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Salsa Events Going On Today:

(Salsa dancing events for Friday, November 27, 2015)

Featured Events:

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 rueda moves taught every Thursday at the ODC Dance Commons by veteran Rueda-instructor Ryan Mead.
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Cigar Bar

Event Type:  Music & Dancing
Cost:  $10
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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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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Albertos Salsa

Event Type:  Beginner Lesson, Intermediate Lesson, Dance Party
Cost:  $10 ($7 student, $15 band nights)
Location:  Mountain View
Description:  A cool bar & lounge located in Mountain View with a great instructor and chill atmosphere. Plenty of seating, a full bar, and live bands of Friday nights. Music is a mix of salsa and bachata, with a sprinkling of cha cha and merrengue.
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Palomar Ballroom

Event Type:  Beginner Lesson, Intermediate Lesson, Dance Party
Cost:  $12 Classes & Party, $6 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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Roccapulco Salsa

Event Type:  Lessons, Live Music, Social Dancing
Cost:  $10 before 10pm
Location:  San Francisco
Description:  Salsa dancing every Friday and Saturday night at Club Roccapulco in the heart of San Francisco, featuring a large dance floor, two floors, and a full bar. Roccapulco also offers live salsa music on Friday nights.
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Club Milano Salsa

Event Type:  Salsa Dancing Lesson, Salsa Dancing Social
Cost:  $15
Location:  San Jose
Description:  Salsa and bachata dancing every Friday night at Club Milano in downtown San Jose, hosted by Sabroso Presents. Beginner salsa and bachata lessons, followed by an evening of social dancing. Regular live Latin music as well as special guest instructors and performances. Two rooms for dancing: a salsa room and a bachata room.
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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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Salsamania 15th Anniversary Social Tonight!

Posted October 24, 2015 by

Salsamania 15 Year Anniversary Social

Tonight! Join the Bay Area in celebrating the 15-year anniversary of Salsamania dance company, one of the top salsa teams in the Bay Area!

The party will be held at Space 550 in San Francisco, with lessons from World Champions John and Liz at 8:30pm, followed by dancing until 2:30am. Special dance production by Salsamania dance company at 11pm. Don’t miss it!

Salsa Dancing Mannequin Replacing Women

Posted September 11, 2015 by Takeshi

Salsa Dance Mannequins

In case you missed it, here is the video of the salsa dancing mannequin that went viral last week on Facebook:
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San Jose Jazz Summer Fest This Weekend!

Posted August 6, 2015 by Takeshi

San Jose Jazz Summer Fest - Salsa

The annual San Jose Jazz Summer Fest is coming this weekend! The San Jose Jazz Summer Fest (formerly the San Jose Jazz Festival) is one of the largest music events in San Jose. The event takes over multiple city blocks in downtown San Jose, and features 6 separate stages of music, including a salsa stage!

The event kicks off on Friday afternoon, and continues for the rest of the weekend, with music and dancing all-day on Saturday and Sunday. This is one of the top outdoor dancing events of the year, and is not to be missed!

Also, if that’s not enough dancing, be sure to check out the Salsa After Party hosted at the Agenda Lounge in downtown San Jose, with dancing every night (Friday to Sunday) after 9pm.

SF Bachata Festival Coming This Weekend!

Posted July 14, 2015 by Takeshi


Are you ready for the biggest Bachata event of the year? The annual SF Bachata Festival is coming this weekend! The party kicks off on Wednesday and Thursday night with pre-parties at Caribbean Gardens in Burlingame, followed by a weekend of non-stop dance workshops, performances, live music and dancing until 6am every morning.

This event isn’t just for bachata-lovers either, the SF Bachata Festival also features rooms for dancing kizomba, zouk, and salsa as well. This is one of the best dance festivals of the summer, and one event you don’t want to miss!

More info on the SF Bachata Festival website.

‘Más Bhangraton’: A New Indian/Fusion Single

Posted July 13, 2015 by Takeshi

Check out the new Indian/Latin fusion release ‘Más Bhangraton’ by local Bay Area dancer and musician, Giju John. The new single, featuring Mixman Shawn, combines the upbeat sounds of Bhangra with the hard hitting rhythms of reggaeton.

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