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(Salsa dancing events for Sunday, April 19, 2015)

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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Birdland Salsita Social Club

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $10-15
Location:  Oakland
Description:  Weekly Sunday salsa lessons and live music social at the new Birdland Salsista Social Club in Oakland, the new salsa meet-up in the East Bay.
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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 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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Latin Social Dance Classes

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $12 for one class, $20 for both. Monthly packages available.
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Social dancing classes for beginners taught by Donald & Elena Webb at the LINES Dance Center in downtown San Francisco. The class offers lessons in popular Latin club dances including bachata, salsa, and cha cha in one place. The class focuses on differentiating common styles of Latin dance music, timing, musicality, footwork and partnerwork. No partner necessary. Monthly packages available.
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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. Starts with beginner and intermediate salsa lessons taught by Garry & Isabelle followed by a night of dancing in a spacious ballroom setting. Features salsa, bachata, and timba music.
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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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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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Sausalito 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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KoKeto’s Salsa Sundays

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $10
Location:  Belmont
Description:  Salsa dancing every Sunday afternoon at St James Gate Irish Pub in Belmont. Indoor and outdoor seating, full bar & restaurant, and plenty of parking. DJ Antonio playing the hottest salsa, bachata, and merengue. Grand Opening on Sunday June 22nd featuring live salsa music by Julio Bravo y su Orquesta Salsabor.
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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 MorĂ¡n and Irene Silva of Santa Rosa Salsa, no partner or experience necessary.
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2015 SF Salsa Festival Coming Next Weekend

Posted March 25, 2015 by

Rafael Carine Salsa

The 7th Annual San Francisco Salsa Festival is happening next weekend from April 2-4! The SF Salsa Festival is one of the largest salsa events of the year, and is sure to bring hundreds of dancers together in San Francisco for an awesome weekend of dancing!

Organized by Salsamania Dance Company, the SF Salsa Festival is a weekend-long event filled with workshops, performances, live music, and dancing. The party kicks off on Thursday night at Club Verdi where the party will go until 2am and dancers will get a taste of what’s in store for the festival.
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Pacific Mambo Orchestra Releasing New Single “Pacific Mambo Dance”

Posted February 6, 2015 by Takeshi

Pacific Mambo Dance

Last year the Pacific Mambo Orchestra from the SF Bay Area shocked the music world by winning a Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album over household names such as Marc Anthony.

Now, for the first time since their Kickstarter-funded launch in 2013, Pacific Mambo Orchestra is launching a brand new single called the “Pacific Mambo Dance”. The single will be available worldwide digitally on March 3rd 2015. The new song from PMO is an infectious, get-off-your-feet dance anthem that aims to be a favorite at salsa clubs around the world.
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World Latin Dance Cup 2014 Results

Posted December 8, 2014 by Takeshi

2014 World Latin Dance Cup

The World Latin Dance Cup is one of the largest Latin dance competitions in the world, and it’s happening this week in Miami. Every year the competition attracts over 800 competitors from 40 countries, including many from right here in SF Bay Area. Salsa By The Bay will be providing live coverage of the event from Miami– check this page to find out the latest competition results and updates from the 2014 World Latin Dance Cup.
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2014 SF Salsa Congress Happening This Weekend!

Posted November 20, 2014 by Takeshi

2014-sf-salsa-congress

Are you ready for the biggest salsa event of the year? The 2014 SF Salsa Congress is coming to the Bay Area this weekend, starting off with a kickoff party tonight at the Oakland Marriott Convention Center.

If you’ve never been to the SF Salsa Congress before, it is a 4-day long salsa festival held every year at the Oakland Marriott Hotel. The event attracts over 3,000 dancers from around the world for 4 days of non-stop dancing.

The event kicks off on Thursday night with dancing, live music, and performances at the Oakland Marriott. Then the party continues from Friday through Saturday, with dance workshops by professional instructors every day from 10am-4pm, amazing dance shows by some of the best dancers in the world, and social dancing until 4am in the morning every night.

If you love salsa, bachata, and kizomba, this is one event you don’t want to miss! You can find full details about the congress here.

Halloween Salsa Parties 2014

Posted October 22, 2014 by Takeshi

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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