Post-Thanksgiving Noche de Timba in Pacific Beach - Fri. Nov 24th

Greetings Everyone & Happy Thanksgiving!!
The owner of Cafe Europa/Turquoise Bar is offering to host a post-Thanksgiving Timba party. Come burn off your Thanksgiving dinner on the dance floor. Maritza will be the PJ for the night. (Playlist Jockey).
Here are the details:
WHAT:  Timba Dance Night Casinero Meet Up for dancing and Calorie Burn
WHEN:  Friday, November 24, 2017 from 9pm to 12am
WHERE: Cafe Europa/Turquois Bar - 873 Turquoise St, San Diego, California 92109
 COST: no cover but please buy drinks. There are $5 drink specials.

Club Cuba - San Diego Cuban Dance Social - Sat. Dec 16th

¡HOLIDAY CUBAN DANCE PARTY! Come dressed to impress and show off your dance moves! We will have Havana Club in the house and maybe some other surprises Maritza Baida as the featured instructor to teach the rueda de casin lesson.

San Diego's Cuban Dance Xperience is happening either the 1st or 3rd Saturdays every month depending on holidays and other events. We are aming mainly for the 3rd SATURDAY of each month as seems to be less conflict.

WE WILL BE CELEBRATING DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS! Let us know it's your birthday month, and you receive FREE entry and one drink.

Here are the details:
WHAT:  Casinero Meet Up for a rueda de casino lesson and social dancing
WHEN:  Saturday, December 16, 2017 Doors open @ 8:30pm, Cuban dance lesson @ 9:30pm with Maritza and social dancing all night until 1:00am.
WHERE: The Movement Dance Center - 1255 W Morena Blvd, San Diego, California 92110
COST:  Cover charge $10 @ the door; FREE parking! Street and behind the facility.

The 10th Annual Salsa Rueda Festival in San Francisco - Thurs-Sun Feb 15-18

Salsa Vale Todo is proud to present....
The largest and longest-running Cuban Salsa event in the U.S.

10 years!!! The premier Cuban Salsa event in the U.S. is having its 10th Birthday. 10 years of bringing you the best in Timba, Casino, and Cuban dance. Over the years we have grown into an amazing community of dancers, performers, and artists coming together every year to share with one another our passions and our lives. Whether it's your first time or your 10th time, come celebrate with us and share what you've been working on.

We are working on some very special surprises to celebrate our ten years of building community and celebrating Cuban music and dance.  Musical guests will be announced soon!!  DJs Walt Digz, Dark Rum, and Alan. More to be determined. Over thirty world-renowned instructors teaching you Casino Salsa, Rueda de Casino, Afro-Cuban, Son, Danzon, Mambo and Cha Cha Cha. Workshops are held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Three nights of performances featuring your friends and teachers from all over the world, Live Rumba circle and performances by our amazing talented international instructors.
Here are the details:
WHAT:  The 10th Annual Salsa Rueda Festival in SF; the largest and longest-running Cuban Salsa event in the U.S. (workshops, concerts, parties)
WHEN: Thurs - Sun, February 15th - 19th, 2018
COST: Click this link to get pricing on Full Passes, Party Passes etc.

Casinero Meet Up at Vedanza Pre-Thanksgiving Latin Party in Carlsbad - Wed. Nov. 22nd

Greetings Casineros & Amigos, 
I know it's not a "timba" social...BUT we can still dance casino & rueda de casino to salsa music which technically speaking, is Cuban music (Son Montuno). PLUS, since we have more casineros in North County, it is super convenient to stay local and avoid crazy holiday drivers on the highway. Let's meet up for some dancing and burn some calories before the big thanksgiving grazing and the traditional carb-build up.  

Below is copied from the Facebook event page.

"Another wonderful Social and this time the night before Thanksgiving!! Join us for a full night of dancing with NO interruptions!! Class will be 8-9pm and after that DJ Farley will play the best music till 12.30am!! Plenty of parking...$10 class+social and $5 for the social!! You know how we do it. See ya on the dance floor!!"
Here are the details:
WHAT: Casinero Meet Up for dancing at a Salsa/Bachata event
WHEN: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 8pm-9pm is a salsa lesson; 9pm-12:30am Social Dancing
WHERE: Dancessence Studios - 2241 Impala Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92010.
COST: $10 Class and Social; $5 Social Only
Free water, plenty of parking

AfroCuban Rumba Descarga in San Diego - Tues. Dec 7th

DESCARGA JAM - Join us for an evening of Afro-Cuban Rumba.
Led by:
Jimmy Peña, Mark Lamson, Charlie Chavez, Paul M Lopez, Louie Valenzuela, Ignacio Arango
plus special guests. If you're a professional salsero / rumbero drummer around town come sign up to sit in!!

