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(Salsa dancing events for Monday, July 28, 2014)

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

Cuban Salsa Lessons in SF

Event Type:  Cuban Salsa Lessons
Cost:  $12
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Cuban salsa lessons taught at the Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco every Monday and Wednesday by Ramon Ramos Alayo. In his class, Ramon teaches basic Cuban footwork, style, and musicality as well as complex turn patterns. No partner necessary, wear comfortable clothes.
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Salsamania Salsa Mondays

Event Type:  Beginner & Intermediate Salsa Lessons
Cost:  $12 drop-in (one level), $18 drop-in (both levels), $40 4-week series (one level), $60 4-week series (both levels), $5 social dancing only (after 9 pm)
Location:  Oakland
Description:  Salsa lessons taught by John & Liz of Salsamania Dance Company at the Just Dance Ballroom in Oakland every Monday. There are classes of two difficulty levels, beginner and intermediate, followed by social dancing until 12am where you can practice your new moves.
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Salsa Gente Salsa Cubana

Event Type:  Cuban Style Salsa Lessons
Cost:  $8 ($4 for students)
Location:  Santa Cruz
Description:  Cuban-style salsa classes for all levels in downtown Santa Cruz every Monday night taught by Salsa Gente. Class covers isolation body moves and partner moves. This is not a Rueda class. All salsa dancers welcome (linear and Casino), no partner necessary.
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Salsa Rueda Class

Event Type:  Salsa Rueda Class
Cost:  $12
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Salsa Rueda (aka Rueda de Casino) lessons at the Dance Mission Theater in SF taught by veteran instructor Ramon Ramos Alayo. Salsa Rueda is a dance where couples dance in a circle, and was developed in Havana, Cuba. Everyone dances together in a circle, dancing simultaneously to the caller's commands. Experience with Cuban salsa dancing required.
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Azucar Salsa Mondays

Event Type:  Beginner Lesson, Salsa Party
Cost:  $5-10 for salsa lesson, free after the lessons. Cover charge may vary on live band nights.
Location:  San Jose
Description:  Salsa lessons and dancing every Monday night at the Azucar Bar & Bistro in downtown San Jose. Beginner salsa lessons with Jesse JazzyJez Giovanni and guest instructors from 8:30-9:30pm followed by dancing until midnight to salsa, bachata, and merrengue music.
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Montuno Summer Salsa Class

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson
Cost:  $64 per month or $20 drop-in
Location:  San Jose
Description:  A beginner/intermediate On1 salsa technique series taught by Isidro Corona and Marianela Calonje of Montuno Dance Company. Whether you want to learn for fun, perform, or even compete – this is the class for you! Montuno Dance Company guarantees improvement in your dancing and an unforgettable experience with awesome people in a friendly atmosphere. Make friends and learn skills that will last a lifetime! Discounts available with valid student ID.
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Mambo Mondays at Alberto’s

Event Type:  Ladies Styling, Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $10
Location:  Mountain View
Description:  New York style salsa lessons and social dancing at Alberto's Night Club in Mountain View, taught by veteran salsa instructor Victoria Ruskovoloshina. Ladies styling at 8pm, partnering at 9pm, and social dancing at 10pm.
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SalsaCrazy Mondays

Event Type:  Salsa Lessons, Dance Party
Cost:  $20 for Lessons, $5 Afterwards
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  SalsaCrazy Mondays features beginner & intermediate salsa dancing lessons followed by Dancing at the Neck of the Woods (formerly the Rockit Room) every Monday night in San Francisco. Discounted monthly passes available on their website.
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Salsa With Tianne

Event Type:  Beginner & Intermediate Salsa Lessons
Cost:  $15 drop-in, $50 for 4 classes, $80 for 8 classes
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Salsa classes taught by 3-time World Salsa Championships finalist Tianne Frias and Ricardo Tellez at the Metronome in San Francisco. The class starts with a Level 1 beginner class at 7pm, followed by a Level 1.5 class at 8pm, and a Level 3 On2 class at 9pm. No experience necessary for the beginner lesson, discounts available when purchasing as a package.
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Sexy Ladies Styling

