Rueda & Beer (Rueda practice and Dining/Drinks) at Oceanside Pier - Fri. Jan 27th

Greetings San Diego Casineros!
It FUN-DAY Friday which means we are taking it outside as usual. Destination rueda practice at Oceanside Pier on the north side.  This is a public rueda practice and a social time. Come join our fun North County rueda and salsa suelta fun with friends and then it's tacos and beer afterwards as we walk together for some food and a beer together.

All casineros are welcome no matter what level. I will be calling ruedas and announcing if it is a beginner rueda or an intermediate level so that all get a chance to practice what was taught in this week's classes.

Here are the details
WHAT: Rueda Practice Meet Up and Dinner Breakwater Brewing Co in Oceanside afterwards.
WHEN: Friday, January 27, 2017 6:30pm-8:30pm;  9pm dinner & beer tasting.
WHERE: Meet us on the NORTH side of the Pier. Click this map link for directions.
Dinning will be afterwards. Get there after 9pm - Breakwater Brewing Company
101 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054COST: Free rueda practice but the dining will cost $15 -$20 depending on what you order.

HOW TO PREPARE: Wear layers the more you dance the more you stay warm!! Wear flat shoes you don't mind scuffing. We will be on concrete with some sand. We will dine together afterwards!  Come dance and break bread together. 

Noche Cubana, Sat. March 25th

WHAT:  Noche Cubana is back with Spring!  Live and direct from Havana, Cuba and off his European tour, El Cubanísímo Eddy will be bringing his sounds of Son, Timba, Bachata & Reggaeton for your dancing fun!  Also featuring the Afro-Cuban infused Hip-Hop sounds of
In-Flow & dance performance with Divas Dance Company.  DJ Warapo will be playing the best Cuban dance music for all you casineros & rueda lovers.  Enjoy a complementary Salsa Suelta lesson with Master Dancer Juan Carlos Blanco. Don't miss a night of live Cuban music, dance, culture and food. Authentic Cuban cuisine & mojitos will be available for purchase. 
Admission: $20

WHEN: Sat. March 25th, 7pm-12am

WHERE: WorldBeat Center, 2100 Park Blvd. SD, CA. 92101 (Balboa Park)

*This is an ALL AGES Event.  Bring friends or family! Children 12 & Under FREE!

*Menu and other details will be posted soon on FB Event page.
For more info: OmoAcheCubanCulture.Org 

Friday Rueda Practice INDOORS due to Weather - Escondido - Fri Jan 20th

Greetings Everyone!
Yea! Already into week 2 for all of Maritza's level classes. Come get your practice on and do some social dancing afterwards at Doug's Studio this Friday! Maritza will also get you moving to some new salsa suelta moves she learned in Cuba by the Santiago All Stars.

Here are the details:
WHAT: Free rueda practice to include reviewing rueda moves from class & social casino dancing
WHEN: Friday, January 20, 2017 from 6:30-8:30+
WHERE: Doug's Studio in Escondido - 1717 S. Iris Lane, Escondido, CA 92026

Maritza's Cuba Trip Review Intermediate Level Class Series -Starts Tues. Jan 10th

Greetings Everyone!
Dania & I are back from Cuba and we are armed with videos of all our new rueda, casino, son, chachacha, mambo, reggaeton dance moves. This is your chance to learn some of the moves we learned in Cuba. Be forewarned now that you will need to know the 11 basic moves well and to know Balsero, Montana, Dedo, Vacilala very well because many of the rueda moves will begin with these to start.  I will also speed up your footwork pace because we are going to use fast timba music for these moves.

In addition, this will be your segway also to learn Cuban body movement to reach that authentic movement style that is totally Cuban. So we will be working on that as part of a structure warm-up and you will need to bring a foam-roller to class. These are cheap and available at Walmart and Ross 4 Less. Get ready to sweat!! This class will tire you out big time!!
Here are the details:
WHAT: Maritza's Cuba Trip Review Intermediate Level 4-week Class Series
WHEN: Begins Tuesday, January 10th 8:15pm to 9:45pm
WHERE:  Doug's Studio in Escondido: 1717 S. Iris Lane, Escondido, CA 92026
COST & REGISTRATION: $40 cash on the first class. Please complete this registration online form so I can see how many follows and leads we have in the group.
HOW TO PREPARE: Bring a water bottle, hand towel, electrolytes for your water, and MOST IMPORTANTLY a foam roller. Here is what a foam-roller looks like:

January Casineros Birthday Bash at the Marriott on Friday the 13th

Feliz Año / Happy New Year
Are you guys ready to start the year dancing timba??? We are!!! 😀
We want to invite you to celebrate all January's birthdays at the La Jolla Marriott January 13th as they will integrate timba music for us 🎶🎵
if you want to join us, we can put you're name in the guest list and also let us know if it's your birthday by contacting Abril Zuniga at
Estan listos para empezar el año bailando timba? Yo si 😁
Los queremos invitar a celebrar a todos los cumplañeros del mes de Enero en el Marriott este 13th de Enero estaran tocando timba para nosotros 🎵🎶
Si quieres acompañarnos asi te pondremos en la lista de invitados y tambien diganos si es tu cumpleaños por e-mail. Mande tu confirmacion a Abri Zuniga:   .
Vamos a bailar timba!!!
Quien dice yo?
Who's with me?
Here are the details:
WHAT: Casinero Birthday Dance Meet Up at the La Jolla Marriott
WHEN: Friday, January 13, 2017 8:30pm for a salsa/bachata class; Get there before 10pm for the discounted guest-list price
COST: If on the guest list and you arrive before 10pm, then it's $8.00; if you arrive after 10pm and/or not on the guest list it's $10