Here are the details:
WHAT: AfroCuban Percussion Jam & Music/Dancing
WHEN:  Tuesday December 5th  7:30pm to 10:30pm
WHERE:  La Bodega Gallery - 2196 Logan Ave., San Diego, CA 92113
COST:  Free admission / Open to all ages

Modern Cuban Dance Company: Malpaso in La Jolla - Fri. Nov 17th

Following their 2014 U.S. debut in a sold-out run in New York City -- which garnered high praise from the New York Times -- Malpaso have continued to play a prominent role in the renewed artistic dialogue between America and Cuba. Representing Cuba's expanding cultural life, Malpaso -- whose name, jokingly, means "misstep" -- skillfully blend unfussy ballet, their native Afro-Cuban traditions, and intensely physical modern dance. Since being established in 2012 by resident choreographer and artistic director Osnel Delgado, Malpaso have quickly become one of the most sought-after Cuban dance companies. Emphasizing a collaborative creative process, they are committed to working with top international choreographers while also nurturing new voices in Cuban choreography. For their San Diego debut at Mandeville Auditorium, Malpaso will perform Indomitable Waltz, choreographed for the company by ArtPower alumna Aszure Barton; Ocasoby Osnel Delgado; and Why You Follow by Ron K. Brown.
Here are the details:
WHAT: Modern Cuban Dance Performance Feat. Malpaso: A Modern Cuban Dance Company
WHEN: Friday, November 17, 2017  - 8pm
WHERE:  UC San Diego Mandeville Auditorium - 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093
COST: $18.20 - $24.70 click here to buy your tickets

Sexteto Sonero del Caribe Live at Bel Vino Winery - Friday Dec 15th

Greetings Everyone!
If you were not able to attend this event last week on November 10th, this is your chance to come enjoy some dancing. This is an official casinero meet-up. Come check out the great music from Sexteto Sonero del Caribe. They will play timba again for us so it is an opportunity to hear our favorite timba songs.
Here are the details:
WHAT:  Casinero Meet-Up at Bel Vino for dancing and live Cuban music
WHEN: Friday, December 15, 2017 6pm- 10pm
WHERE: Bel Vino Winery - 33515 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, California 92591
COST: Free but buy some wine and food so they keep doing this event

Friday Beginner Level 1 Rueda Practice at Grape Day Park - Fri Nov. 17th

Greetings Everyone!
Get ready to start the weekend with our Friday Rueda Practice. The picture below is where we will be in Grape Day Park for our practice. This is a practice of all the rueda moves we did in class this week. Beginner Level 1. 

Here are the details:
WHAT: rueda de casino practice (beginner level 1 and 2 only)
WHEN: Friday, November 17, 2017 from 6:30pm-8:00pm
Breakdown of the practice:

6:30pm - rueda practice begins
7:30pm - One-on-one casino practice
WHERE: Grape Day Park at the old Santa Fe Train Depot in Escondido. Also known as the Escondido History Museum
340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025
Look for the green building on this weblink as your visual aid guide to find us. We will be there!

WHERE TO PARK: Park in the big parking lot off Woodward Ave. Once you park, then click this link to find your way to us. If you enter at the Center for the Arts and go towards the grass to the Train Depot. You will see us there on the wooden platform as on the picture above.

Una Bulla!

Cubamania Dance Party @ El Floridita - Nov 19th

CUBAMANÍA COMES TO EL FLORIDITA!! We are hosting this month at El Floridita Cuban Restaurant. Due to circumstances out of our control we can’t host it at our usual home this month, Steven’s Steak House. Please come support and be ready to party A LO CUBANO!

Facebook Event:

El Floridita Cuban Restaurant • 1253 N. Vine St., Hollywood, CA 90038 • Tel: (323) 871-8612

Vamos a formar otro fieston con gozadera y sandunga "A LO CUBANO!!! MUSIC BY DEEJAY WARAPO!!! Playing the best of Cuban Salsa/Cuban Son, Timba, Rumba, Cubatón and more!

** 4 P.M. RUEDA DE CASINO CLASS by Robert Morales and Laura Cristina. WE WILL START NO LATER THAN 4:15 p.m. so show up on time or miss out on the class. 😁

** CELEBRATING NOVEMBER'S BIRTHDAYS ** Free entrance for the birthday person! CAKE & RESERVED TABLE!!! Must send message to to add your name to the birthday guest list.

