Tropical Blue Cuban Night at Queen Bees - Fri. Nov 28th

Oye Mi Gente!
North Park is going to be jamming to timba, son and Cubaton, along with live music from Obako Son. There will also be rueda de casino lesson. Included in this event is a homestyle Cuban meal as well! Come support this grass roots effort where it is truly a Cuban night. This is the real deal and there will be Cuban music played all night long.
Here are the details:
WHAT: TROPICAL BLUE CUBAN NIGHT MUSIC & DANCE EVENT
WHEN: Friday, November 28, 2014, doors open at 9pm
                            9-10pm - Rueda de casino lesson
                            10pm and on - floor opens for dancing (timba music and son will be played)
WHERE: Queen Bee's Art & Cultural Center - 3925 Ohio St., San Diego, CA 92104
COST: $15 for Cuban Food and entrance fee ; $10 for entrance fee only. Pay cash at the door.

SUN. Nov 16th in Kearny Mesa - San Diego Casino/Rueda/Musicality Workshops with Ryan &Sidney

THERE IS STILL ROOM TO FOR TODAY'S WORKSHOPS IN KEARNY MESA (DISCOUNT PRICE HONORED)
12:00 PM Intro to Son Cubano (All levels)
1:00 PM Dancing with Clave: Changing Time (All levels)
2:00 PM Santiago-style Salsa and Rueda (Intermediate/Advanced)
3:00 PM Salsa Workout and Body Movement: Son in Salsa (All levels)

PRICE: One class: $15
Two classes: $25
Each Additional Class: $10
Four classes in one day $40
Pay cash at the door. 
SUNDAY, NOV 16TH
Intro to Son Cubano (All levels)
12:00pm
Son is the style of dance and music that directly preceded Salsa in Cuba, but it is still a living tradition in itself. It is beautiful and elegant, simple in movements but sophisticated in rhythm and style. Many of the best salsa dancers incorporate movements, turns, timing, and style from son into their salsa dancing. In this class you'll learn the characteristic rhythm of Son (called "contratiempo" or "on 2") as well as some fundamental steps, movements, and turn patterns.

Dancing with Clave: Changing Time (All levels)
1:00pm
The clave is the rhythmic essence, the "key," of salsa music. In this class you'll learn to identify the two key distinctions that make the four types of clave used in salsa: 3-2 vs. 2-3 and son vs. rumba. We'll use this knowledge of the clave to help us switch back and forth between dancing "on 1" ("a tiempo") and "on 2" ("a contratiempo"). And beyond the how of switching time, we’ll delve into why you would want to switch: what cues to listen for and respond to in the music. It is highly recommended (but not required) to take the Intro to Son class prior to this class.

Santiago-style Salsa and Rueda (Intermediate/Advanced)
2:00pm
Santiago is the birthplace of Son Cubano and continues to be a center of innovation in both dance and music. Ryan and Sidney traveled to Santiago in July, studying from several different groups and teachers. In this class we'll show you our favorite new moves from Santiago, both one-on-one Salsa patterns and group moves for the Rueda.

Salsa Workout and Body Movement (All levels)
3:00pm
In this energetic, full-body workout, we explore the roots and relatives of salsa. We warm up with basic footwork and move on to explore more complex rhythmic variations and related dance styles (such as Son, Mambo, Rumba and Cha-cha-chá) building towards completing the class with a dynamic and fun choreography. We will focus more on the relationship between Rumba and Salsa on Saturday, and the relationship between Son and Salsa on Sunday.

Casino-on-Tile After-Workshop Timba House Party in Oceanside

We are taking our Casino-on-Cardboard inside and calling it Casino-on-Tile!!!
In celebration of our guest rueda instructors (Ryan & Sidney) visiting us in beautiful San Diego, they want to get to know you and dance with you. We have reserved Roi Brignac's Clubhouse in Oceanside for a Timba House Party. The Cuban salsa momentum is getting stronger on the North side of San Diego. Come make the trip to Oceanside and dance to timba and son Cubano and Cubaton with us.

The Clubhouse, where the party is taking place is part of Roi's apartment/Condo Complex. It has a HUGE community space with a tile floor and a kitchen. Thanks to Roi, we have a place to dance to Cuban music (Timba - old school and new). Ryan and Sidney are bringing the tunes to play tomorrow night. POTLUCK style. Family friendly as well!

