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.

Friday Rueda Practice at Grape Day Park and TJ Tacos - Fri Dec 2nd

Can you believe it's already December!?? Come dance and practice your rueda moves this Friday at Grape Day Park. This will be the LAST RUEDA PRACTICE of the year. Don't miss out on our chance to get together to dance and do a taco run. Right after the rueda practice, we are heading to TJ Tacos in Escondido to eat up all the calories we just burned.
Here are the details:
WHAT:  Friday Rueda Practice for all of Maritza's student and seasoned casineros
WHERE:  Grape Day Park - 321 N Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025
at the Train Depot Platform
WHEN: Friday, December 2, 2016 from 6-8:30pm
HOW TO PREPARE:  Layer up your clothing and bring water for yourself. After rueda practice we will be going to TJ Tacos - 802 E. Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025 so bring some money with you for the tacos. :)

Rueda in the Park in Orange County - Sat. Dec 3rd

¡AGUAAA!!!! We are back from our short recess and our trip to Cuba!! Our next class will be this Saturday, December 1st. Beginner level starts at 11:30am and Intermediate level starts at 12:30pm. Come join us in TeWinkle Park for Rueda de Casino! (Salsa Cubana) Enjoy the scenery, the music and the fun as you learn this Cuban social dance. Rueda de Casino is a super-fun upbeat and high energy group Cuban salsa dance. Come learn the fundamental basic elements, lots of variations and the combinations that make up “Rueda de Casino".  Check out our Thursday classes too at QD Dance Hall!! www.facebook.com/DameSalsaCubana/   Spread the word, be sure to tell a friend or two and invite them to join the fun. We will see you there. Una Bulla!!!

Here are the details:
WHAT: Rueda Lesson Opportunity outside with Casineros from Orange County
WHEN: Saturday, Dec 3, 2016  11:30am-2:30pm
COST: $5 donation

San Francisco Salsa Rueda Festival - Feb 16-19

Greetings Everyone, You still have time to get your pass to the biggest rueda festival around. A group of us are going to be there from San Diego so please consider going. If its your first time, I will be hosting 2 orientations for new folks who have never been to this festival. Let's make this a huge San Diego casinero meet up and take workshops together, eat together, dance together, party together!
DEADLINE before the price goes up is tonight!
Here are the details:
WHAT: San Diego Casineros Meet Up at the largest Rueda Festival in the US in San Francisco
WHEN:  February 16th-19th, 2017 Thursday thru Sunday
WHERE:  Hotel Whitcomb - 1231 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94103
COST: Click this link to see and purchase your tickets

Maritza's Rueda Practice in Escondido (Doug's Studio) - Sun. Nov 27th

In an effort to keep you dancing and burning the calories from Thanksgiving dinner, I am hosting a long rueda practice. We were going to meet outside but because of the rain, we will need to do it indoors. Also Tim's rueda de casino classes is cancelled so we can still meet for a structured time for beginners and intermediates to review the moves from this last week's instruction.

Here are the Details:
WHAT:  Thanksgiving Weekend Sunday Rueda Practice (don't let the rain stop you!)
WHEN: Sunday, November 27, 2016
     Schedule:  3:00pm-5:00pm Beginner's rueda and practice
                     5:00pm-7:00pm Intermediate rueda and practice
WHERE: Doug's Studio - 1717 S. Iris Lane, Escondido, CA 92026
HOW TO PREPARE: wear comfortable clothes to sweat in, bring a water bottle with water, and a hand towel. FREE!!

Casinero Meet Up at the La Jolla Marriott Salsa Night - Sat. Nov 26th

Greetings Everyone,
Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Holidays! Since we had no Friday Rueda Practice, we hope you can make this social meet up at the regular La Jolla Marriott Salsa Night  - TONIGHT!
Abril Zuniga and I are organizing a meet up to invite all who have been taking my rueda de casino classes and casino-dancing friends to come out and dance this holiday weekend to bun some calories from the thanksgiving dinners we all had.


Here are the details:
WHAT:  Casinero Meet-Up at the regular Salsa Saturday at the La Jolla Marriott
WHEN: Saturday, November 26, 2016 9pm and thereafter
WHERE: La Jolla Marriott - 4240 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037
COST: $10.00 cover

Curuye's PRE- VAN VAN CONCERT CUBAN DANCE PARTY at The CONGA ROOM !