** $10 cover includes dance lesson**


***PLEASE NOTE *** The Restaurant offers a wide selection of dinners, wine and cocktail drinks available for purchase. El Floridita Cuban Restaurant and Cubamanía team appreciate your support by LEAVING ALL YOUR PERSONAL BEVERAGES AT HOME. It is by supporting venues that they can remain open for years to come and enjoy dancing, dancing and more dancing! :)

THANK YOU for supporting the venue, our local instructors and for the opportunity to bring this event to you each month.

Una Bulla!!!
Robert & Laura Cristina
Dame Salsa Cubana (Like our Facebook Page for updates about our classes and other Cuban Dance events)

Los 4 de Cuba y Tania Pantoja playing live in LA - Fri. Dec 8th

Greetings Everyone, 
I just found out about this concert with Los Cuatro (4) de Cuba. If you have never heard about their story, click this link to learn about the impact Los 4 had on Cuban reggaeton music. So maybe after over eating in Thanks giving, you can burn it up on the concert dancer floor in LA with Los 4 de Cuba.
Here are the details
WHAT: Cubaton concert by Los 4 de Cuba
WHEN: Friday, December 8, 2017 Doors open at 9pm
COST: If you buy tickets online: $35 + $2.92 service & Processing fee. Click this link to purchase online. 
or Contact:

Club Cuba San Diego Cuban Dance Party - Sat. Nov. 18th

San Diego's Cuban Dance Xperience is happening either the 1st or 3rd Saturdays every month depending on holidays etc... WE WILL BE CELEBRATING NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS! Let us know it's your birthday month, and you receive FREE entry and one drink.

Here are the details:
WHAT: Cuban dance social with dance lesson by Wilfredo Guilbiac Rodriguez
WHEN: Saturday, November 18, 2017 8:30pm-1am
    Doors open @ 8:30pm, 
    Cuban dance lesson @ 9:30pm with Wilfredo Guilbiac Rodriguez, 
    Cuban rumba w/live drumming and social dancing all night until 1:00am.
WHERE: The Movement Dance Center - 1255 W. Morena Blvd., San Diego, CA
COST: $10.00 cover per person

FREE parking! Street and behind the facility.

Cover charge $10 @ the door

NEW Beginner Level 1 Casino/Rueda de Casino Class Series in Escondido Begins Tues. Nov 7th

NEW Beginner Level 1 for brand new dancers wanting to learning rueda de casino, will start this Tuesday, November 7th for a month. No Drop-ins after the 1st day of class.

Here are the details:
WHAT: Casino/ Rueda de Casino Class Series Level 1 Beginners (Cuban Salsa); This includes a Friday rueda practice from 6:30pm-8:00pm to be announced weekly on the main blog page. 
WHEN: Beginner Level 1 to being on Tuesday, November 7th - Tuesdays from 6:30pm to 8pm  (4 weeks - 11/7, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/8) 
LOCATION: California Center for the Arts Escondido - 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025
COST: $40.00 per person; Please bring cash
HOW TO REGISTRATION: To register for this 4-week series, click this link complete this online registration form. 
WEBSITE: See Maritza's curriculum in the Casino Rueda Links tab 
There are NO Drop-ins and NO make up classes for this series. Do not miss a class or you will have to wing it! The purpose of a closed series is to raise the level of casino rueda dance knowledge/skill to the next level. There are 3 levels of beginner in learning rueda de casino. This is level 1.


THE GRANADA, 17 So First St., Alhambra 91801


YOU and CURUYE will be dancing it up with L.A.’s DEEJAY WARAPO and guest DJ WALT DIGZ (down from the BAY for the celebration) who will be keeping the DANCE FLOOR HOT with the latest CUBAN DANCE MUSIC SON! TIMBA! RUMBA! REGGAETÓN!,  5-10 PM in The GRANADA’s MAIN BALLROOM!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, Cuban dancer KATI HERNÁNDEZ, along with MARITZA BAÍDA (straight up from SAN DIEGO), will be co-teaching a RUEDA de CASINO CLASS at 5:30 PM, so be sure to get there early!

NOT ONLY WILL WE BE DANCING CASINO, RUEDA de CASINO, SON, RUMBA and FUNKY LINE DANCES THROUGHOUT THE EVENING, this month CURUYE will be having some cd raffles, dance class raffles, and a special bonus to those wearing their CURUYE T-SHIRTS and/or HATS!

Help celebrate the birthdays of DIANA MONTIEL, ELEANOR ESPINEL, GABRIELA TORRES, JENNIFER BARBOT, LIZETTE HERNÁNDEZ by dancing the birthday dance, and sharing some cake with them! (Message Curuye if you would like to celebrate your November birthday too).

The Granada’s Chef Israel cooks up some tasty meals for all you dancers, so plan on sharing a meal with your friends.


$10 cover.