Maritza's Cuba Trip Review Intermediate Level Class Series -Starts Tues. Jan 10th

Greetings Everyone!
Dania & I are back from Cuba and we are armed with videos of all our new rueda, casino, son, chachacha, mambo, reggaeton dance moves. This is your chance to learn some of the moves we learned in Cuba. Be forewarned now that you will need to know the 11 basic moves well and to know Balsero, Montana, Dedo, Vacilala very well because many of the rueda moves will begin with these to start.  I will also speed up your footwork pace because we are going to use fast timba music for these moves.

In addition, this will be your segway also to learn Cuban body movement to reach that authentic movement style that is totally Cuban. So we will be working on that as part of a structure warm-up and you will need to bring a foam-roller to class. These are cheap and available at Walmart and Ross 4 Less. Get ready to sweat!! This class will tire you out big time!!
Here are the details:
WHAT: Maritza's Cuba Trip Review Intermediate Level 4-week Class Series
WHEN: Begins Tuesday, January 10th 8:15pm to 9:45pm
WHERE:  Doug's Studio in Escondido: 1717 S. Iris Lane, Escondido, CA 92026
COST & REGISTRATION: $40 cash on the first class. Please complete this registration online form so I can see how many follows and leads we have in the group.
HOW TO PREPARE: Bring a water bottle, hand towel, electrolytes for your water, and MOST IMPORTANTLY a foam roller. Here is what a foam-roller looks like:



January Casineros Birthday Bash at the Marriott on Friday the 13th

Feliz Año / Happy New Year
Are you guys ready to start the year dancing timba??? We are!!! 😀
We want to invite you to celebrate all January's birthdays at the La Jolla Marriott January 13th as they will integrate timba music for us 🎶🎵
if you want to join us, we can put you're name in the guest list and also let us know if it's your birthday by contacting Abril Zuniga at azdcortes@gmail.com
Estan listos para empezar el año bailando timba? Yo si 😁
Los queremos invitar a celebrar a todos los cumplañeros del mes de Enero en el Marriott este 13th de Enero estaran tocando timba para nosotros 🎵🎶
Si quieres acompañarnos asi te pondremos en la lista de invitados y tambien diganos si es tu cumpleaños por e-mail. Mande tu confirmacion a Abri Zuniga:  azdcortes@gmail.com   .
Vamos a bailar timba!!!
Quien dice yo?
Who's with me?
Here are the details:
WHAT: Casinero Birthday Dance Meet Up at the La Jolla Marriott
WHEN: Friday, January 13, 2017 8:30pm for a salsa/bachata class; Get there before 10pm for the discounted guest-list price
COST: If on the guest list and you arrive before 10pm, then it's $8.00; if you arrive after 10pm and/or not on the guest list it's $10 

CUBAMANIA'S 1st Anniversary Dance Party



DAME SALSA CUBANA PRESENTS CUBAMANIA'S 1ST ANNIVERSARY DANCE PARTY EVENT. SOBREDOSIS (OVERDOSE) DE TIMBA & MUSICA CUBANA with DEEJAY WARAPO and Instructor's and hosts Robert Morales and Laura Cristina. 

Facebook Event: CUBAMANIA'S 1ST ANNIVERSARY DANCE PARTY



✔ PRICE:
$10 cover includes Rueda de Casino dance lesson and Porto's Cuban pastries (until supplies last), and after Cubamania event ends, enjoy from 9p.m.-1a.m. FREE ACCESS TO ✮✮ SALSA & BACHATA ROOMS ✮✮ Just show your wristband!
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✔ FREE ADMISSION IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS IN JANUARY - MUST SIGN UP for our GUEST LIST by sending message to DameSalsaCubana@gmail.com
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✔ NO CHARGE for CHILDREN UNDER 16 years old

✔ To receive updates about all of our Cuban Dance events please LIKE our page "Dame Salsa Cubana" in Facebook

In L.A: CUBAN POPULAR DANCE WORKSHOPS w CUBA's BAN RRA RRA DANCERS!


