Cubamanía Dance Matinée with Deejay Warapo/Pirito Cordova

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AGUAAA!!! APRIL 23 CUBAMANIA DANCE MATINEE with Deejay Warapo, El maestro de la Timba, playing the BEST of CUBAN SALSA/TIMBA, SON, RUMBA, CUBATON, and more!


✮✮CELEBRATING Laura Cristina's BIRTHDAYYYY!!! Join the festivity if your birthday is in APRIL - your entrance is complimentary!



✮✮PRICE: $10 includes Rueda de Casino dance lesson and after Cubamania event ends, enjoy from 9p.m.-1a.m. ✮✮FREE ACCESS TO SALSA & BACHATA ROOMS. Just show your wristband!


✮✮NO CHARGE for CHILDREN UNDER 16 years old

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Robert Morales & Laura Cristina

When: April 23

Where: 5332 Stevens Pl, Commerce, CA 90040

Noche de Rumba in Logan Heights - Fri. Mar 24th

Hey Everyone,
Our dear friend and organizer of the casinero meet ups and socials, Abril Zuniga,  is performing at Imperial Hall in Logan Heights. Our friends Carmen and Lupita are also performing as well. They are playing sonido and the dance is called "sonidero" which is a fusion of many dances and looks a lot like Cuban salsa suelta. Their dj's (there are 4) will be the playing timba in the mix of sonido. If you live in the South bay area, or want to make it down from North County, come dance and learn a really cool dance style and there will be timba and rueda de casino as well. I will be calling some ruedas tonight. NOTE: The flyer below says, Abril, y Sus Amigos....that's us..the casineros. Let's check it out.
Here are the details:
WHAT: Casinero Meet-Up in Logan Heights for social dancing (rueda, casino & sonidero)
WHEN: Friday, March 24, 2017 7pm to 1am
 Abril is performing after 10pm
WHERE: Imperial Hall - 3055 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA 92102
COST: $10.00  entrance fee

Friday Rueda Practice at Oceanside Pier - Fri. March 24th

It's that time again to practice what was learned in class. This week's practice is at Oceanside Pier. Come in layers as it will be cold as the sun goes down. Not to worry we will dance to warm up.

Here are the details:
WHAT: Friday Rueda Practice at Oceanside Pier
WHEN: Friday, March 24, 2017 6:30pm-8:30pm
WHERE: The north side of the Oceanside Pier down the right side of the stairs
300 The Strand N, Oceanside, CA 92054

Maritza's Vista Beginner Level 3 Series Starts - Mon. Mar 20th

Greetings Casineros & Amigos!
We are starting Beginner LEVEL THREE today Monday in Vista.  To learn more about Maritza's rueda class curriculum, click this link.  My class is integrated with the Soy Bella Fitness Program. We are moving forward to LEVEL TWO Beginners Track Starting Monday, February 13, 2017. 

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, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13 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, Feb 6th.
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: $40 Annual Membership fee + $25 for the class = $65
If you paid the Annual Membership with Tierra Caliente Academy of Arts, 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!

Friday Rueda Practice at Grape Day Park in Escondido - Fri. Mar 17th

Greetings Casineros,
Come and join us at Grape Day Park in Escondido for a rueda practice meet up. The Park is located next to the Center for the Arts.  This is an outdoor rueda practice with the beginner's rueda and an intermediate level practice. Come ready to sweat and have fun practicing the moves we learned this last series!
Beginners Level 1 from Vista: Enchufla, Adios, Vacilala, Exhibela
Intermediate Level 1 from Setenta Complicado, Enchufla Dile Que No con Pillin,  La Yula, Montana, Dedo, Balsero, Enchufla con Ronde, Setenta por el Centro, Enchufla con Pelota Loca, Evelyn and Coca Cola/Paseala
Here are the details:
WHAT: Meet-Up for a rueda de casino practice (beginner level and intermediate level hopefully two callers; two circles)
WHEN: Friday, March 17, 2017 from 6:00pm-8:30pm 
Breakdown of the practice:
   6:00pm for beginners needing more time to repeat basic moves
   6:30pm for Anyone wanting to practice basic moves from Level 2 beginners
   7:30pm for Intermediate level 1 looking to review the moves listed above

