Timba/Salsa/Top 40's Music Night at Vintana Wine & Dine in Escondido - Wed. Oct 26th

If you haven't heard the news, what was a biweekly event just became a weekly event.  Yes, the crown is getting bigger for rueda and casineros. If you have not been to this place you have to check out the dance space and the view! There will be a private party with over 100 people and they have never seen rueda de casino, let's wow them!!

Come join us! Timba/Salsa/Top 40's music. Come for Happy Hour (the food and drinks are sooo good). $7 drinks and $7 appetizers! Click this link for the menu.  The last one we had was so much fun and there was way more timba played so it will happen again. There will be a rueda de casino beginners basics class led by Maritza Baida. We know you wanted timba so Maritza and DJ Dino have assured there will be more timba this time.
Here are the details:
WHAT:  Happy Hour, Dance Lesson and Social Dancing at Vintana Wine & Dine
WHEN: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 
     2:30pm - 6:30pm Happy Hour
     6:30pm -7:30 Rueda de casino class
     7:30pm - 9:00pm Social Dancing
COST: Free but definitely helps to buy some drinks and appetizers to keep our dance place alive with business for the restaurant. It is really a beautiful place to dance.

Rueda in the Park Orange County (Temporary Location in Long Beach) - Sat. Oct 22nd

Our Friends in Orange County are having a Rueda in the Park Meet Up in LONG BEACH! Rueda in the Park OC Chapter (formerly in Santa Ana) has a new temporary location. Join us for Rueda de Casino (Salsa Cubana) this Saturday in Long Beach. Our friends and casineros, Martha and Carlos, from RITP OC Chapter have graciously offered their covered, paved patio for us to host classes this Saturday and until we find our new location. Enjoy the music and the fun as you learn this Cuban social dance with friends!
Rueda de Casino is a very fun and engaging Cuban salsa dance. You will learn the fundamental basic elements, lots of variations and combinations that make up “Rueda de Casino".

Below are the details:
WHAT: Rueda in the Park (Rueda de Casino dance lessons and social meet up)
WHEN:  Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 
        * Beginner level starts at 11:30am
        * Intermediate level starts at 12:30pm 
COST:  Suggested donation of $5/per class

Cuban Salsa Class at Romeo's in Laguna Beach - Sat. Oct 22nd

Our friends Robert and Laura Cristina Morales have a great dance event going on in Laguna Beach! Below is description from their Facebook event page. Sounds like fun! Rueda is EVERYWHERE! LOVE IT!

Casino and Salsa Dancers! We Are In Need Of Your Support! Management at Romeo Cucina Laguna Beach, an upscale Italian Restaurant, has invited us to offer a free Cuban Salsa Class (Rueda de Casino) on Saturday, Oct. 22nd. We are good friends with resident DJ Jimmy and he will play some timba throughout the night in addition to salsa and bachata. Laura Cristina and I really need our casino dancers to join us and help us introduce more friends to Rueda de Casino-Cuban Salsa! Let's also use this opportunity to dance the night away with all of you and make new friends. :)
Here are the details:
WHAT: Cuban Salsa Night with a rueda class lead by Robert & Laura Cristina Morales
WHEN: Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 at 9pm
HOW TO PREPARE: NO COVER CHARGE. Dress code is formal dance wear. No shorts, no t-shirts, no beach clothes or gym clothes. No Tennis Shoes.
FREE PARKING in the Wells Fargo Bank lot located to the left of Romeo Cucina restaurant. Make sure you go to the right restaurant in Laguna Beach! There is another restaurant in Laguna Niguel but that's not the one. LOL.

We hope you can join us.
Una Bulla! Gracias!

New Non-Cohort Style Beginner Rueda de Casino Class in VISTA within a Fitness Program! - Starts Mon. Oct 24th

SOY BELLA Fitness Program, a collaboration between Tierra Caliente Dance Academy and the Vista Community Clinic, will officially launch Monday, October 24 with a FREE rueda de casino workshop, lead by Maritza Baida from 7-9pm. 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 improves your memory, and you will learn some Cuban Spanish,  and the biggest reason people love it is because people you meet are from all walks of life, people you would have never imagined you would meet (the diversity awareness is huge in this dance. WATCH, you will be addicted!!