      CURUYE CULTURAL EDUCATION PROJECT is thrilled to invite you to a  very special DAY of CUBAN POPULAR DANCE WORKSHOPS with Cuban dancers YASELIS SÁNCHEZ and JUSTO CERUTO, from Cuba’s esteemed music and dance company, BAN RRA RRA. They are passing through L.A. before returning to La Habana, fresh from the BAN RRA RRA’s performance and teaching tour in Miami, and in San Francisco! 

The workshops today are designed for dancers with experience in RUEDA de CASINO (Intermediate workshop), and for the ADVANCED RUEDA de CASINO workshop participants will need to be able to dance ‘a contratiempo’ as CUBAN SON is danced.

SCHEDULE:
12-1:20 PM: INTERMEDIATE RUEDA de CASINO with CUBAN STYLING

1:30-2:50 PM: CUBAN SON contratiempo (dancing ‘on 2’ Cuban style)

3:00-4:20 PM ADVANCED RUEDA de CASINO - 'a Contratiempo'
This class will be given ‘a contratiempo’ ‘dancing on 2’ Cuban style. Participants in this class should dance 
Cuban Son.


EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: 

REGISTER HERE

BEFORE MIDNITE DEC 9

$15 per class

$25 for 2 classes

$35 for 3 classes

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(DAY OF EVENT: Cash at door ...)

$20 per class

$35 for 2 classes

$50 all 3 classes)

ALL SALES FINAL. NO REFUNDS or EXCHANGES

PARKING:
Street parking is available. Also, 4 blocks north of the studio,  JOE’s GARAGE, 746 So Hope Street, L.A. 90015, $5/day parking with a shuttle to the dance studio by calling (213) 896-9260. You might find other reasonable lots closer to the studio. 

METRO:
The BLUE LINE’s PICO STATION is the closest stop to Downtown Dance & Movement Studio, leaving you just a little over a block to walk.
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BIOS: YASELIS SÁNCHEZ CORREA, is the principal dancer, corps professor, and a graduate in dance from Cuba’s Escuela Nacional de Arte, and El Instituto Superior de las Artes. JUSTO CERUTO is a principal dancer of BAN RRA RRA, as well as one of the company’s instructors. He has been invited to perform and teach with BAN RRA RRA in Russia, Montenegro,  Justo also dances with the renown rumba group OSAÍN de MONTE. He is currently getting his masters in dance at the Instituto Superior de las Artes. Both are regular teachers/performers at Havana’s annual BAILE EN CUBA festival, teach/perform at PLAZA CUBA’s international dance workshops, as well as with the HAVANA DANCE ACADEMY.
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OTHER WORKSHOPS/EVENTS w YASELIS & JUSTO in L.A. ...

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 11 AM-2 PM: YASELIS & JUSTO will be guest teaching 2 AFRO CUBAN DANCE WORKSHOPS with KATI HERNÁNDEZ of CUBA's HAITIAN TRADITIONS from EASTERN CUBA. For pre-registration discounts for these AFRO CUBAN classes: CLICK HERE.


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 5-7 PM: CURUYE's PRE VAN VAN CONCERT PARTY with BAN RRA RRA DANCERS YASELIS SÁNCHEZ, & JUSTO CERUTO, along with KATI HERNÁNDEZ and DEEJAY WARAPO to rev us up on the dance floor and give LOS VAN VAN a BIG L.A. WELCOME! $25 for pre-party, and THEN STAY FOR THE CONCERT! Contact Curuye or Warapo for pre-party tix! 


For the complete schedule of YASELIS & JUSTO's L.A. classes/activities this week, go to CURUYE.COM 

NEW! Monday Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) Beg. Level 1 Starts Monday Jan. 9th

Greetings Casineros & Amigos!
Yes, it's true! I have a new beginners rueda de casino class starting up in Vista.  My class is integrated with the Soy Bella Fitness Program. We are starting another set of Level One Beginners Track Starting January 9th, 2017. If this was on your new years resolution, don't  procrastinate as you will end up waiting until Summer/Fall 2017 when Level 1 is offered again.  To learn more about Maritza's class curriculum, click this link.

