Video of the Week! - Charanga Habanera with lyrics to La Suerte

Oye Mi Gente!
If you want to help bring more live music from Cuba to San Diego, it is going to need one big singing and dancing with the singers of the band. Here is a video clip of them; it also has the lyrics. Know the lyrics so you can sing along. The best compliment to the band is that you know their music. Sing with them next to the stage so they know you are excited to see them. Enjoy! Click here for the lyrics of La Suerte.

Casino on Cardboard at East Mission Bay Park -Sat. Mar 31st

Get your flip flops ready! It's time to dance again outside and enjoy the extended daylight to watch to sun go down while we dance to our favorite music and be around our dancing extended familia. It's the March instalment of Casino on Cardboard! Here are details:

What: Casino on Cardboard
(Salsa on the Beach dancing on a cardboard dance floor)
When: Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 3pm-7pm
Where: East Mission Bay Park (near Sea World). Click here for directions.
This will be at a park this time near the water. Conveniently accessible for restroom use, unlike Fiesta Island. Fiesta Island won't allow cardboard on the sand, if you're wondering.
How to prepare: It's free! So bring yourself, a beach chair, a sweater when it gets cold, bring snacks to share. Best dance shoes to wear are sneakers, flat sandels, flip flops, or bare feet. This is a family-friendly event. No dance experience necessary! Get a free dance lesson on dancing to the music of Charanga Habanera to prepare for the concert the following week.
Una Bulla!

Save the Date - Noche Cubana - May 11th

Greetings Fellow Casineros,

Many of you have been asking when is the next Noche Cubana? Save the date on your social calendar!


Noche Cubana is on for Friday, May 11th. More details to come.

Charanga Habanera in San Diego - Friday, April 6th!

Ay Dios Mio!
This is for real! One of the hottest Cuban timba bands, Charanga Habanera, is going to play in Downtown San Diego! Get your dance shoes on! Here are the details:
When: Friday, April 6, 2012 - Doors open at 8pm, Concert at 9pm
Where: 4th & B Concert Theater - 345 B Street, San Diego, 92101 click here for directions on Google maps.
Cost: General Admissions Standing = $20 or
$30 for VIP Box Seating(a first come first serve when you get there.). Click here to buy your tickets.
If you are on Facebook, there is an event page for this. Make sure to share if you are going. 

Date Changed for Casino on Cardboard - Now March 31st -Save the Date!

Greetings Mi Gente!
Casino on Cardboard will be on March 31st instead of march 24th 3pm-7pm. Due to a death in the family, I will need to postpone it to the next Saturday. But we will dance again on March 31st. You can count on that! Thanks for being understanding.

SALSAtlanta 10.2 Cuban Party - The Schedule is up!

Greetings Casineros of San Diego,
SalsAltanta is hosting a their third annual Cuban Party full of workshops by excellent dance instructors, stellar performances and dancing to our favorite music (timba, son, chachacha etc). I attended this event the last time they had it and it was awesome! Check out the schedule! It is now online. So far there are four people from San Diego is going (Vidal, Eleanor, Orlando and me). Come join us. It is so worth the $$. As a dance instructor, I came back with more knowledge on styling that  I didn't have before and I improved because of the instruction at this congress. Check out this review from a friend of mine who went (a college English instructor) who commented on this event so eloquently.

There are other hotels in Downtown Atlanta to stay in that are far less expensive and it is a small walk to Georgia Tech University where the event will take place. There are also shuttles all around Georgia Tech University to help with commuting around the campus.

Check out the website for this event:  SalsAtlanta10.2 3-Day Cuban Party

Once you go, you'll want to come back to attend this amazing Cuban Party again!


If you are looking to find something to do this weekend, this would be a REALLY good reason to skip town and go to LA. This party is off the freakin' chain. I went last year and it was the best party I've been to. Great people, great music and great dancing. Here are the details from their Facebook page:

CURUYÉ’s CUBAN SALSA TIMBA DANCE PARTY! CURUYE WANTS TO GIVE AWAY A COUPLE OF CHARANGA HABANERA BEFORE THE PARTY ENDS! DJ SAOCO will be spinning some hot new dance tunes from Cuba, along with our favorite Cuban dance music from the past! KATI HERNÁNDEZ will be leading us in some funky AFRO TIMBA. 

RICARDO SALAZAR will direct us in one of his special RUEDAS! It promises to be another non-stop dance night! Best mojitos in L.A. and food available for purchase (vegetarian option too!). 

1665 Beverly Blvd., L.A. 90026, 
Phone: 213 481.8112. 
When: 7:30pm to 12am
Cost: $10 cover. 
Sponsored by: 

Check out the promo video on it:

Video of the Week -Santiago de Cuba

Here is a great video of a rueda group in Santiago de Cuba. For those who were in the instructor's performance of Havana Cafe event back in February, you'll recognized some of the moves in this video! Check it out!