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Salsa Events Going On Today:

(Salsa dancing events for Friday, October 31, 2014)

Featured Events:

Top Dance Ballroom Salsa Fridays

Event Type:  Salsa & Bachata Lessons
Cost:  $15 per lesson or $24 for both lessons
Location:  San Jose
Description:  Salsa dancing and bachata lessons every Friday with Wil Orrock at Top Dance Ballroom in San Jose. Salsa lessons are at 8pm followed by bachata lessons at 8:45pm. The cost of the class is $15 for one class or $24 for both. No partner necessary. Open to all ages.
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Salsa Fridays at George’s

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $15 (Ladies free before 9pm)
Location:  San Rafael
Description:  A new salsa held at George's Nightclub in San Rafael every Friday. Salsa lessons by Jose Jas Santamaria at 8:30pm followed by dancing to DJ and live music until 1:30am. Ladies get in free before 9pm.
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Club Fox Salsa Night

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing, Live Music
Cost:  $15
Location:  Redwood City
Description:  Salsa dancing every Friday night at Club Fox in Redwood City, sponsored by Salsa Pa'l Bailador. Dancing from 9pm-2am to the hottest salsa, bachata, merengue, and cha cha cha. Live music on some nights.
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Club La Maraca Salsa

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $20
Location:  San Jose
Description:  Salsa dancing and live music at Club Maraca in downtown San Jose. Grand opening on Friday, October 24th. Salsa lessons at 9pm with Hector Reyes, followed by dancing to the live music of Johnny Polanco y su Conjunto Amistad. 2 dance floors, 2 bars, and a VIP area. 21 and over.
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Cheryl Burke Salsa

Event Type:  Beginner Lesson, Intermediate Lesson, Dance Party
Cost:  $10 Beginner, $12 Intermediate
Location:  Mountain View
Description:  Beginning and intermediate salsa lessons, followed by dancing in a ballroom setting at Cheryl Burke Dance studio in Mountain View, taught by Ciro and Louise.
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Salsa Rueda ODC

Event Type:  Beginning & Intermediate Salsa Rueda Lessons
Cost:  $13 a class
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Beginning and intermediate Miami-style Salsa and Havana-style Casino moves taught every Thursday at the ODC Dance Commons by veteran Rueda-instructor Ryan Mead.
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Palomar Ballroom

Event Type:  Beginner Lesson, Intermediate Lesson, Dance Party
Cost:  $10 Classes & Party, $5 Just Dancing
Location:  Santa Cruz
Description:  Drop in a salsa class with Jeremy, followed by a salsa party with music from DJ Omambo at the Palomar Ballroom.
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Cigar Bar

Event Type:  Music & Dancing
Cost:  $7
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Salsa night at The Cigar Bar & Grill, a unique San Francisco restaurant & bar located in historic Jackson Square, featuring salsa dancing every Friday and Saturday night. Live salsa music every night, and free before 9:30pm.
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Mint Leaf Salsa Berkeley

Event Type:  Salsa Dance Party
Cost:  $5
Location:  Berkeley
Description:  Salsa dancing every Friday night at the Mint Leaf restaurant ("Casa De La Musica") in Berkeley, playing the best salsa and timba Cubana spun by DJ Antonio. Smooth floor, full bar, and late night dining menu.
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Tomaj’s Halloween Salsa Gala

Event Type:  Salsa, Bachata & Kizomba Dancing, Halloween Party, Live Music
Cost:  $25 in advance, $30 at the door
Location:  Emeryville
Description:  Tomaj Trenda's annual Halloween Salsa Gala, held at the Allegro Ballroom in Emeryville. Bachata and cha cha lessons followed by dancing until 1:30am in the morning. 3 rooms for dancing salsa, bachata, and kizomba with music by DJ EldelaClave, DJ Willie Love, and DJ Mayky. Live music by the Grammy Award-winning Pacific Mambo Orchestra. Free food, refreshments, and a party atmosphere. Advance tickets available at www.LiveLatinDance.com.
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Halloween Masquerade Salsa Gala at Club Milano

Event Type:  Halloween Salsa Dancing Party
Cost:  $15
Location:  San Jose
Description:  A Halloween salsa dancing party at Club Milano in downtown San Jose. Salsa lessons by Beto and Noelani da Silva (beginning lesson at 8:30pm, intermediate at 9:15pm) followed by dancing until 2am. Two rooms for dancing salsa and bachata. Live bands, full bar, and a Halloween costume contest. No partner necessary.
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Halloween Salsa Parties 2014

Posted October 22, 2014 by

Halloween Salsa Party

I hope you’ve picked up some Halloween salsa costumes, because there are a bunch of Halloween salsa parties coming up in the Bay Area that are going to be hot!

Below is our round-up of 2014 Halloween salsa parties in the Bay Area, from San Francisco and the East Bay, all the way down to San Jose. Let us know in the comments if we’ve missed any!
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Cafe Cocomo Closing For Good After This Weekend

Posted September 10, 2014 by Takeshi

Cafe Cocomo Closing Down

We have heard from numerous sources that Cafe Cocomo will be closing down for good after this weekend.

We first reported that Cocomo would be closing back in June, as the location was sold to developers for the construction of new condos. However, the closing date was pushed back multiple times due to permits and other issues, and last we heard that Cocomo might even be open until November.

However, it now appears that this week will officially be the last week for Cocomo, and the building is scheduled to be torn down, bringing an end to one of the most iconic salsa dancing venues in the Bay Area.
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Baila Conmigo Competing Tonight On America’s Got Talent

Posted September 2, 2014 by Takeshi

Baila Conmigo AGT

The salsa dance team Baila Conmigo will be competing tonight in the semi-finals of America’s Got Talent on NBC at 9pm PST.

Baila Conmigo is a Colombian-style salsa team based out of New Jersey, and they have already made it through 3 rounds of the competition, and have made it to the semi-finals along with 23 other acts. 12 winners selected from tonight’s competition will make it through to the Final 12 next week.

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Cafe Cocomo To Remain Open Until At Least November

Posted August 20, 2014 by Takeshi

Cafe Cocomo The Energizer Bunny

UPDATE: The latest word is that Cocomo will be closing after Sunday, September 14th.

Surprise surprise! Cafe Cocomo, one of the Bay Area’s most iconic salsa dancing venues, has just announced that they will not be closing until November (at least).

Cafe Cocomo first announced that they would be closing back in May, when the property was sold to developers to make way for condos. Since then, the closing date has been pushed back multiple times, and now the latest news is that Cocomo will be open until at least November.
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New Kizomba Events Calendar

Posted August 19, 2014 by Takeshi

Kizomba Dancers

Do you dance Kizomba? Kizomba is a sensual dance from Angola that is gaining in popularity in the Bay Area and around the world. Although not technically a Latin dance, kizomba music is often played at events that play salsa and bachata, and there are a number of festivals in the Bay Area just for kizomba!

Due to the growing popularity of this dance, we have created a new Kizomba Events Calendar where you can find a list of all kizomba lessons and events in the Bay Area! Although it’s not salsa, it’s a great dance to add to your dance repertoire. As always, let us know if we missed any events!

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