Oct/Nov 2014 Upcoming Events For Mobile Devise Users/Casineros

Casineros using mobile devises (cell phones & tablets) who want a click-n-easy access to details on Cuban dance or music events happening around San Diego and neighboring counties, use the links below to help you find you way to us!  -- Una Bulla!!

Links to Upcoming Events

Sat/Sun Sept 27-28 - Adams Avenue Street Fair - 3 Local Cuban Bands Live!

Adams Avenue 2014 Street Fair - Cuban Bands Featured - Sat-Sun, Sept 27th & 28th

It's that time of the year for the annual Adams Avenue Street Fair. If you love music of all kinds , you will LOVE this fair. It's all about music. The really cool part about it is that they are featuring a couple of Cuban bands. Come support our Cuban band. Come dance, come play!

Saturday, September 27th  8:30pm -10:00pm is Combo Libertad
at the Park Groove Stage

Sunday, September 28th 1:00-2:15pm is the Buena Vista SoCal Club
at the Park Groove

Sunday, September 28th  4:00pm-5:15pm is Charlie Chavez Y Su AfroTruko
at the Park Groove Stage

Click this link for the map of the Adam Avenue 2014 Street Fair Stage Locations. Scroll down to the very bottom of the webpage.

SAVE THE DATE! Curuye Timba Dance Party - Sun. Oct 12th

If you've never been to a Curuye dance party, it is the ultimate of a happy fun Cuban dance night scene. You have to put this on your bucket list of things to do if you are a casinero before you die. This is one commute to LA worth driving for. The October Curuye party is a special anniversary party featuring Rumbankete LIVE at the Granada (Alhambra). You don't want to miss it. Mark your calendars everyone!

RUMBANKETE's NEW SINGLE NOW ON iTUNES! 'CUANDO SUENE'! "Cuando suene" Rumbankete's New Single is in iTunes.

Casino on Concrete at Moonlight Beach (Encinitas) - Sat. Oct 18th

Greetings Casineros Y Amigos!
If you did not get enough dancing this last month's Casino on AstroTurf at Solana Beach, you will get more next Saturday at Casino on Concrete. We are dancing at Moonlight State Beach in Encinitas Still North County San Diego). Get ready to shake what your mama gave you and join in on some fun ruedas. We haven't had a chance to dance casino as a large group since last time so bring all that pent up Cuban dance energy and come dance outside with all of us. 
Here are the details:
WHAT: Casino on Concrete Dance Party at the Beach
WHEN: Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 5:00pm-8:00pm
WHERE: Moonlight State Beach, Encinitas, CA
We will be located near the bathrooms on the concrete. Check out the event page photo
     - A snack and/or drinks to share
     - Beach chairs or blankets
     - Donation for our community dance floor
     - A light sweater 
     - A camera/mobile devise for sunset rueda pictures!
We will dance way past the sunset and into the night. Glow gear will be provided!!

Direct from CUBA! Giraldo Piloto & Klimax (Salsa Cubana) in Los Angeles - Fri Oct 17th

It just keeps getting better! Direct from Cuba and first time in the USA! Giraldo Piloto & Klimax are playing in Los A ngeles at the Club 333. What is really awesome is that Kati Hernandez is teaching a FREE salsa class before the show! Go Kati! San Diego loves you! See details below:

WHAT: Giraldo Piloto & Klimax Concert - Free Salsa class with Kati Hernandez before the show

WHEN: Friday, October 17, 2014
Doors open at 8pm 
AfroCuban salsa lesson with Kati at 9:00pm
Show starts at 10:00pm

WHERE: Club 333 in Downtown LA  - 333 S. Boyston Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017

$30 + $4.50 service charge - if you pay in advance;  
$35 at the door;  
$50 +$5.50 service charge - if you pay in advance for VIP with bottle service
$8 for Parking; 
Purchase your tickets at www.ticketon.com 

Noche Cubana in San Diego

Enjoy a night of LIVE Cuban Music & Dance entertainment, authentic Cuban cuisine, and dance the night away to the best in Cuban classic and contemporary hits! FREE Salsa lesson included. Salsa-suelta or free-style taught by Master Dancer Juan Carlos Blanco. Live show featuring San Diego Rueda & Encinita's Casineros' Rueda de Casino, Cuban Band - Warapo, Omo Aché's "Fantastic Five," and "El Puro" plus a Cuban-style dance party featuring the best dance hits for an open dance-floor. Delicious Cuban cuisine by Las Criollitas & Mojitos, Ice-cold beer, & other beverages by WorldBeat Cafe available for purchase. Cover: $15, All ages event! Children 12 & under FREE.