Soy Bella Fitness Program Mission: is cultural and health awareness 
WHERE: Vista Community Center - 642 Vista Village Drive, Vista, CA 92084
To register, just attend the first day to complete the membership.

Salsa: Rueda de Casino will be $25 per month and we will be waiving the $40 annual membership. That's about $7 per class (Monday's 7:30pm)

Zumba will be $3 per class (Friday's 6:30pm)
Toning & strength $3 per class (Saturday's 9:30am)

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!

Casineros Meet Up at Salsa on the Beach - Sat. Oct. 22nd

It's time to meet-up for some rueda de casino fun and some Cuban style salsa suelta. This time we are getting in the water for some "Hydro-ruedas!" lLets see if we can make up some new rueda moves while in the water. I have a few new moves that I learned that I have got to try in the water. Let's join our mambo lovin' friends and have fun dancing together San Diego style....outside!

Here are the details:
WHAT: Casinero meet-up at Salsa on the Beach (ruedas on cardboard, on the sand in the water!)
WHEN:  Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 2pm-7pm
WHERE:  3502 Crown Point Drive, San Diego, CA 92109, go to this address and enter the Bayside Park parking lot. You can't miss it!!
HOW TO PREPARE: Bring beach supplies (towel, blanket to sit on, umbrellas for shade, beach chairs, sunscreen, a hat, swimsuit) we will get in the water for a rueda.

Below is the schedule listed on Salsa on the Beach Facebook about the event:
FREE Open event; invite your friends. FREE PARKING. There will be salsa, cha cha, and bachata music being played. there will be a cardboard dance floor like last event so I would suggest shoes like Toms or something like that. Bonfire at the end. This is a free event. Everyone please bring a healthy dish or appetizer or....smiles. Please post what you are bringing on the Facebook page

2:00pm: SOTB begins! Music. Begins

2:30pm: beginner salsa/cha cha cha class

3:30pm:. Intermediate salsa/cha cha cha groove class

4:00pm: Group photo

4:30pm: Birthday Dances

6:15pm: start bonfire

6:00pm: Take down dance floor/clean up food while there's still light

6:15pm-8:30pm Bonfire chill music

Friday Rueda Practice at Oceanside Pier - Fri Oct 21st

Greetings San Diego Casineros!
It FUN-DAY Friday which means we are taking it outside as usual. Destination rueda practice at Oceanside Pier on the north side.  This is a public rueda practice and a social time. Come join our fun North County rueda and salsa suelta fun with friends and then it's tacos and beer afterwards as we walk together for some food and a beer together.

All casineros are welcome no matter what level. I will be calling ruedas and announcing if it is a beginner rueda or an intermediate level so that all get a chance to practice what was taught in this week's classes.

Here are the details
WHAT: Rueda Practice Meet Up....San Diego Style....OUTSIDE because we can!!
WHEN: Friday, August 26th, 2016 6:30pm-8:30pm+
WHERE: Meet us on the NORTH side of the Pier. Click this map link for directions.

HOW TO PREPARE: Wear layers, flat shoes you don't mind scuffing. We will be on concrete with some sand. Bring water and some snacks to share. We will go have a late dinner together afterwards!  Come dance and break bread together. 

In L.A.: YULIEN OVIEDO! TIMBA! REGGAETÓN! Direct from CUBA! - Fri Oct 21st


             From CUBA! YULIEN OVIEDO! TIMBERO! REGGAETONERO! SINGER, DRUMMER, DANCER par excellence, former CHARANGUERO of the CHARANGA HABANERA! making his L.A. solo debut with CALIXTO OVIEDO, & LILY HERNÁNDEZ's ORQUESTA at EL FLORIDITA! ONE NIGHT ONLY!  First set 9:30 PM. El FLORIDITA  1253 Vine St. Los Angeles 90038. For reservations: (323) 871-8612, or at elfloridita.com