Bring your favorite wine or craft beer and a food pairing. We are all a bunch of healthy conscious casineros so any healthy dishes with lots of protein are very welcomed. We will provide the iced bottled water. Get ready for some off-the-chain ruedas with Ryan and Sidney. They are amazing callers. We are gonna shake it hard what your mama gave you!!!

Below are the details:
WHAT: Dance party after the Saturday workshops
WHEN: Saturday, November 15th from 6pm-10pm
WHERE: Roi's Clubhouse (private residential community space) on the first floor - listen for the timba music, condo complex front door will be open in front.
HOW TO PREPARE: Bring your favorite wine or craft beer and a food pairing. We are all a bunch of healthy conscious casineros so any healthy dishes with lots of protein are very welcomed. Bring a towel or a fan if you have one, the space does not have great ventilation.

Sat/Sun Nov 15-16 - Ryan & Sidney (Rueda Con Ritmo) Rueda & Musicality Workshops

Greetings Casineros,
We have great news to share! In November, we will have the honor of hosting Bay Area's highly acclaimed rueda/casino dance instructors, Ryan Mead & Sidney Weaverling from Rueda Con Ritmo.
Heavily sought after instructors whose dance congress workshops fill to capacity for their talent in teaching musicality and incredibly fun and entertaining rueda moves and salsa suelta moves that match the accents to Cuban music and timba. These workshops are also for casineros & salseros looking to challenge themselves to dance on clave (on-4). To learn more about Sidney & Ryan, please check out their bios and videos on their website titled Rueda Con Ritmo. See below for workshop descriptions.

Saturday, November 15th
Danessense Studios in Carlsbad
1:00 PM Partnering for Cuban-style Salsa (Two Levels - Beginning and Intermediate/Advanced)
2:00 PM Origins of Rueda: Moves from 1957 to 1964 (All levels)
3:00 PM Musicality: Dancing the Rhythms of Salsa and Timba (All levels)
4:00 PM Salsa Workout and Body Movement: Rumba in Salsa (All levels)

Sunday, November 16th
Studio K Dance & Fitness in Kearny Mesa
12:00 PM Intro to Son Cubano (All levels)
1:00 PM Dancing with Clave: Changing Time (All levels)
2:00 PM Santiago-style Salsa and Rueda (Intermediate/Advanced)
3:00 PM Salsa Workout and Body Movement: Son in Salsa (All levels)

PRICE: One class: $15 pre-reg / $20 door
Two classes: $25 pre-reg / $35 door
Each Additional Class: $10
Four classes in one day $40 pre-reg / $50 door
All Eight classes $75 pre-reg / $90 door


Pre-Registration begins now until Friday, Nov 15th 10pm. Then the Paypal window will close and classes will be at-the-door prices for workshops.

To Pre-Register, you have 3 options:
1. Send Maritza your e-mail address to sandiegorueda@gmail.com, let her know which workshops you are paying for and she will send you a Paypal Invoice where you pay online.
3. Pay directly on Pay Pal by clicking "Buy Now" button below

Workshop Packages at Pre-Reg Prices

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS:
SATURDAY, NOV 15TH
Partnering for Cuban-style Salsa (Two Levels, Beginning and Int/Adv)
1:00pm
Cuban-style salsa (sometimes called casino) is dynamic and circular, even when not danced in a circle (rueda). In this class we will teach some of our favorite one-on-one turn patterns (traditional and original). Ryan and Sidney will teach separately, so there will be two different levels dancing simultaneously (beginning and intermediate/advanced).

Origins of Rueda: Moves from 1957 to 1964 (Levels 2 and up)
2:00pm
Rueda de Casino was first created by a group of teenagers in Havana in the late 1950s and early 1960s. In July, Ryan and Sidney traveled to Havana to meet and dance with several of the original dancers of the style (called "Fundadores," now in their 60s and 70s). In this class you'll learn many of the moves from the early days, including Derecha-izquierda, Bótala p'atrás, Enróscate, and Bikini.

Musicality: Dancing to the Rhythms of Salsa and Timba
3:00pm
Cuban music is incredibly rich and rhythmically layered, offering us a great abundance of material to draw upon as dancers. In this class you'll learn some of the most common accents in timba how to express these rhythms with your body, primarily through changes in footwork. This rhythmic understanding will enhance your enjoyment of the music and invigorate your dancing, both in the rueda and with a partner.

Salsa Workout and Body Movement (All levels)
4:00pm
In this energetic, full-body workout, we explore the roots and relatives of salsa. We warm up with basic footwork and move on to explore more complex rhythmic variations and related dance styles (such as Son, Mambo, Rumba and Cha-cha-chá) building towards completing the class with a dynamic and fun choreography. We will focus more on the relationship between Rumba and Salsa on Saturday, and the relationship between Son and Salsa on Sunday.

SUNDAY, NOV 16TH
Intro to Son Cubano (All levels)
12:00pm
Son is the style of dance and music that directly preceded Salsa in Cuba, but it is still a living tradition in itself. It is beautiful and elegant, simple in movements but sophisticated in rhythm and style. Many of the best salsa dancers incorporate movements, turns, timing, and style from son into their salsa dancing. In this class you'll learn the characteristic rhythm of Son (called "contratiempo" or "on 2") as well as some fundamental steps, movements, and turn patterns.

Dancing with Clave: Changing Time (All levels)
1:00pm
The clave is the rhythmic essence, the "key," of salsa music. In this class you'll learn to identify the two key distinctions that make the four types of clave used in salsa: 3-2 vs. 2-3 and son vs. rumba. We'll use this knowledge of the clave to help us switch back and forth between dancing "on 1" ("a tiempo") and "on 2" ("a contratiempo"). And beyond the how of switching time, we’ll delve into why you would want to switch: what cues to listen for and respond to in the music. It is highly recommended (but not required) to take the Intro to Son class prior to this class.

Santiago-style Salsa and Rueda (Intermediate/Advanced)
2:00pm
Santiago is the birthplace of Son Cubano and continues to be a center of innovation in both dance and music. Ryan and Sidney traveled to Santiago in July, studying from several different groups and teachers. In this class we'll show you our favorite new moves from Santiago, both one-on-one Salsa patterns and group moves for the Rueda.

Salsa Workout and Body Movement (All levels) 
3:00pm
In this energetic, full-body workout, we explore the roots and relatives of salsa. We warm up with basic footwork and move on to explore more complex rhythmic variations and related dance styles (such as Son, Mambo, Rumba and Cha-cha-chá) building towards completing the class with a dynamic and fun choreography. We will focus more on the relationship between Rumba and Salsa on Saturday, and the relationship between Son and Salsa on Sunday.

Gente De Zona Concert in LA!! - Fri. Nov 21st

Check this out! GENTE de ZONA !! Cuba's 4X Latin Grammy nominated REGGAETONEROS, in L.A.
Here are the details:
WHAT: Gente de Zona (Cubaton artist direct from Cuba) Concert (and and La Charanga Cubana)
WHEN: Friday, November 21, 2014
WHERE: The Hollywood Park Casino - 3883 W. Century Blvd in Inglewood 90303
COST: Tix $45 available @ http://vidasalsera.com/wp/?p=1003

Access At Your Fingertips - Upcoming Cuban Salsa Events This Weekend


For the casineros on the road with mobile devises looking for what to do that has casino dancing and rueda de casino, and Cuban salsa suelta, this weekend and next is packed with some good stuff. Check it out!! Easy to use, links are all set up with Google Map directions. Hope to see you there!!!

Boogaloo Lounge Salsa Social (with timba music) on Orange County - Fri. Nov 7th

If the DJ's in San Diego could do what the Orange County DJ do and play timba, we'd have more places to dance casino and rueda de casino. Take this, for instance. Now that is what I am talking about!!!  INCLUSION  OF TIMBA.

Orange County's Salsa Scene's got it going on! If you are looking for an integrated night of Latin music that has TIMBA in the mix, here is a place to go. They even have a rueda/casino class!!! Every 1st Friday of the month!!

Here are the details:
WHAT: Boogaloo Lounge (integrated Latin Night with Timba in the music mix)
WHEN: Friday November 7, 2014 from 8pm-2am
                    8pm-8:45pm: Cha Cha class
                    8:45pm-9:30pm: Salsa class
                    8pm-9:30pm - Casino (Cuban Salsa)/Rueda class
                    9:30pm-2am: Floor opens up for dancing.
WHERE: Allegro Ballroom of Orange County
                 310 E. Orangethorpe Ave. Suite G, Placentia, CA 92870
COST: $10 for everything (classes included). RSVP on Facebook for 50% off on their event page.