Honoring Our Hispanic Veterans; Salsa Party with Combo Libertad & Manny Cepeda Orquestra - Sat. Nov 7th

SAVE THE DATE!!! *** Music Therapy for Veterans Fundraiser *** 

Here are the details:
WHAT: Salsa Dancing to Live music from Combo Libertad & The Manny Cepeda Orchestra Sextet  "Honoring Our Hispanic Veterans"
WHEN: Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 8:30pm-1:30pm
WHERE: Four Points Sheraton - 8117 Aero Dr., San Diego, CA 92123
COST: $20.00 at the door; $15 Pre-Purchase; click this link for pre-purchase tickets. Dresscode: Smart casual; No sportswear; 21 & over; ID or no entry.  For more information call: (619) 884-8833

Rueda de Casino Huntington Beach Pier (Cuban Salsa Dancing Meet Up) - Sat. Nov 21st

Come on down to Huntington Beach pier and join in on the fun as we dance Cuban salsa and rueda de casino! We play non stop timba from sundown until...? Pretty much until the feet just don't want to move anymore. Plenty of lights and excitement to keep us going. There is no class given this day but there are always instructors on hand that can recommend a class. Look for us on the North side of the pier just in front of the grassy area. Una bulla!

Here are the details:
WHAT: Cuban Salsa Dancing Social Meet Up at the Huntington Beach Pier
WHEN: Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 6:00pm-9:00pm
WHERE: Huntington Beach Pier - Click this link for Google directions

Cuban Salsa Dance Social w/ Alex Ruiz in Costa Mesa (Orange County)- Sat. Nov 7th

Come join us at the beautiful Astoria Ballroom in Costa Mesa for a Cuban Salsa class with Alex Ruiz followed by a night of social dancing. Alex is new to the LA & OC scene and bringing nearly 20 years of dance instruction direct from Miami. Come check out the elegant Astoria Ballroom and enjoy free convenient parking, a large wooden dance floor, air conditioning, a kitchen and cozy seating area. Feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks to enjoy during the social. DJ Sazon will be playing your favorite Timba music for ruedas and casino style dancing. Other crowd pleasing requests (i.e. salsa, bachata, kizomba, zouk, etc.) may also be played.

Here are the details:
WHAT: Cuban Salsa Dance Social with guest instructor, Alex Ruiz
WHEN: Saturday, November 7, 2015
8pm Beginner class & Intermediate/Advanced Class
9pm Social 
WHERE: Astoria Ballroom Dance Studio of Costa Mesa 369 E. 17th St. #10, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
COST: See below
            8PM Beginner class $10
            8PM Intermediate/ Advanced class with Alex $10
            9PM Social $5
             Class and social $15
             Dance shoes or floor safe footwear required


                                                            CUBANEANDO in L.A.                                      

                                           SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8,  5:00-10:00 PM

CUBANEANDO with CURUYE & KATI HERNÁNDEZ offers you an EVENING of CUBAN MUSIC & DANCE : from SON TO TIMBA! ... featuring the LIVE SOUNDS of LÁZARO GALARRAGA & SITARA SON with special guest JOSIEL PÉREZ! DEEJAY WARAPO will be playing our fave CUBAN DANCE BEATS between the live sets. All this happening back at TRATTORIA 25!

KATI will start the evening with a CASINO CUBAN SALSA dance class with her PA'LA ORILLA DANCE TEAM at 5:30 PM to get you in the groove. This month we'll be dancing the BIRTHDAY DANCE with ELEANOR ESPINEL, GABI TORRES, GLORIA HERRERA, KIANGA FORD, LIZETTE HERNÁNDEZ, ROSANNA MARTÍNEZ, FREDDY CARRILLO (so far!)...

Try some of the delicious offerings of TRATTORIA and CHEF SIMON! If you'd like a table, call ahead and reserve your spot at 323 587-1494.



$12 cover includes dance class!

TRATTORIA 25 is located in the SANTA FE PLAZA (peachy pink complex on corner of Santa Fe & 25th St., LA 90058) FREE PARKING BEHIND RESTUARANT!

Casino in Carlsbad at the Boardwalk - Sat. Nov 28th

SAVE the DATE Saturday, Nov 28th! Burn some calories after Thanksgiving and dance it off dancing rueda de casino with us outside in front of the gorgeous beach-view in Carlsbad. We are going to try out a new spot for the Casino on Concrete series, but we will be on the grass. Same place where we had the very first San Diego Rueda Flash Mob which took place two years ago. The picture below is where it will be.

Here are the details:
WHAT: Casino on the Green in Carlsbad (Cuban Salsa Dance Party at the Beach)
WHEN: Saturday, November 28th from 3:30pm-6:30pm
WHERE: The grassy patch in front of The Harbor Fish Cafe: 3179 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008
COST: Just bring a snack to share. Layer up as it could get cold. If you dance though, you'll be taking off the layers.