Event Type:  Ladies Styling Lesson
Cost:  $12
Location:  San Jose
Description:  Sexy ladies styling lessons every Monday night with salsa world champion Michelle Castro at Dance Boulevard in San Jose. Learn techniques for spins, arm & hand styling, body rolls, and head whips. Previous dance experience required. All ages welcome.
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Latin Symbolics Salsa On 2

Event Type:  Int/Adv Salsa Lessons On2
Cost:  $14
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Intermediate/advanced dance lessons "On 2" with Latin Symbolics directors Ava Apple & Rodolfo Guzman.
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Salsa With Rebecca

Event Type:  Beginning & Intermediate Salsa Lessons
Cost:  $15 drop-in or $50 for 4 week series
Location:  Berkeley
Description:  Beginning and intermediate salsa classes by Rebecca Chehalis Miller every Monday at The Works Exercise and Dance Studio in Berkeley. 4 week progressive series, but drop-ins welcome.
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Salsa Rueda Mondays

Event Type:  Salsa Rueda Lesson
Cost:  $5 per 30 min class
Location:  Oakland
Description:  Salsa rueda classes with Karen and Michael taught at the Lake Merritt Dance Center in Oakland every Monday night. Level II from 8:15pm, Level III from 8:45pm, and Level IV at 9:15pm. For beginner level lessons, see Salsa Rueda Thursdays.
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Rueda and Rhythm

Event Type:  Salsa Rueda Lesson
Cost:  $14 per class or $30 for a 4-class card
Location:  Oakland
Description:  A two hour-long salsa and rueda class held every Monday night in Oakland with a special focus on Rhythm and Musicality. Classes start at 7:30pm and 8:30pm with four instructors who teach four different levels simultaneously – we offer Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 all at once. Special rhythm and musicality instruction in Oakland: Every hour at Levels 3 and 4 we will be teaching new rhythmic footwork, timing, and movement exercises to raise your rhythmic awareness and improve your connection to the music. Fun con Ritmo!
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Salsa With Tomaj

Event Type:  Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced Salsa Lessons
Cost:  $15 drop-in
Location:  Orinda
Description:  Monday night salsa classes in Orinda with Tomaj Trenda.
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Cuban Salsa at Studio 1924

Event Type:  Cuban Salsa Lessons
Cost:  $12 for one class, $17 for 2 classes (on Mondays)
Location:  Oakland
Description:  Cuban salsa lessons every Monday and Wednesday night at Studio 1924 in downtown Oakland with Miguel Vazquez. He is full of energy and can break down fun moves for you within one class. Studio 1924 is a dance studio by day and a dance venue by night, and designed to feel like a friend’s really big living room. There is a casual environment and no partner is necessary. The studio is close to 19th Street BART and there is plenty of free street parking. There is a code to get inside the building. If you do not know the code, please call 510-832-1702. Studio is on the third floor.
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UPDATE: We have confirmation that John & Andrew will be performing TONIGHT (Tuesday).

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Posted July 16, 2014 by Takeshi

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The event will feature a mix of Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba. The event is organized by Rodney “Rodchata” Aquino, the organizer of the popular SF Bachata Festival, and is sure to be one of the biggest Latin dance events in the Bay Area this summer! Check out the event schedule for full details about the event.

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Posted July 16, 2014 by Takeshi

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Free Kids Salsa Workshop This Weekend

Posted June 27, 2014 by Takeshi

Montuno Stars Salsa Team Kids

Does your child love to dance? Do they want to become a salsa dancing star? If so, Montuno Dance Company is holding a free salsa & bachata workshop this Sunday for children and teens!

The workshop will be held at K.B. Fitness in San Jose 1pm – 2:30pm. The workshop is free and open to all children between the ages 5-17. Attendees should come dressed in active wear (no jeans or dresses) and should bring socks or jazz shoes if they have them. Your kids will learn basic Latin dance technique, and will learn a fun combination to take home!

For more information please contact Marianela Calonje at mcalonje5@gmail.com or on their Facebook page.

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Posted June 22, 2014 by Takeshi

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