WHAT IS RUEDA DE CASINO?  This is Cuban-style salsa in a circle switching partners. If you have never seen this dance before, click this video link to see a random, not choreographed,  rueda de casino circle lead by Maritza Baida when she was in Seattle. This dance will give you a workout, and actually prevents Alzhiemer's. The dance does improve memory retention, and you will learn some Cuban Spanish along the way. Biggest reason people love it is because you meet people from all walks of life, people you would have never imagined The diversity awareness factor is huge in this dance. WATCH, you will be addicted!!

WHEN: Monday 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, and 12/5 7:30pm-9pm
To register, please arrive at 7pm to complete the membership form and pay. Class starts promptly at 7:30pm
with your membership it includes the following classes:
        - Zumba Saturdays 6:30pm at the Main Tierra Caliente Academy of Arts Studio
        - Toning & Strength Saturday's 9:30am

2017 Spring Semester Rueda Class Series Dates:
Beginners Level One class series: January 9th, (Jan 16th - no class MLK B-Day), 23rd, 30th,  & Feb 2nd.
Beginners Level Two class series: Feb 13th, (Feb 20th - no class Presidents Day), 27th, Mar 6th & 13th
Beginners Level Three class series: Mar 20th, 27th, Apr 3rd, & 10th
Intermediate Level One series: Apr. 17th, 24th, May 1st, 8th
Rueda Performance Training for Ticitozaa Recital at Center for the Arts: May 15th, 22nd, 29th, and Jun 5th (More dates and times during each week in this series will be posted for rehearsals)
Ticitozaa Recital at Center for the Arts Escondido: June 11, 2016

WHERE: Vista Community Center - 642 Vista Village Drive, Vista, CA 92084

COST: for Nov 14th-Dec 5th series: $40.00 for the 4 weeks class series. This fee will pay your 4 week rueda class & membership to the Soy Bella Fitness program for the year. It's a 2-in-1 deal. Then in the next series per month, it is $25 a calendar month This is ONLY if you pay for this particular series(ex. $25 for January, $25 for February, etc. for one year). The $25 a month may not match up to the rueda class series. No DROP IN.

Brand NEW dancers starting in January 2017 will need to pay $40 membership (required), PLUS $25 for the Rueda class - TOTAL $65, then each following calendar month is $25 a month. Membership will be good for one calendar year. 

SOY BELLA Fitness Program is a collaboration between Tierra Caliente Academy of Arts in partnership with Vista Community Clinic. Soy Bella Fitness Program Mission: cultural and health awareness
Soy Bella membership benefits are:
  • tracking (weight and measurements)
  • nutrition workshops 
  • pedometers and more resources vista community clinic will donate. 
  • free soy Bella shirt 
  • and much more!

Maritza's Beg. Level 3 Rueda de Casino Series Registration Now Open - Tues. Jan. 10th

Greetings Everyone!
We are about to finish up the day class this Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Maritza will be traveling to Cuba for the rest of the year. So wheile she is gone, be ready to amp it up as Maritza will be sharing some of the new moves she learned in Cuba with the beginner Level 3 class.
Here are the details:
WHAT:  Maritza's One-Month Long Beginners Level 3 Rueda de Casino Class Series
WHEN: Starts Tuesday, January 10th from 6pm-8pm (Series goes every Tuesday through Feb 3rd)
WHERE: Doug's Studio in Escondido - 1717 S. Iris Lane, Escondido, CA 92026
COST:  $40 per person (this includes the additional practices on Fridays and random practices to be announced). Please click this link to the registration form and complete the form.

Maritza and Dania's Bon Voyage to Cuba Mega Rueda Potluck Night - Tues. Dec 6th

Greetings Everyone!
It's down to the last week before Maritza and Dania take off to Cuba for the rest of the year (3 weeks with Rueda con Ritmo Dance Company from the Bay Area). We want to celebrate the holidays and dance rueda de casino and one-on-one casino with each other. Let's get together after Maritza's last rueda class before she and Dania take off to Cuba the next day!


Here are the details:
WHAT: Holiday Potluck Dance Celebration for the Year's End & Maritza & Dania's Send Off to Cuba - Dance Party
WHEN: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 8:30pm to 11pm
WHERE: Doug's Studio in Escondido - 1717 S. Iris Lane, Escondido, CA 92026
HOW TO PREPARE: Bring a dish/drinks/snacks.