Dance Instructors

Cuban Dance Instructors in San Diego
Here is a work-in-progress schedule of Cuban Dance Classes (on a drop-in basis) in the San Diego area for the public, visitors from out-of-state and neighboring casineros visiting our beautiful county. Contact information for each instructor is listed below. If there is a class I am not aware of or a misprint, please e-mail me at sbdiva32@yahoo.com and I will edit this class listing.

For San Diegans who want to keep learning the Cuban style in Tijuana Mexico, Orange County, Riverside County and Los Angeles County, please scroll down this page for details of Rueda/AfroCuban/Casino classes.


****SATURDAYS****

Wilfredo Guilbiac Rodriguez
teaches Casino/Rueda de Casino in North Park area

Time: Saturdays 1-2pm Beginners; 2-3pm Intermediate Cost: ($10 each class) at
Where: Dancing Unlimited - 4569 30th Street, San Diego, CA
Also offers private classes
Contact Info:
Wilfredo Guilbiac Rodriguez
San Diego, CA
Afro-Cuban folkloric dance, Casino and Rueda de casino
Email: havanadancer@gmail.com
Facebook: Wilfredo Guilbiac Rodriguez




Juan Carlos Blanco 
teaches Afro-Cuban Dance in North Park Area:




















Time: 3:30-5pm
Where: Stage 7 School of Dance - 3980 30th St. SD, CA. 92104
Cost: $15
These Weekly Classes Are Taught By: Master Artist Juan Carlos Blanco
All Classes are accompanied by Live Percussion!

*Private Individual & Group Lessons Available for Percussion & Dance
For more information or booking, Call: (619)520-8353

Contact Info:
Omo Aché Cuban Cultural Arts
Juan Carlos Blanco
San Diego, CA
http://www.omoachecubanculture.org
E-mail: omoachecubanculturalarts@gmail.com
Phone: (619)520-8353
Facebook: Juan Carlos Blanco Riera



Guayaberos Tijuana 
teaches Rueda de Casino in Tijuana
9pm-10pm
Antigua Bodega De Papel in Tijuana - It's on Calle 11(also know as Plutarco Elias Calles) 2012 between Av Revolucion and Francisco I. Madero, Zona Central de Tijuana, Mexico.
Contact Info:
Tijuana Mexico
Phone: (664)634-0310
Facebook: Guayaberos Tijuana


****SUNDAYS****


Juan Carlos Blanco
teaches Beginner Afro-Cuban Dance in Balboa Park Area


















Time: 12:30-1:30pm
Where: WorldBeat Center 2100 Park Blvd, SD, CA. 92101 (Balboa Park)
Cost: $10 ea. class
These Weekly Classes Are Taught By: Master Artist Juan Carlos Blanco
All Classes are accompanied by Live Percussion!

*Private Individual & Group Lessons Available for Percussion & Dance
For more information or booking, Call: (619)520-8353

Contact Info:
Omo Aché Cuban Cultural Arts
Juan Carlos Blanco
San Diego, CA
http://www.omoachecubanculture.org
E-mail: omoachecubanculturalarts@gmail.com
Phone: (619)520-8353
Facebook: Juan Carlos Blanco Riera



Tim Snedeker 
teaches Rueda de Casino in Encinitas Area (North County San Diego):



















Classes are currently happening.. To check the status of class and announcements, Tim has a Facebook Group Page called EnRuedaMe Mas.
Contact Info: Cell: (760) 715-6066 or E-mail: thirdof3sneds@yahoo.com
Location: 
Dance North County - 535 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA
When: Sundays 5:00pm-6:00pm is a Beginners Rueda de Casino 
6:00pm-7:00pm is an Intermediate Rueda de Casino
Price: $10 per session
Contact Info:
¡EnRuedameMas!
Tim Snedeker
Encinitas, CA
Casino and Rueda de Casino
T: (760) 715-6066
Email: thirdof3sneds@yahoo.com
Facebook: EnRuedaMe Mas






****MONDAYS****


Nothing yet. Stay Tuned



****TUESDAYS****
Maritza Baida 
teaches Rueda de Casino in Escondido area (North County San Diego)


When: Tuesdays from 7:00pm-8:30pm

BRAND NEW DANCERS wishing to enter Maritza's class series, the registration for the January 2019 Beginner Level 1 is now opened. Click this link to register for Winter 2019. 
DATES: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22 & 1/29 2019  
TIME: 7-8:30pm 
LOCATION: 1717 S. Iris Lane, Escondido, CA 92026
COST: $40 per person per month

Contact Info:
Maritza Baida
Escondido (& Temecula in Summer 2018), CA
E-mail:  sbdiva32@yahoo.com
cell (206)300-4523
Facebook Group Page: Baila Cubano San Diego, Inc. 