Sexteto Sonero del Caribe Playing LIVE at Liezo Charro in Temecula - Sat. Nov 14th

Sexteto Sonero Del Caribe will be performing LIVE for all our North County Rumberos, Salseros and Casineros on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2015 at LIENZO CHARRO Mexican Grill in TEMECULA!  Come hang out with the us as we perform our very best in Salsa, Son Cubano, Afro-Cuban and Cha Cha music LIVE and take part in the Salsa Fama reunion AND Casinero invasion on the dancefloor!!! Let's PARTY - SEXTETO STYLE!!!
Here are the details:
WHAT: Live Music from Sexteto Sonero del Caribe - Dinner-Dancing-Casino-Ruedas
WHEN: Saturday, November 14, 2015 - Live music begins at 8:00 pm...dance 'til 1:00 am
WHERE: Lienzo Charro Mexican Grill:  29000 Old Town Front St., Temecula, CA 92590
COST: Cover - $10 per person, includes a delicious Mexican buffet (drinks not included); Free Salsa & Bachata dance class! Casineros will be wine tasting earlier in the day and doing rueda flash mobs at selected Temecula wineries. More info on that on another blog post. 

Casinero Invasion at Super Salsa Sunday at Dancessense Studios in Carlsbad - Sun. Nov 1st

Dancessense Studios presents Super Salsa Sunday!
The first Sunday of every month. Salsa Dancing is back in North County!
Here are the details:
WHAT: Casineros Meet Up at Super Salsa Sunday; 
WHEN: Sunday, November 1, 2015 
    There is salsa class taught by Alex of Torch Tuesday 7:30 to 8:30pm
    During the dance party there will be a special show by Violeta Salsera of Afro Y Pasion.
    Dance Party starts at 8:30pm till 12:30am with DJ Martin "EL TRAVIESO".
WHERE: Dancessense Studios in Carlsbad: 2441 Impala Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92010
COST:  All night $5 per person

Noche Cubana at the Irvine Marriott Hotel - Fri. Nov 13th

AZUCAR!!! Join us Friday November 13th for “NOCHE CUBANA” brought to you by Esteban Conde at the beautiful Marriott Hotel in Irvine. Robert Morales and Laura Cristina from Rueda in the Park - Santa Ana will be teaching a Rueda de Casino class and will showcase a Rueda de Casino group performance. Salsa and Bachata Class, Beginner level with Heather, Intermediate/Advance level with Esteban.

Enjoy dancing Salsa, Bachata, Casino and Timba Cubana all night!! Come show your support as we bring a touch of Cuban flavor to Orange County. 

Here are the details:
WHAT: Noche Cubana - Salsa, Bachata, Timba Cubana casino/rueda class, performances & social dance party
WHEN: Friday, November 13th 8:00pm to 1:00am
WHERE: Irvine Marriott Hotel 18000 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, CA 92612
COST:  $15 includes class, $10 without the class. … Dress to Impress; Dress Classy, Shine your Dance Shoes, and don’t forget to wear your Fedora’s! 

Rueda In The Park Santa Ana - Sat. Oct 24th

SUENALO!!! Come join Rueda in the Park - Santa Ana in beautiful Centennial Regional Park for Rueda de Casino! (Salsa Cubana) Come learn the fundamental basic elements, lots of variations and the combinations that make up “Rueda de Casino".

Here are the details:
WHAT:  Weekly Rueda de  Casino class, Social and Practice

WHEN: Saturday, October 24th, 2015 - Beginner level starts at 11:30am and 
Intermediate level starts at 12:30pm. 

WHERE: Centennial Regiona Park;  3000 W. Edinger Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92704

COST: Suggested donation $5/person

Spread the word, be sure to tell a friend or two and invite them to join the fun. We will see you there. Una Bulla!!!


Beginner Afro-Cuban Dance

TUESDAYS in OCTOBER: 6, 13, 20 & 27
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

This series of classes is designed for newcomers to Afro-Cuban dance as well as any intermediate/adv. who wish to improve their form.  Come explore movements from ancient traditions of West African ethnic groups as preserved in Cuba for 500+ years as you strengthen and invigorate your body.
Accompanied by Live Drumming!
Taught by Juan Carlos Blanco

Cost: $15 per class

535 Encinitas Blvd.
Encinitas, CA. 92024

NOCHE CUBANA THIS SATURDAY, OCT. 10th. . .Y Se Formo La Gozadera!!!

Fresh off their German Tour, Feliciano Arango y Su AMISTAD CUBANA from Habana, Cuba
will be delighting us with their Son & Timba repertoire featuring a full orchestra and a whole lot of Sabor Cubano!!

Get ready for Master Artist Juan Carlos Blanco's FreeStyle / Salsa Suelta Lesson.  Nothing warms you up for the rest of the night like getting down on the dance floor!

 Also featuring performances by Omo Ache. . .taking you from Carnaval to Rumba AND Catch a sizzling Cubaton performance by the ladies of Divas In Heels!
Get those dancing shoes ready! DJ PIRITO will be playing the best Cuban dance jams for all you Casineros, Soneros, Timberos, & Music Lovers who enjoy watching the dance as you tap your feet!

Plus, enjoy electrifying artwork by featured Cuban artist, Nicolae Pedro Valera!! A real visual treat!!

Delicious Cuban food & beverages available for purchase.

What: Noche Cubana
When: Sat. Oct. 10, 2015,  7pm - 12am
Where: World Beat Center, 2100 Park Blvd. SD, CA. 92101
This is an All Ages Event!  Bring the familia and friends!
Cover: $20