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 5-7 PM: PRE CONCERT PARTY + CONCERT of LOS VAN VAN from CUBA!

The CONGA ROOM has invited CURUYE.COM to host  a PRE VAN VAN CUBAN DANCE HAPPENING featuring CUBAN DANCERS on tour with the esteemed HAVANA-based dance and music company, BAN RRA RRA!

Dancers YASELIS SÁNCHEZ and JUSTO CERUTO, featured dancers with Cuba’s internationally renown BAN RRA RRA, come to Los Angeles after performance tours of  Miami, and San Francisco. They’ll be demonstrating some of their favorite Cuban dances at the PRE VAN VAN party!

Deejay WARAPO will be playing all the latest CUBAN DANCE MUSIC from CUBAN SALSA! SON! TIMBA! SON! REGGAETÓN! RUMBA! to keep the flow on the dance floor, and KATI HERNANDEZ will amp up our dance energy to welcome Cuba’s favorite dance band, LOS VAN VAN!

$25 gets you into the pre-concert dance party, AND concert! (This specially priced ticket requires you to be in the Conga Room before the end of the pre-concert party.)

The Conga Room’s BOCA restaurant will be open from 5 PM. Reservations can be made at 213 745-0162.

The PRE-VAN VAN CONCERT TIX ARE AVAILABLE with CURUYE, DEEJAY WARAPO, CURUYE.COM. MESSAGE US!

Hike & Rueda at Monserate Mtn. in Fallbrook - Sat. Nov 19th

If you are crazy like me, that can't just get one workout with just rueda de casino but double the workout with an intense hike, then try this challenge. We are meeting up at 9am at Monserate Mtn Trailhead in Fallbrook to go on a 3 hours hike. Seven inclines, incredible views and rueda any chance we get.
Here are the details:
WHAT: Casinero Meet Up for a Morning Hike & Rueda
WHEN: Sat. Nov 19, 2016 at 9am (will start climbing the mountain at 9:20am, first rueda opportunity at 9:15am)
WHERE: Monserate Mtn Trailhead, clickthis link to see where to park
HOW TO PREPARE: Bring 3 bottles of water, hiking shoes, a hat, light coverall (sweatshirt) , sunscreen, and hiking stick if you need it. Bring a backpack for snacks, camera and your water.

Casinero Invasion at Salsa on the Beach - Sun. Nov 20th

We are collaborating with the host of Salsa on the Beach to participate. So if you want to dance rueda de casino or just dance one-on-one casino, then this a great opportunity to get your dance on! There is a possibility we will bring the cardboard for a casino-on-cardboard timba section at this party. More details to come if we need your help!
Here are the details:
WHAT: Casinero Invasion at Salsa on the Beach
WHEN: Sunday, November 20, 2016 from 12-7pm
WHERE: Mission Bay - 3502 Crownpoint Drive, San Diego, CA
HOW TO PREPARE: Bring your beach blankets, beach chairs, a hat for shade, umbrellas, wear layers as it will get cold that night, bring some food and drinks.

Friday Rueda Practice at Oceanside Pier - Fri. Nov 18th

Greetings San Diego Casineros!
It FUN-DAY Friday which means we are taking it outside as usual. Destination rueda practice is  at Oceanside Pier on the north side.  This is a public rueda practice and a social time; a chance to practice all the moves we did in Maritza & Vidal's classes.

Here are the details
WHAT: Rueda Practice Meet Up
WHEN: Friday, November 18, 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. Bring water and a snacks to share. We will go have dinner together afterwards. 

Maritza's Monday Beginner's Rueda de Casino Level One 4-Week Class Series. Starts Up Mon. Nov. 14th

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. This is a Level One Beginners Track for the next four Mondays. To learn more about Maritza's class curriculum, click this link.
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!

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 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!!

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.