  


Wilfredo Guilbiac Rodriguez
teaches an AfroCuban dance/Rueda de casino in North Park area 
Time: 7pm-8pm AfroCuban Dance; 8-9pm Son Cubano
Cost: $10 each class)
Where: Dancing Unlimited - 4569 30th Street, San Diego, CA
Contact Info:
Wilfredo Guilbiac Rodriguez
San Diego, CA
Afro-Cuban folkloric dance, Casino and Rueda de casino
Email: havanadancer@gmail.com
Facebook: Wilfredo Guilbiac Rodriguez



****WEDNESDAYS****


Nothing yet stay tuned




****THURSDAYS****


Wilfredo Guilbiac Rodriguez
teaches Casino/Rueda de Casino in North Park Area















Time: 7-8pm Beginner level; 8-9pm Intermediate level
WHERE: Dancing Unlimited - 4569 30th Street, San Diego, CA
COST: $10 each class
Contact Info:
Wilfredo Guilbiac Rodriguez
San Diego, CA
Afro-Cuban folkloric dance, Casino and Rueda de casino
Email: havanadancer@gmail.com
Facebook: Wilfredo Guilbiac Rodriguez
Facebook Group Page: 




Juan Carlos Blanco
teaches Afro-Cuban Dance in the Balboa Park area





















TIME: Afro-Cuban Orisha Song Class at  5-6pm; 
         Beginner Afro-Cuban Dance Class at 6-7:15pm
Where: Centro Cultural de la Raza at Balboa Park 2004 Park Blvd, SD, CA. 92101
Cost: $10 ea. class
*Classes can be taken individually. 
This class is for all newcomers to Afro-Cuban dance and is also appropriate for any intermediate or adv. students wishing to improve their form.  This is a full body workout with a full breakdown of movements.  Live Drumming accompaniment. All levels & abilities welcome!





****FRIDAYS****

Maritza Baida 
Beginning January 2019 Maritza will be leading a public rueda de casino practice for her students at different locations in North County San Diego.  Stay Tuned!

WHAT IS A RUEDA PRACTICE: an outdoor public rueda practice reviewing what was taught in Maritza's Tuesday classes that week for her rueda students and for casineros taking rueda de casino classes elsewhere or seasoned casineros. This is not a class but a review and lots of repetition. Folks brand new to this dance are invited to watch only as an incentive to attending a rueda class with any of the casino/rueda instructors. 
Check the blog posts for the next Friday Rueda Practice.
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: It is tytpically outside (at a park in Escondido, Oceanside Pier or at a social dance event); it is announced; only one place each Friday. If there is a special event on Friday where it changes or cancels the rueda practice, it will be announced on Facebook's group page Baila Cubano San Diego, Inc and on the blog.
If in Escondido, use these directions: 
WHERE: Maple Street Plaza next to the mosaic artwork. Plenty of free parking next to the Plaza,
If in Oceanside, use these directions:
WHERE: Oceanside Pier on the north side of the Oceanside Pier down the right side of the stairs: 300 The Strand N, Oceanside, CA 92054  Park on the street it is free after 6pm. There is also public parking lots where you pay per hour. 



Guayaberos Tijuana 
teaches Rueda de Casino
9pm-10pm
Antigua Bodega De Papel in Tijuana - It's on Calle 11(also know as Plutarco Elias Calles) 2012 between Av Revolucion and Francisco I. Madero, Zona Central de Tijuana, Mexico.
Contact Info:
Tijuana Mexico
Phone: (664)634-0310
Facebook: Guayaberos Tijuana


Other San Diego Dance Instructor Contact Info:
NOTE: Silfredo and Patriciann's classes at Palomar College are not listed here as they are semester long courses and you need to register for the entire semester before the semester begins. If you are interested, you can go to the Palomar College website and apply for admissions and register for DANCE 149 and DANCE 150 at  www.palomar.edu
Patriciann Mead and Silfredo La OVigo
San Marcos, CA
AfroCuban Folkoric and social dance
/http://faculty.palomar.edu/pmead/


Tijuana Cuban Dance Instructors
Guayaberos TJ
Miroslava Wilson & David Mariano
Tijuana, Mexico
guayaberostj@gmail.com
México: 664-199-6572 (Miroslava) 664-111-4170 (David)
Facebook: Guayaberos TJ


Orange County Cuban Dance Instructors
2nd & 4th Saturday
Robert and Laura Cristina Morales
Rueda de Casino Instructors
Group Name: Rueda in the Park - Orange County

Every 2nd & 4th Saturday from 11:30am-1:30pm
TeWinkle Park - 965 Presidio Sq, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Beginner level starts at 11:30am and Intermediate level starts at 12:30pm.

Suggested donation of $5/person.
Facebook: Rueda in the Park - Orange County
Sundays
Kevin Mykale
Salsa Cubana/Casino Rueda Instructor
1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 6:30pm and the
2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at 11:30am
Avanti Dance Studio - 151 Kalmus drive Suite J7, Costa Mesa 92626
http://www.avantidancecompany.com/
A mixture of beginners and intermediate with focus on proper leading and following techniques with hand and body positioning
Cell: 818-516-2126 Call first to confirm attendance
Tuesday
Robert Morales & Laura Cristina
Rueda de Casino Instructors
Group Name: Dame Salsa Cubana
8:00pm-9:00pm
Level 5 (Intermediate/advanced)
Costa Mesa Dance Center
2221 Harbor Blvd #B101, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Cost: $10 ea. class
Facebook: Dame Salsa Cubana 
Website: https://www.damesalsacubana.com/

Riverside County Cuban Dance Instructors
Fridays
Roland Juarez 
Rueda de Casino Instructor
8pm - 9:15pm
Room To Dance Studio - 3737 Main St. Riverside, CA
This is a dance studio class. Drop in $10 or sign up for the 6 week series and get a discount. Pricing info on:http://www.roomtodancestudio.com/
Meet-Up Group: Salsa-Dance Class-Salsa Cubana-Casino Rueda-Inland Empire-IE