SD Traditions

Since San Diego Counties can span a large distance, there are dance events in different places North, Central and South San Diego and in nearby counties. Things are starting to happen in San Diego and certain staple events (traditions) that happen once a month with contact information about each are happening on a regular basis:

Casino on Cardboard/Concrete/Astroturf in San Diego
A once-a-month progressive rueda practice/party located at designated parks or beach sites on the sands of San Diego's beach front with our NEW snap-together dance floor or on the concrete or astroturf depending on the beach. THIS WILL HAPPEN ON THE 2nd SATURDAY of the month (unless otherwise announced).  This is a FREE event and family friendly. Set up as a snack-luck event which means people bring snacks to share similar to a potluck.  Event will always be announced on the blog and on Maritza's Facebook page "Baila Cubano San Diego Inc."
Contact Person: Maritza Baida
Cell#: (206)300-4523

2018 Itinerary
Jan 28, 2018 - Tuna Harbor Park near San Diego Bay - Casino on Concrete (Part of Rueda Que Se Mueve)
Feb 10, 2018 - Oceanside Pier - Casino on Concrete
March 10, 2018 - Moonlight State Beach - Casino on Concrete
April 14, 2018 - Solana Beach Fletcher Cove Beach Park - Casino on AstroTurf
May 12, 2018 - Del Mar - Powerhouse Park - Casino on Grass
June 9, 2018 - La Jolla Ellen Browning Scripps Park - Casino on Grass
July 4, 2018 - 4th of July Casino on Concrete at Maple Street Plaza Escondido
August 11, 2018 - Mission Beach - Casino on Cardboard
September 8, 2018 - Coronado Beach - Casino on Cardboard
October 13, 2018 - Embarcadero Marina Park South
November 10, 2018 - Coronado Cays Park - Casino on Grass
December 1, 2018 - Imperial Beach Casino on Grass (only exception to the 2nd Saturday of the month)

Noche de Timba at Cafe Bar Europa Turquoise Bar
YES! Casineros have a timba dance haven now in San Diego on the last Saturday of the month!! This will start February 2018. This place has a really nice vibe and has been renovated with an expanded dance floor. They have drink specials and great tapas. There is a cover charge of $10.00 to come in. If you buy $20.00 of drinks and food, you get your $10 back. They have  new way of ordering your drinks and food online ordering to your table. So bring you cell phone and go to their menu online. There will be a number posted on your table. They have the best drink specials ($5.00 a drink) and really cool mocktails (Virgin Sangria and Virgin Mojitos). You're going to love to new renovations. Let's keep this place going so we always have a place for timba music. See pictures below:

Contact: Maritza Baida
Phone # (206)300-4523
Location: Cafe Bar Europa The Turquoise Bar -  873 Turquoise St, San Diego, CA 92109
Website: To get familiar with their online ordering, click this link and create an account. Not required to create an account but it makes it faster to order.  

Club Cuba - San Diego's Cuban Dance Party
This is now a tradition going on once a month, produced my Roi Brignac, organizer of the San Diego Cuban Dance Congress. This happens on either the 1st or 3rd Saturday of the month. There is typically a rueda class in the beginning of the night, then it's dancing all night long to timba music. There are free snacks and you can buy drinks there.
Contact: Roi Brignac
Phone # (760) 453-8515
Location: The Movement Dance Center - 1255 W. Moreno Blvd., San Diego, CA 92110
Cost: $10 entrance fee. Drinks are bought with tickets which you can purchase at the door.

Noche Cubana
This event happens once a quarter (every 4 months). It is a night of live music, dance performances, DJ playing Cuban music. It's a chance to dance and meet other casineros from all parts of San Diego,  Los Angeles, Riverside and Orange County. If you want to know more about what Juan Carlos is organizing, e-mail him and request to be on his e-mail newsletter.
Contact Person:  Juan Carlos Blanco