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(Salsa dancing events for Sunday, September 25, 2016)

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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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:  $10
Location:  San Jose
Description:  Beginning and intermediate salsa dance lessons followed by dancing in a ballroom setting at Starlite Ballroom in San Jose, taught by Pantea. No partner necessary, beginners welcome!
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Hot Bachata Nights

Event Type:  Salsa & Bachata Lessons, Dance Party
Cost:  $10 for social, $20 for lesson & social
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Salsa, bachata, and kizomba lessons every Sunday night at HUE Nightclub (formerly Atmosphere) in San Francisco. The event features dance lessons followed by dancing in two rooms for dancing with bachata in the main room, and salsa (1st & 3rd Sundays) or kizomba (2nd & 4th Sundays) in the second room. Full bar, affordable bottle service, and free street parking. One of the best places to go dancing in San Francisco on a Sunday night.
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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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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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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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iHeartMambo Social

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $15 in advance
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  iHeartMambo Social is a social typically held every 4th Sunday of the month at the Women’s Building of San Francisco. Classic salsa, mambo, cha cha cha, and boogaloo tunes are played on vinyl by renowned DJ Mayimbe of LA or invited guest djs. Beginning at 7:00pm, a one hour lesson is taught by guest instructor followed by social dancing from 8:00pm to 11pm.
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San Jose Jazz Summer Fest This Weekend!

Posted August 11, 2016 by

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Get ready for the largest outdoor salsa dancing event of the year! The San Jose Jazz Summer Fest (also known as the San Jose Jazz Festival) is coming up this weekend!

The San Jose Jazz Summer Fest is the largest music festival held in San Jose every year, featuring hundreds of musicians and dozens of stages spanning multiple city blocks in downtown San Jose. The musical genres span everything from Jazz and Blues to Funk and R&B, and there are even dedicated stages just for Salsa and Latin Jazz!

This is a must-go event for salsa and music lovers, and is a great chance to dance outdoors and enjoy some amazing music! Tickets and more information can be found on the San Jose Jazz website.

Bay Area Schools Dominate 2016 College Salsa Congress

Posted April 26, 2016 by Takeshi

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Photo by Raul Photography Company

For the second year in a row teams from the Bay Area took the tops spots at the annual College Salsa Congress held in Los Angeles. Los Salseros de Stanford and SJSU’s Spartan Mambo were just 1 point apart, and took 1st and 2nd at this year’s competition.

The two teams competed against some of the top college salsa teams from California including Cal State Long Beach, UCLA, Santa Clara University, and longtime rivals Cal State Northridge, who placed 3rd in the competition.

Congratulations to both teams, way to represent Bay Area salsa!
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2016 SF Salsa Festival Coming Next Month!

Posted February 26, 2016 by Takeshi

SF Salsa Festival 2016

The 8th Annual San Francisco Salsa Festival is coming in less than a month!

The SF Salsa Festival is a 3-day long salsa festival held in San Francisco every year, featuring dance workshops, competitions, performances, live music and dancing until 2am every night. The event will be held from Thursday, March 24th to Saturday, March 26th at the Park Central Hotel in SoMa.

This year’s event features some of the top salsa dancers from around the world, including 3X world salsa champions Rafael & Carine of Brazil, two-time world champions MG Dance Company from LA, and Majesty and Motion Dance Company from San Diego. The event will also feature live music from The New Swing Sextet and Montuno Swing!

The SF Salsa Festival is the top salsa event of the year to attend in the Bay Area, so be sure to check it out! You can purchase tickets and find out more information about the event on the SF Festival website.

World Salsa Summit 2016 Results

Posted February 4, 2016 by Takeshi

World Salsa Summit 2016

The World Salsa Summit is an international salsa and Latin dance competition organized by Billy Fajardo and held every year at the Deauville Beach Resort in Miami.

This year the competition runs from Thursday, February 4th to Sunday, February 8th, and dozens of competitors from the Bay Area are flying out to compete at the event. Salsa By The Bay will be in Miami to provide live coverage of the event as well as live competition results.
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Amanda Needs Your Support!

Posted January 5, 2016 by Takeshi

Amanda Hanes

Many of you know longtime Bay Area salsa dancer Amanda Hanes. She is a beautiful, bubbly 25 year old with a heart of gold. And she needs a liver transplant very very soon.

Please help us raise funds for Amanda. Your donations will go towards her medical bills for her liver transplant.

https://www.gofundme.com/3bh6v7tw

This is her story:
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