Casino on Hardwood Floors in Encinitas - Sat. March 10th

THIS JUST IN! So the weather forecast indicates a 60% chance of rain, we are being proactive here so instead of going to Moonlight Beach, we have moved the dance party to Dance North County studios for our March installment of Casino on Concrete in Encinitas. Hence then name Casino on Hardwood Floors. It's still free and its still casual and it's still a potluck/snack-luck. Join us for some fun ruedas, salsa suelta and on-on-one casino dancing. Bring your camera to capture the sunset while we dance.

Detail are listed below:
What: Casino on Hardwood Floors in Encinitas (Casinero Meet Up)
When: Saturday, March 10, 2018 4:00pm-7:00pm
Where: Dance North County Studios: 535 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, CA 92024
What to bring: a snack to share and something to drink. Go casual. It's still free.

Matinee Cuban Dance Social - Sat. Feb 17th

Matinee Social  - SATURDAY, February 17th

**** SAVE THE DATE **** Maestro Wilfredo Guilbiac Rodriguez will host a matinee Cuban Dance Social directly after his last Cuban dance class on February 17. Also, introducing DJ AC from Washington D.C who will be in the house playing some HOT Timba for your dancing enjoyment.

Here are the details:
WHAT: Cuban Dance Social Meet-Up w/ new timba DJ in town
WHEN: Saturday, February 17, 2018 3-5:30pm
WHERE: Dancing Unlimited, 4569 30th Ave., San Diego, CA 92110
COST: A $5 donation is requested to cover the cost of studio rental.

Club Cuba: San Diego Cuban Dance Experience - Sat. Mar. 17th

San Diego's Cuban Dance Xperience is happening either the 1st or 3rd Saturdays every month depending on holidays and other events. We are aiming mainly for the 3rd SATURDAY of each month as seems to be less in conflict.  WE WILL BE CELEBRATING FEBRUARY & MARCH 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 (Casinero Meet Up) with dance lesson by Maritza Baida
WHEN: Saturday, March 17, 2018 Doors open @ 8:30pm, 
Cuban dance lesson @ 9:00pm with San Diego's own reina de la rueda, Maritza! Cuban music and social dancing all night until 2:00am.
WHERE: The Movement Dance Center - 1255 W. Moreno Blvd. , San Diego, CA 92110
           FREE parking! Street and behind the facility.
COST: Door cover $10

Casino Level 1 Class Series to Start Wednesdays in North Park Begins Sun. Feb 25th

¡Oye Mi Gente! 
Great News! We have a new casino instructor now teaching casino in North Park at A Time to Dance Studio. Brian Martinez (New Casino Instructor in San Diego from Florida) is starting up a class to teach you the basics of casino dancing! This 4-week class will teach you the fundamentals of casino so that you will be able to dance socially and go on to take more advanced classes! You will learn more than just turn patterns, you will learn about the structure and flavor that makes casino a unique and beautiful form of Cuban social dance! Even if you have danced casino before, you will learn something from this class! Don't have a partner? Not a problem!

Here are the details:
WHAT: Casino (Cuban Salsa danced one-on-one) Dance Lesson Series
WHERE: A Time To Dance (Back room)
3982 30th St., San Diego, Ca 92104
WHEN: Sundays, Feb. 25, Mar 4, Mar 11, and Mar 25 from 6:00–7:00 PM
COST: $35 for all 4 classes if you register in advance here:
$40 to drop in at the door! Please Note! There are NO drop-in's after the first session.
PARKING: Street parking is limited in the area, but there's usually parking available at the 29th street garage for about $1 per hour.

Questions? Contact Brian at

Casino on Concrete at Oceanside Pier - Sat. Feb 10th

Greetings Casineros,
If you didn't get a chance to hang out last weekend with Ryan & Sidney for Casino on Concrete, come join the dancing fun this coming Saturday and we can practice all the fun moves we learned from Ryan & Sidney like "Leo", "Espresso", & "Setenta Complicada Caminando." We even made one up together last Sunday called "Oceanside." 

Here are the details:
WHAT: Friday Rueda Practice at Oceanside Pier
WHEN: Saturday, February 10th 4pm-7pm
WHERE: The north side of the Oceanside Pier down the right side of the stairs
300 The Strand N, Oceanside, CA 92054
WHAT TO BRING: It's a Snackluck as apposed to a potluck. Bring snacks and drinks to share. Bring comfortable sneakers or flat shoes with good arch support, sunscreen, a hat, sun glasses, and your cell -phones for filming and pictures. The sun sets at around 5:30pm. We can event take videos from above to capture rueda figures done below.
PARKING: There are street parking spots and public metered parking on the streets.