WHERE: Grape Day Park at the old Santa Fe Train Depot in Escondido. 
340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025
Look for the green building on this weblink as your visual aid guide to find us. We will be there!
WHERE TO PARK: Park in the big Center for the Arts parking lot off of Escondido Blvd and Woodward Ave.  Once you park, then click this link to find your way to us. Enter the Center for the Arts and go left towards the grass to the Train Depot. You will see us there on the wooden platform on the picture above. 

Una Bulla!

Timba Dance Party at the San Diego Latino Film Festival - Sun. March 19th

Yes! You heard it right! There is a Timba Dance Party happening in the afternoon on Sunday at 2pm as part of the San Diego Latino Film Festival. Let's get everyone one we know who loves timba and do a mass rueda flash mob at this amazing event!
If you have not been on the San Diego Latino Film Festival website under Special Event, then go to Sonido Latino and click there. You will see that is even shows there is a Timba Dance Party listed on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 2pm. Saul Timba will be your DJ and he is a timba fan. Here is a screen shot if you are doubtful of the timba dance party.
Here are the details:
WHAT:  Timba Dance Party  - Rueda Flash Mob; Cuban Salsa Sueltas; Reunion of friends
WHEN: Sunday, March 19, 2017 1:30pm; Dance Party starts at 2pm, flash mob is at 2:15pm.
WHERE: Fashion Valley Mall: 7007 Friars Rd., San Diego, CA 92108
Meet in front of the Boudin Bakery,  below the AMC theater on the south side of the mall. It's going to be right next to all the film festival activities.
COST: Free

Riverside/Orange County/San Diego Worldwide Rueda Flash Mob - Sat. April 1st

Greetings Everyone!
It's flashmob time for our SoCal Tri-Counties Cuban Dance Communities t ocome together for the International Flash Mob Day on April 1st, 2017. If you are new to this concept let me explain. Every year, since 2014, there has been a "worldwide" international Rueda Flashmob at 4pm in all time zones. and it is documented in one website.

Here is the history timeline:
2014 - Maritza led the first one in Carlsbad, CA joined by Orange County.
2015 - 3 Counties got involved (San Diego/Orange County/Riverside County) and we all got together in San Diego near Seaport Village lead by Maritza Baida but supported by Orange County and Riverside casineros
2016 - In an effort to collaborate, each county took on the lead for each year. So, Orange County took the lead for location at the Irvine Spectrum.
2017 - It is now Riverside's turn for location. What better place than Downtown Riverside, right?

Get ready everyone!! It's going be epic. Get your cameras ready for videotaping. More news to come about exact location and how to prepare. All three counties have now large casino groups so it's going to get big.
Here are the details:
WHAT: Rueda Flash Mob in conjunction with the Worldwide Rueda Flash Mob Day
WHEN: Saturday, April 1, 2017 3:30pm - check in 4pm- flash mob. 
WHERE: Downtown Riverside on the plaza in front of Infuse Dance Studio
3737 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501

HOW TO PREPARE: Comfortable shoes, sun block, jeans and a colorful t-shirt, You must know the 11 basic rueda moves to be in the flash mob.

Guapea/Basico Cubano (Beginner level 1)
Pal-Medio (Beginner level 1)
Enchufla (Beginner level 1)
Dile que no (Beginner level 1)
Adios /Prima (Beginner level 2)
Exhibela (Beginner level 2)
Vacilela (Beginner level 2)
Ronde footwork (Beginner level 3)
Setenta footwork (Beginner level 3)
Traslado footwork (Beginner level 3) - part of setenta footwork after the hammerlock
Coca Cola (Beginner level 3)

Maritza will be calling so these moves are a must to know. If you want to help with videotaping please let Maritza know ahead of time. Contact her at (206)300-4523;