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Noche Cubana
Saturday, November 1st
7-11 PM
$15 cover
Children 12 and under FREE
Enjoy a night of San Diego's best Cuban Music & Dance entertainment, 
authentic Cuban cuisine, and
Cuban-style dance party!
World Beat Center
2100 Park Blvd, SD, CA. 92101 (Balboa Park)

Featuring music & dance performances by:
Rueda de Casino by San Diego Rueda Casino &
Encinitas Casineros
Live Cuban Band Warapo
Omo Aché's "Fantastic Five"
"El Puro"

Cuban-style dance party featuring a FREE Cuban Salsa lesson (free-style/no partner required) taught by Master Dancer Juan Carlos Blanco. Dance the night away to the best in Cuban classic & contemporary hits!
Cuban Cuisine by Las Criollitas
Mojitos, Ice-Cold Beverages & more by World Beat Café
TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE @ omoachecubanculture.org

Save The Date! Ryan & Sidney (Rueda Con Ritmo) are Coming to San Diego To Do Workshops Nov 15-16

Greetings Casineros
GREAT NEWS! I am bringing two stellar Cuban dance instructors from the Bay Area, Ryan and Sidney from Rueda Con Ritmo, to come teach musicality and rueda workshops. You do not want to miss these incredible instructors. At rueda congresses, participants pack in and fill up their workshop rooms.
 My personal experience learning from them, back in Seattle, is that they are excellent teachers to teach Cuban dancing to the many polyrhythmic beats and accents to timba music. Their performances are by far the most challenging and well orchestrated. For non-Cubans who learned dancing to numbers, like myself, new to rueda and casino, Ryan & Sidney have a way of breaking down the music and teaching how to dance changing time utilizing visual aids and crafting music that help the Salsero On-1 dancers to pick up the time change on the footwork. Ryan brings in his years of knowledge of Cuban music and Sidney brings her years of knowledge of Cuban Salsa and rueda. She is so creative in her choreography. Some of my best learning moments on understanding the music (Cuban music) have been with Ryan and Sidney.

Check out their website and watch their performance videos. They were the first instructors who helped me to navigate changing time from dancing On-1 to On-4 and back to on-1 in the same move.  Be on the lookout for their workshop information forthcoming! Just SAVE the date! Sat & Sun Nov 15th & 16th. We will celebrate and party with Ryan and Sidney that weekend!!

FREE Cuban Salsa (Casino) Lesson and a Dance Social @ Studio K in Kearny Mesa This FRIDAY, Sept 12th!

Casineros have been asking for a one-on-one casino lesson to expand beyond the rueda de casino that we all love. We listened. Tim Snedeker and I (Maritza) are hosting a FREE casino lesson and hosting a Cuban salsa social thereafter.  Come learn a fun basic casino pattern (beginner and intermediate level) to get you started dancing casino socially.
PLEASE bring some prospective leads!! We are short in leads so if you want to learn with a partner, bring a willing learner who wants to lead.The social is a personal invitation to stay and dance. It is also an opportunity for seasoned casineros to come dance where you will hear timba, son and Cubaton. It is a Cuban salsa-friendly environment. COME DANCE WITH US! UNA BULLA!
Details are listed below:
WHAT: Casino (Cuban Salsa) Lesson & Cuban Salsa Social
WHEN: Friday, September 12, 2014
  • 8pm FREE Cuban Salsa (Casino) Lesson
  • 9pm Cuban Salsa Social
WHERE: Studio K & Fitness 9340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Suite F, San Diego, CA 92123
COST: Cuban Salsa (Casino) Lesson FREE
           Cuban Salsa Casinero Social $5 person (cash only)

Rumba Columbia Percussion & Dance Classes with Juan Carlos Blanco

Sundays, August 31st - September 21st
Percussion: 12 - 1 PM
Dance: 1 - 2 PM
$7/each class
World Beat Center, 2100 Park Blvd, SD, CA 92101 (Balboa Park)

Learn to play and/or dance Rumba Columbia, an Afro-Cuban rhythm & dance derived from African & Spanish traditions. Accompanied by this dynamic rhythm, the dancer demonstrates their agility, strength, confidence, even sense of humor while always maintaining a strong connection to the drum. The drummer must also maintain a connection to the dancer's spontaneous changes in movement whenever they occur. Classes are taught in a fun, ensemble setting. All levels are welcome - No previous experience needed.

Taught by Master Artist Juan Carlos Blanco

Rueda de Casino in Kearny Mesa! Two FREE classes, A Cuban Salsa Social & New Rueda de Casino Class Series!!

YES! The North County San Diego dynamic teaching duo (Maritza Baida & Tim Snedeker) are back for a second round to teach RUEDA DE CASINO at Studio K in Kearny Mesa Area. 

Here is the line-up of events and classes:
Friday, Sept 12th – FREE rueda de casino class at 8pm; Cuban Salsa Social begins at 9pm $5/person. Cash only please!

Wednesday, Sept 17th - 2nd FREE Rueda de Casino at 8pm, if you did not make on Friday, come and join the following Wednesday and learn the funnest salsa style that brings people wanting more! People just can't get enough rueda.

Wednesday Sept 24th - NEW 6-week Rueda de casino class series begins
Instructor: Maritza Baida & Tim Snedeker; any questions, our contact info can be found on the "Instructor" tab of this blog.
Location: Studio K, 9340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Suite F, San Diego, CA 92123
When: Wednesdays, 8:00pm-9:30pm 
DATES: Sept 24th – Oct 29th(six consecutive Wednesdays).
Price: $60 for all 6 sessions(**this is a progressive series, no drop-ins after 1st session)
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