Rueda Master Class with Tima Snedeker in Costa Mesa (OC) - Mon. June 29th

San Diego's wonderful rueda teacher, Tim Snedeker, will be a guest artist for Monday night's intermediate rueda class at Dance Asylum. Tim will teach a rueda de casino master class in Orange County on Monday July 29th at 7:30pm. Class will be $10.
Learn new moves and techniques from a rueda master. Join us for a fun evening of learning and dancing. You won't want to miss this!
Here are the details:
WHAT: Rueda Master Class with San Diego's Tim Snedeker
WHEN: Monday, June 29th at 7:30pm
COST: $10.00

Cuban Band Tiempo Libre Playing Live at Pershing Square in LA - Thurs. Aug 13th

Greetings Casineros y Amigos,
There is a dobule whammy of live entertainment and dancing on August 13th!
Tiempo Libre celebrates the release of their new Universal Music Latin Entertainment recording, Panamericano, at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles, CA!
As teenagers in Cuba, Tiempo Libre’s members studied classical music by day at Havana’s rigorous Russian-style conservatory La ENA. At night they met up to play the traditional music of their island. During a time in Cuba when listening to American music was forbidden, the boys crowded around a homemade radio and listened to the beats of Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, and Earth, Wind, and Fire.

After emigrating to the United States, the men formed Tiempo Libre, a band that has become known around the world for its sophisticated, dance-inducing concerts of a Cuban style of music called timba – a joyful combination of Latin jazz, traditional Cuban "son" and other musical elements. Since their inception, they have garnered three Grammy nominations, the most recent for their album Bach in Havana, which melds classical tunes by Johann Sebastian Bach with the soul-stirring rhythms of salsa, merengue, and cha-cha.

The group has toured and performed extensively, including a performance at the Playboy Jazz Festival and appearances on The Tonight Show, Dancing with the Stars, Mega TV and Telemundo. Tiempo Libre is the picture of musical innovation. Be warned: their sound is infectious, their exuberance contagious and their beat will hijack your body from the waist down.

Tiempo Libre will perform high energy, dance-inducing timba music featuring songs from My Secret Radio, as well as selections from their new Universal Music Group recording, Panamericano, along with their three previously Grammy-nominated timba albums Bach in Havana, Lo Que Esperabas and Arroz Con Mango

Here are the details:
WHAT: Live Concert with Tiempo Libre and Dancing
WHEN: Thursday, August 13, 2015 ;  6:30pm-10:30pm
WHERE: Pershing Square in LA: 532 South Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90013
COST: $0 - yes...It's FREE! Part of City of LA 
DOUBLE WHAMMY REMINDER: Los Van Van (Direct from Cuba) are playing at the Conga Room the same night but later that evening(click here for details). So come to this FREE concert and dance a bit, then go to the Conga Room to see Los Van Van. Two great Cuban bands on the same night...Can't beat that!

LOCATION CHANGE! Casino on Concrete at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas - Sat Jul 27th

We will be dancing on the concrete this time at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. Sorry! I had to change it because my car is not reliable and that is my only way to carry the cardboard. It's all good though...we're still dancing! Come join the salsa suelta line dances and rueda de casino and just one-on-one casino dancing.
Detail are listed below:
When: Saturday, June 27th 5-8pm
Set up is at 4:30pm
Where: Moonlight Beach in Encinitas
Cost: Donation requested to help pay for a snap-together dance floor for future dance parties at the beach.

Una Bulla!

Casinero Invasion at Club M Hotel GRand Del Mar - Thurs. June 26th

Is it already the end of the month!?? Wow how time flies when the Summer is just getting started. The end of the month means, It's Salsa night at Club M at the Hotel Grand Del Mar. Come join the casineros for a Meet Up at this lovely dance venue and listen to the live music of Manny Cepeda's Orchestra.
Here are the details:
WHAT: Last Thursday of the Month Salsa Night w/ Live Music from Manny Cepeda Orchestra
WHEN: Thursday, June 26th, 2015 6:30pm is a free Salsa lesson; 7:00pm-11pm dancing
WHERE: Club M at the Hotel Grand Del Mar:  5200 Grand Del Mar Way, San Diego, CA 92130
COST: Free! Feel free to buy drinks to keep the patrons happy!

Summertime Jazz Night with Sexteto Sonero Del Caribe at the Westgate Hotel - Fri. July 3rd

ATTENTION!!! HOT OFF THE PRESS WIRE!!! To all of our dear faithful and adoring friends on Facebook. We are honored and pleased to announce the San Diego appearance of EL SEXTETO SONERO DEL CARIBE, LIVE IN CONCERT at the SAN DIEGO WESTGATE HOTEL on FRIDAY, JULY 3rd from 6 - 9 PM. 21 & OVER, $20.00 cover. PLEASE join us in kicking off this 4th of JULY Holiday weekend -- SEXTETO STYLE! Your MC for the evening will be MR.CHRIS SPRINGER, HOST OF THE "LATIN GROOVES" radio show, EVERY SATURDAY FROM 12 - 3PM. BRING YOUR FRIENDS & YOUR DANCING SHOES! WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!!!
Here are the details:
WHAT: Live Cuban Music from Sexteto Sonero Del Caribe
WHEN: Friday, July 3rd 2015 6pm-9pm
COST: $20 cover ;  21 and over

Summer Afro-Cuban Dance Workshop in July!!!

This summer, join us in exploring Bantu, Arara & Yoruba dance traditions of West Africa as preserved in Cuba for over 500 years!  This Afro-Cuban Dance Workshop will be offered for 4 Mondays in July at Dance North County and will be accompanied by live drumming! 
When: Mondays in July (6th, 13th, 20th & 27th)
8 PM - 9:30 PM
Where:  Dance North County
535 Encinitas Blvd, #100
Encinitas, CA. 92024
Cost: $15/class

TONIGHT!! SAT. June 6th - Salsa Dance Party in Carlsbad w/ Live Music from Son Pa Ti

Son Pa Ti with Melissa Dexter and Maritza Baida invite you to our 2nd event at Dancessense Studios in Carlsbad for our Saturday Salsa Dance Party. Our first event in May was a great success where we had over 60 people dancing the night to Latin music.  Maritza will start the evening with her hour long dance class. Then Melissa will invite you out to the main dance floor to use your new moves and enjoy the night.
Bring your friends and plan to have a great time.

Here are the details:
WHAT:  Salsa Dance Party w/ Live Music from Son Pa Ti with a salsa dance lesson
WHEN: Saturday, June 6th 5:30pm-11:30pm
5:30pm-6:30pm - Salsa lesson w/ Maritza
6:30pm- 11:30pm - Open Floor for dancing
WHERE: Dancessense Studios in Carlsbad: 2441 Impala Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92010
COST: $12 entrance fee will guarantee you the class, dance and fresh healthy snacks of cheese, veggies, fruit, nuts, crackers and water.