Maritza's Beg Level 3 Review & Clean Up for Casino & Rueda de Casino - Starts Tues Feb 6th

Hello Everyone!
We are starting this week with the newest Casino/Rueda de Casino Level 3.1 series. This one-month rueda class series is set up for Beginner Level 3 casinero and Rueda de Casino dancers. This is a technique clean up series to better execute each basic casino move for timing and ease of movement, ease of communication with hands and body with your partner. This series will also introduce more add-on casino moves for social 1:1 dancing as well as the rueda.

Dancers must already know the following moves: 
Closed position moves - Pa'l Medio, Pa'bajo, Un Tarro and add-ons to these moves(flaco/gordo, un tarro pero no la dejes, exhibela; dos-con-una)
Open position moves - Guapea, Dame, Dame Directo, Dame La loca con Bulla, dame con despelote,  Dile Que No,   Adios/Prima (con la hermana, con la familia), Vacilala (con una mano, sobrero, sombrero con una mano),  Echeverria, Matala, Un Fly series; enchufla (con manolin; con mambo; con ronde, dile que no y dicelo)

We will also be adding more ADD-ON's to your 1:1 social dancing and for the rueda. Be ready to learn the following:
Rodeo (rodeo sin manos)
Con Julian
Enrosca ( and Enrosca pa-fuera)
Aguarachar (Traslado footwork in motion)
Smooth hook-turn technique (ronde)

These will be added into the rueda as add-on's and rueda moves but after casino one-on-one first before the rueda.

Classes will be the following dates: 2/6. 2/13, 2/20, 2/27
Tuesday nights from 7pm-8:30pm ; includes a public rueda practice on Fridays to be announced in class 
REGISTER: You must complete this online registration form
LOCATION: California Center for the Arts Escondido - Studio Room 1
340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025
There are NO Drop-ins after the first class. 
COST: $40.00 person - Please bring cash or check on the first day of class.


5-10 PM
The GRANADA LA, 17 So First Street, Alhambra 91803

LOVE! COMMUNITY! FRIENDSHIP! and KATI HERNÁNDEZ's BIRTHDAY are what we’ll be celebrating at CURUYE’s FEBRUARY CUBAN DANCE PARTY by dancing to CUBAN SALSA! SON! TIMBA! & REGGAETÓN! DEEJAY WARAPO is our music man, on the eve of following through on his invitation to dj at the 3rd ANNUAL FESTIVAL de la SALSA in LA HABANA,invited by festival host Maykel Blanco himself!

We also will be celebrating the birthdays so far of KATI HERNÁNDEZ, RAMONA YOUNG, AKANE NELSON,  ANGELA CAPUANO, JUDLY LAM, MARINA RIVAS, MIREILLE MOURET, PAULA WARD, CHULHEE KIM, SHERMAN SMITH! They’ll be dancing the birthday dance, and sharing some cake with you! Message Curuye if you too will be celebrating a birthday this month!

Birthday girl KATI HERNÁNDEZ, along with MARITZA BAÍDA have some casino (Cuban salsa) tips they want to share with you to add some Cuban flavor to your dancing! Class starts at 5:30 PM, so come early! 

Consider partaking a delicious plate or snack from the Granada’s Chef Israel’s kitchen! 


The GRANADA 17 So First Street, Alhambra 91801. Free parking in the structure across the street.

$10 cover includes dance class!

Noche de Timba at Cafe Bar Europa The Turquoise - Sat. Feb 24th

It's a timba night with some son, Cuban chachacha and reggaeton. Come make some new friends and have some drinks with us, dine with us, dance with us. We are a friendly family group of Cuban dancers passionate about keeping this wonderful music alive and thriving! You can even join us when we do the Cuban Salsa suelta (Cuban line dancing)! So much fun!!!

Here are the details: 
WHAT: Monthly Casineros Dance Meet-Up
WHEN: Sat. Feb 24th, 2018 9pm-1am
WHERE: Cafe Bar Europa The Turquoise 
COST: $10 cover - If you buy over $20 in food and drinks, you get $10 credit back.