Friday Rueda Practice at Grape Day Park - Fri. Nov 11th

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 from this week's instruction. Come ready to sweat and repeat repeat repeat the footwork.
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, November 11, 2016 from 6:00pm-8:00pm 
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!
Maritza




Maritza's Beginner Level 2 Rueda de Casino Registration Now Open- Starts Tues. Nov 15th

This one-month rueda de casino class series in Escondido is for dancers who have excelled in Beginner Level 1. If you have not yet found the beat, or feel your footwork is not automatic muscle memory for guapea, dame, dile que no, enchufla and adios, then take the Monday class in Vista for more training and do NOT sign up for Level 2 yet.
LEVEL 2 BEGINNERS MUST have strong proficiency and timing down for the following rueda commands: Guapea, Dile Que No, Dame, Enchufla, Adios(Prima), Echeverria, Matala series, Un Fly series and a few enchufla add-on's). This registration form is for the following dates: WE'RE MOVING IT A HALF HOUR EARLY!!!
Tuesday nights from 6:00pm-8:00pm; includes a public rueda practice on another day after class)
LEVEL TWO CLASS SERIES DATES:  Due to the Holiday Week in November & December, practice sessions are different days and times after class instruction.
See the schedule dates below:
Tues Nov. 15th - class instruction; Fri. Nov 18th  - rueda practice from Tuesday's instruction @ Oceanside Pier (North side)
Tues. Nov 22nd - class instruction; Sun. Nov 26th - rueda practice at Oceanside Pier 5pm-7pm. Burn your thanksgiving calories!
Tues. Nov. 29th - class instruction;  Wed. Nov 30th - rueda practice at Doug's Studio 6:00pm-8:00pm
Tues. Dec. 6th - class instruction; Wed. Dec. 7th - rueda practice Location TBA - last practice of the year. Maritza is going to Cuba for the rest of year. This will be a potluck, social dancing holiday party with a rueda practice. More details to come.
There are NO Drop-ins and  NO make up classes for this series. We are moving forward to BEGINNER LEVEL THREE once this series is over in January 10, 2017 - February 3, 2017 6pm-8pm
COST: $40.00 person - Please bring cash or check on the first day of class.
Click this link to register for the Level 2 series.

Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) workshop with Dame Salsa Cubana

Dame Salsa Cubana invites you to this fun 3-hour Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) workshop with instructor Robert Morales and assistant instructor Laura Cristina.



WHERE: QD Dance Studio
           7724 Garden Grove Blvd
           Westminster, CA 92683
WHEN: Sunday November 13th
SCHEDULE: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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1:00 PM (Beginners) - Building your foundation.
Price: $10 Online $15 at the door

2:00 PM (Beginner/Intermediate) - Basic Pattern Moves
Price: $10 Online $15 at the door

3:00 PM (Intermediate) - Variations and combination moves
Price: $10 Online $15 at the door

You can buy one hour, two hours or all three hours of class!

IS A PARTNER REQUIRED?
Highly suggested and be prepared to share your partner with everyone. :) All dancers will be in a circle changing partners frequently during the dance.

DON'T MISS THIS FUN CUBAN DANCE WORKSHOP so you can JUMP INTO A RUEDA next time you see one at a night club or social event!

Water and snacks will be provided.

PRICE:
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PRICE: $30 pre-paid (until Sunday, Nov.13th 10am) or $45 after 10am. You may also buy one or two hours of class. $10 per class pre-paid or $15 per class after 10am Sunday, Nov.13th. 

TO PRE-PAY and secure your spot ONLINE, click here: DameSalsaCubana - Rueda de Casino Workshop

TO PRE-PAY in person, contact Robert or Laura Cristina
QUESTIONS/CONTACT INFO:
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Email: DameSalsaCubana@gmail.com
You can visit our website DameSalsaCubana.com/workshops or visit our like on facebook Facebook.com/DameSalsaCubana.com to learn about other Cuban Salsa events/Classes!

CURUYE's DOUBLE ANNIVERSARY CUBAN DANCE CELEBRATION! SUN NOV 13, 5-10 PM


PA' GOZAR y PA' BAILAR! CURUYE’s DOUBLE ANNIVERSARY CUBAN DANCE PARTY at The Granada! 



Help celebrate 13 YEARS of CURUYE.COM, the So Cal cultural website, and 7 YEARS of CURUYE’s CUBAN DANCE PARTIES in L.A., featuring an evening of CUBAN SALSA! SON! TIMBA! REGGAETÓN! RUMBA! RUEDAS de CASINO! RAFFLES! The ever popular DJ WALT DIGZ from SAN FRANCISCO joins L.A.’s fave DEEJAY WARAPO to keep the dance floor hot at the BIG CELEBRATION! 

KATI HERNÁNDEZ will be teaching her AFRO TIMBA dance moves to warm us up for the evening, and her PA’ LA ORILLA DANCE TEAM will be leading line dances, carnival congas, and comparsas throughout the night. We’ll have plenty of room to dance those big ruedas de casino! So far we have ELEANOR ESPINEL, GABI TORRES, HERA KWON, ROSSANA MARTÍNEZ celebrating their November birthdays to add to the festivities! The Granada's CHEF ISRAEL has some special Cuban eats on his varied menu for hungry dancers! 

WEAR YOUR CURUYE T-SHIRT for an extra treat! $12. 

ALL AGES WELCOME! 

The GRANADA’s MAIN BALLROOM, 17 South First Street, Alhambra 91801. FREE PARKING in structure across the street!

In Orange County: Havana Cuba All-Stars Concert - Wed. Nov 9th

¡Mi Gente! JUST IN from the Philharmonic Society of Orange County | The Havana Cuba All-Stars CONCERT November 9 2016. From the Philharmonic Society website here is the description of the concert:
"Cuban Nights"

Drawing their inspiration from traditional Cuban Son, Cuba’s greatest musicians have created and maintained the songs and music of the rich culture of the Cuban people in the program, “Cuban Nights.” Staying true to an acoustic base, they have developed a fresh sound with inventive songwriting, and have preserved the traditions of the Cuban musical art form. The Cuban Nights program is representative of the extraordinary musical legacy of this wonderful country.

The Havana Cuba All-Stars, comprised of Cuba’s greatest and most prominent musicians, are devoted to promoting the entire tapestry of Cuban music. The origin of the Havana Cuba All-Stars began when it was created to exemplify the great musical traditions of the Cuban people. This is the debut tour of Cuba’s greatest musicians in the United States and Canada.

Here are the details:
WHAT: Havana Cuba All-Stars Concert
WHEN: Wednesday November 9, 2016 at 8pm
WHERE: Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa  
       South Coast Plaza, 600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
       Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
COST: Can go from $20-150 depending on seat. Click this link to check seating prices.

Omo Ache 's Special Afro-Cuban Dance Class Series - Starts Nov. 12th

Four Saturdays of Female Orishas of the Yoruba tradition at Juan Carlos Blanco's Afro-Cuban Dance Class @ Stage 7!!!! Classes will be taught by Guest Teacher Lorainis Guerra Baez of Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba; This is one of Cuba's renowned and historic folkoric dance companies. Learn dances for Oshun, Oya & Yemaya with Lorainis accompanied by Live drumming!
Here are the details:
WHAT: AfroCuban Dance Series Covering the Female Orishas w/ Guest instructor Lorainis Guerra Baez
WHEN: Saturdays November 12, 19, 26 & December 3rd 3:30pm-5:00pm
WHERE: Stage 7 School of Dance - 3980 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92014
COST: $15 each class
*Skirts not required but recommended. There will be a limited amount of skirts available to use for class.  If you have one, you are encouraged to bring it.

2nd Saturday Concerts Presents Q-Ban Street & Rueda Demo Led by Maritza - Sat. Nov. 12th

Greetings Casineros & Amigos,
The Escondido Public Library hosts a 2nd Saturday-of-the-Month Concert. In conjunction and support of the One Book One San Diego 2016 selection, Carlos Eire’s Waiting for Snow in Havana, this November's 2nd Saturday Concert Series will highlight Cuban culture, music and dance.  San Diego's very own local timba band, Q-Ban Street Band will be playing timba. In addition, Maritza's Escondido performance group, EscoRueda, will be there to do a rueda demo to the live music from Q-Ban Street. There will be a rueda de casino mini lesson for the audience following the demo.
Here are the details:
WHAT: Timba Concert with Rueda Demo and dance lesson as part of a group read campaign
WHEN: Saturday, November 12, 2016 3:00pm-4:30pm
WHERE: Escondido Public Library Turrentine Room - 239 S Kalmia St, Escondido, CA 92025

Casinero Meet-Up at the Escondido Tamale Festival - Sat. Nov 5th

Are you "Ruedy" to dance and eat some homestyle tamale goodness? We are combining all the 5 senses into one meet up for casineros. Escondido is having a Tamale Festival on Saturday, November 5th from 11am-5pm. Come meet us early for some food and then let's dance it off for a couple of hours. This festival has got it going on, The Best Tamales in North County plus California Craft Brews & Wine


Here are the details:
WHAT: Casinero Meet Up in the AM to dance and eat some tamales
WHEN: Saturday, November 5, 2016 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Grape Day Park Downtown Escondido - 321 N. Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025
WEBSITE: http://www.escondidotamalefestival.org/index.html 

One-Book-One-San-Diego FEAT. Rueda de Casino Demo at Rancho San Diego Public Library - Sat. Nov 5th

Greetings Everyone! Our Escondido ruedistas will be helping out to do a demo of rueda de casino at the Rancho San Diego Public Library. Every year the Public Library celebrates a book selection for One Book One San Diego and this year it is "Waiting for Snow in Havana" by Carlos Eire. 
They are basing some of their programming around a Cuban theme from the months of October and November and offering a Cuban dance program focusing on either Popular dance or traditional dance. They contacted me and we are set to teach a mini-rueda lesson this coming Saturday.  Come check it out this Saturday!!


Here are the details:
WHAT: Celebration of this year's One Book One San Diego Waiting for Snow in Havana features a chance to learn Rueda de Casino, also known as Cuban Salsa, from a Cuban dance group led by Maritza Baida
Age Group(s): Family
WHEN: Saturday, November 5, 2016  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
WHERE: Rancho San Diego Branch Library - 11555 Via Rancho San Diego, El Cajon, CA 92019
WEBSITE for More Info: http://www.sdcl.org 

Sunday Rueda de Casino Class in Encinitas - Sun Nov 6th

Oye Mi Gente!
Come check out Tim Snedeker's Rueda Class at the Dance North County studio in Encinitas. His classes are always fun. He offers 2 levels (Beginner level and Intermediate level).

Here are the details:
WHAT: Tim Snedeker's Rueda de Casino Classes Outside
WHEN: Sunday, November 6, 2016
Beginner Class 5 - 6pm
 Intermediate Class 6 - 7pm
WHERE: Dance North County 535 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, CA 92024
COST: $10 per class.  If you are at the intermediate level you may participate in beginner class at no extra charge

Friday Rueda Practice at the Flower Fields Overlook Point in Carlsbad - Fri. Nov. 4th

Greetings San Diego Casineros!
It's rueda practice time. This time its in Carsbad. Hello Everyone!
I am hosting a rueda practice for my students in my NEW Carlsbad rueda de casino class. If you would like join in the rueda we would love to have you! This is a beginners group so do expect basic beginner moves such as guapea, enchufla, Nueva York Nueva York, dame, dile que lo, arriba tiempo Espana, Exibela, un tarro, un tarro pero no la dejes, Dile Que No Con Un brindis a Cuba!. Below are a few pictures of the place in front of the Museum of making Music in Carlsbad where we will practice. 

Here are the details:
What: Carlsbad Rueda Practice
When: Friday, Nov. 4th from 6:00pm-8:30pm
Where: In front of the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad (on Armada Drive)
5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008

This is strictly a practice so no teaching, just coaching, joking around, getting some exercise and most of all to have some fun. What better way to enjoy than dancing in front of the flower fields overlooking the ocean. This location is awesome!  What's next? Hmmmm..hiking in Calavera Hills and dancing rueda at the top of the old crator? Let's talk plans on Friday!!

Una bulla!
Maritza 

Cubamania Feat. DJ MELAO from Miami and the world!

DEEJAY WARAPO AND DAME SALSA CUBANA PRESENT TO YOU THIS AWESOME CUBAMANIA EVENT!!! SOBREDOSIS (OVERDOSE) DE TIMBA & MUSICA CUBANA with Deejay Warapo FEATURING CELEBRITY DJ MELAO FROM MIAMI!!

