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.

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


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!


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.

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 


Sunday, August 11, 5:00-10:00 PM
The Granada, 17 South First St., Alhambra 91801

The DANCE FLOOR will be  SIZZLIN’ at CURUYE’s AUGUST CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY! DEEJAY WARAPO will be hot back from Havana after guest dj’ing at CUBA’s ’FESTIVAL de la TIMBA and LOS VAN VAN’s 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION! We’ll be dancing to the latest CUBAN SALSA! TIMBA! REGGAETÓN!

KATI HERNÁNDEZ will kick off the party teaching some Cuban dance moves to spice up your dancing at 5:30 PM. To add to the evening’s activities, KAREN POWELL, AMY HARTENDORP, RUBY ROJAS, TAMI GUNTON-NAVARRO, & MARTIN GUNTON-NAVARRO will be dancing the birthday dance and sharing some cake with you! (If you would like to celebrate your August birthday, please message Curuye.)

AND, by coming out to dance today, you’ll be helping some students! As customary in August, Curuye will make a donation for school supplies from the party’s proceeds to The 5 Keys Covenant House shelter for homeless youth. 

The Granada’s Chef Israel has entrées, sandwiches, and salads to energize hungry dancers!


$10 cover includes the dance class!

FREE PARKING in the parking structure across from The Granada!



La Gozadera: Cuban Salsa Party (feat. Kati Hernandez) - Sat. Aug. 3rd

La GOZADERA (CUBAN SALSA party) is back this August 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 San Diego
WHEN: Saturday,  August 3, 2019   @  6pm
WHERE: Dance North County - 535 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, CA 92024
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 6:30pm with student ID.

Enjoy authentic delicious Cuban cuisine catered by chef Yayi and authentic Cuban Drinks don’t miss a true Cuban Experience!

Special Performances!

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

Casino on Grass/ Beach Party in La Jolla - Sat. Aug 17th

August edition of Casino on Grass!! This time at La Jolla Shores. Don’t miss the beautiful views, dancing with friends and enjoying the sunset. Bring a dish to share, this is a free event so there is no cover. 
Here are the details:
WHAT: A Cuban Salsa Beach Party
WHEN: Saturday, August 17 at 4pm 
              The time has been changed to 4 to 8pm
WHERE:   Ellen Browning Scripps Park in La Jolla
                 1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037 
HOW TO PREPARE: Bring a snack and something to drink, beach layered clothing, blankets, sunblock, sunglasses, camera, beach chairs. We are definitely taking pictures of this place!

PARKING: Yeah...well... that's going to be the challenge. There is parking but it is a highly trafficked place so get there before 5pm to get parking. Below is a map of the area and where to park. See map below: