsa and timba. “…definitely a dancer’s album!” per Timba.com. The cd was recorded in Cuba and includes the participation of Cuban greats Alexander Abreu (Havana d’ Primera), Yordis Larrazábal (Maykel Blanco), and, on the bonus track, SONGO CERRA'O, Mandy Cantero and Samuel Formell (Van Van).

KATI HERNÁNDEZ, Cuban dancer, will be warming up the crowd at 6 PM with a Cuban 'salsa suelta’ class!

COVER including dance class is $20 in advance ($25 the day of concert). Purchase tix at https://www.thegranadala.com/event-tickets/

Chef Israel is including some special dishes to his varied menu, including lechón asado for sure!

FOR TABLE RESERVATIONS: CALL THE GRANADA 626 284-7262

-BOOTHS: (4-8 persons) will be reserved for diners

-VIP TABLES: The Granada is offering a limited number of PRE-PAID VIP TABLES and can be reserved for $100 (not including admission) which will include either a beer bucket, bottle of wine or an appetizer platter for your group. 

CONSIDER WEARING YOUR CURUYE TEE, HAT, SCARF for THE CELEBRATION!
FREE PARKING in parking structure across from the Granada.

COME OUT & CELEBRATE CURUYE’s MILESTONE CUBAN DANCE PARTY & WELCOME YASSER RAMOS in his DEBUT L.A. CONCERT! SPREAD THE WORD!

Maritza's Intermediate Level 3 Friday Series Begins Fri. Sept 13th

Greetings Everyone!
We are moving on with Maritza's Intermediate Series to Level 3. If you took Intermediate Level 2, Level 2.1 and 2.2, we have now reached Intermediate Level 3.


INTERMEDIATE LEVEL CLASS SERIES 3
8-9:30pm
DATES FOR THIS SERIES: Fridays Sept 13, 20, 27, & Oct 4
Location to be announced
$40 per person fo the series.
Click this link here to register
Made for students who are currently taking Maritza's intermediate LEVEL 1, 2, 2.1, & 2.2.s Maritza believes in teaching the Lego pieces of intermediate moves such as casino "add-ons" and then pulls from her dance training in Cuba to teach technique and different way to execute a typical intermediate move. In essence, if you know the basics, intermediate and advanced moves are a combination of the basic casino moves.

FYI! Previous levels of intermediate casino/rueda moves already covered the following:
The Dedo series
The Mariposa series: 90, Mariposa Santiago version, 70 Complicadisimo
The Setenta series: 71, 72, 80, 70-Corona, 70-complicado,
Add-On moves: CocaCola, Enrosca, Saloneo, paseala, abanico, rodeo, Julian
Bayamo series
Fun new moves Maritza was inspired to teach because they were lego pieces combined beautifully

  • Jhonny Come Home
  • El Sombrero de Pillin
  • El Corto con La Bola
  • 72 Cubano, Dame con Perez

In L.A.: CURUYE's SEPT CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY

CURUYE's CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY!
When: Sunday, September 8, 2019   5:00-10:00 PM
Where: The GRANADA L.A. 17 So 1st St, Alhambra 91801
CURUYE's CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY with DEEJAY WARAPO celebrates CUBAN MUSIC & DANCE, and this month 'las aguas', the deities of the sea, and of the rivers and lakes, from Cuba's Yoruba tradition.

At 5:30 PM, KATI HERNÁNDEZ will teach some traditional Afro Cuban movements that are sometimes incorporated into popular Cuban dance.

In addition to dancing CASINO (Cuban salsa), we'll be also dancing some fun and funky reggaetón lines throughout the evening!

September brings a lot of birthdays to celebrate!  KARLA MICHELLE, ALMA ÁLVAREZ, RICARDO SALAZAR, JESÚS ORNELAS, AFIMAYE GALARRAGA, PEDRO 'MUÑECO AGUILAR... will be among those dancing the birday dance! If you have a September birthday that you would like to celebrate, let Curuye know!

Plan on sharing a meal with your friends from The Granada's kitchen! The Granada's staff provides table service with a menu that includes salads, sandwiches, and entrées!

Consider wearing yellow/gold, and/or blue: the colors of Ochún, and Yemayá, the water goddesses we will be honoring today!

$10 cover includes class. ALL AGES WELCOME!

FREE PARKING in structure across from the Granada!

SPREAD THE WORD, & LET's DANCE!


EscoRueda Level 1 Beginners Rueda Series - Starts Oct.8th

Greetings Everyone!
Registration is now open for new students to learn Rueda de Casino (a Cuban social dance done in a circle switching partners). 
Here are the details:
WHAT: LEVEL ONE Beginners Rueda Series: 
DATES: October 8, 15, 22 & 29

WHEN: Tuesdays 7:00pm-8:30pm are instruction; and Fridays 7-8pm rueda practice of the Tuesday's instruction; 

LOCATION: Private dance studio in Escondido! 1717 S. Iris Lane, Escondido, CA 92026

HOW TO REGISTER FOR LEVEL 1: Click this link to register for the series and then pay on the first day. 
Registrations accepted until the day of the first class. NO DROP-IN's after Oct 8th. 
COST: $40.00 person (cash, Venmo, Zelle, checks accepted, no credit card)

Hidden City Sounds Free Concert series presents Changuii Majadero - Fri. Aug. 16th

Greetings Amigos & Casineros,
We are rounding up our casineros to meet up at this event. Please tell your dancing friends to come out and dance with us.

FREE EVENT
Here are the details:
WHAT: Casinero Meet-up for Hidden City Sounds Free live music series FEAT. Changüí Majadero
WHEN: Friday, August 16th at 6pm
This event is free, but advanced reservations are recommended. Early arrival is STRONGLY recommended as seats fill up quickly.
WHERE:  California Center for the Arts, Escondido