Considered to be among the top Cuban Salsa DJ's of the world, David "D.J. Melao" Figueroa is a Timba D.J. from Miami, Florida and the official deejay of the very popular Cuban Salsa Congress World Tour. As the deejay for the Cuban Salsa Congress, Melao's work has gained the respect of his colleagues and some of the world's top Cuban artists. Melao has been invited to work in some of the best venues throughout North America, Latin America, and Europe.



We will also have super talented instructor and friend, Ercan Dereköy. Ercan is from Turkey. He is an engineer, musician, choreographer and a dance instructor who has been teaching Cuban folkloric dances since 2004 in various countries in 4 continents including Cuba (Universidad de la Habana). He has been an instructor in 6 international Latin dance congress in Europe and managed countless performance groups as an active performer or trainer in the past 15 years. His specialty is 1930 – 1960 era of Cuban music and dancing (Son and Rueda de Casino). Ercan will be teaching a traditional Cuban Son lesson. Siiii...CLASE DE SON CUBANO TRADICIONAL. WOW! Come and learn this beautiful, classic and flavorful Cuban dance with him!

Facebook Event:Cubamania Feat. DJ MELAO from Miami and the world!

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Sending you lots of bullas,

Robert Morales, Laura Cristina and Deejay Warapo

Big Rueda Practice at Grape Day Park - Friday, Oct 28th

Greetings Casineros,
Are you ruedy for the weekend? 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 from this week's instruction. Come ready to sweat and repeat repeat repeat the footwork.


Here are the details:
WHAT: Meet-Up for a rueda de casino practice and social hour to dance and to eat together later. El Indio de Tijuana Tacos afterwards.
WHEN: Friday, October 28, 2016 from 6:00pm-8:30pm
Yes, it is a little earlier because of the different levels. 
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!
Maritza


Rueda meetup all levels at Dia de Los Muertos Celebration in Solana Beach - Sun. Oct 30th

Hey Everyone!
There is a rueda de casino meet up (all levels) at the Dia de Los Muertos Celebration in Solana Beach. Come at the tail end of the event and at 5pm we will break out our music and dance until the dead come home. Ha! But really, let's honor our loved ones who have passed and remember them as we dance the night away. More details to come on the Facebook event page.
Here are the details:
WHAT: Rueda de Casino Meet Up at the Dia de los Muertos Celebration in Solana Beach
WHEN: Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 5pm nearest the salsa band
WHERE: La Colonia County Park - click this link for directions
HOW TO PREPARE: wear layers, bring water and snacks.
PARKING:  FREE parking and shuttle transportation to Solana Beach’s Dia de los Muertos Festival at La Colonia Park, 715 Valley Avenue in Solana Beach, on Sunday, October 30, 2016. The locations for pick up are every 15 minutes from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at:

Earl Warren/Solana Beach Public Library
157 Stevens Avenue
Solana Beach

Solana Beach Corporate Centre
440 Stevens Avenue
Solana Beach

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.

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!
Robert

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

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SCHEDULE
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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


YULIEN OVIEDO at EL FLORIDITA
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

             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

In L.A. LOS 4! REGGAETÓN DIRECT FROM CUBA! - Fri Oct 21st

LOS 4 !
REGGAETÓN DIRECT from CUBA!


        LOS 4, among CUBA's most popular reggaetón artists, makes their LOS ANGELES DEBUT at GIGGLES NIGHTCLUB! Also on hand DEEJAY WARAPO (Cuba) & DJ MARLO (Perú). The ever popular LOS 4 can also be heard on, and and seen performing with Cuban artists including ALEXANDER ABREU & HAVANA de PRIMERA, LOS VAN VAN, MAYKEL BLANCO y SU SALSA MAYOR, among others. 21+, dress to impress. Doors open at 9 PM. For more info call 818 286-3801. Sponsored by LA DIOSA & PIZZA LOCA.


VIDEO CLIP: A LA LARGA https://youtu.be/0HdsXRk9n0w

GIGGLES NIGHTCLUB
215 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale 91203

TIX:
General $25, VIP $50 
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