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Salsa Events Going On Today:

(Salsa dancing events for Sunday, April 20, 2014)

Important: Event times are subject to change. Always double check with the event organizer before making plans.

Sunday Salsa Class

Event Type:  Beginner Lesson, Intermediate Lesson
Cost:  $15 drop-in, $50 for 4 classes, $80 for 8 classes
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Sunday salsa classes with Tianne Frias and Jack Lin at the Metronome. Beginner lesson at 5pm emphasizing connection, musicality, and fun. Novice level at 6pm covers one elemental salsa pattern. Intermediate classes at 7pm emphasizes creativity and connection, focusing on learning a complete repertoire of foundational salsa patterns.
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Caña Salsa Oakland

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Social, Live Music
Cost:  $10
Location:  Oakland
Description:  Salsa dancing every Sunday afternoon at Caña Cuban Parlor and Cafe in Oakland to live music and DJ. Dancing starts from 3pm util closing.
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Sensual Salchata Nights

Event Type:  Salsa/Bachata Lessons, Social Dancing
Cost:  $10 ($15 on band nights)
Location:  Santa Rosa
Description:  Beginner salsa and bachata lessons, followed by a night of dancing at the Flamingo Resort Conference Center in Santa Rosa. Live bands on some nights. Dance lessons by Antonio Morán and Irene Silva of Santa Rosa Salsa, no partner or experience necessary.
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Salsa On2 Drop In Class

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson On2
Cost:  $16
Location:  Redwood City
Description:  Mambo/ Salsa On2 Class blending Partnering, Footwork, Afro-cuban movements, and music intepretation into a well rounded development of dancing. Brought to you by Mambo Groovin'. No partner necessary. All levels. Please confirm for current class info at:
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Salsa w/ Pantea

Event Type:  Beginner Lesson, Intermediate Lesson, Dance Party
Cost:  $12 Intermediate
Location:  Mountain View
Description:  Sexy beginning and intermediate salsa lessons by Pantea, followed by dancing until 11pm.
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Seahorse Salsa Sunday

Event Type:  Salsa Lesson, Live Music, Salsa Dancing
Cost:  $10
Location:  Sausalito
Description:  Salsa dancing and live music every Sunday at the Seahorse restaurant in Sausalito. Salsa lesson with Carolina from 4-5pm, followed by dancing and music until 10pm. The venue has plenty of free parking, good food, and live music every Sunday.
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Salsa Rueda at the Tannery

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $7 General, $5 for Students
Location:  Santa Cruz
Description:  Beginner level salsa rueda (circular salsa) lessons taught every Sunday afternoon at the Tannery Dance Center in Santa Cruz by the Bailamos Salsa Rueda team.
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Salsa by the Sea

Event Type:  Outdoor Dance Party
Cost:  Free
Location:  Santa Cruz
Description:  Salsa By The Sea is a free, weekly outdoor salsa dancing event held next to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, by the Ideal Bar & Grill. The event runs all year long (except when it rains) and the start time depends on the season (later in the summer, earlier in the winter). Some weekends are "Bachata by the Sea", with more bachata music played than salsa.
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Hot Bachata Nights

Event Type:  Salsa & Bachata Lessons, Dance Party
Cost:  $10 party, $5/per class
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Salsa and bachata lessons every Sunday night at club A3 Atmosphere in San Francisco. 3 rooms of dancing with salsa, bachata, and kizomba music. Full bar and free street parking. One of the best places to go dancing in San Francisco on a Sunday night.
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Allegro Salsa Party

Event Type:  Beginner Lesson, Intermediate Lesson, Social Dancing
Cost:  $8 Social, $12 w/ Lesson
Location:  Emeryville
Description:  A weekly, all-ages salsa social at Allegro Ballroom in Emeryville, featuring beginner and intermediate salsa lessons and Cuban salsa dancing in a spacious ballroom setting.
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Caribbean Garden

Event Type:  Salsa Lessons, Social Dancing, Bar
Cost:  $10
Location:  Burlingame
Description:  Salsa Dance lessons and party based at Burlingame's popular Caribbean Garden. Lessons by John and Liz.
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Posted January 26, 2014 by Takeshi

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Salsa By The Bay would like to congratulate the Bay Area’s very own Pacific Mambo Orchestra, who won a Grammy award tonight at the 56th Grammy Awards in the Best Tropical Latin Album category!

Pacific Mambo Orchestra is a 19-piece Latin Big Band from the San Francisco Bay Area that plays salsa, Latin jazz, mambo, bachata, and bolero. Last year they released their first album, the self-titled “Pacific Mambo Orchestra“.

They were nominated to the Grammy’s for the first time this year in the Best Tropical Latin Album category, along with other top Latin artists such as Marc Anthony, Los Angeles Azules, and Carlos Vives.

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Posted January 10, 2014 by Takeshi

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First up is the audition for Salsamania Dance Company coming up this Saturday, January 11th at the Just Dance Studio in Oakland. Salsamania is the largest salsa team in the Bay Area and 2-time winners of the World Latin Dance Cup. They will be auditioning for members for their various teams including their On1 team, On2 team, ladies team, over 40 team, and training teams.

You can find more information about the audition on their website.

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World Latin Dance Cup 2013 Photos

Posted December 20, 2013 by Takeshi

2013 World Latin Dance Cup

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The following are some great photos of the Bay Area competitors at the World Latin Dance Cup by the talented Ricardo Tellez. For full competition results, see here.

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